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IN DEPTH: DECKING

As the market revives, preferences are changing.   BY: CRAIG A. SHUTTAs the housing market revives, so too does the desire among homeowners to expand their...

MANAGING RISK: Tech Takeovers

Information breaches and identity theft can pose a serious problem for dealers. BY ANDY CARLO Target recently acknowledged that it ignored last year’s security alerts pointing to...

DEALER PROFILE: Seizing an Opportunity

Recently opened South Carolina-based DeckStore foresees a prosperous future. David Elenbaum had a problem. After 14 years as a deck contractor, followed by a couple...

REAL ISSUES REAL ANSWERS: Growing Future Leaders

What is the key to igniting the passion and drive needed to become an effective leader? BY: RICK SCHUMACHERTo a large extent, your company’s success...

COMMENTARY: A Conversation with NADRA

Insights from Executive VP Mike Beaudry and the leadership of the North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA).  Q: Decking has been a solid growth...

GIVING BACK: Shepley Wood Products

Shepley Wood Products Sponsors Community Blood Drives. BY: ALYSSA SAMSONSaving another person’s life—it’s probably the most rewarding act a person can do for another. Few...

BEHIND THE NUMBERS: Measuring Success

How’s business? The question gets asked millions of times a day in virtually every language on the planet. BY: AL SHERMANHow’s business? The question gets...

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: The Power of Fact-Based Decisions

Tips on where to look for good information— both inside and outside your company. BY: LOU ROSSIThere’s an old saying that success has many fathers...

THE LUMBER MARKET: Housing Outlook and Structural Panel Forecast

Tips on where to look for good information— both inside and outside your company. BY: GREGORY H. LEWISU.S. housing starts fell 16% to 0.88 million...

JOHN D. WAGNER: What’s Greener: Wood or Plastic Decking?

With all factors considered, both have a very strong green message. BY: JOHN D. WAGNEROne promising aspect of today’s green building movement is the recognition...

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