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Use the Cyclical Building Economy to Your Advantage

Anyone who has been in the building supply industry for more than a decade knows that it’s a highly cyclical industry. As we saw...

NADRA UPDATE: Deck Industry Initiatives

When Members Of The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) met March 8 at the Builder and Remodeler Expo in Atlanta, it gave...

The Power of Involvement

Hey, why didn’t I see you at the Broadmoor in late October? NLBMDA held its annual pro dealer industry summit there in Colorado Springs,...

Avoiding Generational Clashes in Succession Planning

Passing down a family-owned LBM business is a common practice. However, transferring business ownership within a family is a delicate process fraught with difficulties. In...

COMMENTARY: April 2015

NADRA is Your Voice in the Deck and Railing Industry The North American Decking & Railing Association (NADRA) is made up of builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors,...

COMMENTARY: Strong Financials and Selling Your Business

Smart credit and collection processes can make your company more attractive to potential owners. By Scott Simpson The Real Issues article (p. 32 January LBM Journal)...

COMMENTARY: Lumber’s Place in Green Rating Systems

New environmental product declarations (EPDs) help translate the benefits of wood building products for green rating systems. BY: KENNETH BLAND With the green building market estimated to...

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...

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...

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