Forest Products

The Forest Products Advantage

The Forest Products Division is an extension of each member’s procurement arm, focused on taking advantage of economies of scale, to quickly and efficiently procure forest products at the best value for our membership.

Division employees work closely with members to understand their needs. Knowing what they buy, how they buy and when they need it has built their reputation among members as “trusted traders”.

Division employees work closely with suppliers to create block buys on a regular basis. They also monitor markets and proactively move when favorable opportunities become available.

VOLUME

Advantage has no affiliation restrictions. You determine how your business is run. Together we will develop a strategy that best suits your company.

EXPERTISE

A selection of electronic communication services makes business flow faster and more efficiently. Real time sales, accounting and rebate data is always clear and readily available.

SERVICE

Advantage traders and staff are an extension of your purchasing team, and we support you on your terms. Honest and professional, we do everything we can to meet the needs of our members.

We Support Your Specialty Markets

Multi Family Construction
Large Project Support
Panelization and Manufacturing
Components and Trusses
National Logistics: Rail and Trucking

Risk Management Services

Lumber Futures Basis Trading
Inventory Hedging
Forward Pricing
Member Education
Brokerage Services

Your Daily Source Of Supply

CUSTOMIZED TRADING STAFF to source everyday inquiries and deliver block buying opportunities
REGIONAL RELOADS support full and mixed truckload orders
CUSTOMIZED LOGISTICS SUPPORT

Fall Planning Conference

Mill Direct Relationships
Market Trends
Industry Experts
Economic Forecasting

Market Update Newsletters

Industry Trends
Market Status Reports
Pricing by Product Category

Comprehensive, Timely Market Information

Weekly Conference Call
Text Alert Program
Service by Regionally Experienced Traders

Commodity Framing

The Commodity Framing team has a highly aggressive cash market presence adding to member lumber margins. Our traders are equipped with specialized market and species experience. We utilize many reload locations in the Northeast, South, mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Our team works with members to create a procurement strategy beyond reactionary spot market purchases.

Panel Products

The Panel team focuses on leveraging your collective purchasing strength each and every day to give you a competitive edge in your marketplace. Our full time market exposure allows us to concentrate our efforts and act as specialists for your business. By using our market expertise, we will work with you to devise a purchasing strategy specific to your business. 

We can help you add profit to your bottom line and benefits to your business with successful purchasing strategies:

  • Spot Market Purchases
  • Mill Direct Contracts
  • Block Buys
  • Rebateable Programs
  • VMI

We operate several strategically placed reload inventories, allowing for prompt shipment. We also support trans-loading and pooling opportunities throughout the membership.

Treated Lumber

The Treated/Engineered Lumber team is in the market every day, sourcing quality products from top producers. Our daily contact with mills and treaters enables us to report the most current market conditions as well as breaking industry news. Members are armed with this additional knowledge and current information allowing them to make the best purchasing decisions for their businesses.

We have negotiated a number of valuable programs with the industry’s leading suppliers. Our traders bring the strategic opportunities that best fit individual businesses and increase profitability.

Engineered Wood

LVLs
Glulam
I-Beams / Joist
Laminated Products
Pressure Treated Beams
Open Web Joist Roof & Floor Truss
Pre-Manufactured Wall Panels
Structural Insulated Panels (SIP)

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Making an Appointment

To make an appointment click the blue button on the “My Event” page of the virtual attendee hub.

Click Create Appointment at the Top Left Corner

Under Appointment Type Click Event Appointment

To Add Attendees you can scroll through the list or type in the search bar. Once you have clicked the attendees that you would like to invite to the meeting make sure to click the blue button at the button left of the screen

Then pick your time, add in a subject and description of the meeting and Send the appointment invitation by clicking the blue button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

**TIP** Make sure “Attendees can join this appointment virtually” is clicked. This is how the zoom link will generate in the invite

Once you’ve sent the meeting request, the recipient will receive an email like this. To accept or deny the meeting the recipient will be brought back to the virtual attendee hub solidify their decision.

After the appointment has been approved a zoom link will generate and you can add the meeting to your calendar. Zoom phone numbers are not provided as the system will not generate them, so you will need to use an alternate route in this situation.

I would still schedule the appointment and in the description of the meeting inform all attendees that you will be calling them or using an alternative approach.

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    Stephen Sallah

    Stephen J. Sallah is President & CEO of LBM Advantage. Sallah joined ENAP in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and has been serving in his current role since January, 2011. Prior to ENAP, Sallah worked at IBM for sixteen years. He began at IBM as an engineer and worked in various operational roles in Poughkeepsie, NY and Burlington, VT. After spending five years in semiconductor pricing and program management, Sallah spent ten years as division controller for the Software Group in Somers, NY. His last assignment was as program manager for the IBM Software Group supporting the group general manager in Mergers and Acquisitions. Sallah began his career in the U.S. Navy. He served as a Nuclear Engineer and Submarine Officer on the USS Norfolk out of Norfolk, VA; a fast attack Los Angeles Class Submarine. He served a total of seven years of active duty and completed his service in the Naval Reserves, retiring in 2004 as a Commander. Sallah received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

    Tom Molloy

    Tom Molloy is Executive Vice President of Products & Programs for LBM Advantage. With over 30 years of experience in the lumber and building materials cooperative industry, Molloy is a highly regarded and seasoned veteran. He has superior knowledge of all areas within a buying group cooperative, including retail needs, supplier needs, sales and marketing. Molloy’s career began at ENAP in 1983 where he worked for 14 years in the Building Materials Division as Vice President/Manager of Building Products and Vice President of Sales. Molloy left ENAP in 1997 to work for Do-It-Best Corporation as a Division Manager, Pro Sales-Lumber and Building Products. Nine years later, he left Do-It-Best Corporation to return to his roots at ENAP Inc. Currently, Molloy oversees all aspects of LBM Advantage’s Building Products Division. Molloy received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the State University of New York, College at Oswego.

    Dave DeJoy

    Dave DeJoy, LBM Advantage’s Chief Financial Officer began his career in 1990 working in the accounting department for IBM Asia Pacific in Westchester County, NY. Over the next three decades, he held various roles within IBM in accounting, finance, sales operations, marketing, and human resources, with the majority of his career in sales operations supporting the IBM software sales teams. Most recently, Dave was Director of Sales Operations for IBM’s Worldwide Cloud and Cognitive Software division. Dave is instrumental in providing headlights into business success through pipeline metrics, forecasting and, resource planning on a global level. He received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Managerial Accounting from Pace University and his MBA in Finance from Fordham University.

    Glenn Canino

    Glenn Canino is Director of LBM Advantage’s Building Products Division. He facilitates daily operational and sales function among LBM Advantage’s four regional offices, as well as helping to spearhead the company’s overall growth initiatives. Canino has over thirty years of industry experience with a multi-faceted background that includes home construction, corporate finance and sales. He has been with LBM Advantage since 2003, initially working in the Hardlines/Specialties Department, then overseeing the Kitchen and Bath department. Canino became manager of the Millwork group in 2009 and then Director of Building Products in 2018. Canino holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, focused in Finance with concentrations in Financial Analysis and Real Estate from California State University, Fullerton.

    Bob Carson

    Bob Carson is Vice President, Southern Operations. Carson is considered a veteran of the lumber and building materials industry, having worked in it for over 39 years. He began his career in 1974 at Howard’s Home Care Center as a buyer. Shortly after, he was hired by Allied Building Stores Inc. (ABS) as Merchandising Manager. Carson had a successful career at ABS where he held several progressive positions such as: Vice President Building Material Development, Vice President Operations, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Strategic Planning. In 2009, he opened his own lumber wholesale company. Carson joined ENAP as Vice President in January 2012, while their new office was opening in Monroe, Louisiana, to help establish growth in the Southern territory. He currently oversees LBM Avantage’s Monroe office and development in the region. Carson received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from University of Louisiana at Monroe.

    Tim Johnson

    Tim Johnson is the Vice President of Forest Products and works from LBM Advantage’s North Carolina office. His entire career has been devoted to various aspects of the building supply industry, beginning in 1991 with Front Royal Environmental Services. As the company’s N.C. Licensed General Contractor, Tim managed the field operations for construction projects, ensuring their completion in accordance with state and federal regulations while maintaining established budgetary guidelines. In 1997 Tim joined Moore-Handley and was tasked with developing the Eastern NC territory for the wholesale distribution, sales and management of products to hardware and building supply retailers, successfully tripling the territory’s sales.

    Tim was most recently with IBSA, a cooperative buying group of independent lumber and building materials retailers concentrated in the Southeastern part of the country. He began at IBSA in 2003 in the Building Products Sales Department and held various positions including Assistant Manager, Director of Dealer Relations, Vice President of Business Development and in 2011 became President and CEO overseeing all aspects of daily operations. Tim and his team successfully lead the group through the 2017 merger with LBM Advantage.

    Kellianne Lundgren

    Kellianne Lundgren is Director of Human Resources for LBM Advantage.

    Kellianne began her career in Human Resources in 2008 as a Healthcare Recruiter for Valley Health System in Ridgewood NJ. After primarily focusing on interviewing and onboarding top talent for four years, she was promoted into an Employee Relations Specialist role, handling performance management, internal investigations, organizational development and terminations. Kellianne joined ENAP as HR Manager, the sole HR practitioner, in 2013 when the organization had only two offices and 65 employees. She continues to act as a department of one for the expanded organization and oversees all aspects of Human Resources, including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, benefits and leave administration, compensation planning and compliance. She was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2020.

    Kellianne received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in 2011 and her SHRM Certified Professional certification in 2015. She received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary College in 2008 and her MBA from Mount Saint Mary College in May 2018.

    Covid-19 Response

    June 25, 2020 – Update

    The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt by individuals and communities around the country. We hope our industry partners are faring well. In accordance with state and local requirements, Advantage has taken steps to protect the safety of its employees. 

    Currently no more than 40% of staff is working in our offices at one time, with the rest working remotely. Additionally, if outside visits are necessary, they will be scheduled by appointment only.

    General employee business travel has been suspended, but limited essential travel is permitted for our Member Sales team.

    There continues to be no disruption to daily business activity, and communication to traders and support staff remains seamless. We will continue to post updates as this situation continues to evolve.

    Service Charge Schedule

    Advantage’s primary revenue source is derived from charging the member a percentage of the gross invoice amount based on the categories below. This service charge will appear on the transmittal unless the program is either deferred or non-adder.

    • Deferred:
      The service charge for deferred adder programs will be deducted from quarterly rebate statements and will not appear on transmittals. The service charge amount is set at 1% and a line item on the statement lists the amount being deducted. Each member has the option of declining the deferred adder and will be charged the 1% service charge on the transmittal.

    • Non-Adder:
      The service charge for these programs is not charged to the member.
    • Fixed Service Charge:
      A number of programs have a fixed service charge, regardless of the invoice amount.
    • Sliding Scale:
      If the program does not fall into the categories above, the charge will be applied per the following schedule:
    $0
    to
      $2,500: 3%
    $2,501
    to
    $40,000: 1%
            $40,001 and above is capped at $400