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BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Steak or Hamburger: What’ll You Have for Dinner?

Fasteners and other hardlines are a profit lever. BY: LOU ROSSI If you ask a hundred pro dealers what are the highest gross margin products in...

Q&A: Tony Zimbelman

President, Zimbelman Construction, LLC Wichita, Kansas Q: What sets your company apart?  A: When I wrote my business plan in 1991, I made a pledge to...

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: Master Craftsmen, Inc.

Insights from LBM Dealers who’ve grown their sales with a showroom refresh. BY: LBM STAFF An interview with Michael Waites, president: Q: In this feature, we usually focus on...

COMMENTARY: Growing Your Business Through Sales Talent

Real world takeaways from the Sales Compensation and Benefits Study. BY: TONY MISURA In the September LBM Journal, the 2014 Sales Compensation and Benefits Study was...

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: The Engineered Lumber Opportunity

How a focus on specialty structural panels can generate higher margins. BY: LOU ROSSI Industry pricing and margins on the lumber side of a pro dealer’s business are...

PRODUCT PICKS: September 2014

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our picks for September 2014. Epicor® Introduces Eagle N Series™ The Eagle N Series, Epicor’s next-generation retail...

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: GORDON LUMBER

Insights from LBM Dealers who’ve grown their sales with a showroom refresh. BY: LBM STAFF An interview with Chris Thornberry, manager for Gordon Design Gallery: Q: Your large...

PRODUCT PICKS: July/August 2014

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch for July/August 2014. Cambridge HD Shingles from...

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: Hamilton Building Supply

Insights from LBM Dealers who’ve grown their sales with a showroom refresh. An Interview with John Perna, General Sales Manager for Hamilton Building Supply: Q: Your...

GIVING BACK: Shaving Towards a Goal

TZE Contractor Supply hosts its grand opening with St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research. BY: ALYSSA SAMSON When Massachusetts-based TZE Contractor Supply celebrated its grand opening...

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