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Computerized layouts help builders meet stricter codes and control lumber costs. Read more

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Trade Groups Decry Proposed Changes to Southern Pine's Performance Standards

Some design values for visually graded southern pine could drop by one-third. Read more

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ProSales 100 Reveals Cautious Upturn in 2010 for Biggest Supply Dealers

But economic headwinds will make further progress tough. Read more

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Dealer Groups Help Launch Product Verification Program

A group of regional building material supplier associations have joined with a product testing and certification company to launch the Claim Check Verification Program, an independent program designed to assure that manufacturers can back up their product claims. Read more

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Stock Building Supply Picks Former Johns Manville Exec as New CEO

Jeffrey Rea also ran a Tyco unit and worked 15 years at GE. Read more

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Stock's Owner Loses $46 Million on $950 Million in Revenue for Year Ending July 31

Minority owner Wolseley has written off its investment in Saturn Acquisition Holdings. Read more

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Housing Groups Sue EPA Over Lead-Paint Opt-Out Rule

NAHB, NLBMDA and others claim agency lacked scientific justification to eliminate the opt-out provision. Read more

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Even With Enforcement Delay, Critics of EPA Lead Paint Rule Seek More Changes

They assert that many parts of the new rule need to be revised. Read more

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Earnings Season at Lumber and Building Materials Companies

Financials from American Woodmark, Builders FirstSource, BlueLinx, Owens Corning, Louisiana Pacific, 84 Lumber, and Weyerhaeuser’s wood products division. Read more

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Groups Decry Senate Health Bill Forcing Coverage at Small Firms

Exemption for 50-employee companies reduced to 5 workers for construction industry employers. Read more

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