Category : Articles

Product Picks: October 2017

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Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. GP ForceField™ Corner Seal Georgia-Pacific has added a new accessory to its ForceField air … Read More

Five Questions With: Tom Zimmerman, Boral Light Building Products

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Tom Zimmerman is VP of Sales for Boral Light Building Products, which includes Siding, Trim, Shutters, and Accessories marketed nationally under Boral and The Tapco Group brands. He has spent … Read More

Brand Talk: A new breed of MDF

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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 environments — … Read More

Real Issues. Real Answers. Attracting, hiring and keeping quality people

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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

Editor’s Note: The law of attraction

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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

Tough Call: Broken down and wasting time

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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

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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 are … Read More

Keeping up with Kentuckiana

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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

Help after hurricanes

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As dealers and staff recover, focus shifts to building product pricing and availability As Hurricane Harvey slammed Southeast Texas in late August, independent LBM dealers in the region did what … Read More

Brand Talk: Lessons on being the solution

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Q: It’s probably safe to say most building product dealers in the country have heard of Huttig, if they’re not a customer already. What’s kept the company going for so … Read More