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Huttig Announces Its Expansion Of Huttig-Florida Warehouse

ST. LOUIS, MO April 8, 2019 –As one of America's largest wholesale distributors of specialty building products and millwork for light commercial, residential construction and remodeling, Huttig® Building Products makes it easy for our customers to thrive in an ever-changing industry. Because we continuously listen to our customer’s needs, Huttig-Florida has expanded its warehouse facility over 200,000 sq ft, doubling our capacity to 448,630 sq feet in order to offer the broadest...

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David Fishbein, Huttig CMO and Executive Vice President 4/19/2019 Comments(0)

Can You Walk the Talk?

I was in a meeting with my peers years ago, during my other life with the big corporation. We were having heated discussions regarding price cutting, volume selling, and tiered discounts based on level of activity, etc. We discussed all possible formats for selling primarily commodity varying price levels. My boss at the time said something I’ll never forget: Remember folks…At the end of the day...We still pay our bills with margin dollars!! Wow! When we cut away all the w...

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Al E. Bavry, President Emeritus, Kimal Lumber & Hardware 4/19/2019 Comments(0)

Business Succession Planning Insights: Tales from the Trenches

Business Succession Planning Insights: Tales from the Trenches Business Succession - although the topic on the surface may appear to be rather mundane, improper succession planning can literally cause the loss of a company and place family members in situations where they never speak to one another again. It’s that serious. Statistically, only 1/3 of all family businesses will survive from the first to second generation and less than 15% will survive from the second to third generation. I&...

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LBM Journal 4/19/2019 Comments(0)

NLBMDA Applauds Introduction of Health Insurance Tax Delay Bill

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association NLBMDA applauds action taken on Wednesday, February 27 by Reps. Ami Bera D-CA , Josh Gottheimer D-NJ , Kenny Marchant R-TX , and Jackie Walorski R-IN to introduce the Health Insurance Tax Relief Act H.R. 1398, S. 172 , which would delay the Health Insurance Tax HIT through 2021 and help lower health insurance premiums for small businesses. The HIT disproportionately hurts small businesses who want to invest in the health and well-bein...

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NLBMDA 3/19/2019 Comments(0)

Bills in Congress Would Allow Drivers Under-21 to Operate Interstate

The DRIVE Safe Act was introduced into both chambers of Congress in February and it would allow CDL holders under the age of 21 to cross state lines and drive in interstate operations. Currently, federal law only allows CDL holders 21 and older to operate interstate. If passed, the bill also would institute new training criteria for under-21 operators to be able to drive interstate. Those requirements include at least 400 hours of on-duty time and 240 hours of driving time — both with an e...

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Commercial Carrier Journal 3/19/2019 Comments(0)