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MiTek Announces Purchase of USP Structural Connectors

We are delighted to announce the purchase of USP Structural Connectors from Gibraltar Industries, Inc. and their addition to the MiTek family. As most of you know, USP’s structural connector products are sold throughout North America and are used in the new construction, remodeling, and DIY segments. Through its multiple sales channels, including professional distribution,… more »

Lumber Prices Near 5-Year Highs

Lumber Prices Near 5-Year Highs [Source:, February 16, 2011] Is the big rally in lumber futures foretelling a resurgence of U.S. housing construction? Lumber futures hit their highest levels in almost five years on Tuesday to close at $315.30 per 1,000 board feet. Unfortunately, the trend remains markedly bearish for housing, new starts and… more »

Be Informed About Florida’s Amendment 4

Amendment 4 – which would impose a referendum requirement on all local comprehensive plan changes – subverts a well-established, open, accessible, and democratic planning process. With the Vote on Everything amendment, many Sunshine State voters – not the representatives they elected – will be expected to decide 200 to 300 technical land-use planning amendments every… more »

Lumber Rises to Highest Price Since 2006 on Economic Outlook

[Source:, April 15, 2010] By Tony C. Dreibus Lumber rose to the highest price in more than three years as signs of rebounds in the U.S. economy and home-building industry fueled speculation that demand for wood products will increase. U.S. factory production rose 0.9 percent in March, the Federal Reserve said today. Homebuilder bonds… more »


by John D. Wagner in the April LBM Journal If you ever want to elicit groans from dealers, just mention FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Dealers pay fees to obtain the FSC “Chain of Custody” certificate, and then they pay more fees to renew that certification. Now, if you think the dealer groans about FSC are… more »

Lumber & Rebar Markets Prices Going Up and Going Up Fast

As a service to our clients we want to keep you up to date on the industry. Currently we are seeing large increases in the Lumber Markets and Rebar Markets. While in a way this may be good news, that the housing market is starting to recover, it’s bad news if you have contracts signed,… more »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Deco Truss® Company Inc

Our sincere gratitude for your confidence and support during the past year.  It is good friends and customers like you that make our business successful. Our Holidays Schedule Is As Follows: Christmas Closed Thursday, December 24th – Sunday, December 27th We will resume our normal operating hours, Monday, December 28th at 7 AM New Year’s… more »

Florida Economic Forecasts for 2010-2013

Since we are all wondering were this crazy economy is going I thought I would share the below with you. The University of Central Florida provides a comprehensive, quarterly forecast of the Florida economy and 12 metropolitan areas including: Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Deltona-Daytona Beach, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Orlando-Kissimmee, Palm Bay-Melbourne, Naples-Marco Island, and… more »

Where Has Customer Service Gone To???

Every day, the employees, managers and owners of Deco Truss® huddle to re-affirm the #1 concept / rule at Deco Truss® – Customer Service. Our culture is simply that the customer is everyone’s BOSS here, and that without the customers we have no jobs, no business. This concept in so in-grained in our culture, that… more »

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