With NAWLA’s Traders Market fast approaching, it’ll be exciting to see how the demographics pan out at this year’s event. Based on my personal experience and observations, attendance appears to be trending toward younger and newer participants in recent years. Could it be that more and more employers are recognizing the myriad benefits that come with orienting rookie talent to the business through these events?
Versatex has debuted its 2,000-sq. ft. Training Center designed to support customers and dealers and distributors, as well as the company’s in-house team of about 150 operations, administrative, sales and marketing personnel at its Alquippa, Pa., headquarters.
Central Valley, Napa, Ca., has agreed to purchase Foster Lumber Yard, Vallejo, Ca., expanding Central Valley’s Northern California footprint with a ninth location.
Building our sales book of business is challenging. For many of us, it will be the most challenging thing we will do in our careers. Building trust with new customers is a test. When we do break through and they start to give us business, it feels fantastic!
Oldcastle Precast, Atlanta, Ga., has unveiled a new name and new brand, Oldcastle Infrastructure.
Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, Ca., received a Pro Tool Innovation Award in the Specialty Drill Bits category for its Deck-Drive DCU screw plug.
Murphy Co. has applied to fill in its former log pond to create a log storage and loading area at its 64-acre complex in Eugene, Or.
Three Missouri contractors have teamed up to open a “smarter lumberyard” at the former site of Strafford Building Supply, Strafford, Mo.
Many of the old tried and true methods still work for us—as they do for others. However, like many, we have jumped on the digital bandwagon to explore new horizons and capture the Millennial market, in particular.
Boise Cascade, Boise, Id., has agreed to sell its lumber mills in La Grande and Pilot Rock, Or., plus its Island City, Or., particleboard plant to Woodgrain Millwork.
Andersen Corp., Bayport, Mn., has agreed to sell its hollow core vinyl window and patio door business, which includes its Silver Line and American Craftsman brands, to Ply Gem, Cary, N.C.
Lumbermen’s has relocated its Door Division to a larger facility in Byron Center, Mi.
Woodguard, founded over 30 years ago by Don Kain, is known for pioneering a patented plastic coating process that is applied to a variety of wood products such as closet poles, fencing, sign posts, and playground equipment.
In May 1951, young Robert Arnold, fresh from college, snagged his first job, working for his stepmom’s boss. That job was selling feed in upstate New York in a small town called Malone. But that didn’t last long. The older gent was in a hurry to retire. He approached the Arnolds. Young Bob voted “no.” His dad, however, voted “yes”—and “yes” prevailed. Ironically, Dad passed away two years later, leaving Bob to run the show.
Kodiak Building Partners, Littleton, Co., has purchased Direct Lumber & Door, Denver, Co., from Tom Kostelecky and Russ Brown.