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US LBM Acquires Michigan Distributor

Deal includes six distribution centers and a component manufacturing facility Read more

Roofing Supply Group Opens Two New BranchesRoofing Supply Group Opens Two New Branches

11th-largest ProSales 100 dealer expands in Greenville, S.C., and Mobile, Ala. Read more

Lowe's 2x4 Case Documents Add to Allegations About Undersized Lumber

Misidentification of non-wood products also figures in, along with questions about what Lowe's knew Read more

Hunting Season Never Closes When You're Looking for Good WorkersHunting Season Never Closes When You're Looking for Good Workers

Headhunting and staff development should be nonstop jobs; ProSales' "Four Under 40... Read more

Dealers' Rosy Forecasts Top Customers' Outlooks

More than half expect revenue gains above 10% in 2014, 2015 Read more

BFS Reveals Slump-Beating Tactics

CFO Chad Crow says trimming expenses and having cash are important Read more

Housing Starts Decline in August

New Census data shows starts declined in August, but certain markets have seen considerable strength. Read more

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This Month's Issue

The Battle for Atlanta Adding Value: Robert Bowden Inc. uses construction services as a key differentiator in the hotly competitive Atlanta market. Above: Saul Flores, Miguel Dela Rosa, and Victor Wilcher build stairs.

Nowhere else in America are the nation's 12 biggest LBM companies operating in the same market. Why?

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Want to Have Good Customers? Examine Their Behavior First

A few questions can help determine whether they’ll be a joy or a pain to serve

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My Yardsticks Todd Ransom, owner of Kramer Lumber in Lebanon, Ind.

Todd Ransom divides his time between two family traditions—lumber and officiating.

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2014 ProSales 100 Gary Powell, president of Matheus Lumber, Bellevue, Wash.

For this year's ProSales 100, we look at who gained the most and what's working across the market

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Accelerate Your Sales Team Sales guru Rick Davis of Building Leaders... Read more
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BFS Reveals Slump-Beating Tactics

CFO Chad Crow says trimming expenses and having cash are important Read more

Lowe's Settles for $9.5M in Class Action Wage SuitLowe's Settles for $9.5M in Class Action Wage Suit

Retailer accused of 'misclassifying' HR managers in violation of FLSA provision Read more

Editor's Note: Stop Acting Your Age

Technology is changing the landscape of LBM—pay attention or pay the price Read more

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