News Coverage

Promptly delivering accurate rebate payments

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT • Steve Buckle Improved technology drives speedy rebate payouts for our members Accounting may not be the most glamorous part of a business, but it is the backbone of a successful one. Our members want accurate accounting, but also streamlined ...READ MORE

Managing supply and demand in the North American market

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT • Steve Buckle The strong construction market in the U.S. has fundamentally changed Canada’s ability to access U.S. building supply products. It’s a seller’s market and Canada is exposed to risk, in that the large U.S. manufacturers will typically service ...READ MORE

Local Brands Work Well

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — Branding can work globally, nationally and locally. That was just one of the conclusions of the latest Hardlines Conference, held last week at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. The conference’s theme of branding carried through the presentations during the two-day event, ...READ MORE

Our dedicated team works efficiently

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT • Steve Buckle Today's independent building supply dealer operates very efficiently, which is a requirement given the highly competitive state of the marketplace. As such, it only makes sense that the buying group behave in a similar manner. At Sexton, ...READ MORE

North America’s consolidation of large manufacturers is changing the game

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT • Steve Buckle Big manufacturing companies have big growth strategies, and their focus can be fractured into many different foreign markets. We’ve seen significant consolidation of suppliers across North America. This means that there are fewer suppliers in number, and ...READ MORE

COMMODITY WOOD COUNCIL UNDERSTANDS THE COMPLEX MARKET

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT • Steve Buckle Independent building supply dealers across Canada need a dependable supply of construction materials at competitive prices to remain profitable. It’s a straightforward need of Sexton members, but the commodity wood market is highly complex. Commodity prices can ...READ MORE

SOURCING PRODUCT IN TIMES OF CONSTRAINT

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT • Steve Buckle SOURCING PRODUCT IN TIMES OF CONSTRAINT Make no mistake about it, we are in a cyclical industry. Supply follows demand, of course, but not in real time. The severe and protracted downturn in the US construction economy meant that, ...READ MORE

OPENING NEW DOORS

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT • Steve Buckle OPENING NEW DOORS Several years ago our members let us know we needed to get more involved in their commodity wood purchases. Taken together, commodity wood, treated lumber and engineered wood products represent the single-largest category of ...READ MORE

When a Member Calls We Respond

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT • Steve Buckle When a Member Calls, We Respond This week was a typically busy one for me. Along with a lot of other things, I worked with a member to source a single interior door, solved a product claim ...READ MORE

Construction ramps up as steel, aluminum prices rise

By Christopher Brinckerhoff Following tariffs announced by President Donald Trump in March of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum, prices of those commodities have increased. The effect on contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and others in the U.S. metal construction industry will ...READ MORE
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