November’s data lowered the Dodge Index to 138, down from 157 for October and this year’s high of 173 for September, which reflected the boost coming from several unusually large projects.Heading into 2018, it’s expected that total construction activity will register modest growth next year.And, after decreasing 1.4 per cent in September, sales at electronics and appliance stores ( 1.4 per cent) rebounded in October. Higher sales in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia accounted for the majority of the increase.Ontario ( 1.1 per cent) reported the largest gain in dollar terms, increasing for the fourth consecutive month.
Walmart says this will provide greater flexibility and help employees avoid overdrafts, high-fee funding, or credit options.
The winners are Ed Shuukmaus of Minden, ON, for the central region at Cottage Country Building Supplies in Carnarvon, ON; Serena Gardner of Tower Hill, NB, for the Atlantic region at Keith’s Building Supplies in St George, NB; and Megan Jensen of Sylvan Lake, AB, for the western region at Wolf Creek Building Supplies in Sylvan Lake, AB.
AZEK Building Products will acquire WES, LLC, which sells engineered railing systems and assembly machines under Ultra Lox, Harmony, and other brands.
Retail sales rose 1.5 per cent to .9 billion in October.
Higher sales at new car dealers were the main contributor to the gain.