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Monday Sector Leaders: Auto Parts, General Contractors & Builders

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Sep 28, 2020 (MarketNewsVideo.com via COMTEX) —
In trading on Monday, auto parts shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 5%. Leading the group were shares of Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI), up about 14.1% and shares of Workhorse Group (WKHS) up about 12.1% on the day.

Also showing relative strength are general contractors & builders shares, up on the day by about 4.6% as a group, led by Beazer Homes USA (BZH), trading higher by about 7.2% and Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV), trading higher by about 6.8% on Monday.

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Softening lumber prices offer hope for homebuyers, renovation project builders

Analysts say recent softening of record high prices for lumber could translate into a little relief for homebuyers and do-it-yourselfers while continuing to spur high profits for producing companies.

RBC analyst Paul Quinn says a US$14 drop to US$941per thousand board feet in the North American framing lumber composite price on Friday represents the first weekly decline noted by industry watcher Random Lengths since April 10. In the same week last year, the price was US$367.

He says declines could be expected to continue in coming weeks, but pointed out the November lumber futures contract increased US$28 over the same week to US$607 per thousand board feet.

Kevin Mason, managing director of ERA Forest Products Research, says prices are levelling off after hitting record levels this summer because price-conscious buyers are delaying projects and the peak summer construction season is drawing to a close.

However, he said the change in

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The Builders Home & Remodeling Show is underway

With 70,000 square feet available, this show offers plenty of space to stay socially distant.

ST. LOUIS — The Builders Home & Remodeling Show is underway. Doors opened at 10 a.m. today at the St. Charles Convention Center.

This is a great place to check out if you’re planning some fall and winter projects this year.

With 70,000 square feet available, this show offers plenty of space to stay socially distant.

The Builders Home & Remodeling Show runs from September 25 – 27, 2020. The hours for Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the hours for Sunday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It takes place at the St. Charles Convention Center, which is located at One Convention Center Plaza in Saint Charles, Mo. For more information, call (314) 994-7700 or visit stlhomeshow.com/HomeRemodeling.

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Dust Control: A Simple Way for Builders and Contractors To Impress Customers While Saving Money

The creation of dust during construction and remodeling activities is a common problem among contractors. To reduce clean up, contractors typically want to contain messy, dusty areas as much possible. The best way to do this is to invest in dust control supplies. Dust control includes any item that limits the spread of debris to a single well-contained area. Dust control products include temporary barrier systems, plastic sheeting, floor and cabinet coverings, shoe covers, and other supplies.

Contractors should use dust control because it is a great way to save money and impress customers. Dust control products improve customer satisfaction and increase referrals by showing customers that you care about minimizing messes from dust, debris, and other construction materials. Since dust control contains dust generated in the work area, it makes clean up quicker and more efficient, saving you money on labor costs.

Temporary barrier systems such as ZipWall create … Read More

Custom Home Builders Vs Tract & Spec Homes – What’s the Difference?

The terms Custom Home Builder, Spec Home Builder and Tract Home Builder sometimes can be used interchangeably.   However, this is not always the case as each one has different functions therefore constructing different types of residential structures.. 

Custom Home Builder

These build unique homes.   The architectural style, size and amenities will conform to the buyers needs and wishes.  Generally, the homeowner or home builder decide on variables that will make it different from others.  Usually, lot’s of planning and time are involved and many revisions until the “perfect” design is achieved.

It might be small, medium or large in size.  Perhaps has standard features or high end luxury features.  They are not always elaborate gorgeous large palatial estates.  While that is often the case it is not always.

For example, a retired couple may want a custom home built that is only 1500 square feet and has 2 bedrooms with … Read More

The Responsible Builder’s Guide to Surface Protection for Hospital Renovation Projects

Although the construction industry was severely damaged by the Great Recession, there is one particular area where business is growing; hospital construction and renovation. Due to the increase demand for healthcare services by aging baby boomers, hospital construction and renovation projects have increased dramatically in the past ten years and will continue to grow in the future. According to McGraw-Hill Construction Research and Analytics, health care construction has increased six percent during 2011, outperforming the overall non-residential construction market. Although undertaking a hospital renovation project can be highly lucrative, there are many important rules and regulations that require full compliance by the contractor. Failure to meet these regulations could result in lawsuits or even worse, in the deaths of hospital patients. To avoid calamity, there are several extremely important things to know upon beginning renovation.

First and foremost, builders must meticulously contain dust disturbed by renovation activities. Allowing airborne particulates … Read More