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Katy Tomasulo

In Depth: Lumber and structural panels

March 5, 2018

Specialty products help dealers and builders solve jobsite, code, and labor challenges. Wood panels and dimension lumber may seem like everyday items in most lumberyards, but thanks to innovations from … Read More

Waste not with lean principles

February 15, 2018

Editor’s Note: LBM Journal and Epicor are hosting a free webinar featuring lean management expert, Scott Morrison, at 9 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 22. In … Read More

In Depth: Tech tools

November 14, 2017

With increasing adoption – and anytime access – software, apps, and other tech tools are boosting efficiencies for dealers across the country

Fresh recruits: How three firms attract and retain employees

October 31, 2017

With competition for employees tighter than ever, three firms share their unique approaches to recruitment and retention. One of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry has been labor shortages, … Read More

Navigating the multifamily market

September 5, 2017

The multifamily market remains steady. Here’s what savvy dealers know about serving these projects. Throughout the housing recovery, the multifamily sector has been booming, in part due to the number … Read More

In Depth: Engineered Lumber

August 30, 2017

Innovations in engineered lumber speed installation, improve home performance, and meet shifting building codes. RigidLam LVL beams, headers, columns, and studs from Roseburg are stronger, stiffer, more consistent, and more … Read More

In Depth: Caulks, Sealants & Adhesives

August 4, 2017

Dealer knowledge is key to helping buyers match up building materials with the right caulk, sealant, or adhesive. ABOVE: Huber Engineered Woods’ AdvanTech subfloor adhesive is engineered to combine with … Read More

12 Best Practices for Employee Recruitment and Retention

July 19, 2017

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

What Custom Builders Want

June 12, 2017

When it comes to their dealers, custom builders desire strong customer service, product insights— and sometimes the perfect impact-rated entry door. Whether they’re building a $4 million home on an … Read More

Planning Ahead: What Will Happen to Your Business?

May 15, 2017

If you were to pass away unexpectedly tomorrow, what would happen to your business? When you’re ready to retire, will your business be forced to close its doors? If a … Read More