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.

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.

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.

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.

Time to Celebrate!

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

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!

BlueLinx Finalizes Real Estate Deals

BlueLinx Holdings, Marietta, Ga., recently completed several real-estate transactions as part of its “ongoing efforts to monetize (its) real-estate assets and reduce (its) leverage,” while remaining committed to local markets.

Fire Takes Down NorCal Roofing Supplier

Elite Roofing Supply Co., Pittsburg, Ca., was severely damaged by a June 23 fire that began in a nearby homeless encampment.

5 Ways Small Retailers Can Compete Against Big Boxes

Small to mid-sized LBM stores, or independent retailers, should take a tip from their counterparts if they want to avoid being lumped into the 0.3% of stores that closed in recent years.

Roseburg Runs Shed Promo

In an effort to reward existing DuraTemp customers and create more awareness in the marketplace, Roseburg has been running a “Great Outdoors” promotion.

Dealer Profile: Trico Lumber of Texas

The Eighties,” intones Trico Lumber’s Kyle Morgan in his easy-listenin’ Texas drawl, “were not good times. The oil fields went south, plus our biggest employer (here in the northeastern corner of the state), Lone Star Steel, shut down.”