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December 12, 2023
Meet Our Members: Lori Byrd

Feeling as though she was born into it, Lori Byrd has been a part of the lumber industry for over 40 years. Now the director of plywood and solid wood at RoyOMartin, she is an active NAWLA member, currently serving on the NAWLA Board of Directors Executive Committee and NAWLA Traders Market Committee. Get to know Lori, including the most rewarding and memorable parts of her career, her thoughts on the evolving industry and more in this member spotlight.

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November 01, 2023
Meet Our Members: Carl Lamb

After stumbling into the lumber industry as an engineered wood products (EWP) designer almost 30 years ago, Carl Lamb has not only worked his way up to executive vice president of Snavely Forest Products but has also seen how the lumber industry has been able to evolve over the years. Learn more about Carl's career journey, including what motivates him to continue on the path he is on, as well as his involvement with the NAWLA 10 Group program and more.

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July 07, 2023
Meet Our Members: Clark Spitzer

Clark Spitzer began his career in the wholesale lumber industry over 40 years ago, getting his start as one half of a two-man team assigned to start up a truss and panel plant for a Long Island lumber yard. Today, he serves as the president of Snavely Forest Products and is the incoming chair of the NAWLA Board of Directors. Get to know Clark, including what motivates him to continue on a career path in wholesale lumber, how he has seen the industry change over the years, his volunteer work with NAWLA and what he hopes to accomplish during his time as chair, in this member spotlight.

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April 17, 2023
Meet Our Members: KayCee Hallstrom

KayCee Hallstrom is no stranger to the lumber industry, having grown up working for the family business, Zip-O-Log Mills, Inc. Now the vice president at Zip-O, she is a fourth-generation industry professional dedicated to the trade. Learn more about KayCee, including her thoughts on working with family, her involvement with NAWLA and how she has seen the industry evolve in this member spotlight. 

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April 03, 2023
Against the Grain: Leaders Together, Leading Together

Steve Rustja, Vice President – Trading | Weston Forest Products, 2023 NAWLA Chair

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March 13, 2023
Meet Our Members: Dan Semsak

Dan Semsak never thought he would be working in the wood products industry until a phone call in 1993 changed his career plans forever. Almost 30 years later, he is now the director of engineered wood products (EWP) for Murphy Company in Eugene, Oregon, and an active member of NAWLA. Learn more about Dan in this member spotlight.

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March 13, 2023
NAWLA Announces the 2023 John J. Mulrooney Award Recipient

Palm Desert, Cal. (March 13, 2023) – The North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) is pleased to grant the 2023 Mulrooney Award to Jonathan E. Martin, former CEO and Chairman of RoyOMartin.

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