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April 13, 2017

  • Featured Article

    Millennials, Economics and the Profitable New Hire

  • By Isaac Oswalt

    I’ve been hearing it for 12 years: No young talent; trouble retaining workforce; the young generation has no work ethic; how to sell the younger buyer?

    “Those darn millennials,” I can already hear you murmuring, “they just don’t get it. You gotta work. You gotta hustle. No trophies for finishing last. Always on their phones,” etc.

    In some areas, I’m not going to fight you on these stereotypes. But for all intents and purposes, these stereotypes should be meaningless to you. Why?

    Because if your long term viability depends on attracting, hiring, retaining, and selling the younger generation, you need to be open to their way of thinking. Period. They don’t have to “get it” or “get you.” In reality, you need them more than they need you. It’s simple economics and our industry as a whole has too much supply (jobs) for not enough demand (young people who want to fill them).


  • Featured Article

    Envision Decking Announces Distribution Agreement with Guardian Building Products

  • JOPLIN, MO--(Marketwired - March 28, 2017) - TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is excited to announce a new agreement with Guardian Building Products (GBP) to distribute Envision Decking in the eastern United States.

    "As Guardian strives to expand its presence in the decking category, we look for companies who not only solve real industry problems, but also provide a complement to us culturally," said Vendor Program Manager for GBP, Dan Parmelee. "We were fortunate to already have a great relationship with TAMKO for roofing, so it was a natural choice to look to them when we wanted to add a new composite decking line for several of our eastern branches."


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  • Kwikset Signature Series Handleset Special

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  • Take an additional 8% off standard prices on Kwikset Signature Series Handlesets* now through March 31, 2017!

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Pricing Updates
  • Pricing Updates*


    Effective Date Manufacturer Description
    April 21, 2017 Rollex Fabricated aluminum products, Smooth aluminum trim coil, Aluminum PVC trim coil, Fabricated steel products
    April 23, 2017 Cellwood Metal Products
    May 1, 2017 Better Home Products All products
    May 1, 2017 Franklin International Solvent-Based and Solvent-Free Adhesives; Caulks & Sealants and Wood Glues
    May 15, 2017 TAMKO Residential and Commercial Roofing
    May 22, 2017 GRK Fasteners GRK Fasteners (Climatek coated) & Bits, GRK Fasteners Stainless Steel, Rock-On Cement Board Screws, Backer-On Cement Board Screws, Teks Metal Fastening (Lath, Self-tapping),  and Teks Metal Fastening (Roofing)
  • *The following price changes have been announced by the respective manufacturers and may or may not impact GBP's prices, call your GBP Sales Rep for details.

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