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John Leahy BlueLinx

BlueLinx hires director of accounts for home centers

John Leahy will be responsible for the growth of the BlueLinx home center business.
sold home values

Home values rise as inventory tightens

U.S. home values grew to $256,663 in August, a 0.7% increase from July. That's the largest monthly increase since 2013.

Kuiken Brothers proves you can double in size and make things more efficient

Even after doubling the size of their original location, Kuiken’s expansion strategy was not simply ‘bigger is better.’ Rather it was ‘bigger but smarter.’
Kodiak building partners

Kodiak Building Partners announces executive moves

Along with executive promotions, Kodiak has also added Dena Cordova-Jack as its sr. director, talent management.
US LBM Manchester, Conn.

US LBM expands with new Connecticut roofing and siding location

The location is US LBM's ninth new roofing and siding focused greenfield since 2018.
housing starts multifamily

Housing starts dip in August, brought down by multifamily production

Single-family starts showed growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% due to declines in multifamily production.
Do it Best board of directors

Do it Best announces newly-elected board members

Officers were also elected at the 2020 Do it Best Shareholders’ Meeting held Sept. 10.
Leveraging Lean: How to Cut Truck Turnaround Times

Webinar Replay: Leveraging Lean: How to Cut Truck Turnaround Times

In this webinar, Lean Expert Scott Morrison will share the insights and strategies he's used with LBM dealers across the U.S. to ensure that delivery trucks spend as much time making deliveries as possible. The result is increased efficiency and profitability.
Simpson Strong-Tie Jessup MD

Simpson Strong-Tie moves Maryland warehouse and annex to larger facility

The new building is 35,000 square feet larger than the previous location.
Cameron Ashley Fort Wayne

Cameron Ashley opens new Indiana distribution center

The combination warehouse and office space neighbors the existing J&R Products headquarters.

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