James Anderson

Chic Lumber: Building a Community

February 8, 2016

Today’s successful LBM dealers have found that establishing a community connection really distinguishes them from the competition, but Chic Lumber of Missouri has taken their community involvement to a whole … Read More

Renovation Marks Roe Brothers’ 130 Years

February 2, 2016

Roe Brothers Lumber of Florida, New York celebrated 130 years recently. To mark the occasion, the fourth-generation company underwent a major expansion and renovation. The Warwick Advertiser reports that Roe … Read More

Turlock, Calif. Yard Closes After Nearly 50 Years

February 1, 2016

Valley Distributors, Inc. in Turlock, Calif. has closed this week, according to the Modesto Bee. The full-service lumberyard, door shop and hardware announced the closing on its Facebook page. Customers chimed … Read More

Millennials Wanted: Attracting the Next Generation

January 11, 2016

Ask any LBM dealer what keeps him or her up at night and the topic of hiring and retaining quality employees likely ranks high on the list. As the staff … Read More

LBM Journal’s Top Stories of 2015

December 30, 2015

There were plenty of big stories in 2015, and in a recovering industry most of these were positive. The year saw a turnaround for many in the LBM industry as dealers across … Read More

New Owners for Ross Lumber

December 9, 2015

An iconic Houston, Mo. business has changed hands. Ross Lumber, owned and operated by the Ross family for more than 80 years has been sold to Jimmy and Alicia Swindell, … Read More

Connecticut Store Leaving Lumber Business

November 25, 2015

H.H. Taylor & Son is scaling back its offerings at the end of the month. The hardware store and lumberyard that has been a mainstay in New Milford, Conn. will … Read More

Jeld-Wen Names New President and CEO

November 17, 2015

Jeld-Wen Inc., will have a new leader by the end of the month. Mark Beck, is the new president and CEO, the Charlotte Business Journal reports. Beck, who comes from … Read More

DEALER PROFILE: Power Townsend

November 11, 2015

The Helena, Montana LBM market might look a little crowded to an outsider. From his parking lot, Mike Wall, president at Power Townsend Company, can practically see two big box … Read More

Chicago-Area Family Lumberyard to Rebuild After Second Fire in 25 Years

October 20, 2015

A fire broke out at a Chicago-area lumberyard almost 25 years to the date of the last major fire at the yard. Firefighters responded to Harry’s Lumber Company in Norwood … Read More