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NationalEstablished In 1927June 2008“Read by North America’s Major Hardwood Purchasing Agents”Magazine• J.T. Shannon Lumber Company • Shannon Lumber International• Superior Hardwoods• Shamrock Plank Flooring1-800-473-3765 • P.O. BOX 16929 • MEMPHIS, TN 38186


WE’VEALWAYS LOVEDHARDWOOD.A SERIOUS COMMITMENT.With a 32 acre facilityand one of the Midwest’slargest on-site inventories,there’s no question how wefeel about hardwoods.The fact is, the only thingwe’re more passionate aboutis customer service.Cole Hardwood.You’re Gonna Love It.16 SpeciesLarge Volume InventoryThicknesses 4/4 up to 16/4NHLA InspectedWorldwide Distribution.We’d love to quoteyour next order. Call1-800-536-3151 or visitwww.colehardwood.com.Dave Bramlage,Sales Manager andWood Enthusiastat Age 4COLE HARDWOOD, INC.P.O. Box 568, Logansport, IN 46947Ph: 574.753-3151Fax: 574.753.2525www.colehardwood.com


C o n t e n t sRead each month’s feature stories ordownload the latest issue online @www.nationalhardwoodmag.comFeatures:Holt & Bugbee Expands Sales Force, Targets High-End Products .........26Cardwell Lumber Inc., Quality Stays True Through Three Generations....28New Facility Brings Growth For Bingaman................................................30KFIA Celebrates Service To Industry ..........................................................32Thousands Flock To NWFA Expo................................................................34Penn-Sylvan Hosts Penn-York.....................................................................38Southwestern Members Meet In Vidalia .....................................................40Speakers Inform New England Club Of Market Status .............................44Upbeat Outlook Prevails At High Point.......................................................46New President Elected At SCMA .................................................................48NHLA Graduates 155 th Class ........................................................................49Departments:Hardwood Calendar ...........................................................................................8U.S.A. Trends.................................................................................................10Canadian Trends ...........................................................................................12Eye On Technology.......................................................................................14NHLA News....................................................................................................16HMA & Solid Hardwood Promotion.............................................................18AHEC Update.................................................................................................20NOFMA Notes ................................................................................................22Who’s Who.....................................................................................................64Trade Talk.......................................................................................................68Classified Opportunities...............................................................................80Advertisers Index ..........................................................................................84The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject editorial contentand Ads at the staff’s discretion.2 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


June, 2008 Vol. 82, No. 5The CoverFor five generations, The Shannon Lumber Grouphas been recognized in the Hardwood industry forexceptional value and consistent high quality. TheHardwood Professionals of J.T. Shannon LumberCompany, Inc. and its associated Hardwood divisionscontinue the long-standing commitment of providingexcellence in hardwood products to customersthroughout the world.Shannon’s Shamrock Plank Flooring Division is apreeminent manufacturer of solid and engineeredhardwood flooring in Walnut, Hickory, Cherry, andquartered and plain sawn Red Oak and White Oak.Manufacturing facilities continue to expand andprocesses refine to ensure top-of-the-line quality andproduction efficiencies.Shannon’s Indiana facility, Superior Hardwoods,with two band mills producing 30 million board feetannually evidences the Company’s commitment tomeeting customer needs in the most efficient and costeffectivemanner. J.T. Shannon Lumber Company’sflagship operation in Memphis continues to offer the quality and exceptional workmanshipwhich has made it the hallmark of The Shannon Lumber Group for years.Shannon Lumber International has facilities and personnel in China to support the growinghardwood need with increasing demand and marketing presence in Europe and Asia.Although the client base is quite different from the customer list of previous generations, theShannon Lumber Group of today is passionate about the same values of generations past — customersatisfaction and unprecedented quality and service. Customers and suppliers know TheShannon Lumber Group will continue to rank them as the Company’s number one priority.Founded in 1927 by:O.L. MILLER1894-1963The National Hardwood Magazine is the product of a company and its affiliates thathave been in the publishing business for 81 years.Other publications edited for specialized markets and distributed worldwide include:Forest Products Export Directory • Hardwood Purchasing Handbook • Dimension &Wood Components Buyer’s Guide • Import/Export Wood Purchasing News • ClassifiedExchange • Imported Wood Purchasing Guide • Green Book’s Hardwood MarketingDirectory • Green Book’s Softwood Marketing Directory • The Softwood ForestProducts BuyerPaul J. Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Publisher58228 County Road 43, P.O. Box 1168Middlebury, Indiana 46540Phone: (574) 825-2129 FAX: (574) 825-7519HARDWOOD LUMBER SALES:Rick Hetler - rick@indianawood.comCharlie Steiner - csteiner@indianawood.comBill Tusing - bill@indianawood.comVENEER LOG SALES: Dean HowardMANUFACTURERS OF FINE QUALITY INDIANA &MICHIGAN GREEN & KILN DRIED HARDWOODS- 200,000’ kiln capacity - surfacing- 625,000’ pre-dryer capacity - straight line ripping- inspection after kiln drying - mixed truckloads- container loading - export preparation- 1,000,000’ kiln dried inventoryred oak, white oak, cherry, white ash,poplar, hard maple, soft maple,hickory, walnutNorthern and Appalachian HardwoodsPaul Miller, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PresidentWayne Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice PresidentGary Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President - EditorTerry Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice PresidentSue Putnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EditorDavid Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate EditorJohn Gray, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art DirectorWalter Lee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. Art DirectorTammy Daugherty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production ManagerTammy Daugherty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hardwood Handbook ManagerLisa Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Circulation ManagerADVERTISING OFFICES:1235 Sycamore View, Memphis, TN 38134901-372-8280 FAX 901-373-6180Reach us via the Internet at: www.nationalhardwoodmag.come-mail addresses: ADVERTISING: tammy@millerpublishing.comEDITORIAL: editor@millerpublishing.comSUBSCRIPTIONS: circ@millerpublishing.comEDITORIAL CORRESPONDENTS:Chicago, Los Angeles, High Point, Grand Rapids, Portland, TorontoControlled circulation postage paid at Memphis, TN(USPS #917-760)The NATIONAL HARDWOOD MAGAZINE (ISSN 0194-0910) is published monthly,except for two issues in December, for $55.00 per year and $65.00 (U.S. dollars) peryear for Canada by National Hardwood Magazine, Inc., 1235 Sycamore View,Memphis, TN 38134. Periodicals Postage paid at Memphis, TN. POSTMASTER:Send address changes to National Hardwood Magazine, P.O. Box 34908, Memphis,TN 38184. Publications mail agreement No. 40739074. Return undeliverableCanadian addresses to: P.O. Box 503, RPO W. Beaver Cre., Rich-Hill, ON L4B 4R6.• Specializing in Cherry, Hard Maple, Soft Maple• Yards and Kilns in Owego and Berkshire, NY• Export Shipments• Green and Kiln Dried• 4/4 thru 16/4 Quality Hardwoods• Surfacing and Rip Strips Available3481 Waverly Rd., P.O. Box 360, Owego, NY 13827Ph: 607-687-2700 - Fax: 607-687-9439www.TiogaHardwoods.comJUNE/2008 3


Battle Lumber Co., Inc.Showing Our Commitment To The Future By What We Do TodayAt Battle Lumber Company, we work to maintainlong-term relationships with our customers, knowingthat our continual growth depends on them.Production is backed by hands-on involvement of theowners and the most advanced sawmill equipment inthe industry. We produce quality lumber in volume,manufacturing 50 million board feet of kiln driedHardwoods annually.• 14 kilns - 1.2 million board foot of capacity• 1.5 million board foot predryer• 100 bay kiln dried sorting system• Newman 282 planer provides S2S capabilities• Exporting over 2,500 containers per year• Container and boxcar loadingContact: Rusty LogueGeneral Manager Kiln DivisionSales ManagerP.O. Box 1147 • Wadley, Georgia 30477Phone: 478-252-1017 Fax: 478-252-9124E-mail: rlogue@battlelumberco.comWebsite: www.battlelumberco.comManufacturers of: 4/4 Red Oak, White Oak, Poplar, Southern White Ash, Hickory,Cypress, Soft MapleBattle Lumber Company, Inc. is proud to announce thestart up of its state-of-the-art finishing plant featuring BLC’sfactory finished product line, The Homestead Collection.• Producing unfinished and factoryfinished hardwood flooring• Consuming 700,000 board feet oflumber per week• Purchasing random and sortedwidth lumberFor Lumber Purchases contact:Rusty Logue 478-252-1017rlogue@battlelumberco.comJason Delves 478-781-0155 (ext. 125)jdelves@floorsforlife.com7702 Industrial HighwayMacon, Georgia 31216Phone: 478-781-0155For Flooring Sales contact:Bobby Cloer 478-781-0155 (ext. 115)bcloer@floorsforlife.comWarren Spradlin 478-781-0155 (ext. 107)wspradlin@floorsforlife.com4 Hardwoods Have Versatility


makes it easy for you to beITL Corporationdba Industrial Timber and Lumberwww.itlcorp.com23925 Commerce Park Road Beachwood, OH 44122 USAPhone: (216) 831-3140 FAX: (216) 831-4734 Toll Free: (800) 829-WOOD (9663)E-mail: sales@itlcorp.comThe FSC logo identifies products which contain wood from responsibly managed forests independently certified in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council A.C.FSC Trademark ©1996 Forest Stewardship Council A.C. SW-COC-293 © 2006 Industrial Timber & LumberJUNE/2008 5


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Aged toperfection.Long before fast-food restaurants, high-speedtravel and surfing the internet,there wasBrenneman Lumber. Founded in 1932 by A.R.Brenneman, and now beginning its fifth generation,Brenneman Lumber today maintains A.R.’svision of integrity and old-fashioned hard work.Having evolved into one of the larger wholesalehardwood lumber firms in the United States,Brenneman Lumber supplies the finest northernAppalachian Red Oak, White Oak, HardMaple, Soft Maple, Cherry, Ash, Poplar, Beech ,as well as many other species. Call 740.397.0573 today tospeak to a Brenneman representative.★★★★Brenneman★★★★51 Parrott Street ExtensionMount Vernon, Ohio 43050740.397.0573Fax: 740.392.9498www.brennemanlumber.comGreen and Kiln Dried Appalachian Hardwoods


HARDWOOD CALENDARJUNEPenn-York Lumbermen’s Club meeting,Emporium Hardwoods, Emporium, Pa.Contact: 716-373-1000. June 16.JULYWestern Hardwood Assoc. AnnualMeeting, Fairmont Chateau Whistler,Whistler, B.C. Contact: wha@westernhardwood.org.July 12-15.Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club meeting,Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Franklin,Pa. Contact 716-373-1000. July 14.AWFS Fair, Las Vegas ConventionCenter, Las Vegas, Nev. Visit www.awfsfair.org.July 15-18.Appalachian Hardwood ManufacturersInc., Summer Family Conference, TheGreen Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.Contact: 800-343-6466. July 27-29.NOFMA: The Wood FlooringManufacturers Assoc. meeting, PortlandRegency, Portland, Maine. Contact:www.NOFMA.org. July 31- Aug. 2.Southeastern Lumber ManufacturersAssoc. Inc., 2008 Annual Conference,Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, LasVegas, Nev. Contact: 770-631-6705. July31-Aug. 2.AUGUSTPenn-York Lumbermen’s Club meeting,Deer Park Lumber, Findley Lake, N.Y.Contact: 607-594-3321. Aug. 11.International Woodworking Machinery &Furniture Supply Fair, Georgia WorldCongress Center, Atlanta, Ga. Contact:404-693-8333. Aug. 20-23.SEPTEMBERRay Kretz Industrial Forest, Forestry FieldDay, Antigo Wis. Contact: russj@kretzlumber.com.Sept. 15.Hardwood Federation Political ActionCommittee, Fall Meeting, Washington,D.C. Contact: 202-463-2705. Sept. 16-17.Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assoc., FallConference, Omni Severin Hotel,Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: 703-435-2900.Sept. 28-30.•8 Hardwoods Have Workability


Supplier news about sales, labor, prices, trends, expansions and inventories.SOUTHEAST LAKE STATES WEST COASTAccording to sources in the Southeast,winter storms and high shipping prices aredealing big blows to lumber manufacturersin the region.A North Carolina lumber manufacturersaid his most trying issues are freightcosts and container availability.“We maybe could get 30 or 40 more dollarsout of the lumber we produce, butwe’re having to apply that to freight,” hesaid. “It’s affecting shipments and pricing,and putting more pressure on the millsthat are already struggling.”The source said he believes more millswill have to shut down in order for theship to be righted.“When you go from 2 million housingstarts to 1 million housing starts, somethinghas to change,” he said. “Somethinghas to happen on the supply side to tightenthis market up.”The contact noted that Red Oak is pickingup in certain thicknesses and grades,while Poplar continues to struggle.“Pricing is getting worse,” he said.“There’s no way you can dry and gradeNo. 2 Common Poplar, ship it to Asia andmake any money.”An Arkansas lumber manufacturer saida combination of the struggling housingmarket and related industries such as furnitureand cabinetry have contributed tothe overall decline in the lumber business.“Flooring was holding its own, but evenit has slowed down now,” he said. “We’vereceived over 15 inches more rain thannormal and are out of logs. We’re sellingwhat little we have that is on the yard drying.We’re moving kiln dried lumber prettydecent, but cheap.”Sources in the Lake States regiondescribe the current state of the lumberbusiness as “pretty tough,” noting HardMaple and Walnut are among the toughestspecies to sell.A Michigan lumber manufacturer saidcompanies have been forced to “beg,grovel and steal” to move Hard and SoftMaple. “It’s really the worst I’ve seen it in12 years,” he said, adding that Red Oakand Aspen still seem to be moving steadily.The source added, “It will probably bethe third or fourth quarter of 2009 beforebusiness really picks up. Until then, we’vejust got to keep working hard to makesure our customers are happy.”An Ohio wholesaler said his firm’s lumbersales are down roughly 20 percentyear-to-date. While a significant decline,he said others have suffered even greaterlosses.“We’ve had lower log inventoriesbecause of wet weather, and some companieshave even decreased production dueto the high cost of diesel fuel,” he said. “Idon’t see any significant changes for2008, and I don’t know how long it willgo.”The contact said White Oak and Ash arethe highest performing species, while it’sbeen a struggle to move Cherry andWalnut. “Business has been slow the lastcouple weeks, but it’s started to pick backup again thanks to the building season.”HOME SALES, PRICES GENERALLYDOWN IN LAKE STATESAccording to the recent Federal ReserveBoard’s “Beige Book,” a summary ofEXISTING HOME SALES DOWNSLIGHTLY ON WEST COASTAccording to the National Assoc. ofRealtors (NAR), existing-home salesrecently fell 1.1 percent on the West Coastto a seasonally adjusted annual rate of920,000 units, and are 29.2 percent belowa year ago. The median price on the WestCoast was $290,400, down 13.4 percentfrom 2007.“We’re not expecting a notable gain inexisting-home sales until the second halfof this year, but the improvement is anothersign that the market is stabilizing,” hesaid. “In other areas such as Sacramento,a rapid price decline has induced buyersto come into the market and sales are nowrising. The relationship between homeprices, interest rates and income hasimproved to the point where buyers aremore serious about making offers.”Nationwide, existing-home sales rose2.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualrate of 5.03 million units, but remain23.8 percent below the 6.60 million-unitlevel reported in 2007.The national median existing-homeprice for all housing types was $195,900,down 8.2 percent from a year earlier whenthe median was $213,500. Lawrence Yun,NAR chief economist, said the mostrecent data shows roughly half of themetro areas in the U.S. with price increases.DEMAND LIKELY TO KEEPGAS PRICES HIGHAccording to the Energy InformationAdministration (EIA), high crude oilPlease turn to page 75 Please turn to page 76Please turn to page 7710 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


Branching Out Worldwidewww.ahwood.com | sales@ahwood.comEmporiumHardwoodsGrahamLumberJUNE/2008 11


QUEBECSupplier news about sales, labor, prices,trends, expansions and inventories.Quebec and Appalachian area mills and wholesalers are strugglingto attract and maintain new customers. Even the longstandingcustomer base is not a guarantee for orders these days. This is seenfor kiln dried FAS Red Oak, according to comments received fromthe industry. The demand is well below the supply to absorb thetotal production.Some report that slower payments from customers are restrictingtheir cash flow. The high fuel prices are also causing concernsthroughout the industry. Trucking companies have been unable topass these costs along at the rate they have been incurred, and havetherefore had to cut their fleets. Some overseas shippers indicatedthey are experiencing delays waiting to receive containers, whileocean freight costs have risen dramatically as well. Delays areattributed to the lack of fewer goods arriving from Asia and othersupplier markets.The slow housing market is restricting the Oak strip flooringindustry. Manufacturers have reduced their production, and are stillpressed to keep developing supplies moved out.Suppliers are seeking available production of Ash, as wet weathertightened its supply earlier in the year.Use of Red Oak is down reported contacts. Curbed sawmill productionhas seen supplies fairly well balanced with buyers’ needs,and prices are stable. Shipments of kiln dried No. 1 Common haveimproved to a degree in terms of volumes, but prices are mixed.White Oak demand has tapered off somewhat, and in Europeespecially, where there is increased competition from Asian suppliers.Poplar is also seeing a decline in demand both on the domesticand international markets. This is due to the slowdown in the U.S.housing market.The slowing U.S. economy is taking a toll on the industry. Severalmore companies have reduced their hours, or shut down a shift.Unfortunately for some, they have had to close their doors.The wooden pallet and container manufacturers have also beenaffected by the U.S. recession. Sawmill production has decreased,Please turn to page 78ONTARIOTremendous effort is being exerted to maintain new business, andestablished customer relationships are not guaranteed to produceorders, comment contacts in the industry. The ones who can immediatelyship determine who gets orders. Sawmillers are reportingtight cash flow, as they are carrying large inventories necessary tofulfill secondary manufacturers’ short term needs. Fuel and deliverycosts are also affecting the trucking industry in the province, asthese costs are almost impossible to pass on to the customer. Fewertrucks have been reported as available to transport logs and otherproducts.Upper grade supplies of Aspen are marginally adequate to satisfythe demand. Hard Maple supplies of green stocks have been morethan sufficient to satisfy buyers’ needs and are readily meetingdemand. Soft Maple demand from the cabinet sector is reported tobe down as well. Soft Maple is competing against imported speciesfor market share. With total consumption down, prices for 4/4 No.1 Common have trended lower.Earlier in the year and up until recently, White Oak has been thebright spot for several sawmills. Some have exported this speciesoverseas, especially the kiln dried No. 1 Common and Bettergrades. Available supply remains steady, and supports the currentmarket demand.The Ontario Finance Minister tabled his budget in late March.Businesses were hoping for much needed tax cuts, which unfortunately,did not materialize. The modest tax measures for business,in fact, did little to satisfy neither the Federal Minister nor the businesses.The budget focussed on spending for transit and other infrastructureprojects ($1 billion), and $334 million for skills trainingfor fiscal year ended March 31st. The budget, it is reported,includes a $600 million “buffer,” in the event that revenues declinefurther than forecast. The capital tax, however, has been eliminatedretroactive to January 1, 2007, a year earlier than initiallyplanned. This will provide $190 million in rebates for manufacturers.The province is also granting a 10-year tax holiday to newPlease turn to page 7812 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


Eye OnTechnologyTECTRONIX INTRODUCES SHARKLOG X-RAYTectronix Systems Inc., headquartered in Surrey, B.C., recentlyintroduced the SHARKLog, an X-Ray device to help sawmillsdetermine the quality of logs before they enter the mill and gradesort for best recovery.Tectronix’s SHARKLog X-Ray machineBenefits of the SHARKLog include: helping customers differentiatebetween the butt, intermediate and top of a log; log density;ring growth to .1mm; heartwood diameter and share; physical volumeof log and bark; distance between whorls; total number of sectionin a log; log length; species differentiation; easy link to optimizationsoftware; and 650fpm scanning speed.Tectronix Systems Inc. began manufacturing and selling metaldetection equipment in 1993, and has evolved into a leading supplier,servicing forestry and other industries with worldwide distribution.The company is known for its metal detection systemsusing Metal Shark technology. For more information, contactTectronix Systems Inc. at 604-607-6028 or e-mail gbalmer@metalshark.com.DMSI TO RELEASE PARTNERVIEW 2.0DMSi Software, based in Omaha, Neb., recently introducedPartnerView 2.0, a new, more powerful and easier-to-use web customerservice application. Available to customers alongside Agilityv3.1.0, PartnerView 2.0 (PV2.0) serves as a real-time online portalto help customers and internal staff complete their own orders andanswer questions regarding accounts, pricing and availability ofA screen shot of DMSi Software’s new PartnerView 2.0 program.14 Hardwoods Have Versatility


Installation,Products andServicesproducts with real-time data.PV2.0 users have unlimited access to real-time data from any webenabled PC or mobile device. PartnerView is completely integratedinto DMSi’s business management system, and offers the abilityto examine orders and shipments, eliminates redundant searchesand reduce errors. The PartnerView portal also works withStockNET to display full-color graphic catalogs for online orderentry.“Many DMS+ and BLOCS customers currently using EntryNet,StockNet, and PV1.0 can attest that ‘doing business online’ isbecoming a required service for those buying from wholesale distributorsand an invaluable tool to lower costs,” said Rick Olejnik,DMSi’s vice president of productivity solutions. “The ability toprovide customers instant access to information such as pricing,inventory availability and order status, allows a distributor toincrease their customer service while decreasing their costs.”For over 30 years, DMSi has been the leading business managementsolution for distributors of building material and forest products.Nearly 400 of North America’s top building product suppliersuse DMSi software to efficiently manage daily activities.WOOD-MIZER INTRODUCES WIRELESSREMOTE HEAD CONTROLWood-Mizer Products Inc., located in Indianapolis, Ind., recentlyintroduced a wireless remote option that conveniently operatesthree of the company’s thin-kerf, portable sawmills (the LT40Super Hydraulic, LT50 and the LT70).Wood-Mizer’s Wireless Remote Head Control operates three of the company’sthin-kerf, portable sawmills.With the unit, sawyers can operate the up/down, forward/reverse,blade guide arm and other head controls from any practical viewingdistance. The remote is designed to be worn around the waistor with the standard break-a-way shoulder strap, placing the joystickand toggle controls at the user’s fingertips.“In our mobile society, wireless is becoming a way of life, and wewanted our Wood-Mizer sawyers to have that same freedom,” saidDave Mann, Wood-Mizer’s vice president of the portable sawmilldivision. “That is why we engineered a way for them to operatetheir mill from any position around the entire 360-degree operatingarea and maximize their efficiency.”Wood-Mizer is a leading manufacturer of portable band sawmills,and offers an extensive line of mills covering a wide range of cuttingcapabilities. The company has sold more than 40,000 sawmillsworldwide, spanning more than 110 countries.•JUNE/2008 15


GILBERT HARDWOODS, INC.P.O. Box 129 • Trinity, NC 27370Phone (336) 431-2127Web site: www.gilberthardwood.comAttention to detail is what helps us stand out as a supplier of quality AppalachianHardwood lumber. We work hard to make sure you receive the best lumber yieldfor your investment.North CarolinaGilbert Hardwood Centers, Inc.P.O. Box 129, Trinity, NC 27370Tel. (336) 431-2127Fax (336) 861-1939Outside NC 1-800-334-2808Inside NC 1-800-422-8295E-mail: gilberthc@northstate.netPresident/Co-owner:John HendersonSales Contacts:Gary HillEd WhiteScott JarrettRegina HendersonSubsidiaries at:TennesseeGilbert Hardwood Centers, Inc. of TNP.O. Box 130, Huntland, TN 37345Tel. (931) 469-7508Fax (931) 469-75831-800-624-3551E-mail: ghctn@tnns.netPresident/Co-owner:John HendersonVice President/General Manager:Steve TurnerSales Contacts:Roger KeithStanley TrenthamJeff BrothersHolly StewartAt each location, we have 300,000 BF of Dry Kiln capacity and2,000,000 BF of KD inventory. We offer our customers surfacing on2 sides with our Yates American B-24 Planers and/or straight line ripping.We make your delivery of quality lumber in our Roll-Tite coveredtrucks which keeps your lumber clean and consistently dry whilein transit.Call us when we can be of service.When Quality Counts...KITCHENSBROTHERS MANUFACTURING990,000’ Dry Kiln Capacity1,900,000’ Predryer CapacityPRODUCING LUMBER, DIMENSION, RED & WHITE OAK STRIP FLOORING,MOULDINGSAND CUT-TO-SIZE FURNITURE PARTSSAWMILLS AT: Utica - Hazlehurst, Mississippiand Monroe, LouisianaSales Office:John Clark - Sales Manager - E-mail: jlc1102@aol.comKirby Field - Sales Representative - E-mail: kbmckf@aol.comP.O. Box 111 Hazlehurst, Miss. 39083Tel: 601-894-2021 Fax: 601-894-1069Web sites: www.kitchensbrothers.com or www.cherrybark.netNHLA News2008 NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase:“Global Gathering of the Hardwood Community”by MARK BARFORD, CAENHLA Executive ManagerNational Hardwood Lumber Assoc.Memphis, Tenn.The 2008 NHLA Annual Convention &Exhibit Showcase will be held in SanFrancisco, Calif., on Oct. 9-11, 2008.Probably the most anticipated Hardwoodevent of the year, this one promises to build upon the excitement ofthe 2007 Convention. As always, the Convention will featurekeynote speakers, educational seminars, and the Exhibit Showcase,along with the usual networking and entertainment opportunities.Once again, NHLA will have two keynote speakers addressingcurrent affairs and the industry. The Opening Session keynotespeaker is Tony Snow and the second General Session keynotespeaker is Chuck Leavell.An accomplished journalist, Mr. Snow has served as White HousePress Secretary to President George W. Bush and as a speechwriterfor President George H. W. Bush. He has also worked in televisionjournalism as the anchor of FOX News Sunday.Mr. Leavell may be the world’s only tree farmer, author, and rockand roll musician. He is currently a keyboardist who tours andrecords with the Rolling Stones and is a former member of theAllman Brothers Band. A modern conservationist, he and his wifeown a tree farm in Georgia, and he is the author of Forever Greenand The Tree Farmer. Attendees will also get to enjoy his musicaltalents when he performs at the Grand Finale Dinner.The Convention’s educational seminars are the place to learn notonly where the Hardwood industry is, but where it is going. Oneseminar will focus on the certification issues facing the industrydomestically and globally. Another seminar will address economicissues stressing the Hardwood industry. Experts from all over theworld will be participating on various panels designed to giveattendees the information they need to succeed in a challengingenvironment. Additionally, the Hardwood Forest Foundation willgive its popular Truth About Trees presentation.The Exhibit Showcase continues to grow with the latest productsand services. Last year’s successful Traders Alley returns this yearas the place for producers and buyers of North AmericanHardwood to showcase their products and make a few deals. Thisyear, the lounge in the exhibit hall will be located in Traders Alley.So many of NHLA’s members are also involved in other partnerassociations that they hold meetings in conjunction with ourConvention. Not only will NHLA be meeting, so will other groupssuch as the American Hardwood Export Council, Hardwood ForestFoundation, Hardwood Distributors Association, and CanadianLumbermen’s Association, and others. Attending the Conventionis your chance to leverage your time to get even more businessdone with other associations or learn more about how to get morePlease turn to page 7316 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


Husky Hardwood Lumber“Division of Commonwealth Plywood”Manufacturers ofNorthern Hardwood &Eastern White Pinewww.commonwealthplywood.com15 Boul. Labelle Ste-Therese, QuebecCanada J7E 4H9Ste-Therese Office Richard Lavallee 450-435-6541 rlavallee@huskylumber.comPembroke Office Chris Sanzo 613-732-7337 csanzo@huskylumber.comImporters of fine flooring, lumber and deckingICH is a major importer of Tropical Hardwoods basedin Currie, NC. Our extensive inventory includesover 45 different species from all around the world.• 38 Acre Yard• 320,000 Bft. Drying Capacity• S2S and Ripping Available• Group Sawmills in Congo and Gabon (CIB and GIB)Genuine and African Mahogany, Sapele, Sipo, Jatoba, Ipe, Purpleheartand Padouk are just some of the species we carry. Call us for moreinformation or check out our website for a complete list.Four Diamond Floors TMPO Drawer 119 Currie, NC 28435Ph 910-283-9960 • Fax 910-283-9964www.ichardwoods.com • info@ichardwoods.comHMA & Solid HardwoodPromotionHMA National Conference & Expo –Something for Everyoneby GIL THURExecutive Vice PresidentHardwood Manufacturers AssociationPittsburgh, Pa.More than 240 individuals traveled toSavannah, Ga., recently to attend the HardwoodManufacturers Association’s 2008 NationalConference & Expo. Two intense days of speakers,meetings and exhibits provided somethingfor everyone.And the meeting survey results and commentsfrom attendees were overwhelmingly positive:• 100% of the respondents said the HMA 2008 National Conferencemet their overall expectations.• 70% rated the overall take home value of the meeting as High. Thebalance rated it as above average or average.• 66% of respondents rated the meeting Outstanding or AboveAverage as compared to other Hardwood industry meetings attended inthe past year. The balance rated it equal in value or better than thoseother meetings.A sampling of comments include:• “The fellowship and networking with other members is always thebest. Our members are very open.”• “The meeting was great and very beneficial … we enjoy the networkingwith other sawmills and the open exchange of informationand ideas.”• “The HMA program is our number one event each year in terms ofvalue to our bottom line. I always invest in taking 3 or 4 leaders of ourcompany and spouses.”• “I always enjoy the speakers and discuss the topics when I get backto my company.”• “I always gain something from the speakers.”• “The talks on economic conditions in our industry always help inmy business planning.”• “Great ideas on dealing with the work force … lots of take-homevalue … a few ideas I will utilize immediately.”• “Virtually all market segments were addressed … the stats to backit up help us make decisions on a course of action.”• “We have a great time and learn a lot at the conventions about dayto-daybusiness operations and mill equipment.”• “HMA enables us to learn and grow from the experiences of othersin the Hardwood industry.”During the annual business meeting, new HMA officers were elected.They are: president, Troy Brown, Kretz Lumber Co., Antigo, Wis.;first vice president, Terry Brennan, Baillie Lumber Co., Hamburg,N.Y.; and second vice president, Pem Jenkins, Turn Bull Lumber Co.,Elizabethtown, N.C.Attendees heard more than a dozen speakers covering a broad rangeof topics, from global marketing to maximizing the workforce.Reports by three HMA-supported groups –Hardwood Federation, NewPlease turn to page 7418 Hardwoods Have Workability


P.O. Box 247 • Akron, IN 46910 • 800-356-4554 • 574-893-4511 • fax:574-893-7400 • www.pikelumber.com • e-mail: sales@pikelumber.com


James Grezenski ForestProducts, Inc.3158 County Road X-NorthStevens Point, WI 54481Tel. (715) 344-0878 FAX (715) 344-1470866-344-0878Email: jmgfp@choiceonemail.comSales - Jim GrezenskiSpecies:Red & White Oak, Hard & Soft Maple,Basswood, Ash, Birch, Butternut,Cherry, HickoryWe produce 7.5 million ft. annuallyof 4/4 grade lumber, as well as pallet lumber& cants in various thicknesses that isavailable either Green or Kiln Dried.AHECUpdateAHEC Submits Preliminary Results of“An Assessment of Lawful Harvesting &Sustainability of U.S. Hardwood Exports”by MICHAEL SNOWExecutive DirectorAmerican Hardwood Export CouncilWashington, D.C.This study forms part of AHEC’s efforts toprovide reliable objective evidence todemonstrate that U.S. Hardwoods conformto emerging international procurementrequirements both in the public and privatesectors of key overseas markets. Those policies–most notably inEurope and Japan, but with repercussions throughout the globalHardwood value chain—require that all imported wood is derivedfrom verified legal sources and that wood from various categoriesof controversial source is avoided.The AHEC-funded study evaluates the risk of illegal Hardwoodtimber being in the mix of U.S. Hardwood product exports. Itspecifically evaluates these exports in relation to UK governmentprocurement guidelines for legal and sustainable wood productsdeveloped by the Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET). Inaddition, it evaluates the risk of U.S. Hardwoods including productsfrom unacceptable sources as defined in the FSC ControlledWood standards and from controversial sources defined in theProgram for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chainof Custody standard.To assure the quality and objectivity of this research, AHEC commissionedan independent and internationally-renowned team ofacademics and consultants with detailed knowledge of U.S.forestry policy and practices to undertake the work. To furtherenhance confidence in this work, AHEC believes the report shouldbe subject to wide-ranging peer review in advance of widespreaddistribution, and has sent advanced copies to a number of governmental,commercial and non-governmental organizations in theU.S. and abroad for comment. Once these comments are taken intoaccount, the full report will be released to the public early June.The report concludes that the weight of evidence strongly indicatesthat there is very low risk that U.S. Hardwood exports containwood from illegal sources. It notes that while timber theft occursand is of concern to private landowners, it is not a pervasive or systemicproblem. It estimates that stolen timber represents less than1% of total U.S. Hardwood production. The report concludes thatthere can be high confidence regarding adherence to national andstate laws in the Hardwood sector.The authors also have a high confidence that Hardwood procuredfrom the United States could be considered Low Risk in all fivePlease turn to page 7320 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


Boards InThe World Are Made HereThe MostBeautifulAll of us at Gilco Lumber Inc. are very proud of our logowhich is shown above on a bundle of our Poplar lumber.Our dedication to quality at our GILCO facility is obvious to any visitor. Our 20 acre site in Roderfield, West Virginiaincludes a 1,000,000 board feet capacity pre-dryer, 16 Irvington Moore dry kilns, air drying sheds and yard with 5million board feet of open air drying capacity. We have two grading chains; one to grade inbound green lumber,and the other to grade, sort and surface dried lumber to customer specifications. At the end of this grading chain,we have two 1,000,000 board feet kiln dried storage warehouses, which enable us to provide our customers with“just-in-time” shipments to any location in the world by route of truck, railcar or container. This facility was constructedwith three things in mind: Quality, Service and Consistency.QUALITY • The latest technology in quality lumber production. • All lumber trimmed after drying.• Highest quality Appalachian hardwoods. • GILCO quality Assurance.SERVICE • Controlled “just-in-time” shipments by rail, truck or container. • Ability to surface and trim to yourspecifications. • Dedicated employees committed to providing you with the highest quality of goods and services.• Flexibility to meet your needs.CONSISTENCY • Select harvest area from over 1,200,000 acres we own or manage insures you betterconsistency in grain and color. • Length and width tallies on each bundle. • Lumber produced by four GILCOsawmills with over 70,000,000 board feet annual production.*We recently acquired a new Hardwood lumber concentration yard in Marion, N.C., which will produce an additional15,000,000 board feet of kiln dried lumber annually.*a division of International Lumber Inc.Contact us when we can be of service.Phone: 304-746-3160 1-800-718-1488 FAX: 304-746-2999 www.gilcolumber.com96 MacCorkle Ave., SW P.O. Box 18370South Charleston, WV 25303-8370Sales - Scott England, Hank Bishop and Tony Love


NOFMANOTES:“Quality Hardwood Lumber and Flooring”P.O. Box 458, Hwy. 41 South Buena Vista, GA 31803Tel: (229) 649-9328 FAX: (229) 649-9585Quality Bandsawn HardwoodsProduce 17 million ft. annually • 500,000’ kiln capacityNewman 282 planer • Straight line rip capabilityExport prep and shipping • Width sorting availableSpecies: Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, PoplarLumber Sales: Roland Weaver 229-649-9328Kevin Cloer 229-649-9328Brad Bradley 706-754-8221“Quality Hardwood Flooring”75,000 SF Manufacturing facility Producing 2 1 /4, 3 1 /4, 4, & 5” FlooringContactKevin Cloer - E-mail: kcloeroakcrest@windstream.netKeith Waldrop - E-mail: tkwaldrop@windstream.netSalem Frame...The Company To Contact For Custom Dry KilnServices or Quality Wood ComponentsFor the best in Custom Dry Kiln Services or QualityWood Components, no one does it better than SalemFrame located in Salem, Virginia. Call us at 540-389-8661 when we can help you.CUSTOM KILN DRYING SERVICESFast turnaround & very competitive pricing • SurfacingSpecializing in pine, oak, & other hardwoodsPre Dryer capacity: 1,000,000 BFDry Kiln capacity: 600,000 BFFor Custom Dry Kiln Services call Darrell Cannaday,Tim Worrell or Gary Wilson at our Virginia facility at540-389-8661, or e-mail us at tim.worrell@rowefurniture.comQUALITY WOOD COMPONENTSCONTACT Eric Collins or Kenneth Cox at our dimensionmill in Salem, Virginia by calling 540-389-8661. Wehave a rough mill, a finish mill, sanding capabilities,CNC routers, etc. that help us to make all types ofwood parts such as furniture legs, blanks, doweling, etc.Salem FrameA location ofRowe Fine Furniture Inc.Loss Leader Sales In A RapidlyChanging IndustryWHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT ITWhile the tendency for many faced with this sort of adversity isto batten down the hatches and wait for the storm to pass, NOFMAis instead looking to find long-term solutions that can make theindustry and its respective participants stronger when the turnaroundoccurs. There is reason for optimism. Despite the difficulttimes, wood flooring continues to be a popular choice in the marketplaceand recent volume levels are the highest ever recorded forthis industry.In today’s market, unfinished solid wood flooring seems to beparticularly hard hit. Some of that can be blamed on increased competitionfrom imported products, as well as prefinished solid andengineered. We believe some other factors are at play. In an effortto look into that, NOFMA recently hosted a solid unfinished flooringsummit in Nashville, Tenn. Among the topics on the agenda atthat meeting were the potential that rests in revising the standardsto allow for slightly thinner flooring. Can efficiencies be gained bycutting thinner flooring? Can those efficiencies be realizedthroughout the value chain? These and other questions surroundingthis issue were explored.Regardless of the outcome of those discussions, we know for afact that there is no better time than now to be looking at changesin approach, from process improvements to a broadened perspectiveon where our key markets lie. To that end, NOFMA has adopted“Profiting in a Down Market” as the theme for its annual meetbyTIMM LOCKEExecutive Vice PresidentNOFMA: The Wood FlooringManufacturers Assoc.Memphis, Tenn.There’s not much fun to be had in the flooringindustry these days. As of this writing,most manufacturers I’ve spoken with aredeep into survival mode and many are makingsales at significantly below cost, just to keep the dollars flowing.The problems facing the industry are well documented. Housingstarts have slowed to a trickle, down more than 25 percent from ayear ago, while residential building permits are off more than athird. New home completions are down more than 25 percent, andnew home sales are down almost 30 percent. Meanwhile, creditissues combined with weak consumer confidence are causinghomeowners to be more careful about remodeling spending, traditionallya good outlet for wood flooring producers. And, in whatfeels like piling on to those of us in the building products industry,the one shining star, commercial construction, also appears to besuccumbing to the economic slowdown we’re facing domestically.It’s a one, two, three punch that, unfortunately, will not be survivedby all.Please turn to page 7322 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


MERIDIEN HARDWOODS OF PA., INC.(814) 563-4614 FAX: (814) 563-4624Email: meridien@penn.comYard Address: Old Pittsfield Rd., Pittsfield, PA 16340“Everything You’ll Ever Need From The Forest”Shawn, Brandon, Dan and Mike Ferman with 4/4Hard Maple.Lumber stored under T-sheds.Rick Frye, dry kiln superintendent, standing infront of a new dry kiln.• 18 Acre Concentration Yard •• Double End Trimmer...Trim Line (40 Sorts) •• Straight Line Ripping and S2S Facilities •• We Offer Export Preparations, Container Loading, Mixed Species & Thicknesses •• Wholesalers of Northern, Appalachian and Southern Hardwoods •• 800,000’ Dry Storage •• Dry Kiln Capacity 250,000’ •BUILD YOUR OWN LOADAll KD lumber pick-a-pack tallied.Dan Ferman(814) 563-4614Michael Songer(814) 486-1711Brandon Ferman(814) 563-4614Mike Ferman(814) 563-4614


Announcing….the 1st CHINESE EDITIONof theFOREST PRODUCTS EXPORT DIRECTORYThe "Purchasing Guide" for North American Forest Products• 8,000 copies distributed to buyers in CHINA and VIETNAMgoing to these types of firms: Importers/distribution yards,agents, manufacturers of wooden furniture, cabinets, millwork,mouldings, flooring, doors, windows, stairways, toys,novelties, components, mantels, etc., log yards, veneer mills,and plywood plants.• Advertisers listings in CHINESE and ENGLISH(non-advertisers listed in English only)• Non-advertisers may be listed in Chinese and English withboldface print for only $1,000 (must be prepaid: 12 lines max.per listing)Lumber• Published and mailed in late 2008• Special Position rates quoted upon request• Discount rates for current advertisers in other Millerpublications• Full page Advertisers also receive complimentary “Who’s Who”article in Import/Export Wood Purchasing News (250 wordsmax.)DON’T WAIT!Space reservationdeadline is August 1st!VeneerFull Page Rate: $2,675.001/2 Page Rate: $2,235.00(Color charges additional)Please Call:1-800-844-1280Fax: 901-373-6180PO Box 34908 • Memphis, TN 38134Email: michellep@millerpublishing.comVeneer Logs


CYPRESS1” DIMENSION2” DIMENSIONFINISHSIDINGFENCINGPANEL PECKYTIMBERSRippingPlaning MillMoulderSemi-DimensionResawMEMPHIS, Tennessee 38182-0526 PHONE: (901) 274-6887 FAX: (901) 274-68501279 N. McLEAN, P.O. BOX 820526 WEBSITE: WWW.CYPRESSUSA.COM Email: wlumber@cypressusa.comDISTRIBUTION YARDHARDWOODSFURNITUREMILLWORKINDUSTRIALMOULDINGWHEN YOU MOVE...1. For faster service attach OLD mailing label in space belowIf mailing label is not available, print your old companyname and address in this box.2. Print your NEW mailing address here:Name ______________________________________Title _______________________________________Company ___________________________________Address ____________________________________City________________State________Zip _________3. Mail to: Circulation Dept.National Hardwood MagazineP.O. Box 34908, Memphis, TN 38184-0908PHONE 901-372-8280 FAX: 901-373-6180E-MAIL: circ@millerpublishing.com4. Please allow six weeks for change to take effect.P.O. Box 1688Augusta, GA 30903(706) 724-22531-800-241-3370FAX: 1-800-673-3720Charles “Lindy” Markland, Vice-chairman; Bob Moore, Chairman ofthe Board/CEO; and Dave Redmond, President/COOWith Highland?No surprises...just getting it right order after order!We offer fine Appalachian Northern andSouthern Hardwood lumber in most species,green or kiln dried, to customers throughoutNorth America and other countries. Our mainfunction is providing quality lumber with a focuson service and commitment to our customersand suppliers.The relationship we have built with our presentcustomers and suppliers has helped our first 20years of being in business truly enjoyable andrewarding. We are confidently looking forwardto our next 20 years.Hugh PickettSalesRobbie ParrottSalesBrad MerrySalesMike FlemingSalesTyler CarterHighland InternationalMarketing & DevelopmentSingaporeJUNE/2008 25


Holt & Bugbee Expands Sales Force,Targets High-End ProductsBY M.A. WALLACETewksbury, Mass.– Lumber industry entrepreneur John Cutter knew a thing or two aboutinternational networking in 1825 when he supplied a New England ship captain with blocks of ice inexchange for transporting South American Mahogany logs back for rough cutting at Cutter’sCharlestown, Mass., sawmill. Soon after, the company Cutter founded was renamed for his son-in-law,Stephen Holt, and business associate John Bugbee.Company headquarters shifted toTewksbury in 1967 to better serve a growingcustomer base. Holt & Bugbee Co.added a second location in Mt. Braddock,Pa., in 1994 and a third operation inBoyertown, Pa., in 1999.Holt & Bugbee Co. hasconvenient access toNorthern Appalachian Hardwoodsand an ideal location(less than an hour fromPhiladelphia) for serving customersin the mid-Atlanticregion.Fast forward five generationsand many industrychanges and today Holt &Bugbee Co. does businesscoast-to-coast and around theworld. The company keeps 195 employeesbusy through 40-hour weeks at allthree locations, with 135 of the staff locatedin the home office.“Operating as distribution yards withhigh-end millwork services is the bestway for us to fulfill orders from our primarycustomer base,” said Phillip Pierce,Holt & Bugbee’s president. “Timely supplyand delivery of smaller specialtyorders defines the future for us as a distributioncompany in the lumber industry.”Doing business by phone and the❝ Timely supply and deliveryof smaller specialty ordersdefines the future for us as adistribution companyin the lumber industry. ❞Internet is a growing necessity for viablebusinesses. Nevertheless, company presidentPhillip Pierce also maintains face-tofacetransactions continue to be an importantfeature of Holt & Bugbee’s workingoperation. More than half of the company’s22 sales persons conduct businesson-the-road. The company’s domestictrading area includes the New York/NewEngland and Mid-Atlantic areas intoOhio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and WestVirginia. Two of the company’s six lumberbuyers are on the road purchasingrough green timber from sawmillsthroughout the mid-Atlantic. Holt &Bugbee’s web site boasts that the companyoffers some of the finest Cherry lumberin the world.In addition to Cherry, Holt & BugbeePhillip Pierce, President of Holt & Bugbeeoffers a broad array of domesticHardwood species, which include Alder,Ash, Aspen, Basswood, Birch, Butternut,Hickory, Hard and Soft Maple, Red andWhite Oak, Poplar and Walnut.Additionally, the firm offers softwoodspecies that includecypress, eastern whitepine, fir and aromaticcedars.“We purchase fromNew England andAppalachian producers -some of them we havebeen dealing with formany years,” said Pierce.Holt & Bugbee offersthe imported Hardwoodspecies of Spanish Cedar,European Beech, Baltic Birch, Jatoba,African Mahogany, Genuine Mahogany,Sapele, Teak and Utile. “We offer gradesof No. 1 Common and Better in widths of4/4 through 12/4,” said Pierce, who notedconsiderable demand for domesticHardwoods, including White Oak inEurope, Near East and Far East.Approximately 25 million board feet oflumber passes through Holt & Bugbee’sfacilities and distribution yards in a year’stime. Truckload lots are brought to theTewksbury or Mt. Braddock facilities26 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


The Delle Vedove catalytic UV primer and profile sander can process up to 20,000 linealfeet per day.Holt & Bugbee Co., headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass., has provided NorthernAppalachian Hardwoods to its customers across the globe for over five generations.The Weinig Raimann rip saw can be programmed to handle up to 10 width sorts.Moulder heads are prepared to run thousands of custom profiles on 8 Weinigmoulders.where the lots are stacked with kiln sticks between eachcourse of lumber and either air dried or kiln-dried in any of15 kilns – nine at the Tewksbury site, six at the Mt. Braddocklocation. Lumber is kiln-dried to six to eight percent moisturecontent. Following inspection, lumber is sorted on an automatedgrading station according to customers’ specifications.Equipment used at the company’s locations includes:Sanborn and Pendu stackers; Sanborn and Reckart gradingstations; Irvington Moore, Kilntec and American Wood Dryerskilns; a SII pre-dryer, Weinig moulders, Pinheiro, Newman andYates planers, Mereen-Johnson, Pinheiro and Weinig Raimann ripsaws, McDonough resaw, Delle Vedove UV primer and profilesander; and Challoner double-end tenoner.Approximately 35 percent of Holt & Bugbee’s lumber is sold askiln-dried rough, with another 65 percent receiving surfacing andAnnually, H&B dries about 20 million board feet through 15 kilns located in the Tewksbury, Mass.and Mt. Braddock, Pa. facilities.ripping at the company’s finishing mills. A great deal of this materialis processed through the moulders into a wide range of products,from bases and casings, chair rails, crown moulding, panelmouldings, picture frames and more. “We have one customer whoturns mouldings into wooden crosses,” Pierce noted. MouldingPlease turn to page 63JUNE/2008 27


Cardwell Lumber Inc.Quality Stays True Through Three GenerationsMembers of the Cardwell family include: Lesa Noe; Jeff Morrow; Marilyn Cardwell; Leroy Cardwell; TonyCardwell; and Mark Cardwell.BY GARY MILLERNovelty, Mo.— From very humble beginnings, Cardwell Lumber Inc. hasgrown to where today they have a sawmill and a stave mill both here and in New London,Mo. The firm also has a Hardwood lumber concentration yard with dry kilns in JeffersonCity, Mo., called Cardwell Hardwoods.The company traces its roots back toWilliam Junior Cardwell, a farmer whopurchased one of the first chainsaws in1952. Leroy Cardwell, Junior’s son andpresent day owner of Cardwell LumberInc., said his father cut his first stave boltsin 1954, and not long after that he starteda sawmill.“During my father’s era in the stave andlumber business, nobody knew what achainsaw was around this part of thecountry,” Leroy said. “Everybody used acrosscut saw. Back then, there wasn’t anygrade lumber purposely made at my dad’ssawmill operation. Everything was justcut to various farmers’ orders for fences,barns or whatever they needed.”Staves, which are individual wood stripsthat form the sides of barrels, were mainlycut from the bottoms of trees, leaving agood portion of the log unused. By 1958,Junior Cardwell decided to establish asawmill that would process into lumbermost of each log his company obtained.“I think dad paid $250 for his firstsawmill,” Leroy said. “My father, hisneighbor, Chuck Hicks, and I ran thesawmill. Several years later, Hicks and Ibought the sawmill from dad and I gavehim $250 for it. My father is one of thefew people in the lumber industry that Iknow that never lost any money in thesawmill business.”Cardwell and Hicks relocated the millfrom his father’s property, and leased theland in Novelty, Mo., where CardwellLumber Inc. is situated today. Both menrenamed the company C & H ForestProducts, and they operated a manualCorley mill. The firm continued to grow,adding 12 employees and one deliverytruck.However, in 1969, Hicks decided to sellhis part of the company to LeroyCardwell. “I incorporated my sawmillbusiness in 1973, and it’s been calledCardwell Lumber Inc. ever since,” hesaid.Today, Cardwell Lumber Inc. has morethan 100 employees counting all three ofits locations, and it is indeed a familyenterprise.Leroy said he no longer tackles physicalwork at his company, but he still overseesday-to-day operations at his stave mill andsawmill facilities. He continues to sellstaves to repeat customers. “I am the onewho signs my name to the note wheneverwe need to buy more things around here,whether it be new equipment, land ormaterials to construct another buildinghere,” Leroy explained.Mark Cardwell, one of Leroy’s sons,handles green lumber sales and managesthe Novelty location. In addition, hePlease turn to page 6128 Hardwoods Have Workability


Johnny Craggs handles shipping and helps load trucks.Joe Shahan is the mill manager at Cardwell Lumber Inc.’s New London, Mo.,operation.This large Appalachian log is being manufactured into lumber bya 62-inch McDonough band mill with a Corley carriage.Leland Klocke operates the log loaders and manages the log yard for Cardwell Lumber Inc.’s Novelty, Mo.,facility.This is a view of the green chain at Cardwell Lumber Inc.’s Novelty, Mo., sawmill operation.At Cardwell Hardwoods’ lumberyard with dry kilns in Jefferson City, Mo.,their Hardwood lumber is sold on the wholesale and retail level. These lumberracks hold different species of Appalachian Hardwood lumber for the retailside of their business.This is a view of the office building at Cardwell Hardwoods’ Jefferson City, Mo., Hardwood lumberconcentration yard.JUNE/2008 29


New Facility Brings Growth ForBingamanBY PAUL MILLER JR.Clarendon, Pa.— The rapid growth of the lumberyard here sinceBingaman & Son Lumber Inc. purchased it in 1994 has surprised many at thecompany.Some 15 years ago, the facility, then owned by BruceDunn of W.B. Dunn Lumber Co., had just four employees,a kiln drying capacity of 75,000 board feet and a lumberinventory of 300,000 board feet. Maurice Bennett, generalmanager of the Clarendon Division, said workers did mostlumber handling by hand.Bennett said Max Bingaman, owner of Bingaman & Son,had no room to expand operations at the firm’s other lumberyardin Kreamer, Pa., when Dunn decided to sell hisplant. “Max had been buying quality kiln-dried Cherry,Hard Maple and Red Oak from Bruce for over 25 years, andwanted to retain this supply of lumber for his customers,”he said. “Plus, it was in a good geographic location. It wasjust a natural fit.”Bennett added, “One of the reasons that Max was interestedin buying this yard is because it is located in theAllegheny National Forest, which has the finest BlackCherry available anywhere in the world. Because of the climatein northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern NewYork, the color of the Hard Maple in this region is desiredby our customer base.”Today, the 12-acre facility has 42 employees on twoshifts, and boasts a kiln drying capacity of 420,000 boardfeet per charge, thanks to the addition of six AmericanWood Dryers dry kilns. Other additions to the Clarendonyard include automated grading and stacking operations,and a dry line.Bingaman & Son also utilizes a 240,000-board-foot fandrying shed during the summer months in Clarendon tomaintain excellent color in white woods such as Hard andSoft Maple. Scott Shaffer, vice president of yard operations,said, “The lumber is in the shed for about eight days, andthen goes directly into the dry kilns. It helps us dry Hardand Soft Maple much whiter than we could without it.”Please turn to page 58Key executives at Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc. include Chris Bingaman, vice president of sales and marketing; Dean Heintzelman, executive vice president; and MaxBingaman, president.30 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


Maurice Bennett is general manager of the Clarendon Division.Bingaman & Son has a 240,000-board-foot fan drying shed to maintain excellentcolor in white woods during the summer months.Lumber inspector Michael Brant helps maintain the quality of Bingaman & Son’sAppalachian Hardwoods.Three of the Bingaman & Son’s dry kilns are pictured. The Clarendon locationboasts over 3 million board feet of kiln- and air-dried lumber inventory.The company recently added a 30,500-square-foot steel building to install a green lineand sticking line.JUNE/2008 31


KFIA Celebrates Service To IndustryBY GARY MILLERCovington, Ky.– Thethree-day annual meeting of the Kentucky ForestIndustries Association (KFIA) was recently held hereat the Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront.Among the presentations was a keynote address byTom Inman, president of Appalachian HardwoodManufacturers, Inc. (AHMI), who discussed theAppalachian Hardwood Verified Sustainable program.AHMI introduced the campaign in 2007 thatutilizes U.S. Forest Service Forest InventoryAssessment data to verify that the AHMI territory issustainable.He said the AHMI boundary includes 344 countiesin 12 states in the eastern U.S. and USFS data showsgrowth to removal at 2.29 to 1. The research proves2.29 cubic feet of Hardwood lumber growth is occur-Grant Willnow, U•C Coatings Corp., Buffalo, N.Y.; Pete Green, Beard Hardwoods, Moss, Tenn.;Brandon Koetter, Koetter Woodworking Inc., Borden, Ind.; and Mike Ray, U•C Coatings Corp.Please turn to page 58Toto Robinson and Jack Grace, Robinson Lumber Co., New Orleans, La.Larry Randall, Better Built Dry Kilns Inc., Villa Hills, Ky.; Toto Robinson, RobinsonLumber Co., New Orleans, La.; and Alex Lewin and Chris Randall, Better Built DryKilns Inc.Danny and Rebekah Arnold, Little River Lumber Co. LLC, Hickory, N.C.; SteveParker, Woodcraft Industries, Bowling Green, Ky.; and Robert Elwell Jr., WoodcraftIndustries, Greenville, Pa.Dennis Rayber, Tiger Wood Co., Dundee, Ohio; Marty Cope, Associated HardwoodsInc., Granite Falls, N.C.; Frank Colyer, Tiger Wood Co.; and Larry Johnson and ClarkBoyer, Pine Mountain Hardwood Lumber Co., Whitesburg, Ky.(Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the KFIA meeting, a hospitality suite was hosted by Robinson Lumber Co., New Orleans, La., andVan Meter Insurance, Bowling Green, Ky. The first seven photos accompanying this article were captured at the hospitality suite.)32 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


Casey and Tony Goodman, C.B. Goodman & Sons Lumber Inc., Hickory, Ky.; MikeThomas, TS Manufacturing, Milton, Fla.; and Troy Jamieson, Somerset Wood ProductsInc., Somerset, Ky.Gary Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, Tenn.; Mike White, HaroldWhite Lumber Inc., Morehead, Ky.; and Tom Imm, Pine Mountain Hardwood LumberCo., Whitesburg, Ky.Jim Burris, Fred Boeninger and Ken Morris, Corley Manufacturing Co., Chattanooga,Tenn.Kevin Corder, AWMV Industrial Wood Products, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Gary Moore,Wood-Mizer Blades, Indianapolis, Ind.Rob McCarthy, Industrial Timber & Lumber Corp., Beachwood, Ohio; CrystalOldham, Hardwood Forest Foundation, Memphis, Tenn.; and Skip Holmes, Thomas &Proetz Lumber Co., St. Louis, Mo.Thom Brown, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, N.C.Dennis Davis, Diamond Forest Resources, Morehead, Ky.; Dennis Adkins, ClearcreekHardwoods, Grayson, Ky.; and Wendell McClurg, Diamond Forest Resources,Clearfield, Ky.Sharon Gilpatrick, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co., Philadelphia,Pa.; and Richard Pumphrey, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co., OliverSprings, Tenn.Ray Shepard, Oaks Unlimited, Waynesville, N.C.; Ken Jacobson, Uniwood Inc.,Greensboro, N.C.; Whit Whitmire, USNR, Waynesville, N.C.; and Dale Bradicich,USNR, Salvisa, Ky.Bob Zandi, Baillie Lumber Co., Leitchfield, Ky.; Monte Pope, ISK Biocides Inc.,Memphis, Tenn.; Welby and Lee Neal, Neal Lumber Co., Albany, Ky.; and JoeClendenin, Baillie Lumber Co.Additional photos on page 50JUNE/2008 33


Thousands Flock To NWFA ExpoFort Lauderdale, Fla. –The NWFA’s 2008 Education Conference and WoodFlooring Expo was held here recently. The showattracted just over 3,400 attendees from throughoutthe world, with 307 companies filling 577 exhibitbooths.NWFA executive director and chief executive officer,Ed Korczak, said that attendance at the show wasdown slightly from last year, which was expecteddue to the downturn in the wood flooring industry.“Although the industry is down between 15 to 20percent, we were pleasantly surprised that our attendancethis year was down less than 100 people from2007,” said Korczak. “In fact, the entire focus of theeducation conference focused on surviving in a downmarket. Those companies who can make the adjustmentsnow to survive the downturn will be wellpoised when the industry turns around.”On the trade show floor, demonstrations includedMoisture Barriers, Unique Finishes, Stairs &Please turn to page 56BY GARY MILLERDavid and Erin Graf, Graf Bros. Flooring Inc., South Shore, Ky.; Beth Burton, Canterbury Flooring,Mocksville, N.C.; and Tom Worrell, E.C.F. Supply, Miami, Fla.Scott Rossi, American Hardwood Industries, Cromwell, Conn.; Diane Beauchamp,Northern Hardwoods, South Range, Mich.; Roger Barber, Graham Lumber Co.,Linden, Tenn.; and Randy Flament, Emporium Hardwoods Inc., Emporium, Pa.Mike Gurley, Taylor Lumber Inc., McDermott, Ohio; Scott Taylor, MacGregor GroupLLC, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Terri Lemon and Tom Graf, Taylor Lumber Inc.Randy Akers, Steven Gutsch, Gary Zander, Woody Phelps, Gary Ort, Todd Braun, RobQuilliam, and Nick Larson, Aacer Flooring LLC, Peshtigo, Wis.Diane Pevy, Amy Rineck and Damon Graf, Shamrock Plank Flooring, Memphis, Tenn.34 Hardwoods Have Versatility


Don Meyer, Baillie Lumber Co., Hamburg, N.Y.; and Don Conner, Mullican Flooring,Johnson City, Tenn.Jim Fikes, Linda Wright and Bill Buchanan, Buchanan Hardwood Flooring Co. LLC,Aliceville, Ala.Tim Elbers, Progressive Solutions Inc., Reese, Mich.Warren Spradlin and Jason Delves, BLC Hardwood Flooring, Macon, Ga.; and CraigMiller, Battle Lumber Co. Inc., Wadley, Ga.John Clark, Kitchens Bros. Manufacturing Co., Hazlehurst, Miss.; Michael Snow,AHEC, Washington, D.C.; and Gary Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis,Tenn.Terry Pate, Dean Hardwoods Inc., Leland, N.C.; Eli Uminer, One of A Kind Flooring,Brookhaven, N.Y.; and Chad Smith and Chuck Dean, Dean Hardwoods Inc.Keith Hovey and Ronald Hendricks, Springcreek Flooring by North Pacific, WestPlains, Mo.Steve Bunch and Darwin Murray, Springcreek Flooring by North Pacific, West Plains,Mo.Jaime Flynn and Rick Barrett, Midwest Hardwood Corp., Maple Grove, Minn.Bobby Cloer, Brad Bradley, Kevin Cloer, and Roland Weaver, Oakcrest Lumber &Flooring, Buena Vista, Ga.Additional photos on next pageJUNE/2008 35


NWFA PHOTOS - ContinuedHugh Overmyer and Pat Philen, AHI Linden Lumber LLC, Linden, Ala.Mick Paul, Austwood Australia PTY Ltd., Tamworth, Australia; Mark Hayes,Weyerhaeuser, Federal Way, Wash.; and Gary Janelle, Weyerhaeuser, St. Matthews,S.C.Ken Hillemeier and Bruce Rafferty, Rex Lumber Co. Inc., South Windsor, Conn.; andRalph Bartles, Graf Bros. Flooring, South Shore, Ky.Richard Hook and Dino Bettamin, B.C. Hardwood Floor Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.; andRick Goodin, Lebanon Oak Flooring Co., Lebanon, Ky.John Troendle, Crescent Hardwood Supply, Harahan, La.; and Tom McMillan, SteveStoufflet and Toto Robinson, Robinson Lumber & Flooring, New Orleans, La.Wayne Daniel and Rose Mary Laster, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc., Monticello,Ark.Keith Cudmore, Metropolitan Hardwood Floors Inc., Kent, Wash.; Dick Hedrick and,Keith Waldrop, Somerset Hardwood Flooring, Somerset, Ky.; Tom Gormley, Advent-Guard Inc., Laval, Que.; and Harry Baker, Somerset Hardwood FlooringShayne Lachlan and Bob Engwirda, Moxon Timbers Inc., Winchester, Va.; Phil Nolin,Moxon Timbers Inc., Portland, Ore.; and Tony Moxon, Moxon Timbers Inc.,Winchester, Va.Gary Ort, Ted Lander and Rick Smrcka, Wolf River Lumber Inc., New London, Wis.Tim Finger, Great Lakes Custom Tool Manufacturing Inc., Peshtigo, Wis.; and JackShannon, J.T. Shannon Lumber Co./Shamrock Plank Flooring, Memphis, Tenn.36 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


NWFA PHOTOS - ContinuedGene Barnes and Phil Barnes, Barnes Bros. Hardwood Flooring, Hamburg, Ark.Richard Davis Jr. and Richard Davis, Caribbean Wood Products International,Savannah, Ga.Jim Duke, Chickasaw Brand Hardwood Flooring, Memphis, Tenn.Timm Locke, NWFA, Memphis, Tenn.; Keith Price, Northland Corp., Lexington, Tenn.;and Steve Stoufflet, Robinson Lumber & Flooring., New Orleans, La.William Parsons, Appalachian Lumber Co., Wilkesboro, N.C.; Josh Ellis and JudyHaines, Wood Plus Hardwood Flooring LLC, Galax, Va.; and Scotty Roten and WilliamChurch, Appalachian Lumber Co.Mike and Diana Gurley, Taylor Lumber Inc., McDermott, Ohio; Denny Morrow, BlackDiamond Stoneworks, San Clemente, Calif.; and Jean and Ron Vastine, Taylor LumberInc.Ray Shouman, Home Renovation Guide, Toronto, Ont.; and Dave Kazmierczak, GreatLake Veneers Inc., Marion, Wis.Brian Greenwell and Tressa Samdal, Mullican Flooring, Johnson City, Tenn.; MikeKnight, Mullican Flooring, Pawleys Island, S.C.; Rick Burchfield, Mullican Flooring,Norton, Va.; and Neil Winger, Mullican Flooring, Philadelphia, Pa.P.J. Hart and Grace Terpstra, Hardwood Federation, Washington, D.C.; and NickGeorgelis, Weaber Inc., Lebanon, Pa.Additional photos on page 51Griffin Augustin and Kevin Westerhaug, Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd., Castlegar,B.C.JUNE/2008 37


Penn-Sylvan Hosts Penn-YorkBY PAUL MILLER JR.Titusville, Pa.—Over 170 members of the Penn-YorkLumbermen’s Club recently attendeda meeting at the Cross Creek Resorthere. Penn-Sylvan International Inc.,headquartered in Spartansburg, Pa.,hosted the event, which includedcocktails and dinner.Wayne Koble, senior vice presidentand director of investments for PNCWealth Management, served as thekeynote speaker. Koble discussed theeconomy and investments.Officers serving the second of twoyearterms include Randy Flament,Emporium Hardwoods, president;Jay Reese, Penn-Sylvan InternationalInc., vice president; and Tom Johel,U•C Coatings Corp., secretary-treasurer.Guests were also allowed theopportunity to clay hunt. A golf tournamentat the resort wrapped up theevent. Jay Reese, who shot a 77, finishedwith the lowest gross, andMaury Bennett, who shot an 80 forthe day, finished with the secondPlease turn to page 55Marc Reese, Salem Hardwood Inc., Adamsville, Pa.; and Bill, Marie, Mike, Mitra and Jay Reese, Penn-Sylvan InternationalInc., Spartansburg, Pa.Jay Reese, Penn-Sylvan International Inc., Spartansburg, Pa.; Randy Flament,Emporium Hardwoods Inc., Emporium, Pa.; and Tom Johel, U•C Coatings Corp.,Buffalo, N.Y.Bill Reese, Penn-Sylvan International Inc., Spartansburg, Pa.; Michael Drusinsky,Industrial Timber & Lumber Corp., Beachwood, Ohio; and Jerry Puckley, SylvanHardwoods, Waterford, Pa.38 Hardwoods Have Workability


Eric Porter, Abenaki Timber Corp., Kingston, N.H.; Mike Reese, Penn-SylvanInternational Inc., Spartansburg, Pa.; Gary Hart, Colonial Millwork Ltd., Beverly,W.Va.; and Chuck Ward, Coastal Lumber Co., Buckhannon, W.Va.Greg and Julie Beers, Penn-Sylvan International Inc., Spartansburg, Pa.Marie Reese, Penn-Sylvan International Inc., Spartansburg, Pa.; Brandon Ferman,Meridien Hardwoods of PA Inc., Pittsfield, Pa.; Karen Burrow, Penn-SylvanInternational Inc.; Jean Desilets, C.A. Spencer Inc., Laval, Que.; and Mitra Reese,Penn-Sylvan International Inc.Brian Walsh, Cherry Forest Products, Guelph, Ont.; Mike Bartlett, Wesont LumberCo. Ltd., Burlington, Ont.; Gordon McIlvain, Alan McIlvain Co., Marcus Hook, Pa.;Larry and Ian Fulton, Fulton Forest Products, Shippenville, Pa.; and Dan Brownlee,Brownlee Lumber Inc., Brookville, Pa.Ron Jones, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Union City, Pa.; and Chris Snow and ChadMartin, PNC Bank, Erie, Pa.Chris Austin and Vicki Ferri, Satin Finish/Erie Flooring, West Lorne, Ont.; and TedRowe, Aurora Timberland, Bradford, Ont.Rod Bedow and Keysha Shafer, Blue Ox Lumber Co., Titusville, Pa.; and Milo Glancy,Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Union City, Pa.Additional photos on page 53Terry Hunter, Taylor-Ramsey Corp., Lynchburg, Va.; Scott Holley, Industrial Timber& Lumber Corp., Beachwood, Ohio; Marc Reese, Salem Hardwood Inc., Adamsville,Pa.; and Roger Feltner, Taylor-Ramsey Corp.JUNE/2008 39


Southwestern MembersMeet In VidaliaVidalia, La.— More than 100members and guests of the Southwestern HardwoodManufacturers Club recently met here for a meetingand dinner at the upscale Comfort Suites hotel.The annual crawfish boil was hosted by Terry andBruce Reynolds of Rives & Reynolds Lumber Co.,Louisville and Natchez, Miss.; John Jones of WardTimber Ltd., Linden, Texas; and Bobby Noland ofNoland Lumber Co., Gordo, Ala. Those attendingenjoyed eating the delicious boiled crawfish, potatoes,hush puppies and corn on the cob or steaks withall the trimmings.The round table discussion prior to the dinnerallowed club members to give their thoughts aboutcurrent business conditions and insight for the future.Attendees received plenty of information about thelumber markets in Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana,Texas, Alabama and Mississippi.One sawmill owner said flooring manufacturers andsawmills are losing money on flooring and lumberrespectively.“The information we received was not encouraging,but it was a great party,” he said. “We’re all lookingfor the Hardwood market to improve when the housingmarket gets better.”•PHOTOS BY MARK COFFEYToto Robinson, Robinson Lumber Co. Inc., New Orleans, La.; J.R. Johns, Armstrong Flooring,Jackson, Tenn.; Leigh Ann and Kirby Field, Kitchens Bros. Mfg. Co. Inc., Hazlehurst, Miss.; and RonnyCornelius, Steel City Lumber Co., Middleton, Tenn.Kim and Milton Garrett and William Browning, J.M. Jones Lumber Co. Inc., Natchez,Miss.Coby Crager, Al-Tom Forest Products Inc., Waynesboro, Miss.; Don Woodruff andRobert Taylor, Taylor Machine Works Inc., Louisville, Miss.; and Jerry Kelley, Al-TomForest Products Inc.Mike Parker, Anderson-Tully Co., Vicksburg, Miss.; Pete Johnson, Taylor MachineWorks Inc., Louisville, Miss.; and Roy James, Anderson-Tully Co.Jerry Hendrix, Ward Timber Co., Linden, Texas; Charlie Netterville, Fred NettervilleLumber Co. Inc., Woodville, Miss.; Leslie Rutland, Rutland Lumber Co. Inc., Collins,Miss.; and Jan Netterville, Fred Netterville Lumber Co. Inc.40 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


James Chadwick, Chadwick Timber Co., Silas, Ala.; Ricky Smith, Kelwood ProductsInc., Enterprise, Miss.; Alfred Loeg, Loeg Lumber Co., Slocum, Ala.; and Wood Holley,Wood Holley Lumber Co., Nanafalia, Ala.(Seated) Russell and John Kelly, PJ Lumber Co., Mobile, Ala.; (Standing) Jeff Kelly, PJLumber Co.; Jeff Cowley, USNR, Jacksonville, Fla.; Scott Wesberry, Fred NettervilleLumber Co. Inc., Woodville, Miss.; Jeff Lewis, Lewis Brothers Lumber Co. Inc.,Aliceville, Ala.; and Lynn Lamb, Hatchie River Lumber Co. Inc., Pocahontas, Tenn.Jimmy Hunt, Industrial Timber Inc., Spartanburg, S.C.; Ronnie Cornelius, Steel CityLumber Co., Middleton, Tenn.; and Mike Thomas, T.S. Manufacturing Co., Milton, Fla.Larry and Katy Wright, Hassell & Hughes Lumber Co. Inc., Collinwood, Tenn.; JerryBeauchamp and Angie Wisner, Fred Netterville Lumber Co. Inc., Woodville, Miss.Huntley Gooch, Anderson-Tully Co., Vicksburg, Miss.; Rob Young, Cole HardwoodInc., Logansport, Ind.; and Arnie Hogue, John and Amy Scott, Anderson-Tully Co.John Hamaker, Armstrong Wood Products, Warren, Ark.; and Mike Prisock and DonDavis, Rives & Reynolds Lumber Co. Inc., Natchez, Miss.Duncan Ferguson, Sawmill MD, Crestview, Fla.; William Browning, J.M. JonesLumber Co. Inc., Natchez, Miss.; Tommy Kelley, Al-Tom Forest Products Inc.,Waynesboro, Miss.; and George Prince, Rives & Reynolds Lumber Co. Inc., Natchez,Miss.Stan Morgan, Anderson-Tully Co., Vicksburg, Miss.; Colby Stewart, Main Street ForestProducts, Daphne, Ala.; and John Jones and Jerry Hendrix, Ward Timber Co. Inc.,Linden, TexasJUNE/2008 41


RALPH TAYLOR L5100 Sanderlin Ave., Suite 15100 Sanderlin Ave., Suite 16A Corley 17-degree slanted headrig with a Tyrone-Berry shotgun drive carriageis one of the newest additions at the sawmill.5/4 White Oak being graded on the green chain.Adam Taylor is standing in front of the company’s recentlyinstalled 80,000-board-foot capacity dry kiln in Clarendon,Ark.Tracy Herald Jeff Taylor Ralph TaylorFACILITIES:• 7’ band mill and resaw producing 20,000,000’ of lumber• Tie mill producing an additional 5,000,000’ of lumber• 4,000,000’ covered air drying capacity for Common & Better Red and WhiteOak lumber• 400,000’ fan shed capacity used only for soft Hardwoods• 400,000’ dry kiln capacity• 2,000,000’ dry storage capacity• manufacturing lumber, crossties & boardroad901-684-1400 FAEmail: RtlumbeEmail: Rtlumbe


LUMBER CO. INC.ite 1600, Memphis, TN 38117ite 1600, Memphis, TN 38117FAS Red Oak (right) and 1 Common Red Oak (left) stored in1.5 million BF dry storage facility and ready for promptshipment.All containers and trucks are loaded under cover.or Phil Taylor Adam Taylor Howell Cox(208-983-0977)John Taylor, Vice President and Mark Bueker, GeneralManager standing in front of a partial view of 1 Common &Better Red and White Oak under covered air drying sheds.LUMBER:• Red and White Oak• Ash• Cottonwood• Gum• Hackberry• Elm• Pecan• Sycamore• HickoryCelebrating our 41st year!AX: 901-684-1404umber@aol.comumber@aol.com


Speakers InformNew England ClubOf Market StatusBY ELISE BRATCHERFairlee, Vt.— Approximately 70members and guests recently convened here atLake Morey Resort during a meeting of theNew England Lumbermen’s Association.This event affords attendees an opportunity tonetwork and discuss various factors impactingthe lumber industry at this time. The daybegan with a business discussion moderatedby club president Jack Little.Guest speaker for the gathering was Paul F.Jannke, senior vice president of WoodProducts and Timber division of RISI, a leadingsource of independent economic analysisfor the global forest products industry.Thomas Walthousen, director of industry relationsfor the National Hardwood LumberAssociation, also made a presentation.•Rob Hill, Holt & Bugbee Co., Tewksbury, Mass; Jean Désilets, C.A. Spencer Inc., Laval,Que.; and Yves Lapointe, Prolam, Cap-Saint-Ignace, Que.Jean-Marc Gauvin, J.V. Lumber Inc., Laurier, Que.; Loren Voyer, ChamplainHardwoods Inc., Essex Junction, Vt.; Chris Breen, A. Johnson Co., Bristol, Vt.; andMartin Laroche, J.V. Lumber Inc.Jeff Hardy, Cersosimo Lumber Co., Brattleboro, Vt.; Bob Chase, Quabbin Timber Inc.,Rutland, Mass.; Eric Parenti, Cersosimo Lumber Co.; and Scott Ferland, BrattleboroKiln Drying, Brattleboro, Vt.Russ Shamblen, Premier Hardwood Products Inc., Jamesville, N.Y.; and Ernie Way andBob Cafiero, J & J Log & Lumber Corp., Dover Plains, N.Y.44 Hardwoods Have Versatility


Peter Miles, Northland Forest Products Inc., Kingston, N.H.; Paul Zylinsko, RexLumber Co., Acton, Mass.; Jeremy Jacquet, Caledonia Kiln Corp., St. Johnsbury, Vt.;and Greg Winnie, G.H. Evarts & Co. Inc., West Springfield, N.H.Cliff Clune, Clune Lumber Corp., Otego, N.Y.; Joe Cade, Windham Hardwood,Windham, N.H.; Dan Harrison, Cersosimo Lumber Co., Brattleboro, Vt.; and DaveWilliams, Champlain Hardwoods Inc., Essex Junction, Vt.Jean Désilets, C.A. Spencer Inc., Laval, Que.; Jack Little, Keiver-Willard LumberCorp., Newburyport, Mass.; and Rob Hill, Holt & Bugbee Co., Tewksbury, Mass.Daniel Lalonde, Renyco Inc., Thurso, Que.; Lorne Spalding, Topnotch, Sawyerville,Que.; and Dennis Keaton, Topnotch, Fryeburg, MaineYves Lapointe, Prolam, Cap-Saint-Ignace, Que.; Norman Legault, West CentralVermont Lumber Co., Brandon, Vt.; Dave Williams, Champlain Hardwoods Inc., EssexJunction, Vt.; and Chris Breen, A. Johnson Co., Bristol, Vt.Mathieu Perron, Placages Beaulac & Fils Inc., Daveluyville, Que.; Marco Guay,Clermond Hamel, Beauce, Que.; Roger Garland, Garland Lumber Co., North Conway,N.H.; and Joey Goudreau, J.M. Champeau Inc., Saint-Malo, Que.Alan Manchester, Manchester Lumber Inc., Johnson, Vt.; Norman Legault, WestCentral Vermont Lumber Co., Brandon, Vt.; and Phil Pierce, Holt & Bugbee Co.,Tewksbury, Mass.Eric Parenti, Cersosimo Lumber Co., Brattleboro, Vt.; Paul Lennon Sr., Lumbermen’sUnderwriting Alliance, Edison, N.J.; and Scott Ferland, Brattleboro Kiln Drying,Brattleboro, Vt.JUNE/2008 45


UpbeatOutlookPrevails At High PointHigh Point, N.C. – “It’s not all gloom and doom.” That’s the word from theshowrooms of the recently held High Point Furniture Market where the exhibitors whowere questioned gave the twice yearly event high marks for “very good commitments”from major retailers visiting the market.From the opening day, attendance at the High Point Market was comparable to lastyear’s totals, and several new products were introduced, creating a ‘buzz’ throughout theevent about the fresh items. Many of these products were designed and introduced due tothe anticipated shift in the market toward couples who are expected to purchase smallerhomes in the coming year, compared with recent years. The increase in foreclosures overthe past year is being credited with impacting the homebuying decisions of these coupleswho are expected to spend more cautiously on homes.Please turn to page 56Lane’s designs drew applause from market visitors. This Landscapemirror from the Country Living II Portsmouth Manor collection inburnished Walnut makes a nice focal point in any room.46 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


Inspired by 18th century cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, this design is from Royal Patina Furniture, a division of Sauder Woodworking of Archbold, Ohio. The bedroom group isconstructed of Mahogany.Black Cherry comprises this Bancroft armoire, which can double as anentertainment center. The recent High Point Market allowed manyexhibitors to feature furnishings with multiple uses.MacKenzie Dow’s new sideboard is handsome in Wild Black Cherry.JUNE/2008 47


New PresidentElected At SCMASavannah, Ga.–Harry Rogers, of Big River Cypress& Hardwoods Inc., Blountstown,Fla., was elected the new presidentof the Southern CypressManufacturers Association (SCMA)recently during the association’sAnnual Meeting at the HiltonSavannah DeSoto Hotel here. Thegathering also focused on marketingand promotional plans for 2008-09.Nancy Tuck, Gates Custom MillingInc., Gatesville, N.C., was electedthe new vice president.The Southern Cypress ManufacturersAssociation is a non-profit organizationwith 28 member companiesdedicated to the promotion ofCypress building products to tradeprofessionals and consumers. Formore information, visit SCMA’sWebsite at www.cypressinfo.org, orcall toll-free, 877-607-SCMA.•BY TERRY MILLERSam Homewood, Coastal Lumber Co., Weldon, N.C.; John Walker, Norcross Supply Co., Norcross, Ga.; andLinwood Truitt, Beasley Forest Products, Hazlehurst, Ga.Terry Wilson, Wilson Lumber Co. Inc., Memphis, Tenn.; Patricia Mitzke, MackeysFerry Sawmill Inc., Roper, N.C.; and Brian Meier, Kempfer Sawmill Inc., St.Cloud, Fla.Additional photos on page 52Skip Doty, A.P. Hubbard Lumber Corp., Greensboro, N.C.; Ernie Pyle, OntarioHardwood Co. Inc., Keysville, Va.; and Doug Brock, Sunshine State Cypress Inc.,Hosford, Fla.48 Hardwoods Have Workability


NHLA Graduates155th ClassMemphis, Tenn.—The National Hardwood LumberAssoc. (NHLA) Inspection School,headquartered here, recently awarded20 students as graduates of its 155 thclass. Graduates of the school will beemployed as Hardwood lumbergraders.Tom Hibdon of Craig Lumber Corp.in Collierville, Tenn., served as Masterof Ceremonies, while Rick Armstrongof Homer Gregory & Co. Inc. inMorehead, Ky., was the keynote speaker.Joe Hyrka of Sam Carey LumberCo. in Memphis, Tenn., presented theawards.“If previous years are any guide, somewill go on to management and ownershipin the industry, and one day sendtheir own employees or children to theschool,” said Rich Hascher, inspectionschool director.Nearly 7,000 students have graduatedfrom the NHLA Inspection Schoolsince its first class in 1948. It has beenlocated in Memphis since its inception.The 14-week course is offered twice ayear at the school’s facilities located atthe NHLA headquarters.During each 14-week course, studentsmemorize rules for grading Hardwoodlumber and learn how to apply them.These rules, which are set by theNHLA and updated on an ongoingbasis with member input, determine themonetary value for every load ofHardwood lumber graded. Studentsvisit nearby Hardwood lumber facilitiesas well as enjoy recreational activitiesin and around Memphis.“The NHLA rules are the internationallanguage of the Hardwood industry,”said Mark Barford, NHLA executivedirector. “These graduates now speakthat language.”Award winners in the 155 th graduating class of the NHLA Inspection School included: Eric Ludwig, L & NHardwoods Inc., Stratford, Wis., Westside Hardwood Club Award (Highest Board Run Average); Harrison ChaseArmstrong, Homer Gregory & Co. Inc., Morehead, Ky., Lumbermen’s Club of Memphis Leadership Award; DanielRyan Wolfe, Sardis, Miss., South Central Lumbermen’s Award (Best Attitude/Citizenship); Kade Joseph Hammes,Hammes Bros. Sawmill Inc., Ollie, Iowa, Howard Hanlon Award (Second Highest Overall Average); Stephen OmarNetherton, Chapel Millworks LLC, Cullman, Ala., J.P. Hamer Award (Most Improved Student); Tyson DavidRobbins, Selton, Mich., Willard Scholarship Award (Paid his own way, Attitude, Effort, Must have graduating scoreof 83 and Perfect Attendance); and Mark Aaron Hilyer, Ludlow, Pa., John Thomson Award (Highest OverallAverage).Graduates of the 155 th class included:Harrison Chase Armstrong; KhalilWalid Askoul; Brady Francois; JoshuaSeth Gibson; Lucas Dwayne Godwin;Kade Joseph Hammes; Mark AaronHilyer; Donnie Howard; Nathon N.Lissner; Eric Ludwig; Edward JamesMcMullen Jr.; Timothy AndrewNeislein; Stephen Omar Netherton;Curtis Elgin Renfroe; Tyson DavidRobbins; Carl W. Rogers; MatthewTimothy Schoenfeldt; Jeremy E.Spicer; Ryan Joseph Swanson; DanielRyan Wolfe; and Deirdre Kay Wright.NHLA, one of the world’s largest andoldest Hardwood industry associations,represents 1,600 companies and individualsthat produce, use and sell NorthAmerican Hardwood lumber, or provideequipment, supplies or services tothe Hardwood industry. It was foundedin 1898 to establish a uniform systemof grading rules for the measurementand inspection of Hardwood lumber.Since 1980, the association has beenheadquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Formore information, visit www.nhla.com.•JUNE/2008 49


KFIA PHOTOS - Continued from page 33Arkie Fouts, Paintsville Wood Products, Paintsville, Ky.; Melanie and Herby Hoskins,American Woodmark, Hazard, Ky.; and Tate and Matt Begley, Begley Lumber Co. Inc.,London, Ky.Greg Garrison, Moulding & Millwork Inc. Mfg., Jeffersonville, Ky.; Billy Hoskins, PineMountain Hardwood Lumber Co., Whitesburg, Ky.; and Skip Edwards, Baillie LumberCo., Hamburg, N.Y.Grant Willnow, U•C Coatings Corp., Buffalo, N.Y.; Rick Goodin, Lebanon OakFlooring, Lebanon, Ky.; Brandy Jones, Feldman Lumber Co. Inc., Lancaster, Ky.; andMike Ray, U•C Coatings Corp.Garry Bagby, OFS Brands, Leitchfield, Ky.; Deb Hawkinson, Hardwood Federation,Washington, D.C.; Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., HighPoint, N.C.; Mike Norris, West Tennessee Lumber Co., Adamsville, Tenn.; and BillyHoskins, Pine Mountain Hardwood Lumber Co., Whitesburg, Ky.Casey Goodman, C.B. Goodman & Sons Lumber Inc., Hickory, Ky.; Marc Shiels,Charles F. Shiels & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio; Bob Bauer, Kentucky Forest IndustriesAssoc., Frankfort, Ky.; and Tony Goodman, C.B. Goodman & Sons Lumber Inc.George Crawford, Somerset Wood Products Inc., Somerset, Ky.; Tom Inman,Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High Point, N.C.; and J.R. Johns,Armstrong Hardwood Flooring, Jackson, Tenn.Rick and Kathy Armstrong, Homer Gregory & Co. Inc., Morehead, Ky.; and LarryNorfleet, Somerset Wood Products Inc., Somerset, Ky.Howell White, Blue Grass Specialty Flooring/Mullican Flooring, Bowling Green, Ky.;Mark Speer, Cox Interior Supply, Campbellsville, Ky.; and Garry Jones, Kerr ForestLumber Products Inc., Bowling Green, Ky.Jerry Koetter, Koetter Woodworking Inc., Borden,Ind.; Larry Randall, Better Built Dry Kilns Inc., VillaHills, Ky.; and John Binegar, Hardwoods of Michigan,Clinton, Mich.Danny Flick, Kentucky Hardwood Lumber Co. Inc.,Somerset, Ky.; Paul Bradley, Burke-Parsons-Bowlby,Stanton, Ky.; and Jack Grace, Robinson Lumber Co.,New Orleans, La.Melinda Sosby, Kentucky Forest Industries Assoc.,Frankfort, Ky.; Dave Wills, Harold White LumberInc., Morehead, Ky.; and Michelle Brewer, KentuckyForest Industries Assoc.50 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


NWFA PHOTOS - Continued from page 37Alan Hagen, Besse Forest Products Group, Gladstone, Mich.; and Pat Bruce, BesseForest Products Group, Louisville, Ky.Steve Hill and Randy Rosandich, Hill Wood Products Inc., Cook, Minn.Donna Millard, McMinnville Manufacturing Co., McMinnville, Tenn.; and Terry A.Robbins, Ohio Valley Lumber Co., Piketon, OhioBill and Marc Bailey, and Tom Truitt, Bailco Hardwoods Inc., Hickory, N.CC.C. COOK & SON LUMBER CO., INC.6236 W. US Hwy. 40 Reelsville, IN 46171WE SPECIALIZE IN PREMIUM4/4 THRU 12/4 POPLARBand Sawn Indiana Hardwoods:• Red & White Oak• Hard & Soft Maple• Cherry • Poplar• Hickory • Ash• Beech • WalnutWe offer Kiln Dried or Green lumberPlease call (765) 672-4235 or Fax (765) 672-4600JUNE/2008 51


SCMA PHOTOS - Continued from page 48(Sale Lumber Co. is a division of North State Hardwoods, Inc.)Wilson Jones, Mackeys Ferry Sawmill Inc., Roper, N.C.; Brian Martin, Gates CustomMilling Inc., Gatesville, N.C.; Christopher Sackett, Prime Lumber Co., Thomasville,N.C.; and Mark Williams, Jerry G. Williams & Sons Inc., Smithfield, N.C.Scott Greene is the owner of North State Hardwoods, Inc. and is incharge of lumber sales.For our customers and others in need offine Appalachian Hardwood lumber we:• saw 20,000,000 board feet a year of fineHardwoods. We deal in wholesale lumber aswell.Chuck Harris, outgoing president, Custom Lumber Manufacturing, Dothan, Ala.;Nancy Tuck, Gates Custom Milling Inc., Gatesville, N.C.; and Harry Rogers, incomingpresident, Big River Cypress & Hardwoods Inc., Blountstown, Fla.• have 425,000 board feet per charge of dry kilncapacity and maintain approximately 1,000,000board feet in Hardwood inventory.• specialize in very white sap 1 Face Poplar in 4/4through 8/4 thicknesses. We also saw WhiteOak, Hickory, Red Oak, Cherry, Walnut and SoftMaple, manufactured primarily in 4/4 thicknesses.• also sell export grade veneer logs and sawlogs.• have a band resaw, ring debarker and a NewmanS382 planer that helps in processing our lumber.Seth and Charlie Netterville, Fred Netterville Lumber Co. Inc., Woodville, Miss.; andBrian Martin, Gates Custom Milling Inc., Gatesville, N.C.• have three company owned trucks to deliver yourlumber orders to you promptly.Call us when we can be of service!CONTACT INFORMATION:1461 Speedway RoadNorth Wilkesboro, NC 28659Tel: (336) 838-1117Cell: (336) 452-1614FAX: (336) 838-2117E-mail: scott@northstatehardwoods.comSALES: Scott GreenePhil West, Coastal Lumber Co., Weldon, N.C.; Rusty Logue, Battle Lumber Co. Inc.,Wadley, Ga.; Pem Jenkins, Turn Bull Lumber Co., Elizabethtown, N.C.; SheppardHaggerty, Williams Lumber Co. of N.C. Inc., Rocky Mount, N.C.; and Frank Vallot,Acadian Cypress and Hardwoods, Ponchatoula, La.52 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


PENN-YORK PHOTOS - Continued from page 39Nelson Ochs, Walter McIlvain Co., Leeper, Pa.; Jeff Scott and Richard Uria, IdustrialTimber & Lumber Corp., Beachwood, Ohio; and Chris Guth, Industrial Timber &Lumber Corp., Endeavor, Pa.Frank Mainolfi, Weston Premium Woods, Brampton, Ont.; Mike Bartlett, WesontLumber Ltd., Burlington, Ont.; Steve Briggs, SJS Hardwoods Inc., Emporium, Pa.; andTom Armentano, Siranni Hardwoods Inc., Painted Post, N.Y.Bill Tallyen, Emporium Hardwoods Inc., Emporium, Pa.; Brad Rose, CL ForestProducts, Spartansburg, Pa.; Greg Ochs, PW Hardwood, Brookville, Pa.; and DaveCurtis, PNC Bank, Erie, Pa.Noah Shetler, Shetler Lumber Co. Inc., Waterford, Pa.; Tom Gooch, AgChoice FarmCredit, Coudersport, Pa.; and Alain Poirier, Boa Franc, St-Georges, Que.Additional photos on next pageJUNE/2008 53


PENN-YORK PHOTOS - ContinuedT&S Hardwoods, Inc.P.O. Box 1233Milledgeville, GA 31059Phone: 478-454-3421FAX: 478-453-9002Darrell Mitcheltree, Mitcheltree Bros. Lumber, Pulaski, Pa.; Marvin Kauffman,Trumbull County Hardwoods, Middlefield, Ohio; and Nick Skudlarek, SalamancaLumber Co. Inc., Salamanca, N.Y.Www.tshardwoods.comMilledgeville, GA25 million annual production220M’ kiln capacitySalesRick Heeterrheeter@tshardwoods.comSylva, NC20 million annual production220M’ kiln capacitySalesBob Middletonbmiddleton@tshardwoods.com478-454-3417Sylvan Hardwoods, LLCMcRae, GASalesKen Hardyhardylumber@bellsouth.net706-373-3553Dale Hamiltondhamilton@tshardwoods.com478-454-3418Rhonda Harger and Laurel Miller, Penn-Sylvan International Inc., Spartansburg, Pa.;(standing) Randy Weed, Wilson Hardwoods, Titusville, Pa.; and Bob Mineo, Bingaman& Son Lumber Inc., Kreamer, Pa.Sales AdministrationLoretta Meekslmeeks@tshardwoods.com478-454-3421APPALACHIAN & SOUTHERN HARDWOODSASH, BASSWOOD, CHERRY, H&S MAPLE, POPLAR,RED OAK, WHITE OAK AND CYPRESSBrandon Ferman, Meridien Hardwoods of PA Inc., Pittsfield, Pa.; Paul Miller Jr.,National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, Tenn.; and Maurice Bennett, Bingaman &Son Lumber Inc., Clarendon, Pa.54 Hardwoods Have Versatility


PENN-YORK PHOTOS - ContinuedDave Sondel, U•C Coatings Corp., Buffalo, N.Y.; Tangi Rider, Taylor Lumber Inc.,McDermott, Ohio; and Mike Mallery, Wolverine Hardwoods Inc., Kane, Pa.Billy Aliff, Roanoke Forest Products Co. Inc., Roanoke, Va.; Lee Stitzinger, BWPHardwoods Inc., Brookville, Pa.; Gary Hart, Colonial Millwork Ltd., Beverly, W.Va.;Steve and Ron Jones, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Union City, Pa.; and JeffHerman, Tanner Lumber Co., Wilmore, Pa.PROVIDING DRY KILN MAINTENANCEAND REPAIR FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.Let us repair andmodernize your kilns.286 Bass Lane • McMinnville, TN 37110• Specializing in after-market repairs andservice for dry kilns and predryers• We apply silver and black coatings tokilns and predryers• We construct and install full lengthstainless or aluminum panel roof andwall systems• We construct and install doors andcarriers for kilns and predryers• We construct and install stainless orsteel heating coils• We install complete steam pipingsystems• We install power vent installations•Wetake down and relocate dry kilnsJon Ingersoll, Clear Lake Lumber Inc., Spartansburg, Pa.; Patrick Hennebicque,Bradford Forest Inc., Bradford, Pa.; and Bob Kelly, Coastal Lumber Co.,Charlottesville, Va.PENN-YORK MEETING - Continued from page 38lowest gross. Steve Jones, who shot a 72, finished with the lowestnet, and Jean Desilets, who finished with a 73, scored the secondlowest net.In other competitions, Jack Mannoyer made the longest drive.Ted Rowe scored the longest drive award for those 55 and over.Maury Bennett, Barry Yuhas, Steve Jones, Nick Skudlarek andGlen Gramelspacher all received closest to the pin prizes.Gordon McIlvain (39 points), Rob Matson (32 points) and JohnDetweiler (30 points) won the top awards during a clay pigeonshooting competition at The Busted Flush range.The next meeting of the Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club will beheld July 14 in Franklin, Pa. The host for the event will be RonJones Hardwood Sales Inc., headquartered in Union City, Pa.•Tommy StilesContact:Tommy Stiles at 931-668-8768Fax: 931-668-4565Cell Phone: 931-808-9214Email: kilnworkers@blomand.netJUNE/2008 55


MUELLER BROST i m b e r , I n c .HIGH POINT- Continued from page 46European designs and scale of product were among the hot topicsregarding this market’s case good products. New lines includedAlexander Julian for Vaughan-Bassett; Candice Olson, Revco;Newport Mansions, E.J. Victor; Ty Pennington, Howard Miller;William Randolph Hearst, Habersham; and Yellowstone OldHickory Furniture. Soft curves in furnishings were noticeable, suchas in the new pieces on display by P.A.M.A. Furniture. Kindelintroduced straighter lines and fluted posts of Louis XVI, whichalso worked in tandem with styles reminiscent of ancient Greekculture. French influences were obvious in several collections, suchas Les Marches by Marge Carson, Windhall from RiversEdge andBelle Meade Signature.Tracey Mueller, Log ProcurementSAW MILL AND TWIN BAND RESAWPLAIN SAWN ANDRIFT & QTR INRED OAK • WHITE OAKMANUFACTURERS OF:4/4 - 8/4 GRADE LUMBERSPECIALIZING IN:• WALNUT • COTTONWOOD• SYCAMORE • HICKORY• RED OAK • WHITE OAK• SOFT MAPLE • HARD MAPLE• ASH400,000’ DRY KILN CAPACITY1,000,000’ DRY STORAGEPLANERSTRAIGHT LINE RIPDOUBLE END TRIMEXPORT PACKAGINGCONTAINER LOADINGRandy MuellerSalesKevin MuellerMill ManagerGrooved sticks used on all whitewoods and White Oak.P.O. BOX 175OLD MONROE, MO 63369PHONE: 636-665-5193FAX: 636-665-5812E-mail: randy@muellerbros.comThis bold design with Red Oak is part of the new Sam Moore collection.Home office furniture primarily depicted a modern look, andmany debated whether this trend was denoting a niche market ortargeting younger consumers who will make such purchases in thenear future.Product pricing overall was up slightly, and although exhibitorsreportedly were ready to field negative comments about the pricingincreases, no such comments were forthcoming. One source notedthat buyers are apparently accepting the increases as a fact of life,given the ongoing market and economic challenges.Actress Jaclyn Smith debuted three collections, including TheLibrary, featuring Tuscan flavoring. She also served as the guestspeaker at the market’s ‘WithIt Educational Breakfast’ where shespoke on the topic of “Making Savvy Business Decisions WithoutSacrificing Your Values.”Martha Stewart took the stage in the High Point theatre to speakon the topic of home decorating and her design inspirations withinterior designer Stephen Sills. Her appearance at High Point wassponsored by the International Home Furnishings Center in cooperationwith High Point Market Authority.High Point Furniture Market’s attendance met previous goals asapproximately 85,000 visited the 12 million-square-foot venuewhere approximately 2,600 exhibitors displayed their products.The fall dates for market are set for Oct. 20-26.•NWFA MEETING - Continued from page 34Railings, Xtreme Makeover on a Budget, Moisture Testing &Acclimation and Floor Repairs: Boards & Finish.NFL Hall of Fame player and coach Don Shula was the keynote56 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


NWFA MEETING - Continuedspeaker. Shula signed autographs for thecrowd following his presentation on“How to Get Maximum Performancefrom Your Team.”Neil Moss was presented the NWFAIndustry Leadership award. Moss is withArmstrong Hardwood Floors inLancaster, Pa. Moss was instrumental inhelping to develop and write the NWFA’sInstallation Guidelines and TechnicalManuals, and also was a frequent instructorat the NWFA’s technical trainingschools. Moss also served on the NWFAboard of directors and volunteered toserve on various NWFA committeesthroughout the years. Moss’ long-timefriend, Don Conner with MullicanFlooring in Johnson City, Tennessee,accepted the award on behalf of Moss,who was unable to attend the ceremony.The NWFA also announced its 2008Golden Mallet award recipients during itsrecent convention. NWFA Golden Malletawards are presented to individuals whorecruit four or more association membersduring a given year. Once a member hasachieved Golden Mallet status, additionalawards are presented for each year inwhich two additional members arerecruited.During the past year, two NWFA membersachieved Golden Mallet status. Theyinclude Dan Blake with All FlooringInspections/The Claims Advisor, Inc. inHoschton, Ga., and John Dailey withMidwest Restoration and InspectionService in Wheaton, Ill.The recruitment efforts of these andother members have helped the NWFA tocontinue its strong growth since the associationwas founded in 1985 with just 180members. Currently, the NWFA boastsmore than 4,200 member companies in all50 of the United States, as well as 54countries throughout the world.The NWFA also announced its 2008board of directors during the convention.The board’s officers are: KenSchumacher, chairman, Schumacher &Co., Newport, Ky.; Rick Holden, vicechairman, Derr Flooring Co., WillowGrove, Pa.; Neil Poland, treasurer,Mullican Flooring, Johnson City, Tenn.;and Don Finkell, secretary, AndersonHardwood Floors, Clinton, S.C. Theboard’s directors are: Joe Audino, RodeBros. Floors, Las Vegas, Nev.; TomAnstett, Powernall Co., Lake Zurich, Ill.;Dewevai Buchanan, Mohawk Industries,Dalton, Ga.; Jeff Fairbanks, Palo DuroHardwoods, Denver, Colo.; David Graf,Graf Brothers Flooring, South Shore, Ky.;Jim Gray, Floor Style Products, Hastings,Mich.; Leonard Hall, Endurance FloorCo., Miami, Fla.; John Lessick, ApexWood Floors, Downers Grove, Ill.; SpriggLynn, Universal Floors, Washington,D.C.; Glen Miller, VBA-B AmericaCanada, Etobicoke, Ont.; Kevin Mullany,Benchmark Wood Floors, Albuquerque,N.M.; and Sam Smith, KoetterWoodworking, Borden, Ind.Plans are underway for the NWFA’s2009 Convention to be held April 29 –May 2 in Long Beach, Calif.The National Wood FlooringAssociation is a non-profit trade organization,with more than 4,200 membersworld-wide, dedicated to educating con-Please turn the pageHardwood lumber solutionsthat won’t leave you hanging.Since 1952, we have been committed to providing the finest premiumAppalachian hardwoods to customers throughout the United States andaround the world. We’ve grown from a single distribution facility to a familyof forest products companies that processes, distributes and exports morethan 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 blanks5596 Riverview RoadMableton, GA 30126800.476.5393 • 404.792.2290www.hardwoodweb.com11701 McCord RoadHuntersville, NC 28078800.248.4393 • 704.875.6587JUNE/2008 57


NWFA MEETING - Continuedsumers, architects, designers, specifiersand builders in the uses and benefits ofwood flooring. NWFA members receivethe best in educational training, benefits,technical resources and networking, toadvance their professionalism and success.The NWFA is located at 111Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard,Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contactedat 1-800-422-4556 (USA), 1-800-848-8824 (Canada), 1-636-519-9663(local and international), or on-line atwww.nwfa.org.•KFIA MEETING - Continued from page 32ring in the region for every cubic foot ofharvest.“We are finding that wood manufacturerswant to use a green resource, one thatMANUFACTURING OVER 18 MILLION BF OF QUALITY BAND SAWNNORTHERN APPALACHIAN HARDWOODS GREEN/KILN DRIEDRed Oak • White Oak • Cherry • Soft MaplePoplar • White Ash • Hard Maple • WalnutMIXED TL’S, PACKAGE TALLIED • CONSISTENT COLOR & TEXTURES2S, EXPORT PACKAGED • CONTAINER LOADINGLUMBER MEASURED & INSPECTED AFTER KILN DRYINGSTRAIGHT LINE RIPPING2240 SHERMANS VALLEY ROADELLIOTTSBURG, PA 17024PHONE 717-582-4122 FAX 717-582-7438E-mail: sales@tuscarorahardwoods.comcan be shown to be sustainable,” Inmansaid. “This program does that using theU.S. Department of Agriculture data, theonly source of growth and removal informationavailable.”Dozens of furniture, cabinet and flooringmanufacturers are accepting the program,including the American HomeFurnishings Alliance, which recently recognizedAHMI Verified Sustainable as aviable lumber resource in its SustainableBy Design environmental effort.AHMI has more than 80 member companiesparticipating in the program and theyprovide customers with certificates andletters with each delivery of lumber. Theassociation is based in High Point, N.C.,Also the KFIA board of directors hasrecently developed a sustainability statementand cover letter that basically statesfacts and measures being taken inKentucky that prove that their forests arebeing sustainably managed for future generations.KFIA officers were also electedfor 2008 at this meeting and theFellowship of Christian Lumbermen hosteda prayer meeting.KFIA President Rick Goodin, ofLebanon Oak Flooring Co., Lebanon,Tenn., opened the association’s generalsession with a welcoming address.Among other presenters at this functionincluded: Deborah Hawkinson, executivedirector, Hardwood Federation, who outlinedlegislative initiatives and nationalissues impacting the lumber industry; andLisa Stocker, director community outreachand government affairs, SustainableForestry Initiative Inc., who addressed theways in which these initiatives she representsrelate to the wood products industry.KFIA is the state association forHardwood interests. Membership consistsof primary/secondary manufacturers,wholesalers, suppliers, loggers, contractors,landowners, service firms and associatemembers.•BINGAMAN - Continued from page 30Shaffer added that the company alsorecently built a 30,500-square-foot steelbuilding on the premises with plans toinstall a green line and sticking line in thefuture. Bingaman & Son uses fluted stickson all white woods.Shaffer said Bennett has added to theoverall success of the Clarendon Division.“Maurice brought a lot of woodworkingknowledge,” he said. “He has challengedemployees to grow outside of their ownexpected potential. His leadership abilities58 Hardwoods Have Workability


BINGAMAN - Continuedhave been a key factor to this location.”Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc. manufactureskiln-dried Appalachian Hardwoodlumber, strips, and dimension for distributionyards, furniture and cabinet manufacturersand small woodworking shops. Thecompany is comprised of two lumberyardsin Kreamer and Clarendon, Pa., andtwo sawmills, Pine Creek Lumber in MillHall, Pa., and St. Marys Lumber in St.Marys, Pa.The second generation company wasfounded in the early 1940s by Carson C.Bingaman, who originally began sellingAppalachian Hardwoods to anthracitecoal mining companies to shore up mineshafts. In 1956, Carson’s son, Max, joinedthe business, which incorporated in 1968.At that time, the firm employed three fulltimeworkers and some part-time help,and shipped 2.5 million board feet of lumbera year.Today, Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc.has approximately 250 employees, andships more than 40 million board feet oflumber annually. All of Bingaman’s facilitiesare located in the heart of theAppalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania,a region known worldwide for the colorand texture of its Hardwoods.In addition to quality, Bingaman & Sonis known for catering to its diverse customerbase. They have the ability to providequick shipments in an assortment ofspecies to customers using truckloads oras small as 500 board feet.“We’re very customer oriented,”Bennett said. “We have our own fleet of13 trucks, and when a load goes out, wemight have five or six different customers’orders on there as small as 500 feet. Oursales people may call at 2 p.m. and tell methat a customer needs a particular item bythe next day. We’ll get it right away, andput it on a truck the next morning so thatthey can deliver it that day.”Bennett added that the firm practicesJ.I.T. (just in time deliveries), and will“jump through hoops” to make sure a customeris satisfied.Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc. stocks alldomestic Hardwoods including Red andWhite Oak, Poplar, Cherry, Ash, Hard andSoft Maple, Birch, Hickory, Basswoodand Beech in 4/4 through 8/4 thicknesses,and handles some 10/4 and 12/4 Ash,Poplar and Cherry. Additionally, all ofBingaman’s locations are ForestStewardship Council (FSC) certifiedallowing the company to offer certifiedproducts.Please turn the pageBingaman & Son Lumber Inc., which is headquartered in Kreamer, Pa., has experienced rapid growth at its Clarendon,Pa., division.JUNE/2008 59


BINGAMAN - Continued annually, and maintains approximately 3million board feet of kiln- or air-driedThe Clarendon and Kreamer lumberyardseach have state-of-the-art lumberlumber inventory. The Kreamer Division,meanwhile, ships more than 30 millionhandling, drying, inspecting and processingequipment. The locations also offerboard feet of lumber per year. The firmhas 12 dry kilns in Kreamer, which carryspecial sorting for grade, widths and colora capacity of 800,000 board feet perwith quality control throughout the entirecharge and a 600,000 board foot predryer.drying and grading process. All kiln-driedThe Kreamer facility also recently completedan expansion project that willlumber is also re-graded to ensure customersreceive what was requested.increase its strips and dimension production.The Clarendon, Pa., location ships morethan 10 million board feet of lumberG.F. Hardwoods, Inc.“A Company You Can Depend On”9880 Clay County Hwy.Moss, TN 38575-6332Contact: 1-800-844-3944Jimmy Carr - Bobby CollinsFAX 1-931-258-3517Quality AppalachianHardwood LumberSpeciesServicesFacilities• Red Oak• Poplar• Hard Maple• White Oak• Ash• Cherry• Own Trucks• Cut 4/4through 8/4• Grade AfterKiln Drying• ComputerTally• 5 LengthSeparations• 600,000 B.F.Kiln Capacity• 500,000 B.F.PredryerCapacity• YatesAmericanPlanerE-mail: gfhardwoods@info-ed.com • Website: www.gfhardwoods.comBingaman & Son exports its productsthrough the ports in Baltimore, Md., andPhiladelphia, Pa. “About 40 percent ofour volume is exported in a wide range ofproducts including logs, lumber, stripsand cut-to-length dimension,” Shaffersaid. The firm’s BING label helps assurecustomers that they are receiving consistentquality in every product they order.Shaffer added that the company’s twosawmills, Pine Creek and St. Marys, manufacturearound 20 percent of the woodBingaman & Son needs for production,with the remainder purchased from surroundingsawmills. The two mills utilizelocally grown timber, modern manufacturingtechniques and proprietary informationsystems to provide a consistentproduct.The corporate officers of Bingaman &Son Lumber include Max Bingaman aspresident; Chris Bingaman as vice presidentof sales and marketing; and DeanHeintzelman as executive vice president.Besides Bennett and Shaffer, the leadershipgroup includes Brad Bingaman asdirector of domestic sales; JohnDunkelberger as director of sawmill operations;Tim Faust as vice president ofmanufacturing; Ritchie Heintzelman asdirector of maintenance; Scott Hurst aschief financial officer; Mike Meiser asdirector of lumber procurement; DaveWhitten as director of export sales; andMike Worrell as director of humanresources.Additionally, the company believes itssuccess is a direct result of the dedicatedemployees throughout it organization.That is why several years ago Bingamanbecame an Employee Stock OwnershipCompany (ESOP), making every fulltimeemployee a part owner.“Philosophically, it fit the owners’ view ofsharing success with their employees,”Shaffer said.Bingaman & Son Lumber is a memberof the National Hardwood LumberAssoc., Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club,Hardwood Manufacturers Assoc.,Keystone Kiln Dryers Assoc.,Pennsylvania Forest Products Assoc.,American Hardwood Export Council,Keystone Wood Products Assoc. and theWood Component Manufacturers Assoc.“‘Great finishes start here’ is our company’smotto, and our employees at everylocation work very hard to see that ourcustomers know it is more than just amotto, it’s a promise in which they canput their trust,” Shaffer said.60 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


BINGAMAN - ContinuedFor more information, contactBingaman & Son Lumber Inc. at 570-374-1108; visit the newly redesigned Website at www.bingamanlumber.com, ore-mail info@bingamanlumber.com.•CARDWELL - Continued from page 28helped build two of the company’s stavemills, and oversees trucking and laborissues, such as workman’s compensationand insurance.“I have my fingers in most of the operationsthat go on here,” Mark said. “Wehave a very good maintenance crew thathelps me build a lot of our stave and/orsawmill equipment that is utilized at ourfacilities. Many people may not know thata stave mill is a very specialized endeavor,and it was necessary for myself and someof my co-workers to build some of theequipment operating in it to meet certainspecifications.”Mark noted that he meets regularly withhis brother, Tony Cardwell, who managesthe company’s Jefferson City Hardwoodlumber concentration yard, as well as JoeShahan, who is the mill manager in NewLondon, Mo.In addition to managing the JeffersonCity operation, Tony Cardwell handleskiln dried lumber sales. Tony’s divisionwith Cardwell Hardwoods sells 4/4through 8/4 thicknesses of Hardwoodlumber such as Red and White Oak,Walnut, Hard and Soft Maple and Hickorythat is sold green or kiln dried.Sometimes, he visits customers in person,but since he manages his family’sHardwood concentration yard, he oftencommunicates with them by phone, faxand/or by e-mail.“We want to develop long-term relationshipswith good customers,” Tony said.“Even though we’re just now getting theball rolling on the dry lumber portion ofour business, we know what we’re doing,and we process and sell qualityAppalachian Hardwood lumber on thewholesale and retail level at our yard inJefferson City.”Leroy’s wife, Marilyn, and his daughter,Lesa Noe, also work at Cardwell Lumber.Marilyn’s responsibilities include secretarialwork and handling most of thepaperwork related to the export of staves.Lesa co-owns Cardwell’s trucking companythat is called Cardwell & Noe LLC,and she manages the firm’s fleet of 15trucks and the truck drivers. Leroy’s stepson,Jeff Morrow, works as a lumber graderat the firm’s Novelty, Mo., sawmilloperation.Leroy Cardwell mentioned that he andhis family members consider everyemployee critical to the success of thecompany.Leroy said, “Without a doubt the biggestreason for the success of my company isthe great people we work with here. Manyof our employees have been with us forover 35 years.”Besides the members of the Cardwellfamily, key employees include: JohnnyCraggs, who handles shipping and helpsload trucks; Carol Easley, office manager;Leland Klocke, who operates the loadersand manages the log yard; Eddie Wever isthe head sawyer; and Tom Mason and EdPflum buy veneer logs and saw logs forCardwell Lumber Inc.Please turn the pageOUR CUSTOMERS HAVE HIGH STANDARDS.WE EXCEED THEM EVERY DAY.Weston Premium Woods is one of North America’s premier suppliers ofhardwoods, 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 operatedCanadian business that has been distributing domestic and imported woodproducts since 1953. Together, we provide you with access to a global supplychain of products and resources that meet your specialized needs and keepyou 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 memberof Weston Forest Group of Companieswww.westonpremiumwoods.comToll Free: 866-494-0410 Nico PoulosJUNE/2008 61


CARDWELL - ContinuedCardwell Lumber Inc. purchases over 50percent of its logs from contract loggersthat harvest the timber within a 100-mileradius of each of the Cardwell sawmillfacilities. Cardwell Timber and LandManagement, a company co-owned byLeroy, procures 15 to 20 percent of thelogs processed at Cardwell Lumber Inc.Of course, some of the logs that areprocessed at the company come in as gatewood.“One of the biggest advantages of mycompany is that we are diversified in buyingall types of timber. For example, wepurchase all types of logs on a tract of landand make money on it whether it beveneer logs, stave logs, grade saw logs,pulp material, tie logs, low-grade logs formaking pallets, etc.,” Leroy explained.“We saw or process most of the logs ourselves,but we do sell any veneer logs thatwe obtain.”Cardwell Lumber sells green and kilnHANAFEE BROS. SAWMILL CO., INC.Over 50 Years in BusinessAs a leading Hardwood producer, Hanafee Bros. has been exportingthe finest in high quality lumber to clients throughout the world forover 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 38260PHONE 731.536.4682 FAX 731.536.4758Email hanafee@bellsouth.net Web www.hanafeebros.comContact: Donald Hanafee, Jr. or Beth Musedried lumber, which is sorted by color orgrade and double end trimmed. They alsoproduce cants, pallet lumber and railroadties. The company uses ANCHORSEAL®to protect the ends of its grade boards, andoffers many services to its customers suchas: export prep; container loading; mixedand/or straight loads of lumber; strappingfor export banding; end coating; heattreating;straight-line ripping and otherservices.Cardwell sells its lumber to companieslike the manufacturers of wooden flooring,cabinets, furniture, millwork, dimension,trim and mouldings, as well as towholesalers and Hardwooddistribution/concentration lumberyardslocated throughout North America.In terms of equipment, the Noveltysawmill has a McDonough mill with aCorley carriage, a 62-inch band saw and aNardi dry kiln. At this location, CardwellLumber has several loaders to help movelogs around the logyard. In Novelty, thecompany also maintains two knuckleboom loaders to accomplish the sametask.The New London sawmill consists of a62-inch McDonough band mill with aCleereman carriage and a vertical edger. Italso has a complete cut up line for processingpallet lumber.The Jefferson City operation hasIrvington Moore dry kilns, a Walnutsteamer and a Newman 382 planer.Leroy Cardwell said that future goalsinclude adding a wood waste boiler at hisNovelty, Mo., sawmill. The firm alsohopes to construct a new building that willhave several moulders operating in itsometime between August 2008 and theend of the year. Cardwell is consideringadding a few more dry kilns to theNovelty sawmill operation for kiln dryinggrade lumber.Leroy noted that his company has alwaysbeen conservation-minded, while alsostriving to manufacture the highest valueadded wood products he can.“No part of the log goes to waste at myoperations,” he said. “We sell our sawdust,mulch and chips out of the slabs. Wealways process most of the log into valueadded wood products.”Leroy serves as the president of theAssociated Cooperage Industries ofAmerica Inc. in Louisville, Ky. CardwellLumber is also a member of the Missouri62 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


CARDWELL - ContinuedForest Products Assoc. in Jefferson City,Mo.For more information, contact CardwellLumber Inc. at 660-739-4313, fax 660-739-4485 or e-mail cli@marktwain.net.•HOLT & BUGBEE -Continued from page 27products are outlined in Holt & Bugbee’sprint and 132-page online catalogs.Once a product is ready for delivery,shipping expediters prepare the order forshipment on one of Holt & Bugbee’s 14trucks. Delivery routes are complex andcan encompass shipments from one to 10or 12 customers before returning to thedistribution yards.Final placement of Holt & Bugbee’smost specialized profile and primingorders have graced such locations as theBritish Museum in the United Kingdom,universities such as Harvard, the TimeWarner building in New York City, andeven a custom-moulding cabinet (fromsome of the finest Cherry in the world) forTiffany’s Jewelers. Other high-end productsinclude wider-width custom plankflooring in Walnut or rustic White Oakand even re-sawn Chestnut beams for millionaireNew England estates, reclaimedfrom 100-year-old barn beams.Pierce sees the future of Holt & Bugbeelying in several long-range areas. The firstis expansion of the company’s sales force.“That’s why we added the Boyertownlocation,” he said, “to reach into theDelaware, Maryland, Ohio and Virginiaarea.”Pierce sees Holt & Bugbee’s futuregrowth also emerging from the company’sincreasing ability to custom design andproduce high-end mouldings and othermillwork. “For a distribution yard, we drya high percentage of our own timber,” henoted. “We even have the ability to drythe thicker 8/4, 10/4 and 12/4 Red andWhite Oak lumber.”Custom-design moulding orders aredeveloped on a computer-aided-design(CAD) system. The knives are customgroundby a team of six full-time craftsmen.“Bulk orders are becoming easier tooutsource throughout the industry,” saidPierce. Customers of custom millworkinclude high-end retail lumberyards, aswell as contractors for high-end commer-cial work such as public buildings,libraries and high-end restaurants.Pierce’s plans to reduce Holt &Bugbee’s dependence on fossil fuel are incomplete alignment with the company’sparallel green initiative. “We’ve been amember of the Forest StewardshipCouncil for three years now,” he said.“All our drying processes are 100 percentfueled by wood waste.”In addition to Phillip Pierce as president,other key personnel at Holt &Bugbee Co. include Roger Pierce Jr., vicepresident; William Collins, vice president;Wayne Blaisdell, vice president; EricD’Annolfo, general manager at Mt.Braddock; Peter Burns, general managerat Boyertown.For more information about Holt &Bugbee, visit the company’s Web site atwww.HoltandBugbee.com or call 1-800-325-6010.•JUNE/2008 63


W H O’ S W H OIN HARDWOOD PURCHASINGAlan Boren handles design, marketing andsales for Burnich Frame & Moulding inMissoula, Mont.Burnich Frame & Moulding is a manufacturerand finisher of picture frame mouldings,architectural mouldings, stair parts and fireplacemantel systems. The company canmanufacture and completely finish any solidwood and grade of moulding of a customer’schoosing from one stick to thousands of linealfeet.Burnich Frame & Moulding offers mouldings in raw, sanded orcompletely custom finished. The firm makes its own moulderknives, and purchases 700,000 board feet of lumber annually.Burnich is a member of the Professional Picture Framers ofAmerica, National Home Builders Assoc. and the MissoulaChamber of Commerce.Boren joined Burnich Frame & Moulding in 2002. Prior to that,he worked at a family owned sawmill and Hardwood timber companyin Warren County, Iowa, since 1969. His other responsibilitieshave included a custom homebuilder in Jackson, Wyo., and customcabinet builder in Missoula, Mont.Boren received a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation administrationfrom the University of Oregon. He and his wife, Georgia,have been married for 16 years. Boren enjoys hunting, fishing,canoeing, skiing, mountain biking, and he is in a band that performsfor dances.•John A. Campana handles outside sales forRex Lumber Co. in South Windsor, Conn.Rex Lumber Co. offers custom millwork,mouldings and flooring in Cherry, Hard andSoft Maple, Walnut, Red and White Oak,Poplar, Basswood, Alder, Mahogany, Ipe,Spanish cedar, cypress, Poplar and pine (allthicknesses). The company is a member ofthe Forest Stewardship Council, HardwoodManufacturers Assoc., Northeastern Retail Lumber Assoc. and theArchitectural Millwork Institute.Campana has been with the company for one year, and has over13 years of experience in the industry. He began his career in 1995in outside sales. Campana is a graduate of Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) HighSchool, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from IonaCollege in New Rochelle, N.Y.Campana and Mara, his wife of 13 years, have one child. Heenjoys playing golf, fishing, boating and coaching CYO basketballand Little League baseball. Campana has coached three basketballteams to the New York state championship.•64 Hardwoods Have Versatility


A brief sketch of the leading purchasingexecutives in the Hardwood IndustryEric David Culton has been head lumberbuyer for Ozark Mountain HardwoodsLLC in Koshkonong, Mo., for over one year.Ozark Mountain Hardwoods LLC specializesin flooring in Red and White Oak,Walnut, Cherry, Hickory and pine (1-1/2, 2-1/4 and 3-1/4 widths, 4 through 7-inchplanks), 4/4 Red and White Oak (FAS/FIF)and ICOM random width and length, roughor S2S. The company also offers fine tooling,custom widths, color sorts and rustic flooring products. OzarkMountain Hardwoods is a member of the Missouri Forest ProductsAssoc.Culton has been involved in the forest products industry for over12 years. He began his career in 1995, pulling and stacking greenlumber. His other responsibilities have included stacking lumber,planer operator, stacker operator, lumber grader, kiln operator,night shift supervisor, yard foreman and lumber buyer.Culton is a graduate of West Plains (Mo.) High School, andattended North Arkansas College in Harrison, Ark. He is a graduateof the National Hardwood Lumber Assoc. (NHLA) InspectionSchool in Memphis, Tenn., and received the highest board runscore of the 131 st class.Culton and his fiancée, Amy, have been together three years. Hehas two children, is a self-professed family man and enjoys meetingnew people in the lumber industry.•W. Springfield, NHJohn N. Nilsen is the vice president/general manager of GrandAmerican Doors (G.A. Doors Inc.) in La Mirada, Calif.Since 1984, G.A. Doors Inc. has produced custom crafted, highqualitydoors. The company specializes in a full line of stain andpaint grade louver doors and shutters from 12 different Hardwoodspecies such as Red and White Oak, White and Dark Stain Maple,Cherry and Genuine Mahogany. A 20-minute fire rating is alsoavailable.G.A. Doors Inc. manufactures exterior, interior, panel and Frenchdoors to custom specifications with or without trim, mouldings orjambs. The firm offers same day quote service and four-week deliverieson many doors, and purchases 180,000 board feet of lumberannually. G.A. Doors is a member of the Woodwork Institute andthe Architectural Woodwork Institute.Nilsen has been with the company for 20 years, and has been inhis current position for a year. His first job in the industry was as aproduct manager for glass and glazing of wood products. He alsoserved as vice president of G.A. Doors Inc.Nilsen is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz.He has been married for eight years and has a son. He enjoys hiking,camping, fishing and baseball.•P.O. Box 96 • Route 4AWest Springfield, NH 03284603-763-4525 • FAX: 603-763-4701Web Site: www.ghevarts.comE-mail: ghevarts@tds.netContact: George H. Evarts • Greg WinnieLebanon, NHPlease turn the pageJUNE/2008 65


WHO’S WHO - ContinuedAndrew J. O’Brien recently joined OwensDoor Co., located in Shawano, Wis., asnational sales manager.Owens Door Co. is a major manufacturer ofinterior doors marketed under theWoodport® brand including the Craftsman,Elite and Heritage series. The Owens Inc.family of companies also includes OwensFlooring Co., which manufactures engineeredHardwood flooring lines comprised ofPlankfloor® unfinished, and Owens Select factory finished.O’Brien is a seasoned professional with an extensive backgroundin sales and marketing with major emphasis in new business developmentand key account management. Prior to joining Owens, hewas an independent sales representative throughout several midwesternstates. He has received several sales and leadershipawards. At Owens, O’Brien reports directly to Michael Ricker, vicepresident of sales and marketing.O’Brien attended North Iowa Area Community College. In addition,he participated in specialized sales and technology training.He and his wife, Jodee, have two children, and currently reside inMason City, Iowa.•Thomas W. Timm is the owner of Custom Woodcrafter inSummerville, S.C., which he started in 1981.Custom Woodcrafter manufactures architectural millwork and furniturein domestic Hardwoods (4/4 through 16/4, KD), exotic lumber(4/4 through 16/4, KD), specialty wide Genuine Mahogany upto 40-inches wide and up to 20/4 in thickness, and wide and thickWalnut. The firm specializes in S4S lumber, high-end millwork forhomes, high quality lumber, very wide boards, custom furniture,and offers woodworking classes.Timm began his career in the forest products industry at age 15,serving as a laborer and carpenter. He has also sawn lumber at hisfamily’s sawmill. Timm is a graduate of Lindberg High School inHopkins, Minn., and attended Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn. Hewas also a member of the U.S. Navy for 7 1/2 years on submarines.Timm and wife of 28 years, Sarah, have four children. He enjoysspending time with his family, going to church, building a home inthe North Carolina Mountains, biking and canoeing. Timm has therecord for the world’s largest baseball bat, which can be viewed atwww.customwoodcrafter.com.•Holmes & Co., Inc.Phone: 800-222-5376 ext. 240 FAX: (260) 244-5694WalnutHard MapleWhite OakRed OakSoft MapleAshButternutBasswoodCherryP.O. Box 370 • Columbia City, Indiana 46725Sales: Mista Feist and Ray ThompsonRay Thompson, Mista Feist and Robert GreerWe specialize in heavy stock 4/4 through 16/4Band MillAutomatic StackerDry KilnsSurfacerPredryerAnnual Production9,000,000 ft.Avg. AD Inventory2,000,000 ft.Avg. KD Inventory3,000,000 ft.HICKORY • HARD & SOFT MAPLE • POPLAR • RED & WHITE OAK • WALNUT • ASH66 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


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DOWNES & READERHARDWOOD CO., INC.Wholesale Distributorsof Hardwood,Softwood Lumber,Mahogany and PlywoodDirect ExportersAsh, Basswood,Beech, Birch, Cherry,Cypress, Hickory,Hard Maple,Soft Maple,Poplar,Walnut,Red Oak,White Oak,Aromatic Cedar,Sugar Pine,SYP® ®Providing the following services:4,000,000 BF Kiln Dried Inventory,Planing Mill, Straight Line Ripping,Gang Ripping, Mixed ContainerShipments, and Rail SidingYour Inquiries Are Welcome!DOWNES & READERHARDWOOD CO., INC.Headquarters:P.O. Box 456 - Evans DriveStoughton, MA USA 02072Phone: 781-341-4092Fax: 781-344-7110Inside U.S.A.: 800-788-5568North Carolina Office:William von der GoltzSteve ArnettTel: 336-323-7502Fax: 336-323-2848Distribution YardP.O. Box 634Commercial Blvd.Blakeslee, PA USA 18610Phone: 570-646-6724Fax: 570-646-6628Web Site: www.downesandreader.comT R A D ET A L KPortland, Ore.—North Pacific, based here,recently appointed Tom Denig as chairman of theboard of directors. Denig succeeds Tom Tomjack,who held the position for over 18 years. Tomjackwill continue as a member of North Pacific’sboard.Denig has served as a member of NorthPacific’s board of directors since February 2006.He has over 30 years of leadership experience,many of them as president and chief executiveofficer of Trus Joist Corp., a leading engineeredwood products manufacturer, which wasacquired by Weyerhaeuser in 2000.Tom Denig“On behalf of North Pacific’s board of directors,I would like to thank Tom Tomjack for successfully managing our boardfor so many years,” said Jay Ross, North Pacific chief executive officer.“At the same time, I am honored to have Tom Denig lead our board ofdirectors. The board and management have a great deal of confidence inMr. Denig to govern our company. His wealth of knowledge, industryexpertise and leadership skills will help our company thrive and grow.”Founded in 1948, North Pacific is an employee owned, privately heldwholesale distributor of building materials, industrial and Hardwoodproducts, wood poles, crane mats and other specialty products. NorthPacific is one of the largest distributors in the United States, with over $1billion in sales annually.•Whistler, B.C.—The Western Hardwood Assoc., headquartered inCamas, Wash., will host its 53 rdannual meeting July 12-15 at theFairmont Chateau Whistler here, in association with British Columbia’sBusiness Innovation Partnership.Anyone registered for the meeting and driving to Canada on I-5through Washington is invited to a mill tour and barbecue lunch buffetsponsored by Washington Alder at its mill July 11 in Mt. Vernon, Wash.The annual meeting, themed “Hardwoods Know No Borders,” willfeature discussions on demand for western Hardwoods internationally,what the harvest supply and future looks like, an update on importantlegislative issues from Washington, D.C., opportunities for Hardwoodsin British Columbia and more. Ryan Walter, a former NHL player, professionalleadership speaker, and co-author of the book “Simply theBest,” will deliver the keynote address.For more information, visit www.westernhardwood.org, call 360-835-1600 or e-mail wha@westernhardwood.org.•Orange, Calif.—Dan and Dave Bohannon of Bohannon Lumber Co.,located here, recently captured the United States Tennis Assoc. (USTA)National Hardcourt Tennis Championship in the 60 and over division.The event was held in Mission Hills, Calif.The Bohannons received a gold tennis ball and two round trip ticketsto Hawaii. Dan Bohannon is the owner of Bohannon Lumber Co.,which handles all sizes and thicknesses of Hardwoods with completemilling facilities in Long Beach, Calif.•Roanoke Rapids, N.C.—Log A Load For Kids, based here, a coalitionof loggers, forest products businesses and forestry equipment dealersfrom 26 states, recently awarded $2 million to the Children’s MiracleNetwork. The money was raised during the 2007 Log A Load For Kidscampaign.The South Carolina Forestry Assoc. established Log A Load For Kidsin 1988. The program began when loggers and others in the timber68 Hardwoods Have Workability


An update covering thelatest news aboutHardwood Suppliers.industry donated revenue from a load of logs to a nearby Children’sMiracle Network-affiliated hospital. Funds raised through the program(over $25 million to date) have improved the quality of careavailable to children and helped save lives.For more information on the program or to pledge your support,visit www.logaload.org/indexold.html.•Harrisburg, Pa.—The Pennsylvania Forest Products Assoc., locatedhere, recently donated a new truck for the sixth season of WoodMobile,a traveling classroom that helps to educate elementary and middleschool students about Pennsylvania’s $17 billion Hardwoods industryusing hands-on activities.EXPERIENCE QUALITY DEPENDABLE975 Conrad Hill Mine Rd.~Lexington, NC 27292Phone 336-746-5419~Fax 336-746-6177Web: www.kepleyfrank.comTo better serve our customers we have a 50bay sorter and optimizing trimmer. Below is apicture of our sorter that helps us providecustomized sorting and packaging.The WoodMobile dedication ceremony was attended by, from left, RonAndrews, Deer Park Lumber Inc., Tunkhannock, Pa.; Jeff Metz, PenduManufacturing Inc., New Holland, Pa.; Keith Atherholt, Lewis LumberProducts Inc., Picture Rocks, Pa.; Tom Gooch, AgChoice Farm Credit,Coudersport, Pa.; Paul Lyskava, Pennsylvania Forest Products Assoc.,Harrisburg, Pa.; Roger Anderson, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.,Beavertown, Pa.; and Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff.“Pennsylvania’s Hardwoods industry is a national example for environmentalresponsibility and sustainable forestry, and it is importantthat we educate the public about the good work foresters are doing toprotect the environment,” said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff.“The WoodMobile is a partnership between the Department ofAgriculture and the timber industry to educate our youth about woodproducts and sustainable forest management. With a new truck to haulthe classroom trailer throughout the state, the WoodMobile can continueto help ensure our forests will thrive for years to come.”Most of Pennsylvania’s 2,600 forest products companies use bestmanagement practices, such as erosion and sediment control, to ensureforests can produce the trees needed today while regenerating forests,maintaining biodiversity and preventing soil loss for the future.The WoodMobile travels nearly 150 days per year from April toNovember, delivering free, educational programs to some 11,000 elementaryand middle school students and 150,000 members of the public.Since its debut, the WoodMobile has exhibited at more than 280events hosting nearly 750,000 visitors. For more information, visitwww.agriculture.state.pa.us.•Cape Girardeau, Mo.—The 2009 Midwest Forest Industry Show willreturn here June 25-26, 2009, at the Show Me Center. The event is sponsoredby the Missouri Forest Products Assoc., based in Jefferson City,Mo.Please turn the pageThis is a view of our 50 bay sorter.Information about our sawmill, planer mill and lumberinventory is below:1.) Our three sawmills cut 15 million board feet a year of fineAppalachian Hardwood lumber in 4/4 through 8/4 thicknesses inmostly Red Oak, White Oak and Poplar as well as Ash andMaple. Our crosstie mill manufactures about 100,000 board feetper week of crosstie and tie sides in species such as Hickory,Sycamore, Beech, Gum and Elm. In addition to the lumber wecut from our sawmill we also process another 12 to 15 millionboard feet of lumber per year through our Hardwoodconcentration yard business. We purchase and process alldomestic species in all grades.2.) Our modern planer mill runs two shifts to ensure on time shipmentsof our lumber to customers. We deliver kiln dried or airdried lumber and offer export preparation and on site containerloading.3.) We offer 600,000 board feet of fan shed inventory at all times, toprovide efficient service to our customers. Kepley-Frankmaintains an air dried inventory of 5,000,000 plus board feet ofall 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 operationLinwood Furniture, Inc., his company offers kiln dried lumberfrom Linwood’s eight dry kilns with a total dry kilncapacity of 600,000 board feet per charge. The furnitureplant is also offering the service of contract furniture manufacturingand the manufacturing of wood components forother furniture manufacturers and other woodworking companies.JUNE/2008 69


Start with the “Shamrock Brand” for a quality finish.Like the shamrock itself, O’Shea’s “Shamrock Brand” embodies three importantprinciples: quality hardwoods, the best business relationships in the lumberindustry and the most knowledgeable, friendliest service anywhere.The Shamrock Brand—one great reason to buy O’Shea Lumber.11425 Susquehanna Tr.Glen Rock, PA 17327Phone 717.235.1992Fax 717.235.0200• Hardwood & Softwood Lumber• Imported Hardwoods• 3 Million Board Feet Inventory• 325,000 Board Feet Kiln Capacity• Complete Milling Facilities• Automated Handling Equipment• Our Own Fleet of Company Trucks• Complete Export Services• 35 Miles from the Port ofBaltimore• Covered Air Drying Yard• 3 Acres of Covered StorageToll Free Sales Line for Continental US and Canada:800.638.0296www.oshealumber.comEmail: anton@oshea.comRead each month’sfeature stories ordownload the latestissue online@www.nationalhardwoodmag.comTRADE TALK - ContinuedThe Missouri Forest Products Assoc. is amembership organization that workstogether to educate and assist primary andsecondary wood processors, and timberlandowners through programs, educationalopportunities, publications and membershipbenefits.The biennial Midwest Forest IndustryShow, held in St. Charles, Mo. in 2007, drawsa large, quality audience of the forest productsindustry’s key personnel and customers.For more information on next year’s show,visit www.moforest.org/mfis/index.html orcall 573-634-3252.•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam—The AmericanHardwood Export Council’s 2007Southeast Asia and Greater ChinaConvention willreturn here June 18-20 at the SheratonSaigon. The convention,now in its 13 thyear, was last held inVietnam in 2003, andrecently finished afour-year run inmainland China.John Chan, directorof the AHECSoutheast Asia andGreater China office,said Ho Chi Minh City provides a greatopportunity for interior design, furnitureand timber products manufacturing.“With its fast growing economy, boomingtourism and real estate development, theinterior design industry has been growingrapidly since 2003,” Chan said. “The fastgrowing furniture manufacturing industrywith export value of $2.4 billion U.S. hasboosted the demand of U.S. Hardwoods to anew level making Vietnam the leadingimporter of U.S. Hardwoods among theSoutheast Asian countries since 2007.”The convention will be themed, “U.S.Hardwoods — Sustainable and ReliableResources for Manufacturing and Design.”Guest speakers will include Steve Leung, anarchitect from Hong Kong; John Kelly, anAmerican furniture designer; and Dr. PhilipKoomen, a United Kingdom-based bespokefurniture maker.•Marietta, Ga.—Steve Lawser, executivedirector of the Wood ComponentManufacturers Assoc. (WCMA), locatedhere, recently announced that WCMA membersare projecting a5-percent increase indimension and componentsales thisyear. However,Lawser noted thatcurrent market conditionsare “thetoughest we’vefaced” when combiningdecreases inimports and buildingproducts.John ChanSteve Lawser70 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


TRADE TALK - Continued“The long-term trend for housing is stillpositive, we just have a rough patch to workthrough,” Lawser said. “On a positive note,we saw a definite decline in furniture andflooring imports in our industry as well asan increase in exports. We’re seeing ourmembers more interested in exporting now,and we’ll be displaying at more internationaltrade shows than we have before.”The Wood Component ManufacturersAssoc. represents manufacturers of dimensionand wood components products madefrom various Hardwoods, softwoods, plywoodand engineered wood products. Formore information, visit www.woodcomponents.org.•Reston, Va.—According to a recent surveyby the Kitchen Cabinet ManufacturersAssoc. (KCMA), headquartered here, cabinetsales recently decreased 3.7 percent comparedto 2007 figures. Stock cabinet salesdecreased 15 percent, custom salesdecreased 2.3 percent and semi-custom salesincreased 8.3 percent.The year-to-date sales show an overalldecrease of 7.4 percent, with stock salesdown 17.6 percent, custom sales down 7.3percent and year-to-date sales for semi-customup 4.4 percent.Participants in the “Trend of Business”survey include stock, semi-custom and custommanufacturers whose combined salesrepresent more than 50 percent of the U.S.cabinet market. KCMA is a major tradeassociation for manufacturers of kitchencabinets and bath vanities, and suppliers ofgoods and services to the industry.•Atlanta, Ga.—Some 93 companies haveentered a record 126 entries to compete forthe 2008 International Woodworking Fair(IWF) Challengers DistinguishedAchievement Awards, which recognizeexhibiting companies who have distinguishedthemselves by developing innovativeproducts, service or techniques that betterthe environment.As of press time, the top 20 entries werescheduled to be announced by early June,with the final judging taking place beforethe opening of IWF 2008 Aug. 20 at theGeorgia World Congress Center (GWCC) inAtlanta.In related news, GWCC officials are workingfast to have the building operational byAug. 20 after a F2 tornado swept throughAtlanta in March. The GWCC sustainedextensive exterior glass damage, as well asPlease turn the page“Outstanding Is The Definition OfCleereman Carriages”“We have two Cleereman carriages and one of them has run for more than 10 years. Wehave had excellent performance out of these carriages. We have had very little downtimeon the carriages. From the owner to the employees at Cleereman, they try hard tosolve any problems we might have and they have the parts to get yougoing. Their pricing on parts is economical in today’s times. If you wanta moneymaking carriage, buy a Cleereman.”Satisfied customershave built our business!PHONE: 715-674-2727FAX: 715-674-7002CLEEREMANCLEEREMAN SALES INC. 9983 CYPRESS STREET NEWALD, WI 54511-9655sawmills@hughes.net • www.cleereman.comDIPTANKCHECKLISTCraig PyronCopiah Lumber CompanyCrystal Springs, MSCraig and John Pyron arethe owners of CopiahLumber Company located inCrystal Springs, MS.This is the automatic carriage that is setting industry standards.ELEVEN MODELS ARE AVAILABLE TO MEET EVERY NEED...from the best selling model 36 to the heavy duty model LP54.54 years of engineering improvement have made today’s ruggedCleereman automatic carriage the outstanding sawmill investment!Buckman Laboratories will excel in providing measurable, cost-effective improvements in output and qualityfor our customers by offering customer-specific services and products, and the creative application of knowledge.International Headquarters at 1256 North McLean Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee 38108 U.S.A. Fax (901) 276-5343in the U.S.A. www.buckman.com / knetix@buckman.com© 2006, Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.JUNE/2008 71


Linwood Truitt, who is in charge of sales at Beasley, is standing by hiscompany’s sign that proudly displays their logo.Beasley Forest Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of 200,000board 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 Hardwoodand 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 31539Phone: (912) 375-5174 ext 107 • FAX: (912) 375-9541E-mail: bfp9541@bellsouth.netWeb Address: www.beasleyforestproducts.comSALES: Linwood TruittCell: (912) 253-9000OUR SPECIALTY -Quality Appalachian HardwoodLumber to Fit Your NeedsContact us whenever we can be of service!Powell Industries, Inc.P.O. Box 65, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786TEL: (828) 926-9114 FAX: (828) 926-9117“Providing Quality Appalachian Hardwoods for over 30 years”A truckload of fine Appalachian Hardwood lumber about to be delivered toone of our customers.POWELL LUMBER & KILN DIVISIONP.O. Box 65, Waynesville, NC 28786Location: 1011 Bryson Walk, Bryson City, North Carolina 28713TEL - (828) 488-8606 or (828) 488-9682FAX: (828) 488-3396SALES: Bo Medford & Carl PowellLUMBER SPECIES -(All Appalachian Kiln Dried Lumber Only)Red Oak, White Oak, Poplar, Ash, Cherryand OthersLUMBER FACILITIES -8 kilns - 400,000 bd. ft. capacity per charge,annual kiln dried production 8,000,000 bd. ft.,2 heated storage warehouses with a 2,000,000 bd. ft. capacity,Irvington-Moore Automated Stacker, Double Surfacer, Buss 55 Planer,Rail SidingTRADE TALK - Continuedstructural and water damage.“We saw for ourselves that cleanup activities are already underway,”said Patrick LaFramboise, IWF president and chief executive officer.“We are proceeding with our plans for IWF 2008 and expect to have agreat show this August.”•St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Assoc., headquarteredhere, recently announced the winners of its 2008 Wood Floor of theYear Contest during its annual convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.The Wood Floor of the Year awards were developed to encourageand recognize innovative craftsmanship and design in wood flooringinstallations. Since the program began in 1990, 178 awards have beenpresented to NWFA member companies throughout the United Statesand Canada, as well as in Russia and Finland.This year’s Wood Floor of the Year Contest yielded a record 232entries from five countries, including the United States, Canada,Austria, Ireland and Malaysia. All entries in the competition featuredflooring installations completed between February 2007 and January2008.•Washington, D.C.—David Seiders, chief economist for the NationalAssoc. of Home Builders, headquartered here, recently said the deepeningslump in the nation’s housing markets has seriously eroded consumersentiment and pushed the economy into a mild recession.“The worse-than-anticipated housing downturn, combined with systematicweakening of the labor market and rapidly rising energy andfood prices, has taken a heavy toll on American consumers,” Seiderssaid. “It’s now clear that we have entered what we anticipate will be amild recession, running through the first half of the year, and there aresubstantial downside risks to this economic scenario.”Seiders has adjusted NAHB’s official housing forecast to indicatecontinuing downward movement in housing starts through the end of2008, bringing the decline for the year to 30 percent. He had previouslyexpected housing starts to bottom out in the third quarter.“This change in our forecast indicates that, barring immediate actionby Congress to stimulate housing and the economy, the housing sectorwill continue to be a serious drag on economic growth until the beginningof 2009,” Seiders said.•Toronto, Ont.—The Canadian government recently began a numberof youth job referral services here and in other cities to address thegrowing lack of young people entering such skilled trades as thewoodworking industry.“Our government is looking at a really serious potential problem,”said Erran Fichman, owner of Toronto-based Fichman Furniture, and asupporter of the program. “As a result, it’s very easy to find people outof high school who are interested in joining the job market and thinkthat skilled trades sound interesting.”Fichman said the program has been particularly beneficial for cabinetmakers.“It’s amazing,” he said. “There’s no commitments. And it’s also crazy— since no one is joining cabinetmaking, sometimes the program coversthe cost of the employee for a few weeks — it’s called a job trial. It’sreally a great thing.”•72 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


NHLA NEWS - Continued from page 16involved with the industry.As the industry has gone global, so has the Convention. As part ofbranding the Convention as the “Global Gathering”, NHLA hasengaged in a targeted marketing campaign worldwide, especially inAsia. Just as the Convention has provided great networking opportunitiesfor the domestic sector for over a century, it is crucial thatwe provide the venue to make those same connections with theglobal industry.To register for the 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibit Showcaseor to find out more information, please visit the dedicated websitewww.nhlaconvention.com.The world’s largest and oldest Hardwood industry association,NHLA is comprised of over 1,600 companies and individuals thatproduce, use and sell North American Hardwood lumber, or provideequipment, supplies or services to the Hardwood industry. It wasfounded in 1898 to establish a uniform system of grading rules forthe measurement and inspection of Hardwood lumber. Today, itsmembers represent all sectors of the industry.To contact NHLA, please visit our website at www.nhla.com orcall 901-377-1818.•AHEC UPDATE - Continued from page 20risk categories of the FSC controlled wood standard. Furthermore,they suggest that while efficiencies and effectiveness can beimproved, state programs are responsive in promoting and ensuringsustainable forest practices. When considered in their totality,national and state forest programs contribute to ensuring sustainableand legal Hardwood supplies.The authors compiled comprehensive information on federal andstate programs, both regulatory and non-regulatory, that describethe frameworks and effectiveness of programs that relate to timbertheft and sustainable forest management. They suggest that thisevidence should qualify under the Central Point of Expertise(CPET) Category “B” criteria as evidence from “programs and initiativesother than recognized certification schemes.” Also theauthors have a very high confidence that there exists a very lowrisk that U.S. Hardwoods are produced from controversial sourcesas defined in the Chain of Custody standard of the Program for theEndorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).Finally, the authors conclude that, “given the safety-net of effectivenational and state regulations and programs that addressunlawful conduct and faulty forest practices, the need for traceability,independent chain of custody and/or controlled wood certificationto demonstrate legality should not be crucial for the sourcingof U.S. Hardwood products.”The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is the leadinginternational trade association for the U.S. Hardwood industry,representing the committed exporters among U.S. Hardwood companiesand all major U.S. Hardwood product trade associations.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 additionalinformation on the Convention as well as additional overseasactivities, please contact AHEC by phone at 202/463-2720, by faxat 202/463-2787 or consult our web site at www.ahec.org•NOFMA NOTES - Continued from page 22ing scheduled for July 31 — Aug. 2 in Portland, Maine. The meetingwill feature a full day learning session with panels onInternational Markets for Wood Flooring, (with the domestic marketgasping for air, where can we turn internationally?),Alternatives for Residuals (exploring bio-fuels such as cellulosicethanol as well as secondary processing opportunities) andPlease turn the pageYOUR SOURCE FORRed Oak, White Oak,Hard Maple, Soft Maple,Walnut, Cherry, HickoryGREEN LUMBERTotal Annual Production 6,000,000’J.H. LUMBER10000 NORTH GIRDLE ROADMIDDLEFIELD, OHIO 44062PHONE/FAX: 440-693-4424(CALL BEFORE FAXING)CONTACT:JONAS OR MARTHA HERSHBERGERFor Quality Dimension and Lumberyou can depend on Coulee Region.Coulee Region Enterprises, Inc.Coulee Region Hardwoods, Inc.From our dimension plant called, Coulee RegionEnterprises, Inc., we’ve been producing quality cabinet framestock, edge glued panels, drawer fronts, custom mouldingsand cut stock for those in need since 1968.For inquiries on your dimension needs, contact us at:Coulee Region Enterprises, Inc.Box 319 • Bangor, WI 54614Phone (608) 486-2882 • Fax (608) 486-4235Sales: Ed Solberg, Presidentwww.couleeregionenterprises.comWith the quality control of our own dry kilns, CouleeRegion Hardwoods, Inc. can be counted on to get you aboutany species of quality Northern Hardwood lumber you need.From full to part truckloads, we can also surface and straightline rip for you.For inquiries on your Hardwood Lumber needs, contact us at:Coulee Region Hardwoods, Inc.Box 319 • Bangor, WI 54614Phone (608) 486-4623 • Fax (608) 486-2042President & Sales Manager: Peter SolbergSales: Karl Christensen and Victor OwczynskyPurchasing: Kathy Solbergwww.couleeregionhardwoods.comJUNE/2008 73


For 85 years, Beard Hardwoodshas relied on the “4P’s” for success:Product - People - Progress - Pride. If you’re already a customerof ours, you’re probably already aware of this. If you’re not,we’d like to show you what a positive difference this combinationcan mean to your business.WE BUY AND SELLHardwoodsIMPORTS: Mahogany, etc. EXPORTS: Oak, Poplar, Ash, etc.Dry Kilns (400,000 ft. capacity) Greensboro, N.C.P.O. Box 13608 Greensboro, NC 27415-3608(336) 378-1265 FAX: (336) 379-0863web site: www.enbeard.com e-mail: jbeard@enbeard.comSALES:Tom Beard, John Beard, Jay Cindric, Aaron Fouts,Pete Green, Derick Shular, David WilsonKeith D.Peterson &Company,Inc.Insurancefor the forest products industry708 Milam Street, Suite 300101 E. Grace StreetShreveport, LA 71101-5499 Richmond, VA 23219-1741(318) 221-0547(804) 643-7800708 Milam Street, Suite 300101 E. Grace StreetFAX (318) 424-7516FAX (804) 643-5800Shreveport, LA 71101-5499 Richmond, VA 23219-1741(318) 221-0547(804) 643-7800FAX (318) 424-7516 www.keithdpeterson.com FAX (804) 643-5800NOFMA NOTES - ContinuedPerspectives on Management and Operations (new ways ofapproaching management issues; non-capital intensive operationsupgrades to improve yields and reduce costs, new machinery toreduce overhead and gain a competitive edge).The meeting is open to members and non-members alike and wetruly hope you’ll consider joining us. Contact me directly attlocke@nofma.org for more information.UPDATE ON IMPORTSNow, thanks to NOFMA’s efforts through the HardwoodFederation, for the first time ever, we can identify wood flooringimports (some of them, anyway) in the International TradeCommission’s statistics on U.S. product imports. In solid, unfinishedwood flooring, we can identify the total amount coming in, aswell as species breakouts for Jatoba, Ipe, Santos Mahogany andCumaru. We’re also able to identify the total amount of prefinishedsolid and the total amount of engineered having a solid wood core.Data for the first two months of 2008 in these products looks likethis:Product Imports, First Two Months of 2008Solid unfinished Jatoba................................................3,153,360 sfSolid unfinished Ipe........................................................563,253 sfSolid unfinished Santos Mahogany ................................354,832 sfSolid unfinished Cumaru .............................................1,229,087 sfSolid unfinished all other species ................................4,433,704 sfTotal solid unfinished ..................................................9,949,514 sfSolid, prefinished, all species ......................................9,011,214 sfEngineered, solid core, all species...............................1,307,093 sfTotal for two months, all flooring..............................20,052,543 sfAnnualized Total......................................................120,315,258 sfKeep in mind, these numbers are for the first two months of 2008only and they exclude whatever engineered flooring with coresother than solid wood (thicker than 6 mm) is being imported.The Customs Bureau continues to treat wood flooring imports asa Priority Trade Initiative, which means the scrutiny that uncoveredmore than $35 million in uncollected tariffs during the first sixmonths of the investigation will continue indefinitely. NOFMA willcontinue to be diligent about ensuring that the rights of domesticproducers are upheld and the international trade that is defining ourindustry is conducted on a level playing field.To that end, we look forward to the release later this summer ofthe ITC’s Section 332 Investigation into competitive factors affectingthe world’s wood flooring and Hardwood plywood industries.But we’ll save that for a future column….•HMA & SOLID HARDWOOD PROMOTION - Continued from page 18Oak Partnership and Hardwood Council – provided updates on 2008initiatives and issues, and their impact on the Hardwood lumber industry.With so much concern about the economy, members were eager tohear Lawrence Chimerine, noted economist, share his ideas on shorttermcyclical and long-term structural changes of the economy, andhow that affects home building, home sales, and the Hardwood industry.The ever-changing marketplace was addressed by John Wadsworth,managing director of Intermark, Ltd., who traveled from England toaddress the topic of exporting. His message was simple: For thosealready exporting, stick with it. For those who don’t, now is the timeto start. He provided attendees with a number of reasons in favor ofexporting.On the practical and entertaining side was Tom Fife, managementand human relations speaker, who spoke on how to maximize yourworkforce. Fife provided important information that listeners couldimmediately apply to their businesses. His topics included missionstatements, employee suggestion systems, referral systems to bring on74 Hardwoods Have Versatility


HMA & SOLID HARDWOOD PROMOTION - Continuednew employees, and mentoring programs to integrate new employeesand grow them in the organization. Fife believes a business shouldhave three reasons for existing: “To grow humans, to have some fun,and to make some money.”Art Raymond, of A. G. Raymond & Company, delivered his thirdHMA TrendTracker Report, an exclusive benefit for HMA memberson trends in the Hardwood industry.Something everyone could learn from was the popular “Tales fromthe Trenches – Lessons Learned.” Dr. Joseph Denig, Professor andExtension Specialist at North Carolina State University, led a panel ofHMA members and non-members who recounted valuable and toughlessons learned from their years in the Hardwood industry. Panelistsincluded: Wilson Jones, III, Mackeys Ferry Sawmill; Pem Jenkins,Turn Bull Lumber Co.; Mike Parton, Gilkey Lumber Co.; and RobbyHigh, High & High Lumber.More than 30 exhibitors participated in the Expo. Additional learningsessions included Exhibitor Spotlights where attendees could getmore in-depth information about new products and services.HMA remains busy this month with the recently held CentralRegional Meeting and Tour, held in Lexington, Ky. Our NortheasternRegional Meeting and Tour will be held in Portsmouth, N.H., Oct. 22-23, 2008, in time for a stunning display of New England fall colors.HMA’s 2009 National Conference & Expo is set for March 17–19 inCharlotte, N.C.For more information on HMA member services, programs, meetings,and events, or to get information about joining HMA, pleasevisit www.Hardwoodmembers.org or contact us at (412) 829-0770.•SOUTHEAST TRENDS - Continued from page 10EXISTING-HOME SALES COULD RISE THIS YEARAccording to the latest forecast by the National Assoc. of Realtors(NAR), existing-home sales will likely show little change over thenext few weeks, before improving notably during the second halfof the year.Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the market wouldcome into clearer focus this summer. “Existing home sales couldstart to show a sustained increase within a few months, unless thereare some additional economic problems or excessive inflationarypressure,” he said. “We’re looking for essentially stable sales in thenear term, before higher mortgage loan limits translate into moresales in high-cost markets. The wider access to affordable creditshould increase sales activity notably this summer as pent-updemand begins to be met.”The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicatorbased on contracts signed, declined 5.5 percent in the Southeast to85, down 30.3 percent year-to-date. Nationwide, the PHSI slipped1.9 percent to 84.6, 21.4 percent lower than the 107.6 reported in2007.Yun noted that there would continue to be wide variations inregional housing market conditions. “Some parts of the countrythat can expect improvement include the oil-patch states ofLouisiana and Arkansas,” he said.LOUISIANA PARISHES AMONGFASTEST GROWING COUNTIESAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, two Louisiana parishes, St.Bernard and Orleans, recently topped the list of the fastest-growingcounties in the country in 2007. St. Bernard, the county next toNew Orleans, posted a 42.9 percent population jump, whileOrleans, which includes New Orleans, reported a 13.8 percentincrease.While the number of people involved is small (approximately35,000 new residents), it is significant because it shows formerLouisiana residents are returning home.“St. Bernard, pound-for-pound, was more gravely devastated thanSERVING THE WORLDFOR OVER 75 YEARSSpecializing in 4/4 Hardwood LumberCummings Lumber Co. Inc.P.O. Box 6, Troy, Pa 16947Phone: 570-297-4771Fax: 570-297-2766Web: www.clc1.comRoy Cummings Jr. - Presidentroy@clc1.comLarry Cordner - Saleslarry@clc1.comLumber For ALifetime.Phone: 319-986-5524Toll Free: 877-SAWLOGSFax: 319-986-5710Email: sally@bateyltd.comSales: Sally JohnsonChip Cummings - Saleschip@clc1.comSpecializing inWalnut, Soft Maple,White Oak and Red OakPlease turn the pageJUNE/2008 75


AJD Forest ProductsPremium Kiln Dried HardwoodsNorthern Red Oak is Our SpecialtyLake States Largest Producer ofIndustrial LumberP.O. Box 629 Grayling, MI 49738Phone 989-348-5412 FAX 989-348-2500Email: chad@ajdforestproducts.comWebsite: www.ajdforestproducts.comDRY KILNS • 2 SAWMILLS25,000,000 BF ANNUAL PRODUCTIONParton LumberCompany, Inc.The Parton Companies -“Integrated Lumber Manufacturing...from stump to finished product.”Producing over 50 million BDF of Appalachian Hardwood andEastern White Pine lumber annually in: • Red Oak• White Oak• Poplar• Eastern White Pineand others uponrequest 4/4 to 12/4green, air dried and/orParton Lumber Company’s logo is proudlykiln dried.displayed on the bundle of lumber above.Export Prep • Container LoadingTo serve you, we have modern band mills and other state-ofthe-artequipment such as: a planer mill; a 90 bay sorter; and,grading facilities at one site in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.Please Call Us at (800) 624-1501 when we can be of service!251 Parton Road, Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139-9420Tel: (828) 287-9669 • FAX: (828) 287-9423SALES: Jimmy Clay, Norman Atchley, Alfred Mayo and Kimberly ClaytonSOUTHEAST TRENDS - Continuedjust about anywhere else in New Orleans,” said Jon Luther, executivevice president of the Home Builders Assoc. of Greater NewOrleans. “There had been 68,000 people living there and about20,000-odd housing units. (Only about) three homes wentunscathed.”Other Southeastern counties making the top 10 included: Flagler,Fla. (7.2 percent); Forsyth, Ga. (7.2 percent); Union, N.C. (7.2 percent);Jackson, Ga. (6.7 percent) and Paulding, Ga. (6.7 percent).For a complete list, visit www.census.gov.GEORGIA FOREST AMONG 2008 AT-RISK PROJECTSA Georgia forest vital for wildlife and cultural resources recentlyreceived part of a $54 million grant by the U.S. Forest Service topermanently protect 35 working forests across 32 states. OtherSoutheastern states with projects funded for Fiscal Year 2008include Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, SouthCarolina, Tennessee and Virginia.“The Forest Legacy Program conserves open space which allowsus to respond to climate change, improves water quality and flows,and connects children to nature,” said Gail Kimbell, Forest Servicechief. “The strength of the Forest Legacy Program is the cooperationbetween states, partners and private landowners — all workingtogether to protect environmentally and economically importantforests that are threatened by conversion.”The Forest Legacy Program is the only federal grant programfocused on the permanent protection of important private forestland.The program promotes voluntary land conservation by operatingon the principle of “willing buyer, willing seller.”The Forest Legacy Program uses a national competitive processto select the most ecologically and socially important, threatenedand strategic projects. The program consistently affects more than50-percent non-federal match of funds to improve water qualityand flows, climate change and to connect children to nature. Eachproject needs to be at least 75-percent forested, comply with federalappraisal standards, and complete a multi-resource forest managementplan.•LAKE STATES TRENDS - Continued from page 10commentary on current economic conditions, housing markets andhome construction remained “sluggish” throughout most of thenation, with sales activity generally reported to be declining in theMinneapolis District. Meanwhile, the Chicago District noted slackdemand and excess inventories, despite some recent pickup in trafficand buyer inquiries.The Cleveland District noted some stabilization in home prices.The pace of construction in the Chicago District slowed from theprevious reporting period. Existing projects were moving forward,but new projects were being delayed or cancelled. Residentialdevelopment and construction continued to fall, although the rateof decline slowed in some district states. Housing demandremained weak, apart from some gains in high-end and custombuilthomes. However, inquiries were reported to have increased,particularly among first-time homebuyers.Commercial construction continued at a steady pace in theMinneapolis District. A commercial builder in Minnesota andWisconsin said retail and office construction was steady, but lightindustrial and infrastructure construction was slow. On the residentialside, construction was slow with permits down in Rochester,Minn.NEW-HOME SALES DOWN IN LAKE STATESAccording to a recent report by the Commerce Dept. new singlefamilyhome sales recently dropped 6.4 percent in the Lake Statesregion. Nationwide, sales fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjustedannual rate of 590,000 units. This sales pace was nearly 30 percentbelow a year earlier and down by 58 percent from the peak in July2005.76 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


LAKE STATES TRENDS - Continued“Builders have been pulling out all the stops to sell homes andnarrow the supply of units on the market,” said Sandy Dunn, presidentof the National Assoc. of Home Builders (NAHB). AddedDavid Seiders, NAHB chief economist, “Our latest member surveysconfirm that builders have seen an improvement in the numberof prospective buyers who are visiting model homes, and consumerattitudes toward home buying have perked up in recentmonths.”On a positive note, the inventory of new homes dropped 2.1 percentto a seasonally adjusted 471,000 units. However, the supply ofunits at the current sales pace remained unchanged at 9.8 monthsand the median length of time that completed homes were on themarket rose to 7.2 months.In related news, residential contractors in the Cleveland, Ohio,area reported new home sales as “flat to up slightly,” according tothe Federal Reserve Board’s “Beige Book.” Almost all contactsaffirmed that traffic has picked up, but they were unable to translateit into sales. The report noted that homebuilders believe 2008sales will be similar to those in 2007, with a slight pickup anticipatedtoward the end of the year.AMERICAN CHESTNUTS RETURNING TO OHIOA partnership of researchers, forestry organizations and volunteersrecently planted over 100 disease-resistant AmericanChestnut seedlings on a reclaimed strip mine site in WayneNational Forest in Southeastern Ohio. The group planned to plantmore than 600 more throughout the spring.The American Chestnut was nearly wiped out by blight that killedan estimated 4 billion trees in the eastern United States in the early20 th century. The naturally surviving trees are still vulnerable to thefungus. However, through years of crossbreeding with the diseaseresistantChinese Chestnut, researchers have developed a blightresistantAmerican Chestnut.Leading the initiative are workers and volunteers from the WayneNational Forest, American Chestnut Foundation’s Ohio Chapter,Ohio University’s Department of Environmental and Plant Biologyand researchers from the U.S. Forest Research Lab.•WEST COAST TRENDS - Continued from page 10prices have kept the average U.S. retail price for regular gasolineclose to or above $3 per gallon since last fall. However, EIA recentlysuggested that seasonal demand increases would likely takeretail gasoline prices to $3.50 per gallon and above.The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline recently continuedto rise, setting a new all-time record at $3.39 per gallon. Theprice has increased roughly $.51 since 2007. Regionally, prices alsospiked to all-time highs with the West Coast reporting $3.66 pergallon, $.47 higher than a year ago. As of press time, the averageprice in California stood at more than $3.77 per gallon.Though it had seen some decline in recent weeks, the averageprice of diesel stands at $4.18 per gallon, $1.22 above the price lastyear. In California, diesel sells at $4.23 per gallon, while thenational average surpassed $4 per gallon for the first time in historyto come in at $4.06 per gallon.SENATORS ADDRESS FOREST INDUSTRY NEEDSU.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (R-Ore.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)are among those who recently voiced concern over the current stateof the forest industry to Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell.A group of 10 senators from the West Coast and Western regionssent a letter to Kimbell asking her to undertake immediate steps tomaintain the forest product infrastructure that “is critical to achievingnational forest management objectives. In addition, (our) communitiesdepend upon sustainable forest industries.”The letter addressed the lumber market situation, as well as millPlease turn the pageJUNE/2008 77


QUALITY LUMBER FOR OVER 40 YEARSAt our 50-acre sawmill facility in Danbury, N.C.,we manufacture 25 million board feet annually ofAppalachian Hardwood lumber. We offer green, airdried, and kiln dried lumber in Red Oak, WhiteOak, Poplar, and Soft Maple.The mill produces Appalachian lumber in 4/4and 5/4 thicknesses, with 5 length separations.To better serve you, we have four conventionalsteam dry kilns, a planer mill, five company ownedtrucks and the experience to offer export preparationand on-site container loading.Technology makes the difference. We continue toupgrade our mill with the latest advances to meetthe ever changing needs of the market.When we can be of service, contact:Frances PettyBill Hanks1 800-531-7350 or Jeff HanksFAX 1 800-764-4917 1-336-593-2022Dwight LewisCo., Inc.Hillsgrove, PA 18619 • Phone 570-924-3507FAX 570-924-4233Kilns • Export PreparationContainer LoadingCompany Owned Timberland3rd Generation Since 1941Appalachian HardwoodsSpecializing in Cherry 4/4 thru 16/4Hard & Soft MapleRed & White OakNational Hardwood Lumber Association CertifiedWEST COAST TRENDS - Continuedclosures and curtailments in the region. The letter requests theagency to mobilize its resources to administratively: adjust the terminationdates and harvest timing; adjust current appraisal rates toreflect the poor lumber markets; prepare more sales in the next twoquarters, appraised at reasonable rates to help federally dependentforest product companies weather the market downturn; andincrease the emphasis on preparing economically viable timbersales and reducing NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act)costs so that these program changes can be made despite the shrinkingbudgets.A copy of the letter can be obtained through the American ForestResource Council, 1500 SW First Ave., Suite 765, Portland, Ore.97201.•QUEBEC TRENDS - Continued from page 12keeping the supply and demand and prices on an even keel.Activity for crossties is varied according to area contacts. Some arepursuing developing production, while others are controlling theirpurchases.The government of Canada announced recently along with representativesof the Nature Conservancy of Canada the purchase andpreservation of land in West Quebec in the Ottawa Valley. The purchaseis part of the government of Canada’s $225 million NatureConservancy of Canada Natural Area Conservation Program,announced in March 2007 by Prime Minister Harper. The land,1,455 acres, will help to protect the environment, local wildlife andtheir habitat.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) announced thatMarch 2008 housing starts, at 254,700 units, were down slightlyfrom 255,600 units in February. For the first quarter of 2008, actualstarts, in rural and urban areas combined, were up about 12.8percent compared to the same period last year. This strong showingis largely due to construction of multiple family dwellings, particularlycondominiums. CMHC predicts the housing market willmoderate gradually throughout 2008. Urban starts edged down by0.4 percent to 221,500 units in March. Urban multiples were up 1.1percent to 141,000 units, while singles decreased 2.9 percent to80,500 units. Rural starts were estimated at an annual rate of33,200 units in March.•ONTARIO TRENDS - Continued from page 12companies that commercially produce products developed atresearch institutions.The $750 million in business tax relief promised over the nextfour years is a fraction of the $12.7 billion in corporate tax that thegovernment collected this year, yet will be welcomed by strugglingmanufacturers.The budget announced a new Skills to Job Action Plan, broadmeasures aimed at closing the skills gap. Measures include expandingapprenticeship training, aid for laid-off workers to go back toschool and funds for colleges to purchase modern equipment onwhich to train them.The plan also includes funding worth $334 million that will beused for one-off measures. These include $200 million to help uni-78 Hardwoods Have Workability


ONTARIO TRENDS - Continuedversities repair buildings, a new $25 millionschool of international studies at theUniversity of Toronto, close to $53 millionfor training to the automotive andmanufacturing sector, and millions toencourage young people to study science.This follows money just recently directedto colleges and universities in the amountof $464 million. The government’s skillplan is $355 million over three years toenable 20,000 laid off workers to enroll inone or two-year training programs. Theprogram will be operating by June andworkers who have been laid off in the pastyear will be eligible. About one quarter ofthe skills spending outlined in the budgetand last fall’s fiscal update will comefrom federal funds directed to theprovince.Companies will be required to reduce theemission of toxic chemicals over anunspecified period of time under new legislation.The budget pledged $41 millionover four years for toxic legislation and todevelop a toxic reduction strategy. TheMinistry of Environment will work withEconomic Development and Researchand Innovation to initiate strategies toreduce industry’s reliance on toxic substances.•WHATAREYOU UPTONOW?Expanding your facilities,addingpersonnel or equipment,holding a meeting or convention?The National HardwoodMagazine would like toknow so that we can publishyour announcement.Send news items to:editor@millerpublishing.comBEE FOREST LLCS1130 STATE HWY 25NELSON, WI 54756715 673-4127715 673-4137 FAXFACILITIES include:• 4 kilns - 2 set up for white woods• Container or flatbed loading• Newman planer S2S• 2 sawmills with circular headsawsfollowed by band resawsSPECIES include good color Northern hardwoodsincluding red oak, basswood, cherry, hickory,hard and soft maple, white oak and aspenSPECIALIZING in random length/widthSales: Jim Giese715 386-0333 or 715 498-5666 cellWOODWORKING PLANER PRACTICEThis 24 page booklet contains the answers to almost any Planerproblem. It tells you: How to handle uneven stock; How to producesquares on a planer; How to reduce disfigurement of stock, andthe tearing of varigrained boards; How to prevent wear of centerof platen; How to handle grains in glued up panels; How jointedcutters affect blower systems; How to make various thicknesses;How to make proper forms for tapering long pieces evenly; Howto bevel and make forms for multiple operation, and many otherideas for better planer performance. . . One woodworking machinemanufacturer stated, “This is the best book that has ever beenwritten on the subject of Planer Practice.” ..........$20.00 per copy.Send Check to:NHM, Book Division P.O. Box 34908, Memphis TN 38184-0908JUNE/2008 79


Profit OpportunitiesHelp Wanted • Business Opportunities • Used Woodworking Machinery &Sawmill Equipment • Used Material Handling Equipment • Panel ProductionEquipment • ServicesHELP WANTEDHardwood Product ManagerWeston Forest Products the Industrialdivision of the Weston Forest Group, locatedin Mississauga Ontario Canada and justnamed one of Canada’s 50 Best ManagedCompanies for 2007 is one of NorthAmerica’s leading full service distributors andre-manufacturers of industrial forest products.We are looking for a HardwoodProduct Manager that will help us grow andmanage our Industrial, Low Grade Hardwoodbusiness.Offering outstanding earning potential andan opportunity for career growth in a fastpacedand mentoring environment theHarwood Product Manager will be responsiblefor increasing the Hardwood profits bymanaging the hardwood inventory, sourcingand purchasing lumber. Coupled with industryexperience and a university degree or collegediploma the successful candidate mustbe entrepreneurial, a team player and haveexceptional work ethic with a positive attitude.If interested please send a resume to:Michelle Arthurs, Director of HumanResources, Weston Forest Products, 7600Torbram Road, Mississauga, ON, L4T 3L8,Email: marthurs@westonforestgroup.com,Fax: 905-677-1639••FIND••A GOOD JOB IN THEWOOD INDUSTRYNHLA Inspection Training Program14-Weeks, from August 4, 2008through November 7, 2008at WV Wood Technology Center in Elkins, WV.Tuition grants available for those whomeet income guidelines.304-637-7500www.wvwoodtech.comSales OpportunityProgressive Canadian hardwood distributorlocated in Ontario looking for highly motivatedsales individual. We offer an attractivesalary plus sales commissions. You aredynamic, aggressive and looking to betteryour career in the North American lumberindustry.All replies held in the strictest of confidence.Reply to: CMP Box 3551National Hardwood MagazinePO Box 34908Memphis, TN 38184-0908ALL CLASSIFIED ADSMUST BE PAID INADVANCE.$45.00 per inchFee for blind boxnumber is $10.00.DEADLINE: 30 days precedingpublication month.For information call: 901-372-8280Classified advertising will not beaccepted for Hardwood productssuch as lumber, dimension, turnings,veneer, carvings, new drykilns or dry kiln equipment, etc.Lumberman WantedWe are a progressive company in search of highlymotivated, “quality minded” people who are seekingstability and career growth in the hardwood lumberindustry. We are an ESOP Company and have a longand proud history dating back to 1904. Our global successis truly tied to the quality of our people and theprocesses that we have perfected and uphold for ourcustomers. We have plants in both Pennsylvania andNew York and currently have opportunities in both Yardand Mill operations. If you have Supervisory skills, orskills in Lumber Inspection, Forklift Operations,Dimension Mill Leadership, Sawyer, or Kiln Operations- then we want to talk to you. For the successful candidates,they will find that our wages are competitiveand our benefits are excellent. Beyond compensation,being a part of a successful team brings tremendousopportunities to those who want to grow.GUTCHESS LUMBERMANUFACTURING IN CORTLAND COUNTY SINCE 1904For confidential consideration please contactGutchess Lumber at:e-mail: jrtracy@gutchess.comfax: (607)758-7935telephone: (607)753-1081DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL SALESAn aggressive, reputable and long standinghardwood lumber company located in the heart ofthe Appalachian Hardwoods is looking for a selfmotivated, career oriented individual for bothDomestic and International sales opportunities.The successful candidate would likely have experiencein one or all types of sales in Kiln Dried orGreen Lumber, Logs and also DimensionProducts. Compensation based on experienceand qualifications. No move necessary to qualify.Please send a cover letter and resume to:CMP#3554National Hardwood MagazineP.O. Box 34908Memphis, TN 38184-0908All replies held in strict confidence.PROCUREMENT FORESTERAmerican Hardwood Industries is seekinga Procurement Forester for our BlueTriangle Hardwoods Division located in theEverett, Pennsylvania area. This positionreports to the General Manager, withresponsibilities that include private timberand log purchase negotiation. Strong communicationand interpersonal skills arerequired. Compensation package includeshighly competitive base salary, companyvehicle, health insurance and 401(k) companymatch benefits. Interested partiesshould send resumes to Debbie Brady atdebbieb@rossiwood.com or fax to 814-652-5863.General ManagerAmerican Hardwood Industries is a newlyformed hardwood manufacturing company withover 150 million board feet of annual hardwoodlumber production and is seeking a GeneralManager for our Northern Hardwoods Divisionlocated in the Houghton, Michigan (UpperPeninsula) area. This position reports directly tothe President, with responsibilities that includedaily management and oversight of hardwoodlumber and log sales, log/timber procurementand sawmill and kiln operations. Strong communication,interpersonal and PC skills arerequired, including working knowledge ofMicrosoft Outlook, Word and Excel.Compensation package includes highly competitivebase salary, annual incentive plan, vehicleallowance and health insurance and 401(k) companymatch benefits. Interested parties shouldsend resumes to our Corporate HumanResources Manager, Sylvie Bowley, at sbowley@ahiwood.comor fax to 860-632-7296.Y O U R A DH E R EW I L L G E TR E S U L T S80 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


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INDEXof AdvertisersAbenaki Timber Corporation....................................Air Systems Mfg. of Lenoir, Inc................................AJD Forest Products ...............................................76American Hardwood Industries, Inc. ..................11ANCHORSEAL.........................................................6Atlanta Hardwood Corporation...........................57AWMV Industrial Products ......................................Barnes, J. Bruce, Inc. ...................................................Batey, Ltd..................................................................75Battle Lumber Co., Inc. ............................................4Beard Hardwoods...................................................74Beasley Forest Products, Inc..................................72Bee Forest LLC ........................................................79Begley Lumber Co., Inc..............................................Better Built Dry Kilns, Inc. ........................................Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc...................................BLC Hardwood Flooring.........................................4Bradford Forest Inc.....................................................Brenneman Lumber Company ...............................7Bruce & Jenkins Lumber Co., Inc. ........................83Bruggeman Lumber, Inc. ...........................................Brunner-Hildebrand Lumber Dry Kiln Co.............BTS Lumber, Inc..........................................................Buckman Laboratories Int’l., Inc. .........................71Cascade Hardwood LLC ...........................................Cersosimo Lumber Co., Inc.......................................Champlain Hardwoods, Inc..................................14Chaney Lumber Co., Inc........................................79Church, Bryant, Hardwoods, Inc. ............................ClearCreek Hardwoods .............................................Cleereman Sales, Inc...............................................71Coastal Lumber Company ........................................Cole Hardwood, Inc.............................................IFCCook, C.C., & Son Lumber Co., Inc. ....................51Corley Manufacturing Co...................................IBCCoulee Region Enterprises, Inc.............................73Coulee Region Hardwoods, Inc............................73Cramer, W.M., Lumber Co. .......................................Cummings Lumber Co., Inc..................................75Curtner Lumber Co. ...................................................Deer Park Lumber, Inc. ..............................................Devereaux Sawmill, Inc. ............................................Distribution Management Systems, Inc. .................Downes & Reader Hardwood Co., Inc................68Eastern Lumber Corp.............................................83Evarts, G.H., & Co., Inc..........................................65Fields, Walter M., Lumber Co...................................Flamex, Inc...............................................................77G.F. Hardwoods, Inc...............................................60GEMPAINT................................................................6Gilbert Hardwood Centers, Inc. ...........................16Gilco Lumber, Inc....................................................21Graf Brothers Flooring ...............................................Granite Hardwoods, Inc. .......................................15Granite Valley Forest Products, Inc..........................Grezenski, James, Forest Products, Inc................20 Pendu Manufacturing ............................................20Gutchess Lumber........................................................ Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co. ..Hanafee Bros. Sawmill Co., Inc. ...........................62 Peterman Lumber, Inc................................................Hanks, Bill, Lumber Co., Inc.................................78 Peterson, Keith D., & Co., Inc. ..............................74Hardwood Forest Foundation ..............................81 Pike Lumber Co., Inc..............................................19Hardwood Forestry Fund......................................81 Pine Mountain Hardwood Lbr. Co. .....................59Hardwood Manufacturers Assoc. ............................ Powell Industries, Inc.............................................72Hawkeye Forest Products, Inc. .................................Pride Hardwood, LLC ...............................................Hermitage Hardwood Lumber Sales, Inc. .................Prime Lumber Company...........................................Highland Hardwood Sales, Inc. ...........................25Progressive Solutions, Inc..........................................Holmes & Co., Inc...................................................66Quality Hardwoods, Inc. .......................................63Huntersville Hardwoods, Inc. ..............................57Quality Hardwoods, Ltd. ......................................13Husky Hardwood Lumber....................................18Ram Forest Products, Inc...........................................Indiana Dimension, Inc..........................................82Rex Lumber Co. ..........................................................Indiana Wood Products, Inc....................................3Rives & Reynolds Lumber Co., Inc..........................Industrial Timber & Lumber Corp.........................5Rosenberry, Carl L., & Sons, Lumber, Inc. ..............Inter-Continental Hardwoods...............................18Salamanca Lumber Co., Inc.......................................Irving, J.D., Limited....................................................Salem Frame ............................................................22ISK Biocides, Inc..........................................................J.H. Lumber .............................................................73Shannon, J.T., Lumber Co., Inc. ...........................FCJ & M Pallet..............................................................83Shaver Wood Products, Inc. ......................................Jones, Ron, Hardwood Sales, Inc..........................53 SII Dry Kilns ..............................................................1Kendrick Forest Products .......................................... Simply Computing .....................................................Kentucky Forest Industries Assoc............................ Sirianni Hardwoods, Inc............................................Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co., Inc........................69 Southern Forest Products Assoc...............................Kitchens Bros. Manufacturing Co., Inc................16 Southern Pneumatics..............................................77Kuhns Bros. Lumber Co., Inc................................17 Spencer, C.A., Inc. .....................................................9Lewis Controls, Inc. .............................................IBC Stiles, A.W., General Contractors, Inc..................55Lewis, Dwight, Lumber Co., Inc. .........................78 Stiles, H.A., Company................................................Limbo............................................................................ Swaner Hardwood Company...................................Linden Lumber Co., Ltd. ........................................... Sylvan Hardwoods, LLC ...........................................MacBeath Hardwood Company............................... T & S Hardwoods, Inc............................................54Mackeys Ferry Sawmill.............................................. Taylor Lumber, Inc......................................................Maxwell Hardwood Flooring ................................... Taylor Machine Works, Inc........................................Mayfield Lumber Co..................................................Taylor, Ralph, Lumber Co., Inc....................42 & 43McDonough Manufacturing Company...................Tectronix Systems Inc.................................................Menominee Tribal Enterprises..................................Tioga Hardwoods, Inc..............................................3Meridien Hardwoods of PA., Inc. ........................23TRAM Lumber, LLC...................................................Metal Detectors, Inc..................................................8Tuscarora Hardwoods, Inc. ...................................58Midwest Hardwood Corporation ........................64Two Rivers Timber Co. ..............................................Miller & Co. .................................................................U•C Coatings Corp. .................................................6Missouri-Pacific Lumber Co. ....................................USNR ...............................................................................Mueller Bros. Timber, Inc. .....................................56Vaughn, Emmet, Lumber Co. ...................................Musser Lumber Sales, Inc..........................................Weston Premium Woods Inc.................................61Neff Lumber Mills, Inc...............................................Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods & Industrial ProductsNetterville, Fred, Lumber Company .......................North Pacific................................................................Wheeland Lumber Co., Inc. ......................................North State Hardwoods, Inc. ................................52White, Harold, Lumber, Inc. .....................................Northland Corp........................................................... Williams, Jerry G., & Sons, Inc..................................Oakcrest Lumber, Inc. ............................................22 Williams, R.J., Inc. ...................................................67Oaks Unlimited ........................................................... Wilson Hardwoods Inc. .............................................Olympic Forest Products. Inc.................................... Wilson Lumber Co., Inc. ........................................25O’Shea Lumber Co. ................................................70 Wolf River Lumber, Inc.........................................BCParton Lumber Company, Inc...............................76 WoodEye Inc................................................................PCS VacDry USA, LP ................................................. Yoder Lumber Company, Inc....................................Note: Advertisers with no page number carry an alternating Ad schedule.84 Hardwoods Have Versatility


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