Category : Brand Talk

Brand Talk: Cedar: Still on-trend after all these years

May 15, 2018

Since in the 1950s, cedar has remained one of the most popular materials for decking, siding and outdoor structures like pergolas, arbors and fences, and it continues to flourish in … Read More

Brand Talk: Innovations beyond products

May 1, 2018

A Q&A with Lee Clark-Sellers, Innovation Officer, Ply Gem Building Products Lee Clark-Sellers is the innovation officer at Ply Gem, North America’s leading manufacturer of building products. She has more … Read More

Brand Talk: Tips to keep your inventory safe

April 16, 2018

Lumber prices are going up; is your inventory adequately insured? Softwood lumber prices in the United States are reaching record highs, having jumped nearly 20% over the past year. The … Read More

Brand Talk: Is your lumber business concerned about safety or high operating costs?

March 9, 2018

How Sanford & Hawley Solved Their Business Challenges with Technology and Received Unexpected ROI. Sanford & Hawley, a lumber and building supply company, is the oldest business in Farmington, CT, … Read More

Brand Talk: What you can do right now to fight cyber attacks

February 16, 2018

Like water forcing its way through small cracks to flood a house, cyber criminals depend on small vulnerabilities to steal data, hold computers hostage and expose sensitive information. This reality—combined … Read More

Brand Talk: Spruce keeps company strong and profitable as it grows

January 19, 2018

When it comes to supporting growth-oriented lumber yards and hardware stores, nobody does it better than Spruce™ software from ECi. Just ask Janelle Armentrout, chief financial officer at Butler, Missouribased … Read More

Brand Talk: Siding matters

November 22, 2017

John Buckley is President of the Ply Gem Siding Group, a business unit of Ply Gem Building Products (NYSE: PGEM). Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president … Read More

Brand Talk: Tips to keep your business safe from slip, trip and fall exposures

November 2, 2017

Despite what cartoons would have us believe, we all know it’s not just banana peels that lead to slips, trips and falls. In fact, slips, trips and falls are a … Read More

Brand Talk: Succeeding with windows

October 31, 2017

Art Steinhafel is president of Ply Gem Windows, a unit of Ply Gem Building Products (NYSE: PGEM). Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president of sales at … Read More

Brand Talk: Multifamily framers recommend Advantech products for flat, even flooring

October 30, 2017

It’s 10 minutes before lunch break and the two-man crew from East Coast Interiors have just flown through about 20 panels of AdvanTech® subflooring on the fourth floor of the … Read More