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View the latest NAWLA Bulletin from October 5, 2016:

Upcoming Events
October 25-26, 2016
Wood Masters
The Mirage
Las Vegas, Nev.
October 26-28, 2016
Traders Market 
The Mirage
Las Vegas, Nev.
February 14, 2017
Regional Meeting
Providence, R.I.
February 21, 2017
Regional Meeting
Portland, Ore.
March 6-9, 2017
Spring Wood Basics
Mississippi State University
Starkville, Miss.
March 12-14, 2017
Leadership Summit
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
Tucson, Ariz.
March 25, 2017
Regional Meeting
Eastern Canada
April 27, 2017
Regional Meeting
Vancouver, B.C.
June 27, 2017
Regional Meeting
San Diego, Calif.
It's Almost Time For Traders Market

Don't miss the opportunity to make the right connections at 2016 Traders Market. Register now to join over 1,500 forest products buyers and sellers October 26-28 at The Mirage in Las Vegas. View the full attendee list and see why you have to be there to grow your network.
" The 2015 Traders Market was an outstanding success for us. I made dozens of new contacts, which for someone new to the industry, is priceless. " --  Gavy Gosal, Sales, Sawarne Lumber
If you are exhibiting at Traders Market, please note: all booth personnel must register for the Traders Market through a separate registration link. Directions will be distributed to you through your company's main exhibitor contact. For all questions, please contact registration@nawla.org. 
If you've already signed up, let your colleagues know you'll be there with a social media status update using hashtag #Traders16, and be on the lookout for the 2016 Traders Market app for more ways to connect with peers in Las Vegas. 
In Case You Missed It
If your company's CEO suddenly resigned or became unable to fulfill the role, what would you do? NAWLA volunteer Warren Reeves of Wholesale Wood Products shares his thoughts on the options for and challenges with passing the torch in the September issues of Building Products Digest and Merchant Magazine.

Read the full article here.

Oscar Faoro from Special Products, Canadian Wood Council invited the Vancouver Regional Meeting Planning Committee for a private tour of the University of British Columbia Brock Commons site. Read about their experience
Increase Focus and Lower Stress 

Why add NAWLA's Wood Masters course, October 25-26, to your Traders Market experience? Co-facilitator, Robb Zbierski, shares how you could benefit from memory training now and in the future

"How many times have you gone to a conference, meeting or seminar, and left super-fired up about what you learned? But then five minutes to five days later - it's gone. Imagine instead being able to recall all the key information from conversations. The people who have taken advantage of this training in past are still using these to help make more money and or experience higher level of focus and reduced level of stress." - Robb Zbierski, Co-facilitator of Wood Masters

Register now; space is lim
NAWLA Welcomes New Members!
NAWLA would like to thank the following new members who joined in September for supporting the organization and the forest products industry:
Allied Structural Materials, LLC is a fully licensed and insured company that was formed for the purpose of marketing Ultralam nationally. Having formed the company within the last two months, Steve Jones has product located in Cleveland, Houston, Tampa and Baltimore.
Dasso Group founded in 1993, is the global leader and innovator in bamboo industry. With over 23 years' history in bamboo products production, the company has 10 manufacturing facilities and over 1,000 employees. The company has more than 60 patents in worldwide markets and each year will have new products to present to customers. Dasso was invited with honor by the Chinese government to draft the National Criteria of Bamboo Flooring for the bamboo industry in China. 
Ignite Payments  offers a comprehensive range of innovative technology solutions and turnkey back office support. It has the technology to deliver solutions that build loyalty between businesses and merchants. 
Modern Lumber Technology Ltd.  is engaged in the production of high-strength laminated veneer lumber, Ultralam. It markets reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-use material for the construction of environmentally friendly and energy-saving houses, agricultural and sports facilities; renewal of old housing stock; and, construction of attics. 
RA Lumber is a New York City-based, full-service importer of Russian Pine and Spruce lumber manufactured in Archangelsk, in the northern region of the Russian Federation. It offers the highest available quality of Pine and Spruce products from lumber factories in Russia. 

San Group of Companies has had its roots in the lumber industry since 1980. During this time, the company has evolved from a small lumber re-manufacturing facility to a multi-level forest products company. Facilities include a re-manufacturing facility in the Vancouver area along with a newly acquired sawmill and re-manufacturing facility in the Kootenay Valley in Eastern BC.
Are You a U.S. Veteran Seeking Greater Involvement with NAWLA?
If you're a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, NAWLA is seeking your expertise. The organization would like to bring more talent like you into the forest products industry.
Please complete a short survey  here if you are interested in joining this new NAWLA 10 Group.
Learn more about NAWLA 10 Groups. Contact info@nawla.org with further questions. 
NAWLA Member News 

Congratulations to Blue Book Services for celebrating 115 years of service.  Read the full press release

As a major sponsor of the Skagit Habitat for Humanity (SHH) near Burlington, WA, Sierra Pacific recently donated all the lumber, windows and a sliding glass door for a housing project. Read the full press release

Boise Cascade Wood Products has been supplying NAWLA members with quality building materials for decades. Customers know they can rely on the company to be a steady supplier of quality plywood, lumber, particleboard and engineered wood products. So, why is it time to take a closer look at Boise Cascade Wood Products? Learn More.
NAWLA Member Highlight

This month, NAWLA would like to introduce you to Sam Barranco of Tampa International Forest Products.

Sam recently completed the 2016 EMI course. 

"Twenty years ago, I attended my first NAWLA Traders Market in Dallas. From that point to today, NAWLA has exposed me to many leaders of this industry. Many of the contacts that I have had over the years were made face-to-face at a NAWLA event. This year, I attended the NAWLA EMI course at Oregon State. This course will absolutely be of value to me as I either move up in my organization or continue to lead my department. Many of the classes expanded my current knowledge of finance, hiring and retention, anti-trust law and presentation skills. I plan on attending more NAWLA leadership conferences and Traders Markets in the future and will continue to attend specialized classes as they fit my needs.  " -Sam Barranco
Thank you, Sam, for your support with NAWLA and the forest products industry. 
Do you know a NAWLA member who deserves to be highlighted in The Bulletin? Email your nomination and reasons why to info@nawla.org!
Blue Book Services Quick Facts
More than 3,500 lumber buyers maintain a Blue Book Pay Indicator that reflects their recent pay trends.
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