About EWP


EasternWhitePine.org is owned and maintained by the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA).   Established in 1933, NELMA is the rules writing agency for Eastern White Pine lumber and theNELMA Text 5-12 grading authority for Eastern Spruce, Balsam Fir, Spruce Pine Fir (SPFs) species grouping and other commercially important eastern softwood lumber species.

NELMA conducts ongoing quality control inspection audits at softwood lumber manufacturers in the Northeastern and Great Lakes regions of the U.S. to ensure that on-grade Eastern White Pine products are meeting the needs of consumers.  The Association is the primary developer and distributor of an array of technical information and unique design, marketing and promotional materials of interest to consumers, builders, designers, specifiers, architects, and engineers.