• A Chat With Trex's New CEO

    Jim Cline, who took over as Trex CEO in August, discusses the turnaround that improved efficiency, increased earnings, and solved quality problems with first-generation wood-plastic composites.

  • Where Decking Comes From

    Brent Gwatney of MoistureShield discusses the factors behind development of new plastic and composite decking, including changing consumer tastes for color and texture, a desire to make the decking easier to install, and the need to stand out in a competitive building-materials market.

  • Remodeling by Zip Code

    The National Association of Home Builders is offering a summary of home-improvement spending by zip code. The full report, giving remodelers a glimpse of where remodeling is most likely, costs $699. A less-detailed state summary is free.

  • Millions Awarded in Deck Collapse Lawsuit

    Nearly two years after a subdivision clubhouse deck collapsed, sending 22 family members falling almost 15 feet to the ground, an Indiana jury awarded the victims more than $4 million in damages.

  • Monday Is a Risky Day on the Job

    If you are a construction worker between the ages of 25 and 34, Monday might be the day of the week you're most likely to be hurt on the job. According to a Builder Online report, injuries are most likely to occur in the morning, between 8 a.m. and noon.

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