Category : October 2014

PRODUCT PICKS: October 2014

October 9, 2014

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our picks for October 2014.

COMMENTARY: Growing Your Business Through Sales Talent

October 7, 2014

Real world takeaways from the Sales Compensation and Benefits Study.

THE LUMBER MARKET: An Analysis of Housing’s Soft Rebound

The skewed distribution of income and lingering effect from the great recession are taking a toll on housing demand.

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: Master Craftsmen, Inc.

Insights from LBM Dealers who’ve grown their sales with a showroom refresh.

SELLING TO REMODELERS: Your Showroom is My Showroom

An Atlanta-area remodeler shares insights on why PMC Building Materials is his LBM dealer of choice.


Part 1: How to calculate footing loads and the weight of a deck.

Q&A: Tony Zimbelman

President, Zimbelman Construction, LLC Wichita, Kansas Q: What sets your company apart?  A: When I wrote my business plan in 1991, I made a pledge to treat everyone involved in … Read More

PROFILE: A Philosophy of Quality

Kimal Lumber creates its own opportunities.

NLBMDA: The Midterm Elections and Control of Congress

Senate Democrats, who currently hold a 10-seat advantage over Republicans, are mostly playing defense this fall trying to keep their majority.


Maintaining safety awareness with drivers already in the seat is good business.