Alpine Lumber

Alpine Lumber
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Alpine Lumber

Alpine Lumber is an employee-owned company founded in 1963 in Englewood, Colo. Read more

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In Brief

The New Jersey Building Materials Dealers Association chose Doug Sterner and Frank Dalinsky as its Lumbermen of the Year for 2008 Read more

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Colorado's Alpine Lumber Buys Five Yards From Nevada's A.C. Houston

Alpine Lumber Co., Westminster, Colo., has purchased five lumberyards from Las Vegas, Nev.-based A.C. Houston Lumber Co., Alpine president Bill Miller confirmed Monday, April 7. The stores are in Angel Fire, Gallup and Farmington, N.M., and in Crested Butte and Durango, Colo. Financial details weren't disclosed. Read more

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Card Counters

When a customer has a complaint, Hubert Lang III is used to direct talk and quick action. That's why Lang, president of Lang Building Supply in Brunswick, Ga., was surprised by the way he heard a customer was unhappy with deck handrailing he had purchased. Lang didn't get news of a problem until five months after the sale, when his credit card processor pulled from the LBM's account the $26,000 paid for the deck package. Read more

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The Five Ws of Giving

Good news makes for boring stories, journalists say. But when you consider the contributions of time and money that this year's ProSales Public Service Leaders ("Community Champions," page 43) have made to their communities, I think you'll agree these are tales worth telling. Our biggest regret was that senior editor Andy Carlo couldn't give the same attention to the many other worthy LBM executives that you nominated for recognition. Read more

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Co-Op Conversion

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is. Like many dealers nationwide, Kuiken Bros. Lumber of Fair Lawn, N.J., uses co-op dollars to support promotional mailings. But for years, Kuiken Bros. also has held what Ryan Mulkeen, director of marketing at the seven-yard dealer, calls "beefsteak dinners" for its builder-customers, at which a sponsoring supplier makes a presentation. It recently held four of these dinners, attended by nearly 900 builders, which door manufacturer Masonite supported through Bridgewater Wholesalers, its local wholesaler. Read more

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Equipment & Trucks

Year after year, the diversity of our Editors' Choice winners continues to reflect the many ways in which the pro supply industry changes and evolves. We hope many of these products will strike your fancy and reveal themselves to you as valuable tools--not just more items to sell--as you progress through 2007. Read more

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NLBMDA Recognizes Its Direct Dealer Supporters*
Cutting Edge
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Cutting Edge

Here are some of the newest manufacturing machines to fill the needs of your... Read more

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