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Category : May 2014

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Finding the Right Opening in Windows

May 28, 2014

New construction boosts opportunity for LBM dealers.

BEHIND THE NUMBERS: Wrong Or Lucky

May 18, 2014

“An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.” —Evan Esar

NLBMDA: Conference Recap

May 15, 2014

On March 31 and April 1, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) held its annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

BOB HEIDENREICH: Knowing Your Products

May 12, 2014

Product training from manufacturers is a powerful tool. Here are tips for making sure that your team gets the most value.

IN DEPTH: Windows and Doors

May 4, 2014

Energy efficiency is important, but choices in windows, entry doors and patio doors often are made on aesthetic and security options—and manufacturers are expanding those features.

JOHN D. WAGNER: Cool Roofs Save Energy

May 1, 2014

New study shows: Grow your sales by sharing the science and value of today’s cool roofing products.

PRODUCT PICKS: May 2014

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch for May 2014.

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Treated Wood or Composite Decking

Point/Counterpoint provides equal time to both sides of a controversial topic. This month, we take on the question: What’s Greener: Treated Wood or Composite Decking?

BILL LEE: Lackluster Earnings

And how to eliminate them.

THE LUMBER MARKET: Southern Pine Markets

Southern Pine Markets After the Design Value Changes.