Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME

Hancock Lumber Named ProSales' 2017 Dealer of the Year
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Hancock Lumber Named ProSales' 2017 Dealer of the Year

Maine-based firm honored for its operational, financial, and HR achievements More

Pathfinders and Trailblazers Abound All Over LBM: Here Are Two of Them.
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Pathfinders and Trailblazers Abound All Over LBM: Here Are Two of Them.

In their own way, moves by small dealers rival what the big ones achieve More

Why Are Payments Slowing? Blame the Worst Customers
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Why Are Payments Slowing? Blame the Worst Customers

BlueTarp data suggests some pros are struggling with this recovery More

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Four Collection Tips for the New Year

Minimize the pain of a call by employing these tactics More

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Ace Hardware Acquires Emery-Waterhouse

The national retailer acquires the Portland, Maine-based distributor. More

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Going Head-to-Head With Online Competitors Going Head-to-Head With Online Competitors

Internet competitors are costing you sales. Here are some strategies for fighting back. More

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Integrity Composites Acquires GAF's DuraLife Brand

Integrity Composites, a Maine-based manufacturer, has acquired the DuraLife composite decking line from GAF Building Materials, the company announced today. The company said it plans to continue making and shipping the line's decking, railing, porch, and marine dock products. More

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GAF To Shut Down Its Composite Decking Segment

By year's end there will be at least one fewer entry in the ultracompetitive composite decking industry. GAF Materials Corp. plans to cease manufacturing and close its composite decking manufacturing facilities in Lenexa, Kan., and Biddeford, Maine. More

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Boyce Lumber

Boyce, general manager and co-owner of the Missoula, Mont., lumberyard along with his father Bob and brother Jack, did not come to the decision to build a showroom lightly. As the big box stores moved in and siphoned business from the traditional yards, Boyce Lumber built a drive-through facility in 2001 to compete. That helped, but the dealer was still just surviving, not really thriving. More

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