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Demand for Lumber Sparks Strong 3Qfor Western Forest Products

By Alex Keown Posted: 11/21/2014 10:22AM

Demand for lumber for the recovering North American housing market bolstered the third quarter for Western Forest Products Inc., with a $22.7 million growth in revenue.

Weak Housing Continues to Hinder Ainsworth Lumber Co.

By Alex Keown Posted: 11/21/2014 9:41AM

Hindered by a slower-than-expected recovery of the North American housing market, Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. posted a $2 million increase in sales during the third quarter.

Goodfellow Lumber & Building Supply Taps New CEO

By Alex Keown Posted: 11/21/2014 9:04AM

Denis Fraser takes the reigns at Goodfellow Inc., one of Canada’s largest lumber and building supply distributors, as the company’s new president and CEO.

Rising Home Builder Confidence Fueled by Consumers

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 11/21/2014 8:58AM

Home builder confidence rose four points in Nov., according to a report by the National Association of Home Builders.

Financing a Hurdle for Home Remodeling, Survey Says

By Alex Keown Posted: 11/20/2014 3:37PM

Caution, expense of the project and poor credit history are some of the stumbling blocks homeowners are facing when attempting to secure financing for home remodeling projects, according to a new survey by the National Association of Remodeling Industry.

Vencor to Manufacture Torrefied Wood Pellets

By Alex Keown Posted: 11/20/2014 3:00PM

To bolster its new torrefied wood pellets venture, Vencor International tapped industry expert, James Gaspard as the company’s new CEO to lead the new business.

LE Smith Countertops Names Technology & Service Manager

Posted By Matt Schumake | Posted: 11/20/2014 2:04PM

The L.E. Smith Company, manufacturer of solid surfaces and veneer countertops for cabinetry and millwork, has hired Mari Ivan as Director of Technology and Service.

Improving Housing Market Drives Strong Quarterly Sales at Lowe's

By Alex Keown Posted: 11/20/2014 1:24PM

An improving housing market helped drive net earnings of $585 million for the third quarter for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. The earnings were a 17.3 percent increase over the same time last year.

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