Lowe's Misses Mark on First Quarter Earnings

Posted on 5/24/2017
The DIY chain insists its sales to pro customers is up, and still expects a solid earnings year.

US New Home Sales Drop 11.4% in April

Posted on 5/23/2017
Sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years, but economists believe it's temporary.

Estate Tax, Conflict Minerals Could Be On The Chopping Block

Posted on 5/23/2017
Both measures impact NAED members and face being eliminated in new budget planning and streamlining legislation.

Trump Plan Calls for $200 Billion in Infrastructure Spending

Posted on 5/22/2017
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Monday that the Trump administration's infrastructure plan will be out in a few weeks and will call for $200 billion in taxpayer money to generate $1 trillion in private investment.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Fell to 3-Month Low

Posted on 5/19/2017
Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign Americans are benefiting from solid job security.

Photos from the NAED National Meeting

Posted on 5/18/2017
Everything from panel discussions to awards ceremonies to the “Silent Disco” is captured for you to see.

tED Magazine Announces the 2017 30 Under 35

Posted on 5/17/2017
The honorees will be recognized at this summer's NAED LEAD Conference.

US Industrial Production Surged in April

Posted on 5/17/2017
Production and manufacturing had the biggest gains since 2014, recovering from a rough patch in late 2015 and early 2016 caused by cutbacks in the energy industry and a strong dollar.

Home Depot Earnings Call Shows Pro Customer Growth

Posted on 5/17/2017
Big gains in the professional customer market helped the DIY improve its 1Q numbers.

Lawmakers Begin Tax Reform, Infrastructure Debates

Posted on 5/16/2017
The two key issues could have a major impact on NAED members, and the association will be a part of the tax reform debate.

US Housing Starts Fell 2.6 Percent in April

Posted on 5/16/2017
The Commerce Department reports that new home construction fell for the second consecutive month in April, led by a big drop in construction of apartments, a volatile sector.

Robroy Donates to NAED Education and Research Foundation

Posted on 5/16/2017
Since 2009, Robroy has supported the NAED Education and Research Foundation by providing an annual donation.

Home Depot Posts Strong First Quarter

Posted on 5/16/2017
The largest DIY chain showed significant growth over the same period last year.

Analysts Expect an Overseas LED Lighting Boom

Posted on 5/15/2017
Growth could be in the billions, but if you are not prepared you might not be able to take advantage of the opportunity.

Home Builder Confidence Continues on Upward Trend

Posted on 5/15/2017
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose to the second highest HMI reading since the downturn, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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