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A Seller’s Guide to Handling the Real Estate Side of a Deal

It’s generally better to keep the land separate from the company More

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What's So Special About Specialty Dealers?

The differences between one-steppers and lumberyards aren't always big, but they may be worth copying. More

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Bankers Are Holding Us Back

Veteran LBM exec Don Magruder says recent research on business in his part of Central Florida shows lots of potential Projects are getting killed because banks are refusing to lend money for new-home construction, often for poor reasons. The federal government needs to push bankers back to the lending window, he says. 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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Timber, Manufacturing Gains Boost Plum Creek's 2Q Net

Plum Creek Timber Co.'s net income for the second quarter climbed 10% from a year earlier to reach $35 million even though revenues slipped 5%, to $258 million, mainly because of a big drop in the real estate sector related to a major land sale in 2009. More

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Smitty's, Now Out of Ch. 11, To Shut Its Original Base

Smitty's Building Supply, the Northern Virginia-based LBM dealer that rode hot growth in the Washington suburbs and then plunged into bankruptcy with the market's crash, will close its Alexandria, Va., location by Dec. 1 and consolidate operations in its Manassas, Va., yard. More

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Yard Notables: August 2009

ABC Supply Rolls Out New "Solution Center"/ Courtroom Dramas / ProBuild Grows, and Shrinks / More More

Roxie Rule
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Roxie Rule

Feeling the heat? Go to Gunnison, a county seat in Colorado whose location (30... More

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Land Lines

Dealers look to their real estate holdings as potential sources of extra revenue and cost efficiencies in these tough times. More

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In the Pipeline
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In the Pipeline

Tied to both the Asian and U.S. economies, often reliant on military spending, and... More

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