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Davis podcast

LBM Sales Podcast: Episode 20 — Keim President Jim Smucker, LBM Journal Dealer of the...

In this episode, Rick Davis is joined by Keim President Jim Smucker, a 2021 LBM Journal Dealer of the Year, to talk profit as a yardstick, success through helping others succeed, leadership listening, and more. Thanks to our sponsor, DMSi.
suburban residential construction new home prices

NAHB: Regulatory costs add $93,870 to new home prices

Regulations imposed by all levels of government account for 23.8% of the current average sales price of a new single-family home.
housing affordability

Housing affordability shows signs of weakening

Rising material costs and supply shortages along with expected increases in mortgage rates are likely to exacerbate affordability challenges in the year ahead.
Kevin Silvera The Lester Group

Lester Group names VP to lead building supply business

Kevin Silveira joins The Lester Group from National Lumber Co., where he was vice president of sales.
David Zelch BlueLinx

BlueLinx hires new Minnesota general manager

Dave Zelch joins BlueLinx after spending 12 years with Sherwin Williams.
Credit From Your Customer's Perspective

Upcoming Webinar: Credit From Your Customer’s Perspective

Ever call your customer for payment and think, “how do they not understand where I am coming from?” As it turns out, they do--but they have their own unique struggles with credit and collections. After all, credit managers all face the same fundamental challenges, but the perspective can be very different. Join Thea Dudley and her special guest, longtime credit manager Cheryl Young, for this insightful, 30-40 minute webinar. Bring your tough questions for live Q&A.
Prime Window Systems Premium Series

Cornerstone Building Brands acquires Prime Window Systems

Prime Window has approximately 300 employees at manufacturing locations in Colorado and Washington.
Milwaukee Tool new building

Milwaukee Tool to expand into downtown Milwaukee

The company will invest more than $30 million to purchase and renovate a vacant 333,000-square-foot building in downtown Milwaukee.

Survey shows remodeling industry fully recovered from pandemic

In the survey, 41% of remodelers reported that up to 50% of their projects in 2020 were a direct consequence of the pandemic.

PrimeSource to acquire Nationwide Industries

Nationwide provides branded specialty hardware for outdoor residential applications including fence and gate hardware, railing systems, and perimeter security.

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