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Remodeling market closed out 2019 on a high note

The RMI has been consistently above 50—indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter.

NLBMDA releases 2020 National Policy Agenda

The agenda outlines policy priorities for the LBM industry that seek to boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation across the U.S. economy.

ABC Supply acquires Midwest Wholesale Materials

Founded in 1960, Midwest Wholesale Materials has a single location in Madison, Wisconsin.
LMC Wharton School of Business

LMC dealers team up at Wharton School of Business

For the sixth year, LMC has partnered with the Wharton school to offer a concentrated management program.
housing starts

Housing starts finish 2019 strong

The December reading of 1.61 million starts is a 13-year high.

Competing on Convenience: How to Win the Retail Race 

The word “convenience” is fast becoming an important part of the customer experience and something that our industry can leverage to better compete with large, big box retailers.

NAWLA announces the 2020 John J. Mulrooney Award recipient

John J. Mulrooney was a career lumber wholesaler who later served as NAWLA’s chief executive for nearly 20 years.

NLBMDA applauds Congress for ratifying the USMCA

With some additional minor procedural action, the agreement should take effect later this year.
Glenn Coffee - Fortress Building Products

Fortress Building Products adds e-commerce retail director

Coffee brings more than 25 years of retail and e-commerce experience to the role.

Beacon Roofing Supply rebrands

Beacon's 40 brands across the U.S. and Canada that sell exterior products will now be named Beacon Building Products, the company announced.

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