NRLA News Archive

LegCon 2017

Posted on 3/29/2017
NRLA members are on Capitol Hill lobbying our elected officials on topics that will greatly impact our industry. Follow their progress.

Wolf Home Products Awarded Vendor Rep of the Year

Posted on 3/23/2017
Cascade Capital has given its Vendor Rep of the Year award to Wolf Home Products’ Robert Lett and Mark Fisher.

NRLA Members Enhance Composite Deck Projects

Posted on 3/23/2017
Learn how NRLA Retail and Associate Members come together to enhance a builder's project.

U.S. LUMBER Announces Strategic Growth Investment

Posted on 3/22/2017
U.S. LUMBER GROUP, LLC announced it has signed an agreement for a strategic growth investment from Madison Dearborn Partners

Hammond Lumber Company Names President and CEO

Posted on 3/15/2017
Family-owned company passes the torch to third generation

BlueLinx Appointed Distributor for Regal Ideas Railing

Posted on 3/9/2017
BlueLinx Corporation, a leading distributor of building and industrial products, announced it has been appointed exclusive distributor for Regal ideas railing line in the Buffalo, NY and Pittsburgh, PA markets.

TV Show Highlights Small Business

Posted on 3/7/2017
Pennsylvania town to be featured on Hulu Series.

New MoistureShield Decking Lines

Posted on 3/7/2017
Exciting new decking lines and unique colors provide the right product for your outdoor project.

NHRLA Announces 2017 Legislative Priorities

Posted on 3/7/2017
The New Hampshire Retail Lumber Association (NHRLA) announced its 2017 legislative priorities during an annual breakfast at the New Hampshire State Capitol.

Diamond Award Recipients

Posted on 2/23/2017
The NRLA is grateful to have the support of so many exhibitors and each year we honor those exhibitors who are celebrating milestones at the show.

And the Winner is…

Posted on 2/23/2017
At LBM Expo ’17, Huttig, Masonite, and the NRLA joined forces to send one attendee on a trip of a lifetime to England. See who won.

January Home Sales Set Record Pace

Posted on 2/22/2017
With the tug-of-war between rising home sales and shrinking inventory intensifying, January set records for the RE/MAX National Housing Report

American Lumber Staff and Product News

Posted on 2/9/2017
Company adds a new sales territory manager for southern and western New England and launches their new 4” width capped composite decking.

LBM Advantage Announces New Executive Roles

Posted on 2/9/2017
LBM Advantage announces new executive roles for two members of its senior management team.

Exhibitor Academy Webinar

Posted on 2/7/2017
Shepard’s Exhibitor Academy webinar provides LBM exhibitors with insights, tools, and education to help them get the most out of the exhibiting experience.

84 Lumber's Super Bowl Hail Mary

Posted on 2/7/2017
Lumber Company's Super Bowl Ad scores big results (and media coverage) following the big game.

CT Darnell Construction Hires VP

Posted on 1/26/2017
With Eye on Growth CT Darnell Construction Hires New VP

Curtis Lumber Announces Leadership Promotions

Posted on 1/17/2017
Curtis Lumber has announced corporate management realignment and promotions for its Senior Leadership Team.

Lumber Career Opportunities

Posted on 1/17/2017
The retail lumber and building materials industry has a wide variety of positions available with options for training and mobility.

BuildPay's Payment Revolution

Posted on 1/12/2017

Technology Trends Event

Posted on 1/11/2017
Technology Trends and How They Apply to the LBM Industry was the topic of the NHRLA Breakfast Meeting on January 10th

MiTek Adds New CEO

Posted on 1/9/2017
Mark Thom Named as New CEO. Tom Manenti to Assume Executive Chairman Role.

LBM Advantage and IBSA To Merge

Posted on 1/5/2017
New Cooperative Provides $2.0 billion Combined Purchasing Power

MoistureShield Adds Mid-State Lumber to Network

Posted on 1/5/2017
To meet increasing demand in New England, MoistureShield is extending distribution by beginning a partnership with Mid-State Lumber

2016 Top 10 Stories

Posted on 12/27/2016
As 2016 ends, it’s time to look back on the biggest news and newsmakers at the NRLA.

LC Decking Issue

Posted on 12/20/2016
The December Decking Issue of the Lumber Co-operator is now available to download and view online.

Minimum Wage by State

Posted on 12/17/2016
See a state-by-state chart of the minimum wage increases taking effect over the next few weeks.

ENYLDA Holiday Trade Show

Posted on 12/13/2016

Wm. B. Morse Lumber Acquires Rochester Lumber

Posted on 12/8/2016
Fifth generation family business positions itself for the future.

Finetco Adds 4th Location

Posted on 12/6/2016
Finetco, a family-owned company in Southern New England, announces the addition of Lenihan Lumber to its family of locations.

NYS Salary Thresholds

Posted on 12/6/2016
Even though a Texas judge issued an injunction on the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Overtime Rule, New York State has proposed changing the N.Y. salary threshold for Executive and Administrative exemptions.

Customized to Perfection

Posted on 12/6/2016
Discover how Patwin uses 3D printing to provide quick, low-cost prototype models for enhanced customization.

PHOTOS: EBMDA Annual Meeting

Posted on 12/5/2016

Patwin Plastics Adds 3D Printing Capabilities

Posted on 11/30/2016
Patwin Plastics is proud to announce the addition of 3D printing to their list of design and tooling capabilities.

Burnett Joins NRLA as Regional Director

Posted on 11/29/2016
Meet the newest addition to the NRLA staff, Shannon Burnett.

I Hate Millennials... But I Could Be Wrong

Posted on 11/29/2016
In this editorial, we explore the significance of Millennials in the workplace.

The Case For Thinking Grey

Posted on 11/29/2016
Can't find good people? Maybe you should "Think Grey."

NRLA Announces New Chair, Board Members

Posted on 11/28/2016
Meet the new members of the NRLA's board of directors.

Breaking Down Benefits

Posted on 11/28/2016
Searching for a job is all about compromise. Most job seekers understand that they will have be a little flexible when it comes to things like location and salary. But one area where they shouldn’t compromise too much? Benefits.

The Employee Value Proposition

Posted on 11/22/2016
The contents of that employee pool are shifting. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are beginning to age out of the workforce, making way for a younger generation of employees.

Rhode Island Lumber Dealers Collect 1,100 Pounds of Food for Food Bank

Posted on 11/19/2016
Rhode Island’s independent lumber dealers are committed to giving back to our communities

Finding the Passive Candidate

Posted on 11/17/2016
Companies are seeking the best of the best, but to be candid, the best candidates are working; they are not posted on the internet, hoping to be found. These are the “passive candidates;” simple to identify, hard to recruit.