Year One: Reflections of a Rookie

A Special Series from NAWLA

Time’s Up for Hibbert Lumber

Unable to find a buyer for the 72-year-old family business, the Hibbert family will close Hibbert Lumber, Davis, Ca.

Don’t Trust Your Job to Inferior Panels

Imported plywood panels continue to appear in U.S. markets from Brazil, China and other countries. Many of these panels bear trademarks that state compliance with U.S. Voluntary Product Standard PS 1, Structural Plywood.

Idaho Home Center Closing

Mickelsen’s Home Center, Rexburg, Id., is permanently closing after 82 years.

The Expectation Era: How to Sell Your Cake & Eat It Too

It is your job to ensure that the customer leaves happy with the outcome and satisfied with their purchase.

Homewood Buys into Phoenix

Founded in 1984, TDM is one of greater Phoenix’s largest distributors of residential interior and exterior doors, moulding, trim, hardware and windows.

TimberTips – Video

A Plastic Footing that supports 1,700 lbs!

C&C Introduces Newest Mass Timber: MLT

The latest innovation in mass timber starts with the smallest of timbers—much of it from stands devastated by forest fires and pine beetles—to create MLT, the Multi Laminated Timber.

Orgill Plans First DC in Northeast

Orgill will build its eighth full-service distribution center within the next 30 months in Rome, N.Y.

G-P Closing 3 Particleboard Mills

This summer, Georgia-Pacific will shutter its particleboard facilities in Hope, Ar., and Monroeville, Al., and will not rebuild its plant in Thomson, Ga., which was destroyed in a May 29 fire.

Brick Veneer Ledger Connector

The BVLZ brick veneer ledger connector kit by Simpson Strong-Tie is a code-compliant, tested solution for attaching decks to wood-framed homes that have a brick or masonry veneer exterior covering.

Olsen on Sales: Rapport Makers & Breakers

Most of us are standoffish and/or shy with strangers. It is natural, but it causes us to make rapport-breaking mistakes and makes us forget our natural rapport building skills.

The Future of Mass Timber

As more of these mass timber structures are completed, we not only enjoy the natural beauty and warmth of wood structures, but we also are reminded of the exceptional environmental benefits of wood construction.

Home Kit Q&A with 84 Lumber

BPD asked Doug Fritsch, Director of Web and Package Services for longtime package seller 84 Lumber, for his company’s take

Time to Celebrate!

From our family to yours, Happy 4th of July!

Rich-Looking Veneers

The Beonstone collection of attached stone veneers by Oldcastle are a system of versatile, durable and easy-to-install panels available in four popular natural stone aesthetics and six colors.

NAWLA Spotlight: Carving a Legacy Out of Wood

It has been said many times, by many people who swear allegiance to the lumber business, that “sawdust gets in your blood.” Translation: once you fall in love with this industry, it’s going to become a long-term affair!