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—Paula Poundstone


Nearly 1 in 4 Construction Jobs Lost in Past 2 Years

Lowe's Opens First Stores in Mexico

Modular Builder Champion Homes to Put Assets Up for Auction

Beazer Homes Reports Jump in New Orders, $44.5 Profit in Latest Quarter

WCI Communities Sells 102 Homesites in New York to Toll Brothers

CMI Purchases Assets of Illinois Flush Door Company

BlueLinx Makes Building Materials LEED Point Generation Simpler Through a Web-Based Resource

ProBuild to Open First Sacramento Store

Pulte Homes Reports $116 Million Fourth Quarter Loss

United Rentals Posts $24 Million Loss

Brad Thorlakson Appointed President/CEO of Tolko Industries

Green River American Hardwood Opens New Mill, Reshuffles Upper Management

Construction Spending Declines 1.2 Percent in December

D.R. Horton Reports First Profit in Nearly Three Years

Pending Home Sales Rise One Percent in December

Whirlpool Earnings Rise 111 Percent to $95 Million

Home Builders Assn. of Greater Dallas Approves Environments for Living Green Building Program

January AHMA Confidence Index Shows Current Sales Levels Steady, Expectations for Future Sales Improving

National Green Building Standard Commentary Now Available At Builderbooks.Com

Phoenix-Based Ready Mix, Inc. to Sell Most Assets to Skanon Investments

Simpson Manufacturing Co. Posts $2.8 Million Loss

Ryland Reports $39 Million Profit in Fourth Quarter

USG Posts $598 Million Loss in Last Quarter of 2009

Weyerhaeuser Pledges $250,000 in Materials for Haiti Rebuilding Effort

Focus 360 Launches Value-Oriented Line of Renderings and Animation for Architects and Homebuilders

House Plans and More Now Offering Home Plans in PDF File Format

DriTac Promotes Chuck Hall to VP of Sales

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Video Shows What Happens When You Build 31-Story High Rise Incorrectly

Video Showcases New York's Largest Green Roof Spanning 2.5 Acres


AWCI's Convention and INTEX Expo 10 - April 19-24, 2010 - Denver, Colorado
Frame Building Expo
February 17-19, 2010, Louisville, KY

JLC Live Residential Construction Show New England
March 26-27, 2010, Providence, RI

McGraw-Hill Construction 2010 Global Construction Summit
April 7-8, 2010, New York

Woodsource Magazine to Offer Architect CE Courses at FBMA and Gulf Atlantic Building Products Expo
September 23-24, 2010, Lake Buena Vista, FL

2009 Door and Window Industry Update Webinar Now Available for Download

Daltile Renews, Expands Sponsorship of Nat'l Tile Contractors Association Workshops
Beginning February 9, 2010, North America

National Hardware Show
May 4-6, 2010, Las Vegas

2010 Remodeling Show
September 14-17, 2010, Baltimore


Universal Introduces New Deckorators Integrated Aluminum Railing System

Simpson Introduces Simulated Divided Lite Doors

SKIL Introduces New Wood Flooring Saw That Handles All Cuts

Leviton Introduces Residential 20A Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

Accu-Weld Announces Haddon Signature Series Windows

Owens Corning Unveils New Designer Shingles

New ZIP System Tape Gun from Huber Offers Easy Wall, Roof Sheathing

International Barrier Technology to Manufacture Fire-Rated OSB for LP Building Products


Website Offers Directory of Clunker Appliance Rebate Programs by State

U.S. Green Building Council Launches Online Green Home Guide

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