Waste not with lean principles Incorporating Lean principles into your yard and manufacturing operation can improve efficiencies and boost your bottom line. On a given day, how much time do you spend searching for paperwork? How many extra steps do your team members take to stage 2x4s for loading? HowRead More →

Builder confidence stays strong in February WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a healthy 72 level in February on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Builders are excited about the pro-business political climate that will strengthen theRead More →

BlueLinx Minneapolis to distribute Versatex PITTSBURGH —Versatex Building Products has expanded its base of wholesale distributors by naming BlueLinx Minneapolis its latest full-line distributor. The BlueLinx parent organization sells a comprehensive range of building projects through a network of more than 40 warehouses and 50 reload facilities nationwide. Its MinneapolisRead More →

Housing affordability remains flat in 2017 WASHINGTON — Data for all four quarters of 2017 show housing affordability remaining essentially flat throughout the year, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 59.6% of new and existing homes sold between the beginningRead More →

Oh, how rapidly the great times soured. The S&P 500 Index &#x 2019; s 14-day relative strength index– a technical gauge of the magnitude and speed of cost motions– has actually swung 57 points lower over the previous 2 weeks. “”The journey from euphoria to pain is totally unmatched, inRead More →