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To our stakeholders

Because you are our stakeholders, I like to update you periodically on what’s going on with your media company.
Rick Schumacher from the publisher

The wheelbarrow

Our story begins last weekend when our old wheelbarrow broke.
Rick Schumacher from the publisher

Sticks matter

As important as it is for an athlete to have the right tools, it’s that much more important that our teams aren’t held back by their tools.
Rick Schumacher from the publisher

Redefining ‘Great’

For the LBM industry, which has struggled mightily with attracting, hiring, and retaining good people, even the idea of a Great Resignation is about the least appealing concept imaginable.
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Behind the LBM 100

For years, one of the most common questions from readers and advertisers was if we had a listing of the industry’s top dealers by revenue.
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Defy Shrinkflation

We may not be able to control rising product prices, but we can control what our customers experience when working with us.
Rick Schumacher from the publisher

The next big thing?

If you’re on the lookout for some innovative new products to bring to your market, I encourage you to check out our Hot Products from IBS recap.
Rick Schumacher from the publisher

Big Question. Big Answers.

There are no shortage of big questions facing our industry. And there is no doubt in my mind that the LBM Community has the answers to match.
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Got challenges?

Every month, as part of our Real Issues survey, we ask members of the LBM community to share a business challenge that they’re wrestling with.
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Learning and stretching

We are all fortunate to belong to an industry that’s rich with good, smart, successful people who want to share what they know and to learn.

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