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Succession planning insights – Part III

Part 3• Succession planning insights Part I • Succession planning insights Part IIInstallment payments to buy out a business interest—not as simple as it sounds.A...

U.S. trade policy increasingly relevant for dealers

As a candidate, President Donald Trump made trade policy a major part of his campaign and vowed to make trade agreements that were more...
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The impact of housing removals on housing demand

Industry SpotlightThe rate of housing removals is an often overlooked, but surprisingly important component of housing demand. It is often overlooked because quality data...

Brand Talk: Modern fleet technology is driving the future

Safety Tips by PLMThe numbers are staggering. Drivers of tractor trailer trucks and smaller delivery trucks, like those used in the lumber building and...
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Remodeler Q&A: Bob Williams

Bob Williams President, Star Construction Company, Inc.With NARI certifications of CR, CLC, CKBR, and CGHP, Bob Williams has won several Chrysalis and COTY awards. He...

How to communicate news of the sale of your business

It's hard to keep secrets around the office if more than a couple people are “in the know” about goings on. So, when a...

Verify before you buy when taking on new product lines

Point of lawOne of my lumberyard clients in the upper Midwest recently found itself in a precarious situation. I’ll call the client Midwest Lumber,...
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Brand Talk: The building and logistics economy

Building and Logistics by Weyerhaeuser DistributionIn most regions throughout the U.S., the home building and remodeling market continues to recover and grow at a...

Well this is awkward: How to talk about money

The one thing that almost all hiring managers dread is the “money conversation.” It’s awkward, and it certainly isn’t dinner party small talk. Money...

High lumber prices can actually be good for business

With the cost of lumber rising due to the tariffs on Canadian softwoods, every lumber dealer you talk to is spending more for inventory....

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