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Softwood Lumber Outlook for 2018 Shaped by Wildfires, Tariffs

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on January 4, 2018 4 Comments
Softwood Lumber Outlook for 2018 Shaped by Wildfires, Tariffs

Prices closed out 2017 at or near record highs in most areas of the country, making the average price for the year the highest in the last 20 years. What’s in store for 2018 is likely more of the same.

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NAHB Disappointed in ITC Canadian Lumber Ruling

Filed in Construction Industry by on December 7, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Disappointed in ITC Canadian Lumber Ruling

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald said the association is not satisfied with today’s ruling by the International Trade Commission that lumber shipments from Canada pose a threat of injury to domestic lumber producers.

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Drywall Prices Expected to Rise

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on September 15, 2017 0 Comments
Drywall Prices Expected to Rise

While most building materials prices will likely increase in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the price for gypsum might be the first to ascend as a result of the storms.

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NAHB Seeks Protection for Consumers Against Price Gouging as Communities Rebuild

Filed in Construction Industry, Disaster Response, Leadership by on September 5, 2017 3 Comments

“A reliable supply of reasonably priced construction materials will be essential to getting people back into their homes in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and to maintaining housing affordability nationwide,” said NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald in a statement last week.

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Weyerhaeuser Acknowledges Flak Jacket Protection Concerns

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company has acknowledged concerns about some newly constructed homes built with TJI Joists using the Flak Jacket Protection product.

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Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

A draft legislative proposal by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) would encourage better management of the nation’s federal forest natural resources while also ensuring the continued recovery of the housing industry, NAHB told Congress Thursday.

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Cost of Building Materials is on the Rise

Filed in Economics by on April 14, 2017 5 Comments
Cost of Building Materials is on the Rise

Prices of softwood lumber, gypsum, ready-mix concrete, and OSB all rose for the second consecutive month, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released on April 13 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Softwood lumber and OSB experienced the largest price increases.

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Battle Moisture, Reduce Maintenance with Realistic Alternatives

Filed in Sponsored Content by on April 5, 2017 1 Comment
Battle Moisture, Reduce Maintenance with Realistic Alternatives

No one has to deal with the deterioration of outdoor products due to the assault of rain, snow or freezing temperatures—and the toll these extreme elements take on decking, trim, wood shakes or stone. Today, builders and remodelers have a wide choice of alternatives that look amazingly like the exterior building products they replace.

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Housing Market in Cuba? Committee to Learn More

Housing Market in Cuba? Committee to Learn More

An attorney whose firm helps its clients open businesses and establish joint ventures in Cuba spoke to members of NAHB’s Building Materials Subcommittee about challenges and opportunities in this market for the residential construction industry.

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Building Materials Prices Rise in February

Filed in Economics by on March 15, 2017 2 Comments
Building Materials Prices Rise in February

The cost of building homes is going up.

The latest Producer Price Index release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that prices of softwood lumber, gypsum, ready-mix concrete and OSB all rose in February. The increases were led by gypsum products, with softwood lumber a close second.

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