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  • Digital Case Studies: Oxford Lumber

    Digital Case Studies: Oxford Lumber

    Who handles social media posts and marketing at your company? I handle 99% of the posting on our social media accounts. Occasionally our store managers will do a social media ... Read More

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  • Remodeler Q&A: Rick Goldstein

    Remodeler Q&A: Rick Goldstein

    What do you wish lumber and building materials suppliers understood about your business? I wish LBM suppliers understood what we represented, who our clients are, and what is expected. If ... Read...

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  • RoyOMartin Rebrands its Eclipse Product Line

    RoyOMartin Rebrands its Eclipse Product Line

    RoyOMartin has unveiled updated branding for its Eclipse line of radiant barrier oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing products. The Eclipse roofing product, formerly Eclipse Radiant Barrier Roof...

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  • LMC Dealers Celebrate Record Year

    LMC Dealers Celebrate Record Year

    Wayne, Penn. – Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC) Dealers gained market share and hit new heights in 2016, LMC’s President John Somerville announced during the group’s recent annual...

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  • U.S. Lumber Announces Strategic Growth Investment

    U.S. Lumber Announces Strategic Growth Investment

    ATLANTA — U.S. Lumber Group, a two step distributor of specialty building products in the Eastern U.S., announced in a press release that it has signed an agreement for a ... Read More

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  • Parksite Associate Receives Illinois ESOP Employee of the Year Award 

    Parksite Associate Receives Illinois ESOP Employee of the Year Award 

    Batavia, Ill. — Parksite, Inc. has announced that Elizabeth Wheeler was presented with the 2017 Illinois ESOP Employee of the Year award, acknowledging her commitment and pride in promoting...

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  • Your Business is Worth What Someone Will Pay for It

    Your Business is Worth What Someone Will Pay for It

    There is a person I know from our town who has a nice house she needs to sell. She asked me to take a look at it and tell her, just ... Read More

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  • MoistureShield Parent Company Acquired

    MoistureShield Parent Company Acquired

    SPRINGDALE, Ark.—  Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (AERT) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. for total...

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  • 84 Lumber to Carry Ecolife Above Ground Treated Wood

    84 Lumber to Carry Ecolife Above Ground Treated Wood

    84 Lumber is now selling Ecolife Stabilized Weather- Resistant Wood for above ground applications in decks, fencing and similar projects. Ecolife integrates a wood preservative with a built-in...

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  • Support The Innocent Sellers Act

    Support The Innocent Sellers Act

    You may have on LBMJournal.com recently that the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has urged LBM dealers to contact their congressional representatives to request...

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  • Working Hard Is Not Enough; Managers Must Make Things Happen

    Working Hard Is Not Enough; Managers Must Make Things Happen

    One of the mistakes I believe we make in the building supply industry is failing to spend enough time outside our industry looking at success stories and figuring out how ... Read More

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  • Lumberyard Owner Celebrates 60 Years on the Job

    Lumberyard Owner Celebrates 60 Years on the Job

    On April 1, Frank DeLuca Jr. will celebrate 60 years at the business where he started loading trucks at 19 years old. Now 79, DeLuca is the owner of Reliable Lumber ... Read More

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  • Ply Gem Receives West Virginia Governor’s Award for Energy Efficiency

    Ply Gem Receives West Virginia Governor’s Award for Energy Efficiency

    Ply Gem Building Products and its West Virginia manufacturing facilities received the West Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency. The award, not limited to the...

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  • Sponsored: The Importance of Understanding Treated Lumber

    Sponsored: The Importance of Understanding Treated Lumber

    Some things just stand the test of time. In a world of ever-changing composites and polymers, one material remains dominant.  Pressure-treated lumber. Understanding and educating customers on the...

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  • Single-Family Housing Starts Reach Highest Level Since 2007

    Single-Family Housing Starts Reach Highest Level Since 2007

    WASHINGTON — Nationwide housing starts rose 3% in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.288 million units, according to newly released data...

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  • Guardian Building Products to Distribute Deckorators in Eastern U.S.

    Guardian Building Products to Distribute Deckorators in Eastern U.S.

    Grand Rapids, Mich.—  Two composite decking product lines, part of the Deckorators brand, are now available to customers in the Eastern U.S., through an agreement between Guardian Building...

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  • 84 Lumber Promotes McCrobie to New Role

    84 Lumber Promotes McCrobie to New Role

    EIGHTY FOUR, Penn. — 84 Lumber has promoted Mike McCrobie to Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). The company is also conducting a search for a Chief Information Officer (CIO). McCrobie, a 20-year ......

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  • Builder Confidence at a 12-Year High

    Builder Confidence at a 12-Year High

    The National Association of Home Builders reports that builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to 71 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index...

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  • NLBMDA Supports Bipartisan Timber Innovation Act

    NLBMDA Supports Bipartisan Timber Innovation Act

    Washington DC — The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) praises the reintroduction on Tuesday, March 7, of the Timber Innovation Act in the House of Representatives...

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  • Report: Contractor Sentiment Sees Trump Election Boost

    Report: Contractor Sentiment Sees Trump Election Boost

    PORTLAND, Maine — BlueTarp Financial, a credit management company for B2B suppliers, released its Q4 2016 Building Supply Index last month at 120.43, a slight improvement from 117.38 in Q4 2015....

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