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What's the Oldest Family-Owned Lumberyard in the U.S.?

Readers answer our call and reveal some truly old yards More

Sanford & Hawley Preserve History
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Sanford & Hawley Preserve History

When the state of Connecticut decided to take part of its property, Sanford &... More

Dealer Reflects on Running a Business in a Tough Economy
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Dealer Reflects on Running a Business in a Tough Economy

As the third-generation owner of 112-year-old Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber, Walter... More

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The Price of Survival

A voice from the past reached out and spoke to Chris Yenrick not long ago. Yenrick was going through an old filing cabinet in the Statesville, N.C., branch of Smith Phillips Building Supply when he came across a column clipped from the June 17, 1950, edition of the American Lumberman & Building Products Merchandiser. The column was entitled "Your Profit Is in Your Pricing," and consisted of excerpts from a speech by the magazine's editor, Art Hood. In it, Hood makes a far stronger and more eloquent argument for profitable pricing than I've ever managed. Here's a sampling: More

2011 ProSales 100: Big Competitors
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2011 ProSales 100: Big Competitors

America's history is full of tales of intrepid folks who left their familiar,... More

Jim VanLandingham
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Jim VanLandingham

History surrounds Jim VanLandingham. He's a lifelong resident of Petersburg, Va.,... More

Social Studies
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Social Studies

Dealers across the country are testing the social media waters. Some love the... More

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Ownership of 3 Dixieline Properties Change Hands

Several phases in the recent history of ProBuild's Dixieline Lumber and Home Centers were in evidence recently when a trio of Dixieline buildings in California's San Diego County were sold for a total of $12.3 million. More

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Fesler Takes Over as NLBMDA Chair

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association elected Dan Fesler of Lamperts, St. Paul, Minn., as its chair for 2010 and Joe Collings of Ferguson Lumber, Rockville, Ind., as chair-elect. Cally Coleman Fromme of Zarsky Lumber, Victoria, Texas. She is now slated to become head of the NLBMDA board in 2012, making her the first female chair in NLBMDA history. More

History Lesson
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History Lesson

Think about areas of the country that might engage in historic preservation and... More

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