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
The Q2 2014 NBMDA Quarterly Executive Trends Index is now available. The NAFCD + NBMDA Distributor Executive Trends Index show that 2014 looks to be on pace for another year of sales and profit recovery for both building materials and floor covering distributors.
Learn how your firm's employee compensation package compares with the rest of the industry with the 2014 NBMDA Employee Compensation Report conducted by Profit Planning Group. This study analyzes 2013 compensation data of 978 U.S. firms in more than 6,000 locations.
The value of this report to your
The Spring 2014 NBMDA Economic Outlook Report, compiled by the Institute for Trend Research (ITR), is now available to all NBMDA members. The Spring report details the slowing growth in Industrial Production from its current 3.1% rate to 2.7% at the end of 2014.
One of the biggest changes in building materials distribution in recent years is the rapidly dropping lead times customers are given before starting a project. Plummeting ETAs on multiple jobs means that distributors may be required to supply a wide range of products with little or no notice.