NRLA recognizes lumber leaders

The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association's Industry Recognition Dinner presented a wealth of leadership, including Lifetime Achievement honoree Joseph Lauto of Great Jones Lumber Corp.

The Wednesday night event, a highlight of the 2012 LBM Expo held at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Conn., was headlined by the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Joseph F. Lauto, of Great Jones Lumber Corp. in New York City.

Also recognized were 2011 Lumber Persons of the Year from the NRLA's regional associations:

• Central New York: Floyd Calkins, ONEtree Distribution;
• Eastern New York: Tim Wiley, Wiley Brothers;
• Connecticut: Sheldon Kahan, Interstate + Lakeland Lumber
• Long Island: Dana Schnipper, JC Ryan EBCO/H&G
• Mid Hudson: Karen Page, H.G. Page & Sons;
• Massachusetts: Charlie Smith, Brockway-Smith Co.;
• New Hampshire: Frank Quinn, Lamb & Ritchie;
• Northern New York: Dennis Haggerty, Huttig Building Products;
• Rhode Island: Bruce Charleson, Arnold Lumber Co.;
• Maine: Frank Rankin, Rankin's; and
• Vermont: Norman Greenberg, H. Greenberg and Son.