Las Vegas -- One speaker at the President's Council Advisory Board meeting here during the International Builders' Show explained that "we're not in full panic mode," anymore. Another pointed to a 32% increased in single-family home starts for 2014.
But what are the challenges that might slow the industry’s growth trajectory?
Las Vegas -- Weyerhaeuser CEO Doyle Simons says he's encouraged by the recovery in the home-building and LBM industries. But it's too early celebrate.
In an interview with HCN in the Weyerhaeuser booth at the International Builders' Show here, Simons also talked about the importance of product innovation and market education.
St. Paul, Minn.-based Seven Corners Hardware, which has served hobbyists, homeowners, contractors and other DIY-oriented customers in the Twin Cities and beyond since 1933, will be closing its doors as a result of a real estate deal, said third-generation owner Bill Walsh, whose father and grandfather previously ran the store.
The company retained Tiger Capital Group to direct the sale of its merchandise inventories and other assets.
What does a humanitarian mission in Bangladesh have to do with the growth of an iconic American brand, or a new color scheme for American Standard?
Actually, a lot. And the connection between the three — and several other initiatives at Piscataway, N.J.-based American Standard Brands — revolves around relatively new CEO Jay Gould.