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May 14, 2014

The Drake Group, a consortium of 68 leading specialty distributors, presented CertainTeed Insulation with a Vendor of the Year Award at the company's winter meeting in Dallas.

April 25, 2014

After the winter of 2014, executives have emphasized the impact of the weather in a high percentage of first-quarter reports. Dallas-based BuildersFirst Source is no exception. 

Despite the cold -- and the relatively flat construction activity -- sales increased 8.2% to $345.9 million for the pro dealer.

The company posted a net loss of $3.4 million, compared with a net loss of $11.8 million in the same quarter last year.

March 18, 2014

MoistureShield, the Springdale, Ark.-based composite decking manufacturer, has expanded its presence in the Sunbelt and West Coast regions by adding 12 new distribution locations to its network.

Among the new distributors are Huttig Building Products in Phoenix, Nashville, and Jackson, Miss.; BlueLinx in Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville, Fla.; Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas; Universal Forest Products in Thornton and Riverside, Calif.; and Intermountain Supply in Spokane, Wash.

December 30, 2013

Major luxury appliance retailer Elite Appliance has been authorized as a Dallas GE appliance dealer. As such, it has added GE kitchen and laundry appliances to its product selection, now available both online and at its Dallas showroom.

Of GE's kitchen appliance suites, Elite will offer the Monogram Series, Cafe Series, Artistry Series and Profile Series.

November 5, 2013

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has opened a new Sears Appliance & Hardware location in Dallas, Texas, that will mark the debut of a smaller-format store prototype for the brand -- as well as a spate of new franchise opportunities. 

Citing market research that favors the neighborhood hardware store model, the company announced last week that the Dallas store -- which is the first new Sears Appliance & Hardware location to be built in the past decade -- will set the standard for all new locations.

November 1, 2013

Snavely Forest Products -- Dallas has expanded its product offerings to include TimberTech's full decking and railing collection, which it will distribute statewide in Texas in addition to a complete line of AZEK products.

"We only invest in high-quality products," said general manager Dave Adams. "TimberTech decking and railing is the option we are produ to carry and provide to our customers in Texas."

The company cites a robust housing recovery in Texas and increased demand for new products in the building materials industry.

August 8, 2013

The Oct. 1, 2013, deadline for employers to provide employees with written notice about new health care exchanges should trigger employers’ efforts to help their workers understand a wide range of pending health care changes, benefits experts say.

July 29, 2013

Builders FirstSource CEO Floyd Sherman describes the three months ended June 30 as "another quarter of improving financial performance" for the Dallas-based pro dealer. However, hefty refinancing costs pushed the company to a net loss of $48.2 million in the quarter, compared with a net loss of $12.1 million in last year's second quarter.

The company reported operating income of $13.2 million, compared with an operating loss of $1.4 million in the second quarter last year.

July 29, 2013

U.S. Concrete expanded its presence in Texas via the acquisition assets belonging to Bodin Concrete, L.P. Redi-Mix, LLC, a subsidiary of U.S. Concrete, will acquire three of Bodin's ready-mixed concrete plants.

The plants, located in Wylie, Rockwall and Forney, Tex., complement Redi-Mix's exsiting presence in the Dallas/Forth Worth area.

June 19, 2013

No matter how you slice them, the numbers of the HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard reflect the rising housing market, increased spending on the home and an easy comparison with the previous year's performance.

Of the leading 300 home channel retailers, 277 show positive sales in the most recently completed finished fiscal year, and 12 show declines. Eleven others are listed as flat.

June 6, 2013

Dallas-based Danco, a supplier of plumbing repair and replacement parts for home improvement retailers, has announced the opening of the Shorewood Innovation Center in Shorewood, Ill.

May 15, 2013

Dallas-based building materials manufacturer and distributor Eagle Materials reported big sales and earnings gains for the fiscal year ended March 31.

The maker and distributor of cement, gypsum wallboard and other materials reported full year revenues of $642.6 million, an increase of 30%. Net earnings for the year were $57.7 million, up from $18.7 million a year ago.

May 14, 2013

Dallas-based pro dealer Builders FirstSource said it plans to offer $350 million of senior secured notes due in 2021. 

Also, the pro dealer intends to enter into a new revolving credit facility, expected to provide for revolving credit borrowings of up to $175.0 million.


May 1, 2013

Dallas-based Overhead Door introduced design enhancements to three of its garage door lines.

April 26, 2013

The Dallas-based pro dealer reported sales of $319.7 million for the first quarter ended March 31, up 45.7%

April 25, 2013

A specialist, an operations manager and a sales rep join Snavely in Dallas.

March 25, 2013

Dallas-based Lennox International Inc. sold its Service Experts business to a majority-owned entity of American Capital.

February 21, 2013

After three years of research and development, Newell Rubbermaid has launched a new brand of tools into the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration market.

December 19, 2012

Dallas-based pro dealer Builders FirstSource has announced it amended its first-lien term loan agreement with affiliates of Highbridge Principal Strategies to enhance its liquidity position to support both current and anticipated increases in sales volume.

December 10, 2012

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Dallas-based TMT Inc. with four serious safety violations of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act’s general duty clause following an aggravated robbery that resulted in the death of an employee at the company’s Whip-In convenience store in Garland, Texas.

OSHA announced the violations Nov. 19, 2012, in connection with the May 2012 death of the store clerk, who was alone at the time. She was robbed and set on fire and later died from her injuries.

November 20, 2012

Dallas-based Builders FirstSource unveiled its new company web site, at

Among the improvements are an “improved end-user experience,” along with location-specific information on products and services. 

“The new website will provide an enhanced user experience and will give our customers much better information about our locations and the products and services we offer,” said Morris Tolly, Builders FirstSource senior VP of operations. 

November 5, 2012

Oklahoma City-based distributor Cedar Creek has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Capital Lumber’s distribution locations in Dallas and Houston. 

In a deal expected to close Nov. 30, Capital Lumber will continue to operate eight other non-Texas distribution centers and focus on the western United States.

October 19, 2012

Builders FirstSource, the Dallas-based pro dealer, reported net sales of $291.8 million for its third fiscal quarter, an increase of 34.3% when compared with the third quarter of 2011. The company estimated that sales increased approximately 27% due to increased volume and 7% due to price.

Losses from continuing operations were $12.3 million for the quarter, which ended Sept. 30. This compares with a loss of $11.5 million in the third quarter of 2011.

July 20, 2012

Revenues jumped 31.7% at Builders FirstSource, the Dallas-based pro dealer, which posted net sales of $279.1 million for the second quarter of 2012, up from sales of $206.4 million in the same quarter of 2011.

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