New SYP Mill Coming to Texas

Angelina Forest Products, Lufkin, Tx., will build a $100-million sawmill in Lufkin.

Composites Get Cool and Cooler

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.

Different Means to Positive Ends: Business Decisions with Positive Environmental Impacts

We’re constantly hearing false stories about the work we do and the products we produce. But interestingly, and perhaps optimistically, it typically takes just one good chat to help a dissenter understand that those of us in the forest products industry rely on the renewability of our product, the accessibility of clean fuel, and the protection of our forests. Two NAWLA member companies are making purposeful, tangible strides toward environmental stewardship—by making smart business decisions.

RoyOMartin Starts Up New Texas OSB Plant

Production has begun at Corrigan OSB, L.L.C., the Texas subsidiary of RoyOMartin, Alexandria, La.

Drive It, Plug It, Tap it 

Ideal for decking and trim applications using composite or PVC lumber, the screw plug solution offers contractors a simple way to cover exposed fastener heads that’s as easy as drive it, plug it, and tap it flush

L&W Supply to Acquire NexGen Building Supply

The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.

Get Up to Speed on Latest Trends in Tools & Hardware

After nearly a decade of struggling to add able bodies to the workforce, employers filled 61,000 new jobs in February—the biggest monthly increase in 11 years, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Lumber Dealers Fight Back Against Credit Card Scams

Bay Area lumber dealers are on high alert after thieves tried—in some cases successfully—to obtain building supplies using fraudulent credit card numbers over the phone.

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In the magazine

Millwork Certification Program Launches

World Millwork Alliance is partnering with Keystone Certifications to introduce a new product certification program.

NAWLA: Forest Forever Exhibit Engages New Generation 

Traveling children's museum allows kids to interact with the lumber and construction industry.

Why Builders Are Looking to Privacy Windows

Homebuilders are increasingly using decorative glass privacy windows as upgrade options for their clients 

The Fear of Calling Customers

The fear of rejection has cost you a lot of money. There’s a lot of business you haven’t asked for, or followed up on, because of fear. There are a lot of referrals you haven’t asked for because of fear.

Olsen on Sales: How to Give the Price

By holding back the price on the first part of the offering we force the customer to engage with us. Humans want to know what’s behind the curtain; we can’t help ourselves.

Hardwood Industry Takes Up Rules Changes

National Hardwood Lumber Association members will vote this fall on proposed hardwood rules changes that could significantly affect the industry.

Wondrous Colors Trending in Design

Hot color combinations in paint and design include the nostalgic hues of the Memories palette.

Building Business, One Relationship at a Time

A Special Series from North American Wholesale Lumber Association

Sherwood Opens DC in Northern California

Sherwood Lumber Corp., Melville, N.Y., has selected Stockton, Ca., for its new Northern California distribution center.

U.S. Imposing Countervaling Duties on Canadian Imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce is placing countervailing duties on imports from Canada.

Minnesota Yard Calls It Quits

Holmquist Lumber Co., Grove City, Mn., shut down March 31 with the retirement of Charlie Holmqvist.

Native Son Saves Texas Hardware Store

Weakley-Watson Hardware, Brownwood, Tx., was preparing to shut its doors after 140 years.

Dealer Profile: Lugbill Supply Center of Ohio

Archbold, a tiny town tucked into the northwest corner of Ohio.

Olsen on Sales: Relationship Selling

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This Month

Product Spotlight: The Rise of Primed FJ Trim

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Margin Builders: Embracing Mobile Devices in the Retail Lumber Environment

Recap: National Hardware Show

Event Recap: AWPA Annual Meeting in Seattle

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Feature Story:  Today’s Tech for LBM

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Industry Trends: What’s Hot in Siding and Trim

Thinking Ahead: Making Decisions That are Good for Business & the Enviornment 

Viewpoint: CombLift puts on a show

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