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Andrew Carlo

LBM Editor


July 2020

The new website is designed for homeowners, contractors, and dealers.

The $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill provides increased funding for roads, bridges, schools, and housing.

Pros and dealers can take advantage of remote design and measurement tools to help allocate valuable time and resources

Construction employment increases by 158,000 in June.

The staff of HBSDealer wishes a safe and happy Fourth of July to our readers, your families, and friends.

NAHB and Michigan builder associations claim they have been denied PPP funds by Small Business Administration regulations.

U.S. Army veterans Luke Harvey received a Purple Heart and Natasha Woodruff received the Women of Courage award.

Farm and ranch retailer partners with American Kennel Club while expanding lineup of MuttNation products.

June 2020

Former IT employee of Durst Lumber & Ace Hardware scammed more than $76,000 from the dealer.

Shepley Wood Products continues to pay “civic rent” back to the community.

Keystone Hardscapes says Mid-Atlantic customers will benefit from innovation, marketing, and customer service.

Full-time hourly associates will receive $300 and part-time and seasonal associates will receive $150.

National Association of Realtors says the latest PHSI is a "spectacular recovery" for contract signings.

PVC decking line features premium embossing and a next-generation surface coating designed for superior weather resistance.

As housing rebounds, fewer builders are dropping the price on new homes.

Mesquite Star can generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of all 143 Lowe’s stores in Texas.

Katerra is using artificial intelligence to detect facility issues and pinpoint energy-saving opportunities.

Heavy DIY activity from to coast-to-coast, combined with production reductions, causes a pressure treated frenzy.

Farm and ranch retailer releases its first Environmental, Social and Governance Tear Sheet.

The buying group puts the focus on community efforts in “Together We Build.”

The Moving Forward Act increases funding for roads, bridges, transit, housing, and broadband.

IBP has acquired Nationwide Gutter with annual revenue of about $5.2 million.

The paint and primer product features Clean Surface Technology used in car exteriors and mobile phones.

Janice Dupre Little has been promoted after serving as vice president of diversity and talent management.

The decking event will co-locate with PSP Expo in 2020.

The pace of new single-family home sales is 12.7% higher than a year ago.

Industry leaders will discuss overcoming hurdles and what lies ahead for the LBM industry during a free, live webinar.

Tampa builder Chuck Fowke has been named as the new chairman of the NAHB.

DIY sales from consumers nesting during the pandemic lift expectations from the paint giant.

Sales of existing single-family homes are down nearly 25% from a year ago.

The new line is ideal for new builds or retrofits in both residential and light commercial projects.

After two employees test positive for the coronavirus, Alamo closes its Raymondville, Texas store for two weeks

Builders can use the fastener to build foundations with a fraction of the labor and expense.

Hardware distributor reports sales are up 20% over the previous year.

The product line has introduced 9-inch and 11-inch clips.

The retailer is also giving a one-time bonus to frontline full-time and part-time hourly employees.

The new 12-pound and 23-pound hammers feature Makita's Anti-Vibration Technology.

An existing structure will be renovated to create a new concrete block manufacturing and distribution operation.

The executive director has guided the association through regulatory hurdles and authored the "Legacy of Lumber."

Melissa Kersey joins the farm and ranch retailer after serving in top HR positions at McDonald's and Walmart.

The new Cascadia Railing System will be distributed by Cardinal in the Mid-Atlantic region.

As starts edge upward, sIngle-family housing permits jump nearly 12%.

The Vida Group has acquired three sawmills in Sweden.

The donation will assist increased demand for services in the Northeast and Midwest.

Home builders report increased demand in single-family buyer traffic.

Pandemic DIY sales and strong economy help propel dealer to its best year to date.

Last year the retailer recovered 25,600 pounds of batteries across Canada.

Industry veteran Andy Long will develop customer relations in the Lone Star state.

The product creates a distinctive accent when used in porch ceilings and overhangs.

The eligibility threshold for felony histories has been reduced to one year.

A virtual format is expected to increase opportunities during discussions with Congress.

New online series focuses on best practices and safety in deck building.

Distribution agreement boosts availability of Fortress Building Products in the Midwest.

Ace dealer expands in Palatine Bridge, N.Y.