Single-family permits decline in Midwest and Northeast Over the first nine months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 664,665. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 5.7% increase over the September 2017 level of 628,858. The preliminary results from the New Residential Construction Survey are similar, year-to-dateRead More →

New President for Johnson Level / Hultafors Group North America Mequon, Wisc. — Peter J. Chatel has been named Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Level/President of Hultafors Group North America. Chatel has been tapped to lead the Johnson Level business after decades of family leadership. Hultafors Group AB successfully acquiredRead More →

Western Building Material Association elects officers Brett LaMar of Lake Chelan Building Supply in Manson, Wash. was elected President of Western Building Material Association at its 116th Annual Convention and Building Products Showcase held November 6-8, 2018 in Marysville, Wash. Western Building Material Association is a regional trade association servingRead More →

Upgraded squares from Empire Level Empire Level has introduced the next generation of its TRUE BLUE Rafter, Framing, and Combination squares. The new squares are designed with enhancements, including permanent laser etched markings and advanced scribing features, for maximum life and accuracy. www.empirelevel.com The post Upgraded squares from Empire LevelRead More →

Mirage Porcelain Veneers introduces Ardesie Collection Oldcastle has introduced a new color/texture of Mirage Porcelain Veneers called Ardesie, with the look of natural elements. This porcelain veneer collection is available in four colors: Island, Black Reef, African Stone, and Shore. The units are 4″ wide by 18″ inches long (nominal)Read More →

TAMKO pitches in roof system for veteran’s custom-built home WEATHERFORD, TEXAS — Wounded Texas veteran Charlotte Ferris and her four children have a new reason to be thankful this holiday season. Ferris is one of the latest Dallas-Fort Worth area veterans to receive a custom-built, mortgage-free house through nonprofit organizationRead More →