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James Anderson is Senior Editor at LBM Journal. He can be reached at James@LBMJournal.com or 612.888.5265.
Mid-Cape home centers

A Mid-Cape milestone: Cape Cod company celebrates 125 years

There’s a birthday party on the Cape next year, and it’s a big one. Mid-Cape Home Centers is turning 125.
Western Building Center

Western Building Center moves industry forward

In an area like Montana, where Western Building Center serves an expansive market with a sparse population, Ty Shanks took it upon himself to help solve his area’s labor crisis.
Barton's Lumber

Partners fuel growth at Barton’s Lumber

Within the E.C. Barton landscape the Barton’s Lumber stores are 11 of a total of 105 locations in 17 states.
Alexander Lumber Iowa City location

Alexander Lumber opens new Iowa City lumberyard

Alexander Lumber's new Iowa City location features a retail sales facility as well as a warehouse, and large lumber shed.
Higginbotham Brothers

Higginbotham Brothers serves Texas for 138 years

There was a time when putting your money in Higginbotham Brothers Lumber was better than putting it in a bank. A ledger was saved from...

S.W. Collins celebrates rich history in Maine

A lot of lumber dealers may have their names on the sign on the front of the building. Not many, however, share that name...

Addition by subtraction for Lumber Mart

There is no shortage of business advice on how to boost your company’s profits and strengthen the bottom line. Seldom among that advice, however,...

Outdoor living leads the way: Focus on decking has made McCabe Lumber a regional...

In Loveland, Ohio, McCabe Lumber is bringing the outside in. The company’s continued focus on decking products has led to a 15% increase in...

New Jersey’s DuBell Lumber closes all locations

Just a few years shy of its 100th anniversary, DuBell Lumber in Medford, N.J. is closing its doors. The company announced the closing on...

Large and local: Culture-first philosophy grows Kodiak Building Partners

Big companies, large in both finance and footprint, are known to be layered and top heavy without a lot of control at a local...

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