Las Vegas -- Exotics are still in, but gray is the hottest trend for residential flooring, according to the chief merchandising officer at Lumber Liquidators.
Las Vegas -- The National Association of Home Builders sees the residential construction industry gaining momentum in a larger economy that includes a few wild cards.
Plum Creek Timber Co. has acquired an interest in about 144 million tons of production at four quarries from Vulcan Materials Co. for $75 million.
Chelsea Building Products has named Sam Huda as business development engineer. Huda will be responsible for R&D efforts in developing new raw materials and working with Product Engineering on innovative new building products.
CertainTeed has announced plans to open an asphalt roofing shingle plant serving the central region of the United States.
Jim McCorkle, a 35-year veteran of 84 Lumber, will retire on Jan. 18. McCorkle began his career as a manager trainee at the West Mifflin Junction in 1978.