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    10 Building Product Lumberyards You Should Follow on Twitter – Part 1

    Even the local lumberyard is on Twitter

    While most of the ‘big companies’ are on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook, etc. you may be surprised to find many of the local lumberyards are on Twitter; and quite active as well.

    For many Twitter users, the hardest part is knowing who to follow – with over 500 million people on the platform, cutting through the clutter is a challenge, so I’ve created a list: the Top 10 Lumberyard Follows Worth Your Time, and here are the first 5:

    1. Dunn Lumber – @DunnLumber

    With over 8,000 followers and over 15,000 tweets, this Washington lumberyard is very active on Twitter with tips, product updates, promotions, and more. Most importantly they are very responsive on Twitter. They get it and use it.

    2. Parr Lumber – @parrlumber

    This Pacific Northwest family-run chain of yards is an industry leader in its marketing efforts. Parr has been active for many years on Twitter. They use it well to update their followers on products and relevant news.

    3. National Lumber – @NationalLumber

    With nearly 3,000 followers and over 1,500 tweets, this large NE group of yards have been very active in social media well beyond Twitter – utilizing Google+, Facebook and more. They use Twitter for customer events and updates on everything from products to training.

    4. Turkstra Lumber – @TurkstraLumber

    This Canadian lumberyard and manufacturer uses updates and hashtag (#) contests to engage and inform their customers.

    5. J & W Lumber – @JWLumber

    You can find weekly specials, product introductions and more at this Southern California lumberyard Twitter account. They have nearly 800 followers and have had several hundred updates over the past couple of years.

    Be sure to check out Part 2 of the list for the rest of my 10 lumberyards you should follow on Twitter.

    About The Author

    Elton Mayfield

    Elton's career spans media, production, digital and building industry expertise. His diverse experience makes him nimble, innovative, and curious – always pushing the envelope to create extraordinary work that delivers real results for our clients.

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