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Real Issue. Excessive jobsite returns

Real Issues: Excessive jobsite returns

What to do when jobsite returns become excessive, and builders find it easier to switch suppliers than control their ordering?
Tough Call vendor loyalty

Tough Call: Product quality versus vendor loyalty

You've long been loyal to your local cabinet shop, but the quality of their product has decreased significantly. Now your biggest customer wants nothing to do with them. What would you do?
Nov-Dec In Depth Tech Tools

Tech tools help navigate turbulent times

Our November/December issue features an in-depth look at technology tools for LBM dealers.

Photos: LBM Strategies 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended our conference in Denver last week. We’re already looking forward to LBM Strategies 2023 in Charlotte!

Introducing the LBM 40 Under 40

The program will recognize LBM pros under the age of 40 who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment and excellence in service to their companies, customers, and communities.
Simpson Strong-Tie

Slower segment growth can still yield significant wins in the fastener category

Folklorists say people invent mythologies and superstitions about the things that are most important to them. If that’s the case, fasteners must be pretty highly thought of.
Real Issues

Is your company ready for a recession?

This month's Real Issue. Real Answers. question comes from a dealer in the Southeastern U.S. who asks what, if anything, other LBM Journal readers are doing to prepare for a slowdown.
Curtis Lumber Kylie Holland

Curtis Lumber prepares for sixth generation

Kylie Holland is in the early stages of transitioning to an ownership role as her father, Jay Curtis, is looking down the road to retirement.
Curtis Lumber

How Curtis Lumber helps the trades find future employees

Doug Ford, vice president of sales and purchasing, and Pam Stott, executive assistant, formed a task force that led to the Workforce Development Coalition.
hiring tough call

In this economy, should you hire or hold tight?

The combination of strong sales and a lean staff has you worried about people burning out, but you hesitate to hire when recession talk dominates the news. What would you do?

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