News Updates ProSales Online features industry news from all over, updated daily so you get a fresh perspective on what's going on in LBM. And if this month's issue of ProSales hasn't been routed to you yet, you can read the features online.

Online Exclusives Only online will you find ProSales editor Craig Webb's report on industry consolidation. While the pace of mergers and acquisitions is slowing, the deals continue to generate big bucks and fuel growth. Read what Craig has discovered about this latest turn, and check out the chart of major deals since January 2006.

Webblog Craig also offers news, comments, analysis, and some fun for a bigger picture of lumber and building material dealers today. Some of his recent topics include yard safety, green building, and the challenge of working with non-English speaking workers. Have some feelings about something Craig has said? Feel free to post a comment–there's a good chance your thoughts will appear in the "Returns" section of the magazine.

Rader's Edge Money talks in ProSales' Web-exclusive column by industry expert Chris Rader. Check it out for advice on growing your bottom line smartly and quickly. Don't forget to visit the archive to see if he's already covered your topic of interest.


NLBMDA Industry Summit / Oct. 4-6 / Las Vegas / Contact: 800.634.8645; ...The Remodeling Show / Oct. 9-12 / Las Vegas / Contact: 866.490.3097; ...Do it Best October Market / Oct. 13-16 / Indianapolis / Contact: 260.748.5316; ...LAT and MSLBMDA's Fall Management Conference / Oct. 17-20 / San Antonio / Contact: 800.365.0919; ...True Value Fall Market / Oct. 26-29 / Atlanta / Contact: 773.695.5000; ...JLC Live / Oct. 31-Nov. 2 / Seattle / Contact: 800.261.7769; ...Lumber Association of Calif. and Nev. Annual Convention / Nov. 1-3 / Monterey, Calif. / Contact: 916.369.7501; ?North American Building Material Distribution Association Annual Convention Business Session / Nov. 3-4 / Colorado Springs, Colo. / Contact: 888.747.7862; ?STAFDA Convention / Nov. 4-6 / Nashville, Tenn. / Contact: 800.352.2981; ?Greenbuild / Nov. 7-9 / Chicago / Contact U.S. Green Building Council: 202.742.3818; ?Western Building Material Association Annual Convention / Nov. 7-9 / Portland, Ore. / Contact: 360.943.3054; ?Lumbermens Merchandising Corp. Forest Products Meeting / Nov. 8-9 / Philadelphia / Contact: 610.293.7000; ?NAWLA Trader's Market / Nov. 15-17 / Dallas / Contact: 800.527.8258;