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84 Lumber Launches We Build American Initiative at IBS 2013

84 Lumber has launched a new initiative to raise awareness of products made in the United States. Called “We Build American,” the initiative was revealed at a press conference at the 2013 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday. More

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BidforMaterials Expands From Modest Beginnings

But online building products site connecting suppliers and contractors now sees advertising, not user fees, as best source of revenue. More

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84 Lumber Expands into the FSC-Certified Wood Market, Selling Eco-Friendly Products

Twenty-six locations operated by 84 Lumber Co., one of the nationís leading lumber dealers, now are selling Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood. The FSC Chain of Custody Certification ensures that wood products meet the organizationís rigid standards from raw materials through processing, transformation, manufacturing, and distribution. The FSC, whose board includes lumber companies and dealers and environmentalists, coordinates the development of forest management standards throughout the United States. More

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Concentrating purchases with one supplier vs. spreading amongst many

I spread out my window and door purchases between two suppliers. In terms of materials and supplies, I give about 70% or 75% to a single lumber supplier, because he can serve our account very well. More

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