BlueLinx Holdings Inc., Atlanta, GA, distributor of building products in North America, reported sales fell 30.5% to $957.1 million. The company recorded a net loss for the quarter of $189,000, compared with a profit of $9.8 million in the same period a year ago.
We continued to operate in a challenging business environment during the first quarter," CEO Stephen Macadam said. "The ongoing cyclical decline in housing starts and lower wood-based structural product prices, the key grades of which ended the quarter about 26% below year-earlier levels, combined to make the first quarter a continuation of one of the weakest business environments our industry has experienced in many years."
Macadam said that BlueLinx does not see any signs of significant ...