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ChainLink Research booked for ProDealer Conference

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Bill McBeath, chief research officer of ChainLink Research in Cambridge, Mass., will address how the LBM industry can adopt supply chain best practices from other industries during a roundtable discussion at the 11th annual ProDealer Conference in San Diego.

The Sept. 20 session will cover a number of topics that relate to supply chain inefficiencies and issues that arise between trading partners in every industry. These include sharing and synchronizing data, performance management and scorecards, RFID applications and maximizing value from vendor compliance mandates.

ChainLink Research is a research and consulting firm that takes a cross-functional, end-to-end approach to the supply chain, evaluating models and distribution strategies from a number of industries, including high-tech, retail, consumer goods, logistics, defense and pharmaceutical.

The ProDealer Conference, sponsored by Home Channel News, is scheduled for Sept. 19 to 21 at Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego. Networking events will include a deep sea fishing tournament, a night at the Padres game and a City of Hope golf tournament. For more information, visit www.prodealer.com.

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Lowe’s undertakes campaign to aid flood victims

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Lowe’s has announced all of its stores in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas will be set up to receive cash donations on-site following serious floods in parts of those states. Funds will benefit the American Red Cross.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation will match donations from customers, up to $50,000.

Rains have caused serious damage in river communities in those southern states. Earlier, a state of emergency was declared in Oklahoma, while more than a thousand homes reportedly have been destroyed by floods in Texas, and thousands of residents have been displaced in all three states.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the nation’s second largest home channel retailer, aids a variety of organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, local education systems and others.

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Miron Building Supply acquires Catskill dealer

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Miron Building Supply, an LBM dealer based in Brooklyn, N.Y., has purchased Bogner-Seitel Lumber for an undisclosed price. The deal was effective July 2.

Headquartered in Monticello, N.Y., Bogner-Seitel Lumber is situated in the heart of the Catskills and serves contractors, camps, hotels and commercial operations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

In addition to its Brooklyn store, Miron Building Supplies has locations in Gardiner and Ridgewood, N.Y.

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