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In Memoriam: Jim Kurtz

Jim Kurtz, co-founder of Alpine Lumber Company died Thursday, Dec. 3. He was 88 years old.Kurtz entered the LBM industry at Independent Lumber in Montrose, Colo....
Matt Wentzel

ABC Supply Promotes Wentzel to Branch Manager

Matt Wentzel has been promoted to manager of building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc.’s branch at 3810 W. River Drive in Davenport, Iowa.Wentzel...
Edgar Buck Sr

In Memoriam: Edgar “Eddie” Buck, Sr.

Edgar "Eddie" Alton Buck, Sr. of Charleston, S.C. passed away on Thursday, December 3.Eddie Buck was Chairman of the Charleston-based Jupiter Holdings and Buck...

Fitch Ratings: U.S. Building Materials to Benefit from Construction Growth in 2016

Continued growth in overall construction spending, albeit at a more moderate pace following a strong 2015, supports the stable outlook for the U.S. building...

White Paper: Considering Selling Your LBM Business? Here’s How To Prepare.

Today’s valuations couldn’t be better, averaging 7X EBITDA for strategic buyers. But is a downturn coming that could drive down that multiple of earnings?...
Bill Mullet, ProVia

Bill Mullet, founder of ProVia, announces retirement

SUGARCREEK, Ohio—ProVia today announced the retirement of the company’s founder Bill Mullet, who led ProVia from a small garage in Sugarcreek, Ohio in 1977...
Todd Bardell, ABC Supply

Bardell Named Manager of ABC Supply’s Dubuque Location

BELOIT, Wis.—Todd Bardell has been named manager of building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc.’s store in Dubuque, Iowa.An experienced manager, Bardell had led...

Selling DOGS on Craigslist

Current Situation: Many dealers have products in their yards that aren’t easy to sell because they are DOGS (damaged or obsolete goods), returns or unneeded...
Joe Kauffmann

Kauffmann Joins Novik as Senior Territory Manager

Novik, the manufacturer of NovikShake and NovikStone, announced today that Joe Kauffmann has joined the Novik sales team as Senior Territory Manager–Midwest.Kauffmann brings 32...

Remodeler Q&A: MSC Enterprises, Inc.

Austin Cornell - SupervisorMSC Enterprises Inc. - Lee’s Summit, MissouriLast year’s sales: $1.2M Years in business: 15 Number of employees: 5Family owned and operated.Specialty: Kitchen, master...

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