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How Canadian Lumber Tariffs Impact the American Supply Chain

Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, rising wages, and labor shortage, and wildfires, lumber prices have peaked. To add to the industry and home building disruption, new Canadian lumber tariffs are threatening new price increases that will have a negative effect on everyone involved.  

The Importance of Employee Recognition

Whether you’re looking for a new job, starting a new job, or thinking about a career change, employee recognition should be at the forefront of your mind when choosing an employer.

Forklift and forklift operator in the yard at Direct Lumber and Door of Colorado

Why Safety in the Workplace Should be Your First Priority in the LBM Industry

When working in the building materials and construction industry, keeping your people safe should be your main priority. Help your employees get home safely by promoting safety practices in the workplace.

10 Ways to Identify Strong Company Culture

Are you looking for a job? No matter what stage of the job search you’re in, company culture should be at the forefront of your mind when committing to a new company. Every organization has a culture that defines their dedication to their employees.

How to Maximize Energy Savings with Energy Efficient Windows

Instead of focusing solely on looks and design, homeowners are turning to the newest trend of minimizing extra costs of heating and cooling by remaining energy-conscious with energy-efficient windows.  

doors and windows

Homeowners’ Guide to 2021 Doors and Windows Trends

If you’re thinking about hopping on the remodel train and getting new doors and windows, it’s important to know the current interior design trends for 2021. The openings to our homes are not just for convenience—they’re a staple of your personal tastes.

Lumber prices

The Impact of COVID-19 on Lumber Prices

What are the factors driving current lumber price increases due to COVID? Building material industry is experiencing a huge increase in consumer demand for residential housing. This demand is offset with numerous supply chain issues.

Offsite Manufacturing, prefabricated wall panels and trusses

4 Reasons You Should Consider Offsite Manufacturing

Off-site manufacturing (OSM) is a construction technique where prefabricated components are manufactured in off-site, then transported and assembled into the on-site structure. Faster, Safer, Greener, and Better are some of the many benefits to using offsite manufacturing.