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  • Missouri lumberyards settle marketing dispute

    Missouri lumberyards settle marketing dispute

    Two lumberyards in Northwest Missouri have settled a marketing conspiracy dispute that was scheduled for a Dec. 4 jury trial, the St. Joseph News-Press reports. Porters Building Centers of...

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  • Brand Talk: Siding matters

    Brand Talk: Siding matters

    John Buckley is President of the Ply Gem Siding Group, a business unit of Ply Gem Building Products (NYSE: PGEM). Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president ... Read More

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  • Editor’s Note: Fresh perspectives

    Editor’s Note: Fresh perspectives

    “You need to get out of the rat race. You need to get some big picture thinking going on.” That was Rufus Duncan, when asked why he attends the annual ... Read More

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  • Do it Best Corp. announces new merchandising divisional manager

    Do it Best Corp. announces new merchandising divisional manager

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Do it Best Corp. has announced the promotion of David McDonald to Divisional Merchandise Manager. In his new role, McDonald will lead merchandise teams across several ... Read More

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  • Western Building Material Association names new officers

    Western Building Material Association names new officers

    Trent Withers of Withers Lumber Company in Woodburn, Ore. was elected President of Western Building Material Association at its 115th Annual Convention and Building Products Showcase held November...

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  • Riggs joins Lester Group as VP of Building Supply Division

    Riggs joins Lester Group as VP of Building Supply Division

    The Lester Group, a diversified company with investments in forest products, building materials and real estate development with 11 locations in North Carolina has named Steve Riggs as the new ......

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  • Product Picks: 2017 Deck Expo and Remodeling Show Edition

    Product Picks: 2017 Deck Expo and Remodeling Show Edition

    Here are 25 of our editors’ top choices from the 2017 Deck Expo and Remodeling Show, held on October 26-27 in Nashville. MoistureShield® Vision™ Deck Line MoistureShield Vision decking is ... Read...

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  • Housing starts rise in October

    Housing starts rise in October

    Total housing starts increased in October, with solid readings from the single-family sector, the National Association of Home Builders reports. Nationwide housing starts rose 13.7% in October to...

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  • NLBMDA ‘extremely concerned’ with portions of House tax bill

    NLBMDA ‘extremely concerned’ with portions of House tax bill

    Washington — The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released the following statement regarding the House passage of major tax reform legislation. Today, the House...

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  • BlueTarp Financial Q3 Building Supply Index reaches record high

    BlueTarp Financial Q3 Building Supply Index reaches record high

    PORTLAND, Maine — BlueTarp Financial, a credit management company for B2B suppliers, has released its Q3 2017 Building Supply Index. The Q3 2017 index value rose to 134.14 from 126.52 ... Read More

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  • Epicor launches updates to BisTrack Software

    Epicor launches updates to BisTrack Software

    Epicor Software Corporation has announced general availability of two new Epicor BisTrack applications— Epicor BisTrack Price Checker and Epicor BisTrack Warehouse Management for Android...

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  • Builder confidence climbs to eight-month high in November

    Builder confidence climbs to eight-month high in November

    WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing ......

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  • Kodiak Building Partners acquires Arizona Wholesale Supply Company

    Kodiak Building Partners acquires Arizona Wholesale Supply Company

    Kodiak Building Partners has acquired Arizona Wholesale Supply Company (AWS), an appliance and flooring dealer that specializes in the support of residential contractors and their customers. AWS...

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  • WCLBMA names 2018 officers

    WCLBMA names 2018 officers

    The West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association (WCLBMA) has elected new officers and directors for 2018 and confirmed other officers and directors who remain on the board. The action ......

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  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Managing business peaks and valleys

    Real Issues. Real Answers. Managing business peaks and valleys

    The old saw, “You got to dance with them what brung you,” is a nice sentiment, but how valid is it in our business? More to the point, if your ... Read More

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  • Epicor announces LBM Customer Excellence Awards winners

    Epicor announces LBM Customer Excellence Awards winners

    Lumber and building materials dealers were recognized for technology innovation and fast implementation and deployment of an Epicor Software solution at Epicor’s Lumber & Building Materials User...

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  • In Depth: Tech tools

    In Depth: Tech tools

    With increasing adoption – and anytime access – software, apps, and other tech tools are boosting efficiencies for dealers across the country

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  • MiTek’s Marriott receives industry award from Structural Building Components Association

    MiTek’s Marriott receives industry award from Structural Building Components Association

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — MiTek has announced that its outgoing president, Dick Marriott, has won the 2017 Dick Bowman Industry Enthusiast award, a prestigious honor awarded annually by the Structural...

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  • Tough Call: The temptation of Paul

    Tough Call: The temptation of Paul

    Your top sales rep has an aggressive job offer from a competitor. Do you attempt to match it and keep him on board, or let him go? You’ll never forget ... Read More

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  • Ralph Bruno Named CEO of Derby Building Products

    Ralph Bruno Named CEO of Derby Building Products

    Quebec City, Quebec — Ralph Bruno has been named CEO of Derby Building Products Inc. (formerly Novik Inc.), the international manufacturer of the Tando and Novik brands of exterior cladding...

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