Fort Wayne, IN

Do it Best's CEO to Retire Jan. 4; COO Starr Will Take Over
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Do it Best's CEO to Retire Jan. 4; COO Starr Will Take Over

Taylor steps down after 13 years leading co-op More

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Do it Best Reports Strong Fall Market

LBM co-op Do it Best Corp. emerged from it's fall market convention in Indianoplis reporting record setting sales. More

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PSBU: Openings, Closures, and Acquisitions

Stikine River Forest Products will build a new timber mill near Petersburg, Alaska. News from Richards Building Supply, Britton Lumber, Canfor Southern Pine, and more. More

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Do it Best Gross Sales Drop 3.2% in FY10

Do it Best Corp.'s gross sales slipped 3.2% in the fiscal year ended in June to reach $2.38 billion, the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op reported. It delivered the news Oct. 10 during its Fall Market in Indianapolis, where it also announced that that city's Pat Sullivan of Sullivan Hardware was taking over as chairman. More

Power Breakfast
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Power Breakfast

Executives from many of America's leading LBM operations took time out during the... More

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US LBM Holdings Buys Edward Hines Lumber

US LBM Holdings LLC will buy Edward Hines Lumber Co. of Chicago, Hines' Indiana-based Hall & House subsidiary, and certain other units, US LBM's parent, BlackEagle Partners LLC, announced. More

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84 Lumber Sales Fall 36%

84 Lumber's sales shrank 36% in 2009 to $1.35 billion, a spokesman for the company confirmed. More

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Stock Aims To Buy Dealer, Recruits BMHC's Mellor, Plans Expansion

Stock Building Supply Holdings LLC will buy the assets of Arkansas' National Home Centers, which is now under protection from creditors under Chapter 11. More

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Saving on Trash

ProBuild's yard in Meridian, Idaho has reduced the volume of trash it throws away by 98%. More

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IRS Tax Breaks Help Some Swing to Profit

Financial reports for publicly traded companies indicate some of the country's biggest--and biggest money-losing--building material businesses are moving back into the black, not because of their operations but thanks to the Internal Revenue Service. More

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