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October 2017

Safety Tips by PLM

Brand Talk: Tips to keep your business safe from slip, trip and fall exposures

Safety Tips by PLMDespite what cartoons would have us believe, we all know it’s not just banana peels that lead to slips, trips and...
Art Steinhafel

Brand Talk: Succeeding with windows

Staying close to our customers: By Ply GemArt Steinhafel is president of Ply Gem Windows, a unit of Ply Gem Building Products (NYSE: PGEM)....
Fresh Recruits

Fresh recruits: How three firms attract and retain employees

With competition for employees tighter than ever, three firms share their unique approaches to recruitment and retention.One of the biggest challenges facing the construction...

Protecting the mortgage interest deduction as part of tax reform

This fall the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are working on a major overhaul of the tax code. It would be a...
Huber Engineered Woods AdvanTech

Brand Talk: Multifamily framers recommend Advantech products for flat, even flooring

Adhesive and Panels: By Huber Engineered WoodsIt’s 10 minutes before lunch break and the two-man crew from East Coast Interiors have just flown through...

The three stages of successful hiring

Few things can change the trajectory of your LBM business more than figuring out how to find, hire, and keep great people. Bad hires...

The 2018 modern sales and marketing plan – Part 2

If you recall from Part 1, we’re rolling through an example of a 2018 sales and marketing plan. If you missed Part 1, check...

Top five concerns of sellers and buyers

The LBM Strategies Conference M&A panelists responded to your top concerns. The recent LBM Strategies Conference in Dallas offered a dynamite mergers and acquisition panel...
The Deck Store

Five steps to start selling online

At the LBM Strategies Conference last month, I sat on a panel discussion centered around e-commerce and how lumber dealers can get started selling...

Eight rules to avoiding incentive plan pitfalls

There are a number of ways to run incentive plans for your staff. Here are eight simple rules that I have found will simplify...

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