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  • May Board Meeting

    Thu, May 15 - Sun, May 18

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    Wed, Aug 13

    Chicago, IL

  • 2014 Forest Products & Building Materials Expo

    Tue, Nov 11 - Wed, Nov 12

    Philadelphia, PA

  • LMC 2015 Annual Meeting

    Wed, Mar 4 - Fri, Mar 6

    Las Vegas, NV

  • LMC 2016 Annual Meeting

    Wed, Mar 9 - Fri, Mar 11

    Orlando, FL

  • LMC 2017 Annual Meeting

    Wed, Mar 8 - Fri, Mar 10

    New Orleans, LA


 

Building Business Together.®

Building Business Together.™
Rooted in the original coming together during the Great Depression, LMC has a strong camaraderie that has extended through the years. LMC started with just thirty-five independent lumber dealers in 1935, Building Business Together. Today LMC is made up of family and employee owned operations from coast to coast including the Bahamas and Hawaii. LMC is proud to be a strong force in the building material industry for over seventy five years.
The top independent dealers in the country share many of the same characteristics: Knowledgeable, strong supporter in the community, and very passionate about their industry. These are the lumber and building material dealers who work with LMC's professional staff and leading suppliers & mills to stay on top of trends and ahead of market conditions. Together with LMC, dealers collaborate and make purchasing decisions that have the ability to move the market. With over 1,200 locations nationwide, the collective power of LMC dealers is well respected and recognized as leaders in the LBM industry.
LMC Dealers stand the test of time. From generation to generation this group of independent lumber and building material dealers are always thinking about what's next and constantly improving. The entrepreneurial spirit is as evident in meeting today's business climate as it was when their businesses were founded. LMC Dealers typically are the majority of the ProSales 100 and consistently rank high in Home Channel Retailer Scoreboard.

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Industry News...

Mississippi's first statewide building code making homes hurricane resilient

Thu, Apr 24

Cities and counties will have to adopt one of the last three editions of the International Building Code, any other regulations adopted by Mississippi Building Code Council

San Diego County moves toward developing greener building codes

Wed, Apr 23

Code changes would be the latest step in the county's greening campaign, including reduced construction fees and new solar and wind regulations

New-home sales down in March

Wed, Apr 23

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units in March, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Reinforcing roofs to withstand hurricanes not expensive, says Florida non-profit

Tue, Apr 22

Wood adhesive, hurricane straps and clips are among the cost-effective solutions for greater strength

Asphalt shingle roof systems best practices guide now available

Mon, Apr 21

Materials, design and installation are included in the new guide from NRCA

HUD seeks comments on new rules for manufactured homes

Fri, Apr 18

Department hopes labels, notices on manufactured homes will help locate defects

Wheaton, Ill. lawmakers ponder heat detector requirement for attached garages

Thu, Apr 17

City council also considered smoke detector requirement, dismissed due to high chance of false alarms

Declining foreclosures point to a continuing recovery

Thu, Apr 17

Investors have had a ravenous appetite for short sales and foreclosures as the inventory of distressed properties ballooned with the housing market crash. But last year investment home sales declined 8.5 percent to 1.1 million and accounted for 20 percent of sales compared with 24 percent in 2012, according to the National Association of Realtor (NAR).

RISE provides additional eligibility track for certified solar roofing professionals

Wed, Apr 16

Three years experience, 40 hours of education and training among requirements for new eligibility track

Housing starts rise 2.8 percent in March

Wed, Apr 16

Led by a 6-percent rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

New LEED for Homes interpretations published

Tue, Apr 15

Fifteen new interpretations clarify rules for claiming recycled content and energy savings for garage ventilation, among others.

Builder confidence holds steady in April

Tue, Apr 15

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

ASTM's International Standards in Building Codes now available in DVD and online

Mon, Apr 14

The documents contain more than 1,300 construction specifications, practices, and test methods.

Evanston, Ill., regains favorable insurance rating after improving code enforcement

Fri, Apr 11

The city joins 20 percent of 8,500 communities participating in the rating program with a rating of four or better.

New Calif. energy code requires thermostats to be ready for two-way energy management

Thu, Apr 10

Title 24 code revisions will also apply to HVAC systems and building automation systems, among others

Honda, UC Davis build 'Smart Home' that generates surplus energy

Wed, Apr 09

The home is expected to generate 2.6 megawatt-hours of surplus per year

Incentives, leasing policies driving PV installations in New York

Wed, Apr 09

State went from seventh to fifth overall in number of solar jobs in 2013

White roofs outperform green roofs in reducing heat-island effect, says Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Mon, Apr 07

A new report says white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs for cooling

Falling PV costs making subsidies unnecessary in Europe

Fri, Apr 04

Solar installations grew by one-third in 77 U.S. communities in 2013

Eliminating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac a bad move, economist says

Thu, Apr 03

Such a move could lower home values, impact national economy