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BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Finding the Right Opening in Windows

New construction boosts opportunity for LBM dealers.BY: LOU ROSSIWindows is one product category that’s expected to benefit all parts of the housing industry recovery....

BEHIND THE NUMBERS: Wrong Or Lucky

“An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.” —Evan EsarBY: AL SHERMANMostly we view forecasters—economic,...

NLBMDA: Conference Recap

On March 31 and April 1, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) held its annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference at the Hyatt...

BOB HEIDENREICH: Knowing Your Products

Product training from manufacturers is a powerful tool. Here are tips for making sure that your team gets the most value.BY: BOB HEIDENREICHMost of...

IN DEPTH: Windows and Doors

Energy efficiency is important, but choices in windows, entry doors and patio doors often are made on aesthetic and security options—and manufacturers are expanding...

THE LUMBER MARKET: Southern Pine Markets

Southern Pine Markets After the Design Value Changes.BY: Paul F. JannkeIn November 2011, FEA released a report “What if the Proposed New Design Values...

BILL LEE: Lackluster Earnings

And how to eliminate them.BY: BILL LEEThe purpose of a business is to create wealth for its stockholders. Other purposes include creating employment opportunities...

JOHN D. WAGNER: Cool Roofs Save Energy

New study shows: Grow your sales by sharing the science and value of today’s cool roofing products.BY: JOHN D. WAGNERIt’s a common fact that...

DEALER PROFILE: Focus on the Fundamentals

Dye Home Improvement celebrates 90 years of success by positioning itself for the future.BY: ALYSSA SAMSON“Some people try to find things in this game...

GIVING BACK: Racing for a Cause

McCoy’s Building Supply supports the National Volunteer Caregiving Network by hosting and sponsoring a 5K fundraising race.BY: ALYSSA SAMSON“Family and community values are what help make...

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