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U.S. LBM

Report: Kelso In Talks to Buy US LBM

A Reuter's report released Wednesday evening says that buyout firm Kelso & Company is in "advanced talks" to acquire Green Bay, Wis.- based US LBM...

APA Outlook: Increasing Demand for Engineered Wood Products

Similar to 2014, extremely harsh weather caused home building to stall in the eastern half of the U.S. during the first quarter of 2015....

DEALER PROFILE: HEP Sales

Growth via opportunity - HEP Sales in Upstate New York is built on success from diverse product offerings, and is grounded in old-fashioned service.There...
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ABC Supply Acquires Weather Guard Assets

BELOIT, Wis. — Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired certain assets of Weather Guard Building Products, a distributor of rainware products...
The Milk Run Salesman

TOUGH CALL: The Trouble with ‘Milk Runs’

“It’s a good problem,” and “It’s better than the alternative.” Those are two variations on your response to staffers who are working harder and...
Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie Donates to Texas Flood Relief

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie announced it is making a $10,000 donation to assist in relief response and recovery efforts following the historic Blanco...

Housing Prices: Slowing to Sustainable Growth

The National Association of Homebuilders reports that The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller recently released their respective home price...
2015 Roofing Contractor Survey Results - Principia

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Roofing Demand On An Upward Slope

Residential roofing was a challenging market for the entire supply chain last year as market demand and dealer sell through was lower than expected....

BOB HEIDENREICH: Selling The Complete Deck Project

Part 1 of 3: Building a deck is like planning a trip.The key to selling a complete decking project is to make sure you...

McCoy’s Names Two New Location Managers

Bo Ortiz and Ruben Valdez both have new positions at McCoy's Building Supply, the company announced today.Ortiz was appointed store manager of the Harlingen...

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