Online Research Drives Store Sales

To help people create the home of their dreams, brick-and-mortar home improvement retailers must invest in their websites and web presence.

MLA Now Managed by Northwestern

Northwestern Lumber Association has taken over as management company for the Mid-America Lumbermens Association and is hiring a regional field manager for the territory.

Royal Buys DaVinci Roofscapes

Royal Building Products has acquired DaVinci Roofscapes, Lenexa, Ks. 

Seneca Marks Milestone Planting

Family-owned Seneca, Eugene, Or., recently planted its 40 millionth tree. 

End of Road for Seattle Dealer

After 86 years in business, Hardwick’s Hardware, Seattle, Wa., will close its doors.

New Busy Beaver Store Comes to Calcutta, OH on Friday, May 24, 2019  

Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver home improvement retailer will open its newest location in Calcutta, OH., on May 24, with a Grand Opening event for the community scheduled for June 1.

L&W Expands in Colorado

L&W Supply Corp. has acquired the assets of Metro Building Products Inc. in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

Parr Taking Over Trus-Way

Parr Lumber, Hillsboro, Or., agreed to acquire the manufacturing plants of Trus-Way Inc., Vancouver, Wa., and Trus-Way Tri Cities, Sunnyside, Wa.

Tornado Demolishes 84 Lumberyard

84 Lumber’s yard in Dayton, Oh., was destroyed by an EF2 tornado on Memorial Day.

NAWLA Spotlight: Trucking “Band-Aid” Doesn’t Stop the Bleed

About this time in 2018, the lumber industry and other businesses were feeling hamstrung by an ongoing transportation “crisis” blamed largely on a scarcity of truck drivers. A year later, some organizations—including the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA)—are suggesting in press reports that the shortage is nothing more than a myth.

NAWLA Spotlight: What Are We Looking For?

One of the most pressing topics in the wood products industry is how to entice young people to want to work in the industry. The challenge of attracting talent to forest products has huge implications on the industry as we move forward and needs to be addressed before it’s too late. However, the question remains: How can the industry attract and retain young people?

Door Maker Exits California

Due to the costs of doing business in the state, Panoramic Doors has relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Oceanside, Ca., to Fort Worth, Tx.

CNRG to Take Over Former OSH Locations

CNRG is making plans to take over seven locations in Northern California that were once home to Orchard Supply Hardware stores.

G-P Winds Down in Coos Bay

Georgia Pacific Wood Products is closing its lumber mill in Coos Bay, Or., citing overseas competition for logs and unreliable rail service.

Marvin Opts for New Look

Marvin Windows & Doors, Warroad, Mn., has streamlined its company name to simply “Marvin,” while rolling out a new corporate logo, reorganizing its products into new collections, and renaming its Integrity Windows and Doors brand.

Kodiak Buys Christensen Lumber

Kodiak Building Partners has acquired four-unit Christensen Lumber, Fremont, Ne., after nearly a century of family ownership.

Boral Adds Florida Showroom

Boral Roofing has opened a new Design Center in Winter Park, Fl.