LBM Journal

Do it Best Corp. names Mergy to VP of IT role

June 18, 2018

FORT WAYNE — Do it Best Corp. announced the promotion of co-op veteran John Mergy to Vice President of Information Technology, effective July 1, 2018. In this position, Mergy will … Read More

Recruiting: The CIA’s secret influence in the LBM industry

Christopher Costello, CEO of Timberline Enterprises LLC, a full-service LBM company based in Gloucester, Mass., is a recruiting machine. In 2008, he acquired a struggling single branch lumberyard with six employees … Read More

Lumber prices up, builder confidence down

WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). … Read More

Lawmakers push for return to softwood lumber negotiations

June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — 171 members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, asking that the U.S. … Read More

Product Picks: June 2018

June 12, 2018

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. Sherwin-Williams Cool Feel colors Sherwin-Williams has introduced new Cool Feel color technology to its … Read More

Leading sales trainer Rick Davis to present at LBM Strategies Conference 2018

June 11, 2018

Rick Davis, the LBM industry’s leading sales trainer and speaker will close out the LBM Strategies Conference 2018 in Philadelphia this September. Davis’ topic, “The Concierge Sales Leader,” will feature … Read More

Cook named President at Binford Supply

Balch Springs, TEXAS – U.S. Fence Solutions Co., a portfolio company of private equity investment firm Building Industry Partners, has announced that Jeff Cook has been appointed President of Binford … Read More

German company Knauf to buy USG in $7 billion deal

IPHOFEN, Germany & CHICAGO — Gebr. Knauf KG and USG Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement in which Knauf will acquire all of the outstanding shares of USG in … Read More

Roseburg reorganizes structural products sales team

June 8, 2018

Springfield, Ore. – Roseburg has made several changes within its Structural Products division sales team. Phil Odom has been named Business Director for Structural Products. In his new role, Odom … Read More

Guardian Building Products names new President/CEO

June 7, 2018

GREER, S.C. — Guardian Building Products has appointed Donald (“Donny”) J. DeMarie Jr. President and CEO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. DeMarie’s appointment comes following the … Read More