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M&A: What Are Earn-Outs, and How Do They Work?

Essentially, an earn-out is a risk-allocation vehicle, where part of the purchase ...Read More

Cedar Creek Acquires Lake States Lumber

Cedar Creek is a wholesale building material distribution company with 31 locations covering 37 states ...Read More

Two at ABC Supply Honored With Ken Hendricks Award

The Ken Hendricks Award, which is named after the company’s co-founder, was ...Read More

Three Things You Need To Know About Selling Deck Installs

If I were at a lumberyard that wanted to start a deck building division and really get ...Read More

Here’s Why You Can’t Miss Jim Pancero at LBM Strategies Conference

LBM Journal is proud to feature Jim Pancero at LBM Strategies 2016. Jim is kicking ...Read More

What Kind of Sales Coach Are You?

What are you doing to make your telephone ring? This is one of my favorite questions to ask the owner or manager on ...Read More
Sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped 6% in May from a downwardly revised April reading ...Read More

Guardian Building Products Joins NLBMDA

Guardian Building Products (GBP) is a two-step distributor of building products servicing pro dealers through 30 ...Read More
The world’s first battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools ...Read More
The green building movement has changed. There’s an ongoing focus on energy efficiency and green building certification ...Read More
The companies that survived—or even thrived—were ones who already had ...Read More
Abner Utley Taylor III, President of City Lumber Company in Jackson, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, June 18 ...Read More
Product selections from Dewalt, DMSi, Duralife, Milwaukee, Royal Building Products, Weather Shield and more ...Read More
Everyone wins when builders and remodelers grow their business. Share these ...Read More

Lumber and Panel Market Report: June 17, 2016

Mid-June sales were unremarkable, and traders struggled to discern the softwood lumber market’s near-term ...Read More
Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in May, inching down 0.3% to a seasonally ...Read More

BRAND TALK: How to Leverage the Right Siding for Sales Growth

Forty-three years ago Jerry Henson founded Henson Lumber, which serves ...Read More
Joining the distributor ranks for ClipStone Mortarless Stone Veneer are several branches of Guardian Building Products ...Read More

NEW & NOTEWORTHY: Xcelerated from Coeur d’Alene Wood

A patent-pending VOC-free process transforms raw lumber into a green certified ...Read More