CURRENT NEWS & Market Report

October 2, 2017

News
  • Contaminated gas and diesel could be costing you more than you know

    Price Hikes Shouldn’t Be Your Only Concern Regarding Fuel. Check Its Quality, Too.

  • By Mike Butts

    You probably are hearing lots of news regarding how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma plus the West Coast fires are affecting the lumber and building material supply side of our industry. But there is another part of our business that has been hit but rarely gets discussed: fuel for our vehicles.

    In the three weeks since just before Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast and crippled local refineries, the average price for a gallon of gasoline nationwide rose by 29 cents, to $2.69 a gallon; diesel had a 19-cent gain to $2.80. (Track prices here with this weekly Energy Department report.) In my home state of Michigan, I saw a 50-cent jump. And don't ask me about the cost of gasoline at the marina fuel dock.

    But that's not the worst of it. Your operational cost also could increase as a result of contaminated fuel. As someone who messes around with boats and old cars, I agree with claims that most engine failures are the result of poor fuel quality. That problem in turn can clog fuel filters, cause premature fuel pump failure, damage fuel injectors, and cost you in terms of time and revenue. All can be directly attributed to a diesel engine trying to burn contaminated fuel. (Truckinginfo.com has a nice summary on this.)

    Read More...

  • TWO-STEPPING TO SUCCESS: GUARDIAN BUILDING PRODUCTS Image
  • profile in Boss Magazine

    TWO-STEPPING TO SUCCESS: GUARDIAN BUILDING PRODUCTS

  • Built on 140 years of expertise, Guardian Building Products is ready to serve. Specializing in exterior building products and wall systems manufactured by top-of-the-line companies gives GBP’s local teams an advantage that’s bolstered by the freedom to make decisions that impact their specific business units.Filled with more twists and turns than a rural logging road, the journey from humble lumberyard to a leading two-step distributor in the ultra-competitive domestic lumber and building material (LBM) industry drives Guardian Building Products’ (GBP) towards the future.

    What is known as GBP today can trace at least part of it roots back to 1867, when William M. Cameron opened a retail lumberyard in Warrensburg, Missouri to support the building of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad.

    Guardian Industries, GBP’s parent company, started as a glass supplier to the burgeoning Detroit auto industry. Guardian Fiberglass, which grew from this glass division, developed and manufactured its own line of fiberglass insulation.

    Read More...

Current Offers
  • New CNC Cabinetry Vanity+Countertop Combos!

  • New CNC Cabinetry Vanity+Countertop Combos! Image

  • Vanguard vanities from CNC Cabinetry are available in 3 colors with 6 granite countertop combinations! See the complete product offering in our flyer below.

    See Details

  • Trimaco X-Paper and X-Board available!

  • Keep floors and surfaces protected with X-series products from Trimaco - available now from Guardian Building Products!

    X-Paper repels minor spills and is breathable -keeping surfaces protected on the job.
    X-Board repels liquids and protects floors for the duration of the job.

    See Details

Pricing Updates
  • Pricing Updates*

  •  

    Effective Date Manufacturer Description
    October 1, 2017 Lapolla Spray foam systems, acrylic coatings, silicone coatings
    October 1, 2017 PPG All products
    October 16, 2017  United Steel Products  All products except Epoxy, Muro, or Super Anchor Lines
    October 16, 2017  Star R Foam All products
     October 30, 2017 Masonite Interior Heritage Series Products; Interior Flush & Molded Products; Steel Exterior Doors; Fiberglass Exterior Doors; Decorative and Standard Glass

     

  • *The following price changes have been announced by the respective manufacturers and may or may not impact GBP's prices, call your GBP Sales Rep for details.

Press Releases & Publications

News & Market Report Links