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NAHB criticizes increased import tariff on Canadian lumber

29 Jun 2017: The chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has criticized the US Commerce Department’s plan to impose up to 7.7% anti-dumping duties on Canadian lumber imports. more »

Bohle America partners with German glass railings business

27 Jun 2017: Germany-based Q-railing has announced a partnership with manufacturer and distributor Bohle America. more »

Beacon Roofing Supply expands with Michigan acquisition

3 Mar 2017: Beacon Roofing Supply has bought Acme Building Materials, a distributor of residential roofing and related building products that has three branches in Eastern Michigan. more »

Holcim completes $96m Hagerstown modernization project

28 Oct 2016: Holcim (US) has unveiled its newly modernized and more environmentally friendly plant in Hagerstown. more »

New test measures the self-sealing qualities of concrete mixes

30 Jun 2016: The qualities of self-sealing concrete can now be proved with a test that has been granted a US patent. more »

Florida Hardscape Supplier Expands With Sixth Manufacturing Facility

26 May 2016: Tremron is expanding its operations with the addition of a sixth manufacturing facility, located in Pompano Beach, Florida. more »

Grants Awarded for Research into Energy-Efficient Windows

24 May 2016: Funding worth a total of $31m has been awarded to 14 projects as part of a program to come up with more energy-efficient window designs. more »

Record-Breaking Dynamic Glass Installation Planned for San Jose

20 May 2016: A San Jose project is to be fitted with a record-breaking 100,000 sq ft installation of dynamic glass. more »

Skyline Opens Housing Factory in Indiana

17 May 2016: Skyline Corporation is opening a factory to produce manufactured housing in Elkhart, Indiana. more »

Building Products Firm Targets Tiny House Market

13 May 2016: CPG Building Products has announced that it is to target the ‘tiny house’ market through a partnership with 84 Lumber and a presence on the television series ‘Tiny House Nation’. more »

New Memphis Ikea to Have Massive Solar Array

13 May 2016: Ikea has announced plans for to install a 4,424-panel solar energy system on the roof of its Memphis store, which will be opening in late fall. more »

Foam Insulation Specialist to Develop $22.5m Plant in Georgia

11 May 2016: A manufacturer of HVAC duct liner insulation has announced that it is to establish a new plant at the former Rheem Manufacturing building in Milledgeville, Georgia. more »

Work Starts on New Pennsylvania Factory for Building Components

11 May 2016: Central States Manufacturing, which makes and distributes metal building components, has held the groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility in Greenfield Township in Blair County, Pennsylvania. more »

British Sealant and Adhesives Firm Enters US Market

10 May 2016: Bond It, a UK-based manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, has created a new business in the US. more »

Cemex Supplies Concrete for Two US Skyscrapers

9 May 2016: Cemex USA is supplying more than 23,000 cubic yards of concrete for two of the largest foundations pours ever carried out in the cities of San Francisco and Miami. more »

New Heat-Pump Targets Cold Climates

6 May 2016: A new system has been developed that offers another heating option for homes in cold areas. more »

Twin Elevator System Makes American Debut

4 May 2016: Thyssenkrupp has launched into the USA its Twin technology, which enables two elevator cabs to operate independently in one shaft. more »

Cemex Sells $400m of US Assets to GCC

3 May 2016: Cemex has reached an agreement in principle to sell some of its assets in the US to Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) for $400m. more »

US Steel Files Complaint Against Chinese Producers

28 Apr 2016: United States Steel Corporation has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to initiate an investigation against the largest Chinese steel producers and their distributors. more »

LA Expands Solar Street-Lighting Initiative

27 Apr 2016: The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting has chosen the street-lighting system that will be used for the second phase of its ‘Solar to Grid’ project. more »

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