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New local laws offer strides in housing safety, affordability, and diversity

A new Texas law, known as House Bill 2439, outlines that local governments cannot exclude the use of building materials otherwise approved under national code.

When you see the light at the end of the tunnel

Both personally and professionally, consider the status of your immune system, as it might be the most important component you have.
Glenn Mathewson

Codes and customer trust

Knowing the code implications and installation details about the products you sell is a critical step to building trust with your customers. 
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NLBMDA: Making a difference for our industry

Join fellow LBM industry pros to meet lawmakers and association leadership in Washington on March 23-25.

Protecting the public—and contractor—from lead paint

Is your installed sales team certified to work on homes containing lead paint? Are your subcontractors? If not, any work you perform on such...

A few keys to successful succession planning

I served as a moderator at the LBM Strategies Conference 2018 held in Philadelphia in September, and I moderated a panel discussion focusing on...
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What do you mean he’s my employee?

Businesses in the construction industry have historically relied heavily upon independent contractors to perform work. While it is sometimes clear that a party is...
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Implications of the impending high budget deficits

The primary goal for the Federal Reserve is to maintain a healthy financial system that allows for sustainable trend economic growth with moderate inflation...
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Point • Counterpoint: Tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

Point Counterpoint   POINT   Tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber hurt the U.S. homebuilding market True. Millions of first-time home buyers and young families struggling to gain a toehold...

Succession planning insights – Part III

Part 3 • Succession planning insights Part I • Succession planning insights Part II Installment payments to buy out a business interest—not as simple as it sounds. A...

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