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Breakfast & Great Info at the ENERGY STAR Meet & Greets

On Wednesday, June 15th, National Lumber hosted a meet and greet with representatives from the Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR Program. We also held a second meet and greet at our store at 95 Pearson Boulevard in Gardner, MA (map) on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star
About the Series:
The Lumber Yard Outreach series is a builder meet and greet style event designed to engage builders in a conversation about building with the Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR Program. The program is visiting lumber yards across the state from early May through late June. Since builder outreach is critically important to the program, the MA New Homes with ENERGY STAR program will be providing
  • a continental breakfast
  • knowledgeable staff to be on hand to talk to builders during the event
  • offer a new resource for builders to learn about the latest in building science and energy efficiency
You can learn more about Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star on Facebook. Also, check out ENERGY STAR’s resources for contractors on their website. You can also find great information on training & certifications, incentives, and marketing opportunities on the Professionals section of the Mass Save website.We look forward to seeing you!

ENERGY STAR Stretch Code Classes in Mansfield, MA for Builders & Contractors

On Wednesday, June 22nd from 2-5pm, National Lumber hosted a free ENERGY STAR informational meeting, including important information about the Massachusetts Stretch Code for builders and contractors.

This meeting was be held upstairs at the National Lumber store & drive-thru lumberyard in Mansfield at 245 Oakland St (map).

Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star

2:00 to 2:55 – Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR (Ian Buba, ICF International)

Learn how to earn rebates for building an energy efficient new home or addition.  This session will cover Program requirements, what rebates are available, and the process to follow.

3:05 to 4:00 – Understanding the Stretch Code (Mike Berry, ICF International)

The Stretch Code is now mandatory in over 85 communities in Massachusetts, including Easton and Medway, and several other communities are considering it, such as Bridgewater and Plainville.  Learn what the Stretch Code is and the best ways to meet the new requirement.

4:10 to 5:00 – The New National ENERGY STAR Program (Greg Krantz, ICF International)

The National ENERGY STAR Program is changing.  Homes permitted after April 1st will have to meet new requirements if they want to earn the ENERGY STAR label. Learn what it is all about.

You can learn more about Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star on Facebook. Also, check out ENERGY STAR’s resources for contractors on their website. You can also find great information on training & certifications, incentives, and marketing opportunities on the Professionals section of the Mass Save website.

Free Frame to Finish Carpentry Clinic in Mansfield, MA!

Sloggatt Roadshow

National Lumber, with support from Huber Engineered Woods, was proud to offer one day of hands-on building clinics with Mike Sloggatt, framing/remodeling specialist and a nationally recognized author and teacher.

The clinic highlighted the latest materials from ZIP System and AdvanTech. It was a great educational opportunity for all of the contractors and builders that attended.

Click here to see the complete invitation and schedule.  

See past class in action (5 minute video)

New Benjamin Moore Paint Showroom in Salem, MA

National Lumber is proud to announce the opening of our newest Benjamin Moore Showroom at 33 Mason St in Salem, MA. (map) Our Salem location is home to the oldest operating National Lumber retail store & lumber yard. Visit our recently renovated store and our brand new paint showroom. We hope to be your one stop for painting supplies with the full Benjamin Moore paint line, plus sundries and accessories. Paint contractors are encouraged to submit a credit application.

Our hours have been expanded to help better serve our customers. We’re now open on Mondays – Fridays from 6:30am-5:00pm, and on Saturdays from 7:30am-1pm. Also, we are now offering guaranteed 8am weekday jobsite deliveries within a 10 mile radius on orders placed by 4pm the previous weekday. There is a minimum of a $50 paint purchase for this guaranteed delivery. You can order by phone, email Dan Hurley, or fax 978-744-7076.

Call Dan Hurley at 978-744-8800 for all of your paint questions. We look forward to serving all of the paint contractors in the Salem, MA area!

Spring Vendor Days in Newton, MA Announced for 2011!

2011 National Lumber Newton, MA Spring Vendor Days Calendar

2011 Spring Vendor Days

National Lumber in Newton, MA is hosting a series of free vendor events in late April and all of May. You’re encouraged to join us for your morning coffee break at our Newton store from 7am–11am and meet product experts with their latest and greatest offerings. Coffee and baked goods will be provided.

There will be featured product vendors every weekday between April 25th and May 27th, 2011. National Lumber’s custom millwork division, National Millwork will be featured on April 25th. Also. National Lumber’s Engineered Wood Products division will be featuring the exclusive FLOOR-LOC System on May 27th.

Click here for a PDF of the complete calendar of vendor events, which is also available on the Events page on the National Lumber website.

National Lumber at 2011 JLC Live New England

2011 JLC Live

2011 JLC Live New England
Conference: March 23-26, 2011
Exhibits: March 25-26, 2011

Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI (map & directions)

The National Lumber Family of Companies will be in Booth #1226

Enter our prize drawings with your business card at our booth!

REGISTER TODAY! Receive complimentary exhibit hall admission (a $35 value)

When completing the JLC registration online, in the first section it asks how you heard about the event, click in “postcard” and enter the Promo code: GUEST

Register as many associates as you need using this promo code!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Builders Training Seminar – October 13, 2010

National Lumber recently held a FREE Builders Training Seminar on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in a new training room above our retail store at 245 Oakland St in Mansfield, MA!

To see pictures from the event, visit our Facebook photo album.

Below is the agenda:

Builders Training Seminar Agenda
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 8am to 2:30pm

Registration Sign-In – coffee and pastries provided

ENERGY STAR Update on V3 Details: This 3-hour presentation will be presented by Mike Berry and Greg Krantz of ICFI

· Why the change? A re-cap of ENERGY STAR Home’s value
proposition and history.
· Increased energy savings associated with ENERGY STAR
Homes V3 and its relation to 2009 International Energy Code.
· Establishing a V3 HERS Index Target for your new home
· ENERGY STAR V3 Checklist; detailed section reviews
· EPA support, training and commitment

Materials & Equipment for Lead Paint Removal Regulations, Presented by Dennis Brophy, President of “The Dust Doc”

Supplies and information on materials needed to conform to lead paint removal programs.

Lunch Break – a light meal will be provided

The Massachusetts Lead Law plus Legal Issues of Green Construction
Presented by Attorney Andrea Goldman

Great advice and updates on the Massachusetts state programs that involve Remodeling Contractors. Learn about the Massachusetts Lead Law, now referred to as “Lead-Safe Renovation” (no longer RRP). Next, explore potential legal issues with Green construction and the Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) Law.

OSHA in Contracting: The Lead Law
Presented by Attorney Jerry Solomon, OSHA expert

A brief presentation on OSHA in residential contracting and how it
relates to the Massachusetts Lead Law.

Open Q&A Session

It was a great turnout, especially on what was a beautiful day for building, and we hope to hold more of these informative events in the future!

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