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Building association survey points to 2015 gains

Wholesalers of building materials are singing a happy tune, according to the quarterly sales report issued by the North American Building Material Distribution Association.

“Overall, NBMDA distributor and manufacturer respondents are off to strong start in 2015. March was the strongest month of the first quarter for respondents, and the strong trends continued through April. In addition, more than 70 percent of both distributors and manufacturers plan to add headcount in 2015,” according to a statement from the trade group.

The report indicated that distributors are forecasting 6 percent-plus growth across flooring, board and panels, hardware and storage, and specialty building materials in 2015.

Hardware and storage is projected to be the strongest category in 2015.

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