Owens promoted at Snavely Forest Products Dallas Division

April 25, 2018

PITTSBURGH — The Dallas Division of Snavely Forest Products has announced that Marshall Owens has been promoted to the position of Sales Manager. Owens has worked for Snavely Forest Products … Read More

Five tips for social media success

A while back I spoke in front of some LBM industry peers at Zeeland Lumber’s 2018 Summit. I was asked to do what I do best and talk about social … Read More

Five steps to hire better (and to stop wasting time)

April 24, 2018

Let’s face it: for most hiring managers, interviewing feels more like luck than a skill. It’s easy to get fooled by a smooth talker or get so caught up in … Read More

New home sales rise 4% in March

WASHINGTON — Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 4.0% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000 units after an upwardly revised February report, according to newly … Read More

Existing sales up 1.1% in March

April 23, 2018

Existing-home sales increased 1.1% in March, but remain down 1.2% from a year ago. The first-time buyer share of 30% is also down from 32% a year ago. The National Association … Read More

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware’s Hegeman joins Wisconsin Retail Lumber Association Board of Directors

MILWAUKEE — Chris Hegeman of Bliffert Lumber & Hardware has accepted nomination for the position of Director–District 1 on the Wisconsin Retail Lumber Association (WRLA) Board of Directors. Hegeman will be … Read More

Remodeler Q&A: Christopher McNally

Q: What products (if any) do you buy installed? A: None. Q: What is the number one problem that keeps you up at night? A: Keeping our crews busy and … Read More

Guardian Building Products acquired by private investment firm

April 20, 2018

A Los Angeles-based private investment firm has acquired Guardian Building Products. Company representatives, in an email to LBM Journal, confirmed the sale. “Pacific Avenue is a Los Angeles-based private investment … Read More

True Value finalizes deal with Acon

CHICAGO—True Value Company and ACON Investments have finalized a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of True Value Company and create the only branded national hardware wholesaler without a membership … Read More

Remodeling confidence remains strong despite three point slip

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the first quarter of 2018, down three points from the previous … Read More