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October 2019

MiTek - In Depth - Fasteners

In Depth: Fasteners

Strength, speed, and efficiency all describe today's newest fasteners.
NBLMDA - Tariffs

No dull moments on tariffs

These days, there’s never a dull moment in Washington when it comes to trade policy, specifically tariffs.
John Wagner

Why companies sell for less, or don’t sell at all

Why don't companies sell getting top dollar, or sometimes not selling at all? Here are a few reasons.
Rikka Brandon - employee

It’s not you, it’s me — management version

Sometimes it’s not them — it’s us. Leaders don’t often see themselves as having a role in the poor performance of their employees.
Collections: Fact or Fiction?

Fact or Fiction: Collections

Collections are often an issue in the construction industry. Do you know whether the following statements are fact or fiction?
Heidenreich - credit card disputes

Why I don’t offer store credit

One of the reasons I first founded The Deck Store years ago is because local lumberyards wanted me to use their in-house credit lines, and I preferred not to.

Five Questions With: Matt Sherstad, Fortress Building Products

Matt Sherstad is the founder and CEO of Garland, Texas-based Fortress Building Products, which is comprised of four subsidiaries: Fortress Railing Products, Fortress Fence Products, OZCO Building Products and its newest business, Fortress Deck.

Supply chain survey reveals what builders think of dealer relationships

In the lumber and building materials distribution industry, where so many factors contribute to the process of constructing a home or business, the last thing anyone along the supply chain—builder, dealer, distributor, manufacturer—wants to worry about is their relationship with one another.
Russ Kathrein Leaders

Empower your people

Often, we create rules for our employees to follow, but don’t empower them to do what is right, when clearly the rule was not intended for a certain circumstance.

Product Picks: October 2019

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here's our pick of the ones to watch.

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