Hammond Lumber

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Co-Op Conversion

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is. Like many dealers nationwide, Kuiken Bros. Lumber of Fair Lawn, N.J., uses co-op dollars to support promotional mailings. But for years, Kuiken Bros. also has held what Ryan Mulkeen, director of marketing at the seven-yard dealer, calls "beefsteak dinners" for its builder-customers, at which a sponsoring supplier makes a presentation. It recently held four of these dinners, attended by nearly 900 builders, which door manufacturer Masonite supported through Bridgewater Wholesalers, its local wholesaler. More

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Strength in Numbers Politics 101

The strength of any association comes from the support of its membership. In May 2006, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA)-initiated Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (ISFA) was introduced in the House of Representatives. This year, with the new 110th Congress on board, we hope to garner even more support for this important legislation that protects the rights of dealers. Now more than ever, NLBMDA needs your backing to move ISFA forward--reintroducing it in the House and introducing it in the Senate. More

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