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WMA News Brief – August 27, 2015

BMC Announces
The Acquisition of Robert Bowden, Inc.
BMC, one of the nation’s leading providers of building materials and construction services, today announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the operations of Atlanta, […]

August 27th, 2015|Categories: WMA News Briefs|
  • Housing-Industry-News - World Millwork Alliance

Could New Orleans Handle Another Katrina?

After Hurricane Katrina flooded low-lying parts of New Orleans in 2005, the Army Corps of Engineers spent billions of dollars repairing and improving the ring of levees that encircles the city. The Corps considers the […]

August 26th, 2015|Categories: Housing Industry News|
  • Economics-and-Business-News - World Millwork Alliance

E-Commerce is Now Mostly Mobile. How Is Your Company Site Incorporating Responsive Design?

Has your website kept up with the times?   A report from comScore shows that we are now past the “mobile Tipping Point,” at which the majority of media consumption is done on mobile devices […]

August 26th, 2015|Categories: Economics & Business News|
  • Housing-Industry-News - World Millwork Alliance

New Home Sales Up 5.4% in July

NAHB is reporting Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 5.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000 units in July, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

“Our […]

August 26th, 2015|Categories: Housing Industry News|
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Increase for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

According to NAHB, Single family homes built-for-rent increased to approximately 8,000 starts for the second quarter of 2015, compared to about 6,000 for the same period of 2014. The share and count of built-for-rent starts are off post-recession highs and […]

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Housing Industry News|
  • Codes & Standards News - World Millwork Alliance

FLASH Calls for Stronger Building Code Adoption and Enforcement

Claims Journal reports that the Florida-based consumer advocacy group, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), provides recommendations in its latest paper, Disaster Resilience Rising Means the Time is Right<http://www.flash.org/disasterresiliencerising.pdf>, for strengthening the U.S. building code […]

August 22nd, 2015|Categories: Codes & Standards News|