Allied Building Products announced on Nov. 1 three separate acquisitions that add eight facilities to the more than 175 it has already.


Mead Lumber, the Columbus, Neb.-based dealer has purchased three Fullerton Lumber locations in Vermillion, Yankton, and Winner, S.D., as well as Fullerton's Farm and Ranch Building Supply operation in Norfolk, Neb.

84 Lumber will close its store in Fruitland, Md., in December.

Many small firms are worried about whether they’ll even be in business next year, and they’re blaming their fears on Uncle Sam.

U.S. businesses are unsure where the economy is headed, but that has not stopped them from going ahead with capital spending projects.

Owens Corning's building materials segment more than doubled its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) from the same period a year ago to hit $144 million.

Taken together, business economists view of the outlook for businesses, jobs, demand, growth, and investment, is more good than more bad, unless things turn worse.

For the U.S., the 50 years ahead look good, and the reason is a relatively young, i.e. cheaper, labor force and populations.


Some Nebraska homebuilders say a crackdown by federal safety regulators is making it tough for them to operate.


There is no doubt that one can make a quick buck by being dishonest. However, when one takes a long-range outlook, this policy has a detrimental impact on the bottom line.