November 2009 Table of Contents

Excellence Awards
2009 ProSales Excellence Awards / 2009's Best 2009 Excellence Awards 2009 ProSales Excellence Awards / 2009's Best

Six dealers stand out in our annual contest to find superlative work in facilities, tech and marketing. Read more

Franklin Building Supply 2009 Excellence Awards: Showroom Franklin Building Supply

Which two factors most distinguish an established LBM operation from a start-up? Location and brand name. Read more

The Standard Group 2009 Excellence Awards: Technology The Standard Group

John Askin Jr. compares the benefits of the warehouse management software his company installed to the Lewis and Clark expedition's reports of geysers and hot springs at what's now Yellowstone Park. Read more

Lone Star Larceny

A buzz that swept through Texas in the past seven months was not about summer's sweltering temperatures or a down housing market. Read more

Shining Examples Shining Examples

The Mall in Washington became a showcase for building science last month when 20 teams of university students showed off the homes they had built for 2009's Solar Decathlon. Read more

Yard Notables
Builders Can't Pay Up Builders Can't Pay Up

Pro-oriented dealers' average days for accounts receivable widened to 49.76 days in August from 45.16 days in 2008, a ProSales survey found. Read more

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