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April 2014

IN DEPTH: Windows and Doors

Energy efficiency is important, but choices in windows, entry doors and patio doors often are made on aesthetic and security options—and manufacturers are expanding...

IN DEPTH: DECK FASTENERS

Fastener preferences are changing as contractors look for more safety and low-visibility options to meet expectations.BY: CRAIG A. SHUTTDeck fasteners are moving more to the high end of...

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...

IN DEPTH: DECKING

As the market revives, preferences are changing. BY: CRAIG A. SHUTTAs the housing market revives, so too does the desire among homeowners to expand their...

MANAGING RISK: Tech Takeovers

Information breaches and identity theft can pose a serious problem for dealers.BY ANDY CARLOTarget recently acknowledged that it ignored last year’s security alerts pointing to...

DEALER PROFILE: Seizing an Opportunity

Recently opened South Carolina-based DeckStore foresees a prosperous future.David Elenbaum had a problem. After 14 years as a deck contractor, followed by a couple...

REAL ISSUES REAL ANSWERS: Growing Future Leaders

What is the key to igniting the passion and drive needed to become an effective leader?BY: RICK SCHUMACHERTo a large extent, your company’s success...

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...

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