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Kelly Fox, CEO for Lumber Traders

Brand Talk: Growing a Business Through Customer Service and Technology

Brand Talk: By Weyerhaeuser Distribution Kelly Fox, CEO for Lumber Traders, Inc., passionately believes in empowering employees, embracing advancing technology and creating deep customer relationships....
Ryan Mulkeen

Digital Case Studies: Kuiken Brothers Company, Inc.

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...
Markets and Acquisitions

With Markets Strong, Should You Delay Selling?

Our markets are roaring. Everyone’s doing great, and party confetti seems to fall like snowflakes every time you look at your monthly sales reports....
Greg Alsterlund

Remodeler Q&A: Greg Alsterlund

Greg Alsterlund President and Owner McDonald Remodeling Greg Alsterlund is president and owner at McDonald Remodeling in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. He has more than 20 years...

Editor’s Note: Lessons Learned

Our third-grade son begins each month with an ever-larger reading assignment. This month, the goal was 222 pages. For a sports-and-Nerfgun obsessed kid, let’s...
Sample interview questions

Managers Get the Behavior They Hire

There has been a lot of talk in the media about how differently management must treat the millennials in the work force; that is,...
Circuit City Final Days

The LBM Industry, Disrupted

Building materials will be ruled by a marketplace. Will the industry let it be Amazon? Over the past couple years, Amazon has been making a...
Simpson Strong-Tie

Product Picks: May 2017

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Wall® Shearwall Selector Web App Simpson Strong-Tie has...
Jonathan D. Wierengo

Five Questions With: Jonathan D. Wierengo, The Tapco Group

Jonathan D. Wierengo is the Vice President of Marketing, New Product Development, Service and Support at The Tapco Group headquartered in Wixom, Mich. In...
Milwaukee M12

Real Issues. Real Answers: Optimizing Deliveries

For LBM dealers, nothing happens until a sale is made. For our builder customers, nothing happens until the material arrives on the jobsite. Deliveries...

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