Manning Building Supplies

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US LBM Acquires Manning Building Supplies

The company operates nine Florida locations, including two truss manufacturing... More

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Five Keys to Better Selling

FBMA panel with 216 years of combined experience compiles its must-do list. More

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Independent Dealers in Florida Decry Price-Slashing Rivals

Ask two of Florida's most experienced lumberyard executives to name one of their biggest challenges in the coming year and both will give you the same answer: lowballing competitors. More

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Florida LBM Panel Sees Tough Times Today, Little Improvement Ahead

A panel of Florida LBM experts described a turbulent present and moribund future for the Sunshine State's construction supply industry. They decried price-slashing competitors, fretted over the economy, castigated the federal government, and predicted it could take anywhere from nine to 36 months before conditions in the state show marked improvement. More

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Fuzzy, Frustrating Economics

Silly red tape imposed by banks and foolish practices by appraisers are choking builders and thus hurting your business, veteran CEO executive Don Magruder says. One example: Appraisers who won't increase the value of a house because of the upgraded amenities that builders put in it. More

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