October 20, 2014

Why aren’t things in the industry getting better faster?

September 24, 2014

S.W. Collins Co. has seen many transformations since its creation in 1844.  And the Aroostook County, Maine, pro dealer continues to adapt to current conditions.

With that corporate mindset, the four-unit lumberyard company has been named the HCN Independent Pro Dealer of the Year. 

S.W. Collins, “The Pioneer Lumberyard,” serves Maine through four locations in Presque Island, Houlton, Lincoln and its headquarters in Caribou.

October 4, 2012

The title of the conference was “The Recovery Has Started,” and the title will tell you a lot about the tone of the 2012 Building and Infrastructure Conference presented by merger-and-acquisition specialists Lincoln International and L.E.K. Consulting.

July 5, 2012

Gaithersburg, Md.-based lumberyard company TW Perry opened a Design Center in Gaithersburg, reflecting a major new design emphasis for the five-unit pro dealer.

June 8, 2011

Continuing the alphabetical, coast-to-coast rundown of high-performing American hardware stores, here are three distinguished dealers from Nebraska, Nevada and New Hampshire:

• Nebraska

 Q.P. Ace Hardware With deep roots in the Lincoln community, Q.P. Ace Hardware has four locations. You can get a free bag of popcorn at any one of them. Founded in 1966, the business was handed down to Doug and Lisa Long in 1999, son-in-law and daughter of the founders. 

April 18, 2011

With its Merrill, Wis., headquarters and final assembly plant hit by a tornado April 10, Lincoln Windows issued a press release indicating the company is continuing operations.

The company said its Timeline, Wis., facility was not damaged by the tornado and is fully operational now that shared computer operations have been restored. Production has already resumed on existing and incoming orders, according to the company.

April 14, 2011

Merrill, Wis.-based Lincoln Windows continues to struggle following a destructive tornado that hit the company's corporate offices and final assembly plant on April 10. 

The Sunday evening twister, luckily, caused only one minor injury, but it left the operation in shambles, as photos and Youtube videos attest.

March 3, 2011

New York City -- The theme of the 2011 Building and Infrastructure Conference was posed as a question: "Is the recovery upon us?" 

The answer was a variation of, "well, sort of."

December 22, 2010

President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act last week. Below is a brief summary of key provisions in the act, as analyzed by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA).

November 7, 2010

A witness in the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested for...

September 4, 2008

The industry’s largest privately owned pro dealer now holds an FSC chain-of-custody certification for 36...

August 24, 2008

The cornfields have just sprouted ears throughout eastern Nebraska, a little behind schedule for this...

August 24, 2008

The cornfields have just sprouted ears throughout eastern Nebraska, a little behind schedule for this...

December 3, 2007

Cleveland-based welding equipment company Lincoln Electric has announced the acquisition of Vernon Tool, a...

July 15, 2007