Every building product company is facing higher energy costs, and truck fuel is a big part of the equation. Shelter staff talked with distributors, dealers and transportation companies to find out how they are reducing fuel consumption.
A Personal Account: Behind the Great
Last summer, Rosalie Leone, chief executive officer of the Association of
Millwork Distributors, was invited to speak at the China International Wood Products Summit in China. Leone gives a firsthand account of what motivates the Chinese people and how their continued economic growth might affect the rest of the
A faded housing market, increased demand for green products and certifications and rising fuel prices have some manufacturers and distributors feeling like they’re in a vice. Fortunately, all of these issues interrelate. A general manager for one Doswell, Va.-based manufacturer and wholesaler explains how every detail of his business relates to getting “maximum mouldings per
Annual Guide to Moulding and
High Impact: WMMPA Products
The National Association of Home Builders has launched the National Green
Building Program, an education, verification and certification program
that will allow builders to build green homes. The program sets point
requirements in each category for the bronze, silver and gold levels. An
Emerald level will also be available once the standard is complete in the
Gives Split-Ruling in Softwood Lumber Dispute
A London Court for International Arbitration has ruled that Canada has
violated U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement commitments relating to
export quota volumes. However, the court made separate rulings
relating to export tax levels applicable to British Columbia and
Alberta shipments. The tribunal will decide on an appropriate remedy
in the next few months to cure Canada’s breach of the agreement.
Scaffolding Planks Imported from China
Non-certified Chinese laminated veneer lumber used as scaffolding
planks recently failed tests conducted by the APA-The Engineered Wood
Government Jobs May Prove Strong in 2008
Aligning with contractors who service the government sector may prove to
be a profitable tactic for 2008. While other areas of the building
industry remain slow and continue to make cutbacks, purchasing officials
at state and local government and educational entities are indicating they
plan to maintain or increase spending.
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