Building products suppliers expand partnership

DULUTH, Ga. and CHICAGO — Specialty Building Products, LLC, a leading distributor of specialty building products in North America, will expand its distribution partnership with James Hardie Building Products, the world leader in fiber cement siding and backerboard solutions. SBP will now carry the entire range of James Hardie siding and trim products in its Oklahoma City, Kansas City and St. Louis distribution centers, increasing its number of stocking distribution centers to 14.

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Pending home sales lowest since 2001

WASHINGTON — Pending home sales dropped 1.5% in October, according to the National Association of Realtors, reaching the lowest number since 2001 when the NAR began tracking this indicator. The Northeast posted a monthly gain in transactions while the Midwest, South, and West all recorded losses. All four U.S. regions noted year-over-year declines in transactions.