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

Mike McDole, Firing-Line LBM | The LBM Sales Podcast | Sponsored by DMSi |...

Guess who's back! Rick Davis returns with guest Mike McDole of Firing-Line LBM Consulting to talk 'living the dream,' recovering from major injury, inside sales team structures, and much, much more! Thanks to our sponsor, DMSi.
Chase Lumber

Modern service, the old fashioned way

Chase Lumber celebrates 125 years of customer focus.
LBM Journal Dealer of the Year 2023

Looking for the 2023 Dealers of the Year

Our 2023 Dealer of the Year program is now accepting company entries and/or nominations.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Relevant for years to come

In this month's profile story on Knudson Lumber, we share that Renee Kraft has introduced her single-location lumberyard to online retail.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Employee care is the ‘new normal’

As I’ve talked with lumber dealers in recent months, I’ve learned that what we considered “back to normal” at the beginning of the pandemic has been redefined.

New to the game: Steve Bennett bets on Pilot Lumber’s potential

For Steve Bennett, purchasing Pilot Lumber in Bellevue Kentucky was an opportunity to bet on himself running, owning, and investing in a company he believed in.
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.

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