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  • Brand Talk: Zip Systems sheathing and tape stands up to tough Florida climate

    Brand Talk: Zip Systems sheathing and tape stands up to tough Florida climate

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  • Koopman Lumber merges with Doyle Lumber

    Koopman Lumber merges with Doyle Lumber

      Koopman Lumber and Hardware has announced a merger with the Andover, Mass.-based Doyle Lumber Company. With the merger, Koopman Lumber, a family-owned company since 1939, expands its operations...

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  • Digital Case Studies: Mitchell Lumber Co.

    Digital Case Studies: Mitchell Lumber Co.

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  • New President and CEO at The Detering Company

    New President and CEO at The Detering Company

    HOUSTON — The Detering Company has announced the addition of John Sewall as President and CEO. As part of his role, Sewall will oversee both The Detering Company and South ... Read More

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  • Nominate Your Entrepreneur of the Year

    Nominate Your Entrepreneur of the Year

    LBM Journal’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognize leaders from three companies of different sizes who epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit. By our definition, an entrepreneurial company...

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  • McCoy’s Building Supply receives Texas Treasure Business Award

    McCoy’s Building Supply receives Texas Treasure Business Award

    Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) and Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) recently recognized McCoy’s Building Supply with a Texas Treasure Business Award from the Texas Historical...

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  • Lezzer Lumber acquires People’s Building Supply

    Lezzer Lumber acquires People’s Building Supply

    CURWENSVILLE, Penn.  – Lezzer Lumber, Inc., one of the 50 largest building materials retailers in the country,  has acquired People’s Building Supply, a building supply company located in...

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  • Busy fall ahead for Congress

    Busy fall ahead for Congress

    When congress returns to Washington in September following the five-week summer break, they will have a full agenda that includes increasing the debt ceiling, funding government operations beyond...

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  • Five Questions With: Brian Miller, ProVia

    Five Questions With: Brian Miller, ProVia

    Brian Miller is President and CEO of ProVia, a manufacturer of professionalclass entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone. Throughout the course of his...

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  • Housing production holds steady in August

    Housing production holds steady in August

    WASHINGTON — Nationwide housing starts fell 0.8% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing ... Read...

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  • MiTek to distribute OZCO Building Products

    MiTek to distribute OZCO Building Products

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — MiTek has completed a North American sales and distribution agreement with OZCO Building Products. OZCO Building Products is best known for originating the Ornamental Wood Ties...

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  • Poulsbo, Wash. lumberyard closing after 60 years

    Poulsbo, Wash. lumberyard closing after 60 years

    James Lumber and Ace Hardware in Poulsbo, Wash. is closing its doors after 60 years. Owner Mitch James told the Kitsap Sun that a number of reasons factored into the closing, ... Read More

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  • U.S. LUMBER to acquire NILCO

    U.S. LUMBER to acquire NILCO

    ATLANTA and HARTVILLE, Ohio — U.S. LUMBER and NILCO have signed an agreement under which U.S. LUMBER will acquire NILCO. The combination will create a company with a broader geographic ... Read More

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  • Builder confidence drops as hurricanes add uncertainty

    Builder confidence drops as hurricanes add uncertainty

    WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell three points to a level of 64 in September from a downwardly revised August reading of 67 on ... Read More

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  • New CFO at Digger Specialties

    New CFO at Digger Specialties

    Bremen, Ind. —Digger Specialties, Inc., has announced the promotion of Tim Stichter to the position of Chief Financial Officer. As CFO at DSI Stichter will oversee all fiscal operations of ......

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  • Murphy named Maine Lumber Person of the Year

    Murphy named Maine Lumber Person of the Year

    The Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Maine (RLDAM) have honored Jim Murphy of Riverside Millwork Center in Auburn, Maine, as 2017 Lumber Person of the Year. This award recognizes an ... Read More

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  • Meek’s announces new corporate CEO

    Meek’s announces new corporate CEO

    The two branches of Meek’s Lumber Company are now united under one CEO. Meek’s, a 2017 LBM Journal Entrepreneur of the Year, and one of the largest, privately-owned independent lumber and ... Read...

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  • Acquirers want leadership continuity and succession planning

    Acquirers want leadership continuity and succession planning

    Anything less will devalue your company. Think of your business as if it were a large tactical ship. Now, imagine a potential acquirer of that ship admiring it from the ... Read More

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  • Softwood lumber, OSB lead August price increases

    Softwood lumber, OSB lead August price increases

    NAHB reports that the prices of softwood lumber, OSB, and ready-mix concrete increased by 2.5%, 2.9%, and 0.5%, respectively, in August according to the latest Producer Price Index...

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  • Dancik and Mincron rebrand as Kerridge Commercial Systems

    Dancik and Mincron rebrand as Kerridge Commercial Systems

    CARY, N.C. —Kerridge Commercial Systems, provider of integrated software solutions focused on servicing the building materials, lumber, floor coverings, electrical and plumbing distribution,...

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