Alexandria, La. – (September 15, 2020) – The Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) has honored RoyOMartin with a Lantern Award – Award of Merit in the category of “Long-Term Strategic Programs (7 Months or Longer): Integrated Communications.” The award recognizes communications programming supporting RoyOMartin’s “I Believe” employee-recruiting and engagement program, which involved a multi-channel promotional approach […]

Alexandria, La. – (September 14, 2020) – Home building is a local industry, but with benefits and setbacks stemming from outside variables across different parts of the country. The RoyOMartin Board Brief lays out the stats for our customers in key areas, namely the southwest region, so you can better understand the many factors affecting […]

Alexandria, La. – (August 13, 2020) – Martco L.L.C. (dba RoyOMartin) has announced that it will receive two Manufacturing Leadership Awards for its outstanding achievement in the category of Talent Management Leadership. The following RoyOMartin programs were selected for Manufacturing Leadership Awards from a highly competitive pool of worldwide applicants: 1. I Believe – an initiative […]

Alexandria, La. – (August 3, 2020) – Wood-products manufacturer RoyOMartin has announced that its land and timber department has completed 13 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 foresters—nearly […]

Alexandria, La. – (July 24, 2020) – RoyOMartin Senior Director of Human Resources Connie Baker has been appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to serve on the Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission. The only member from the Central Louisiana region and the manufacturing industry, she was considered for this position due to her “expertise […]

Welcome to the dystopian world of COVID-19. We wear masks and operate as shut-in recluses working from home, having someone else bring us food, and homeschooling our kids. The stock market collapses and comes back, unemployment falls off a cliff from 3% to 24%, and then it may go down to 30% or up to […]

Alexandria, La. – (July 14, 2020) – The RoyOMartin retirement plan has been recognized by PLANSPONSOR Magazine as a finalist for 2020 Plan Sponsor of the Year – Total Retirement Offering. The RoyOMartin 401(k) plan is one of five finalists for this award, which, according to, “recognizes retirement plan sponsors that show a commitment to […]

Alexandria, La. – (June 25, 2020) – Nine employees from across our organization graduated from our RoyOMartin University Leadership Essentials leadership-development program this morning: • Richard Beard, production team leader, RoyOMartin-Plywood • Graham Guillory, production team leader, RoyOMartin-Plywood • Mark Rills, human-resources manager, RoyOMartin-Plywood • Jerry Vaughn, general supervisor, RoyOMartin-Plywood • Patrick Laborde, production team leader, […]

Alexandria, La. – (June 19, 2020) – RoyOMartin celebrates employee innovation by giving an annual innovation award. Yesterday, we recognized Jeff Greene, electrical lead at the Chopin, La., plywood mill, as this year’s winner of the RoyOMartin Innovation Award, along with three other innovative employees. Honorees were nominated and selected by members of our Strategic Action […]

STUMPED BY SOFTWOODS AND HARDWOODS? If you found yourself on a gameshow with the final-round question being, “What is the difference between hardwood and softwood?,” and you answered, “Hardwood is hard and strong, and softwood is soft and less strong,” you would lose. Cue buzzer. Game over. Your opponent is jumping up and down. Commonly […]