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Decked out, In Depth

LBM Journal ran its first decking In Depth in April of 2004. In that issue, my predecessors shared news about the latest products in what was then a small category for many dealers.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Culture, strategy, breakfast, and more

A commonly quoted phrase in the business world is attributed to management guru Peter Drucker, who said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Drawing younger staff to the LBM industry

If you're a regular reader of Russ Kathrein’s columns in this magazine, then no doubt you’ve come across a few “Russ-isms.”
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Introducing the 2022 Dealers of the Year!

Starting with the January issue and continuing through April, we’ll feature the 2022 Dealers of the Year.
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Technology issue

This month’s issue focuses on technology tools for LBM dealers, a topic that we think is becoming more important every year.
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It’s okay to learn the new ways

Usually when people say there is a generation gap in knowledge, they’re saying that the young people don’t know how to do things the old way.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

A great place to work

We may not all be as lucky as Jeff Pardini at Hills Flat Lumber and know what we want to do with our lives at a young age.
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How’s business where you are?

Strange things can happen when predictability is thrown out the window. These past 18 months have enforced that point.
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The good kind of ‘unprecedented’

Every lumber dealer is experiencing the same unprecedented prices and demand challenges, just as they’re now looking back on the same unprecedented pandemic.
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Attracting and retaining great people

Without a doubt the labor shortage is the biggest issue facing dealers that I talk to for our monthly dealer profile stories.

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