Do it Best Corp. announces new National Logistics Manager

July 16, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Do it Best Corp. has promoted co-op veteran Steve Rose to National Logistics Manager. In this position, Rose will leverage his warehousing and distribution expertise as … Read More

High lumber prices can actually be good for business

With the cost of lumber rising due to the tariffs on Canadian softwoods, every lumber dealer you talk to is spending more for inventory. Yet any dealer who doesn’t see … Read More

Milwaukee Tool plans $32 million headquarters expansion

July 13, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Tool will begin construction on another major expansion of its Global Headquarters Campus in Brookfield, Wis. With a total investment of $32 million, the new advanced manufacturing and R&D facility is expected to create … Read More

Washington’s Arrow Lumber & Hardware acquires Ocean Shores yard

BUCKLEY, Wash. — Arrow Lumber & Hardware, based in Buckley, Wash. has acquired Levee Lumber in Ocean Shores, Wash. The acquisition marks the seventh location for the 21-year-old company. “We … Read More

Product Picks: July 2018

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. Deckorators Pro on the Go app The new Pro on the Go app from … Read More

Fiskars announces new pro utility knives

July 12, 2018

Fiskars has a new line of pro utility knives in the hardware category. According to Fiskars, these knives are sharper, smarter and more durable, designed specifically for professionals. They are … Read More

What’s your plan to win the World Series?

My first job out of college was as a financial analyst at a large computer equipment company. Working at its headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, I got a firsthand look at … Read More

Environmental Stoneworks acquires Brockmeyer Quality Stone

Denver — Environmental StoneWorks, the only national manufacturer and installer of stone veneer, has acquired Brockmeyer Quality Stone, an installer of stone veneer throughout the Columbus, Ohio region. “Brockmeyer Quality Stone is … Read More

From product peddler to sales concierge Part II

July 11, 2018

Part 2 Introduction to sales concierge in Part I The housing crisis of the previous decade forced LBM dealers to cope in a multitude of ways. Among the many adaptations … Read More

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware named NARI Distributor of the Year

MILWAUKEE — Bliffert Lumber & Hardware has been named the 2018 NARI National Distributor of the Year. The award recognizes distributors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to NARI, the professional remodeling … Read More