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At This McDonald's, You Could Say These Golden Arches Are Made with CLTs

The 19,000-square-foot flagship restaurant in Chicago features mass timber and steel. More

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The Amazon Effect: Lessons Learned from Seattle

A region's ability to absorb the needs of a rapidly expanding population is of... More

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At L&W Supply, It's Safety First

Drywall dealer pushes its safety record when making sales, caring for employees More

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Hines Supply Partners with Chicago Decking Center

Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Hines Supply linked up with decking provider Mike’s Deck Centers in Montgomery and St. Charles, Ill., to expand into the northern Illinois area. More

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Survey: Contractors Returning to Dealers--and Using the Web

Contractors' multi-year embrace of big-box dealers appears to be waning, a new survey suggests, with building material dealers likely to gain most and online services benefiting a bit less. More

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USG Reports $3 Million in 3Q Net Income for L&W Supply

USG today said its building materials subsidiary L&W Supply had $3 million in net income in the third quarter of 2013 on $331 million in sales. More

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Dealers Tell Vendors: Wake Up and Serve Us!

Execs from three lumberyards didn't mince words recently in telling vendors what they wanted: Fire many of the sales reps working today and replace them with smart, well-trained people who are empowered to solve dealers' problems. More

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Dealers Revise Upward 2013 Forecasts; Even More Bullish for 2014--Poll

Building material dealers surveyed last year about their 2013 revenue prospects now report they underestimated their likely growth, just-released results from a follow-up survey by Hanley Wood reveals. And that latter poll suggests continued optimism for 2014. More

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