August 2005 Table of Contents

Driven to Diversity

Mike Weiss is the poster child of builder diversification. Educated and licensed as a mechanical engineer, he admittedly Read more

Inventory of Ideas Inventory of Ideas

When Ply Mart entered into an inventory pilot program earlier this year with building materials distributor BlueLinx, which became the primary supplier of lumber and panels for three of the dealer's 27 yards, Read more

Lead by Example

For Hylbert, public service at Zion Prep is a natural extension of his own upbringing and education, first at Denison University (where he is still a major financial contributor), through his MBA at the University of Michigan, and over the past 20 years in the construction supply industry with Wickes, PrimeSource, and now Lanoga, where he has served as president and CEO since 2001. Read more

Pillars of Goodwill Pillars of Goodwill

Despite their enormous commitment, these three men remain unhassled and unequivocally resolute that their contributions bring to them and their companies a satisfaction and corporate self-worth that greatly repays their giving. Read more

Wire Learning Wire Learning

When Dave Klun decided to launch Scherer University for his remodeling customers earlier this year, he thought that it would be a snap Read more

Plumbing the Depths Plumbing the Depths

During an April 26 BMHC conference call on first-quarter earnings, BMC Construction's CEO Mike Mahre described an "end game" for the San Francisco-based pro dealer and construction services provider that included becoming "an integrated, multi-trade construction company." When a reporter asked if Mahre could foresee a future where BMHC could be most accurately described as an integrated "full-trade" construction company, the answer was simple and direct: "Yes." Read more

Product Monitor
Easy Riders Forklift Ergonomics Door Hardware Hot Finds/Construction Products Easy Riders

An aching back, strained muscles, and stiff joints are just a few symptoms of fatigue a forklift operator might accumulate in a day of sitting or standing, wrestling a steering wheel, operating hydraulic controls, and climbing on and off the forklift. Read more

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