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At Baillie Lumber, we’re starting to feel the evolution of generational change in our workforce. Like other businesses in the hardwood lumber industry, we face…
 Do you think hardwood lumber is a commodity? We don’t, but many in the industry would say it is.
Ever since 2008, the importation of hardwood lumber into the United States has been subject to the regulations of the Lacey Act.  The Lacey Act…
In the hardwood lumber industry, just like many others, there’s not always an opportunity to offer a significant price break on products - one way…
We do our best to be a customer-focused company. Our goal is to always provide personalized service, even while leveraging advances in technology to better…
Thursday, 05 May 2016 18:36

Hardwood Lumber for Wide Plank Flooring

Wide plank flooring has been popular for many years.  As a matter of fact, wide plank flooring is how homes were built years and years…
It’s a paradox many companies face, both within the hardwood lumber industry and outside of it. According to everything we hear, plenty of individuals are…
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:53

Figured Lumber

Figured? What’s figured lumber? Figured is a term used to describe lumber that has a special unique or unusual appearance. It is usually present because…
Friday, 22 April 2016 14:33

Hardwood Lumber 101 - Why Board Feet?

 When the hardwood lumber measurement standard was established by the National Hardwood Lumber Association, (NHLA), they based in on board feet. But why?
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 18:03

Do We Always Need 9’ and Longer Walnut?

Walnut is one of the most expensive North American hardwood lumber species in the market.  Because of this, hardwood lumber buyers are very sensitive to…



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