Category : March 2017

NLBMDA Members Prepare for Capitol Hill Visits

March 24, 2017

NLMBDA will be hosting the 2017 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, March 27–29, 2017, at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. As part of the meeting, on March 28, … Read More

Brand Talk: 4 Ways To Keep Your Facility Safe

March 23, 2017

Safety Tips by PLM The lumber industry has been a fixture in the United States since colonial times—as have many of the risk exposures that threaten it. Accidents related to … Read More

Digital Case Studies: Oxford Lumber

March 22, 2017

Who handles social media posts and marketing at your company? I handle 99% of the posting on our social media accounts. Occasionally our store managers will do a social media … Read More

Remodeler Q&A: Rick Goldstein

What do you wish lumber and building materials suppliers understood about your business? I wish LBM suppliers understood what we represented, who our clients are, and what is expected. If … Read More

Your Business is Worth What Someone Will Pay for It

March 20, 2017

There is a person I know from our town who has a nice house she needs to sell. She asked me to take a look at it and tell her, just … Read More

Support The Innocent Sellers Act

March 17, 2017

You may have on LBMJournal.com recently that the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has urged LBM dealers to contact their congressional representatives to request support for Rep. … Read More

Working Hard Is Not Enough; Managers Must Make Things Happen

One of the mistakes I believe we make in the building supply industry is failing to spend enough time outside our industry looking at success stories and figuring out how … Read More

Real Issues. Real Answers: Managing Generational Transitions

March 14, 2017

In a very real sense, our companies are our people. They’re what set us apart from the competition, and they’re a big reason for our successes. Still, they’re people…and people … Read More

Unfinished Business: Reform of Mortgage Market, Part I

March 13, 2017

Lending standards and mortgage availability have been major constraints to the housing recovery. The purpose of this article is to focus on one of the factors constraining the housing recovery: … Read More

Editor’s Note: Making Hay

March 9, 2017

Having grown up in South Dakota, and spent most of my adult life in Minnesota, I have no illusions about Midwestern winters. They can be brutal…and usually are. There’s no … Read More