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COMMENTARY: A Conversation with NADRA

Insights from Executive VP Mike Beaudry and the leadership of the North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA). Q: Decking has been a solid growth...

GIVING BACK: Shepley Wood Products

Shepley Wood Products Sponsors Community Blood Drives.BY: ALYSSA SAMSONSaving another person’s life—it’s probably the most rewarding act a person can do for another. Few...

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: The Power of Fact-Based Decisions

Tips on where to look for good information— both inside and outside your company.BY: LOU ROSSIThere’s an old saying that success has many fathers...

PRODUCT PICKS: Decking

The outdoor living market is expanding, and it shows no signs of stopping.BY: LBM STAFF REPORTThe outdoor living market is expanding, and it shows no...

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: Ocean Springs Lumber & Supply Co.

An Interview with Russell Oakes, Millwork Specialist at Ocean Springs Lumber & Supply Co.Q: Describe your company’s showroom experience for customers:A: Our showroom is...

GIVING BACK: Paving the Way for the Future

Kuiken Brothers gives high school students a taste of the LBM industry.One of the key challenges facing our industry is an aging workforce and...

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: ProBuild Wilmington

An Interview with Steve Caudill, General Manager of ProBuild Wilmington.Q: Your recent showroom project at ProBuild Wilmington gives you 10,000 square feet of space....

HOT PRODUCTS: 2014 INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS’ SHOW

Our picks from the 2014 International Builders' Show.On February 4-6, the LBM Journal team worked the exhibit floor at the International Builders' Show, which...

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: The Real Benefit of Category Management

It comes down to this: making more money.I’ve used the last couple of issues to introduce the concept of Category Management (CM), and how...

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Using Category Management to Overcome Inefficiency

Inefficiencies exist within every sector of the building products industry: suppliers, dealers and distributors.Companies are all looking for ways to improve current operations— at...

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