Education and networking are the key drivers behind the 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit, kicking off Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn.
Sponsored jointly by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and HCN, the three-day event includes a slate of NLBMDA business on Wednesday, followed by the installation of new NLBMDA officers in an evening ceremony.
Also Wednesday night, HCN will recognize Green Bay, Wis.-based US LBM Holdings as Pro Dealer of the Year, and Pat Thorne Lumber of Chillicothe, Mo., as Independent Pro Dealer of the Year.
John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, will provide analysis and a forecast for the U.S. housing market on Thursday morning, followed by more educational sessions and a yard tour to nearby Stewart Lumber.
Friday’s session will explore the labor market, trends in remodeling and the ins and outs of component operations and opportunities.