Business

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products has announced that it will make “strategic changes” to its engineered lumber division to facilitate more direct involvement with its customer base and expand its services.

According to an online house price estimator and economic model, a third full bathroom is the one feature that can have the greatest impact on the value of a standard new single-family detached house in a Southern suburb.

Although the nation’s economy moved a bit unexpectedly onto shakier ground this summer, housing is likely to continue its slow trudge back to normal, with further improvement next year and more significant gains in 2013.

In this report we break down the evidence and explore the history of the U.S. manufacturing sector and contemporary trends to determine if manufacturing is, in fact, in decline.

Increased sales of I-joists and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) boosted performance in Boise Cascade’s wood products division during the third quarter.

Simpson Manufacturing has entered into an agreement to purchase all of the shares of S&P Clever Reinforcement Co. AG and S&P Reinforcement International AG (collectively “S&P Clever”).

In his third-quarter earnings call, David Neithercut, CEO of Chicago-based REIT Equity Residential, indicated that the company may ramp up its development activity in 2012. And for people who are expecting a big surge in multifamily development next year, the reason for it may be surprising.

Builder scoured the stories it has published in its magazine and online this year to identify trends we believe might spill into 2012 and influence how builders adjust to compete profitably.

Florida businesses can expect to pay more for worker's compensation insurance in 2012, but rates will remain far below the levels when the state topped the nation.

BlackEagle Partners, the private equity firm that created and owns US LBM, acquired Lyman Lumber Co. The acquisition includes Lyman's location in MN, and its various subsidiaries, including Automated Building Components, Carpentry Contractors Corp., and Lyman Lumber of Wisconsin.