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Mans Lumber selects BisTrack solution

The Michigan-based pro dealer is looking to improve reporting while refining its pricing strategy.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Mans Lumber and Millwork has chosen Epicor BisTrack as its new business management software solution.

A fourth-generation, family-operated business, with locations in Trenton and Canton, Mich., Mans is looking to boost customers service, improve reporting, and increase revenue through enhanced pricing.

“The biggest question for us when looking to change software solutions was, ‘Will this investment be better for our customers?’,” said Pete Mans, vice president of operations at Mans Lumber. “After educating ourselves on what BisTrack software could provide, the answer to that question quickly became, ‘Yes’.”

Mans said one of the key drivers to choosing BisTrack was the desire to implement technology that is continuously being developed. “We selected BisTrack software because of its strong development and support teams, superior reporting, warehouse management (WMS) capabilities, and real-time technology that will give us access to more timely data for accurate decision making,” he said.

According to Anna Motschall, CFO of Mans, “BisTrack software will help us be more organized, more professional, and allow us to focus our resources on the right things. Whether it is with concentrating on customers, inventory, or operational inefficiencies that spread us thin,” said Anna Motschall, CFO, Mans Lumber. “And, in terms of operational improvements, I’m optimistic that BisTrack software will help us refine pricing.”

The pro dealer currently uses special price lists which are very reactive to market changes. “By having up-to-the minute data, we’ll be able to keep our prices at par with the market and increase our revenue,” Motschall said.

“We are pleased to have Mans Lumber join the extraordinary lumber and building materials (LBM) client base that is continuously demonstrating growth through their use of the BisTrack solution,” said Kevin Hodge, senior LBM product director, Epicor Software. “It’s proven that investment in new, robust technology leads the way for increased profitability, enhanced customer satisfaction, and business growth.”

With offices in Austin, Texas, Epicor provides industry-specific software designed to fit the precise needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers.

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: Thursday’s rebound

BY HBSDealer Staff
Hardware and building supply stocks bounced back on Wall Street on Thursday following the Fourth of July holiday. Of the 30 stocks tracked, 27 finished the day higher. The biggest movers were BXC (up 3.45%) and HBP (up 4.29%).
Company Price Change
AWI (Armstrong) 65.40 +1.16%
BCC (Boise) 45.15 +0.67%
BECN (Beacon) 42.07 +0.60%
BLDR (Builders FS) 18.43 +0.27%
BMCH (BMC Stock) 21.15 +0.95%
BXC (BlueLinx) 38.98 +3.45%
CENT (Central Garden) 44.49 -0.11%
DE (Deere & Co.) 139.70 -0.38%
DOOR (Masonite) 72.15 -0.69%
EXP (Eagle) 105.91 +0.31%
FAST (Fastenal) 48.08 +0.82%
HBP (Huttig) 4.62 +4.29%
HD (Home Depot) 194.41 +0.41%
JELD (Jeld-Wen) 29.20 +1.60%
LL (Lumber Liquidators) 25.47 +3.29%
LOW (Lowe’s) 95.52 +0.50%
LPX (Louisiana-Pacific) 27.91 +0.61%
MAS (Masco) 38.02 +2.23%
PPG (PPG) 102.81 +0.80%
SHW (Sherwin-Williams) 409.86 +0.72%
SMG (Scotts Miracle-Gro) 84.83 +1.29%
SSD (Simpson) 64.16 +0.94%
SWK (Stanley) 133.91 +1.57%
TREX (Trex) 65.87 +1.07%
TSCO (Tractor Supply) 77.08 +1.25%
TTC (Toro) 60.45 +0.77%
UFPI (Universal Forest) 37.80 +1.20%
USG (USG) 43.18 +0.07%
WDFC (WD-40) 151.50 +1.24%
WY (Weyerhaeuser) 37.04 +1.29%
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Executive move at MAX USA

Mike Butti has been in the tool, fastener, and construction industry for more than 20 years.

BY HBSDealer Staff

MAX USA Corp. has hired Michael “Mike” Butti, as its new Mid-Southeastern regional sales executive.

Butti has worked in the tool, fastener, and construction industry, across the Southeastern U.S., for more than 20 years. During his time in the industry Mike has worked with contractors and OEM’s to identify project opportunities and has called on a variety of contractors, subcontractors, and construction supply houses to sell tools and fasteners for ongoing commercial construction projects.

He is a graduate of the Powers Fasteners Anchoring School and the Chrysler School of Quality Improvement and is a Certified Powder Actuated Tool instructor.

MAX USA is headquartered in Mineola, N.Y., and is owned by MAX CO., LTD., which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MAX has manufactured pneumatic nailing tools for over 70 years and employs employing more than 2,000 people worldwide including more than 200 research and development engineers.

 

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