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Jonathan Sweet

Jonathan Sweet is a Minneapolis-based writer and editor who has covered the construction industry for both consumer and trade publications for more than 15 years.
Tech Tools - ECI

In Depth: Tech Tools

There's no right way to run an LBM company. Every business has different challenges, needs and opportunities. While there’s no absolute technology solution for...
Boise Cascade - Engineered Wood Products

In Depth: Engineered wood products

Demand decreases as construction slows, but engineered wood products look to increase market share.

In Depth: Siding

Vibrant colors, low maintenance options key to siding market growth. The siding market continues to look strong for 2019 and 2020—especially in remodeling and replacement—opening...

In Depth: Windows & Doors

Strong remodeling market points to growth Even with growth in new construction projected to slow this year, the remodeling and renovation market looks to remain...

In Depth Extra: Deck accessories

Railings, other accessories can help deck projects stand out. The average decking and other outdoor living projects are getting larger and more extensive, so it’s no...

In Depth Extra: Deck fasteners

They're often overlooked, but the right deck fasteners are key to a successful deck project. No matter the material a builder uses, the wrong...
Deckorators Russin Lumber

In Depth: Decks

Growing projects mean opportunities for dealers. With outdoor living projects growing in popularity and size, decking represents an attractive category for dealers. At the same...

In Depth: Moulding, millwork & trim

Demand for low maintenance, easy installation drives trends. With a wealth of alternatives beyond traditional wood options, dealers have plenty of choices these days when...

In Depth: Tech tools

Whether it’s an ERP system or estimating software, a new point-of-sale solution or GPS tracking technology, there are plenty of options out there for...

In Depth: Fasteners

Manufacturers are focused on improving efficiency and reducing jobsite costs. A fastener is not just a fastener, even though that’s an all-too-common opinion held by...

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