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Product Picks: June 2021

Each month, hundreds of products and services vie for industry attention. Here are some that our editors think will interest LBM Journal readers.
Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply breaks ground on new distribution center

With an initial investment of nearly $70 million, construction is currently scheduled to be completed by Fall 2022.
Davis podcast

LBM Sales Podcast: Shane Soule, consultant and LBM futurist | Sponsored by DMSi |...

Shane is an expert in operations efficiencies and is the LBM industry's "futurist" who shares what's ahead as lumberyards and distributors adapt to new technologies.  Thanks to our sponsor, DMSi.
ABC Supply truck

ABC Supply acquires assets of Exterior Supply

With the acquisition, ABC Supply now has eight locations in Kentucky. 
Emery Jensen Edge

Emery Jensen Edge trade show will be in-person in September

This will be the first live national trade show for Emery Jensen since February 2020.
housing starts

Single-family housing starts lower than expected in May

Overall housing starts increased 3.6% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units off of a downwardly revised April reading.
VERSATEX

VERSATEX launches online community for homebuilding industry

VERSATEX has launched a virtual meeting place dedicated to helping building industry professionals learn and network.
lumber prices builder confidence

Rising materials costs weighs down builder confidence

Builder confidence has dipped to its lowest level since August 2020, though there is still strong demand for housing.
construction input prices lumber

Construction input prices rise 4.6% in May

The price of softwood lumber has expanded 154% over the past year.
ABC Supply trucks

ABC Supply partners with GAF QuickMeasure

Contractors will have access to aerial roof measurements through their myABCsupply account.

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