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NLBMDA: The Midterm Elections and Control of Congress

Senate Democrats, who currently hold a 10-seat advantage over Republicans, are mostly playing defense this fall trying to keep their majority. BY: BEN GANN According to...

PROFILE: A Philosophy of Quality

Kimal Lumber creates its own opportunities. BY: ALYSSA SAMSON You see it all the time: A company promises top quality products and unmatched service, yet angry...

Q&A: Tony Zimbelman

President, Zimbelman Construction, LLC Wichita, Kansas Q: What sets your company apart?  A: When I wrote my business plan in 1991, I made a pledge to...

BOB HEIDENREICH: Deck Math III

Part 1: How to calculate footing loads and the weight of a deck. BY: BOB HEIDENREICH If you’re a deck builder, you know that numbers are a...

John D Wagner: The Overlooked Glulam

Advantages as to why glulams are the no-brainer choice. BY: JOHN D WAGNER Okay, admit it, you sometimes forget about glulam, don’t you? You don’t pay...

TOUGH CALL: The Reality of Virtual Competition

Building products are now available from an online mega-retailer, at pricing close to your cost. You’re losing sales. What would you do? Of all the...

REAL ISSUES. REAL ANSWERS: The Winter Slowdown

Readers share strategies for managing the winter slowdown. BY: RICK SCHUMACHERFirst, the bad news: Winter is on the way, and for the majority of LBM...

TOUGH CALL: A Yard Divided

Intercompany conflicts at your yard are causing you to lose customers—and sales. What would you do? Vote now. Who knew that your summer job at...

PRODUCT PICKS: September 2014

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our picks for September 2014. Epicor® Introduces Eagle N Series™ The Eagle N Series, Epicor’s next-generation retail...

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: GORDON LUMBER

Insights from LBM Dealers who’ve grown their sales with a showroom refresh. BY: LBM STAFF An interview with Chris Thornberry, manager for Gordon Design Gallery: Q: Your large...

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