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2015 ProSales Excellence Awards Call for Entries
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2015 ProSales Excellence Awards Call for Entries

Honoring dealers and distributors for outstanding achievements More

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Four Under 40: Celebrating the Next Generation of Leaders
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Four Under 40: Celebrating the Next Generation of Leaders

Nominate your candidate today! Application deadline Oct. 15 More

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2014 ProSales 100: Steady as She Goes 2014 ProSales 100: Steady as She Goes

Cautious optimism and paced growth mark another year of LBM gains. See who gained the most, and what’s working across the market. More

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About the 2014 ProSales 100
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MarketWatch: Lumber Prices Could Rise 25% in 2013

U.S. benchmark lumber prices could rise by as much as 25% this year thanks to a rebound in the U.S. housing market, near-historical lows in North American lumber production, and a surge in imports from China, MarketWatch reports. More

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New Ways To Measure Your LBM Business New Ways To Measure Your LBM Business

Fine-tune your operation's performance by adding these innovative metrics. More

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Ainsworth Improves Net Loss During 2Q as Sales Rise

Ainsworth reported a second-quarter net loss of C$11.5 million (US$11.5 million), a $1.5 million improvement over the same period a year ago. Net sales for the period ended June 30 rose 12% to C$90.5 million (US$90.4 million). More

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LIRA Expects Home Improvement Spending to Remain Weak Through Early 2012

Spending on home improvements is expected to remain unpredictable and weak over the next several quarters according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), which was released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University. More

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FSC Wants Another Vote on Wood-Cert Benchmark

Following a U.S. Green Building Council vote that failed to pass a wood-certification benchmark, the Forest Stewardship Council's U.S. chapter has urged the council to continue to strive for a benchmark by sending out a revised ballot. More

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SFI Calls for Rejection of USGBC Wood-Certification Benchmarks

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative urged a "no" vote against the U.S. Green Building Council's proposed benchmark standards that would decide when a wood-certification group like SFI would have its certification qualify for points in the LEED rating system. In doing so, it joins with the Forest Stewardship Council--the only group whose certification currently qualifies--in rejecting the USGBC proposal, although for radically different reasons. More

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