Golden Hammer Profile: Boise Cascade

Boise Cascade gets its hands dirty manufacturing engineered wood products and distributing a varied building materials line.

For a company whose fortunes are tied to up-and-down housing starts and remodel-and-repair activity, Boise Cascade has found a way to establish stability for itself in the marketplace.

Its steadfastness is noticed within the industry, because the Boise, Idaho-based lumber supplier and building materials distributor garnered enough nominations to win the 2014 Golden Hammer Award in the Lumber & Plywood category.

"Boise Cascade has been known as a progressive forest and building products distributor," explained division sales and marketing manager Frank Elfering. "We are proud of our consistency and stability in the market place. We improve by constant evolution."

In part, its ability to maintain its position in the marketplace rests on the wideness of its network. Boise is 32 distribution facilities large, providing a broad assortment of building products and services to lumber dealers, home improvement retailers and industrial customers across the country.

That network is only continuing to expand, especially with the recent expansion to a new site in Kansas City and a widening of product offerings across the board.

It also maintains an edge over its competition by doubling down on its inside/outside storage capacity to maintain its stock and keep high fill rates for its customers.

With double-digit sales growth of 13% putting a crowning touch on its recent second-quarter earnings report, Boise Cascade is maintaining its edge and growing stronger.

The above is one of a series of profiles recognizing this year's Golden Hammer Vendor winners, to appear on and in HCN Daily. Thirty-one Golden Hammer Vendor winners were honored this year at the 2014 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

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