Category : July 2017

Digital Case Studies: Franklin Building Supply

4 weeks ago

Q: Who handles social media posts and marketing at Franklin Building Supply? A: Wheelhouse 20/20 manages the majority of the social posts, interactions and review responses, however, we truly believe … Read More

Remodeler Q&A: Ben Jackson

4 weeks ago

Ben Jackson Founded in 1980 by Ben Jackson, Ben’s General Contracting Corp. Ben’s General Contracting is now headed up by partners, and brothers, Ben and Tony Jackson. Q: What are ... Read More

How Much Weight Can My Deck Hold?

4 weeks ago

What to look for when calculating deck load. As homeowners enter the summer months, many are looking into DIY projects that will allow them to upgrade their outdoor living space. … Read More

How Best to Prepare to Go to Market

1 month ago

I used to work for the marketing department of a large building products manufacturer, and the executive in charge had a saying that has always stuck with me. Whether we … Read More

12 Best Practices for Employee Recruitment and Retention

1 month ago

Finding and keeping good employees requires thinking beyond traditional salaries and benefits. There’s no denying that the rebounding housing market is great for business. But the market turnaround has reintroduced … Read More

Real Issues. Real Answers: Managing Evolving Inventories

1 month ago

“Evolve or die.” That jarring little sentence from an LBM Journal reader packs a powerful punch, and in today’s LBM industry, it is more relevant than ever. Not only is … Read More

Canadian Softwood Tariffs: Who Benefits, Who Pays More?

1 month ago

Both the U.S. and Canada produce lumber products and have had disagreements over lumber since the 1800s. We have traded wood products in both directions with and without tariffs. Previous … Read More

Five Questions With: Gregg Renner, MiTek-US

1 month ago

Gregg Renner is the VP of Marketing for MiTek-US. A Berkshire Hathaway company, MiTek-US is the world’s largest supplier of software, structural connector systems, equipment and services to the component … Read More

Product Picks: July 2017

1 month ago

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing is certified to meet … Read More

Editor’s Note: Desperately Seeking Good People

1 month ago

When I first joined the LBM industry back in 1990, the major threat was the explosion of big box stores—and the prematurely projected demise of the independent lumber dealer. Later … Read More