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NAHB Economist Addresses Housing Market

Despite growing housing affordability concerns, builder confidence in the single-family market remains solid, according to National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist Robert Dietz. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index came in at a level of 67 in August, a one-point drop from last month. This matched the relatively flat pace of construction in July, with total housing starts up less than 1 percent from the previous month.

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Canadian Agency Clarifies Aggregates Permitting Issues

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MNRF) has given the Canadian aggregates industry a heads up about some information that has come up recently related to aggregate permit applications on Crown land and municipal zoning, according to the Ontario Stone, Sand& Gravel Association (OSSGA). 

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Superior Industries' Ignite18 Dealer Open House a Success

LN083018 SuperiorSuperior Industries hosted 110 representatives from its dealer network at Ignite18, its first on-site distributor Open House. The meeting took place at the company's Morris, Minn., corporate headquarters. 

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New Home Sales Edge Down in July

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched down 1.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units after an upwardly revised June report, according to newly released data by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis, sales are up 7.2 percent from this time last year.

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