Amid Pandemic, Hand Tool Suppliers Find Silver Lining in Spike of DIY Activity

Hand tool manufacturers continue to face challenges yet enjoy small spike in home renovation projects. Read more....


Lack of Affordable Housing to Support Demand for Prefabricated Housing

Lack of Affordable Housing to Support Demand for Prefabricated Housing

Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 2017 for its stirring depiction of families seeking to find and maintain a place to live. Readers of the book learned that America faces an affordable housing crisis.


Power Tool Sales Get Boost from COVID DIY Home Renovation Spike

Power Tool Sales Get Boost from COVID DIY Home Renovation Spike

Stuck at home, consumers are shifting their spending behavior. Some disposable income that would be spent on dining out or going on vacation is now going toward home improvement.


4 Power Tool Tech Trends Driving Sales Growth Through 2024

4 Power Tool Tech Trends Driving Sales Growth Through 2024

Despite challenges advances in technology and product development – including more powerful cordless tools and products that are easier to operate – will continue to drive market growth.


4 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Trends Affecting the US Countertop Market

4 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Trends Affecting the US Countertop Market

As homeowner remodeling projects commonly focus on raising home values, countertop demand will benefit from trends favoring more bathrooms, larger kitchens, and higher value countertop materials to boost ROI.


Three Big Trends Driving Growth in Residential Decking

Three Big Trends Driving Growth in Residential Decking

Home decking demand is on the rise in many parts of the US. Here are a few key demand drivers we expect to see in 2020 and beyond.


Decoding the Global Off-Road Equipment Market: 4 Key Trends to Watch Through 2024

Decoding the Global Off-Road Equipment Market: 4 Key Trends to Watch Through 2024

A number of trends will drive sales of off-road equipment at the global level – particularly gains in construction, farming, and manufacturing, applications.


Cabinets – 3 Trends That Will Fuel Installations

Cabinets – 3 Trends That Will Fuel Installations

Americans see the kitchen as the center of a home. Here are three trends driving cabinet growth.


3 Reasons Why Reroofing Activity is on the Rise – Storms or No Storms

3 Reasons Why Reroofing Activity is on the Rise – Storms or No Storms

Many homes and businesses have roofs that are near or beyond their expected product lifespans.


3 Fiber Cement Markets Driving Global Demand

3 Fiber Cement Markets Driving Global Demand

From asbestos bans changing the material composition of fiber cement products, to product innovation leading to more intensive use of alternatives at fiber cement’s expense, a number of developments in India, the United States and China will affect the ebb and flow of fiber cement sales through 2023 and beyond.