NRLA News Archive

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.

PHOTOS: CNYRLDA 2016 Annual Meeting and Casino Night

Posted on 11/16/2016
CNYRLDA held its Annual Meeting on Friday, Nov. 4 at Lakeshore Yacht & Country Club in Cicero, NY.

PHOTOS: WNYLDA Annual Meeting

Posted on 11/16/2016
WNYLDA held its 2016 annual dinner meeting on Friday Nov. 11 at Rochester’s renowned art gallery, ARTISANWorks.


Posted on 11/16/2016
RILBMDA celebrated its 2016 Holiday Party and named Ray Angell the Lumber Person of the Year.

Got a 1-Star Review? It’s Your Lucky Day

Posted on 11/14/2016
Customer complaints are a secret marketing weapon that some businesses don’t know they have.

NJBMDA 22nd Annual Fishing Trip

Posted on 11/11/2016

Dean Named Mid-Hudson Lumber Person of the Year

Posted on 11/8/2016
On Nov. 4, the Mid-Hudson Lumber Dealers Association honored Arden Dean, Superior Building Supply in Neversink, N.Y., as 2016 Lumber Person of the Year.

NELMA Announces Addition of New Species to SPFs Grouping

Posted on 10/28/2016
Norway Spruce is the first new, major, U.S.-grown, softwood species to be fully tested for strength values since the initial process for assigning design values by way of lumber testing of wood samples began in the 1920s.

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks to NHRLA

Posted on 10/27/2016
N.H. Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Sununu made a campaign stop at the New Hampshire Retail Lumber Association

Moore Receives Paul Collier Award

Posted on 10/25/2016
The Collier Award recognizes the loyal, faithful and devoted services above and beyond the call of duty to the lumber and building material industry and to the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association.

VRLDA Awards

Posted on 10/11/2016
VRLDA names Lumber Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Act Now On Overtime Rule

Posted on 9/20/2016
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) urges Congress to take action on legislation reducing the impact of the Department of Labor's (DOL) Overtime Rule.