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5 Energy Efficiency Innovations From the 2023 International Builders’ Show

Energy efficiency and sustainability were major themes at IBS 2023. Here are some new construction products that do the job in efficient and sustainable ways.

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Sherwin-Williams CEO Forecasts Plummet in Paint Demand in 2023

Sherwin-Williams is shifting its business model to brace for decreased paint demands.

9 Award-Winning Products From the 2023 International Builders’ Show

With IBS 2023 in the rearview, it's time to take a look at some of the best the trade show...

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Honda To Stop Manufacturing All Gas Powered Lawn Mowers

Those red walk-behinds are going the way of the brontosaurus. What does that mean for your lawn care routine?

Lumber Prices Fell 67% In Five Months — Here’s Why

The housing market finally seems to be going back to normal, taking pressure off lumber prices. But will it last?

Here’s Why Home Builders Are Down on the Housing Market

The housing market is starting to seriously sputter following years of growth. Home builders walk us through the warning signs, and...

What’s Causing Surging Home Sale Cancellation Rates

Potential homeowners across the country are being priced out of buying new homes.

How the Construction Industry Can Fill 490,000 Open Jobs

Recruiting more women and young people to the trades may be the key to shrinking construction's alarming labor gap.

Solar Power Leads Latest Federal Push for Clean Energy

The president and his administration are looking to get clean energy initiatives back on track in the U.S. Here's how.

Building Material Costs Up Nearly 20 Percent Since Last Year

Residential construction has become really expensive over the last year, and the upward trend in costs worries some homebuilders.

The Construction Industry Needs More Women

Traditionally, women have made up a small fraction of the construction workforce in the United States. That needs to change.

FTC Charges HomeAdvisor with Deceiving Contractors

A recent administrative complaint from the FTC alleges that HomeAdvisor has been misleading its customers. HomeAdvisor says the complaint is...

Marvin Windows Gives All Employees A Paid Week Off

One of the biggest window manufacturers in the country is shutting down operations for a week to give its employees...

Lowe’s Introduces New Rewards Program for Pros

Lowe's is launching a rewards program for their pro customers based on insights from the pros themselves.

Why Lumber Prices Are Soaring Again in 2022

After normalizing in the second half of 2021, lumber prices are skyrocketing again. Here's why.

Why Smart Homes May Be Getting a Lot Smarter in 2022

"Smart" devices can often seem more frustrating than revolutionary, but a new technology could soon change that.

The Home Depot Launches New Credit Card for Pros

A new credit card from The Home Depot offers exciting opportunities for pros.

3 Reasons Why There Is an Appliance Shortage

Appliances are in high demand and hard to find. Here's why.

Road Conditions Might Be Worse Than Normal This Winter. Here’s Why.

A shortage of snowplow drivers might make winter travel a bit more complicated this year.

Plumber Discovers Megachurch Cash Stash

You can find some crazy things once you start opening up walls.

Snowstorm Traps People Inside IKEA Overnight

Which major department store would you want to be stranded in?

Skilled Labor Shortage Spurs Action From Construction Industry

While careers in the trades can be lucrative and fulfilling, the construction industry is having a tough time finding people...

3 Reasons For The Global Computer Chip Shortage

The current computer chip shortage is complicating manufacturing at a global level. Here's how we got here.

3 Reasons Why There is a Lumber Shortage

Lumber supply in the United States is constricting heading into winter. Here's why.

Why You Should Check Out Lowe’s PROvember Sale

Lowe's is handing out major discounts on pro tools and gear this November. Here's what you need to know.

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GIE+EXPO Changes Name After Fourteen Years

Big changes are coming to one of the country's most popular trade shows.

Registration Now Open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

The popular industry event is back in person in 2022.

The Home Depot Partners With Buildertrend to Serve Pro Contractor Customers

The Home Depot teams up with one of the world's leading construction management programs.

Ace Hardware on Pace to Open 170 New Stores in 2021

Ace still plans to open another 60 locations by the end of the year.

White House Unveils Plan to Increase Affordable Housing

The U.S. needs more affordable housing. Here's how the current administration plans to get the country where it needs to...

John Deere Acquires Silicon Valley Robotics Firm

Is automated equipment the future? John Deere's $250 million purchase of Bear Flag Robotics suggests it is.