They don’t make hardware stores like they used to. They make them better. Here are some stories of high performance from the front lines.
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He (literally) wrote the book on West Coast lumber — "The Legacy of Lumber: A History of the Lumber Industry in California & the West."
From the Editor
It's a people business. That's why HBSDealer's editor in chief has vowed to talk to more people and tell their stories in the print and digital pages of HBSDealer. Here's one centered on the magazine's newest hire, LBM editor Andy Carlo.
News + Analysis
The hand tool brand recently unveiled a new brand identity with an updated logo, color palette and product design — all intended for use with Crescent's existing product offering and products from Lufkin, Wiss, Nicholson and H.K. Porter.
The world's largest home improvement retailer has acquired The Company Store from Hanover Direct, effectively expanding its linen and home décor offering.
The Pittsburgh-based retailer plans to open five new home centers throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
The North Charlotte, N.C., 84 Lumber outpost cracked the century mark in annual sales in 2017. In return, store manager Dan Jones received a new home from 84 Lumber.
The store-within-a-store program, Smart Home powered by b8ta, provides on-site support from experts — known as b8ta testers — alongside smart home product offerings.
Hines Supply celebrated 125 years in business with a book, "Hines Supply" The Extraordinary Story of the Edward Hines Lumber Company."
Home brands fit nicely inside the subscription box concept. So what's the hold up?
From the ProDealer Industry Summit to celebrating its 100th anniversary, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association had quite an active 2017.
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