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Industry reacts to Walker’s call for Commerce Department shake up (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde Construction industry leaders want Gov.-elect Scott Walker to trim the regulatory fat from the state Department of Commerce while remaking the agency into a partly private board. “This is the perfect time to look at all of ...

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Let the market figure out the foreclosure mess (with some help)

By Joe Lanane

staff writer

The temporary suspension on home foreclosures by many of the nation’s largest financial institutions last week was met with mixed reactions across the nation. Some Wisconsin homebuilders and developers said they were cautiously optimistic the moratorium will not negatively impact the state’s housing market.

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Foreclosure freeze has support in Wisconsin (UPDATE)

By Joe Lanane Some Wisconsin homebuilders and developers support the recent suspension of some foreclosures, but a board member of the American Bankruptcy Institute says the move will only delay the arrival of the foreclosed properties on the market. Facing ...

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Congressional candidates emerge from industry

By Paul Snyder Construction and development experience does not guarantee industry support for two Wisconsin congressional candidates. “It’s always a tremendous opportunity to have a member of your industry running for office because they’re people who actually know the business,” ...

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Kolbe layoffs illustrate residential woes

By Paul Snyder The residential construction market’s slow recovery is putting jobs in peril at building supply and material companies. “Unfortunately, unemployment tends to lag with recovery,” said Jerry Deschane, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Builders Association. “Even though ...

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Kolbe layoffs illustrate building supply woes (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Even though the residential construction market is experiencing a slow rebound, building supply and material company jobs could still be in peril. “Unfortunately, unemployment tends to lag with recovery,” said Jerry Deschane, executive vice president of ...

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