Things are looking up for wholesale distribution, says Don Lorey, CEO of E. B. Bradley Co. The turnaround in the housing market is beginning to show dividends, allowing the firm to keep a steady pace in the past couple of years.
Industrial Plywood, a Reading, Pa.-based distributor that caters to the residential kitchen market, prides itself on the stellar products it carries. “We try to buy the best, not the cheapest,” says President Andy Wernick, reciting the company’s mantra.
MJB Wood Group Takes Decorative Surfacing Trends to the IWFAttendance at the International Woodworking Fair may have improved this year, but MJB Wood Group's Larry Gaskey remembers the days when the crowds were "outrageous."
Innovation is a word that gets thrown around a lot in all industries, including building distribution. However, a company’s definition of what constitutes innovation often risks becoming too limited, focusing only on technology or another area of their business practice.
The last several years have been challenging for the building materials industry, both nationally and internationally. We’ve heard a great deal about how U.S. distributors have weathered the recession, but it’s easy to forget that our northern neighbors face similar struggles. To hear more on how Ca