2020 LBM Employee Recruitment, Retention, and Training Report

The LBM industry has grown steadily for nine years, with the top 100 ProSales dealers growing their combined revenue to $61.46 billion, according to the 2019 ProSales 100 report. However, this success doesn’t mean the industry is without its challenges. The biggest challenges are in hiring, training, and retaining quality employees, according to more than half (58%) of ProSales magazine readers in a 2019 survey.

In response to this industrywide challenge, Dealer’s Choice and ProSales magazine conducted a joint survey, in 2020, to benchmark the hiring, retention, and training practices of construction supply dealers. The research found that most dealers have recruitment, retention, and training practices, but the degree to which they offer them varies greatly.

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PropTech Investments to Improve Your Multifamily Portfolio

Your Multifamily Technology Opportunity: How, when and why offering better physical security and broader property technology solutions increases your revenue.

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Five Ways to Eliminate the Biggest Challenges Property Managers Face Today

How might a facility, property or asset management company respond to challenges so they can spend more time attracting reliable tenants and increasing revenue?

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The Supply Chain of the Future: How disruptive technologies and megatrends will shape distribution

It's no surprise that technological trends are profoundly impacting distribution organizations all around the globe. These life- and business-changing megatrends benefit distributors in many ways, enabling them to: Improve efficiency and Reduce cost.

By recognizing these trends and leveraging these technologies, you will be able to stay competitive and—most importantly—deliver greater value to your customers. But first, let’s take a look at the numbers.

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Flyer: Does Your LBM Software Empower You With Real-Time Analytics To Drive Growth?

Our technology provides the data and insights to offer more value to your customers and increase your bottom line. Consider these eight questions for your lumber and building materials business. Epicor BisTrack software supports LBM businesses with analytic tools to help you grow.

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Infographic: 8 Questions to Help You Drive LBM Business Growth Through Better Data Analytics

The best business management software provides real-time data and insights—helping leaders reduce costs and make strategic decisions. Consider these eight questions for your lumber and building materials business. Can your current system support your growth goals?

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EBook: Driving LBM Business Growth With Better Data

Business Intelligence (BI) refers to a range of software applications that are used to analyze raw data and support the important function of business analytics. Today’s business management systems come equipped with powerful analytics tools that can enable insights into your organization and positively impact growth.

With better data, your lumber and building materials (LBM) business can reduce costs, identify new opportunities, develop targeted strategies, and improve decision making.

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Video: Columbia College Student Center Construction Uses Laser Scan and Point Cloud Data

Watch how laser scanning technologies were used in the construction of a 5-story student center. Situated next to Chicago's elevated train tracks, this project presented unique challenges. Laser applications were used for modeling and quality control on concrete pours. This construction company lessened the amount of re-work, proving true savings to the client.

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Broad, Immediate, and Profound: Laser Scanning Helps Guide the Rebirth of L.A.’s Legendary Century Plaza Hotel in a $2.5 Billion Development Project

To strip the Century Plaza Hotel down to its structural components, the Webcor team needed to precisely understand existing conditions. Among the challenges: aged construction documentation and the architect’s extremely tight tolerances for the interior rebuild. Read how laser scanning identified key issues that were able to be resolved to help move this construction project forward.

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$50 Million Chicago Construction Project Adopts Next-Gen Workflow

Read how Pepper Construction uses laser-based applications to automate, simplify, and transform building processes. Columbia College’s new student center in Chicago abuts an elevated train track, presenting unique challenges for construction. Laser scanning technologies were used for modeling, and maximum efficiencies in preparing concrete pours.

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