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Employee buys Nebraska lumberyard before it closes
An Overton, Neb. lumberyard employee decided to buy the business he worked for rather than see it close. S.A. Foster Lumber was in the liquidation process when the store’s assistant ... Read More
ECi Software names Sam Miller Chief Revenue Officer
Fort Worth, Texas — ECi Software Solutions, an industry-specific information technology company, has announced that Sam Miller has been hired as Chief Revenue Officer. Miller will direct ECi’s...
Busy Beaver to open five home improvement centers in 2018
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver plans to open five new home improvement centers throughout the tri-state region in 2018. Its Grove City, Penn. location is set to open in March ... Read More
In memoriam: Floyd Yoder
Floyd Yoder, founder of Yoder’s Building Supply in Fair Play, S.C., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at the age of 70. Lynn Schwarz of BMSA, sent the following message to ... Read More
Reset begins for overtime pay eligibility
On Aug. 31, a federal district court permanently invalidated changes made to the Overtime Rule under President Obama. This follows a Nov. 22, 2016, preliminary injunction barring enforcement. The...
SC Railing rebrands as Trex Commercial Products
WINCHESTER, Va.— SC Railing, a manufacturer and supplier of custom architectural railings, has taken on a new name. The company, recently acquired by Trex Company, has been renamed Trex Commercial...
Manufacturers Reserve Supply to carry James Hardie products
IRVINGTON, N.J. — Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS), a wholesale building materials distributor servicing New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut has formed a partnership...
Eastern Metal Supply, Inc. acquires Enduris’ Endeck
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Eastern Metal Supply (EMS) has acquired Enduris’ Endeck Capped Cellular PVC product lines of deck, dock and fascia boards. EMS will continue to service all of Enduris’ ... Read More
Immigration, housing formations create uncertainty for housing trends
A major uncertainty for trend housing starts In April, I wrote a Spotlight that addressed the question of how a major reduction in immigration would affect trend economic growth by ... Read More
NAHB reviews impact of Canadian lumber duties on the U.S. economy in 2018
On Nov. 2, the Commerce Department announced its final decision to impose duties averaging 20.83 percent on Canadian softwood lumber shipments into the U.S. The impacts of these duties on ... Read...
Great hires start with clarity
Poor hires cost your business: lost payroll, wasted training (and wasted time as others cover), errors and mistakes, dissatisfied customers, to mention just a few. But despite popular thinking,...
Weyerhaeuser Distribution adds Homasote 440 SoundBarrier products to four markets
Seattle— Weyerhaeuser Distribution has expanded its offering of Homasote 440 SoundBarrier panels to its distribution centers in Denver, Dallas, Houston, and Tacoma, Wash. The company has been...
Remodeler Q&A: Dolores Davis
Q: What do you wish LBM suppliers understood about your business? A: The most important aspect of our business is that we are a design build company. We have an ... Read More
Digger Specialties acquires Column & Post Inc.
Digger Specialties, Inc. has purchased the assets of Column & Post Inc. in Fuqua-Varina, N.C. Column & Post has been manufacturing fiberglass columns for distribution since 2002. Loren “Digger”...
Detroit Lions, The Presidents Cup, and your sitcom
It’s 3:30 P.M. on a fall afternoon in West Michigan. The TV in the living room has the Detroit Lions game nearing the end as my wife and I sit ... Read More
Kodiak closes ABS deal, announces partnership with private equity firm
Denver — Kodiak Building Partners has announced the successful closing of its acquisition of American Builders Supply. In addition, Kodiak and Court Square Capital Partners have announced a...
How national trade shows grow your business
I think that too often LBM dealers get comfortable in their own region and miss out on trade shows that are outside of their local market. Some of the best ... Read More
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual introduces Cyber Suite liability
Philadelphia — Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company, has introduced Cyber Suite liability insurance. This new offering provides five types of coverage to help businesses respond to...
BMD subsidiary acquires Moehl Millwork
Galt, Calif. — Home Factories, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Building Material Distributors, Inc. (BMD), has acquired Moehl Millwork, Inc. Moehl Millwork is a distributor of millwork...
Single family construction spending up in October