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Homebuilder Confidence Remains High

High Homebuilder confidence

Despite concerns over inflation, supply-chain disruptions and an ongoing labor shortage, homebuilder confidence remains high, according to CNBC. Builders continue to benefit from a low supply of existing homes for sale and housing demand remains strong even during the slow …

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International Hardware Fair Postponed 

International Hardware Fair

The Eisenwarenmesse—International Hardware Fair (IHF) has been moved to Sept. 25-28, 2022, and will still take place in Koelnmesse, located in Cologne, Germany. Originally set for March of 2022, the postponement to the fall will ensure maximum participation from exhibitors …

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Rodda Picks Its 2022 Color of the Year

2022 Rodda

Rodda has unveiled Desireé 1219 as its 2022 Paint Color of the Year along with four beautiful color pallets that have Desireé at the heart of each. A softly shaded lavender designed to express hope and bring dreams of renewal, …

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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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2021 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Sales

Thanksgiving

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday spending period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. When compared to the 186 million shoppers in 2020 and 190 million in 2019, the deceleration has …

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York Wallcoverings Announces 2022 Color of the Year

York Wallcoverings

York Wallcoverings has released its 2022 Color of the Year: At First Blush, an earthy pink that will add support and inspiration across all designs. York also released three distinct color palettes that feature At First Blush to demonstrate the …

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New Federal Vaccination Rules Blocked by Appeals Court

vaccination rules

Last Thursday, the Biden administration released two new rules regarding vaccination mandates for employers.  The first rule was issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and covers companies with 100 or more employees. The rule requires employees of those …

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Empower Managers With Online Training

Leading Your Team course

Develop and encourage leaders in your organization with the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) home improvement industry-specific training courses for managers. The deadline to enroll in the Leading Your Team course, part of NHPA’s Foundations of Leadership program, …

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