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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.

BlueLinx names Ryan Taylor new VP of investor relations and treasury

In this newly created role, Taylor will lead the investor relations and treasury functions.
Hillman Jacksonville

Hillman doubles Jacksonville Distribution Center capacity

To increase productivity, Hillman uses an artificial intelligence automation system that is designed to maximize efficiencies.
LBM Sales podcast

LBM Sales podcast: Todd Callan and Donn Merrick of HomeCo Lumber & Hardware | Sponsored...

In the 30th episode of the LBM Sales Podcast, Rick Davis is joined by Todd Callan and Donn Merrick, who share how their team at HomeCo Lumber & Hardware succeeds through sales development, diversified product offerings, prospecting, client lunches, employee huddles, and more. Thanks, as always, to our sponsor, DMSi. 
Anchor Lumber

Anchor Lumber: Embracing the next generation

While lumber dealers across the country face challenges brought on by a shortage of staff members, Alex McGehee of Anchor Lumber in Silvis, Illinois has an interesting perspective.
LBM Sales podcast

LBM Sales podcast: Kirk Jabara and Jeff Hills of Preston Feather | Sponsored by...

In this episode, Rick talks with Kirk Jabara and Jeff Hills of Preston Feather Home Centers in Michigan about how to attract younger people, instituting process improvements, data analysis, and five skills that determine success in the LBM industry. Thanks to our sponsor, DMSi.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

A great place to work

We may not all be as lucky as Jeff Pardini at Hills Flat Lumber and know what we want to do with our lives at a young age.
LBM Sales podcast

LBM Sales podcast: Greg Templeman of Sunpro | Sponsored by DMSi | Ep. 28

In episode 28, Rick is joined by Greg Templeman, president at Sunpro. Listen in as they talk CEO roles, building and sharing company culture, and Sunpro’s unique customer pricing strategy. Thanks to our sponsor, DMSi.
Hills Flat Lumber

Diversification drives Hills Flat Lumber

Jeff Pardini, third-generation owner of Hills Flat Lumber Co., knew since he was a young boy that he wanted to run the family’s lumberyard.
Paul Kane LMC

Paul Kane named LMC senior VP of finance and technology

LMC has named Paul Kane as senior vice president of finance and technology. Kane steps into the role vacated by Paul Ryan who was promoted to president & CEO.
Home Depot

Home Depot partners with Buildertrend to serve pro contractors

Home Depot and Buildertrend, a construction project management software for home builders, contractors, and remodelers, are launching a partnership.

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