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Single-family permits continue weak pace

Over the first four months of 2019, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date nationwide reached 261,119. On a year-over-year basis, this is a...

Eight things to look for when hiring a sales manager

Having an amazing sales force is one of the most important aspects of an LBM company. With the amount of competition out there, it’s...

On the road to safer trucking with load securement

As you have traveled this summer, you have no doubt encountered all kinds of unusual items on highways and byways. We all have carefully...

Homeowners cautious with lines of credit despite equity gains

The current release of the Federal Reserve’s Z.1 Financial Accounts report of the U.S., also known as the flow of funds report, shows a...

Forbes names 84 Lumber among Best Large Employers

EIGHTY FOUR, Penn. — 84 Lumber has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers of 2019. The privately held building materials supplier ranks...

Real Issues. Real Answers. The installed sales option

Selling products is one thing. Selling them and installing them is another thing altogether. Whether you’re installing for homeowners, or providing installation services for...

Get creative when faced with inventory shortages

I think a lot of decking materials dealers saw it coming, at least here in the upper Midwest. The economic outlook, the housing and...

MI Windows and Doors raises more than $1 million at annual charity event

MI Windows and Doors raised more than $1 million for its philanthropic organization, the MI Charitable Foundation, at its 21st annual golf tournament and...

ACS acquires Freeborn Lumber Company

LOS ANGELES — American Construction Source (ACS), a national building materials platform for custom home builders and repair and remodel contractors, backed by Angeles...

Construction input prices see slight increase in May

 WASHINGTON — Construction input prices rose slightly by 0.3% in May on a monthly basis and are up 0.6% over the last 12 months,...

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