Hayward Lumber

Hayward Lumber’s Owner Aims to Monetize Air Quality Concerns
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Hayward Lumber’s Owner Aims to Monetize Air Quality Concerns

Bill Hayward's new venture, Hayward Healthy Home, is partly a consultancy... More

Lean on Me
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Lean on Me

Architects can seem snooty and difficult, dealers say, but they also can be a... More

How To Reduce Shrinkage
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How To Reduce Shrinkage

Shrinking inventories can cost your company more than you think. Here are ways to... More

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Six Dealers Win ProSales Excellence Awards

Six construction supply companies have won 2010 ProSales Excellence Awards, the most prestigious awards program in the LBM industry, and five more dealers received honorable mentions. Boyce Lumber of Montana and Millard Lumber of Nebraska were honored for their showrooms, American Lumber of New York and Ferguson Enterprises of Virginia won for advertising, TW Perry of Maryland received the price for best use of technology, andf Mathew Hall of Minnesota won for best website. Honorable mentions went to ProBuild, Concord Lumber, Hayward Lumber, Jackson Kitchen Designs (Jackson Lumber) and Legacy Building Specialties. More

Hayward Lumber
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Hayward Lumber

In the Marketing/Customer Service category, three companies won honorable mentions... More

The PS20
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The PS20

The LBM landscape is an ever-changing mosaic that ProSales has tracked constantly... More

Running Green: Generating Power
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Running Green: Generating Power

Ask a third- or fourth-generation LBM executive about his company's sawmill roots,... More

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NLBMDA Briefings

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) will conduct a series of interviews with various members and experts in the coming months. The first is with Bill Hayward, president, CEO, and chief sustainability officer of Hayward Lumber in Monterey, Calif. Hayward discussed green building and the impact dealers can have on this important initiative. More

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Running Green: Vehicles

Does changing a delivery truck's oil filter regularly make a pro dealer an environmentalist? That's less a stretch than you might think. In a significant way, vehicle maintenance is a primary step toward reducing fuel consumption and hydrocarbon emissions. And while it helps companies make their fleets of trucks, forklifts, and cars greener and more efficient, it also saves them money. 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. More

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