James Anderson

Big Creek Lumber’s Big Tech Focus

May 8, 2017

In an area that has survived both a dot-com bubble burst and the Great Recession, builders are still fielding plenty of calls for highend building construction, a trend that bodes … Read More

Transparency and Training Propel Lezzer Lumber

April 3, 2017

Investment In Employees Elevates Lezzer Lumber Mike Lezzer, CEO of Lezzer Lumber in Curwensville, Penn. has a unique way of motivating his staff to provide the best service they can … Read More

Fire Destroys Fifth-Generation Indiana Lumberyard

March 9, 2017

An Indiana lumberyard on its fifth generation of ownership was destroyed by fire Wednesday. WANE-TV reports that Yarnelle Lumber Company of Wabash, Ind. was completely lost to the blaze. Jill … Read More

84 Lumber’s Super Bowl Ad Stirs Immigration Debate

March 7, 2017

When word spread in January that 84 Lumber, a Pennsylvania-based chain of lumberyards and home improvement stores, had bought ad time during the Super Bowl, the buzz within the industry … Read More

84 Lumber Suits Up for Super Bowl With Controversial Ad Buy

February 3, 2017

Keep an eye on your TV just before halftime of Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Falcons and Patriots. That’s when 84 Lumber will air the following ad: This isn’t … Read More

Best Service, Best Value is R.P. Lumber’s Commitment

January 31, 2017

Forty years ago, Robert L. Plummer and his wife Donna were high school teachers in St. Louis, Mo. Always the entrepreneurial type, when Robert decided to leave teaching and open … Read More


December 20, 2016

LBM Journal’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognize three companies of different sizes who epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit. By our definition, an entrepreneur isn’t necessarily a new business. Instead, it … Read More

Rufus Deering Lumber Closes; Eldredge Lumber Buys Inventory, Takes on Employees

December 7, 2016

Rufus Deering Lumber Company of Portland, Maine is closing after selling land where the company is located to condominium developers. Eldredge Lumber and Hardware has purchased Rufus Deering’s lumber inventory … Read More

PROFILE: Continuity and Service at the Heart of Trico Lumber’s Growth

November 9, 2016

Dealer Profile “Continuity” is the first word Kyle Morgan uses to describe Trico Lumber Co.’s continued growth in East Texas. It is continuity, Morgan says, that keeps employees on staff … Read More

Fayetteville, N.C. Lumberyard Seeks Donations for Employees Affected by Flooding

October 14, 2016

  FAYETTEVILLE, N.C — A week after Hurricane Matthew struck North Carolina, many are still dealing with both damage from the storm as well as the deluge of water that has followed. At … Read More