October 2015 Table of Contents

Editor's Notes
How Can You Fight Federal Regulators? Learn How They Think. Editor's Notes How Can You Fight Federal Regulators? Learn How They Think.

Editorial: Tough new regs are coming your way that won't make sense--unless you understand bureaucrats. Read more

Yard Notables
16 RISI Insights, 1 Conclusion: Lumber Prices Will Rise 16 RISI Insights, 1 Conclusion: Lumber Prices Will Rise

Forecasts point to demand outpacing mills' capacity Read more

With This Year's Deals, Who's on Top Now? With This Year's Deals, Who's on Top Now?

What M&A Has Done to This Year's ProSales 100 Read more

Products
Hot Finds: Interior Doors, Shower Systems, and More Hot Finds Hot Finds: Interior Doors, Shower Systems, and More

The latest roundup of residential products and tools for the jobsite Read more

Columnists
Big Deals Want to Up Your Company's Value? Play by the Rules.

Careful compliance to LBM rules and regulations will improve your firm's standing in a sale Read more

Sell Sheet Why Industry Certifications Pay Off

Build your knowledge, increase your credibility, and guard your profits. Read more

Why Liens Are a Dealer and Distributor's Friend Why Liens Are a Dealer and Distributor's Friend

Use them to help you AND your customers Read more

Executive Decisions Walking the Line: Lead With Respect, Not Fear

A workplace that relies on fear management scare tactics should scare you more than your employees Read more

ProWatch
The Evolution of Green Dealers ProWatch The Evolution of Green Dealers

As interest in eco-friendly building products has grown, green dealers have found new ways to profit while sticking to their principles. Read more

Product Monitor
Upgrades in Sight for Adhesive Spray Foams Product Monitor Upgrades in Sight for Adhesive Spray Foams

New products position themselves as hybrid formulations that combine the best of open and closed cell products Read more

My Yardsticks
My Yardsticks: Frank Quatraro My Yardsticks My Yardsticks: Frank Quatraro

With 65 years of LBM sales experience, the Graves Lumber rep has built an impressive career. Read more

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