Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA

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Stock To Close 86 Facilities, Cut 3,000 Jobs

Stock Building Supply, America's No. 2 LBM dealer, announced Oct. 23 it will close 86 facilities, cut 3,000 jobs, and exit 16 markets in six states, leaving it little more than half the size it was at the housing market's peak. More

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Market Matters: Habla de Seguridad?

In 2002, the Hayward Building Systems roof and floor truss facility in Santa Maria, Calif.--the year-old, 50,000-square-foot, solar-powered jewel of Hayward Lumber--reported 28 work-related safety incidents in a 12-month period. The next year, the number shot up to 35 cases. "It was out of control," recalls Lynn Edie, operations manager and now one of two safety coordinators at the plant. More

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Green Machine

So far, however, Hayward Lumber hasn't seen many dealers follow its pioneering... More

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Progress Report

As women continue to take on broader responsibilities within the industry,... More

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Blended Family

In early 2004, sister companies Stock Building Supply and Ferguson Enterprises,... More

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Plumbing the Depths

During an April 26 BMHC conference call on first-quarter earnings, BMC... More

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Hayward: 2003 ProSales Dealer of the Year

Can you preserve your business and its profitability in the immediate future and... More

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