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Boise Cascade consolidates in Dallas

BY Brae Canlen

Boise Cascade’s Building Materials Distribution has closed its facility in north Dallas and moved the operations to another expanded Dallas location. The Duncanville Road expansion includes an additional six acres of concrete paving for outside storage, an additional 10-car rail spur, and a nearby 154,000-sq.-ft. fully enclosed warehouse.

Al Cron, manager of the Dallas operation said in a prepared statement: “The consolidation of the Dallas facilities will enhance our efficiency greatly.  In addition, the increased space will allow for a greatly expanded product line to better serve our customers, as well as providing enhanced safety for our associates."

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Union official of building/construction AFL/CIO dies suddenly

BY HBSDealer Staff

Mark Ayers, the 63-year-old president of the building and construction trades department of the AFL/CIO, died unexpectedly on April 8, according to an announcement issued by the organization.  No details were released on the cause or circumstances of his death. Ayers served as president since 2007.

Ayers was the first union executive other than a general president to be appointed to the building trades’ top job. He had previously served as director of construction and maintenance for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) based in Peoria, Ill.

The building and construction trades department will hold its national legislative conference on April 30 in Washington, D.C. President Obama is scheduled to address an estimated 3,000 attendees.

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r.rendommotion11 says:
May-19-2012 06:01 am

Part of a class I am taking
Part of a class I am taking involves this particular subject and I am researching for information to use in an upcoming report. Your post is really helpful; do you have any others on this topic? Tony

C.Thomas says:
May-12-2012 05:51 pm

Excellent responses,
Excellent responses, interesting website, hopefully more people will contribute with new input. Koi Futter

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Apr-25-2012 10:04 pm

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Fluctuation seen in improving markets list

BY Brae Canlen

An index by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) designed to track improving housing markets across the country has shifted again, with 13 metros being added and 11 markets slipping from the list, for a net gain of two markets in April. The NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) now includes 101 metropolitan areas. Thirty-five states (including the District of Columbia) are represented by at least one market on the list.

The IMI index identifies metropolitan areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months. Among the new entrants are Rome, Ga.; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Greenville, N.C.; Brownsville, Texas; St. George, Utah; and Huntington, W.Va.

"After five consecutive months of gains, the IMI recently began to plateau, with many markets holding steady and a few experiencing the ups and downs that are typical in a choppy recovery," observed NAHB chief economist David Crowe. "The IMI is designed to highlight markets that are showing consistent improvement, and those markets that have registered the smallest gains are more susceptible to dropping off the list due to a minor setback in prices, permits or employment," he explained. At the same time, "as stronger markets approach stability, it will get harder for them to keep charting improvement, which will also limit the expansion of the IMI," Crowe added.

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e.jacobsen says:
Apr-07-2012 11:01 am

The market rates may have
The market rates may have gone down, or remained the same. For the homeowner to get qualified for lower rates, there are certain prerequisites but I would recommend you search online for "Official Refinance" before you decide because they can find the 3% refinance rates.

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