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James Anderson is Senior Editor at LBM Journal. He can be reached at James@LBMJournal.com or 612.888.5265.
Rikka Brandon Recruit + Retain podcast

Recruit + Retain podcast: Joe Misiti talks virtual job fairs and college recruiting

Rikka welcomes back Joe Misiti, staffing coordinator at American Builders Supply in Florida. Listen in as they discuss virtual job fairs and college recruiting.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Decked out, In Depth

LBM Journal ran its first decking In Depth in April of 2004. In that issue, my predecessors shared news about the latest products in what was then a small category for many dealers.
Busy Beaver

Busy Beaver opens 25th location

Formerly a movie theater, the center measures 44,000 square feet and includes an  outdoor garden center.
Rikka Brandon Recruit + Retain podcast

Ghosting and counter-offers: Two of the biggest issues in recruiting

Jen Mahaffy, talent acquisition specialist at Medallion Industries, a window, door, and millwork distributor in Portland, Oregon returns to talk two big issues: ghosting and counter-offers.
TK Building Supply

Dealer of the Year: TK Building Supply

LBM Journal's 2022 Dealer of the Year Awards, sponsored by Epicor, recognize four LBM companies of different sizes that epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit. By...
Rikka Brandon Recruit + Retain podcast

Recruit + Retain podcast: Dave Davis, Spahn & Rose | Ep. 11

In this episode, Rikka chats with Dave Davis, president and CEO at Spahn & Rose, a 2022 LBM Journal Dealer of the Year award recipient.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Culture, strategy, breakfast, and more

A commonly quoted phrase in the business world is attributed to management guru Peter Drucker, who said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
Capital Lumber

Dealer of the Year: Capital Lumber Company

Butch Heimsoth uses just four words to describe how he and Capital Lumber in Cheyenne, Wyoming came to be named an LBM Journal Dealer of the Year: Take care of customers.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Drawing younger staff to the LBM industry

If you're a regular reader of Russ Kathrein’s columns in this magazine, then no doubt you’ve come across a few “Russ-isms.”
LBM Sales podcast

Ellice Herman & Rick Davis | The LBM Sales Podcast | Sponsored by DMSi...

In this episode, Rick is joined by Ellice Herman, his company's Director of Important Stuff. Listen in as they discuss interoffice communication, company culture, good and bad bosses, lessons in prospecting, and more.

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