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James Anderson is Senior Editor at LBM Journal. He can be reached at James@LBMJournal.com or 612.888.5265.
IBS Wednesday afternoon update

Live updates from the Builders’ Show

Follow along as the LBM Journal editorial and sales teams roam the floor of the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas this week.

Let’s celebrate the LBM industry’s next generation of leaders

Our 40 Under 40 program recognizes LBM pros under 40 who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment and excellence in service to their companies, customers, and communities.

Dealer of the Year: Koopman Lumber

In an industry in which it’s common to work alongside family members, the leadership team at Koopman Lumber demonstrates how to do so successfully while also adhering to fiercely independent values and topping an 800% revenue growth over the past 12 years.
Tough Call

Tough Call: Tyler Texter

Your newest sales rep seems to communicate only by text and it's crated a problem with one of your biggest customers. What would you do?

Introducing the 2023 LBM Journal Dealers of the Year

We’re honoring dealers in four different revenue categories, from different market areas, with different backgrounds, all with countless lessons for other LBM businesses.

LBM Journal’s top 10 stories of 2022

The LBM 100 list, acquisitions, and industry insight top the list of the past year’s most-viewed stories on LBMJournal.com.

We’re honoring young leaders in 2023

If industry recognition is on your list of goals for the new year, we've got you covered. 
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Social media, a burrito, and growing your brand

Ultimately, the goal of our team is to bring you the best and latest industry information when and where you want it.
LBM Sales podcast

Doug Ford and Pam Stott of Curtis Lumber | The LBM Sales Podcast |...

Rick visits with Doug Ford and Pam Stott of Curtis Lumber about their company's innovative initiative to promote the trades and help recruit the next generation of builders and remodelers. Thanks to our sponsor, DMSi. 
Tough Call vendor loyalty

Tough Call: Product quality versus vendor loyalty

You've long been loyal to your local cabinet shop, but the quality of their product has decreased significantly. Now your biggest customer wants nothing to do with them. What would you do?

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