Newsletter Archive

Welcome to Big Creek Lumber's Newsletter Archive! Here you can find the current newsletter as well as back-issues of our monthly email newsletter packed with construction industry articles, lumber market reports, Project Profiles and news from Big Creek Lumber. If you like what you see be sure to sign up to receive current issues of our newsletter using the "Newsletter Sign-up" box at the bottom of our homepage.

Current Newsletter


March 2017



Tools, Tips and Information from our business to yours - Building better business together!

Save the date! Atwater's Annual Charity Car Show is Coming!

Saturday, May 20th!


Shop Hardware at your Convenience!

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 Employee Spotlight

Julie Barnes   - Contractor Sales, Atwater

How long have you worked at Big Creek? I've been with Big Creek for about 10 months.Julie Cropped.jpg

What is your favorite part of working for Big Creek? I work with a great team, everyone knows their job and they're always willing to go the extra mile for each other and our customers.  I feel like we're one giant Big Creek Family.  I'm very happy to be part of it.

What's your favorite product that we sell?  I really don't have a favorite product, I  enjoy the industry and can sell anything. I do enjoy when a new product is introduced to us and can share it with our customers.

What do you like to do for fun?  I have four grandsons that I enjoy spending time with teaching them new things and doing special adventure with them. I also enjoy working in my yard, spending time in the veggie garden and planting flowers. My passion is trying new baking recipes and sharing with my team at Big Creek.

Want More Workers? Give Youngsters a Taste of Out-of-Office Joy

By Paul Winans

I continue to wonder what the future of craft is. When will working with your hands be viewed as a worthwhile way to make a living? It was at one time.

Then college was decreed as the path to success. Vocational classes stopped being offered at high schools.

Still, craft beckons.

In a recent New York Times article, Sridhar Pappu writes about people choosing craft over their white-collar jobs. "Matthew Crawford, a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia and author of the book The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction, sees good sense at work among those who leave office jobs for something more concrete. The reason? Much white-collar work has become similar to assembly-line work, comprising a series of mindless tasks.


March Market Report

The Green Douglas Fir market is up and rising with mills having two week order files.

The Western Sheathing market is up and mills have twoweek plus order files.

The OSB market is up and mill order files are four weeks.

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