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For NAICS 444 sales, a slowdown (sort of)

Hardware and building supply sales momentum slips in July report.

The home builder association wants a solution to tariffs and lumber shortages.

Associated Builders and Contractors sees backlog of contractor jobs decreasing.

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Finding skilled construction labor remains a challenge for home builders and remodelers.

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

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The global pandemic has had an effect on U.S. currency.

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A low supply of existing homes and interest rates are pushing up the market.

DIY lumber demand helps push prices to the highest level in two years.

Forest products company says its "ultimate green building material" can foster affordable and sustainable housing.

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As new single-family home sales move ahead, so do prices.

Single-family starts rise more than 17% as permits demonstrate continued strength.

The Texas-based building products distributor has opened greenfield locations in five separate states.

Single-family home sales surge ahead 19.9% last month as prices continue to increase.

CEO Matthew Missad says UFPI’s retail segment benefits from “stay at home” mandates.

Lumber production falls 19% in the quarter due to curtailment measures at sawmills.

Half of all respondents require masks for customers and employees.

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