5 Ways Small Retailers Can Compete Against Big Boxes

Small to mid-sized LBM stores, or independent retailers, should take a tip from their counterparts if they want to avoid being lumped into the 0.3% of stores that closed in recent years.

Folding Glass

NanaWall Systems’ WA67 is the industry’s only folding glass wall system to mount extruded aluminum cladding to a solid wood core with a spacer bar to secure the materials together

Canadian Producers Settle into Southern Pine

It wasn’t too long ago that it was inconceivable to imagine Canadian companies would be selling southern pine. But today three of the five largest producers of southern lumber are headquartered in Vancouver, B.C.

Roseburg Runs Shed Promo

In an effort to reward existing DuraTemp customers and create more awareness in the marketplace, Roseburg has been running a “Great Outdoors” promotion.

Dealer Profile: Trico Lumber of Texas

The Eighties,” intones Trico Lumber’s Kyle Morgan in his easy-listenin’ Texas drawl, “were not good times. The oil fields went south, plus our biggest employer (here in the northeastern corner of the state), Lone Star Steel, shut down.”

3 Steps to Better Branding on Social Media

Everyone says your business should be on social media, so you made an account. But now what?

Decorative and Functional Railing

Superior Aluminum’s Series 2000 cable railing is aesthetically pleasing and provides unobstructed views with a physical barrier.

The Ultimate Hammer

Bosch Tools is combining cordless performance with power and safety in a jobsite-tough rotary hammer.

Olsen on Sales: Overcoming Objections

The highest level of sales on the emotional side of the skill set is the positively assumptive attitude (without arrogance). A relaxed and professional approach puts the customer at ease and makes them want to buy from us.

Online Research Drives Store Sales

To help people create the home of their dreams, brick-and-mortar home improvement retailers must invest in their websites and web presence.

MLA Now Managed by Northwestern

Northwestern Lumber Association has taken over as management company for the Mid-America Lumbermens Association and is hiring a regional field manager for the territory.

Royal Buys DaVinci Roofscapes

Royal Building Products has acquired DaVinci Roofscapes, Lenexa, Ks. 

Convenient Project Lighting

Dewalt's new Tool Connect All-Purpose Light is an LED that emits 5,000 lumens of natural white light.

Seneca Marks Milestone Planting

Family-owned Seneca, Eugene, Or., recently planted its 40 millionth tree. 

End of Road for Seattle Dealer

After 86 years in business, Hardwick’s Hardware, Seattle, Wa., will close its doors.

More Lumberyards Move to Electric Forklifts

Even lumberyards are switching to electric forklifts, after discovering that energy-efficient, environmentally friendly machines can do virtually anything emission-producing internal combustion (IC) forklifts do.

Decking Forecast Looks Strong

For the past two years, home builders across the country have enjoyed robust profits fueled by rising prices for new homes.