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Women in the Lumber Industry Portrayed in Monograph

Women in the Industry CoverThe new issue of the White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs continues with the spotlight on the “people” factor within the northeastern region and the important role this plays in creating the solid, unique lumber industry it is today!  As a follow-up to the previous issue, Lumber & Sons: Family-Owned Lumber Mills, this edition puts focus on women and appropriately titled, Making the Grade: Women in the Lumber Mill Industry.  While the last two issues of the Monograph have strayed somewhat from its mainstay topic of architectural uses for Eastern White Pine, understanding the true fabric that makes up the industry, both historically and today, is just as important in the full scheme of realizing why the northeastern lumber industry is truly distinctive.

Volume 30 Number 3 contains six articles that extol the contributions of women to the industry from the late 1800s, through World War II, to today.  These stories put on display the variety of roles women have had and currently perform within a typically male-dominated industry.  From all aspects of mill operation and management to product sales, and from providing technical assistance to grading lumber, these can-do individuals are “Making the Grade”!

Members of NELMA can look for their copy in the mail by the end of the month.  Others that wish to receive a complimentary copy or be placed on our mailing list may contact NELMA by phone (207-829-6901) or email (  In the meantime, we invite you to take a look at this issue’s preview video for additional insight and enjoyment.


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