NRLA News Archive

Drug Use on the Rise

Posted on 5/23/2017
The annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index revealed that drug use among U.S. employees continues to rise. The 2016 drug test positivity rate is the highest it’s been in 12 years.

LDAC Legislative Reception

Posted on 5/22/2017

MRLDA Western Golf Outing 2017

Posted on 5/22/2017

Group 531 Declares Dividend

Posted on 5/22/2017
The dividend will return more than $800,000 to NRLA’s 92 members in New York who are enrolled in Group #531.

Trends in Roofing

Posted on 5/22/2017

Marvin Windows and Doors New Designer Black Interior Finish

Posted on 5/19/2017
As trends in interiors move toward sleek designs and contemporary styling, Marvin Windows and Doors expands options for creating striking looks with its new Designer Black painted interior finish.

IKO Adds New Color

Posted on 5/19/2017
IKO Cambridge Cool Colors Collection now offers five diverse ‘cool roof’ color choices for contractors and homeowners alike

National Nail Introduces CAMO Screw Off! Competition

Posted on 5/18/2017
National Nail announces the CAMO Screw Off!, a fun head-to-head competition offering CAMO stocking dealers’ customers

LP Now Warrants Its Engineered Wood Siding for Hail Damage

Posted on 5/15/2017
LP® SmartSide® treated engineered wood siding is now also warranted for hail damage.

Boral Acquires Headwaters

Posted on 5/10/2017
Boral Limited announced it has completed its acquisition of Headwaters Incorporated, a leading building products manufacturer and fly ash marketer in North America.

Huttig Announces Made in the USA Fastener Selection

Posted on 5/9/2017
Agreement with American Fasteners Co. to support complete fastener offering

May Lumber Co-operator is Online

Posted on 5/9/2017
Be the first to read the May LC before it gets mailed to members.

Derby Building Products adds Territory Sales Manager

Posted on 5/9/2017
Russell will oversee the unique TandoShake and TandoStone product lines

New Hire at Mid-State Lumber

Posted on 5/9/2017
Mid-State Lumber is excited to welcome Ron Pulli as an Outside Sales Territory Manager.

What’s New in Composites for the 2017 Decking Season

Posted on 5/8/2017
While traditional wood decking maintains a strong market share given that many people like its looks, alternatives like composites are growing fast—largely due to manufacturing advances related to beauty and performance.

NYLE Spring Conference

Posted on 5/8/2017
60 members attended NYLE's Annual Spring Conference.

Do it Best Announces New Divisional Merchandise Manager

Posted on 5/8/2017
Do it Best Corp. is strengthening its merchandising excellence with the addition of Tom Andrews as a divisional merchandise manager

Weaber Lumber Rewards Employees

Posted on 5/4/2017
Increased safety efforts offer big payoff for employees of Weaber Lumber during its 75th anniversary.

Micronized Copper Celebrates Ten Years

Posted on 5/3/2017
Koppers Performance Chemicals’ MicroPro, Micronized Copper wood preservative technology, celebrates ten years of commercial production.


Posted on 5/3/2017
GCP Applied Technologies Inc. announced that it is rebranding its proprietary VERSASHIELD rolled flooring moisture barrier as KOVARA.

Marvin Introduces Enhanced Window

Posted on 5/3/2017
Marvin Windows and Doors has upgraded its Ultimate Double Hung Next Generation window, enabling it to work harder than ever to deliver superior performance.

QUIKRETE and Bob Vila Partner on Outdoor Bar Giveaway

Posted on 5/3/2017
Enjoy entertaining family and friends this summer with the help of an outdoor bar courtesy of Bob Vila and QUIKRETE. Enter the Bob Vila's Outdoor Bar Giveaway during May.

Home Improvement Spending Rises Amid Political Anxiety

Posted on 5/2/2017
HomeAdvisor survey shows strong growth in home improvement spending

Four Skills for Effective Hiring

Posted on 5/2/2017
Human resources expert Magi Graziano shares four imperative skills to adapting to a vastly different hiring environment.

84 Lumber's Next Recruitment Commercial

Posted on 5/2/2017
The follow-up to 84 Lumber’s controversial Super Bowl commercial takes a far less political tone but is “out of this world”.

Huttig Announces Partnership with Duchesne

Posted on 5/2/2017
Canadian Manufacturer Added to Huttig’s Fastener Offering

LMC Re-Launches the ModernView Brand

Posted on 4/29/2017
LMC re-launched their ModernView® Family of Brands, an exclusive program for LMC Dealers that allows them to compete with national brands in vinyl windows, composite decking, and kitchen cabinets.

Huttig Announces National Distribution Agreement

Posted on 4/28/2017
Huttig announces a national distribution agreement with Knauf Insulation

U.S. to Impose Tariff on Canadian Softwood Lumber

Posted on 4/25/2017
The United States will now impose a tariff averaging 20 percent on Canadian softwood lumber imports.

LeNoble Lumber Launches New Website

Posted on 4/25/2017
The new website has been designed from the user’s perspective. The goal is to provide current and prospective clients with an easier way to learn about LeNoble Lumber’s products, solutions, and services.

Softplan 2018

Posted on 4/20/2017
SoftPlan 2018 incorporates hundreds of new features that enhance the unique design experience SoftPlan has to offer.

From Accent to Statement

Posted on 4/20/2017
Four Trends in Moulding and Millwork for 2017

Shareholders Approve Merger

Posted on 4/20/2017
With overwhelming support of their shareholders, lumber and building material buying cooperatives LBM Advantage and Independent Builders Supply Association (IBSA) completed their vote in favor of the Plan of Merger.

Trim Solutions Introduces the QuickTrim System

Posted on 4/20/2017
Available exclusively at Boise Cascade, QuickTrim System is an exterior polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flat stock board that comes standard with a nailing flange and starter strip which provides a fastener-free finish for exterior home trim.

6 Things to Look for When Monitoring Your Small Business Analytics

Posted on 4/17/2017
Those companies that understand, monitor, and adjust their business practices based on the data from their small business analytics are the companies that grow fastest, adjust for past and future trends, and quickly move to the head of their industry

Seven Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

Posted on 4/11/2017
When an experienced employee decides to leave for greener pastures, their departure often leaves a huge hole in an organization. Here are seven ways to reduce employee turnover. Sponsored Content

30 Years Young

Posted on 4/10/2017
On a milestone anniversary, NYLE prepares to welcome the next-next generation of industry leaders.

LP Touts 20-Year Success Story

Posted on 4/5/2017
In 20 years LP has sold 10 billion square feet of LP SmartSide engineered wood siding and trim.

Berry Plastics Changes Name

Posted on 4/5/2017
Berry Plastics Changes Name to Berry Global

Hickson Joins Sherwood Lumber

Posted on 4/5/2017
Hickson’s Sales & Channel Leadership Enables Sherwood to Further Scale and Grow Toward Newly Realigned Company Objectives

GPI Group Expands Sales Force

Posted on 4/5/2017
With the addition, GPI will be able to better assist customers across the United States with Sales Agents in over 40 states.

Baseball and BBQ

Posted on 4/5/2017
A party deck at one of the country's most popular minor league stadiums provides a world-class test for decking products.

Russin Lumber Celebrates Milestone

Posted on 4/4/2017
Russin Lumber is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding this week.