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“We have made a commitment

to our family

and employees, as

well as continuing to

offer quality products

to our customers.”

C.C. Cook

Extends Commitment To Customers

– Ronnie Cook, co-owner and president of C.C. Cook & Son Lumber Co. Inc.

BY PAUL MILLER JR.

Reelsville, Ind.— For nearly 80 years, C.C. Cook & Son Lumber Co. Inc., headquartered

here, has been committed to its customers and family, while remaining competitive in the

Hardwood market.

The company produces green and kiln-dried lumber, dimension

stock, veneer logs, pallets, skids, wood chips, sawdust and mulch.

C.C. Cook & Son Lumber specializes in Poplar and Red Oak, but

handles a wide variety of other Hardwoods including White Ash,

White Oak, Hickory, Cherry, Hard and Soft Maple, Walnut,

Sassafras, Red Elm, Basswood and Beech.

Poplar is cut in 4/4 through 16/4 thicknesses; Red Oak, Hard

Maple and Cherry are cut in 4/4 through 8/4 thicknesses; and the

other species are manufactured from 4/4 through 12/4 thicknesses.

With a band mill the company installed in 2000, C.C. Cook &

Son Lumber produces nearly 5 million board feet annually. The

sawmill is equipped with a reconditioned 8-foot Klamath band

headrig; a Cleereman linear positioner carriage with a Silvatech

linear position control system and Silvatech scanner system; a

Ligna 6-inch by 60-inch edger; an HMC 2-saw trimmer; and a

Fulghum 60-inch chipper and debarker.

Recently, the firm added a new HELLE trimmer, which was purchased

from Sawmill Hydraulics Inc. in Farmington, Ill. Charlie

Cook, co-owner and secretary/treasurer, said C.C. Cook & Son

Lumber is committed to purchasing up-to-date machinery.

“We believe we have a quality timber base in this area and that it

should be processed on quality equipment,” Charlie said. “Bandsawn

lumber is the preferred method of cutting Hardwoods now.

The accuracy in sawing is easier to obtain.”

Ronnie Cook, co-owner and president, added, “At some point

there comes a time for growth in the family business, in order for

the family to continue to perpetuate. Since we made these changes

and added the sawmill, we feel like we have made a commitment to

our family and employees, as well as continuing to offer quality

products to our customers.”

C.C. Cook & Son’s 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is

located on 50 acres, approximately 45 miles southwest of

Indianapolis, Ind., and 125 miles north of Evansville, Ind. In addition

to its band mill, the firm’s other facilities include: an 11,000-

square-foot pallet plant and 12,000 square feet of storage for kilndried

lumber.

The company has three dry kilns with a total capacity of 120,000

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Chip Cook recently began working in sales for the firm. He has been

involved in all aspects of the sawmill and lumber grading.

Shaun Cook, left, and John Byers, timber and log procurement,

are scaling in a veneer quality Hickory log at C.C. Cook & Son

Lumber Co. Inc. in Reelsville, Ind.

Pictured is a T-shed with a wide variety of items C.C. Cook &

Son Lumber Co. has available waiting to be kiln-dried.

FEBRUARY/2009 23


LINWOOD FURNITURE

Continues Growth

Lexington, N.C.— Since its founding in March 2006, Linwood Furniture Inc., headquartered

here, has continued to grow, adding a total of six collections of bedroom and dining room furniture.

The company is spearheaded by local businessman Dan Timberlake, son of Lexington artist Bob

Timberlake; Jimmy Kepley, owner of Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co. Inc.; and 23 other investors. The

560,000-square-foot plant started by producing “The World of Bob Timberlake” furniture line for

Lexington Home Brands.

In addition to “The World of Bob Timberlake” collection, the

firm manufactures OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing)

products for several other furniture companies.

Over the past 18 months, Linwood Furniture Inc. has created its

own brand with bedroom and dining room furniture collections

including: American Classic, classic bedroom, dining room and

occasional designs in solid Cherry with arts and crafts influences;

Turento, solid Maple and Cherry veneers in a blend of Italian,

French, Spanish and Portuguese styling with American overtones;

Louis-Philippe, crafted in solid Cherry and finished in a warm candlelight

finish; the Villages of Gulf Breeze, a colorful bedroom,

dining room and occasional collection available in seven finishes;

and Charlton House, crafted in solid Maple with a rich brown finish

and accented by brass knobs and back plates.

Bob Shaak is president and chief executive officer of Linwood Furniture Inc.; Bryan Starnes is senior

vice president of operations for the company; and Jimmy Kepley is the owner of Kepley-Frank

Hardwood Co. Inc., located in Lexington, N.C., as well as an investor in Linwood Furniture and a board

member.

BY GARY MILLER

The most recent introduction is the Hart Square collection. Hart

Square offers solid Pecan reproductions and adaptations of

antiques from 73 log cabins dating between 1782 and 1873, which

are owned by Dr. Bob Hart and his wife and located on over 200

acres just outside Hickory, N.C.

Bob Shaak, president and chief executive officer of Linwood

Furniture Inc., said his firm has continued to grow during this difficult

retail environment, and he expects that growth to continue.

“We are very proud of our American furniture craftsmen, and of the

fact that we’ve been able to develop the Linwood brand and that it

is being accepted by the consumers in this trying economy. We

have developed a 28-person sales force who call on furniture retailers

throughout the United States and Canada.”

One area of growth for Shaak’s company is the hospitality sector.

Recently, Linwood provided furniture for

an 88-room Holiday Inn Express at the

Childress Winery in Lexington, N.C.

Shaak mentioned that he has worked

with two of the best furniture companies

in his career. In fact, 20 years of Shaak’s

35-year career were spent with the legendary

Smith Young at Dixie,

HenryLink, Young-Hinkle and Link-

Taylor, where he was vice president of

sales. Shaak also worked as vice president

and general sales manager for

Thomasville Furniture Industries. He

joined Linwood Furniture in December

2006. Shaak works very closely with

Bryan Starnes, who is senior vice president

of operations at Linwood Furniture

Inc.

Starnes worked for Lexington Home

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The most recent introduction by Linwood Furniture Inc. is the Hart Square Collection. This is a view of the Hart Square Collection’s bedroom suite,

which is made out of solid Pecan.

Brands for 23 years. At Linwood, he is responsible for all operations of the facility, and also

helps Shaak with such tasks as sales and product development. “Bob and I share a lot of

responsibilities for the overall operation of the company,” Starnes said. “We run the whole

gamut from product development to the finished product, customer service to sales. Between

myself and Bob, we have nearly 60 years of experience working in the furniture industry.”

The lumber buyer for both Linwood Furniture and Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co. is Bart

Jenkins. For Linwood Furniture, he purchases multiple truckloads of Hardwood lumber in

species such as Hickory, Pecan, Poplar, Cherry, Ash and Maple (WHAD and WHND).

Linwood Furniture has modern lumber handling equipment and eight dry kilns with a total

dry kiln capacity of 600,000 board feet per charge in Lexington. Some of the woodworking

equipment it has includes Tannewitz bandsaws; five Fletcher-Talbert boring machines;

Onsrud routers; cold press; Diehl gang rip; Torwegge edge bander; Whitney shapers and pro-

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Eric Walser is the dry kiln operator at

Linwood Furniture Inc. The company has

eight dry kilns.

This is a view of Linwood Furniture Inc.’s dust collection system at its

550,000-square-foot plant.

This is a door-trimming machine made by Fletcher.

FEBRUARY/2009 25


ISK Biocides

Completes Rebuilding Efforts

BY PAUL MILLER JR.

Memphis, Tenn.—Founded in 1991, ISK Biocides Inc. and IBC Manufacturing Co.

recently finished rebuilding its facilities here following a catastrophic fire in August 2006. Construction

was just completed last month on a new warehouse, tank farm and master power control center. New

wiring and plumbing were also installed in the company’s manufacturing building.

ISK Biocides, the marketing side of the

firm, and IBC Manufacturing were created

out of Chapman Chemical Co., which

originally opened its doors in Memphis,

Tenn., in 1933. The firm specializes in the

production and sale of wood preservatives,

which are used to treat everything

from utility poles to Hardwood lumber.

ISK markets the products throughout the

United States and Canada, as well as

Europe, New Zealand and South America.

By far, the company’s most popular line

of products is WOODguard®, a one-coat,

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

registered, highly-durable, oil-based

transparent or semi-transparent preservative

stain designed for log homes and log

siding.

WOODguard contains colorless titanium

dioxide ultraviolet (UV) blockers, which

protect the finish from damaging ultraviolet

rays. The product forms a semi-trans-

parent polymer film, which protects the

finish and allows the logs to breathe.

WOODguard’s oil formula provides longterm

protection and water repellency by

penetrating deeply into the wood.

Other offerings in the WOODguard line

include: WOODguard® Surface Prep, a

cleaner and surface conditioner for new,

unfinished wood, which removes dirt,

mildew, mill glaze and tannate stain and

also maximizes WOODguard uptake and

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penetration; WOODguard ITF, a clear, water-based finish

especially designed to highlight the wood grain on the interior

log walls and trim of log and timber-framed homes; and

WOODguard TC, a water-based, acrylic latex resin, which

will give a gloss or satin finish and extend the life of

WOODguard and WOODguard ITF.

Over time, IBC has manufactured additional wood treatments

to protect against bugs, weather and mold. The newest

product is NeXgen, a fungicide to be used in sawmill applications

to prevent sap stain and mold from growing on the

wood.

The company also sells BEE Gone, an EPA-registered,

pyretheroid insecticide, which is applied to wooden structural

surfaces on the exterior of the home. BEE Gone controls

carpenter bees and many other wood-destroying insects.

StaBrite® R is a pigmented, water-repellent, weather-resistant

treatment that is specifically formulated to provide lasting

protection to new or renovated cedar shake or shingle roofs.

Yet another product is Swedish Wood Oil, a colorless,

water-repellent treatment for pressure treated wood. Swedish

Wood Oil is absorbed into the woods and bonds with the cell

structure. The oils lubricate and stabilize the wood while

repelling water.

ISK Biocides Inc. and IBC Manufacturing Co. have a combined

staff of approximately 33 employees, of which nine are

field representatives. Key employees include Joe Ignatoski,

president and chief operations officer; Ron Carr, operations

manager; Gail Watson, regulatory and sales support manager;

Anthony Accampo, technology manager; and Darryl

McClelland, shipping and receiving supervisor.

The company is a member of the National Hardwood

Lumber Assoc., Southern Forest Products Assoc. and the

Western Wood Products Assoc. ISK and IBC also participate

in a number of state associations in Kentucky, Ohio,

Pennsylvania and Indiana.

For more information, contact ISK Biocides Inc. at 800-

238-2523 or visit www.woodguard.com.


Joe Ignatoski, president and chief operations officer of ISK Biocides Inc. and IBC Manufacturing

Co., headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., shows one of the company’s most popular products,

WOODguard®.

ISK Biocides Inc. and IBC Manufacturing Co. have a combined staff of approximately 33

employees, of which nine are field representatives.

Darryl McClelland, shipping and receiving supervisor, and Ron Carr, operations manager, are

pictured in front of NeXgen, a fungicide to be used in sawmill applications to prevent sap stain

and mold from growing on the wood.

FEBRUARY/2009 27


Windsor Court

Welcomes

Southwest Club

PHOTOS BY GEORGE LONG

New Orleans, La.– Thirty members

and guests of the Southwest Club met at the Windsor Court

Hotel recently for the organization’s annual holiday get-together.

Those in attendance shared observations in a roundtable discussion

about the status of the industry with most in agreement that

the economic situation should begin improving in the second

quarter of 2009, depending on the product in question. Others

felt the lumber industry will not realize significant improvement

until 2010 after the housing industry has had an opportunity

to rebound.

In addition to the roundtable discussion, the Southwest Club

attendees enjoyed cocktails and dinner.


Georgia and Joe Vaughn, Rutland Lumber Co., Collins, Miss.; and Bill and Kathy

Price, All Star Forest Products Inc., Jackson, Miss. Price is the newly-elected president

of the Southwest Club.

Mike Thomas, TS Manufacturing, Milton, Fla.; Ralph Taylor, Ralph Taylor Lumber

Co., Memphis, Tenn.; and Michael Schempp, Keith D. Peterson & Co. Inc., Shreveport,

La.

Stan and Missy Morgan, Anderson-Tully Co., Vicksburg, Miss.; and Pat Abney,

Anderson-Tully Co., Alexandria, La.

Additional photos on page 36

Rosetta Schempp, Keith D. Peterson & Co. Inc., Shreveport, La.; and Toto Robinson,

Robinson Lumber Co., New Orleans, La.; and Parker Sternbergh, guest, New Orleans,

La.

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L.A. Lumbermen Honor

Man Of The Year

PHOTOS BY DAVID KAWASHIMA

Long Beach, Calif.– Guests and members

of the Los Angeles Hardwood Lumberman’s Club

gathered recently on the Queen Mary in the Capistan

Club to enjoy a holiday social and to honor their Man of

the Year.

The 2008 LAHLC Man of the Year is Jack Millikan,

retired from Lane Stanton Vance. Millikan was among

the first members of the LAHLC, which now totals

approximately 250 members.

During the evening, attendees were entertained by a live

jazz band and served fine cuisine onboard the Queen

Mary.


Additional photos on page 37

Bill Fitzgerald, president of the Los Angeles Hardwood Lumberman’s Club

(LAHLC), presents Jack Millikan a plaque as recipient of LAHLC’s Man of the

Year award.

Nathan and Lynne Osborne, Osborne Forest Products, South Pasadena, Calif.; and

Kathy and Bill Fitzgerald, Industrial Timber & Lumber Corp., Beachwood, Ohio

Jim VonTellrop, Bois Peladeau, Laval, Que.; Laurie Watkins, Austin Hardwoods &

Hardware, Santa Ana, Calif.; and Judy and Kevin Trussell, Timber Mountain

Hardwoods, Garden Grove, Calif.

Deonn and Allison DeFord, Ganahl Lumber Co., Anaheim, Calif.; and Alana Northrop

and Charley Fiala, GMC Hardwoods, Long Beach, Calif.

Bob and Nancy Schoner and Gerry and Jack Millican, retired, Lane Stanton Vance,

City of Industry, Calif.

FEBRUARY/2009 29


Holiday Cheer Shared At

West Side Luncheon

Pine Bluff, Ark.–

BY WAYNE MILLER

Members and guests of the West Side Hardwood Club met here recently

at the Eden Park Country Club to enjoy a holiday get-together and network

among peers.

About 20 people were in attendance at the annual dinner, which included

steak, potatoes, salad and dessert.

David Engelkes serves as president of the club.


Myra and Tom Shededan, Arkla Taylor, El Dorado, Ark.; Tommy Wooley,

Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods & Industrial Products., Little Rock, Ark.; David

Engelkes and Rose Mary Cummings, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Monticello, Ark.

Ross and Laura Johnson, G.R. McSwine Lumber Co. Inc., Pine Bluff, Ark.; Anne

Goad, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Monticello, Ark.; and Ritchie Shields, Shields

Wood Products Inc., Arkadelphia, Ark.

Susan Anderson and Sieg Johnson, G.R. McSwine Lumber Co. Inc., Pine Bluff, Ark.;

and Shirley and Glen “Bud” Overturf (retired), Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods &

Industrial Products, Des Arc, Ark.

Jeff Wilson, Wilson Brothers Lumber Co. Inc., Rison, Ark.; Ed Montgomery,

Arkansas Forestry Commission, Camden, Ark.; Rebecca Montgomery, Arkansas

Forestry Commission, Little Rock, Ark.; and Wayne Miller, National Hardwood

Magazine, Memphis, Tenn.

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NHLA Graduates

Lumber GradeRS

NHLA Inspector Training School graduates that received outstanding awards included: Zachary Richardson, Banks Hardwoods Inc., Newberry, Mich., Westside

Hardwood Club Award for Highest Board Run Average; Beniamino Ceccerelli, Ceccarelli Legnami, Cervinara, Italy, J.P. Hamer Award for Most Improved Student;

Shaun Pauley, Quality Hardwoods Inc., Woodland, Mich., John Thomson Award for Highest Overall Average and Lumbermen’s Club of Memphis Leadership Award;

Brandon Leibering, Leibering Lumber & Logging, Cannelton, Ind., Howard Hanlon Award for Second Highest Overall Average; Jeffery Grimes, Hardwood Industries,

Wilsonville, Ore., South Central Lumbermen’s Award for Best Attitude/Citizenship; and Kenneth Wermager, Hokah, Minn., Willard Scholarship Award.

Memphis, Tenn.— The National Hardwood Lumber Assoc. (NHLA) Inspector Training School

recently held commencement exercises for its 157 th class. Eleven students representing six states and the country of Italy completed

the 14-week lumber inspection program, which was led by veteran school instructor Rich Hascher.

In his keynote address to the graduates, NHLA Chief Inspector Mark Horne encouraged the students to embrace their lumber

grading education and allow it to support their growth and successes within the Hardwood lumber industry.

“Just remember that you have not entered into a ‘job,’ but you have embarked upon a ‘career’ in the Hardwood industry with

opportunities for both personal and professional growth as long as you work hard and apply yourself,” Horne said. “You have

entered into a family and we (the NHLA staff) are here to help.”

Ron Carlsson of USA Woods International Inc., located in Memphis, Tenn., presented the outstanding individual awards.

Award recipients included: Shaun Pauley, Quality Hardwoods Inc., Woodland, Mich., John Thomson Award for Highest Overall

Average and Lumbermen’s Club of Memphis Leadership Award; Brandon Leibering, Leibering Lumber & Logging, Cannelton,

Ind., Howard Hanlon Award for Second Highest Overall Average; Zachary Richardson, Banks Hardwoods Inc., Newberry, Mich.,

Westside Hardwood Club Award for Highest Board Run Average; Beniamino Ceccerelli, Ceccarelli Legnami, Cervinara, Italy, J.P.

Hamer Award for Most Improved Student; Jeffery Grimes, Hardwood Industries, Wilsonville, Ore., South Central Lumbermen’s

Award for Best Attitude/Citizenship; and Kenneth Wermager, Hokah, Minn., Willard Scholarship Award.

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FEBRUARY/2009 31


Hardwood Federation

Considers Post-Election Impact

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34 Hardwoods Have Versatility


According to a recent report by the Hardwood Federation, Presidentelect

Barack Obama will be focused on a number of issues important to

the Hardwood industry now that he has officially taken office. Any new

President and accompanying Administration brings uncertainty — particularly

when the party in power shifts. Fortunately for the Hardwood

industry, both Presidential candidates were strong in their support for

small family-owned businesses throughout their campaigns.

Deb Hawkinson, executive director of the Hardwood Federation, said

President-elect Obama has sent encouraging signals that he will work

with both Republican and Democratic leaders for the betterment of the

country. “We’re going to be faced with some real challenges, but all indications to date are

the new Administration will be taking a more centrist position. President Obama is not going

to aggressively pursue an anti-business agenda. That’s encouraging.”

Hawkinson said Obama was an original co-sponsor of the Lacey Act amendment, and supported

its final enactment. “He’s definitely interested in making sure the U.S. has a level playing

field,” she said. “His support on the illegal logging bill gives us a good indication that he

will support our efforts for an effective implementation of the legislation.

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SOUTHWEST CLUB PHOTOS - Continued from page 28

David Lewis, Lewis Bros. Lumber Co. Inc., Aliceville, Ala.; Rick Hanna, Hanna

Lumber, Shreveport, La.; and Jay Hanna, Woodus Humphrey Insurance, Shreveport,

La.

Dee and Carol Peterson, and Robert and Ginny Peterson, Keith D. Peterson & Co. Inc.,

Shreveport, La.

Bubba Lammons, All Star Forest Products, Daphne,

Ala.; and Ginny and Robert Peterson, Keith D.

Peterson & Co. Inc., Shreveport, La.

Kiki Lewis, Jeff Lewis, and Ginger Lewis, Lewis Bros.

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Rosetta and Michael Schempp, Keith D. Peterson &

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L.A. LUMBERMEN PHOTOS - Continued from page 29

Jerry and Maria Lapin, Birch Hill Plywood, City of Industry, Calif. and Nikki and

Garrison Cox, GLC Millworks, Fontana, Calif.

Mike, Brooke, Charlie, Lisa and Alan Bohnhoff and Christa and Jason Horvath,

Bohnhoff Lumber, Los Angeles, Calif.

Cassia and Sergio Korn, Exportbras, Beverly Hills,

Calif.

Steve and Heidi Ondich, Atlas Lumber Co., Chino,

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NHLA GRADUATES - Continued from page 31

Other graduates included: Stephen Cook, Gleason, Tenn.; Michael

Fremer, Brockway, Pa.; Gary Harding, Banks Hardwoods Inc.,

White Pigeon, Mich.; Kyle Hughes, Leibering Lumber & Logging,

Lamar, Ind.; and Anthony Tettis.

The NHLA Inspector Training School has a proud and rich 60-

year history, graduating more than 6,700 students since its conception.

The program teaches the rules and applications of the NHLA

grading system, and prepares students for a career in the Hardwood

industry. This unique program has earned worldwide respect, consequently

attracting students from throughout the United States,

Canada, Europe, Africa, South America and Asia.

The world’s largest and oldest Hardwood industry association,

NHLA represents 1,600 companies and individuals that produce,

use and sell North American Hardwood lumber, or provide equipment,

supplies or services to the Hardwood industry. It was founded

in 1898 to establish a uniform system of grading rules for the

measurement and inspection of Hardwood lumber. Since 1979, its

headquarters have been in Memphis. To learn more about NHLA,

please visit www.nhla.com.


OBAMA - Continued from page 35

Obama backs increased investments in renewable and clean energy

sources, and wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent

from 1990 levels by 2050 via a cap-and-trade system in which

all pollution credits will be auctioned. Hardwood forests and products

are possible sources of carbon credits.

Hawkinson said it is possible that Obama will push for proof of

sustainability for Hardwoods, and specifically, requiring all government

building projects to be “green.” “Certification is certainly

not going away,” she said. “If anything, we are facing a real tough

situation here. He does support both Green Globes and FSC LEED,

which provides important options for the industry.”

Hawkinson added, “The House Resolution 1477 (which will carry

a new number in 2009) recognizing Hardwoods will help gain the

industry recognition as an important resource in any green building

design and will help to educate political leaders on the unique challenges

the Hardwood industry faces with certification.”

Regarding health care, Obama will likely seek to make small businesses

eligible for a refundable tax credit of up to 50 percent of premiums

paid on behalf of employees if the employer pays a “meaningful

share” of a “quality health plan.” He also wants to create a

National Health Insurance Exchange, and allow small businesses to

enroll in the new plan or in approved private plans.

Obama stated previously that he would seek to eliminate capital

gains for small businesses and startups, and simplify tax filings significantly.

In the current draft economic stimulus package he is presenting

to Congress, he is proposing business write-offs for losses

incurred in 2008/2009, a one-year tax credit for new hires or for

forgoing layoffs, and an increase in write-offs of allowable expen-

38 Hardwoods Have Workability


OBAMA - Continued

ditures up to $250,000.

Obama supports “Card Check” (nonsecret

ballot union elections and mandated

arbitration), which is an issue of concern

for the industry.

Obama also supports a moderate

approach to the issue of immigration,

including allowing undocumented workers

to become citizens with taxes and

fines. Obama may try to make good on his

campaign pledge to amend the North

American Free Trade Agreement to protect

U.S. jobs, but much will depend on

the willingness of Congress. He will likely

use trade agreements to spread

improved labor and environmental standards

around the world. Obama opposed

Central American and Caribbean free trade

agreements due to labor/environment

issues.

Obama also voted for the Class Action

Fairness Act (CAFA) of 2005, which was

supported by the U.S. Chamber of

Commerce, as a means of reeling in frivolous

lawsuits.

In related news, Hardwood Federation

PAC-supported candidates proved fairly

successful on election night. In the Senate,

Democrats picked up a number of seats,

but failed to reach a filibuster-proof 60

votes.

HF PAC-supported Senate candidates

who kept/won seats include: Jeff Sessions

(R-Ala.); Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.); Mitch

McConnell (R-Ky.); Mary Landrieu (D-

La.); Susan Collins (R-Maine); Thad

Cochran (R-Miss.); Roger Wicker (R-

Miss.); Max Baucus (R-Mont.); Mike

Johanns (R-Neb.); Lindsey Graham (R-

S.C.); and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). HF

PAC supported Senators who lost their

seat include Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.);

Gordon Smith (R-Ore.); and John Sununu

(R-N.H.). The Minnesota Senate race

between Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and

challenger Al Franken was still undecided

as of press time. However, it appeared

Franken would get the seat.

In the House, HF PAC lost the following

House candidates: Reps. Bill Sali (R-

Idaho); Virgil Goode (R-Va.); Robin

Hayes (R-N.C.); and candidates Mike

Sodrel (R-Ind.); Anne Northup (R-Ky.);

and John Gard (R-Wis.).


LINWOOD FURNITURE -

Continued from page 25

filers; five Diehl gang rip saws; three

Taylor glue reels; a Rosenquist Electric-

Flow; two Newman-Whitney planers; six

Weinig moulders; four tenon machines;

and several chop saws.

“As Linwood has grown, it has been able

to expand its presence at the High Point

Market, the largest furnishings industry

trade show in the world,” Shaak explained.

“In fact, we have expanded our showroom

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FEBRUARY/2009 39


LINWOOD FURNITURE - Continued

to 6,000 square feet in High Point where

the High Point Furniture show is held in

the spring and fall each year.”

In closing, Shaak said, “Dealers have

come into our showroom the past several

markets to see the value that we have in

our American-made products,” he said. “I

think they’re finding out that the lowestpriced

product is not always the best

WHEELAND LUMBER CO.,

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• Solid Dimensions

• Band Headrig and Band Resaw Mill

• 500,000 BF of Dry Kilns - 1,500,000 of Dry Storage

• Grading to Overseas Standards

value. Imports aren’t looking as good as

they did three years ago, and that bodes

well for Linwood Furniture.”

For more information, contact Linwood

Furniture Inc. at 336-956-1000, visit

www.linwoodfurniture.com or e-mail

bob@linwoodfurniture.com.

Phone: (570) 324-6042 • Fax (570) 324-2127

Contact: Ray Wheeland, Sales • E-mail: ray@wheelandlumber.com

Derek Wheeland, Sales • E-mail: derek@wheelandlumber.com

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C.C. COOK -

Continued from page 22

board feet per charge. There is also an airdrying

shed that will hold approximately

250,000 board feet of lumber, plus

enough yard space for another 750,000

board feet. More air-drying sheds will

likely be built in the future.

C.C. Cook & Son Lumber is a member

of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s

Assoc., and has been a member for over

50 years of the National Hardwood

Lumber Assoc.

C.C. Cook & Son has approximately 50

employees that work a four 10-hour day

schedule from Monday through Thursday.

This allows the firm to do maintenance

and clean up on Friday.

“This schedule gives us some flexibility,

so that if something comes up on Friday

or Saturday, we will not be pressed for

time to complete the job,” Ronnie said.

Key employees include: Shaun Cook,

timber procurement; Craig Cook, office

controller and sales representative; Chip

Cook, lumber inspection and sales; Todd

Cook, part of the logging crew; and Trisha

Cook, office manager.

Other key employees include: Larry

Brown, who runs the filing room; Tommy

Dirickson, maintenance; Steve Nuckols,

chief lumber inspector; and Mick

Sweeney, a salesman from Majestic

Hardwood Lumber Sales, who works on

commission. He has been with the company

for nearly 20 years and represents the

firm in Chicago and throughout the

United States. He works out of his home

in Valparaiso, Ind.

“Everyone at C.C. Cook & Son Lumber

wears many hats,” Ronnie said. “All the

employees make this business click and I

have a great respect for them. They are all

willing to help out in any area when needed,

which is just how it was when my

grandfather was in charge.”

C.C. Cook, Ronnie and Charlie’s grandfather,

started the company in 1930. It

began as a logging operation with a

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C.C. COOK - Continued

n’t previously been accomplished within a

portable sawmill. He would take the large-scale manufacturing operation.

sawmill to the woods, set up and cut railroad

ties and timbers for the coal mines. ing this concept the core of their entire

“They were breaking new ground by mak-

C.C. would run the sawmill during the production, marketing and sales philosophies,”

said Bauer. Coined “The

day and then work on the railroad at night.

During the next few years, he expanded Woodharbor Home,” the concept included

his operation to as many as four portable a complete line of interior millworks that

sawmills operating and quit his night job complement and match each other in

with the railroad.

design, quality and finish.

In the early 1940s, C.C. acquired the

property in Reelsville, and started a permanent

sawmill. He ran the mill with a

natural steam engine. After World War II,

C.C.’s son, James, joined the family business.

“Times were tough according to my

father,” Charlie said. “Winters back then

were tougher than they are now and

everything was out in the open. I remember

him telling a story about the first winter

he was working here, when they only

had one saw and it went down. It would

have been easy to give up, but instead he

wanted to replace it and have something

to pass down from generation to generation.

James made several improvements

to the original sawmill, including a

debarker, chipper and the company’s first

automatic carriage in 1962.”

C.C. Cook died in 1963, and the sawmill

was passed down to his son, James.

Ronnie joined the company in the early

1960s and Charlie in 1971, and later the

ownership of the business was passed

down to them. Several years ago, their

sons also decided to join the family business,

and are the fourth generation of

Cooks to be involved in the sawmill operation.

For more information, contact C.C.

Cook & Son Lumber Co. Inc. at 765-672-

4235 or send an e-mail to

cooklbr@ccrtc.com.


The idea went against the grain, so to

speak. That’s because traditionally, interior

doors and cabinetry are two completely

separate and very different product lines.

“Custom cabinetry is manufactured on an

order by order basis and sold directly to

dealers and designers,” said Bauer, “and

traditionally finished at the factory with

hundreds of wood, finish and design

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The only thing better than

our lumber is our service.

Since 1952, we have been committed to providing the finest premium

Appalachian hardwoods to customers throughout the United

States and around the world. We’ve grown from a single distribution

facility to a family of forest products companies that processes,

distributes and exports more than 50 million board-feet of lumber

each year.

• 4 concentration yards

• 1.4 million board-feet kiln capacity

• 20 million board-feet of inventory

• Remanufacturing S2S, S4S, straight-line rip,

gang rip and finger-joint blanks

5596 Riverview Road

Mableton, GA 30126

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WOODHARBOR -

Continued from page 21

The cornerstone of the Lewerkes’ business

model was the “whole home concept”

of interior millworks – one that had-

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Huntersville, NC 28078

800.248.4393 • 704.875.6587

www.hardwoodweb.com

FEBRUARY/2009 41


WOODHARBOR - Continued

options available.”

What the Lewerkes brought to the table

was the ability to choose all interior millworks

(interior doors, cabinetry, mantels

and moulding) from one source that utilizes

the same woods, the same finishes,

the same design details and the same quality

workmanship for the entire project.

Working from a 168,000sf location in

Mason City and an 180,000sf plant in

Northwood, the firm operates 40 hours a

week, at each plant.

According to Bauer, Woodharbor interior

doors are manufactured with a philosophy

similar to that of cabinetry, and are built to

order, rather than mass-produced. Today,

the company manufactures three cabinetry

product lines: Woodharbor, a premium,

G.F. Hardwoods, Inc.

“A Company You Can Depend On”

9880 Clay County Hwy.

Moss, TN 38575-6332

Contact: 1-800-844-3944

Jimmy Carr - Bobby Collins

FAX 1-931-258-3517

Quality Appalachian

Hardwood Lumber

Species

Services

Facilities

• Red Oak

• Poplar

• Hard Maple

• White Oak

• Ash

• Cherry

• Own Trucks

• Cut 4/4

through 8/4

• Grade After

Kiln Drying

• Computer

Tally

• 5 Length

Separations

• 600,000 B.F.

Kiln Capacity

• 500,000 B.F.

Predryer

Capacity

• Yates

American

Planer

custom cabinet line; CastPointe, a semicustom

cabinet line; and Rockglen, a

semi-custom cabinet line with fewer custom

offerings for the more value-conscience

homeowner.

The Personalized Approach

All Woodharbor cabinetry brands are

crafted with plywood sidewalls, 3/4-inch

thick dovetailed drawers, Blumotion

drawer slides, a premium “catalyzed conversion

varnish” finish system and a variety

of premium woods. The firm’s automated

door line system utilizes various

high-tech, state-of-the-art components

manufactured to unique specifications

and designed to utilize just-in-time manufacturing

with no machine/tool

changeover required between the manufacturing

of each component or door.

Doors are built to customer specification,

allowing for various options including,

wood species, configuration, stile and

rail profile, panel profile, finish, machining

application, pre-hanging and custom

modification. Each interior door and each

cabinet is packaged, blanket-wrapped and

delivered via company-owned trucks and

furniture vans.

In today’s environmentally challenging

times, Woodharbor is keeping the pace

with KCMA Environmental Stewardship

Program and SCS certification. A member

of the Color Marketing Group, the company

– like many of its competitors – with

a slow home-building industry, has been

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All Woodharbor cabinetry and interior doors are carefully

wrapped and loaded into company-owned air ride

furniture vans.

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WOODHARBOR - Continued

able to successfully leverage its small size

to keep itself on track even during the

downturn.

“We’ve been able to gain marketshare by

outperforming competitors on quality and

service,” said Bauer, who points to the

firm’s lean manufacturing focus, and an

upcoming move into the exterior door

industry, as its other competitive advantages.

“We’re optimistic about the future,

and our ability to remain an innovator in

this industry.”

For more information about Woodharbor,

email CDahl@woodharbor.com.


Manufacturers Association; and the Wood

Component Manufacturers Association.


AHEC UPDATE -

Continued from page 16

other various regional trade magazines.

Species diversification, tropical

Hardwood lumber substitutes, basic grading

rules and lower grade potential defects

were the main topic of the seminars.

Hands-on learning was applied with the

assistance of APP Timber, who donated a

bundle of wood for the programs.

To support this market, AHEC does not

only provide promotional or technical

seminars in Indonesia. The strategy is to

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THE HARDWOOD COUNCIL -

Continued from page 14

Tradeshows: Tradeshows continue to

allow the Council to meet one-on-one

with the building and design community,

and to promote the message of North

American Hardwoods. The Council plans

to exhibit at the AIA Expo, in San

Francisco, and the USGBC’s Greenbuild

Expo, in Phoenix. In addition, the

Council has been selected to present an

educational session on the topic of carbon

sequestration to the attendees of CON-

STRUCT, to be held in Indianapolis.

Media Relations: In addition to distributing

news releases on educational initiatives,

the Council will research and write

a number of feature stories and work with

trade publications on a regular basis to

promote North American Hardwoods.

Founded in 1993, the Hardwood

Council is a coalition of nine Hardwood

lumber and product associations. Its

members include: the Hardwood

Manufacturers Association; National

Hardwood Lumber Association; National

Wood Flooring Association; Hardwood

Distributors Association; Appalachian

Hardwood Manufacturers Inc.; Canadian

Lumbermen’s Association; Northeastern

Loggers’ Association; Southern Cypress

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Weston Premium Woods is one of North America’s premier suppliers of

hardwoods, softwoods and panel products, operating out of a state-of-the-art,

105,000 square foot, climate-controlled facility in Brampton, Ontario.

The Weston Forest Group of companies is a family-owned and operated

Canadian business that has been distributing domestic and imported wood

products since 1953. Together, we provide you with access to a global supply

chain of products and resources that meet your specialized needs and keep

you on the leading edge of the marketplace.

The result? You enjoy choice, value and the expertise of our team.

Weston Premium Woods Inc. is a proud member

of Weston Forest Group of Companies

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FEBRUARY/2009 43


AHEC UPDATE - Continued

reach the designers, traders and manufacturers.

In this specific region, the target

audiences range from Dubai to the owners

of the manufacturing firms. For example,

with Dubai having recently announced the

addition of over twenty new hotels for

2009, a total of over 15,000 new rooms, its

furniture will be manufactured in the

Middle East and also Southeast Asia

including Indonesia. As a result, architects

and furniture designers in Dubai were targeted

and seminars were presented. On

the other end of the spectrum, technical

and grading seminars in Indonesia were

presented to the traders and manufacturers.

This is the long term strategy that

AHEC has implemented over several

years with anticipation that the market will

reach the domestic industry as seen in

HANAFEE BROS. SAWMILL CO., INC.

Over 50 Years in Business

markets such as Mexico, China and other

manufacturing economies. As

Indonesia’s tourism industry grows, so

will the need for high-end hotels and

restaurants. Just recently, Indonesia has

been inundated with such multimillion

dollar projects as its reputation for being

politically instable is changing for the better.

The American Hardwood Export

Council (AHEC) is the leading international

trade association for the U.S.

Hardwood industry, representing the committed

exporters among U.S. Hardwood

companies and all major U.S. Hardwood

product trade associations. AHEC’s

member companies service the growing

global demand for U.S. Hardwood and

represent the full range of Hardwood

products. AHEC maintains offices in

Japan, Europe, Southeast Asia, China,

Korea and Mexico, in addition to its

Washington, D.C. headquarters, to serve

the needs of the global community. For

additional information please contact

AHEC by phone at 202/463-2720, by fax

at 202/463-2787 or consult our web site at

www.ahec.org.


As a leading Hardwood producer, Hanafee Bros. has been exporting

the finest in high quality lumber to clients throughout the world for

over 25 years! You can depend on us for accurate individual tallies,

furnished for your convenience. We offer a variety of thicknesses,

species and grades.

HANAFEE BROS. SAWMILL CO., INC.

P.O. BOX 157 520 EAST HARPER TROY, TN 38260

PHONE 731.536.4682 FAX 731.536.4758

Email hanafee@bellsouth.net Web www.hanafeebros.com

Contact: Donald Hanafee, Jr. or Beth Muse

NWFA FLOORING REPORT -

Continued from page 18

identified in U.S. Department of

Agriculture Forest Service studies which

conclude that U.S. forests east of the

Mississippi River are growing faster than

the timber harvested or lost through mortality.

The RPP recognizes these U.S.

Hardwood forests as renewing and will

allow Tier One companies to use the

“NWFA Verified from US Renewing

Forests” seal for off-product marketing.

For imported products, a “Verified Legal

Import” seal is available for companies

that practice due diligence when importing

products from other countries.

Tier Two recognizes those companies

44 Hardwoods Have Versatility


NWFA FLOORING REPORT -

Continued

that are sourcing wood from Forest

Stewardship Council (FSC) certified

forests. Companies participating at this

level must achieve FSC chain-of-custody

certification and meet all FSC standards

for the products they source – both FSCcertified

and non-FSC-certified wood –

and must agree to increase their overall

use of FSC-certified wood during the next

two years.

Tier Three recognizes those companies

that source more than 50% of their wood

from FSC-certified forests, and whose

non-FSC sourced materials meet FSC

guidelines.

While the NWFA will sponsor and

implement the Responsible Procurement

Program, several key partners were instrumental

in the development of the program.

They include Scientific Certification

Systems (SCS), the Forest Stewardship

Council - United States (FSC-US), the

Forest Stewardship Council Family

Forests Alliance, and the Rainforest

Alliance. The NWFA has entered into a

Memorandum of Understanding with both

FSC-US and the FSC Family Forest

Alliance to implement the program.

Compliance with all program guidelines

will be monitored by SCS to maintain the

intent and integrity of the program.

For more information about the NWFA

Responsible Procurement Program, or to

find out how you can participate, contact

the NWFA.

The National Wood Flooring Association

is a not-for-profit trade organization of

more than 4,000 wood flooring professionals

working worldwide to educate

consumers, architects, designers, and

builders in the uses and benefits of wood

flooring. For more information, visit

www.nwfa.org, or call the NWFA at 800-

422-4556 (USA), 800-848-8824 (Canada),

or 636-519-9663 (international).


SOUTHEAST TRENDS -

Continued from page 8

to a “screeching halt” as of press time due

to the time of year and overall economic

conditions.

“To put it pretty simple, it’s tough out

there,” he said. “About the only bright

spot that’s holding up the Hardwood

industry right now is the tie market. We’re

still buying tie siding lumber.”

The source said his firm has taken a number

of steps to rein in expenses with hopes

that the picture will improve in 2009. He

said his company is still moving 5/4 Red

Oak into millwork applications, but most

product sales are sluggish.

“I don’t know when it’s (the market)

going to break, but I don’t think that the

economic storm is over yet,” he said.

“We’re going to need some new houses

being built or remodeling. There’s no crystal

ball out there.”

MANUFACTURER OF QUALITY BAND SAWN

NORTHERN APPALACHIAN HARDWOODS

RED OAK WHITE OAK CHERRY SOFT MAPLE

POPLAR WHITE ASH HARD MAPLE WALNUT

500,000 B.F. Dry Kiln Capacity 2 Million B.F. Dry Storage

Container Loading

SOUTHEAST HOUSING STARTS

CONTINUE TO FALL

According to the U.S. Commerce

Department, starts of new single-family

homes recently fell 15.6 percent in the

Southeast, while permits dropped another

18.7 percent. Nationwide, total housing

starts declined 18.9 percent to a seasonally

adjusted annual rate of 625,000 units,

while permits fell 15.6 percent to 616,000

units.

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Mixed TL’s

S2S, Ripped to Width, Cut-Length & Finger-Joint

Lumber Measured & Inspected after Kiln Drying

2240 Shermans Valley Road, Elliottsburg, PA 17024

Phone: 717-582-4122 Fax: 717-582-7438

2240 Shermans

Toll

Valley

Free:

Road,

1-800-253-0263

Elliottsburg, PA 17024

E-mail: Phone 717-582-4122 sales@tuscarorahardwoods.com

Fax 717-582-7438

Website: tuscarorahardwoods.com

FEBRUARY/2009 45


W H O’ S W H O

IN HARDWOOD PURCHASING

Scott Greene is the owner of North State Hardwoods, Inc. and is in

charge of lumber sales.

For our customers and others in need of

fine Appalachian Hardwood lumber we:

• saw 20,000,000 board feet a year of fine

Hardwoods. We deal in wholesale lumber as

well.

• have 425,000 board feet per charge of dry kiln

capacity and maintain approximately 1,000,000

board feet in Hardwood inventory.

• specialize in very white sap 1 Face Poplar in 4/4

through 8/4 thicknesses. We also saw White

Oak, Hickory, Red Oak, Cherry, Walnut and Soft

Maple, manufactured primarily in 4/4 thicknesses.

• also sell export grade veneer logs and sawlogs.

• have a band resaw, ring debarker and a Newman

S382 planer that helps in processing our lumber.

• have three company owned trucks to deliver your

lumber orders to you promptly.

Call us when we can be of service!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1461 Speedway Road

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Tel: (336) 838-1117

Cell: (336) 452-1614

FAX: (336) 838-2117

E-mail: scott@northstatehardwoods.com

SALES: Scott Greene

Jim H. Garth III is the owner and president

of Decorative Flooring Inc. in

Port St. Joe, Fla.

Decorative Flooring Inc. manufactures

wood floor inlays such as medallions and

borders (unfinished and pre-finished) in such

species as Maple, quartersawn White Oak,

Walnut, Holly, Ash, Wenge, Jatoba and

Bubinga (FAS, 4/4). The company purchases

more than 200,000 board feet of lumber annually.

Decorative Flooring Inc. is a member of the National Wood

Flooring Assoc., Chamber of Commerce and the National Assoc. of

Home Builders. The firm won the National Wood Flooring

Manufacturer of the Year award, and Member of the Year by the

Chamber of Commerce.

Garth has been president of the company for 14 years. He began

his career in the forest products industry in 1978. He helped design

wood flooring for the U.S. Treasury Department, and custom projects

for Dolly Parton, Jeff Foxworthy and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Garth is a graduate of the Tennessee Military Institute in

Sweetwater, Tenn., and attended the University of Southern

Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He is an ambassador of the National

Wood Flooring Assoc., chairman of the Waterfront Partnership and

vice chairman of the Gulf County (Fla.) Economic Development

Council.

Garth and his wife, Brenda, have four children. He enjoys woodworking.


Bob Gibbons is the director of purchasing for Weather

Shield Manufacturing Inc. in Medford, Wis.

Weather Shield Manufacturing Inc. manufactures innovative windows

and doors in custom sizes and shapes, as well as offering

Hardwood and exotic species interiors.

The company purchases 25 million board feet annually of

Hardwoods such as Cherry, Red Oak, Soft Maple and Alder (No. 1

Common through Select & Better, 4/4 through 8/4), and various

softwoods including ponderosa pine, eastern white pine and fir

(shop through moulding grades, 4/4 through 8/4). All material is

bought 8 to 10 percent moisture content and surfaced.

Gibbons began his career in the forest products industry, running

a moulder for Weather Shield in 1976. He has held his present position

for seven years.

Gibbons is a graduate of West Bend High School in West Bend,

Wis. He received CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) certification

through the Institute of Supply Management and the

University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.

46 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


A brief sketch of the leading purchasing

executives in the Hardwood Industry

Gibbons is a member of the National Association of Home

Builders, National Association of Remodelers, Window and Door

Manufacturers Assoc., American Architectural Manufacturers

Assoc., American Production and Inventory Control Society and

the Institute of Supply Management.

He and his wife of 32 years, Theresa, have two children and five

grandchildren. Gibbons enjoys playing golf, hunting and reading.


W. Springfield, NH

Martin Hoer is the treasurer for Studio

Workshops of Omaha, Neb.

Studio Workshops is a producer of wood

plaques and custom CNC routing. Hoer purchases

120,000 board feet of Alder, Big Leaf

and Hard Maple, Cherry, Red Oak and Black

Walnut annually. The firm has been supplying

the awards industry with Hardwood components

since 1968.

“Our extensive line of automated machinery ensures consistent

size and finish to our components, and our central location allows

very reasonable rates and delivery times to our customers,” Hoer

said.

Born in Omaha, in 1959, Hoer has worked at the family-owned

business most of his adult life. He is married with two children. He

enjoys hunting and fishing, as well as activities with his local Boy

Scouts of America troop.


Brad Rehmeyer is the owner of

Rehmeyer Precision Millwork Inc.

in Shrewsbury, Pa.

Rehmeyer Precision Millwork Inc. manufactures

pre-finished and high-end custom

Hardwood flooring, custom mouldings, stair

parts and finishes. The firm purchases

approximately 10,000 board feet per month

of kiln-dried lumber (4/4, hit or miss, 15/16s,

random lengths).

Rehmeyer Precision Millwork specializes in 3/4-inch flooring in

such species as Red and White Oak, Walnut, Cherry, Maple,

Hickory, Mahogany and eastern white pine.

Rehmeyer enjoys spending time with his two children, woodworking,

competitive cattle sorting, water skiing and rock climbing.


P.O. Box 96 • Route 4A

West Springfield, NH 03284

603-763-4525 • FAX: 603-763-4701

Web Site: www.ghevarts.com

E-mail: ghevarts@tds.net

Contact: George H. Evarts • Greg Winnie

Lebanon, NH

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FEBRUARY/2009 47


WHO’S WHO - Continued

Keith Renneberg handles lumber sales

for Endeavor Hardwoods Inc. in

Lyndon Station, Wis.

Endeavor Hardwoods Inc. manufactures

paneling, flooring and mouldings in addition

to Hardwood lumber (4/4 through 12/4, KD,

No. 1 Common, 2A, 3A, S/B). The company

purchases 12 million board feet annually of

Red and White Oak, Poplar, Cherry, Walnut,

Hickory, Maple and other species.

Endeavor Hardwoods also provides surfacing, sanding, straightline

ripping, gang ripping, edge and face gluing, and end matching.

The firm is a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Assoc.

(NHLA), Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Assoc. and the Wood

Component Manufacturers Assoc.

Renneberg has been in his present position for about eight years.

He began his career in the forest products industry as a lumber

inspector in 1994. Renneberg is a graduate of Reedsburg (Wis.)

High School and the NHLA Inspection School.

Renneberg has been married for four years to his wife, Tina, and

has one child and one on the way. He enjoys playing golf, fishing,

and the outdoors.


Bill Weaver is president and chief executive officer of Canyon

Creek Cabinet Co. in Monroe, Wash.

Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. manufactures framed and frameless

custom cabinetry. The company purchases 6.25 million board feet

of Red Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, Cherry, Hickory, Alder, Beech

and ponderosa pine annually.

The firm is a leading manufacturer of affordable cabinetry, and

produces more than 7,000 combinations of door styles and finishes

for kitchens, baths, home offices, entertainment centers, closets or

any other rooms in the home. Canyon Creek markets to designers,

builders and a select network of dealers, with sales offices and representatives

throughout its distribution area.

Canyon Creek was founded in 1981. The company is a member of

the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assoc. of which Weaver recently

served two years as president and currently is a board member.

Weaver joined Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. in 1995. He attended

Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., where he studied

business administration.

Weaver is married with six children and five grandchildren. He is

a board member of the local YMCA, Chamber of Commerce and

the Assoc. of Washington Business.


We at Bryant Church Hardwoods, Inc., located in Wilkesboro, NC, are proud of our modern Hardwood

concentration yard facility that we constantly update to better serve our customers with the finest

Appalachian Hardwood and Eastern White Pine lumber available. Call us at (336) 973-3691 when we can

be of service.

This is an aerial view of our modern

Hardwood concentration yard where we

process quality Appalachian Hardwood

and Eastern White Pine lumber.

Some facts about our company are, we:

•Have a 30 acre Hardwood and Eastern White Pine lumber concentration yard

that exclusively represents two sawmills.

•Specialize in all thicknesses of kiln dried Eastern White Pine lumber.

•Deal in Appalachian Hardwood species such as Red and White Oak, Poplar,

Ash, Hard and Soft Maple, Steamed Walnut, Cherry, Basswood, Beech and

mixed Hardwoods.

•Market our Appalachian Hardwood lumber in 4/4 through 8/4 thicknesses that

is green, air dried and/or kiln dried.

•Specialize in mixed truck loads.

•Have 9 steam dry kilns that have a combined dry kiln capacity of 630,000 bd.

ft. per charge.

•Own a Newman 382 planer.

•Usually carry about 4,000,000 bd. ft. on our air drying yard.

•Usually carry about 1,500,000 bd. ft. of kiln dried lumber in inventory.

•Offer export preparation, container loading and package tally.

•Offer the service of sorting lumber at special lengths, widths and grades

according to customer specifications.

•Use our own trucks and contract trucks for prompt delivery of your orders.

•Have over 75 years of combined experience in the lumber business.

Tim Church

Everette Wyatt

Bus.: (336) 973-3691

FAX: (336) 973-7993

(800) 973-3380

Web site: http://BCHI.com

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FEBRUARY/2009 49


T R A D E

T A L K

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.—Matt McGowan recently joined Gulf South

Forest Products Inc., headquartered here, as Director of Hardwood

Sales. In his position, McGowan will develop and expand

Hardwood sales in both established and

developing markets.

Since its inception in 1987, Gulf South Forest

Products has established itself as a major

import/export company providing its large

customer base with top quality forest products

and building materials. The company

exports softwood lumber, timber, plywood,

utility poles and crossties, and offers a full

range of services in order to fill customers’

requirements. With sales exceeding $35 million

annually, Gulf South has established markets

in the Caribbean basin and developing

markets in Asia, Europe, Africa and the

Middle East.

McGowan began his career in the forest products industry in 1985

as a lumber inspector for Silvers Veneer and Lumber Co. His other

responsibilities have included senior marketing manager for

Cranberry Hardwoods and Indiana Hardwoods, executive sales for

Oakcrest Lumber Co., and export sales manager for Georgia-Pacific

Corp.

McGowan received a bachelor’s degree in forestry from Southern

Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. He also graduated from the

National Hardwood Lumber Assoc. (NHLA) Inspection School in

Memphis, Tenn. McGowan is married with three children and is

active in the Boy Scouts of America.


Memphis, Tenn.—James “Kirby” Field recently joined the sales

staff of Ralph Taylor Lumber Co. Inc., based here.

Ralph Taylor Lumber is a wholesale supplier

of Hardwood lumber and furniture squares in

such species as Red and White Oak, Ash,

Hackberry, Gum, Hickory and Sycamore. The

company also operates a sawmill with 350,000

board feet of kiln capacity in Clarendon, Ark.

Field began his career in the forest products

industry in 1986, working in sales for Kitchens

Brothers Manufacturing Co. in Utica, Miss. He

is a graduate of Vicksburg High School in

Vicksburg, Miss., and attended Hinds Junior

College.

Field and his wife of five years, Leigh Ann,

have four children and two grandchildren. He

enjoys hunting, fishing and horses.


Matt McGowan

Kirby Field

Union City, Ind.—Frank Miller Lumber Co. Inc. (FML), headquartered

here, recently received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Chain-of-Custody certification, and is now authorized to buy certified

logs and produce and sell FSC-certified lumber when specified.

This is an important link in the marketplace for FML, and meets the

needs of many customer requests for FSC-certified material (SCS-

COC-001998).

Efforts to achieve FSC certification were spearheaded by FML’s

Linda Noffsinger as Chain-of-Custody administrator, and Criswell

Davis, product awareness/training coordinator.

Frank Miller Lumber Co. Inc. is considered one of the world’s

largest manufacturers of quartersawn Hardwoods. The company

was established in 1903, and continues today under the guidance of

the fourth generation of the Miller family.


50 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


An update covering the

latest news about

Hardwood Suppliers.

Chesterfield, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Assoc. (NWFA),

located here, recently consolidated with the Memphis, Tenn.-based

NOFMA: The Wood Flooring Manufacturers Assoc. The two organizations

will now function jointly under the National Wood Flooring

Assoc. name.

“This is an historic occasion,” said Ed

Korczak, NWFA executive director/chief executive

officer. “NOFMA brings more than 100

years of experience to the NWFA and has a

solid reputation within the wood flooring

industry. We welcome their contributions and

expertise.”

The NOFMA grading standards will remain

intact and now will be monitored by the

NWFA. “NOFMA’s staff will continue to conduct

plant inspections as they always have,

Ed Korczak

but will now do so as NWFA employees,”

Korczak said. “NOFMA developed these standards

and has done an outstanding job maintaining

them, so we want to present continuity for those manufacturers

that have come to rely on these standards in their grading

processes.”

The National Wood Flooring Assoc. is a non-profit trade organization,

with more than 4,000 members worldwide, dedicated to educating

consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the

uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive educational

training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to

advance their professionalism and success.


Daphne, Ala.—Gulf Coast Shelter, based here, recently celebrated

its first anniversary producing mats for the Hardwood industry. The

company currently manufactures 160 mats per day, and keeps over

1 million board feet (or 100 truckloads) of raw inventory to make

mats with at all times.

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To better serve our customers we have a 50

bay sorter and optimizing trimmer. Below is a

picture of our sorter that helps us provide

customized sorting and packaging.

This is a view of our 50 bay sorter.

Information about our sawmill, planer mill and lumber

inventory is below:

1.) Our three sawmills cut 15 million board feet a year of fine

Appalachian Hardwood lumber in 4/4 through 8/4 thicknesses in

mostly Red Oak, White Oak and Poplar as well as Ash and

Maple. Our crosstie mill manufactures about 100,000 board feet

per week of crosstie and tie sides in species such as Hickory,

Sycamore, Beech, Gum and Elm. In addition to the lumber we

cut from our sawmill we also process another 12 to 15 million

board feet of lumber per year through our Hardwood

concentration yard business. We purchase and process all

domestic species in all grades.

2.) Our modern planer mill runs two shifts to ensure on time shipments

of our lumber to customers. We deliver kiln dried or air

dried lumber and offer export preparation and on site container

loading.

Traders and sales support at the Laurel, Miss., crane mat facility include

Larry Busby, Todd Rowell, Beth Taylor, Wayne Stevens, Jimmy Davis and

Chad Savage. Not pictured is Jeff Jarman.

Gulf Coast Shelter ships mats by truck and rail to locations across

North America. In addition to supply jobs out of its own production,

the firm supplements its inventory with mats from satellite operations.

Gulf Coast Shelter’s team of six traders is available 24/7, and has a

large support staff that can handle orders of any size. The company

will meet at a customer’s office or job site, and be on hand to make

sure the first loads are correct. The traffic department provides

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3.) We offer 600,000 board feet of fan shed inventory at all times, to

provide efficient service to our customers. Kepley-Frank

maintains an air dried inventory of 5,000,000 plus board feet of

all species, to ensure back up inventory for our customers.

*Through Jimmy Kepley acquiring Lexington Home Brands’

plant #2 in Lexington, N.C., and naming the operation

Linwood Furniture, Inc., his company offers kiln dried lumber

from Linwood’s eight dry kilns with a total dry kiln

capacity of 600,000 board feet per charge. The furniture

plant is also offering the service of contract furniture manufacturing

and the manufacturing of wood components for

other furniture manufacturers and other woodworking companies.

FEBRUARY/2009 51


MUELLER BROS

T i m b e r , I n c .

Tracey Mueller, Log Procurement

SAW MILL AND TWIN BAND RESAW

PLAIN SAWN AND

RIFT & QTR IN

RED OAK • WHITE OAK

MANUFACTURERS OF:

4/4 - 8/4 GRADE LUMBER

SPECIALIZING IN:

• WALNUT • COTTONWOOD

• SYCAMORE • HICKORY

• RED OAK • WHITE OAK

• SOFT MAPLE • HARD MAPLE

• ASH

400,000’ DRY KILN CAPACITY

1,000,000’ DRY STORAGE

PLANER

STRAIGHT LINE RIP

DOUBLE END TRIM

EXPORT PACKAGING

CONTAINER LOADING

Randy Mueller

Sales

Kevin Mueller

Mill Manager

Grooved sticks used on all whitewoods and White Oak.

P.O. BOX 175

OLD MONROE, MO 63369

PHONE: 636-665-5193

FAX: 636-665-5812

E-mail: randy@muellerbros.com

TRADE TALK - Continued

round-trip service, and the firm offers a buy back program including

shipment to the next job.


Mississauga, Ont.—Weston Forest Group, headquartered here,

recently announced that they are certified under the world’s three

leading forest management programs — the Forest Stewardship

Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative

(SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement

of Forest Certification (PEFC).

“We are very pleased to be certified under

these chain-of-custody certification programs,”

said Rick Ekstein, president.

“Achieving these certifications reaffirms our

support of sustainably managed forests and

enables us to address the growing customer

demand for products that come from these

forests. This is another way where we can add

value to our customers.”

The FSC, SFI and PEFC audits were conducted

by SGS Systems & Services Certification

Canada Inc. (SGS), a leading inspection, verification,

testing and certification company.

Weston Forest Group was founded in 1953, and has grown to

become one of North America’s premier providers of forest products.

The companies in the Weston Forest family supply domestic

and imported Hardwoods, softwoods, engineered wood products

and panel products across Canada, the U.S. and around the globe.


Boardman, Ore.—The Collins Companies, headquartered in

Portland, Ore., opened a $35 million state-of-the-art sawmill with

dry kilns here recently. The Collins Upper Columbia Mill was built

in partnership with GreenWood Resources,

which will manage the adjoining 24,807-acre

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified

tree farm.

The Upper Columbia Mill will produce and

ship Collins Pacific Albus, FSC-certified plantation

Hardwood lumber. Collins Pacific

Albus is available kiln-dried, air-dried, heattreated

or green, and is also hypoallergenic,

making it a natural choice for sauna manufacturers.

“This is a lightweight, straight-grain, light

colored, medium-to-fine textured wood that

has a variety of cost-saving applications, for

Venetian blinds, millwork (solid and finger

Rick Ekstein

Lee Jimerson

joint), edge-glued panels, S4S and cut stock, pre-ripped moulding

blanks, balusters, landscape timbers, furniture, pattern stock, picture

frames, ceilings, veneer, pallets, crating and boxes, and cants for

reprocessing among others,” said Lee Jimerson, Pacific Albus product

manager. “Because of its light weight, it is also a great option for

recreational vehicle parts and tradeshow displays — anything that is

frequently transported.”

The Collins Companies manufactures an assortment of high quality

wood products including TruWood Siding and Trim, Hardwoods,

softwoods and Collins pine particleboard.


Hickory, N.C.—W.M. Cramer Lumber Co., headquartered here,

recently transitioned from LumberPro to Agility Software. A DMSi

customer since 1996, W.M. Cramer Lumber upgraded to Agility to

improve their efficiency.

End tally tracking solutions in Agility allow W.M. Cramer Lumber

to track Hardwood lumber by the piece, obtaining more precise

information. With hand-held technology, Agility brings tighter control

to inventory and streamlines the tracking process.

Agility also provides W.M. Cramer Lumber with time saving

processes such as the elimination of double keying orders, access to

real time information, and paperless billing.

For over 30 years, DMSi has been the leading business management

solution for distributors of building material and forest products.

Nearly 400 of North America’s top lumber, millwork, roofing, siding,

laminate, drywall and other building product suppliers use

DMSi software to efficiently manage daily activities in 1,500 distribution

yards, shops, warehouses and offices.


52 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


TRADE TALK - Continued

Buffalo, N.Y.—U•C Coatings Corp.,

based here, recently launched a new Web

site and online store. The site boasts a new

look and new features to better serve the

company’s domestic and international customers.

Customers will now be able to

download product information, make purchases

and contact customer service with

the click of a mouse.

“We have upgraded our site to make it

easier for our customers to do business

with us,” said Norm Murray, owner and

chief executive officer. “We want to give

our customers more flexibility, so they can

do everything from downloading a product’s

MSDS to purchasing a box of

FlitchSavers in the middle of the night.”

This is one of many improvements U•C

Coatings will make this year to better serve

its customers. Well known in the forest

products industry for its leading end sealer,

ANCHORSEAL®, the company already

expanded its product line to include tree

and log marking paint and Shade-Dri, a

mesh shade fabric that protects logs and

lumber from the elements.


Glen Rock, Pa.—O’Shea Lumber Co.

recently announced that Jim Hoover has

joined the growing company.

“We feel that we

just got the number

one pick in the NFL

Draft,” said Mike

O’Shea and Jim

Anton, principals in

O’Shea Lumber.

“Jim Hoover is not

only well known,

but well liked and

respected in the

wood products

industry.”

Hoover began his

career in the wood

products industry at Glen Traditions

Furniture in Glen Rock, a company founded

by his grandfather, S. Hoover. He was

general manager, and in 1989, started

Hoover Manufacturing Co.

For the past 19 years, Hoover

Manufacturing served its customers with

quality solid wood furniture and components,

CNC machining, mouldings and

millwork, displays and fixtures, and finishing

services. His background makes

him an excellent resource for O’Shea’s customers.


Memphis, Tenn.—

Bob Sabistina was

recently placed in

China by the

National Hardwood

Lumber Assoc.

(NHLA) to help

spread the organization’s

message overseas.

Sabistina is a

former director and

chief inspector of the

Jim Hoover

NHLA Inspector

Training School.

Bob Sabistina

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FEBRUARY/2009 53


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Web sites: www.kitchensbrothers.com or www.cherrybark.net

TRADE TALK - Continued

During his time in China, Sabistina’s work will be broken down into

three areas: teaching and training of U.S. grades to the growing list of

consumers in China and Southeast Asia in cooperation with AHEC;

NHLA promotion and representation at industry meetings,

tradeshows and various functions; and grade inquiries on specific

loads and dispute resolution on a limited basis.

Sabistina’s activities will initially be coordinated by Mark Barford,

NHLA executive director, but all grade inquiries should be coordinated

through Chief Inspector Mark Horne at m.horne@nhla.com.

The National Hardwood Lumber Assoc. was originally founded in

1898 to establish a uniform system of grading rules for the measurement

and inspection of Hardwood lumber. Today, the NHLA is the

oldest and largest Hardwood association with over 1,600 members

representing all sectors of the Hardwood industry.


Camas, Wash.—The Western Hardwood Assoc. (WHA), headquartered

here, recently announced plans to deal with the struggling

Hardwood market. Staff members are taking a 40 percent reduction

in pay, and increasing their responsibility for keeping existing members

and securing new members.

Each board member will be asked to upgrade its membership to the

Gold Member status. Additional overhead has been reduced by

using e-mail to lower mailing costs. Additional revenue is not only

forecasted with an aggressive membership campaign spearheaded

by board member and membership chairman, Gevin Brown, but also

a profitable annual meeting, chaired by Darrin Hastings and Matt

McCoun in Sunriver, Ore., June 20-23, 2009.

Jeff Nuss, WHA president, is developing a Hardwood Strategic

Initiative that will serve to give direction to the association and benefit

its members and identify key projects that could be funded

through grants. Criswell Davis is developing a Public Relations

Community Awareness campaign that will extol the economic, social

and environmental benefits of Western Hardwoods.


Galax, Va.—Wood bedroom manufacturer Vaughan-Bassett, located

here, recently announced plans to close its 700,000-square-foot

Elkin, N.C., plant, affecting some 400 workers. The facility, along

with Vaughan-Bassett’s main plant in Galax, Va., had operated on a

three-day workweek since Labor Day.

There are no current plans to sell the Elkin plant or its equipment, as

the company hopes to reopen it when the economy improves. The

Galax plant resumed a full work schedule to meet existing demand.

Officials said the company would continue to carry at least $30 million

in finished goods inventory at its Elkin, Galax and Boonville,

N.C., warehouses.


Ottawa, Ont.—The Canadian Lumbermen’s Assoc. (CLA), headquartered

here, has cancelled the 2009 CLA Annual Convention,

which was scheduled for Feb. 18-19 at the Toronto Sheraton Hotel.

The difficult decision to cancel was made in light of the exceptionally

low number of registrants the event had been able to attract.

In a letter to CLA members, Terri-Lee Lefebvre, CLA’s convention

manager, said, “The global economic crunch has hit the lumber manufacturing

community extremely hard. It is an unprecedented crisis

that has spared no one in its wake, not even long standing associations

such as the CLA. Drastic times like these often require unpleasant

measures. For the CLA, the cancellation of its most important and

noteworthy annual gathering is the reflection of the industry’s current

financial difficulties.”

All registration fees paid will be reimbursed in a timely manner. In

addition, those with room reservations at the Toronto Sheraton Hotel

are asked to confirm cancellations at their earliest convenience.

Lefebvre added, “This is just an ‘au revoir.’ We look forward to serving

you again in 2010. By then, the industry will have found new life

towards an even brighter future.”


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SOUTHEAST TRENDS - Continued from page 45

“The steep declines in home production are keeping with the

extremely poor sales conditions that builders are seeing in their markets,”

said Sandy Dunn, chairman of the National Assoc. of Home

Builders (NAHB). “Builders are doing exactly what they should be

doing — they are actively reducing their inventories, virtually to the

point of no longer building, in order to avoid adding more product

to the marketplace. Congress and the Administration now need to do

their part and ‘fix housing first’ in two ways. One is by stimulating

demand, which will help put a floor under home values, and the

other is by aggressively addressing the foreclosure problem.”

Starts of new single-family homes declined nearly 17 percent to

441,000 units (a new record low), while starts of multifamily homes

fell 23.3 percent to 184,000 units. Combined single- and multifamily

starts dropped by double digits in every region. Permit issuance,

which can be an indicator of future building activity, was also down

across the board. Single-family and multifamily permits each registered

12.3 percent declines, to seasonally adjusted annual rates of

412,000 units and 215,000 units, respectively.

SIGNS OF THE TIMES IN BIRMINGHAM

Although it experienced record home sales in 2006 and 2007,

Birmingham, Ala., has faced many of the same economic challenges

faced by many cities across the country. According to recent data

from the Alabama Center for Real Estate at the University of

Alabama, Birmingham has experienced a 30 percent year-to-date

decline in home sales, with median prices falling another 13.7 percent

to $132,000.

Grayson Glaze, executive director of the center, said that as

Alabama’s largest city, Birmingham has, “a greater share of distressed

properties that continue to apply downward pricing pressures.”

While home prices are in steady decline, buyers have not

been able to make the jump into owning a home because it’s increasingly

harder to qualify for mortgages. Many also cannot afford the

down payments.

Cities like Birmingham have led U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry

Paulson to offer a plan as part of the nation’s bailout package to help

homeowners avoid foreclosures. According to the Kiplinger Letter,

Democrats back such a plan, which had been opposed by President

Bush and Republicans in earlier legislation. As of press time, it was

likely President Obama would have the final say in disbursing the

funds because the second $350 billion would not be available until

near Inauguration Day.

Kiplinger also expects an “awful ’09” for commercial real estate.

Commercial real estate could likely see a 75 percent decline in sales,

along with a 10 to 20 percent drop in prices for offices, hotels and

retail malls. However, Kiplinger states, “There is reason for hope:

Investors with cash are poised on the sidelines. They’ll act, but not

until they think prices have bottomed out and stabilized.”


LAKE STATES TRENDS - Continued from page 8

Venetian blinds,” he said. “Most companies I tried to sell lumber to

over the past few months told me to try them after the first of the

year. But, that wasn’t a guarantee.”

The source noted that the only bright spot for the sawmills is the

railroad tie industry, which has kept fairly solid demand. “The low

grade pallet industry has also been good for me, but I’ve heard the

opposite from others,” he said. “Business was also down because it

was the end of the year, but it was worse than it has been in years

past.”

RESIDENTIAL MARKETS FURTHER

SOFTEN IN LAKE STATES

According to the recent “Beige Book” published by the Federal

Reserve Bank, residential real estate continues to move at a slow

pace nationwide. While sales are down in most Districts, mixed

activity was noted in the Minneapolis District. Cleveland, Chicago

and Minneapolis all noted decreases in housing prices. Inventories

of unsold homes declined in Chicago and Minneapolis. Chicago

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LAKE STATES TRENDS - Continued

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also reported relatively stronger demand for lower- and middlepriced

“starter homes.”

In Minneapolis (Ninth District), closed sales in the Minneapolis-

St. Paul area are up 12 percent from last year, but prices continue

to slide. Several large projects already started in the Duluth, Minn.,

area, are moving forward, but projects on the drawing board have

been delayed, said a Bank director. Residential construction is

down slightly, with permits flat in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Residential contractors in the Fourth District (Cleveland) are

reporting extremely weak home sales, with Internet and foot traffic

showing steep declines. Builders are not expecting any industry

turnaround through 2009. Credit remains available to homebuilders

and buyers, especially from community banks. However, lending

standards have tightened, rates have increased, and banks are

requiring higher down payments.

Residential building continued its steady decline in the Seventh

District (Chicago). Housing prices continued to fall and residential

rents softened in some parts of the District. Contacts reported that

prospective homebuyers consisted mostly of first-time and other

buyers who were unencumbered by the need to sell an existing

home. However, several contacts noted that inventories of unsold

new homes had declined some from their recent highs.

PENDING HOME SALES DOWN

SLIGHTLY IN LAKE STATES

According to the National Assoc. of Realtors (NAR), the Pending

Home Sales Index (PHSI) recently declined 4.3 percent to 79.7 in

the Lake States, down 6.8 percent from a year ago. Nationwide, the

PHSI, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed,

slipped 0.7 percent to 88.9, a decline of 1 percent year-to-date.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said, “Despite the turmoil

in the economy, the overall level of pending home sales has been

remarkably stable over the past year, holding in a generally narrow

range. We did see a spike when mortgage conditions temporarily

improved, which underscores two things — there is a pent-up

demand, and access to safe, affordable mortgages will bring more

buyers into the market.”

Conditions remain uneven around the country, but some areas

such as Lansing, Mich., are showing healthy gains in pending home

sales from a year ago.

OHIO TACKLES TIMBER THEFT

Ohio State Rep. Ross McGregor (R-Springfield) recently introduced

a bill to make timber theft easier to prosecute in the state and

provide tougher punishment to criminals.

The Ohio Forestry Division receives calls weekly about timber

thefts, the illegal harvesting of trees from another’s forest, but not

many are caught and prosecuted. Andy Ware, assistant division

chief, said that’s because a state law puts the burden of proof on

landowners that the theft was intentional.

McGregor said the current law makes it easier for the state to punish

timber poachers than private citizens because it prohibits unauthorized

cutting on state-owned or –administered property. His bill

would increase penalties for those who steal lumber, and reduce the

risk of repeat offenders.


WEST COAST TRENDS - Continued from page 8

“We’re in survival mode,” he said, noting that low grade Alder

(premium frame, rustics), as well as Walnut are still strong.

However, the source said that Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

certified Hardwood lumber has been a “particularly strong item.

Before, there was a lot of kicking of tires, now they’re buying.

“Certified wood will be big going into the future,” the contact

said. “There are a lot of projects out here in the West being driven

by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It’s

been all commercial jobs, but that’s soon going to change.”

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WEST COAST TRENDS - Continued

The source said that with the U.S. Green Building Council

through LEED developing “LEED for Homes” that more certified

residential construction jobs would be approved. “That’s one way

that builders can differentiate themselves in the future,” he said.

“People will pay extra for the total package even in a strong market.”

NAHB PLEDGES TO ‘FIX HOUSING FIRST’

The National Assoc. of Home Builders (NAHB) recently began

spearheading efforts for Fix Housing First, one of the largest coalitions

of housing advocates ever assembled in the United States, to

push for a housing recovery plan that will revive the economy.

Fix Housing First, which consists of more than 600 organizations,

home building companies and manufacturers, including many

along the West Coast, is pressing for a major stimulus package to

stem the decline in home values, stabilize financial markets and

reignite consumer demand. To get the economy moving again, the

coalition is urging Congress to support enhancements to the homebuyer

tax credit and provide below-market 30-year fixed-rate mortgages

for home purchases.

The coalition cites a similar plan that worked in 1975, when the

nation was also in the midst of a recession. Congress then passed a

short-term $2,000 tax credit for all new homes ($12,000 adjusted

for today’s median home prices) along with subsidized mortgage

rates. The stimulus jump-started the depressed economy and the

effects continued long after the measure expired.

“We are leaving no stone unturned in conveying to our government

and the public the message that a housing stimulus is urgently

needed, and that restoring demand for housing is the fastest and

most effective way of reviving the economy,” said Jerry Howard,

NAHB president and chief executive officer.

To help buyers in California and other high-cost markets, NAHB

is also calling on Congress to permanently keep the FHA/Fannie

Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits to $729,750. Under

current law, the loan limits for high-cost areas were reduced to

$625,500 on Jan. 1, 2009.

HOME VALUES MAY TAKE YEARS TO RECOVER

According to recent data from S&P/Case-Shiller, existing home

prices in several California cities have fallen by more than 30 percent

since their peak during the housing boom. It could likely take

decades for home values to return to those heights.

The report shows that Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco

have all seen existing home prices fall more than 33 percent since

their peak in July 2006. In comparison, home values in Seattle,

Wash., and Portland, Ore., have decreased by 4 percent and 6 percent,

respectively.

Nationwide, home values have dropped 19 percent from the

record highs, but would need to drop an additional 17 percent to

keep in line with household incomes. Prior to 2000, home values

were about three times the household income but shot up rapidly

during the boom.

A leading economist noted that while home values have decreased

before, it was usually in response to other economic forces. Today,

the housing market collapse is the root cause of the nation’s economic

problems. The source said “shoddy underwriting on mortgages”

was the main contributor to the housing crisis.

WYDEN ADDRESSES ITC STUDY

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently called the International Trade

Commission (ITC) study on competitive conditions for U.S. wood

flooring and Hardwood plywood a good first step, but asked for

more emphasis to be placed on the problems caused by illegal logging

and unfair competition.

“ITC’s report barely scratches the surface when it comes to the

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WEST COAST TRENDS - Continued

problems caused by illegal logging and unfair competition from

foreign wood products,” Wyden said. “The report identifies illegal

logging as giving an unfair advantage to foreign producers. At the

same time, the report gives little attention to serious consumer protection

concerns.”

Deb Hawkinson, executive director of the Hardwood Federation,

added, “We are grateful to Senator Wyden for starting this investigation

into the competitive conditions affecting these U.S.

Hardwood businesses and putting American companies and jobs at

risk. Our industry is committed to stamping out illegal logging and

helping to pursue effective enforcement of current trade law and

regulations.”


Linwood Truitt, who is in charge of sales at Beasley, is standing by his

company’s sign that proudly displays their logo.

Beasley Forest Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of 200,000

board feet of kiln capacity and a 7 foot band mill head-rig and carriage.

For you, we at Beasley Forest Products, Inc.:

• manufacture approximately 94 million board feet a year of Southern Hardwood

and Cypress lumber products.

• saw and kiln-dry: Red Oak, White Oak, Poplar, Ash and Cypress in 4/4 thickness.

• have 520,000 board feet of dry kiln capacity.

• offer container loading for Export.

• manufacture pallet components (cut-stock) for the pallet industry.

• saw crossties and pallet cants.

• saw Cypress framing timbers.

• manufacture Cypress to various patterns.

• offer prompt delivery with company trucks and local trucking companies.

• anti-stain treat, end-coat and paint all kiln-dried lumber.

Beasley Forest Products, Inc.

P.O. Box 788 • Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539

Phone: (912) 375-5174 ext 107 • FAX: (912) 375-9541

E-mail: bfp9541@bellsouth.net

Web Address: www.beasleyforestproducts.com

SALES: Linwood Truitt

Cell: (912) 253-9000

ONTARIO TRENDS - Continued from page 9

It also wants two existing federal programs which are due to

expire next year — one that promotes international forest product

sales, and one that supports development of new products — to be

extended for five years. The programs together cost $60 million a

year, or $300 million over five years.

The forestry industry in Canada has lost 38,000 jobs since 2003,

and 207 mills have closed. In mid-December 2008 the Finance

Minister was preparing a budget for January 2009, and other ministers

had indicated that forest products — along with autos and

mining — could be among the groups getting support. The forest

industry association said its needs were: Access to credit;

Investment tax incentives; Investment in research, products and

marketing; Development of bio-energy; and extension of the federal

work-sharing program beyond the current 38 weeks to preserve

jobs and employment insurance benefits.

Canadian wood, pulp and paper producers generate $80 billion a

year and account for more than two percent of the economy. The

companies operate in over 300 communities and provide nearly

750,000 direct and indirect jobs, the association said.

According to reports, a set of priorities for Canada’s forest sector

might earn a place in the Federal government’s budget. The

Finance Minster said consideration would be given to emergency

aid to sectors other than the automotive industry.

The Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) Economics report revealed

that Canada’s housing sector is entering a “cyclical downturn”, but

says the risk of a U.S.-style melt down is remote. RBC’s senior

economist says many factors that triggered the U.S. housing collapse

are either absent or of much lower significance in Canada. He

adds the housing market is expected to hold up even as a sluggish

economy threatens income growth and erodes consumer confidence.

According to ReMax realtor company, housing prices will fall

about 5 percent across Canada by the end of 2009 as a slumping

economy takes a bite out of consumer confidence. The biggest

drops are expected in major cities in BC, where prices ran up the

highest, and in manufacturing centres in southwestern Ontario hit

with auto and manufacturing job losses.

ReMax predicts 2009 sales to be flat and being purely related to

consumer confidence as there are a lot of questions over job

prospects. The national drop, states ReMax, is driven by smaller

centres, such as forestry, oil and gas, mining and manufacturing

towns hard hit by a downturn in the economy that has resulted in

layoffs and stalled project development.

In 2009, Kitchener-Waterloo is expected to see a 7 percent price

drop in housing, a 4 percent drop in nearby Hamilton-Burlington,

and the Greater Toronto Area is predicted to see a 2 percent drop.

Prices in Regina are expected to rise 9 percent, while in Ottawa,

Edmonton, Calgary, Sudbury and Halifax are predicted to remain

flat. The drop in home prices is good news for first time homebuyers,

bringing affordability to the picture.


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OBITUARIES

Albert Bibeau

Westminster,

Mass.—Albert

Bibeau, former

executive director

of the Wood

P r o d u c t s

Manufacturers

Assoc. (WPMA),

headquartered

here, recently

passed away while

on vacation with

his wife, Rose, in

Florida.

For over 25 years, Bibeau was the executive

director of the WPMA, a trade association

serving the primary and secondary

wood products industry.

He was survived by his wife and best friend

of over 52 years, Rose; five children, Philip,

Steven, Karen, Allen and David; and six

grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to

Camp Jabberwocky (a camp for disabled

children on Martha’s Vineyard), P.O. Box

1357, Vineyard Haven, Mass., 02568.


Ralph E. Elliott Sr.

Greensboro,

N.C.—Ralph E.

Elliott Sr., a lumber

broker and consultant

with DLH

Nordisk Inc., headquartered

here,

recently passed

away.

Elliott was born

May 25, 1924, to

the late Thomas

and Fanny Elliott.

He was owner/operator of Elliott Lumber

Co., and worked with DLH Nordisk until his

death. He was a former president of the

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc.,

and was a member of the National

Hardwood Lumber Assoc.

Elliott was a veteran of World War II, serving

in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was a

member of the Elks Lodge No. 602. He was

a member of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors include his daughter, Pamela

White (Charles) of Concord, N.C.; sons,

Ralph E. Elliott Jr. (Judy) of High Point,

N.C., and Kenneth N. Elliott (Sue) of

Whitsett, N.C.; special friend, Peggy Lutz of

Raleigh, N.C.; brothers, George Elliott

(Sarah), Donald Elliott (Carlene) and

Ronald Elliott (Mary Ellen), all of

Reidsville; grandchildren, Josh, Chris,

Katie, Jenny, Betsy and Chase; four greatgrandchildren;

and several nieces and

nephews.

Funeral services were held at Hanes-

Lineberry N. Elm Chapel in Greensboro,

N.C., with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions

may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care

at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave.,

Greensboro, N.C., 27405. Online condolences

may be made at www.mem.com.


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FACILITIES include:

• 4 kilns - 2 set up for white woods

• Container or flatbed loading

• Newman planer S2S

• 2 sawmills with circular headsaws

followed by band resaws

SPECIES include good color Northern hardwoods

including red oak, basswood, cherry, hickory,

hard and soft maple, white oak and aspen

SPECIALIZING in random length/width

Sales: Bob Bee

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of platen; How to handle grains in glued up panels; How jointed

cutters affect blower systems; How to make various thicknesses;

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Profit Opportunities

Help Wanted • Business Opportunities • Used Woodworking Machinery &

Sawmill Equipment • Used Material Handling Equipment • Panel Production

Equipment • Services

HELP WANTED

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Weston Forest Products: The North American

Sales division of Weston Forest Products, located

in Mississauga, Ontario and named one of

Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2007

is one of North America’s leading full service distributors

of lumber products. We are looking for a

Sales Representative to help us expand our

Industrial market share in the U.S.A.

Weston Forest Products offers a competitive

compensation package comprised of:

• Competitive salary and bonus – dependent

upon experience

• Benefits Package

• Excellent opportunity for growth and development

Offering outstanding earning potential and an

opportunity for career growth, the Sales

Representative will be responsible for increasing

market share into the U.S.A. by generating and

maintaining new accounts, building strong customer

partnerships and making Weston Forest

Products a supplier of choice. The ideal candidate

has/had Industrial lumber sales experience, would

work from a home office, must be entrepreneurial,

a team player, a self starter and have exceptional

work ethic with a positive attitude, a university

degree or college diploma is an asset.

If interested please send a resume to: Michelle

Arthurs, Director of Human Resources, Weston

Forest Products, 7600 Torbram Road,

Mississauga, ON, L4T 3L8, Email: marthurs@

westonforestgroup.com, Fax: 905-677-1639

Sales Opportunity

Progressive Canadian hardwood distributor

located in Ontario looking for highly motivated

sales individual. We offer an attractive

salary plus sales commissions. You are

dynamic, aggressive and looking to better

your career in the North American lumber

industry.

All replies held in the strictest of confidence.

Reply to: CMP Box 3551

National Hardwood Magazine

PO Box 34908

Memphis, TN 38184-0908

LOG BUYER

Augusta Lumber is currently seeking an experienced

Log Buyer for its hardwood sawmill located

in North Garden, VA. 2+ years experience preferred.

Salary TBD. Benefits include health, dental,

life insurance, 401K, paid holidays and vacations.

We offer an exceptional career opportunity

with a growing business. North Garden is located

in the eastern side of the Blue Ridge, which offers

great fishing, hunting, hiking, and paddling. Send

resume’ or apply to:

Augusta Lumber, LLC

P.O. Box 68

North Garden, VA. 22959

(434) 977-6852

Fax (434) 296-0841

ALL CLASSIFIED ADS

MUST BE PAID IN

ADVANCE.

$45.00 per inch

Fee for blind box

number is $10.00.

DEADLINE: 30 days preceding

publication month.

For information call: 901-372-8280

Classified advertising will not be

accepted for Hardwood products

such as lumber, dimension, turnings,

veneer, carvings, new dry

kilns or dry kiln equipment, etc.

SALES POSITION OPENING

Cherry Forest Products is a manufacturer of high

quality hardwood lumber, dimension products and

veneer. We have 3 sawmills and 750,000’ of kilns,

a steamer, and full rough mill capabilities. We

are looking for a sales representative to promote

our products to West Coast hardwood users. If

you are a sales professional looking for a

chance to offer your customers new products from

a high quality source, please contact us.

Compensation could be straight commission, or a

mix of commission and salary.

Please send resume to hr@cherryforest.ca

To learn more about us visit our website @

CherryForest.ca

PROCUREMENT FORESTER

Stable hardwood lumber company has two positions

for procurement foresters in west central

Indiana. Successful candidates must have a love

of the outdoors and the ability to communicate

with a variety of people. They tend to be highly

organized and can function independently or on a

team. They also embrace technology. A

Bachelor of Science in Forestry or equivalent is

preferred but not required. Send resume or letter

of interest to Samantha Howard, Vice President

of Administration, Pike Lumber Company, Inc.,

PO Box 247, Akron, IN 46910 or e-mail to

showard@pikelumber.com.

EXPERIENCED LUMBER TRADER

Ron Jones Hardwood Sales, Inc. located in western

Pennsylvania seeks a self-motivated individual with

experience in the wholesale hardwood lumber market.

The candidate would be responsible for handling

a multitude of tasks, including purchasing

green and kiln dried lumber, domestic and export

sales, and most importantly developing new markets.

Excellent opportunity to work with a firm that is

team oriented, enjoys a strong financial position,

with unlimited territories, and is recognized in the

hardwood lumber industry. Must be willing to travel,

possess lumber grade knowledge, have good communication

skills, and excellent computer skills.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Please contact Steve Jones at: steve@ronjoneshardwood.com.

Ron Jones Hardwood Sales, Inc.

P.O. Box 232, Union City, PA 16438

Phone: 814-438-7622 Fax: 814-438-2008

DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL SALES

An aggressive, reputable and long standing

hardwood lumber company located in the heart of

the Appalachian Hardwoods is looking for a self

motivated, career oriented individual for both

Domestic and International sales opportunities.

The successful candidate would likely have experience

in one or all types of sales in Kiln Dried or

Green Lumber, Logs and also Dimension

Products. Compensation based on experience

and qualifications. No move necessary to qualify.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

CMP#3554

National Hardwood Magazine

P.O. Box 34908

Memphis, TN 38184-0908

All replies held in strict confidence.

PROCUREMENT FORESTER

American Hardwood Industries is seeking

a Procurement Forester for our Blue

Triangle Hardwoods Division located in the

Everett, Pennsylvania area. This position

reports to the General Manager, with

responsibilities that include private timber

and log purchase negotiation. Strong communication

and interpersonal skills are

required. Compensation package includes

highly competitive base salary, company

vehicle, health insurance and 401(k) company

match benefits. Interested parties

should send resumes to Debbie Brady at

debbieb@rossiwood.com or fax to 814-652-

5863.

SALES REPRESENTATIVES

Atlanta Hardwood Corporation, a family owned group

of concentration yards with over 50 years of experience

is seeking 3-5 high energy national sales representatives

with a minimum of five years experience. We offer

a generous package which includes a competitive starting

salary, an excellent commission program based on

performance, paid employee medical insurance and a

401(k) with company match.

Successful candidates should have strong communication,

organizational and time management skills.

He/she must be able to work in a team environment,

possess the ability to establish and maintain strong

account relationships and also be able to work independently

of an office atmosphere. We prefer candidates

in strategic geographical locations in the continental

U.S.

Email resume w/ salary history and requirements to

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INDEX

of Advertisers

Abenaki Timber Corporation......................................

Air Systems Mfg. of Lenoir, Inc..................................

AJD Forest Products .................................................56

American Hardwood Industries, Inc.........................

ANCHORSEAL.........................................................16

Atlanta Hardwood Corporation.............................41

AWMV Industrial Products.........................................

Baker Products ............................................................3

Battle Lumber Co., Inc. ..............................................1

Beard Hardwoods.........................................................

Beasley Forest Products, Inc....................................58

Bee Forest LLC ..........................................................59

Begley Lumber Co., Inc................................................

Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc. ....................................

Bradford Forest Inc. ......................................................

Bruce & Jenkins Lumber Co., Inc. ..........................63

Buckman Laboratories Int’l., Inc. ...............................

Cersosimo Lumber Co., Inc.........................................

Chaney Lumber Co., Inc..........................................59

Church, Bryant, Hardwoods, Inc. ..........................48

Cleereman Sales, Inc.................................................53

Coastal Lumber Company ..........................................

Cole Hardwood, Inc. ................................................13

Cook, C.C., & Son Lumber Co., Inc. ......................34

Corley Manufacturing Co............................................

Coulee Region Enterprises, Inc...................................

Coulee Region Hardwoods, Inc..................................

Cramer, W.M., Lumber Co. .........................................

Cummings Lumber Co., Inc...........................32 & 33

Curtner Lumber Co. .....................................................

Deer Park Lumber, Inc. ................................................

Devereaux Sawmill, Inc. ..............................................

Distribution Management Systems, Inc. ...................

DLH Nordisk, Inc. ........................................................

Downes & Reader Hardwood Co., Inc..................10

Eastern Lumber Corp...................................................

Evarts, G.H., & Co., Inc............................................47

EXPO 2009......................................................................

Fields, Walter M., Lumber Co.....................................

Flamex, Inc.....................................................................

G.F. Hardwoods, Inc.................................................42

GEMPAINT................................................................16

Gilco Lumber, Inc......................................................15

Graf Brothers Flooring .................................................

Granite Hardwoods, Inc. .........................................38

Granite Valley Forest Products, Inc............................

Grezenski, James, Forest Products, Inc..................55

Hanafee Bros. Sawmill Co., Inc. .............................44

Hanks, Bill, Lumber Co., Inc...................................18

Hardwood Forest Foundation ....................................

Hardwood Forestry Fund........................................61

Hardwood Manufacturers Assoc. .............................. Progressive Solutions, Inc............................................

Hawkeye Forest Products, Inc. ................................... Quality Hardwoods, Ltd..........................................17

Hermitage Hardwood Lumber Sales, Inc. ................

Ram Forest Products, Inc.............................................

Highland Hardwood Sales, Inc. .............................36

Rex Lumber Co. ............................................................

Hill Wood Products ..................................................62

Holmes & Co., Inc.....................................................49 Rives & Reynolds Lumber Co., Inc............................

Huntersville Hardwoods, Inc. ................................41 Rosenberry, Carl L., & Sons, Lumber, Inc. ................

Husky Hardwood Lumber......................................14

Rutland Lumber Co., Inc. ........................................12

Indiana Wood Products, Inc......................................3

Salamanca Lumber Co., Inc.........................................

Industrial Timber & Lumber Corp........................FC

Inter-Continental Hardwoods..................................... Salem Frame ..............................................................12

Irving, J.D., Limited...................................................... Shannon, J.T., Lumber Co., Inc................................11

ISK Biocides, Inc..........................................................7 Shaver Wood Products, Inc. ....................................16

John’s Custom Panel Glueing .................................14

SII Dry Kilns ................................................................5

Jones, Ron, Hardwood Sales, Inc............................50

Simply Computing ...................................................55

Kennebec Lumber Co...............................................39

Kentucky Forest Industries Assoc. ............................. Sirianni Hardwoods, Inc..............................................

Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co., Inc. .........................51 Smithco Manufacturing, Inc........................................

Kitchens Bros. Manufacturing Co., Inc..................54

Southern Forest Products Assoc. ................................

Kuhns Bros. Lumber Co., Inc......................................

Southern Pneumatics................................................58

Lewis Controls, Inc. ......................................................

Lewis, Dwight, Lumber Co., Inc. ...........................57

Spencer, C.A., Inc. .........................................................

Limbo.............................................................................. Stanley Woodworking, Inc. .....................................63

MacBeath Hardwood Company................................. Stiles, A.W., Contractors, Inc.......................................

Mackeys Ferry Sawmill................................................

Stiles, H.A., Company..................................................

Mars Hill Hardwoods ..................................................

Sylvan Hardwoods, LLC .............................................

McDonough Manufacturing Company.....................

Meridien Hardwoods of PA., Inc. ..........................19 T & S Hardwoods, Inc..................................................

Midwest Hardwood Corporation .............................. Taylor Lumber, Inc........................................................

Miller & Co. ...................................................................

Taylor Machine Works, Inc..........................................

Miller, Frank, Lumber Co., Inc. ............................IFC

Taylor, Ralph, Lumber Co., Inc...................................

Missouri-Pacific Lumber Co. ......................................

Mueller Bros. Timber, Inc.........................................52

Tectronix Systems Inc...............................................57

Neff Lumber Mills, Inc................................................. Tioga Hardwoods, Inc..............................................18

North Pacific.................................................................. Tuscarora Hardwoods, Inc. .....................................45

North State Hardwoods, Inc. ..................................46

U•C Coatings Corp. .................................................16

Northland Corp.............................................................

USNR ..............................................................................

Oakcrest Lumber, Inc. ..............................................54

Oaks Unlimited .........................................................63 Weston Premium Woods Inc. ..................................43

Olympic Forest Products. Inc...................................... Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods & Industrial Products...

O’Shea Lumber Co....................................................53

Wheeland Lumber Co., Inc. ....................................40

Parton Lumber Company, Inc.....................................

White, Harold, Lumber, Inc.........................................

PCS VacDry USA, LP ...................................................

PHL Industries ..........................................................35

Williams, R.J., Inc. .....................................................37

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co. . Wilson Hardwoods Inc. ...............................................

Peterson, Keith D., & Co., Inc. ................................56 Wilson Lumber Co., Inc. ..............................................

Pike Lumber Co., Inc. ............................................IBC

Wolf River Lumber, Inc..............................................6

Pine Mountain Hardwood Lbr. Co. ......................BC

WoodEye Inc..................................................................

Pride Hardwood, LLC..................................................

Prime Lumber Company ............................................. Yoder Lumber Company, Inc. .....................................

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