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May 2018

NLBMDA holds annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference

NLBMDA held its annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., from March 19 to March 21. NLBMDA members attended association committee meetings,...
Bob Acclaim

Remodeler Q&A: Bob Gallese

Bob Gallese President, Acclaim Renovations & DesignBased in Mentor, Ohio, Acclaim Renovations & Design specializes in luxury kitchens, bathrooms and room additions. Acclaim Renovations &...
Gary E Robinette

Brand Talk: Why we can’t ignore the affordable housing crisis

Home for Good by Ply Gem Building ProductsA Q&A with Gary E. Robinette Gary E. Robinette is chairman and CEO of Ply Gem Building Products,...
Blake Nelson

From lumberman (or kid) to lawyer

I recently read with interest the LBM Journal feature on Davis-Hawn Lumber entitled “From lawyer to lumberman.” My story is the opposite. I grew...
single family starts graph

Key demographic trends: Overall household formations and mix of starts Part III

This is the final segment of the Spotlight series on demographics and implications for housing starts. The purpose of this Spotlight is to shift...
Doug Asano

Five Questions With: Doug Asano, Huber Engineered Woods

1 Q: With new construction and residential remodeling red hot in many markets, what do you see as the biggest opportunity for LBM dealers? A: With...

LinkedIn: Cleaning up your first impression

Over the past six months, our team at 21 Handshake has conducted a number of experiments on LinkedIn. If you’re unfamiliar with LinkedIn, think...

Beyond strengths and weaknesses

An introduction to interview questions. Successful hiring managers have mastered the art of determining candidates’ “hot points” and using that information to both determine if...

Maintaining (and increasing) gross profit margins

It's hard to underscore enough the importance of maintaining consistency with your Gross Profit Margins (GPMs) over a period of years. In every deal...
Boise Cascade AJS 24 FMJI

Product Picks: May 2018

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here's our pick of the ones to watch.Boise Cascade AJS 24 FMJ I-joist Boise Cascade has increased...

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