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October 2014

PRODUCT PICKS: October 2014

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our picks for October 2014.BY: LBM STAFF  New Drill/Driver and Hammer Drill/ Driver from Bosch Two...

BILL LEE: Do You Have the Next Generation of Leaders on Board?

Five necessary steps to ensure you’re investing in quality employees.BY: BILL LEEA good amount of the key people who populate a family-owned construction supply...

IN DEPTH: FASTENERS

New materials, focuses on speed and durability, and other factors are driving fastener performance forward.BY: CRAIG A SHUTTFastener manufacturers are continually adjusting and adding to...

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Steak or Hamburger: What’ll You Have for Dinner?

Fasteners and other hardlines are a profit lever.BY: LOU ROSSIIf you ask a hundred pro dealers what are the highest gross margin products in...

MANAGING RISK: Down The Road

Maintaining safety awareness with drivers already in the seat is good business.Having the right delivery staff in place is a key to the dealer...

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 GANNAccording to...

PROFILE: A Philosophy of Quality

Kimal Lumber creates its own opportunities.BY: ALYSSA SAMSONYou 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, KansasQ: 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 HEIDENREICHIf you’re a deck builder, you know that numbers are a...

SELLING TO REMODELERS: Your Showroom is My Showroom

An Atlanta-area remodeler shares insights on why PMC Building Materials is his LBM dealer of choice.BY: DALE CONTANT, MCR, UDCPIn the Atlanta area, the LBM...

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