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June/July 2009 Page 21IWPA - McClendonContinued from page 20First, make the technology work foryou. Understand and define who youwant to reach. If you are dealing witha commodity product such as plywoodthe online focus should be data rich socustomers can quickly grasp informationon price, grade and emissionscompliance. Flooring and deckinghave a different audience to court.They will need a more visual, aestheticpresence on the Web becausespecifiers, architects and designerswill want to evaluate color compositionand ‘see’ applications. Flooringand decking also lend themselves to ablogging site where professionals andconsumers can exchange informationon installation and maintenance andother matters.Second, your online presence shouldallow easy, accessible two-way communication.That means encouragingyour customers to talk back to youand ask questions and provide feedback.This feature can also bedesigned to collect information aboutwho is accessing your Web site andtheir product interests, which in turncan assist in fine-tuning your overallmarketing strategy.You might also consider Twitter asthis provides text-based posts of onlyup to 140 characters in length.Twittering used to its potential is ahybrid of social and business networking.Another originally social mediafocusedtool is Facebook. Facebookis increasingly becoming the entrypointto a Website - a way to connectwith folks that aren’t initially coming toyour Website.Third, consider if your product linelends itself to e-commerce orWebinars. IWPA maintains a cyberstoreon its Website for its publications.On-line ordering frees up stafftime and provides a convenience formembers. We’ve produced Webinarsthat have proved useful platforms forIWPA members to learn and discussissues such as the California regulationon composite wood emissions,new custom’s regulations and theLacey Act. IWPA is also providing itsImported Wood magazine in a digitalformat at our Website at www.iwpawood.orgto provide “live” links to ourmember Websites and email addresses.IWPA is adding to our email memberalerts with a scaled down versionof our enews to provide shorter, timelierupdates.Ultimately though, whatever communicationmedia you employ, you needto track results. If you are heavilyusing emails, then make sure youtrack the “click-throughs.” A goodresource is Constant Contact®although there are others out there aswell. You must do the same with yourWeb page. You can use GoogleAnalytics to track website statisticsand gain important information onhow your Web traffic changes basedon different promotions and companyinitiatives.The marriage between technologyand marketing will grow stronger overtime and it will produce many offspring.It behooves us to take up thechallenge of staying abreast of evolvingtechnologies and adopting thosewhich best meet business objectives.I look forward to hearing your perspectiveduring my next trip throughyour “neck of the woods.” I’m not givingup on face-face contact just yet.No substitute in my book – or should Isay “Amazon’s Kindle®”!BENJA -Continued from page 4•involved in the development of prestigiousprojects, particularly hotels for avery long time,” Leevutinun pointedout.“For the export market, we are compelledto use American timber speciesbecause we are exporting to theU.S.,” she continued. “The fact is thatcustomers prefer the kind of wood thatthey have been accustomed to, so it isvery much a customer-dictated decision.”Generally, the company is quitehappy with the timber that it gets fromthe U.S. However, Leevutinun notedthat at times there was a need to laminatethe narrow pieces that were supplied.“This can pose a problembecause the color of the furniturewould not be uniform. When this happens,workers would need to have thefurniture stained to hide the inconsistencyin the color of the wood.”For six days a week, staff and workerscarry out tasks assigned to themwith the daily routine starting at 8:30a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.The company’s forte lies in designand it is also armed with an ISO9001certification that bears testimony tothe company’s strong emphasis onproduct quality.Leevutinun said, “We have a veryexperienced team of designers whohave been involved in the hotel businessfor 15 years. It is a tough environmentthat they have been operatingin and the expectations are veryhigh. Hotel furniture must be tested tobe functional, durable and comfortable.If they do not meet the qualitystandard, then the furniture will berejected by our clients. Therefore,through the years, we have alreadyestablished the standard for our products,having been exposed to theindustry for so long.”The fact that the parent companyqualifies to bid for huge projects hasenabled Benja Collection to take partin the development of the bigger andmore exclusive projects in Thailand,such as hotels, luxurious apartments,offices, supermarkets and restaurants.Though not very large yet in terms ofsize, both the factory owners andemployees take pride in what happycustomers have to say about the qualityof furniture offered by the company.As part of efforts to promote its furnitureproducts overseas, the companyhas been actively taking part in exhibitions,including the Dubai show.For more information, contactLeevutinun at•500,000 B.F. Dry Kiln Capacity 2 Million B.F. Dry StorageContainer LoadingMixed TL’sS2S, Ripped to Width, Cut-Length & Finger-JointLumber Measured & Inspected after Kiln Drying

Page 22import/export timber products’ stock exchangeImport/Export Wood Purchasing NewsHermitage HardwoodLumber Sales, Inc.FOR SALETropical Hardwood LumbersGenuine MahoganyAfrican Mahogany (Khaya)Sapele MahoganySpanish CedarBrazilian Cherry (Jatoba)Alan McIlvain Company501 Market StreetMarcus Hook, PA 19061Phone: (610) 485-6600FAX: (610) 485-0471www.alanmcilvain.comQuality Hardwood Lumber and MouldingSince 17985 T/L 10/4 S&B Ash1 T/L 5/4 S&B Basswood2 T/L 5/4 #1 Com Basswood1 T/L 6/4 S&B Basswood2 T/L 8/4 S&B Basswood3 T/L 4/4 #1 Com Beech3 T/L 5/4 S&B Beech1 T/L 8/4 S&B Beech5 T/L 4/4 S&B Hickory4 T/L 4/4 #1 Com Hickory5 T/L 4/4 #2 Com Hickory1 T/L 5/4 S&B Hickory3 T/L 5/4 #1 Com HickoryFOR SALE5 T/L 5/4 #2 Com Hickory5 T/L 6/4 S&B Hickory5 T/L 6/4 #2 Com Hickory4 T/L 8/4 S&B Hickory5 T/L 8/4 #1 Com Hickory2 T/L 5/4 S&B W. Oak2 T/L 8/4 S&B W. Oak2 T/L 4/4 S&B Walnut4 T/L 4/4 #2 Com Walnut1 T/L 5/4 S&B Walnut2 T/L 6/4 S&B Walnut4 T/L 8/4 S&B WalnutCole Hardwood Inc.P. O. Box 568Logansport, Indiana 46947574-753-3151 Fax: 574-753-2525e-mail at: dave@colehardwood.comhome page: www.colehardwood.comK uhns RED OAKBros. Lumber Co .4 3 4 S w a r t z R o a d L e w i s b u r g , P A 1 7 8 3 7I n t ’ l : 0 0 1 - 5 7 0 - 5 6 8 - 1 4 1 2U S : 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 2 6 - 9 5 4 2www.kuhnsbroslumber.comOffering top quality hardwood& softwood lumberGREEN, AIR-DRIED & KILN-DRIED4/4 thru 8/4 (Fas/F1F, 1 com & 2 com)WHITE OAK4/4 & 5/4 (Fas/F1F, 1 com & 2 com)POPLAR4/4 thru 12/4 (Fas/F1F & 1 com)ASH4/4 thru 8/4 (Fas/F1F, 1 com & 2 com)CHERRY4/4 (Fas/F1F, 1 com & 2 com)Please feel free to contact us:Scott Seyler - V.P. Sales & MarketingAlecia Gold -Lumber Sales & LogisticsKiln Dried LumberWalnut4/4 – 20/4Cherry4/4 & 8/4Red Cedar4/4 & 6/4MIDWEST WALNUT CO.P.O. Box 97Council Bluffs, IA U.S.A. 51502Call: 1-712-325-9191 Fax: 712-325-0156E-Mail: larrym@midwestwalnut.comwww.midwestwalnut.comLooking For Red ElmGreen or Kiln Dried4/4 - 5/4 - 6/4 - 8/4PRIMEWOOD LUMBER INC.Tel: 819-478-7721 Fax: 819-477-66621150 LabonteDrummondville, PQ, CN J2C 5Y4Web: www.primewood-lumber.comE-mail: info@primewood-lumber.comFITZPATRICK & WELLER Inc.Ellicottville, New York716-699-2393 phone716-699-2893 faxsales@fitzweller.comASH4/4 FAS8/4 FASCHERRY4/4 1 com8/4 1 comHARD MAPLE4/4 FAS 9’ + longer4/4 1 com4/4 2 comRED OAK4/4 1 com4/4 2 comWHITE OAK4/4 FASF&W105 Ridgedale Drive P.O. Box 698Cookeville, TN 38501 U.S.A. Cookeville, TN 38503 U.S.A.931-526-6832 • 931-526-4769 FaxE-mail: info@hermitagehardwood.comlawson@hermitagehardwood.comWebsite: www.hermitagehardwood.comContact: Parker Boles, Adam Moran, Steve GundersonLawson Maury - Exportwww.hermitagehardwood.comSPECIALS:AFRICAN MAHOGANY 5/8, 4/4 - 12/4 6’ - 7’ onlyFor SaleASH4/4 2 Com 45m’4/4 FAS 50m’ W1F 15/16 4/4 3 Com 25m’4/4 FAS 20m’ Uns. 15/16 POPLAR5/4 FAS 13m’4/4 FAS 55m’5/4 2 Com 6m’4/4 FAS 12m’ S2S6/4 2 Com 5m’4/4 FAS 7m’ 12” & Wider8/4 1 Com 20m’ 4/4 1 Com 30m’BASSWOOD4/4 2 Com 17m’4/4 FAS 20m’4/4 2 Com 45m’ S2S4/4 2 Com 10m’ 5/4 FAS 24m’5/4 FAS 3m’5/4 1 Com 60m’CHERRY5/4 2 Com 45m’4/4 FAS 35m’6/4 FAS 68m’4/4 1 Com 35m’ 6/4 1 Com 39m’6/4 2 Com 30m’**SPECIALS**- COLOR NO DEFECTRed Oak 15/16 FAS 7m’Red Oak 1 3/16 FAS 10m’Red Oak 1 7/16 FAS 6m’White Oak 4/4 FAS 4m’ White Oak 6/4 FAS 24m’VeneerKnotty Pine, .8mmOregon Pine, (Douglas Fir) .6mm and 1.5mmHemlock, .6mm and 1.5mmRed Alder, .6mm and 1.5mmRed Cedar, .6mm and 1.5mmLengths up to 5.3mP.O. Box 339Post Falls, Idaho 83877(208) 773-4511FAX: (208) 773-1107website: www.idahoveneer.comManufacturers & Processorswho supplyOVER500,000,000’ofHardwoodsareRepresented

June/July 2009 Page 23import/export timber products’ stock exchange4/4 and 5/4 Fas/1F & 1C Red Oak4/4 thru 6/4 Fas/1F & 1C Pecan4/4 thru 8/4 Fas/1F & 1C Ash4/4 thru 8/4 Fas/1F & 1C Cottonwood4/4 thru 8/4 Fas/1F & 1C Elm4/4 thru 8/4 Fas/1F & 1C Hackberry4/4 thru 8/4 Fas/1F & 1C Poplar4/4 thru 8/4 Fas/1F & 1C Sycamore4/4 thru 8/4 Sel/Btr, Pecky, Cypress4/4 Fas/1F & 1C White Oak4/4 thru 12/4 Fas/1F & 1C Sap Gum4/4 thru 12/4 Fas/1F & 1C WillowWe can offer any of the above asFSC Certified.DOWNES & READER HARDWOOD CO.IMPORT DIVISIONAfrican Mahogany4/4 Sel/Bet 14,5855/4 Sel/Bet 8526/4 Sel/Bet 5,6178/4 Sel/Bet 5,376Bloodwood4/4 Sel/Bet 6,395Cumala4/4 Sel/Bet 31,921Edinam4/4 Sel/Bet 11,7168/4 Sel/Bet 16,363Genuine Mahogany4/4 Sel/Bet 2,3565/4 Sel/Bet 1056/4 Sel/Bet 7,7398/4Sel/Bet 3,47410/4 Sel/Bet 2,0984/4 FEQ 13,9475/4 FEQ 6,0506/4 FEQ 5,565L H PANDERSON-TULLY WORLDWIDETEL 601.629.3283 • FAX 601.629.3284Vicksburg, MS USALOUISIANA HARDWOOD PRODUCTSTEL 800.808.6122 FAX 318.449.8817ALEXANDRIA, LA USAStock subject to prior sale8/4 FEQ 18,40510/4 FEQ 14,85912/4 FEQ 40616/4 FEQ 16,310Ipe4/4 Sel/Bet 12,4535/4 Sel/Bet 7,843Jatoba4/4 Sel/Bet 36,466Lacewood4/4 Sel/Bet 5,5988/4 Sel/Bet 418Marupa4/4 Sel/Btr 16,9905/4 Sel/Btr 7,0036/4 Sel/Btr 6,443Peruvian Walnut4/4 Sel/Btr 10,6406/4 Sel/Btr 5,0338/4 Sel/Btr 8,552Toll-Free: 866-452-8622Call William or Stevewww.ironsticks.comimports@downesandreader.comDownes & Reader Hardwood Co. Inc.P.O. Box 456 - Evans DriveStoughton, Mass 02072Eastern White PineAmerica’s LargestEastern White Pine ProducerManufacturing 4/4 Boards S4S, S1S2E,Rough and pattern in 4” through 12”Manufacturing all NELMA Grades whichinclude:C SelectD SelectDBTR SelectFinishPremiumStandardIndustrialShopCut StockTimbersHancock Lumber operates 3 SFI/FSCCertified Sawmills in Maine and can produceto your needsPLEASE CONTACT MATT DUPREYORJACK BOWEN AT 207-627-7605P.O. Box 299 • 1260 Poland Spring RdCasco, ME 04015Sales Tel: (207) 627-7600Sales Fax: (207) 627-4200To learn more about us visit ourwebsite at:www.hancocklumber.comPenn-Sylvan International, Inc.Spartansburg, Pennsylvania U.S.A.Contact: Bill Reese, mobile (814) 881-7111Telephone (814) 827-8271 Fax (814) 827-8272E-mail PennSylvanUSA@aol.comwww.Penn-Sylvan.comVeneer Logs - 4 Sides Clean2 x 40’ Northern Red Oak, 15” /up2 x 40’ Pennsylvania Cherry, 14” /up - grade A2 x 40’ Pennsylvania Cherry, 14” /up - grade A-B2 x 40’ Nortthern White Oak, 14”/upVeneer Logs - 3 Sides Clean5 x 40’ Pennsylvania Cherry, 13” /up5 x 40’ Northern Red Oak, 13” /up2 x 40’ Northern White Oak, 13” /upNorthern Appalachian Hardwood Lumber - Kiln Dried4/4 Pennsylvania Cherry - Prime and Comsel grades4/4 and 5/4 Red Oak - Prime and Comsel grades4/4 White Oak - Prime and Comsel grades4/4 Hard Maple - Prime 1+2 White and Comsel grades4/4 Soft Maple - Prime and Comsel grades4/4 Ash, Beech, and Poplar - Prime and Comsel gradesHard Maple Veneer Logs - end Oct. shipmentCUSTOM Grades Available -Shipping Dry Lumber-Inquiries WelcomeContact Us Today!FOR SALEGENUINE MAHOGANY LUMBERCEREJEIRASPANISH CEDARSAPELESANTOS MAHOGANYPERUVIAN WALNUTNewman Lumber Co.Gulfport Sales Staff: Doug, Bill, Pam, RoyPhone: 1-800-647-9547 or (228) 832-1899FAX: (228) 831-1149Website: newmanlumber.comMailing Address:P.O. Box 2580 - Gulfport, MS 39505-2580KILN DRIED LUMBER FOR SALEWHITE OAK4/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 ComHICKORY4/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com5/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com6/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com8/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 ComWALNUT4/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com5/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com6/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com8/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com10/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com12/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 ComYELLOW POPLAR4/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com5/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com6/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com8/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com, #2 Com10/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com12/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 Com16/4 FAS/1F&Btr #1 ComW.M. Cramer International Inc.Hickory, NC 28603 USAFAX: (828) 397-3763 PH: (828) 397-7481E-Mail: ruthc@cramerlumber.comWeb site: www.cramerlumber.comJim C. Hamer Co.Appalachian Hardwood4/4 - 8/4 FAS - #2 Common Ash4/4 - 8/4 FAS - #2 Common Basswood4/4 - 8/4 FAS - #2 Common Cherry4/4 - 8/4 FAS #1 & #2 White Hard Maple4/4 - 8/4 #1 - #2 Common Hard Maple4/4 - 8/4 FAS - #2 Common Soft Maple4/4 - 5/4 FAS - #2 Common Red Oak4/4 - 5/4 FAS - #2 Common White Oak4/4 - 5/4 FAS - #2 Common White Oak R/Q4/4 - 5/4 FAS - #2 Common Hickory4/4 - 8/4 FAS - #2 Common Poplar4/4 - 8/4 FAS - #2 Common WalnutPlease Contact Us For All YourAppalachian Hardwood NeedsGreen or Kiln Driedphn: (304) 453-6381 fax: (304) 453-6587email:

Page 24Shade-Dri ®U C COATINGS CORPORATION“We’re more than just end coatings”Our mesh shade fabric protects your logs and lumberfrom sun, wind, rain and dirt. Only at U C Coatings!U C COATINGS CORPORATIONPO Box 1066, Buffalo NY 14215, USAUS/CN toll free: 1-888-END-COATtel: +1 (716) 833-9366fax: +1 (716) 833-0120website: www.uccoatings.comEuropean Distributor for ANCHORSEAL & LogSavers:WORAM HOLZSCHUTZSalzwedel, Germanytel: (+49) 3901 47 55 21fax: (+49) 3901 30 29 08website: www.woram.chemail: mailbox@woram.chChina Distributors for ANCHORSEAL: : : ® & FlitchSavers ®Use these handy ‘savers’ to stitch existing splits andchecks in valuable logs. Only at U C Coatings!ANCHORSEAL ®Prevent end checking (drying splits) and log stain invaluable logs and lumber. Only at U C Coatings!NHG -Continued from page 5European Oak, Beech and Ash arelocated in France and Germany. NHGTimber is now extending procurementof North American species intoEuropean countries.NHG Timber provides continuousmonitoring of supply at source, globalmarket knowledge and a range ofproduct and supply possibilities tomeet specific buyer requirements.With specific services for both suppliersand buyers, long-term relationshipsare developed and supported bymutual trust and professionalism.On the supplier side the companyoffers full marketing support, guaranteedpayment, and promotion of newproducts, problem resolutions andcontinuous business.With comprehensive knowledge inmany markets, the firm provides supplierswith buyer requirements, andrepresents suppliers promoting a widerange of products to a variety of markets.The family operated business continuesto expand; increasing supplierrelationships while broadening productselections.With a total of 16 employees, keypersonnel include Goodwin’s sons,Guy who along with Nick Goodwinand Karen Jolly, are responsible forsales in West Africa; Ben Goodwin,procurement and sales for Europeanhardwoods; Stuart McBride, Northand South American procurement andsales; and Ben Jenn, procurementand sales of hardwoods in the FarEast. Each trader travels to his/herterritory three months out of the year.NHG Timber is committed to the environmentand environmental issues. Amember and firm supporter of the UKTimber Trade Federation in the UnitedKingdom, NHG is committed to sourcingresponsibly with an associationthat monitors suppliers for environmentalperformance. Members offorestry stewardship initiatives suchas the Tropical Forest Foundation ofAfrica, South America and South EastAsia, they support stewardship effortsin all regions they trade in. NHGTimber is also a member of the IWPA,the Woodland Heritage Trust andTRADA.Goodwin attributes his success tostrength of relationships with suppliersand customers alike and anapproach to business 24 hours a day7 days a week. “We work with suppliersvery closely and sell a diverserange of products throughout theworld market. If we say we’ll paysomebody in 24 hours or 30 days,they are paid exactly on due date,never a delay. I think that’s a strongmessage, especially in these times,”he said.While 2008 was another record yearfor NHG Timber Ltd., Goodwin, a seasonedtrader comments on the globaleconomic situation for 2009. “It will bea difficult year. A lot of people have notseen trading conditions like this, I seeit as the worst I’ve personally experiencedsince 1974 but I anticipate we’llcome out of it stronger. Our staff istrained with a “can-do” attitude. Ourcompany is built on tenacity. We neverhave problems, only challenges.”For more information about NHGTimber Ltd. and its products and servicesvisit their website atImport/Export Wood Purchasing News, email or contactthem directly at +44 (0) 20 8651 4030.KITCHENS -Continued from page 6•tain our quality product and service.Kitchens Brothers Manufacturing Co.will produce what our customers needand want.”Company expansions started in thelate 1970’s and culminated in the late1980’s bringing production capacity to60,000,000 board feet per year whenfull production is needed. The companycurrently owns three complete millswith yards and dry kilns.In 1991 the three brothers opened aflooring company, Cherrybark WoodFlooring Inc. The flooring companymanufactures southern hardwoodflooring from the production of theKitchens Bros. sawmills.Sales manager John Clark explainedthe benefits of having a flooring operationsupplied by the sawmill. “One ofthe benefits to having the flooringoperation is that we have been able tosee first-hand what our customersneed,” he said. “Our customers aregetting better products because weare educated on both sides of thebusiness and are doing things differentlythan we used to now that we arealso the end user side of the industry.”Red and White Oak, Yellow Poplar,Sap Gum, Hickory/Pecan and Ash areamong the species Kitchens Bros.offers in 4/4 and 5/4 thicknesses.Kitchens Bros. also offers custom cutthicknesses for customers with specialneeds. In addition to exportinglumber the company exports logs.Furniture, cabinet, moulding, andflooring manufacturers are among themany markets to which the companysupplies lumber.Gang ripping and surfacing is availableat the company’s dimension millin Hazlehurst. Kiln and planer operationsat each mill total a dry kilncapacity of 1,000,000 board feet.Both the Monroe and Utica operationsutilize a Fulghum Rosserheaddebarker, Corley carriage with Lewiscontrols and scanner in the productionprocess.At the Utica facility, lumber is handpulledand stacked with a Black andClausen stacker. Next it is dried inSisson kilns, which run off Hurst woodwaste boilers, powered by the company’sown sawdust and bark.The Monroe location uses an 8-footFiler & Stowell resaw for processingdoubles and cants, a Crosby edgerand an Irvington Moore trimmer. Aftergoing to the green chain, lumber ishand-pulled and put through a Hemcostacker.At the Hazlehurst mill, equipmentincludes a Nicholson debarker, Corleycarriage and scanner, Salem resawwith Lewis controls and positioner,High-Tech optimizing edger and trimmerand a Hemco sorter. An Irvington-Moore pre-dryer, four Coe kilns, oneHemco kiln and two Irvington Moorekilns. The pre-dryers and kilns operateoff of a 600 horsepower wood wasteboiler that utilizes dry shavings fromthe Cherrybark facility. This facilityalso includes the firm’s dimension millContinued on page 25

June/July 2009 Page 25KITCHENS -Continued from page 24and remanufacturing operations.At all sawmill locations the lumber isdipped in Buckman 1009 wood preservativeto control staining beforeshipping. Most shipping is handled bytruck although Hazlehurst andMonroe also have rail facilities. Thefirm ships internationally as well asdomestically.Key people among the approximate350 employees are: Greg Kitchens,president; Alan Kitchens, secretary;Kevin Kitchens, vice president; JohnClark, sales manager; Travis Shobey,general manager; Jonathan Temple,general manager of Cherrybark; andDennis Carraway, controller of bothcompanies.Kitchens Bros. Inc. supports a numberof our industry associations. Inaddition, members of the companyhave dedicated time in fulfilling leadershiproles.Greg Kitchens has served as presidentof the National HardwoodLumber Assoc. (NHLA), theHardwood Manufacturers Assoc.(HMA) and the SouthwesternHardwood Manufacturers Club. AlanKitchens served on the board of directorsof the NHLA and HMA and JohnClark has served as president of theAmerican Hardwood Export Council(AHEC), National Oak FlooringManufacturers Assoc. (NOFMA),International Trade Club of Mississippiand the Mississippi District ExportCouncil.Cherrybark Flooring Inc. is a memberof the National Wood Flooring Assoc.For more information about KitchensBros. Manufacturing and theirproducts visit them at www.kitchensbrothers.comor contact direct at 601-885-6001.•LUMBER CERTIFICATION -Continued from page 11or a mom-and-pop print shop locatedin North Carolina that has a client whowants an annual report printed on certifiedpaper,” Metnick said.However, Mark Palmer, president andCEO of the North AmericanWholesale Lumber Association, saidthe paper industry has been muchquicker to embrace “chain-of-custody”certification than the lumber industry.And softwood merchants have largelyseen indifference among customers atthe retail level, he said.“But the trend is clearly going in thatdirection,” Palmer said. “It’s just amatter of time before it happens, butmarket forces are putting a brake on itright now.”To be sure, many U.S. landowners –whether certified or not — alwayshave maintained relatively high standardsin managing their property,Barford said. He added that he hasnot seen forest management practices“change that much, if at all,”since certification began its roll intothe marketplace.And wood itself is the ultimate environmentallyresponsible material. It’sa renewable resource, consumes car-bon in the atmosphere during growth,is biodegradable and recyclable. “Weattempt to talk about all of the goodthings that we do and are,” said DebHawkinson, executive director of theHardwood Federation, which representsover 14,000 businesses and 1million hardwood families inWashington, D.C.Hawkinson expects to see even moregreen initiatives this year, particularlywith the recently passed economicstimuluspackage. The legislationincludes investments in renewabletechnology – such as wind, solar andbiofuels – and also would create jobsin companies that supply energy-efficienttechnologies and cleaner formsof coal.In 2008, the Hardwood Federationspearheaded the introduction ofHouse Resolution 1477 to ensure thathardwoods would receive preferencein green building initiatives for governmentbuildings. The bill, which wasnot acted upon at presstime, will bereintroduced this spring.“If we’re looking to stimulate theeconomy and put life into small business,especially hardwood companies,then they need to be recognizedfor what they already do,” Hawkinsonsaid.LACEY -Continued from page 13•While being certified (by any internationallyrecognized program such asFSC or SFI) does not specifically protectcompanies from prosecutionunder Lacey, it helps show that a companyis doing its due diligence.Companies supplying FSC and SFIcertified wood should see anincreased interest in their production.(Again it should be emphasized thatalthough it will be considered a sign ofgood faith, the U.S. government doesnot accept any third party verificationregarding the legality [or illegality] ofmaterial.)Also, as noted, the Lacey Actrequires importers to file extensivedeclarations upon the product’s entryinto the United States. This requirementincludes documenting anyAmerican woods re-entering thecountry after downstream processingoverseas.U.S. Customs requires the product tobe identified not just by genus andspecies, but to have the identificationinclude any and all possible speciesthat could be included in the production.A well-prepared exporter canprotect their customer by providingthem with documentation to allowthem a smooth re-entry of their productinto the United States. Since innocenttypos or misdeclarations couldcome at a cost of $250, a goodspecies documentation package is ofdistinct value to a foreign company.Arnie Hogue of Anderson-Tully Co.has first-hand experience in the documentationissues. “Our customerasked us to identify our Pecan forthem and I answered with the standard‘Carya spp.’ It turns out thatunder Lacey, they need to know theexact species. Although we only cutContinued on page 26WHEELAND LUMBER CO.,W.M. Cramer Lumber Co.PH: 828-397-7481 Appalachian Hardwoods FAX: 828-397-37632. Marlinton, West Virginia• Sawmill/Kilns• All Appalachian species• 300 MBF Kiln capacity3.3. Millwood, Kentucky• Yard/kilns• White OakRed Oak• 300 MBF Kiln capacity•MobileSales:Ruth Callenderruthc@cramerlumber.comwww.cramerlumber.com2.1.INC. • FORESTRY PARTNERSHIPS • WHEELANDLUMBERCO.,INC • FORESTRY PARTNERSHIPS •Baltimore•• Charleston• Savannah• Norfolk• Wilmington1. Hickory, North Carolina• Corporate headquarters• 2 Yards/kilns• All Appalachian species• 4 MMBF KD inventory• 1.3 MMBF Kiln capacity• Specialize in mixed ctrs.

Page 26FITZPATRICK & WELLER12 Mill Street · PO Box 490 · Ellicottville, NY · sales@fitzweller.com716-699-2393“A CUT ABOVE”SPECIALIZING IN APITONG, KERUING, KAPUR AND OTHERIMPORTED HARDWOOD SPECIESORIGINAL MANUFACTURER AND AFTER MARKET TRUCK ANDTRAILER DECKING AND RAIL CAR FLOORINGEXPORT OF DOMESTIC HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOODALSO AVAILABLEQUALITY FOREST PRODUCTS FROMSELECTED DOMESTIC AND OVERSEAS MANUFACTURERS.CUSTOM FABRICATED WOOD PRODUCTS.“WE DO THE DIFFICULT WITH EASEAND THE IMPOSSIBLE WITH GRACE”SERVICE WITH INTEGRITYFOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: DAVID XÓCHIHUA1104 MAIN STREET, SUITE M-150VANCOUVER, WA 98682-0012 USA P.O. BOX 820563TEL: 360.690.8532 FAX: 360.690.0035Website: www.aztecintltimber.comE-mail: davidx@aztecintltimber.comLACEY -Continued from page 25Carya illinoinensis deliberately, ourforestry department has identified upto five species within the Pecan familyon our land that could possibly beinter-mixed into our production. Igave our customer all five species andwe are both pleased to know thatthere is now absolutely no way theycould be accused of misreporting thedetails for their Pecan furnitureframes.”Hogue continues, “We are preparinga package that will provide all ourinternational customers with the exactscientific names for all our species.They appreciate the attention to detailand I think it will encourage them touse our woods over a tropical mixedlight hardwood product that is nearlyimpossible to correctly identify, muchless verify as legally harvested. Weare certainly seeing increased interestin our FSC production.”The NHLA is working on redefiningtheir identification of commercialwoods with greater details as to thelikely common woods sold under onetrade name. However, since somespecies will be unique to specificregions, the more work companiescan do to exactly define species withintheir region, the better. After all, theNHLA’s list for Hickory/Pecan includeseight species, and a quick internetsearch returns over 30 different listingsfor Carya. Hogue’s work to limitand accurately define the five specificones should certainly reassure hiscustomers.The Lacey Act should help U.S. companiesincrease their domestic marketsimply by its very existence. However,the companies that go above andbeyond to provide their internationalcustomers with both proper speciesindentification and additional legalitydocumentation will benefit even further.•BUSINESS TRENDS(ABROAD)New ZealandDomestic consumption of lumberhas weakened here. The exportmarket has also been in decline. Abright spot however, Radiata Pinelog exports have increased accordingto the Wood ResourceQuarterly. Many sawmills are runningat reduced operating hoursdue to the continued downturn ofhousing activity and an overallweak property market.With regular shipments to Chinaand Japan, the Pine exports werehigher than the previous two yearsand total exports reached a fiveyearrecord of 6.6 million m3 lastyear. The New Zealand marketshareof imported logs to Japanwas a record 17 percent in 2008,up 10 percent from previous years.Housing starts have continued in adownward trend with the totalnumber of new dwellings at only60 percent of what they were overa year ago. Over 24 sawmillsclosed in 2008 alone and expertspredict more plants will permanentlyshut down.Import/Export Wood Purchasing NewsThe weakened New Zealand dollarhas made sawmills more competitiveas they now have some ofthe lowest wood raw-materialcosts in terms of U.S. dollars, in theworld. While this may appear to beencouraging news, the demand forlumber in New Zealand’s majorexport markets is in decline. Due tothe global financial crisis many ofthe log buyers in Asia cannotobtain a letter of credit to purchasemore products. In spite of low woodcosts in New Zealand, there arelimited opportunities for exportersto increase shipments under currentmarket conditions.IndonesiaThe Antara News recently reportedthe Indonesian government iscurrently processing its Rp73.3 trillioneconomic stimulus packageand will begin to allocate funds.Indonesia has been facing itsworst recession in modern history.The stimulus is said to hopefullyhelp address the various issues ofunemployment posed in the country.MS Kaban, forestry minister, said‘chronic ailments’ affectingIndonesian forests would take along time to fix. The minister indicatedweak government controland poorly managed forests by forestconcessionaires, timber estatesand licensed plantations had contributedto the damage. Kabansaid the ailments were also affectingforest industries and timbercompanies, which led to a cut inthe state’s foreign exchange earningand spurred illegal logging andtheft. Addressing some of theseproblems, Kaban drew attention toforest plantation activities undertakenby the government on thelast three years, during which atotal of USD1.9 million trees hadbeen planted.MalaysiaExports fell 15.9 percent recentlycompared to the same time lastyear. Economists commented thatthe current economy is performingbetter than forecasted but they stillexpect a decline in exports at leastover the next few months.Malaysian timber prices remainweak but steady although weathercontinues to affect the country,making timber extraction problematic.Prices are not expected to holdhowever. Private and commercialforeclosures are increasing possiblydue to massive layoffs bymajor MNCs and a downwardtrend in domestic demand.Suppliers of major building/constructionmaterial and householdaccessories were among many ofthose laid off in the country.RomaniaThe international financial marketsaffected the constructionindustry in Romania. Accountingfor half of the construction output,non-residential construction will behit, while residential will decreaseonly slightly and civil engineeringwill maintain.According to the “Construction sectorin Romania 2009, developmentforecasts for 2009-2011 reportrecently published by PMR, aContinued on page 27

June/July 2009 Page 27BUSINESS TRENDS(ABROAD)Continued from page 26research and consulting company,the value of construction andassembly works in Romaniaincreased by 34 percent nominallyto RON 83bn (€22.5bn). Non-residentialwas the fastest growingsegment with an increase of 37percent. Directly related to the factthat Romania, a country with adeveloping economy needed mainlynon-residential buildings suchas industrial buildings. The largestshare of cost is gained by structuralworks construction projects, followedby installation and sitepreparations. The smallest shareswere held by rental of constructionequipment.In spite of the €20bn financial aidfrom the IMF and EU that wasintended to stabilize the local currencyand lower the budget deficit,investor confidence is expected tocontinue to decline. Investments infixed assets will also decrease.This will have an important effecton GDP growth, which relies heavilyon construction.Senior construction market analystat PMR, Robert Obetkon said,“The most affected year will be2009, but the following few yearsmay not see a major recovery if theinternational economic circumstancesdo not improve. The constructionsector will be supportedby the spending of EU funds allocatedfor Romania which will bedirected mainly into infrastructure.”NorwayThe average income from forestrywas NOK 34000; an increase of 9percent compared to previousyears. According to recent reports,there are 109,300 personal forestowners with productive forests of25 decares or more in Norway.Forest owners from HedmarkCounty had the highest averageentrepreneurial income fromforestry in 2007 at NOK 57000.Nord-Trondelag County had thehighest proportion of forest ownerswith positive entrepreneurialincome, at 47 percent. In threenorthern counties only a marginalshare of forest owners had entrepreneurialincome from forestry.According to IHB Fordaq Networkabout one in four forest owners arewomen. The average entrepreneurialincome from forestry was 12percent higher than for male forestowners. The education level of forestowners is slightly lower than inthe population as a whole.Statistics on education show thatone out of four in the populationhave higher education.FinlandTwenty four percent fewer logswere reported from the fourth quarterof 2008 as compared to thesame quarter in 2007. With logexport taxes and timber marketconditions being uncertain inRussia, it is probable that theFinnish forest industry is less likelyto rely on Russian timber in thefuture.Finland’s log consumption wassignificantly lower in 2008 than in2007. Harvests were downapproximately 7 percent, with logdeliveries from small private owners25 percent lower than the previousyear. In contrast, domesticlog deliveries and log importsincreased by a marginal three percent,totaling over 13 million m3last year. In late ’08, shipments felldrastically with softwood importsin the fourth quarter down 24 percentfrom the same quarter in ’07and hardwood log imports declined28 percent over the same time period.According to recent reports,despite the nine to twelve monthdelay on log export taxes of€50/m3, it’s unlikely that Finlandwill rush back to and increase logimports from Russia again.•BUSINESS TRENDS(U.S.A.)LAKE STATESHeading into the summer monthssources in the Lake States regioncontinue to feel the effects of thefinancial crisis. Commercial constructiondecreased with nonresidentialpermits falling by a third in value.Residential construction remainedslow and manufacturing activitydecreased. Manufacturers reportedproduction cutbacks due to weakorders and lumber suppliers reportedlack of sales due to overproduction.However some furniture retailers inthe area said that sales were improvingdue to the introduction of newitems.In Indiana, a hardwood lumber supplierstated lack of new home and furnituresales as the leading factor intoday’s increasingly challenging market.“People aren’t buying new homesor new furnishings for existinghomes,” he said. The contact, whichsupplies Poplar and Red Oak to distributionyards, flooring, millwork andcabinet manufacturers said that havinga good product mix was key toremaining competitive. “What ordersdo come in are specific and very highend. Prices are going down and thereis plenty of lumber on the market rightnow, so if you don’t have it on theground there isn’t much time to get it,they will move on,” he explained.In Minnesota, transportation costswere reported as an area of slightconcern, although gasoline pricesrose only 10 cents per gallon, still$1.14 less than a year ago. Lumberprices continued to decrease for thestate and were reportedly 10 percentlower, according to The Beige Book.The Book’s recent report said thatmanufacturing activity had decreasedwith a broad base of manufacturer’sreporting weak orders and a diversifiedmanufacturer noted largedeclines in every segment apart fromthe municipal market. The Book’srecent reports from commercial,industrial and residential real estatecontacts indicated a continued slowdown in economic activity.A hardwood lumber supplier inWisconsin reported a depressed mar-Continued on page 28The Prime Lumber Export Team acceptscustomized orders to meet your mostdemanding needs. 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Page 28Alan McIlvain Companysince 1798Experience you can trust.Tropical Hardwood LumberAppalachian Hardwood LumberExperience you can trust.Tropical Hardwood LumberGenuine Mahogany – Spanish CedarSapele Mahogany – African/Khaya MahoganyBrazilian Cherry (Jatoba)Dry Kilns & 7 Million Bd. Ft. Inventory501 Market StreetMarcus Hook, PA 19061Phone: (610) 485-6600FAX: (610) 485-0471www.alanmcilvain.comsales@alanmcilvain.comBUSINESS TRENDS(U.S.A.)Continued from page 27ket. “Prices are much lower than themarket reports reflect. The contactthat supplies Red Oak, Poplar andBasswood said phone calls havepicked up but the inquiries have“mostly been just price quotes.”“Transportation is easier becausethere are more trucks available, butyou can’t fill a truck without an order,”the contact said. “What we’re lookingfor and preparing ourselves for in thenext six months is actually anincrease in interest rates inflation andsuch which would affect us as far asholding inventory,” the source saidregarding the near future outlook. Asfor long term, she stated, “I don’t lookfor any real improvement until 2010.”In Michigan, a hardwood lumber supplieragreed that conditions are challenging.“It’s tougher than six monthsago that’s for sure. Consumer confidenceis not there. There’s plenty oflumber on the market but things aren’tmoving as fast as they were a yearago,” he said.The source, which supplies all hardwoodssaid, “all species are slow, it’sflat across the board.” Concurrent withothers in the region, the supplier alsosaid transportation was not an issuebut expected it to become one in thecoming months. “The price of fuel hasbeen steady but it is starting to go upnow as summer comes along.”Looking ahead the contact said thenext six months would present morechallenges.ProSales Magazine recently reportedthat LEED certifications and registrationscontinue to climb, despite thecurrent market. According to the article,home builder interest in U.S.Green Building Council’s (USGBC)LEED for Homes green building certificationprogram continues to climb,and houses registered this year couldexceed 1 percent of new-home starts.The group’s vice president of residentialdevelopment, Nate Kredich, saidthat LEED for Homes project registrationshave surpassed 8,500, which isan increase of 5,000 from October2009.“Regardless of the down housingmarket, projects that have that determinedfocus on sustainability aremoving forward,” Kredich said. “Ournumbers are moving opposite themarket.”Kredich also said that interest inLEED for Homes spans all sectors,with affordable housing gaining a surprising40 percent share of certifiedunits.ProSales said another indicator ofincreasing homebuilder interest ineco-friendly practice was theresponse to the inaugural GreenHomebuilder’s Day at the USGBC’sannual Greenbuild conference lastfall. Over 1,000 attended the workshop.The goal for USGBC for theremainder of ’09 is to exceed a 1 percentmarketshare, which the organizationmeasures by comparing registrationsto housing starts. “Based onthe way we started the year, we’rewell on our way to exceeding a 1 percentshare,” a representative forUSGBC said.In related news, a new study fromThe Freedonia Group Inc., an industryresearch firm based in Cleveland,Import/Export Wood Purchasing NewsOhio said the U.S. market for greenbuilding materials generated sales ofalmost $57 billion in 2008, and is projectedto expand 7.2 percent annuallyto over $80 billion in 2013. Greenbuilding materials are expected toaccount for an increasing share ofmaterials used but growth was forecastto be primarily driven by therecovery of the residential marketthrough 2013 as it rises from 2008’sdepressed level.•SOUTHEAST TRENDSSources in the Southeast offeredmixed reports about recent currentstatus. With the onset of warmerweather some expect an increase inbusiness while others are receivingonly inquiries. Certified products areon the move and increasing indemand for the region. Lower gradehardwoods and crossties are stillmoving well with customers requestingan average of one grade lowerthan their normal purchases.Curtailments, weekly hour reductions,employee layoffs and lower inventoriesare common in the area as theytry to adjust to the current market conditions.A hardwood supplier in Arkansas saidbusiness was “mediocre at best.” Thesawmiller, who cuts Red and WhiteOak, said grade lumber was not movingvery well but industrial lumber andcrossties remained “hot” items. As forinventory levels, the contact said,“Logs are down and lumber is up, weare cutting inventory and laying peopleoff. We’ve idled our mill for thetime being.”Going forward, the supplier said hedid not think much would change inthe lumber industry before 2010.“Before we see any major changes itwill be 2010. The hardwood lumbermarket was really about two yearsahead of this recession and it kind ofstarted slowing down. Pricing got outof whack and people were paying toomuch for logs and not enough for lumber.But I think when we get out of thecredit crisis things will change prettyquickly,” he said.According to The Kiplinger Letter, thehousing market may become worse inthe coming months as foreclosuresrise and home prices continue toslide. However the recent Letter didsay that sales were starting tostrengthen and realtors were beginningto see more traffic due to the taxcredit for first time buyers as well aslow mortgage rates.The Letter also projected foreclosuresto keep pressure on prices foranother year. In Florida and otherareas where foreclosures are widespreadKiplinger forecast a drop in thenational average by 10 percentthrough the first quarter of 2010. Apickup in the building industry is notforecast until 2010. With unsoldhomes about 1 million higher than inyears past, there is plenty of “work off”material on the market.A Georgia hardwood supplier said hismarket was slow due to oversupplyand lack of demand. The contact, whocuts Red and White Oak and Poplar,said, “Most of the common grades in6/4 White Oak are moving. WhenContinued on page 29

June/July 2009 Page 29BUSINESS TRENDS(U.S.A.)TContinued from page 28China’s business slows down theytend to drop a grade.” He also said 4/4Poplar and Red and White Oak No. 1,2 and 3 seems to be tightening up.The source commented that his customers,flooring and furniture manufacturersreport slow business. “I dothink with the continued mill shutdowns and cutbacks, we are beginningto see a tightening of supplywhich will help,” he explained. Headded that the company has reducedworking hours to a 32-hour workweek.Transportation costs have not been afactor for his operation directly butothers in the industry have beenaffected to some degree. “I read anarticle concerning exports and there isapproximately 400 steamship vesselsout of service. That has certainlypushed some bookings back but wehaven’t had any major issues with it,”he said.As for the next six months the contactsaid, “From a mill standpoint the reliefthat we’re going to get is going tocome from the lack of supply. Peopleare still using wood. The problem isthat most mills including us, rampedup for a market with 2 million housingstarts and when the market took off ittook six to eight months to ramp up tomaximum production capability.Obviously it’s going to take at leastthat long or longer for people toreduce that or shut down all together.”A recent report from American ForestResource Council (AFRC) News statedthat the Forest Service has cut itsminimum bid rate by 50 percent. Theminimum rate for which the ForestService may sell timber at is now setto no less than $5 per hundred cubicfeet (CCF) for upper grade species,$3 per CCF for the medium gradespecies and $1 for the lower gradespecies.Several AFRC members were alsonoted to be in Washington, D.C.,recently to deliver an urgent messageof the need to preserve forests’ productsinfrastructure and the opportunitiesto improve both forest health andrural economies through appropriateuse of federal funding and existingauthorities.Attending members were chairman,Paul Beck, Herbert Lumber; RickForgaard, Interfor Pacific; Rob Freres,Freres Lumber; Tom Insko, BoiseCascade; Dave Ivanoff, Hampton;Cameron Krauss, Swanson Group;Max Merlich, Columbia Helicopters;president Tom Partin and vice president,Ann Forest Burns.Representatives in attendance werePeter DeFazio; Greg Walson; NormDics; Doc Hastings; Cathy McMorrisRodgers and Kurt Schrader.The group’s focus was to provideconcrete examples of the current direeconomic situation facing the forestproducts industry and the need forsufficient FY10 appropriations foragency implementations of solid forestmanagement programs.The presentation was made to representativesof the White House Officeof Management and Budget, theSenate Interior AppropriationsSubcommittee, Senate NaturalResources Committee, HouseCommittee on Natural ResourcesSubcommittee on National Parks,Forests and Public Lands, BLM andDepartment of Agriculture.AFRC said that although many policylevel positions in the Departments ofAgriculture and Interior are not filled atthis time, the trip was important giventhe many challenges the industryfaces.•WEST COASTIn recent weeks, sources on theWest Coast experienced a slight pickupin business. Lumber suppliers andbuilders in the region said that theremodeling sector was stronger thannew building and construction.However with the tax credit now availablefor first-time homebuyers, manyhope for an improvement in the comingmonths.A hardwood distributor in Oregoncommented that remodels were comingback fairly strong. “We’re tied intothe San Francisco market here and itseems like definitely the remodels arecoming back pretty strong.”Compared to six months ago, the contactsaid market conditions are aboutthe same.He added that the darker specieswere popular. “I’d say Walnut stillseems to be pretty hot along withMahogany and Teak. All of the darkerwoods seem to be doing pretty good.Oak is still tough, specifically Red Oakis tough to move,” he explained.“Prices from mills have been comingdown considerably.”When asked about certified products,the source said that demandwas increasing and “it’s a hot topic inCalifornia especially.” As for the comingmonths, he said that he is preparedfor a pickup. “We’ve preparedfor it. I expect a lot of people will becaught with tight inventories once itstarts picking up. I would still say it’s‘wait and see’ for the next threemonths, but within six months hopefullywe’ll be going again.”Robert Rivinus, president and CEOof the California Building IndustryAssociation, said, “We are hopefulthat sales will continue to increaseover the next few months, helping torestore consumer confidence, clearout inventory and get job-generatinghome construction back to healthylevels, which will go a long waytowards reinvigorating our economy.”Builder permits for single-familyhomes recently totaled 30 for one isolatedcounty in California. Notably thelowest monthly tally of the downturncompared to previous months thattotaled 50 and 46. Builders are hopefulthe recent tax credits will boostsales. The state is giving up to$10,000 in tax credit for a new homeprimary residence purchase. A federalcredit of up to $8,000 is also availablefor first-time homebuyers.Another source in California said thatdemand for wood fiber products isvery low. “This downturn is not isolatedto just wood fiber or lumber, it isaffecting almost every industry,” thehardwood supplier said. “The currentsituation finds us with our next problembeing: will we have enough productionlater this summer and fall togo around? Many sawmills haveclosed permanently and many have‘mothballed’ until they see betterprospects arise. 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I feel we’re at or nearthe bottom of this thing because lumbercan’t be produced any cheaper,”he explained. For the last 60 dayshowever, the contact said his priceshave been steady.Taking a look at the factors involvedin today’s tough economy he said theprice changes forecast for crude oilwould have a large impact. “As it didin the first three quarters of 2008, theincrease of crude oil prices and transportationcost will largely affect us,” hesaid.When asked about the next sixmonths the contact said he expectsmore sawmill closures. “I think we’llsee production come in line withdemand and there will be some spotshortages of some items. Howeverthey will be short lived and the biggestindicator that I’ve watched for the last35 years is the housing starts, remodelingnumbers and when you seethose start to rise, the train gets backon the tracks,” he said.Looking on the other side of thedownturn the source doesn’t expect agreat change in market conditions.“Those that survive this downturn arenot going to find a pot of gold at theend of the rainbow. We’re going tomake decent profits but it’s not goingto be anything extravagant. Somepeople are saying if you make itthrough this you’ll get rich. It isn’tgoing to happen that way,” he said.“We are headed for a slow, hopefullysustained market probably beginningsome time in 2010.”•BUSINESS TRENDS(CANADA)ONTARIOAlthough Yellow Birch has slowedsince last summer, it has remained betterthan other species, comment somecontacts. Prices for Select and Betterand No. 1 Common 9-foot and longerYellow Birch were still higher than for acomparable load of Hard Maple, theyadd. No. 2 and 3A Common UnselectedYellow Birch has been hard to move,they stated.Ash sales were poor for some, but otherswere still receiving decent ordersfrom overseas customers. No. 1Common Aspen prices trended lower,and export markets remained quiet.Basswood sales were generally slow,but a few contacts reported reasonablygood order files. Prices continued toslide for most No.1 and No. 2 CommonBasswood items.Some Cherry wholesalers reported thatlow priced competition was making itvery difficult to sell this species.Sawmillers with Cherry logs were notcutting them because of the lack of interestat this time for the species.One contact reported that finding goodquality Walnut to meet his needsImport/Export Wood Purchasing Newswas difficult.Pallet manufacturers purchased lesslumber and were pushing prices forcants back down. Sawmills reportedprices for crossties had dropped, butsaid orders were still available.Statistics Canada announced that lumberproduction by sawmills increased16.7 percent to 4,045.9 thousand cubicmetres in January from December.Compared with January 2008, lumberproduction declined 22.8 percent.Sawmills shipped 3,800.5 thousandcubic metres of lumber in January 2009,up 9.5 percent from December.Forestry workers and businessesimpacted by the global recession willreceive renewed support through theHarper Government's Economic ActionPlan. Natural Resources Minister LisaRaitt and Minister of National Revenueand Minister of State (Agriculture) Jean-Pierre Blackburn announced recently a$170-million package of measures tohelp the Canadian forestry sector adaptto these global challenges.“Our Government is working closelywith workers and businesses who arestruggling during this period of challengeand change,” said Minister Raitt. “Thisnew investment will help build a betterfuture for Canada's forest communitiesby opening up new markets forCanadian forest products. It will alsohelp build on Canada's position as aworld leader in developing new technologiesin the forest sector.”“This investment is another solid stepforward in helping the communities andworkers who depend on the forest sectorweather the current economicstorm,” said Minister Blackburn. “By targetingthe marketing and innovation sideof our forest industries, our Governmentis not only helping this sector duringthese current challenges, but we arealso giving this sector a stronger foundationfor the future.”As outlined in Canada's EconomicAction Plan, the Government of Canadawill invest: $40 million to expand domesticand international markets forCanadian forest products as well as $10million to support large-scale demonstrationsof the use of Canadian wood inconstruction; and $80 million to supportthe development of next-generation forestproducts and another $40 million todevelop pilot-scale demonstrations ofthese products leading to commercialapplications.These new investments are endorsedby Canada's forest sector and addressits priorities outlined during the 2009pre-budget consultations. They will helpthe forest sector meet current competitivechallenges as well as strengthen itsability to compete in a changing globalmarketplace.Statistics announced for institutionalcomponents reveal that following a 64.2percent increase in January, the valuefor these permits declined 56.4 percentto $363 million in February. Thedecrease came mainly from constructionintentions for medical buildings inOntario and Quebec and a decline inpermits for educational institutions inOntario and Alberta.Permit values for the commercial componentdeclined 20.4 permits to $972million. This decrease came largely fromconstruction intentions for office buildingsand recreational buildings inOntario. However, British Columbiaexperienced the strongest growth in thiscomponent.•Continued on page 31

June/July 2009 Page 33NEWSWIRESContinued from page 32timber volumes that can’t be harvestedusing conventional systems due tothe soft ground conditions,” Lennartsaid. Combined with colder wintersand more stringent environmentalrequirements, this opens up a marketfor machines with significantly lessground load than existing systems.For more information includingimages visit•U n i t e d K i n g d o m —Timber tradeconcerns about the ForestStewardship Council’s (FSC) plannednew licensing system have beenrelieved. FSC International recentlyannounced it was shelving the plandue to the global economic crisis.“A postponement of introducinglicensing charges to certificate holders,replacing the FSC annual accreditationfee (AAF), was made in recognitionof the pressures placed on companiesby the recession,” said theFSC.The current AAF, paid by the chainof-custodyand forest managementcertificate holders, has increased substantiallythis year for the first time infive years.“Only 55 percent of FSC’s operatingcosts were covered in 2008, resultingin underfunding,” a representative ofthe FSC said. “Even with the revisionof the AAF, we are a few years awayfrom a financially self-sustainable systemand in 2009 we expect theresources from the AAF to still onlycover around 70 percent of our operationalcosts.”•Vancouver, British Columbia—International Wood Markets Group,located here, recently released itscomplete report, Russia Log ExportTax—Global Implications. WithRussia’s move to an 80 percent logexport tax being delayed to later thisyear, the estimated reduction inRussian log production and exportscombined with higher log export costsis increasingly putting pressure onglobal log markets. China, Japan,Scandinavia and the Baltics haveincurred major negative fall-out as aresult of the 25 percent log export tax.Highlights from the Wood Market’sreport regarding reactions to the current25 percent log export tax and proposed80 percent log export tax are:• The volume of Russian softwoodlog exports will plummet through to2010 as a direct result of the logexport tax schedule. Supply is expectedto steadily decrease to Russia’sseven largest softwood log exportmarkets.• Global log trade disruptions fromRussia will create new log exportopportunities for major global softwoodlog exporters, especially in thekey Asian markets of China, Japanand South Korea.• It is now expected that new capitalinvestment in the Russian wood productsindustry will be delayed or beminimal at best following the collapseof many smaller logging and woodproduct manufacturing companies.For more information including abrochure, contact Wood Market’spresident, Russell Taylor at retaylor@woodmarkets.comor dial directat 011-604-801-5966.•M i l a n , I t a l y —The EuropeanFederation of WoodworkingMachineryManufacturers(Eumabois), based here, bringstogether companies from 13 countries.According to a recent newsletterfrom the organization, while the economicdownturn has cut ordersreceived by European woodworkingmachinery manufacturers, there is stillsome demand.The newsletter stated that the companieshave resolved to face challengestogether. Difficult conditionsare making it hard for their customersto obtain financing for investments.However, the demand for mechanicalequipment for processing and finishingwood continues.Machine manufacturers in Europeare consequently dealing withresource efficiency in production. Anexample is wood drying; a processstep with very high-energy use has adirect result on a company’s success.Small changes such as reduction ofcut widths or sectioning methodsimprove profitability. Additives likevarnish and glue are included in thisapproach. Eumabois said this methodgives customers the ability they needto withstand tough competition andcheap copies even when the price ofraw materials is rising.•S u r r e y , B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a —According to NewScientist Magazine,C-Questor, based here, has developeda technique to drop and planthundreds of tree seedlings from a helicopter,which greatly increases thespeed with which forests can bereplanted and reduces costs.“Seventy-five percent of seeds scatteredfrom the air are wasted—eitherbecause they get eaten, or they areblown onto unsuitable ground,” JeffBurley of C-Questor said.C-Questor’s solution to this problemis to drop viable seedlings inbiodegradable plastic cones. Eachcone contains soil, water-retainingcompounds and a 15-centimetreseedling. Dropped from an altitude ofabout 7 metres, the strength of thecone allows it to bury its nose in theground, inventor Peter Millar said.When released, three plastic legsspring out to keep the seedlingupright.Trials of this technology are expectedto take place later this year in Brazil,once funding is secured.•Quebec City, Canada—Ministerof Natural Resources, Lisa Raitt, hasemphasized the Government ofCanada’s commitment to improve thecompetitiveness of Canada’s forestsector with $170-million package toassist the industry with current challenges.Included in the package are measuresto help the Canadian forestrysector adapt to global challenges.Forestry businesses along with workersimpacted by the global recessionwill receive renewed support throughthe Harper Government’s EconomicAction Plan recently announced byMinister Raitt and Minister of NationalRevenue and Minister of State, Jean-Pierre Blackburn.“Our government is working closelywith workers and businesses who arestruggling during this period of challengeand change,” Minister Raittsaid. “This new investment will helpbuild a better future for Canada’s forestcommunities by opening up newmarkets for Canadian forest products.It will also help build on Canada’sposition as a world leader in developingnew technologies in the forest sector.”Undergoing important restructuringContinued on page 34SPECIALIZING IN LUMBER AND LOGS FOR EXPORT** NEW IMPORT LICENSE For Re-export of Red & White OakLogs From Regulated Areas (i.e. Michigan, Pennsylvania, etc.)- Competitive rates- Personalized service with a staff of 130 years combinedexperience- Complete documentation ( letters of credit, drafts, etc.)- Internet B/L release (originals and seaway)- Movements to suit your needs (Door/Door, Door/Terminal)- Terminal facilities in Montreal and Toronto- Container stuffing (lumber and logs)- Phytosanitary inspections and certificates- Log fumigation services to China, Taiwan and Europe- Members ofN.H.L.A. 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Page 34When you’re looking foran American Exporter ofQuality Appalachian HardwoodVeneer Logs, Sawlogs, orLumber look to an expert.Doug WilsonPhone: 814-827-7934Toll Free: 877-766-6967FAX: 814-827-7934E-Mail: wilsonhardwoods@verizon.netServices:kiln driedmixed truckloadsexport prep &container loadingsurfacingdouble end trimstraight line rippingA.H.E.C. andU.S. HardwoodsGreat American ResourcesThe American Hardwood Export Council - theonly major overseas export program for U.S.hardwoods. AHEC services the trade withinformation and assistance for importers,specifiers and users:AHEC-Southeast AsiaRm. 528, West WingNew World Office Bldg.20 Salisbury RoadTsimshatsui, Hong KongFAX: 852-2366-8931AHEC-Osakac/o American Consulate General2-11-5 NishitenmaKita-ku, Osaka 530, JapanFAX: 81-6-6-315-5103AHEC-ChinaOffice C615Bejing Lufthansa Center50 Liangmaquiao RoadBeijing 100016People’s Republic of ChinaFAX: 86-10 6463-8047Manufacturers of QualityAppalachian Hardwood LumberWilson Hardwoods Inc.Route 89 North, Titusville, PA 16354SALES:• Source lists of suppliers• Information on U.S. marketing and manufacturing systems• Promotional assistance• Technical information on U.S. products and species• Market development programsAHEC members include all major U.S. hardwoodindustry associations and hardwood exportingcompanies representing a full range of U.S. hardwood® products.United States Headquarters1111 19th Street, N.W.,Suite 800Washington, D.C. 20036FAX: 202-463-2787Brian HughesPhone: 218-751-3038FAX: 218-751-3039Cell: 218-766-6967E-Mail: bhughes@paulbunyan.netFor our customers, and others in need we:• manufacture and market quality, Appalachian Hardwoods.• cut approximately 6,000,000 board feet of quality bandsawn AppalachianHardwood lumber per year (green or kiln dried), and we produce pallet lumberand cants as well. Our lumber is in 4/4 through 8/4 thicknesses.• sell export quality veneer logs, sawlogs and lumber.AHEC-Europe/Middle East/India3, St. Michael’s AlleyLondon EC3V 9DSUnited KingdomFAX: 44-171-626-4222AHEC-KoreaU.S. Agricultural Trade Ofc.c/o American Forest & Paper Assoc.Room #303, Leema Building146-1. Suson-dong, Chongro-kuSeoul, (110-140), KoreaFAX: 82-2-720-1898AHEC-Mexico/U.S. ATOU.S. Agricultural Trade OfficeJaime Balmes No. 8, Piso 2Col. Los Morales Polanco11510 Mexico, D.F.FAX: 52-5-282-0919Michael Snow, Executive Directortelephone: 202-463-2774Species:CherryHard MapleRed OakWhite OakSoft MaplePoplarWalnutHickory and othersNEWSWIRESContinued from page 33due to a number of competitive challenges,including increased competitionfrom foreign producers, Canada’sforest sector is competing with foreignproducers, weak global demand and adownturn in the economy.•Ontario, Canada—The provinceof Ontario is helping Niska North get anew sawmill underway by investing$1.5 million to help the company withequipment, renovations and constructioncosts. According to CNW Group,up to 40 jobs will be created over thenext three years.“We are committed to a strong,vibrant North. Investing in this newsawmill is good for our families, goodfor our workers and good for the economy,”Premier of Ontario, DaltonMcGuinty said.Since October 2003, the McGuintygovernment has invested more than$400 million to help create 11,320jobs and 251 co-op placements. “Thisnew mill demonstrates how the forestindustry remains the economiclifeblood of many small northernOntario communities and that it canadapt to changing market demandsand challenges,” minister of NorthernDevelopment and Mines and Chair ofthe Northern Ontario Heritage FundCorp. (NOHFC) said.•WASHINGTON SCENE -Continued from page 8Enhancement Act (FLAME) by a 412-3 vote. This act will establish a separatebudgeted firefighting accountdevoted specifically for Forest Serviceand Interior Department emergencyfire suppression activities. Aimed atpreventing the Forest Service and theInterior department from transferringmillions of dollars from other accountsto pay for firefighting, qualifying isbased on the fires’ severity.JUNETotal Construction, Osaka.Softwood Export Council, 503-248-0406. June 3-6.Tecno Meuble, Expo Guadalajara,Guadalajara, Mexico. June 4-6.The 14th International FurnitureExhibition, Dalian, China. Contact:202-463-2720. June 5-10.Softwood Export Council SpringMeeting, Sacramento, Calif. Contact:Softwood Export Council, 503-248-0406. June 11.AHEC 14th SEAsia and GreaterChina Convention, Shenyang,China. Contact: 202-463-2720. June10-12.Import/Export Wood Purchasing NewsThe act encourages appropriators toprovide at least a five-year average ofemergency fires suppression costs.Of the eleven amendments added,one stipulates that money from theFLAME fund could be used to addressinsect infestations that contribute tofire conditions. Another requires that afire strategy be revised every fiveyears with plans to maximize the useof National Guard resources.•OBITUARYJohn GrunwaldNashville, Ind.—John Grunwald,73, recently passed away. Grunwaldworked with David R. Webb Co. inEdinburgh, Ind. forapproximately 50years.Grunwald’s firstjob with theDavid R. WebbCompany was asa summer laborerin 1954 and 1955.From 1957 to1960 he workedin the LogDepartment, startingas a log buyer trainee and then alog buyer, and from there he successfullyworked his way through the productionand sales departments until hebecame president in 1973.Throughout his career he served onmany forest products industry committeesincluding the American HardwoodExport Council and the the HardwoodPlywood Veneer Association amongothers.“John was a visionary for BradfordForest and will be greatly missed,”Mark Conolly, president of BradfordForest said.In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Grunwald hasrequested that any donations be madeto Brown County Humane Society, 128State Road 135 South, Nashville, Ind.,47448 (812-988-7362).•IMPORT/EXPORT CALENDARWestern Hardwood Assoc., AnnualMeeting, Sunriver Resort, Sunriver,Ore. Contact: 20-23.JULY11th China International Buildingand Decoration Fair, Guangzhou,China. Contact: 202-463-2720. July 6-9.AWFS Fair, Las Vegas ConventionCenter, Las Vegas, Nev. Contact:704-486-0711. July 15-18.Furnitex, Melbourne ExhibitionCenter, Melbourne, Australia. July 16-19.•

June/July 2009 Page 35Classified OpportunitiesClassified advertising accepted only for: Positions Available,Positions Wanted, Business Opportunities, Machinery For Sale,Machinery Wanted, Wanted To Buy, Services Offered.Classified Rates: Display classified $45.00 per column inch, fractionsof an inch will be charged as full inch. Line Ads are $8.00 per line.All classified Ads must be received by the 16th of the precedingmonth. Example: Ads for June/July 2009 issue must be in by May16th.Also please specify number of times Ad is to run. All Ads to beinserted on prepaid basis only.WANTEDTwo Overseas Agents to sell our kiln dried Appalachian hardwood lumber inNorthern China and Southern China.Also looking for representation in the Middle East and Europe.DOWNES & READER HARDWOOD CO., INC.DIRECT EXPORTERSAsh, Basswood, Beech,Birch, Cherry, Cypress,Hickory, Hard Maple, SoftMaple, Bird’s Eye Maple,Curly Maple, Poplar,Walnut, Red Oak, WhiteOak, Aromatic Cedar,Western Red Cedar,Redwood, Sugar Pine,SYPDIRECT IMPORTERSLumber: Mahogany (Genuine & African),Jatoba, Santos Mahogany, Banak,Marupa, Peroba Rosa, Guatambu,Purpleheart, Yellowheart, Macaranduba,Tatajuba, Spanish Cedar, Royal Cedar,Ipe, Cumaru, Tropical Walnut, Teak,Anegre, White MahoganyProducts:Kiln Stacking Sticks: Macaranduba, Ipe,Cumaru & JatobaBlanks: (Chamfer-Custom) Virola & ParaParaDecking: Ipe, Cambara, CumaruFlooring: Jatoba, Ipe, Santos MahoganyProviding the following services:4,000,000 BF Kiln Dried Inventory, Planing Mill, Straight Line Ripping, GangRipping, Mixed Container Shipments, and Rail SidingThe most durable and cost-effectivekiln stick on the marketCarl Rosenberry & Sons Lumber Co. Inc.7446 Path Valley Road • Fort Loudon, Pa. 17224Tel: 717-349-2289 Fax: 717-349-2044WANTEDChinese Agent to represent Graf Brothers Flooring & Lumber – logs, flooring andlumber.Graf Brothers, P.O. Box 458, South Shore, Ky 41175Phone: 606-032-3117 Fax: 606-932-3156 email: info@grafbro.comATTENTION CHINESE HARDWOOD LUMBER BUYERSWhen You Can’t See the Forest for the Trees...Turn to DOWNES & READER HARDWOOD CO., INC.Import/Export Division:William von der Goltz - Steve ArnettGreensboro, NCToll-free: 1-866-4 JATOBA (452-8622) & 336-323-7502Fax: 336-217-7970e-mail: williamv@downesandreader.comHeadquarters at Stoughton, MAWeb Site: downesandreader.comAmerican, NHLA graduate, current working contactswith domestic sawmills, wants to work for a company inChina as a hardwood buyer in U.S. logs/lumber/veneerCONTACT: Blind Box No. 141c/o Import/Export Wood Purchasing NewsP.O. Box 34908Memphis, TN 38184-0908INDEX OF ADVERTISERSAHEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Anderson-Tully Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Argo Fine Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30Aztec Intl. Timber & Trading Ltd. . . . . . .26Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc. . . . . . . . .30Buchanan Hardwoods Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .24Coastal Lumber International . . . . . . . . . .4Cole Hardwood, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15Cramer, Wm., International . . . . . . . . . .25Downes & Reader Hardwood Co., . . . . .35Fitzpatrick & Weller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26Frank Miller Lumber Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . .23GILCO Lumber, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Hamer, Jim C., Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35Hanafee Bros. Sawmill Co., Inc. . . . . . .33Hancock Lumber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7Hardwood Forestry Fund . . . . . . . . . . . .28Hawkeye Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . .5Hermitage Hardwood Lumber Sales . . .19Idaho Veneer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13IWPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29Kuhns Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36McIlvain, Alan Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28Midwest Walnut Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Newman Lumber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9NHG Timber Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31Nica Investment Partners LLC . . . . . . . .17Patriot Timber Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Penn-Sylvan International, Inc. . . . . . . .27Prime Lumber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27Primewood Lumber, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .31Ram Forest Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .32Rolling Ridge Woods, Ltd./Yoder Lumber Co. . . . . .6Romea Legnami S.p.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . .40Taner Timber Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29TMX Shipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37Transit King City/Northway Forwarding . . .33Tuscarora Hardwoods . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21U•C Coatings Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Wheeland Lumber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25Wilson Hardwoods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

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