Category : Articles

The most important rule of selling composite decking

1 month ago

If you’re anything like me, for a lot of things in life, you tackle a project head on right away and if all else fails, you read the instructions. This … Read More

Brand Talk: The value of collaboration

2 months ago

When it launched TruExterior® Siding & Trim, Boral ventured into an entirely new building product category. To ensure dealers’ success selling the poly-ash technology, the company embarked on an ambitious … Read More

Navigating the multifamily market

2 months ago

The multifamily market remains steady. Here’s what savvy dealers know about serving these projects. Throughout the housing recovery, the multifamily sector has been booming, in part due to the number … Read More

Editor’s Note: Run your race

2 months ago

Ben Franklin famously said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” For those who make their living in the LBM industry, I’d like … Read More

Tough Call: Between a rock and Hal Hardplace

2 months ago

A top customer consistently orders far too much product, then insists on full credit when returning the excess. What would you do? When your lumberyard first opened for business back … Read More

In Depth: Engineered Lumber

2 months ago

Innovations in engineered lumber speed installation, improve home performance, and meet shifting building codes. RigidLam LVL beams, headers, columns, and studs from Roseburg are stronger, stiffer, more consistent, and more … Read More

From lawyer to lumberman

2 months ago

Outsider’s Perspective Drives Dallas Dealer It may just be that more than any other industry, LBM is one that sees the highest rate of family succession—Dads passing lumberyards along to … Read More

HDW reroutes distribution, temporarily closes Houston facility

2 months ago

Kenny Beauvais, President and CEO of Hardware Distribution Warehouses released the following statement on the Houston Distribution Center located in Houston, Texas: “Our Houston Distribution center has not received any … Read More

Plan Now for New Electronic Logging Devices Requirements

2 months ago

On June 12, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which represents independent truck drivers and small trucking companies, to overturn a lower court … Read More

Digital Case Studies: Cedar Country Lumber

2 months ago

As LBM dealers continue to search out best practices for utilizing social media to their business’s advantage, many are looking to early adaptors who are experienced and willing to share ... Read More