Ready or not, the 2020 presidential election is upon us, and its potential effect on our industry should have us all paying close attention. Election years typically mean instability in the stock market as investors tend to be skittish during rocky political environments. That sentiment, unfortunately, trickles down to the housing market. Below are a […]

Alexandria, La. – (October 18, 2019) – Martco L.L.C. (dba RoyOMartin) has planned $30 million in capital expenditures during the next 18 months for new projects to further modernize its Oakdale, Louisiana, oriented strand board (OSB) and Chopin, Louisiana, plywood and solid wood products manufacturing facilities. These newest long-term commitments reflect RoyOMartin’s ongoing determination to […]

Oriented strand board (OSB) has come a long way since its introduction in the 1970s. Use of OSB is now commonplace to integrate strength with durability for construction. From the most populated metropolitan areas to the most remote regions, builders count on OSB sheathing as sidewall, roofing, and flooring material. These wooden panels are proving […]

Alexandria, La. – (September 21, 2019) – Below is a message from President, CEO, and CFO Roy O. Martin III: We at RoyOMartin sadly announce the passing of our Chairman, Jonathan E. Martin. The grandson of our founder (and my first cousin), Johnny worked for the family business for 49 years. He was a pillar […]

Alexandria, La. – (August 13, 2019) – RoyOMartin is taking their product knowledge straight to the end user via a new product blog. Builders, framers, and homeowners can now get first-hand tips on best products to use, installation best practices, storm prep, questions to ask when buying a home, and relevant industry news and commentary—all in […]

RADIANT BARRIER: MADE IN THE SHADE It’s summertime in the South, and this is a superbly hot one. Drastic heat-wave temps are hitting the Northeast. It’s just always hot in the South, so we don’t make the news. Not only can we fry an egg on the sidewalk, I do believe we can also roast […]

Chopin, La. – (August 2, 2019) – On August 2, 2019, RoyOMartin-Plywood’s finishing and shipping department marked six years without an OSHA-recordable injury. Vice President of Plywood Jeremy Burford credits the team members’ “hard work and dedication” for this remarkable achievement. In keeping with its record as the safest plywood plant of its kind in North […]

Alexandria, La. – (August 2, 2019) – Wood-products manufacturer RoyOMartin announced today that its land and timber department has completed 12 years without an OSHA-recordable injury, effective August 2. Logging and forestry have historically been among the most dangerous occupations in North America. Given those statistics and the vast amount of timberland managed by RoyOMartin […]

Alexandria, La. – (July 1, 2019) – Jeremy Burford has assumed the role of vice president of plywood, effective July 1, 2019. Hired in 2006, Jeremy joined the Chopin, Louisiana, facility as dry-end manager and was eventually promoted to plant manager. Jeremy’s career in wood products began upon completion of his Bachelor of Science in […]

Alexandria, La. – (June 17, 2019) – The Louisiana Logger’s Association, Inc. (LLA) held its quarterly meeting at RoyOMartin’s Alexandria, Louisiana, corporate office on June 17. With a mission of promoting the interests of the state’s loggers and log haulers, the association—now in its 25th year—recently reorganized to better position itself to impact industry-specific legislation […]