NRLA News Archive

Softwood Prices Fall in September

Posted on 10/16/2017
While overall construction material prices rose in September, an analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors found softwood lumber prices fell 0.9 percent.

Holiday Hours Survey Results

Posted on 10/10/2017
With Christmas and New Years falling on a Monday, the NRLA recently surveyed our members to find out if they were changing their hours during the holidays. Here’s what we learned:

Retail and the Digital Revolution

Posted on 10/9/2017
Now that inventory, customer information, and sales data are recorded electronically, instead of tucked away in the attic, the data is more accessible than ever. By tapping into this information, retailers can uncover buying patterns and other valuab

Compete Locally

Posted on 10/3/2017
With pressure growing from the big box stores and online retailers, now is the time for retailers to look at their operations and see how they can better compete in their local marketplace.

Masonite Announces Acquisition of A&F Wood Products

Posted on 10/3/2017
Masonite International Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of A&F Wood Products, Inc., a wholesaler and fabricator of architectural and commercial wood doors in the Midwest United States.

MoistureShield Honored as a Top 100 Building Product

Posted on 10/3/2017
Innovative decking rates high for outdoor living in Professional Builder magazine’s annual rankings.

Roseburg Completes Acquisition of Timberlands

Posted on 10/3/2017
Roseburg Resources Co. announced the acquisition of approximately 158,000 acres of investment-grade timberland in the southeastern United States from Forest Investment Associates (FIA).

Full Speed Ahead at Recent LMC Dealer Exchange

Posted on 10/3/2017
The event brings together LMC Dealers from around the country for roundtable discussions and the sharing of best practices.

Azek Earns Three Golden Bridge Awards

Posted on 10/3/2017
Building products company recognized with gold honors for the best live event, best product launch video, and silver for the company's app.

Brian Dufour Promoted to VP

Posted on 10/3/2017
Dufour will help users of the legacy and NextGen versions of Advantage® software prepare migration strategies to ECi’s cloud-based Spruce™ or RockSolid MAX™ business management software for the LBMH industry.

4 Ways to Improve Inter-Generational Decision-Making

Posted on 9/26/2017
Bringing out the best in the generations impacting your decisions requires four critical approaches to ensure their decision-making involvement stays on track and is focused on moving to a decision outcome that matters.

Boral Adds Parksite to Distribution Network

Posted on 9/21/2017
Parksite will offer Versetta Stone in the Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas, TruExterior in the upper Midwest.

Playing for a Great Cause

Posted on 9/21/2017
MiraTEC® by JELD-WEN Supports Duke Children’s Hospital and YMCA through Terramor Homes’ Parade of Play Homes Campaign

MiTek Enters Distribution Agreement with OZCO

Posted on 9/20/2017
The creator of Ornamental Wood Ties and Decorative Connector Hardware, OZCO Building Products joins forces with MiTek Builder Products.

CertainTeed Introduces ICON

Posted on 9/20/2017
Industry-first product has it all: superior looks, moisture resistance, durability, strength and incredibly easy installation


Posted on 9/19/2017
The ROCKWOOL brand has been marketed proudly and internationally for 80 years and now will be adopted in North America.

Why Training Means a Lot to Millennials

Posted on 9/15/2017
Millennials have far different expectations and demands of what to expect in terms of training and development opportunities in a job. learn what millennials need to be successful.

Keith Named Lumber Person of the Year

Posted on 9/15/2017
On Sept. 9, the NHRLA named Dan Keith, of Selectwood in Portsmouth, N.H., as 2017 Lumber Person of the Year.

Hancock Lumber Named Best Place to Work in Maine

Posted on 9/15/2017
For the fourth year in a row, Hancock Lumber has been named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine.

Murphy Named Lumber Person of the Year

Posted on 9/15/2017
On Sept. 9, the Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Maine (RLDAM) honored Jim Murphy, Riverside Millwork Center in Auburn, Maine, as 2017 Lumber Person of the Year. This award recognizes an individual for significant contributions to the lumber and

Portland Stone Ware to Celebrate 170 Years with Groundbreaking

Posted on 9/12/2017
Portland Stone Ware will commemorate their 170th Anniversary with a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new, second building on Monday, September 18th at 11am on McGrath Rd in Methuen, MA.

5 Secrets to be a Great Interviewer

Posted on 9/15/2017
With the generational and workforce demographic challenges adversely impacting everybody’s ability to attract, hire, engage, develop, and retain people, you need a leg up on ensuring that you are putting your best foot forward in the employee selecti

Azek Decking as Cladding

Posted on 9/6/2017
Building Products Brand Launches New Residential Home Exterior Design Option

Ring’s End Acquires Business Assets of Tuxis Lumber

Posted on 9/2/2017
Ring’s End expands its presence in the shoreline communities and build upon a 56-year legacy established by Tuxis Lumber.

Ridgefield Supply Announces New Purchasing Manager

Posted on 9/1/2017
Jeff Batterton brings 45 years of extensive management and industry experience to Ridgefield Supply.

Andersen Donates to Hurricane Relief Efforts

Posted on 9/1/2017
Andersen Corporation and the Andersen Corporate Foundation are providing $175,000 in monetary support and product donations to help the people and communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Warranty Now Covers Water and Ground Contact

Posted on 9/1/2017
Deckorators is making a big splash with new warranty coverage for two of its composite decking lines.

Georgia-Pacific Introduces New Air and Water Barrier Accessory

Posted on 9/15/2017
ForceField corner seal is a 4-inch wide, semi-rigid polypropylene with a “living hinge,” which allows it to be used for both inside and outside exterior corners.

Survey Finds Social Media Increases Business Accountability

Posted on 8/28/2017
A recent study by Sprout Social found 80% respondents said social media helped to uncover instances of brands treating people unfairly. And 70% said that it helped encourage transparency.

ECi Appoints Chief Information Officer

Posted on 8/28/2017
Strengthening the focus on ECi’s core goal of customer success, Glenn Kimball will lead the delivery of cloud-based SaaS solutions, cybersecurity, and corporate information technology operations.