Category: News

NEW Publication! Profiles in Pine
NELMA is pleased to announce the availability of its latest marketing tool titled “Profiles in Pine: An Exploration Exploring Eastern White Pine Pattern Used in Modern Projects.”  This 25-page brochure showcases 7 diverse applications through the use of vivid high-definition photography.  From modern homes to educational and recreational facilities, an array of popular Eastern White […]
Pleasant River Pine’s Sanford Mill Takes Bronze Hammer @ 2019 Competition
The 16th Annual Eastern White Pine Graders Competition, sponsored by NELMA, was held Saturday, September 28. Hosted by Madison Lumber Mill in West Ossipee, New Hampshire, 46 graders representing 8 sawmills participated in this year’s event. The individual grader championship winner had to successfully make their way through 3 rounds of grading selected boards of […]
Passing of Gene Black
NELMA is saddened to announce the passing of Gene Black, at the age of 63 on January 14.  Gene was a 43 year employee of Limington Lumber in East Baldwin, Maine and a NELMA certified grader for most of his time with the industry.  A true professional his entire career.  Please refer to the attached […]
Madison Lumber Mill Takes the Bronze Hammer Trophy @ Grader Competition
The 15th Annual NELMA Eastern White Pine Graders’ Competition was held September 29, hosted by Hancock Lumber Company’s Bethel, Maine mill.  A total of 44 graders representing 10 NELMA Eastern White Pine lumber producers participated in this year’s event.  After 2 rounds of grading lumber selected by NELMA Inspectors in the grades of C-Select, D-Select, […]
NELMA Celebrates Its 85th Anniversary on Cape Cod
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA) was held September 19-21 on Cape Cod at the Chatham Bars Inn & Resort.  Members and Guests numbered 141 that attended this year’s events that began with the NELMA Golf Scramble at the infamous Captains Cape Cod Golf Course in Brewster.  Fifteen foursomes enjoyed […]
Q2 Shipments of Lumber from NELMA Mills Continues Record Pace for 2018
The lumber shipment data provided by NELMA mills for the first 6 months of 2018 continues to outpace previous records for the same time period!  Overall data for the 3 categories (Eastern White Pine, Dimension, and Great Lakes) show total shipments of 795 million board feet through Quarter 2, some 2.8% ahead of the previous […]
2018 NELMA Shipments on Pace with 2017’s Record Level Through Q1
Shipment data received from NELMA’s lumber manufacturers through the first 3 months of 2018 indicate a strong market continues for softwood lumber from the Northeastern and Great Lakes mills.  The total shipments for all regions and species was 2.4% ahead of Q1 in 2017, with 376.6 million board feet (MBF) reported to NELMA.  This included […]
NELMA @ Vermont Loggers’ Expo
If you were a logger or portable sawmill owner, Essex Junction, Vermont was the place to be on May 11 & 12 at the 2018 Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo.  NELMA joined 175 other exhibitors scattered throughout the Champlain Valley Exposition that featured both indoor and outdoor displays along with live demos.  An estimated 5,000 […]
2017 Mill Performance Safety Awards Announced by NELMA
NELMA is pleased to announce this year’s safety awards based upon 2017 performance records submitted by Association member mills.  Awards are given to the top mill performers in three categories; Sawmill Operations, Planer Mill Operations, and Combined Operations.  Division levels 1 through 5 are based on total man-hour ranges to recognize safety efforts among small […]
Virtual Tour Door #5 – Country Bar
NELMA’s Virtual Tour of Homes and Businesses keeps expanding, with the addition of Door #5 to the series on the website.  The new door explores the use of Eastern White Pine within a bar/restaurant setting in wall and trim applications, basically surrounding customers with the warmth and positive feel that only wood can provide.  […]
To the Moon! It’s NELMA’s 7th Annual Student Design Competition
With the plethora of design competition options now available to students of architectural schools every year, it quickly becomes a challenge of how to set yourself apart?  Leave it to NELMA to come up with an idea that is truly “out there”, with this year’s Student Competition titled “Moon Shot:  A Lumber Lunar Colony!”. Announced […]
It’s a Pine-Scented March Issue of Building Products Digest
What’s one thing that is universally-recognized about Eastern White Pine?  How about it’s unique, unmistakable scent that typically triggers an abundance of positive, biophilic moments with individuals that encounter the smell.  This sensation is the rationale behind NELMA’s campaign to bring this scent to retailers as a reminder of what Eastern White Pine has to offer their […]
NELMA @ JLC Live New England
7,400 hands-on builders and contractors swarmed the Rhode Island Convention Center on March 23 & 24 for this year’s edition of the Journal of Light Construction’s Residential Construction Show (JLC Live).  This 2-day event continues to be one of the most popular trade shows for the Association to meet and greet this important customer group. […]
NELMA recently joined 175 other exhibitors at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence for the 2018 NRLA LBM Expo, held February 14-16.  The show included 18 ½ hours of exhibit time over the 3 days of the event. The Association’s “See the Stamp, Trust the Quality” served as the backdrop for greeting this important […]
NELMA Mills Produce Record Shipments In 2017
Total shipments of lumber from all NELMA lumber manufacturers for 2017 have exceeded previous record volumes, with a total of 1.53 billion board feet reported to the Association.  The 12-month record pace was led by the Northeastern dimension mills with 567.99 million board feet of shipments, a 10.5% increase over the previous record set in […]
Maine Cabin Masters Partners with NELMA @ International Builders Show
As part of the Wood, Naturally exhibit at this year’s mega International Builders Show (IBS), NELMA’s corner of the 20’x30’ space included a day with the stars of the hit DIY Network Show, Maine Cabin Masters.   Fans from all over the US and Canada stopped by for autographs and photos with the primary characters of […]
NELMAtv Expands Its “How-To” Educational Video Series
NELMA’s YouTube Channel “NELMAtv” continues to grow with the completion of its third series of specific applications for Eastern White Pine, featuring expert builders that know all the ins-and-outs of using wood products.  The recent 5-part addition covers the installation of Eastern White Pine in a wainscoting application……. the correct way!  NELMA worked with builders […]
NELMA Member Mill Shipments Continue on Record Pace
Total shipments of Dimension and Eastern White Pine lumber through the Third Quarter of 2017 (January to September) continue on their record pace levels overall for the year.  Dimension lumber from the Northeast, primarily construction grades stamped SPFs, recorded shipments during the first 9 months totaling 429.7 million board feet, some 12% above the same […]
Skip & Wane No. 7
Beware of…..just ask Skip!!       To enjoy the entire series, go here!
NELMA’s Norway Spruce PR Wins Award
The informational rollout of the approval of Norway Spruce for use in construction, which took place in late 2016, was recently recognized by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Atlanta Chapter with an Award of Merit.   Kim Drew, NELMA’s PR Agent, spearheaded the overall activity at each stage, and accepted the award at […]