NRLA News Archive

Is Geo-fencing a Good Fit for Your Marketing Plan?

Posted on 6/11/2018
According to comScore, two out of every three minutes spent online is on a mobile device, which means your consumers are a constantly moving target. Is Geo-fencing a Good Fit for Your Marketing Plan?

Orgill Receives Presidential Export Award

Posted on 5/29/2018
The Presidential “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to expanding U.S. exports

BlueTarp Releases 2018 Q1 Index

Posted on 5/29/2018
The Q1 2018 12-month trailing average, which accounts for seasonality, hit an all-time high at 130.66, up from 128.84 in Q4 2017.

New Metal Panel System Introduced

Posted on 5/29/2018
The Linear Metal Panel System offers the newest look in modern stairway design and features pre-assembled panels for ease of installation.

Attracting Young People to the LBM Business

Posted on 5/29/2018
For many years, we have heard frustrated dealers lament … young people don’t want to work at lumberyards. Where are our future leaders going to come from as we move into retirement? If you are one of those who find it difficult to hire young, energet

AZEK Impression Rail Express Speeds Installation

Posted on 5/16/2018
AZEK Building Products announces new Impression Rail Express just in time for deck season. With sleek, contemporary style, the pre-assembled aluminum railing panel system is engineered for quick installation at the job-site and lasting safety for th

Jack Leary of Impact 180 Consulting Group Hosts Webinar

Posted on 5/16/2018
In April, Impact 180 Consulting group, in conjunction with Epicor hosted a webinar intitled: Knowing Your Customer: How LBM Businesses Can Adopt Customer Engagement Strategies. Click here for more information or to request a copy of the webinar.

Simpson Strong-Tie Sponsors Building Safety Month

Posted on 5/16/2018
Simpson Strong-Tie is joining other industry associations and organizations in supporting the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2018 Building Safety Month in May.

Whelan Tours Mid-Cape Home Centers

Posted on 5/14/2018
On Friday, May 11, Mid-Cape Home Centers hosted Massachusetts State Representative Timothy Whelan for a meeting and tour of its South Dennis location.

Growth in Construction

Posted on 5/14/2018
Rising prices, a tight labor market, and demographic shifts are just a few of the factors shaping the construction industry in 2018.

Foundation at 50

Posted on 5/14/2018
This year, the Lumber and Building Material Dealers Foundation (LBMDF) celebrates its 50th anniversary. As part of a year-long celebration, LBMDF is excited to unveil a new logo that allows the organization to grow into the future.

MRLDA Western Golf Outing 2018

Posted on 5/10/2018
88 golfers attended the MRLDA Western Golf Outing on May 7 at the Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Mass.

New York’s Retail Lumber Dealers Lobby In Albany

Posted on 5/7/2018
Members representing NRLA-NY’s 343-member companies spoke with Senators and Assembly members in support of exempting materialmen from retainage, unemployment insurance reform, and reducing regulatory burdens on small business.

Bluelinx Completes Acquisition of Cedar Creek

Posted on 4/18/2018
The combination of BlueLinx and Cedar Creek creates one of the largest wholesale distribution companies in the building products industry, with combined revenue of approximately $3.2 billion in 2017.

eRetailer Summit's Focus

Posted on 4/18/2018
The Home Improvement eRetailer Summit’s Agenda Focuses On Showing Home, Housewares, And Home-Improvement Dealers How eCommerce Can Work For Them

Roseburg Completes Purchase of Pembroke MDF

Posted on 4/18/2018
Roseburg Forest Products announced that it has completed the purchase from Pembroke MDF, Inc. of Pembroke’s medium density fiberboard (MDF) plant and molding production facilities located in northeastern Ontario, Canada.

New STINGER CS150B Cap Stapler from National Nail

Posted on 4/18/2018
National Nail announced the newly-upgraded 18 gauge STINGER CS150B Cap Stapler with an enhanced design that improves performance with easier loading, longer tool life, and tool-free adjustable exhaust.

Atlantis Rail Shines With Nova Nautilus Cable Railing System

Posted on 4/18/2018
Atlantis Rail’s Nautilus Railing System is nothing new. It has been a customer favorite for years. They have now teamed the Nautilus System up with their new NOVA II aluminum post kits to create the NOVA Nautilus System.

PPG Introduces PPG SPECTRACRON 128 Industrial Shop Primer

Posted on 4/18/2018
PPG announced the introduction of PPG SPECTRACRON 128 industrial shop primer, a fast-drying, low-volatile-organic-compound (VOC) primer designed for applicators seeking fast dry times and strong protection over steel substrates.

ECi Releases POS Assured Offline Solution

Posted on 4/18/2018
ECi announced the availability of an offline solution that allows sales transactions to process when internet connectivity is unavailable.

Simpson Strong-Tie Pulls a Disappearing Act

Posted on 4/18/2018
Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the Deck-Drive DCU screw plug solution, a complete hidden deck-fastening system comprising the Simpson Strong-Tie premium DCU Composite screw, the DCU screw plug and an Auto-Set Driver bit.

Composites Get Cool and Cooler

Posted on 6/11/2018
Wood-plastic composites are increasingly becoming a popular option for homeowners and builders who are looking for an alternative to traditional wood decking. This is largely due to manufacturing advances related to beauty and performance.

Tread Appeal from L.J. Smith Stair Systems

Posted on 4/4/2018
L.J. Smith now offers the Square Nosed Tread Collection --- a selection of treads, false treads and landing tread all featuring square nosing.

Simpson Strong-Tie Acquires LotSpec App Suite

Posted on 4/4/2018
Simpson Strong-Tie has acquired LotSpec, a suite of software applications designed to optimize efficiency and productivity for production homebuilders’ needs around construction document and option management solutions.

DMSi Software Earns Vendor Of The Year

Posted on 4/4/2018
DMSi was recently named "Vendor of the Year" by the Drake Group, the leading network of independent gypsum specialty dealers. In addition to the honor of the title itself, we received the traditional "Vendor of the Year" award: a beautifully handcraf