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James Anderson

James Anderson is Senior Editor at LBM Journal. He can be reached at James@LBMJournal.com or 612.888.5265.
Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply names 2021 Top Vendor Partners

Purina Animal Nutrition was named Vendor Partner of the Year.
From the Editor James Anderson

The good kind of ‘unprecedented’

Every lumber dealer is experiencing the same unprecedented prices and demand challenges, just as they’re now looking back on the same unprecedented pandemic.
Davis podcast

LBM Sales podcast: Mark Hopkins, Hancock Lumber | Sponsored by DMSi | Ep. 26

In episode 26, Rick is joined by Mark Hopkins, COO at Hancock Lumber to talk about vendor, dealer, and customer alignment, company culture, transparency, recruiting and retaining team members, and more.  Thanks to our sponsor, DMSi.
L&W Supply

L&W Supply acquires DAICO Supply Company

Acquisition expands L&W's presence in Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
Gold Beach Lumber

Connected Communities: Gold Beach Lumber builds on relationships

Like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather before him, Ryan Ringer says it’s Gold Beach’s connection to the communities it serves that has allowed the company to prosper.
Rikka Brandon Recruit + Retain podcast

Recruit + Retain podcast: Jillian Sobeck, founder & marketing strategist, Sobeck Studio

In this episode, Rikka is joined by Jillian Sobeck, founder & marketing strategist at Sobeck Studio, a boutique marketing agency serving the construction, design, and real estate industries.
From the Editor James Anderson

Attracting and retaining great people

Without a doubt the labor shortage is the biggest issue facing dealers that I talk to for our monthly dealer profile stories.
Orgill VNA equipment

Orgill opens Rome, New York distribution center

The facility is fully operational and will begin servicing customers in an eight-state region in the coming weeks.
Ivey's Building Materials

‘Joes and Pros’ Ivey’s Building Materials embraces customer mix

The two Ivey’s Building Materials locations are fairly different, which has helped the company remain diversified regardless of any fluctuations in the building or remodeling markets.
From the Editor James Anderson

Looking forward to LBM Strategies

Over the past five years, I’ve seen our conference grow in strength and scope through the quality of content as well as the networking opportunities with LBM dealers, managers, salespeople, HR directors, and so on.

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