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Cost of Construction Materials Continues to Jump

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report, which found that the price of goods used in residential construction, minus energy, jumped 1.4 percent in March. The increase comes after the cost of construction …

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Homeowners Can Expect Delays With These 3 Home Improvement Projects

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Spending on home improvement projects and repairs is expected to be up 9 percent in 2022 compared to spending in 2021, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. While that’s good news for contractors and home …

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4 Creative Ways to Merchandise Decking Products

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Because of the size and vast number of options available, merchandising decking products can take up a large amount of salesfloor space. Check out these creative ideas to merchandise the space you have available and let customers know what you …

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YBC to Acquire APM

Your Building Centers (YBC) announced it will acquire Allensville Planing Mill (APM) in 2022. YBC employs around 375 people, was the nation’s 55th largest lumber building supply company in the country in 2020 and is the largest Pennsylvania employee-owned lumber …

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HIRI Predicts Additional Growth for U.S. Building Products Market

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The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), the nation’s leading resource for market research concerning the home and building products industry, forecasts the total U.S. building products market will build on its already exponential growth of 2020 and 2021. HIRI predicts …

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R.P. Lumber Acquires 2 Malcom Lumber Locations

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R.P. Lumber, a family-owned Midwest hardware and building materials retailer, recently purchased two Malcom Lumber locations in Grinnell and Oskaloosa, Iowa, expanding its reach in the state. The chain opened its first Iowa location and 72nd store in February 2021 …

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Product Shortages Causing Builders to Raise Prices, Preorder

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It’s no secret that building materials are in short supply and the price of lumber and other supplies has increased significantly. In May 2021, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveyed builders in its annual Housing Market Index. Builders …

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Inside the Growing Season of Northern California’s Central Valley

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At the helm of a business spanning three Northern California counties and three generations, Steve Patterson is searching for the perfect balance. As his company honors 65 hard-won years, he shares what it takes to stay at the forefront of …

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