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  • Oklahoma Lumbermen’s Association Joins BlueTarp Financial

    Oklahoma Lumbermen’s Association Joins BlueTarp Financial

    PORTLAND, Maine — BlueTarp recently partnered with the Oklahoma Lumbermen’s Association (OLA) in a referral agreement for its members. Since its inception in 1947, OLA has served independent...

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  • How Best to Prepare to Go to Market

    How Best to Prepare to Go to Market

    I used to work for the marketing department of a large building products manufacturer, and the executive in charge had a saying that has always stuck with me. Whether we ... Read More

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  • Study Shows Steady Gains in Remodeling Activity Moving into 2018

    Study Shows Steady Gains in Remodeling Activity Moving into 2018

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Healthy and stable growth in home improvement and repair spending is anticipated for the remainder of the year and into the first half of 2018, according to ... Read More

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  • Hardwoods Distribution Acquires Downes & Reader Hardwood

    Hardwoods Distribution Acquires Downes & Reader Hardwood

    Langley, B.C. — Hardwoods Distribution Inc. announced that it has, through its’ subsidiary, Rugby Holdings LLC., purchased Downes &  Reader Hardwood Company Inc. Downes & Reader is a distributor...

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  • 12 Best Practices for Employee Recruitment and Retention

    12 Best Practices for Employee Recruitment and Retention

    Finding and keeping good employees requires thinking beyond traditional salaries and benefits. There’s no denying that the rebounding housing market is great for business. But the market...

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  • CPG International Names Joe Ochoa President of AZEK Building Products

    CPG International Names Joe Ochoa President of AZEK Building Products

    SKOKIE, Ill. – CPG International has announced the hiring of former Owens Corning executive Joe Ochoa as President of its AZEK Building Products unit. Ochoa spent the last 15 years ... Read More

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  • Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

    Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

    WASHINGTON — Nationwide housing starts rose 8.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing ... Read More

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  • Learn How to Make Your Company a Best Place to Work

    Learn How to Make Your Company a Best Place to Work

    A common concern among LBM dealers, and the most-submitted topic in LBM Journal’s Real Issues. Real Answers. column is how to deal with the lack of available talent in today’s ... Read More

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  • Real Issues. Real Answers: Managing Evolving Inventories

    Real Issues. Real Answers: Managing Evolving Inventories

    “Evolve or die.” That jarring little sentence from an LBM Journal reader packs a powerful punch, and in today’s LBM industry, it is more relevant than ever. Not only is ... Read More

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  • Guerry Lumber purchases HomeSouth Architectural

    Guerry Lumber purchases HomeSouth Architectural

    Guerry Lumber of Savannah, Ga. has announced its expansion into the architectural window and door business with its acquisition of HomeSouth Architectural located in Savannah. Guerry Lumber, a 90...

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  • Builder Confidence Slips Two Points in July

    Builder Confidence Slips Two Points in July

    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes slipped two points to 64 in July from a downwardly revised June reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells...

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  • Geyer Promoted at Roseburg

    Geyer Promoted at Roseburg

    Springfield, Ore. – Roseburg Forest Products has announced that Eric Geyer has accepted the position of Director of Strategic Business Development and External Affairs for the company. Geyer...

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  • Wade Named Do it Best Corp National Sales Manager

    Wade Named Do it Best Corp National Sales Manager

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Do it Best Corp. has named John Wade as its National Product Sales and New Business Development Manager, effective immediately. In this new role, Wade will ... Read More

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  • Canadian Softwood Tariffs: Who Benefits, Who Pays More?

    Canadian Softwood Tariffs: Who Benefits, Who Pays More?

    Both the U.S. and Canada produce lumber products and have had disagreements over lumber since the 1800s. We have traded wood products in both directions with and without tariffs. Previous ... Read...

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  • AdvantageLumber.com Owners Acquire Brazilian Sawmills

    AdvantageLumber.com Owners Acquire Brazilian Sawmills

    Advantage Trim & Lumber Company’s Vice President, Betty Pelc, has just announced the purchase of a new sawmill in Brazil, located just a few miles up the river from the ... Read More

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  • Do it Best CEO Responds to True Value Sale Reports

    Do it Best CEO Responds to True Value Sale Reports

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Dan Starr, the President and CEO of the nation’s second largest home improvement co-op, responds to inquiries about the potential sale of competitor True Value: “There ... Read More

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  • Burnham Joins Mid-State Lumber as Director of New England Sales

    Burnham Joins Mid-State Lumber as Director of New England Sales

    Branchburg, N.J. — Mid-State Lumber has announced the appointment of Paul Burnham as Director of New England Sales. Burnham comes to Mid-State with 18 years of sales and purchasing experience ......

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  • Five Questions With: Gregg Renner, MiTek-US

    Five Questions With: Gregg Renner, MiTek-US

    Gregg Renner is the VP of Marketing for MiTek-US. A Berkshire Hathaway company, MiTek-US is the world’s largest supplier of software, structural connector systems, equipment and services to the...

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  • Brennan Appointed Huttig’s West Region VP

    Brennan Appointed Huttig’s West Region VP

    ST. LOUIS — Huttig Building Products, Inc. has announced the appointment of Kevin Brennan as West Region Vice President. Brennan most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Sales ... Read...

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  • Rodriguez Named President of Operations at Crystal Pacific Windows

    Rodriguez Named President of Operations at Crystal Pacific Windows

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – National fenestration manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, based in New York, announced that Robert Rodriguez has been named President of Operations for Crystal Pacific...

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