DixiePly + James Hardie
Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company

DIXIEPLY: the preferred wholesale distributor of plywood, lumber, building materials and specialty products to lumber dealers, professional craftsmen and architects / building designers.

 

By dedicating our company to quality and service, we have become one of the largest independent distributors of building materials in the country, serving customers from
Dixie Plywood locations
across the Southeast and Southwest.

 

Our team of experienced, knowledgeable professionals work with you to advance your business, because we know that your success means our success.

 

FSC - Forest Stewardship Council logo

FBMA - Florida Building Materials Association logo


AWI - The Architectural Woodworking Institute

LAT - Lumbermen's Association of Texas logo


NHLA - National Hardwood Lumber Association logo

NAWLA - North American Wholesale Lumber Association logo

 

 

Dixieply Industry News

Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November of 2005
September 29, 2014 - Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released earlie this month. This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since November of 2005... Read full story

 

NAHB Housing Market Index Hits Post-Recession High
September 29, 2014 - Housing starts fell in August, according to the most recent government data, but the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) rose to a post-recession high... Read full story

 

New-Home Sales Reach Highest Level Since 2008
September 29, 2014 - Sales of new single-family houses in August 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000, according to estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 18.0 percent above the revised July rate of 427,000 and is 33.0 percent above the August 2013 estimate of 379,000... Read full story

 

Construction Forecast Sees Slow but Solid Growth
September 28, 2014 - RALEIGH, NC -- FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, announced that its Q3-2014 Construction Outlook calls for solid, slow growth. Contributing factors include relatively low energy prices, low inflation, unemployment holding around 6... Read full story

 

Existing Homes Sales Slip in August
September 28, 2014 - WASHINGTON -- After four consecutive months of gains, existing-home sales slipped in August as investors paying in cash retreated from the market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales increases in the Northeast and Midwest were outweighed by declines in the South and West... Read full story

 

Housing Starts Fall 14.4 Percent in August
September 28, 2014 - The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that privately-owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000, 14.4 percent below the revised July estimate of 1,117,000, but 8 percent above the August 2013 rate of 885,000... Read full story

 

Major Insulation Manufacturers Collaborate To Train Contractors
September 28, 2014 - Top insulation manufacturers CertainTeed, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation and Owens Corning are working together to create a unified training credential for insulation contractors... Read full story

 

Simpson Lumber Company Mulls Possible Sale
September 28, 2014 - Several media outlets are reporting that Washington-based Simpson Lumber Company is exploring options regarding a sale of the company. It has hired a consultant to find potential buyers. Read the story at The Seattle Times... Read full story

 

THIS OLD HOUSE Celebrates 35th Anniversary
September 28, 2014 - CONCORD, MA -- As the first home improvement reality series in the history of television, THIS OLD HOUSE began its broadcast in 1979 featuring expert home renovation for national audiences... Read full story

 

Five Top Housing Shows to Converge in Las Vegas for Design & Construction Week January 18-23, 2015
September 28, 2014 - WASHINGTON -- Five of the leading design and construction industry tradeshows have signed on to be part of the 2015 Design & Construction Week (DCW), joining forces for what promises to be the largest-ever residential construction exposition in the nation in 2015... Read full story

 

China's Landsea Group Enters U.S. Homebuilding Market With $1 Billion Investment
September 08, 2014 - A major player in China's homebuilding industry is betting big on the housing market in the U.S., by putting down $1 billion on projects in New Jersey and California. Read more in the Los Angeles Times... Read full story

 

Construction Sector Adds 20,000 Jobs in August
September 08, 2014 - The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week that the construction sector added 20,000 jobs in August, in line with its average monthly job gain of 18,000 over the prior 12 months... Read full story

 

Construction Spending Rises 1.8 Percent in July
September 08, 2014 - The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during July 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $981.3 billion, 1.8 percent above the revised June estimate of $963.7 billion. The July figure is 8.2 percent above the July 2013 estimate of $906.6 billion... Read full story

 

Apartment and Condominium Housing Index Posts Positive Gains in the Second Quarter
September 07, 2014 - WASHINGTON -- The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), a leading indicator for the multifamily market released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of five points to a reading of 58 for the second quarter. It is the 10th straight quarter with a reading of 50 or above... Read full story

 

Architects Devise Tiny Homes for People Making Less Than $15,000 a Year
September 07, 2014 - Portland housing advocates have come up with a micro house that would rent for just a few hundred dollars a month. The 192 square foot units contain a kitchen, bathroom and even a deck. Watch the story HERE... Read full story

 

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