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NLBMDA honors Paul Hylbert with Chairman’s Award
PHOENIX — The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) honored Paul Hylbert with the Chairman’s Award for his contributions to the association and the lumber and building...
Hurricanes slow September housing production nearly 5%
WASHINGTON — Nationwide housing starts fell 4.7% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing ......
Lierz named new NLBMDA Chair
Rick Lierz, President and CEO of Franklin Building Supply, was named Chair of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) at the ProDealer Summit Oct. 17 in Phoenix, ......
Mitch Cox joins Derby Building Products
QUEBEC CITY, QC – Derby Building Products, manufacturer of the Tando and Novik brands of exterior cladding products, has hired Mitch Cox as the Senior Vice President of Sales. In ... Read More
Brand Talk: A new breed of MDF
Q: WHAT IS TRICOYA? A: Tricoya® is a completely new, high performance MDF panel product. It demonstrates outstanding durability and dimensional stability in the most extreme and challenging...
Builder confidence rises in October
WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing ......
Real Issues. Real Answers. Attracting, hiring and keeping quality people
Staffing our companies with quality people has become one of the most serious challenges facing many LBM dealers. Whether that’s due to the mass exodus of pros from our industry ... Read More
MFM Building Products now employee-owned
Coshocton, Ohio – MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is now an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)...
White Paper: How to get what you need from a new ERP
How to get what you need from a new ERP The software industry isn’t like the car industry. There aren’t standard functions that come with every platform. You will learn ... Read More
Photos: Do it Best Corp. Fall Market
Do it Best Corp. members took in the buying co-op’s annual Fall Market in Indianapolis this week. The market allows members to see the latest products and lock in special ... Read More
Do it Best Fall Market LBM update focuses on pricing and supply issues
INDIANAPOLIS — Do it Best Corp.’s Fall Market, held October 12-16 in Indianapolis, included an LBM Industry Update, which delivered the latest information on lumber and building materials. Jean...
Parksite boosts Tando’s Midwest distribution
QUEBEC CITY, QC– Parksite, Inc.’s Bolingbrook and Fargo branches will distribute the full Tando cladding product line throughout the Midwest, Derby Building Products Inc., the parent company of...
Editor’s Note: The law of attraction
It often takes a situation to reach crisis status before we’re forced to find a solution. At this point, I think it’s safe to say that the residential construction industry—LBM ... Read More
Boral picks up distribution from Dealers Choice, Boise Cascade
ROSWELL, Ga.– Two distributors recently added Boral’s Versetta Stone product to their lineups. Dealers Choice now offers the mortarless stone veneer through four of its facilities: Birmingham,...
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. to distribute Tando Exterior Cladding in Southeast
Quebec City, Quebec – Derby Building Products Inc., the parent company of Tando Building Products, has announced that Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated (GSWP), will distribute the full...
Tough Call: Broken down and wasting time
The owners at your yard are reluctant to repair and replace. Unlike many of your industry peers, you didn’t grow in the lumberyard, and initially had no interest in the ... Read More
In Depth: Fasteners
MiTek’s new ProSeries line of fasteners includes MiTek Washer Head structural wood screws (shown), MiTek Bugle Head structural wood screws and MiTek Hex Head structural wood screws. All fasteners...
Judge tosses out 4×4 lumber lawsuit against Menards
A federal judge has ruled that Illinois shoppers have no case against Eau Claire, Wis.-based Menards in a lawsuit in which the shoppers said the home store was deceitful about the size of ... Read...
Keeping up with Kentuckiana
PC Home Center thrives on regional growth A sure sign of a successful business is one that is able to evolve and adapt to its customers’ changing needs. Another sign ... Read More
McCoy’s Building Supply names new General Counsel, VP of Information Services