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Guardian Building Products Buys Hawkeye Building Distributors
Alexander Lumber Moves Into Iowa with Nagle Lumber Purchase
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Alexander Lumber Moves Into Iowa with Nagle Lumber Purchase

Iowa City-based dealer will take Alexander's name More

Alexander Lumber Buys Watseka, IL, Dealer
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Alexander Lumber Buys Watseka, IL, Dealer

Peoples Complete Building Center will become an Alexander branch More

Metrostudy Reports Outlooks for 12 Housing Markets
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Metrostudy Reports Outlooks for 12 Housing Markets

See reports from New Jersey, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Central Florida, Naples,... More

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Survey: Contractors Returning to Dealers--and Using the Web

Contractors' multi-year embrace of big-box dealers appears to be waning, a new survey suggests, with building material dealers likely to gain most and online services benefiting a bit less. More

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USG Reports $3 Million in 3Q Net Income for L&W Supply

USG today said its building materials subsidiary L&W Supply had $3 million in net income in the third quarter of 2013 on $331 million in sales. More

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Dealers Tell Vendors: Wake Up and Serve Us!

Execs from three lumberyards didn't mince words recently in telling vendors what they wanted: Fire many of the sales reps working today and replace them with smart, well-trained people who are empowered to solve dealers' problems. More

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Dealers Revise Upward 2013 Forecasts; Even More Bullish for 2014--Poll

Building material dealers surveyed last year about their 2013 revenue prospects now report they underestimated their likely growth, just-released results from a follow-up survey by Hanley Wood reveals. And that latter poll suggests continued optimism for 2014. More

L&W Supply
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L&W Supply

Chicago-based supplier of gypsum wallboard and interior and exterior building... More

R.P. Lumber
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R.P. Lumber

Edwardsville, Ill.-based lumber and building material dealer serving contractors... More

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