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July 2017

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Digital Case Studies: Franklin Building Supply

As LBM dealers continue to search out best practices for utilizing social media to their business’s advantage, many are looking to early adaptors who...

Department of Labor Rescinds Several Obama-Era Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) notified a U.S. federal circuit court on June 2 that it intends to rescind the “persuader” rule, and...
Ben Jackson

Remodeler Q&A: Ben Jackson

Ben Jackson Founded in 1980 by Ben Jackson, Ben’s General Contracting Corp. Ben’s General Contracting is now headed up by partners, and brothers, Ben and Tony...

How Much Weight Can My Deck Hold?

What to look for when calculating deck load. As homeowners enter the summer months, many are looking into DIY projects that will allow them to...

How Best to Prepare to Go to Market

I used to work for the marketing department of a large building products manufacturer, and the executive in charge had a saying that has...
Employee Recruitment

12 Best Practices for Employee Recruitment and Retention

Finding and keeping good employees requires thinking beyond traditional salaries and benefits. There’s no denying that the rebounding housing market is great for business. But...
Real Issues. Real Answers.

Real Issues. Real Answers: Managing Evolving Inventories

“Evolve or die.” That jarring little sentence from an LBM Journal reader packs a powerful punch, and in today’s LBM industry, it is more...
Softwood Tariffs

Canadian Softwood Tariffs: Who Benefits, Who Pays More?

Both the U.S. and Canada produce lumber products and have had disagreements over lumber since the 1800s. We have traded wood products in both...
Gregg Renner

Five Questions With: Gregg Renner, MiTek-US

Gregg Renner is the VP of Marketing for MiTek-US. A Berkshire Hathaway company, MiTek-US is the world's largest supplier of software, structural connector systems,...
LP FlameBlock OSB Sheathing

Product Picks: July 2017

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing...

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