LAKEVILLE, MN – LBM Journal, the leading media company for lumberyards and building material dealers in the nation, has started the LBM Century Club to honor LBM dealers that are at least 100 years old.
“We’re honoring those lumberyard and building materials dealers with a century or more of distinguished service to their communities and to our industry,” says Rick Schumacher, publisher and editor of LBM Journal. “By recognizing their century of distribution excellence, we’re holding these LBM dealers up as a model for others in our industry.”
The first member of the LBM Century Club is Engquist Lumber Co. in Harcourt, Iowa. Started in 1890, the family-owned company was launched by Olaf Engquist, a farmer who saw a need for building materials. Four generations of Engquist family members have run the company, with Scott Engquist now the president and manager. Engquist Lumber provides sales and design support to contractors and homeowners across central Iowa. The company sells lumber, plywood, windows, doors, cabinets, insulation and many more building materials.
“Engquist Lumber is the ideal company to launch the LBM Century Club,” says Schumacher. “This family-owned business has been operating for 126 years … changing and growing with the times to serve their expanded community.
“We’re looking for other LBM dealers who have reached the century mark so that we can celebrate their rich history. I’m encouraging anyone who knows of a 100+ year old lumberyard to nominate them at LBMJournal.com/century, so we can add them to this listing of impressive companies. Thanks to the sponsorship of this program by Epicor, there is no cost for deserving dealers to take their place in this elite club. Plus,” Schumacher adds, “any company that has survived for more than 100 years has already paid its dues.”
Members of the LBM Century Club will be recognized in LBM Journal and will receive a certificate of membership, logo window clings and special marketing materials for their use. Plus, Century Club inductees who are in attendance at the LBM Strategies Conference 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. on September 7 will also be honored at a special reception.
About LBM Journal
Founded in 2003, LBM Journal has established itself as the leading media company serving the lumber/building material distribution channel. Armed with decades of real-world experience, LBM Journal’s editorial team delivers practical insights on topics ranging from sales/margins and operations to green building and selling to remodelers. Plus, each issue of LBM Journal drills down deep into at least one product category to uncover market trends and sales tips. Published eleven times per year—available both in print and digitally, LBM Journal also maintains a robust website at LBMJournal.com, produces the LBM Alert weekly e-newsletters and has developed LBMJOBS.com to connect employers in the LBM industry with qualified candidates. To learn more, visit www.LBMJournal.com.