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

First-name basis: In the heart of Wine Country, Central Valley focuses on community

In its stores and in its communities, below the ground and above the ground, Central Valley strives to build on a solid foundation that...

Meek’s consolidates six Missouri stores

Less than two months after Meek's Lumber was acquired by two private equity firms, the company has made moves to consolidate stores in Missouri. Meek's...

Chicago’s largest independent lumberyard closing

The largest independent lumberyard in city of Chicago is set to close, Lee Lumber owner Rick Baumgarten has confirmed. After a series of deals to sell...
henry poor lumber

Team players: In the backyard of Purdue University, Henry Poor Lumber lines up with...

LBM dealers who have learned to last in this industry have a way of serving a need in their communities and turning that service...

Newly-formed American Construction Source acquires two Colorado LBM dealers

Los Angeles — American Construction Source, a portfolio company formed by investment firms Angeles Equity Partners and Clearlake Capital Group, has acquired two Colorado LBM...

LBM industry steps up to help after Hurricane Florence

LBM dealers and the companies that serve them have played a large role in the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Florence caused an estimated $17...

Video: Virginia lumberyard hit with major flooding

A video from Blevins Building Supply in Galax, Va. shows significant flood damage. It will be two months before Blevins Building Supply in Galax, Va....
new south construction supply

There’s riches in niches: New South Construction Supply focuses on what it knows best

Photos by Eli Warren Jim Sobeck has five keys to success. Really, it’s two keys, but the first one is so important that he lists...
penn valley true value

Best of both worlds: Penn Valley True Value serves ranch and high-end

When Scott Gutierrez opened Penn Valley True Value in 2011, the demographic projections for first year profits were a little under what he had...
Gordon Lumber staff

150 years strong: Gordon Lumber has deep roots in Northwest Ohio

A lot of lumber dealers in the U.S. can trace their company’s origins back to when “grandpa started it after the war.” What they...

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