New York, New York (Sept. 23, 2019)—New construction starts dropped 6% over the month in August, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $807.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. August’s decline breaks a string of three consecutive month-to-month gains.

Early last week, the United States Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee approved a fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill that authorized approximately

Grand Rapids, Michigan (Sept. 16, 2019)—Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFP) has announced that one of its affiliates acquired Hartford, Wisconsin-based Pallet USA LLC. The acquisition expands UFP’s industrial product capacity and services in the Midwest.