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Housing starts had a disappointing showing in November, dipping below their monthly and yearly comparisons. And with just one more month left to account for in 2014, breaking the million mark looks unlikely.

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Dec 22, 2014
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Parksite, a Batavia, Illinois-based distributor of building materials, has... more
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Industry Dashboard

Housing starts regressed a bit in November (and fell below 2013 figures). And once again, gas prices fell further.
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John Oliver has deep thoughts about the role of the hardware store employee....


In your opinion, what type of legislation is likely to be the biggest regulatory nightmare in 2015?

Digital Edition

The November/December issue presents People of the Year.

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HIRI in the News

New Product Showcase

The HCN Hardware Show Product Showcase gives you a sneak peak of the sales floor.
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Financial services report: LBM Extra

As relationships grow, so grows the bottom line.
(Part 3 of a Digital Series) 

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Research & Data

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Companies that participated in the HCN Distributor Scoreboard Survey showed...
Chain Store Age spotlights the winners of its 31st annual Retail Store of the...
Orlando, Fla. -- Here at the 2014 Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI)...

2014 Top 200 Pro Dealers

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The 2014 HCN Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard picked up where the 2013 list left off — on the upswing — with only a sliver of sales declines reported across the board, and a swelling segment of double-digit gainers.

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