DEALER PROFILE: Kruse Lumber of Minnesota

“Kruse Kru,” headed by owner Brian Hodge (fifth from left), has always been service-driven.

BMD Acquires Midwest Millwork Wholesaler 

Midwest millwork distributor Moehl Millwork has been acquired by Home Factories, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Building Material Distributors, Inc.

OLSEN: Prepare to Win

The biggest difference between Master Sellers and the rest is their relationship with preparation

NAWLA: Forest Forever Exhibit Engages New Generation 

Traveling children's museum allows kids to interact with the lumber and construction industry.

Finalists to Face Off in CAMO Screw Off! Competition

Father and son deck builders Bob and Jesse Buzzell will square off against each other in the CAMO Screw Off! finals.

Alabama Wood Treater Expands

United Treating & Distribution celebrated the acquisition of a new property with a Nov. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Colorado Lumberyard Gets New Owner

New owners Martin and Rosa Montelongo have renamed the business Holyoke Lumber

Hardware Chain Adds 2 Independents

Humboldt County, Ca., commercial growers supplier Dazey’commercialas agreed to acquire two independent hardware stores—one in Medford, Or.; the other near McKinleyville, Ca.

Preparing Your Treated Wood Customers For Life After Installation

Quality starts with buying the right product and hiring the right builder, but consumers bear the responsibility for protecting their investment long-term.

Idaho Forest Group Buying Montana Stud Mill

Idaho Forest Group has agreed to purchase Tricon Timber’s stud mill in St. Regis, Mt. 

OLSEN ON SALES: Our Parents Didn’t Raise Salespeople

About 75% of salespeople are presenting product and asking the customer, “What do you think?” This is not (even close to) a sales call.

New Owner for Building Material Maker IPS

IPS Corp. has been purchased by Sherman Capital Holdings

Door Maker Toasts New Plant

Steves & Sons Inc., San Antonio, Tx., celebrated its 150th year in business with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and grand opening of its 180,000-sq. ft., state-of-the-art door manufacturing plant in Sandston, Va.

Allweather Wood Celebrates Ultra-Safe Decade

Allweather Wood, Loveland, Co., recently celebrated 10 years with no lost time injuries.

DEALER PROFILE: Capps Home Building Center of Virginia

To keep employees up to speed, Capps schedules Lunch & Learn sessions, sponsored by vendors. “For our staff, it’s like continuing education,” says Bruce.