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John Somerville

Somerville to retire from LMC in June

During his tenure, LMC grew by over 300% to exceed $5 billion in purchases in 2020, the co-op announced.
remodeling

Remodeling projections strong for new year

Annual gains in spending for remodeling improvements and repairs to owner-occupied homes are expected to be modestly higher in 2021.
Davis podcast

LBM Sales Podcast: Ruth Kellick-Grubbs and data-driven decision making

In this episode, Rick is joined by Ruth Kellick-Grubbs of Kellick & Associates who shares keys to data-driven improvements and the importance of supporting your "gut feeling" business decisions with data. Thank you to our sponsor, DMSi.

Paradigm Estimate

Paradigm Estimate construction takeoff technology was developed to automatically examine blueprints and generate a detailed material takeoff list. Paradigm Estimate offers three specialized takeoff...
housing starts

Housing starts end 2020 strong, but challenges lie ahead

While housing starts ended the year on a strong note, rising lumber prices and increasing regulatory cost concerns could affect future production.
Envision Wausau distribution

Wausau Supply distributing Envision composite decking in Colorado

Wausau Supply Company will now distribute Envision composite decking in Colorado.
Builder confidence, pandemic, mask, construction

Builder confidence falls due to material prices and upsurge in COVID-19 cases

Despite the drop, builder sentiment remains at a strong level, the National Association of Home Builders says.
Dudley webinar replay

Webinar Replay: Credit for the Win: Setting Goals for the Year Ahead

As the leader of a credit team a large part of your role and responsibility is to coach, mentor, promote, cheerlead, and be a shameless self-promotor of your department and team. It's hard to do any of those if you don't know your department's goals.

American Construction Source acquires Builders Resource Group

The eighth acquisition by ACS expands LBM distribution capacity in Wisconsin.
lumber

Report: U.S. increasingly dependent on overseas lumber

The importance of overseas lumber supply has increased in recent years as the supply from Canada has dwindled.

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