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Greg Brooks is the editor of LBM Executive and moderator of the Executive Council on Construction Supply. He is a founding editor of ProSales, author of the NLBMDA’s Scope of the Lumber & Building Material Industry, and a steering committee member at the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. Brooks is a 50-year veteran of the construction supply industry with 18 years’ experience in the field. 303.845.4880,

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Free falling

U.S. housing starts fell for the fifth consecutive month in October, landing at 1.425 million annualized. That’s still well above the

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Fresh off the truck

By now you’ve probably heard the news: McDonald’s announced that it’s launching a new chain of upscale steakhouses that will

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