Post-Occupancy Performance

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Reading the 10-Q Tea Leaves

The final quarter and full-year 2013 earnings reports of public trading LBM dealers provide a glimpse of the industry's overall performance and some predictions of 2014 performance. More

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Born to Sellydusvvzf

A great sales pro has natural talent but doesn't rely on that alone. More

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Before You Make Decisions, Consider How You Gather Input and Facts

An open atmosphere that encourages staff feedback plus critical thinking and planning contribute to good corporate decisions. More

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Flexible Flashingsydusvvzf

Choices abound when it comes to exterior flashing products, but take care to select the one appropriate for the type of door or window. More

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When Good Intentions Go Bad

Wood chosen for its environmentally preferable properties is rotting in 30 different Make It Right homes in New Orleans, sparking debate about the use of new--and green--building materials. More

Increase Comfort by Performing Energy Audits
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Increase Comfort by Performing Energy Audits

Energy audits provide homeowners with assurance that their homes are free of mold... More

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Stock Building Supply Reports $5.5 Million Q3 Loss

After breaking its six year string of losses in the second quarter of 2012, Stock Building Supply delivered a $5.5 million loss in the third quarter, largely due to the cost of the company's August initial public offering. More

Plywood vs. OSB: Which Is Better?
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Plywood vs. OSB: Which Is Better?

OSB has gained the lion's share of the sheathing and subfloor markets thanks to... More

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Tips for Selling to Big-Volume Builders

Getting in with the "big boys" is no easy task, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. It takes tough skin, the ability to handle losing, and knowing when to say "no." More

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Stock Produces Net Income of $2 Million in 2nd Quarter

For the first time in six years, Raleigh, N.C.-based Stock Building Supply Holdings produced a profit, logging second quarter net income of $2 million, compared to a net loss of $2.2 million a year ago. More

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