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On Saturday, November 10, 2018, RoyOMartin employees, retirees, shareholders, and board members gathered at the Alexandria Riverfront Center for “A Season of Growth,” a gala celebrating the Martin family’s 95 years in the wood-products business. Debuting at the gala was a special anniversary video highlighting ways in which the company has grown, especially throughout the […]

Oakdale, LA. – (November 30, 2018) – The 10-year tax exemption for Martco L.L.C.’s Oakdale, La., oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturing plant has ended and, on December 3, 2018, company officials plan to present a multimillion-dollar payment to Allen Parish Sheriff and Tax Collector Doug Hebert at the Allen Parish Police Jury meeting in Oberlin, […]

Corrigan, Tx. – (November 30, 2018) – The Texas Workforce Commission recognized Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. as the 2018 Small Business of the Year for Deep East Texas at their annual conference in Houston on November 29, 2018. A main criterion for winning this award was for the business to consistently utilize the workforce commission for […]

Pineville, La. – (September 17, 2018) – RoyOMartin representatives gathered this morning to present Ruby Wise Elementary School in Pineville, Louisiana, with a $7,500 check generated from the recent first thinning of timberland adjacent to the school. “This money is going to be used for technology and also some instructional materials,” stated Ruby Wise Principal Harry […]

A message from RoyOMartin Vice President of OSB and Corporate Safety Director Terry Secrest: What began as the “I Believe in Zero” (IBiZ) campaign in late 2014 has evolved into nothing short of a cultural evolution at RoyOMartin. With IBiZ came a renewed focus on accident and incident prevention. To further our commitment to safety—both […]

RoyOMartin’s Eclipse™ Weather Resistant Barrier roll-out has been featured in the August 2018 issues of Building Products Digest and The Merchant Magazine as the “Best Ad Series” for the past 12 months. Parent company 526 Media Group, Inc.—along with its select panel of readers, editorial staff, and design contractors—analyzed and then voted on the best advertisements […]

Alexandria, La. – (August 6, 2018) – Wood-products manufacturer RoyOMartin announced today that its forestry team has completed 11 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 company-owned timberland managed by RoyOMartin foresters—nearly […]

Chopin, LA – (July 30, 2018) – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and RoyOMartin President and CEO Roy O. Martin III announced the company will invest $8 million at its Chopin plywood and solid wood plant to install a new dry kiln designed to increase timber production. Additionally, the company will connect to natural gas […]

Alexandria, LA – (June 8, 2018) – RoyOMartin helped facilitate the Workplace Experience Exchange (WEE) Camp for Teachers this week. Part of The Orchard Foundation’s College and Career Readiness Initiative and funded by a grant from The Rapides Foundation, “WEE Camp is a unique professional-development opportunity for junior-high and high-school teachers that connects the classroom […]

Alexandria, LA – (June 6, 2018) – Vice President of Engineering Adrian Schoonover has retired from RoyOMartin. Adrian joined the organization in 1999, where he oversaw the construction of two oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturing facilities (Oakdale, La. and Corrigan, Tx.), as well as the Chopin, La., plywood and timber-mill expansions. Adrian’s retirement comes on […]