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BOB HEIDENREICH: Knowing Your Products

Product training from manufacturers is a powerful tool. Here are tips for making sure that your team gets the most value. BY: BOB HEIDENREICHMost of...

THE LUMBER MARKET: Southern Pine Markets

Southern Pine Markets After the Design Value Changes. BY: Paul F. Jannke In November 2011, FEA released a report “What if the Proposed New Design Values...

BILL LEE: Lackluster Earnings

And how to eliminate them. BY: BILL LEE The purpose of a business is to create wealth for its stockholders. Other purposes include creating employment opportunities...

JOHN D. WAGNER: Cool Roofs Save Energy

New study shows: Grow your sales by sharing the science and value of today’s cool roofing products. BY: JOHN D. WAGNERIt’s a common fact that...

DEALER PROFILE: Focus on the Fundamentals

Dye Home Improvement celebrates 90 years of success by positioning itself for the future. BY: ALYSSA SAMSON “Some people try to find things in this game...

GIVING BACK: Racing for a Cause

McCoy’s Building Supply supports the National Volunteer Caregiving Network by hosting and sponsoring a 5K fundraising race. BY: ALYSSA SAMSON “Family and community values are what help make...

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: Loranger Door & Window Co. Inc.

Insights from LBM Dealers who’ve grown their sales with a showroom refresh. An Interview with Robert J. Loranger, President of Loranger Door & Window Co....

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Treated Wood or Composite Decking

Point/Counterpoint provides equal time to both sides of a controversial topic. This month, we take on the question: What's Greener: Treated Wood or Composite...

PRODUCT PICKS: May 2014

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch for May 2014.   Stanley & CAT FatMax® Portable Tripod...

IN DEPTH: DECK FASTENERS

Fastener preferences are changing as contractors look for more safety and low-visibility options to meet expectations. BY: CRAIG A. SHUTT Deck fasteners are moving more to the high end of...

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