It's been nearly 10 years since Bob Spangler accepted the role of chief sales officer at C.H. Briggs--one of the country's largest independent distribution companies--and, boy, was that a challenging time. The year was 2008, smack in the middle of a rough patch for the building materials industry.
Starting a new year brings new beginnings, but there are some things that carry over from the past year that are still not solved. This is especially true when it comes to finding qualified new employees to fill entry level positions.
Kevin Shotbolt, vice president of sales and marketing at Arauco--North America, is accustomed to being part of an organization that is widely known for being industry leaders in new technology.
Fresh from NBMDA's fall conference, Al Harrison of Intermountain Wood Products describes the mood at the event as electric. In the midst of all the energy and excitement, however, he couldn't help but notice the limited discussion about emerging opportunities in the industry.
As 2016 is quickly coming to a close, many business owners like you are finalizing their year-end budgets or preparing an inventory list for 2017. This is the perfect time of year to look into consolidating the way you buy the products you need to keep your business running smoothly.