Category : Articles

Product Picks: June 2018

June 12, 2018

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. Sherwin-Williams Cool Feel colors Sherwin-Williams has introduced new Cool Feel color technology to its … Read More

Succession planning insights – Part II

June 11, 2018

Click here to read Succession planning insights – Part I. Expensive (and common) mistakes with life insurance. Almost all successful business owners have acquired what is perceived by too many … Read More

Editor’s Note: To our stakeholders—Thank you

June 8, 2018

The first issue of LBM Journal was published in July 2003. So this issue marks the final issue of our 15th complete year. As an independently-owned company, with no shareholders … Read More

Real Issues. Real Answers. Training Programs

June 7, 2018

Conversations about employee training raise all kinds of questions: “What if we train them and they leave?” “What if we don’t and they stay?” Richard Branson had the ultimate answer … Read More

Tough Call: The ‘For Pros Only’ distraction

June 6, 2018

You’ve created a great event specifically for builders in your market, but a vendor wants a free ride. After spending 15 years working for an LBM dealer in your hometown, … Read More

In Depth: Roofing systems

June 5, 2018

Improved performance, aesthetics drive roofing innovation. Roofing demand usually comes from two places—housing starts and storms. And with that in mind, roofing system manufacturers are expecting 2018 to be another … Read More

150 years strong: Gordon Lumber has deep roots in Northwest Ohio

June 4, 2018

A lot of lumber dealers in the U.S. can trace their company’s origins back to when “grandpa started it after the war.” What they mean is World War II, and … Read More

NLBMDA holds annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference

May 31, 2018

NLBMDA held its annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., from March 19 to March 21. NLBMDA members attended association committee meetings, listened to public policy experts, and … Read More

Brand Talk: Why we can’t ignore the affordable housing crisis

May 30, 2018

A Q&A with Gary E. Robinette Gary E. Robinette is chairman and CEO of Ply Gem Building Products, a leading North American manufacturer of exterior building products based in Cary, … Read More

Remodeler Q&A: Bob Gallese

Q: What do you wish LBM suppliers understood about your business? A: I’m pretty sure that most understand the construction business. One thing I need them to truly take to … Read More