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Obituary: Emmett McCoy, founder of McCoy’s Building Supply

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Emmett Francis McCoy, 88, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away Jan. 7. 

McCoy founded McCoy Supply Co. in the 1950s, which later became McCoy’s Building Supply, based in San Marcos, Texas. His is a classic “Greatest Generation” story in which he and his wife, Miriam, raised a family and built a business. Starting in a building no larger than a four-car garage, McCoy’s, at the time of Emmett’s retirement in 1997, had grown to more than 90 locations with sales exceeding $400 million. He was a pioneer in the cash-and-carry building materials market, and today McCoy’s is one of the largest family-owned businesses in the industry.

San Marcos, Texas, Mayor Daniel Guerrero said: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Emmett McCoy, who has been an outstanding business leader and benefactor in our community for many years. Our hearts go out to Miriam McCoy, the McCoy family and the McCoy Corporation employees."

Emmett was born in Houston on Feb. 27, 1923. He was the son of Frank and Margaret (Drees) McCoy, and grew up in Galveston, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Miriam Swanson McCoy; daughter Brenda McCoy Remme and husband Kaare; son Michael Emmett McCoy and wife Myra; Brian Francis McCoy and wife Wetonnah; daughter-in-law Cindy Cox McCoy; nine grandchildren and spouses; and 18 (soon to be 21) great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Patrick McCoy, and grandson, Keith Evan Remme.

Emmett’s family moved to Galveston, Texas, when he was 4 years old, the same year Frank McCoy founded McCoy Roofing Co. in 1927. Working in the shipyards in Orange, Texas, at the beginning of WWII, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1943. He served in an Engineer Aviation Battalion in the Pacific Theater, and he was discharged with the rank of Sergeant in January 1946. He and Miriam married the very next month in upstate New York and came back to Texas to start their life together.

A public memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Conference Center at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1001 East McCarty Lane in San Marcos, with a reception to follow. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center or the McCoy College of Business Foundation at Texas State University.

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Steep jump in improving housing markets

BY Brae Canlen

The list of improving U.S. housing markets tracked by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) almost doubled in January 2012 with the addition of 40 new metro areas. The NAHB’s First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) now counts 76 improving markets, up from 41 in December, with 31 states and the District of Columbia represented by at least one entry.

"The fact that the list of improving housing markets nearly doubled this month shows that a significant, positive trend is developing, and is even more relevant when you consider the expanding geographic distribution of the list,” said NAHB chairman Bob Nielsen, a home builder from Reno, Nev.

"While relatively small metropolitan areas continue to dominate the list of improving housing markets, it’s important to note that several major metros in diverse parts of the country have now joined the field as well, including such metros as Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Nashville and Philadelphia," added NAHB chief economist David Crowe. "This is an encouraging sign that gradually strengthening economic conditions are starting to take hold across a broader swath of America."

The 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. New entrants to the list in January include the following:

• Florence, Ala.;
• Tuscaloosa, Ala.;
• Fayetteville, Ark.;
• Denver;
• Greeley, Colo.;
• Bridgeport, Conn.;
• New Haven, Conn.;
• Cape Coral, Fla.;
• Jacksonville, Fla.;
• Punta Gorda, Fla.;
• Honolulu;
• Ames, Iowa;
• Des Moines, Iowa;
• Dubuque, Iowa;
• Elkhart, Ind.;
• Indianapolis;
• Lafayette, Ind.;
• Lake Charles, La.;
• Worcester, Mass.;
• Grand Rapids, Mich.;
• Lansing, Mich.;
• Monroe, Mich.;
• Minneapolis;
• Columbia, Mo.;
• Joplin, Mo.;
• Fargo, N.D.;
• Manchester, N.H.;
• Cincinnati;
• Oklahoma City;
• Tulsa, Okla.;
• Corvallis, Ore.;
• Erie, Pa.;
• Philadelphia;
• Chattanooga, Tenn.;
• Clarksville, Tenn.;
• Nashville, Tenn.;
• College Station, Texas;
• Dallas;
• Victoria, Texas; and
• Madison, Wis. 

Only five metropolitan areas dropped from the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index in January. These included Anchorage, Alaska; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Canton, Ohio; Scranton, Pa.; and Charleston, W.Va. A complete list of all 76 metropolitan areas currently on the IMI is available here

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Nucor to exit light steel framing business

BY Brae Canlen

Nucor Corp. will close its Nuconsteel division and no longer fabricate light gauge steel framing used in residential and commercial structures, the company has announced. Nuconsteel has operations in Denton, Texas, and Dallas, Ga.

Nucor entered the light gauge steel framing business in November 2001 with the acquisition of Itec Steel, which became Nuconsteel shortly thereafter. Nucor expects to close Nuconsteel’s facilities in the spring of 2012, after meeting current customer contractual obligations.

"This decision was a very difficult one due to the impact it has on our employees at Nuconsteel. We continually evaluate our business segments for long-term strategic fit and earnings potential. The fabrication of residential and commercial light gauge steel framing does not offer the returns or scale necessary for Nucor to remain in the business," said Dan DiMicco, Nucor’s chairman and CEO.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the United States and Canada. Products include carbon and alloy steel — in bars, beams, sheet and plate — steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. 

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