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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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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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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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US LBM Acquires Texas-Based Higginbotham Brothers

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US LBM, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the U.S., has acquired Higginbotham Brothers, a building products dealer with 38 locations in Texas and two in Oklahoma. With this acquisition, US LBM now operates more than 320 locations …

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Longtime Do it Best Exec Gary Nackers Announces Retirement

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After 22 years of service, Gary Nackers, Do it Best vice president of lumber and building materials, will retire in June. He will be replaced by Russ Kathrein, an industry veteran who most recently served as LBM business development manager …

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US LBM to Be Acquired by Bain Capital

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Building materials distributor US LBM has signed an agreement for Bain Capital Private Equity to acquire a majority stake in the company. US LBM will continue to operate under president and CEO L.T. Gibson and the current management team. Financial …

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2021 WRLA Showcase Changes Format

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The Western Retail Lumber Association‘s (WRLA) Building & Hardware Showcase in-person event has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, a virtual event hosted on the association’s app and inside the Yardstick publication has been planned, event organizers …

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Headlines for Canadian Retailers: June 22

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. LBM Well-Positioned to Rebuild Economy A recent economic …

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