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84 Lumber Owner Buys Home for Fallen Officer's Widow and Son
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84 Lumber Owner Buys Home for Fallen Officer's Widow and Son

Maggie Hardy Magerko pays for home and remodeling costs for widow and 16-month-old... More

Disaster Preparation and Response
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Disaster Preparation and Response

Responding to Mother Nature's worst takes planning, preparedness, patience More

Thinking Twice About a Makeover
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Thinking Twice About a Makeover

With a plethora of home renovation and makeover shows on television, dealers... More

Feeling ReStored
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Feeling ReStored

A former LBM exec sees opportunities for you in his new career. More

Top 10 in Builder 100 Increase Market Share
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Top 10 in Builder 100 Increase Market Share

The top 10 companies on the most recent Builder 100 strengthened their hold on the... More

Double 2x4 Walls
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Double 2x4 Walls

There used to be pretty much one way to frame a wall: 2x4 studs spaced 16 inches... More

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Japan Earthquake Unlikely To Affect N. American Timber Prices for Months, Experts Say

Aside from a runup in timber companies' stock prices, the earthquake and tsunami that devastated northern Japan are more likely to have a long-term than a short-term influence on the price and availability of North American lumber, a number of experts tell ProSales. More

Michael Hayden
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Michael Hayden

More than four years after Hurricane Katrina, Michael Hayden and Riverside Lumber... More

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Miami Dealer Helps in Haitian Relief Efforts

Miami building material dealer Shell Lumber has found a special way to contribute to the massive relief effort for Haiti's earthquake victims: It's providing pallets and shrink wrap, plus materials it normally stocks for hurricane preparedness, for the containers of goods that south Florida citizens are donating. More

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I'd Love to, But I Can't Right Now'

When we put the call out for nominations several months ago for the ProSales' annual Public Service Leader award, our hotline to take in responses was chilly and silent. It became apparent that with tough times come tough choices. Proud dealers with mission statements that always included giving back were no longer able to do so with the same resolve. Dealers we contacted as possible Public Service Leaders turned down the offer to be recognized, citing the downturn in their staff levels. More

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