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November 2008In today’s complex worldat least one thing is plain andsimple. At Cersosimo we provideyou with the largest and mostconsistent supply of qualityhardwood—from the heart ofNew England forests. And we’vebeen doing it for over 55 years.You’ve come to count on us to bethere and deliver the best—anddo it consistently.It’s straight talk from folks whoare easy to talk to, who know thebusiness inside and out—andwhose integrity is as solid as thelumber we provide.


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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 & LumberNOVEMBER/2008 1


C o n t e n t sFeatures:901 Second Street, P.O. Box 506Marathon, WI 54448Phone: 715-443-3317 Fax: 715-443-3581CONTACT: Kerry Romsakromsa@granitevalley.comDon Kochdkoch@granitevalley.comRuss Wendorfrwendorf@granitevalley.com20 Acre Concentration YardEstablishing Strategic AlliancesWith Lake States SawmillsOn-time Delivery OfSmall Through TruckloadAnd Container QuantitiesSERVICES:Dry Kilns with 210,000’ CapacityS282 Newman PlanerStraight Line Ripsaw2 Million Feet of Dry StorageSPECIES:BasswoodMaple (Hard & Soft)AspenWhite PineCherryHickoryWhite BirchVarious Other HardwoodsNew Species, Careful Management Sustains Sweetwater .......................24Heppner Rises To High-End Challenges ....................................................26IDI Welcomes Water-Based Finish..............................................................28Expansion Marks Better Built’s 10 th Anniversary ......................................30Hardwood Forestry Fund Promotes Healthy Forests ...............................32Appalachian Lumbermen Gather For Fall Meeting ...................................34Atlanta Hardwood Honors Guests ..............................................................36Shaver Wood Entertains All Ages...............................................................40West Side Members Find Success In Tough Times..................................42Departments:Hardwood Calendar...........................................................................................6U.S.A. Trends .....................................................................................................8Canadian Trends...........................................................................................10News Developments.....................................................................................12NHLA News....................................................................................................14The Hardwood Council ................................................................................16AHEC Update ................................................................................................18NWFA Flooring Report .................................................................................20Who’s Who ....................................................................................................58Trade Talk ......................................................................................................62Classified Opportunities ..............................................................................72Advertisers Index..........................................................................................76The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject editorial contentand Ads at the staff’s discretion.2 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


November, 2008 Vol. 82, No. 10The CoverCersosimo Lumber Company has grownto become the largest Hardwood producerin New England. With three sawmills,total kiln capacity of 5 million board feetand with extensive timber holdings, thepotential for additional growth looksbright.The company’s team of dedicated andexperienced employees, working closelywith a customer base of professionalwholesalers, has resulted in a real winningcombination for both company and customer.This unique relationship betweencustomer and supplier assures CersosimoLumber Company the ability to respond to the changing requirements ofour industry both domestically and globally.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, Sr.....................................................................................................PublisherPaul J. Miller, Jr. ....................................................................................................PresidentCentral States EditorTerry Miller................................................................................Vice President – Sales Mgr.Northeast EditorWayne Miller ..................................................................................................Vice PresidentCanada & West Coast EditorGary Miller......................................................................................................Vice PresidentSoutheast EditorBarbara King................................................................................................Travel ManagerVirginia Sorensen ........................................................................................Finance OfficerSue Putnam .................................................................................................................EditorDavid Owens...............................................................................................Associate EditorJohn Gray, Jr ......................................................................................................Art DirectorWalter Lee...........................................................................................Associate Art DirectorTammy Daugherty................................................................................Production ManagerCharlene Jumper.....................................................................Green Book …Market SalesLisa Carpenter......................................................................................Circulation ManagerLexi Hardin...............................................................................Subscription & List ServicesMichelle Miller ......................................................................................Classified ExchangeMiller Publishing Corp.ADVERTISING 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. 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Fifty years ago, tough grading, state of the art equipment,just in time delivery – all were qualities for which GilcoLumber became known.The same high standards are found today at each of ourfacilities – although now, we also include computerized scanningand technologically sophisticated drying facilities. Ourmills are all located within a 150 mile radius of our corporateheadquarters – to ensure consistency in coloring,grading and quality of our wood products.Because West Virginia is located totally withinthe heart of the Appalachian Hardwoodregion, we have access to some of the best timberin the world.As a resource based company, we manage 1.2 million acres ofquality timber, so we can serve our customers for the longterm.Our commitment is to our people, our customers andthe environment in which we live. It always has been.It always will be.*We recently acquired a new Hardwoodlumber concentration yard in Marion, N.C.,which will produce an additional 15,000,000board feet of kiln dried lumber annually.*A division of International Lumber Inc.96 MacCorkle Avenue, SW P.O. Box 18370 South Charleston, WV 25303-8370(304) 746-3160 Fax (304) 746-2999 www.gilcolumber.comSales - Scott England, Hank Bishop and Tony Love4 Hardwoods Have Versatility


Premium Northern Hardwoods. Unparalleled in quality, rich consistent color and exceptionally tight grain makenorthern hardwoods the premier choice in wood flooring, kitchen cabinets, architectural millwork, moldings, door &stair parts. From the forests of northern Wisconsin and Michigan, where rich soil, cold winters and a short growingseason combine to create the perfect atmosphere for producing hardwoods of unrivaled excellence and beauty,Wolf River Lumber brings you a full line of northern hardwoods. Wolf River Lumber is under its 7th generation of leadership 150 team members dedicated to excellence in meeting yourchanging demands 55-acre site; 375,000 sq. ft. under roof 40 SII dry kilns on site drying up to 5,000,000 bft./month 10,000,000 bd. ft. of inventory in our humidity-controlled warehouse On-site Walnut, Cherry and Beech steaming facilities We offer knife and abrasive planing of northern hardwoods We offer color, width & length sorts to your specification utilizing100 sorts behind our planer Gang ripping capabilities on our two Mereen-Johnson 441 rip saws.NOW AVAILABLE!FSC CERTIFIED LUMBER &VALUE ADDED PRODUCTSfrom our family-owned, well-managedtimberlands, sawmills andproduction facilities.(920) 982-2542WOLF RIVER LUMBER, INC. HARDWOOD CALENDARNOVEMBERKentucky Forest Industries Assoc.,Kentucky Master Logger, 3-DayCourse, Cooperative ExtensionService, Owen County, Owenton, Ky.Contact: Mark Schuster, 800-859-6006. Nov. 6.Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club,Shamokin Dam, Pa., hosted by KuhnsBros. Lumber Co. Contact: 716-372-2316. Nov. 10.Appalachian Lumbermen’s ClubMeeting, Rock Barn Country Club,6 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


CALENDAR - ContinuedHickory, N.C. Contact: 828-396-7481. Nov. 11.DECEMBERSouthwest Club, Windsor CourtHotel, New Orleans, La. Contact:601-765-8892. Dec. 6-8 (annual banquetand meeting dates: Dec. 7 and 8)West Side Hardwood Club AnnualChristmas Luncheon, Eden ParkRaquet Club, Pine Bluff, Ark.Contact: 501-851-3580. Dec. 18.•WHATAREYOU UPTONOW?Expanding your facilities,adding personnel orequipment, holding ameeting or convention?The National HardwoodMagazine would liketo know so that we canpublish yourannouncement.Send news items to:editor@millerpublishing.comYour competition is switching to lumberTrack.It’s time you discovered why.More and more companies are making the change to lumberTrack, including:Darlington Veneer Cox Industries Hankins Lumber Your competition knew the time was right to switch. It’s time you took a closer look!For more information or a demo call 1-877-746-4774 or visit www.lumberTrack.comNOVEMBER/2008 7


Supplier news about sales, labor, prices, trends, expansions and inventories.SOUTHEAST LAKE STATES WEST COASTSources in the Southeast recently saidthat they believe the forest productsindustry is now entering a rebound period.However, how long it will take to reboundis up for interpretation.A Georgia wholesaler said it could be upto 12 months before the housing situationis righted and everybody is operatingcomfortably.“Right now, it’s really rough out there,”he said. “It’s hard to find lumber becausemore and more sawmills are closing oroperating in limited capacities. When youcan find some lumber, it’s hard to make aprofit on it because of the increasingfreight costs. That’s even affected ourexport business because you don’t want totake orders for several months down theroad when your shipping costs could jump20 percent or more.”The source said he has seen some signsof improvement including the prices forgreen Poplar, and increased sales for kilndriedlumber in various species.“Domestic manufacturers can sometimesbuy kiln-dried lumber cheaper than green,and process it themselves,” he said. “It’s aweird situation out there right now.”The contact said many companies have“battened down the hatches” until the currentmarket shows more improvement.“We didn’t get sick overnight, and we’renot going to get well overnight either.”A Mississippi sawmill source said he’slooking for 2009 to be a better year, and thefuture to be even better. “I believe 2010will be a kick butt year,” he said. “I believewe’ve already seen the bottom, and are juststruggling to start our recovery.”Sources in the Lake States region voicedoptimism about the future of theHardwood industry going into 2009. AMichigan sawmill source said her companyis even planning an expansion.“We are looking into expanding ouroperation with what we’re calling a supershift,” the contact said. “In the afternoons,our sawyers will create cants. The nextday, our gang operator will take the cantscoming off the head rig as well as fromthe night before.”The source said her company hasexpanded its log inventory from hand-tomouthto approximately nine days out.“Before, we were taking logs as soon asthey came off the trucks, scaling them andsending them to our mill,” she said. “Logwise, we’re doing fairly well.”The contact said that although when thelumber industry will improve is unknown,there are already signs of improvement.“Yellow Birch is going out as soon as wecan get it, and Hard Maple is very strong,”she said. “Sap and Better Soft Maple hasalso improved.”The source acknowledged that somecompanies are adding new products totheir inventory to help attract new business,but issued a word of caution. “Acouple years ago, we tried buying greenWhite Oak from southern Wisconsin, andwe still have some of that available. We’reexperts in Hard Maple. Experts shouldstick with what they do well.”A Wisconsin distribution yard source saidthe current market could be best describedas “down and slow.” However, he said thatthere is some room for growth.Like their counterparts throughout thecountry, sources in the West Coast believethat the lumber industry’s general slowdownwill continue throughout 2009.However, it’s truly anybody’s guess whenthe situation will improve.An Oregon wholesale lumberyardsource said the lumber, cabinets and fixturesmarkets have all struggled this year.“I think we’ve got a ways to go beforewe’re going to see a recovery,” he said. “Itwill be well into the second half of 2009before things get a whole lot better.”The contact said he’s “preparing for theworst, but hoping for the best” as the yeardraws to a close. “We’re being as optimisticas we can, but we’re certainlypreparing for the market to go down further,”he said. “Nothing’s going to changein the immediate future. The upper-endhomes may recover quicker than the marketin general. You just have to size yourbusiness to the level of business you haveand ride it out.”The source said Alder has held its own,Poplar has performed fairly well, andthere has been a recent uptick in Red Oakdemand from do-it-yourselfers. “HardMaple and Cherry have dropped, though,”he said.A California wholesaler added that,“Everyone seems to be in the same boat.Homebuilding is at a standstill, but thereseems to be some movement in the commercialmarket.”The source indicated that the West Coasthad been performing better than other areasof the country. “But, once housing wentdown, everything followed suit,” he said.Please turn to page 67 Please turn to page 68Please turn to page 698 Hardwoods Have Workability


News from suppliers about prices,trends, sales and inventories.QUEBECMany contacts in Quebec reported certain companies remainedclosed for extended periods of time or ran at reduced hours. Withthe very wet summer season, log decks were small. This forcedHardwood flooring manufacturers to seek their lumber outside ofQuebec.Demand for Ash was reported as steady and one of the hottestspecies on the market. There was some concern about lack ofYellow Birch supplies, which had concentration yards wary ofbringing in too much lumber. Cherry sales were still slow, with littleor no buyer interest. Requests by customers for very particularcolor specifications made it even harder to sell. Hard Maple marketswere reported as reasonably good, but several reported thatNo. 1 Common sales were getting tougher again. Some buyershave been reported switching between Soft and Hard Maple,reverting back to the Hard Maple as the preferred choice.According to Statistics Canada, the value of Canada’s timber(highest value), energy, and mineral resource assets rose 5% in2007 to almost $1.3 trillion. This amounted to over 18% ofCanada’s total wealth including natural resources. The value of theindividual resource assets showed mixed growth, continues thereport, with timber declining by more than 4%, energy remainedalmost constant, and minerals increased by more than one-third.The value of timber reserves (over half of natural resource value)declined by more than 4% in 2007, following a similar decline in2006. Lumber export quotas to the United States, the strongCanadian dollar and weak demand for lumber in the U.S. housingmarket likely accounted for much of the decrease, concludes thereport.Housing starts rebounded sharply recently, with the seasonallyadjusted annual rate jumping to 211,000 units from 186,500, outpacingthe forecasts of about 190,000, said Canada Mortgage andHousing Corporation (CMHC). Ontario accounted for the entiregain, with starts in the country’s most populous province climbing81 percent to 86,500 from 47,800, but falling in every other region,said CMHC. CMHC stated that nationally, starts of single-familydwellings rose 2 percent to 71,200 units recently. In contrast withOntario, urban starts were off 22.5 percent to 23,700 units in theONTARIOThe topic of concern in the forestry sector revolves around supplyissues. Sawmill output has decreased since the end of last winter.Contacts in the industry have been reporting that their log deckshave been lower for much of the year. It is reported that there hasbeen a considerable drop in the number of loggers and loggingoperations, along with timber sales by private landowners. It wasreported that there was an upswing in sawmill production recentlyfor specific grades and species previously reported in short supply.Demand is outpacing mill output of pallet lumber, cants and ties.Contacts comment it is difficult to move Basswood in the marketplace.Prices were reported to have gone down slightly for thisspecies.Supplies of Green Hard Maple are reported to have improved,with area mills having been able to increase their log inventories ofthis species, and production has picked up once again. The supplysituation hasn’t changed much for kiln dried Hard Maple, beingadequate for most grades and thicknesses.Demand is reported as limited for Red Oak, with stiff competitionfor available orders. Supply and demand are well matched forgreen and kiln dried Red Oak. With the weakening economic conditionsworldwide, demand has gone down for White Oak. Severalfactors for lower exports include: the lack of containers for shippingoverseas, the actual shipments going out or being delayed, andrising costs of inland and ocean freight rates. On the domestic frontmany businesses have focused on White Oak because it has been abetter moving and profitable species.On the international market, higher freight costs have cut into thepotential currency exchange rate savings for foreign buyers. Manyforeign buyers are looking for suppliers closer to production plantsto ease the rising freight costs. In South America, tighter regulationshave reduced market supplies of indigenous species. InRussia, higher taxes on legally logged tracts have limited log andlumber availability. In other areas, some temperate and tropicalspecies in certain markets require a standard of certification forlegality that precludes some supplier nations. Preference is given tocertified products in certain countries. Slowing housing markets inthe U.S. and Europe have deflated hopes of increased exports ofPlease turn to page 70 Please turn to page 7110 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


There’s more thanmeets the eye inWoodEyeAdvanced technology is far fromeverything in WoodEye. In us,listen to where you are headingIf you want to take part indeveloping your business,call us today!We will be happy to arrange for a:CONSULTATIONDEMONSTRATIONTEST WITH YOUR PRODUCTSwww.woodeyeinc.com(770) 995-6765NewsDevelopmentsNAHB, NAR RESPOND TOFANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC TAKEOVERSThe National Assoc. of Home Builders (NAHB), located inWashington, D.C., and the Chicago, Ill.-based National Assoc. ofRealtors (NAR) recently voiced their support on the government’splan to place Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship.“While it is unfortunate that we have reached this point, we arehopeful that the government’s action on Fannie Mae and FreddieMac will help to increase liquidity in the nation’s mortgage marketsand restore confidence in the global financial markets,” said JerryHoward, executive vice president and chief executive officer of theNAHB.Howard added, “At this critical turning point, it is essential thatgovernment regulators and all parties involved in the nation’s housingfinance system work together to rebuild the nation’s secondarymortgage market — a move that is absolutely vital to provideaffordable mortgages for America’s homebuyers and to help spuran economic recovery.”Richard F. Gaylord, NAR president, said, “I commend TreasurySecretary Henry Paulson and Federal Housing Finance AgencyDirector James Lockhart for their bold actions to bring stability andcontinued liquidity to the nation’s mortgage market. Fannie Maeand Freddie Mac have always played a vital role in the U.S. economyby making fair and affordable mortgage loans available forhomebuyers and owners. Their critical mission must not be interrupted.“NAR believes that the announced plan will help restore confidencein the secondary mortgage market,” Gaylord added. “Weappreciate the steps taken to calm the market, make mortgagesmore widely available and protect taxpayers. This demonstratesthat the government is clearly committed to keeping the flow ofcapital uninterrupted, which is crucial to the housing sector and theeconomy.”VAN MILLWORK ADDS HARDWOODFLOORING TO INVENTORYVan Millwork, headquartered in Needham, Mass., recentlyannounced plans to offer a wide variety of Hardwood flooring totheir expanding design center product lines. The Hardwood flooringwill be produced by such leading manufacturers as Bruce,Stuart, Hawa and BR-111, and comes with full installation services.James A. Donlin, president and chief executive officer of VanMillwork, said that Hardwood flooring is the perfect complementto Van Millwork’s signature mantels, stair components, interior andexterior doors, and custom or standard trim.“We are always looking for ways to improve the range of productswe offer clients,” Donlin said. “With flooring, we give clientsnot only a choice of many different species and finishes, but also achoice of installation options, making it easy for anyone needingflooring to find just what they need.”Founded in 1967 as a full service lumber company, Van Millworkhas grown into one of the largest interior millwork suppliers inNew England. The firm offers a full array of millwork products andarchitectural trim for the interior and exterior of the home, includingmouldings, interior and exterior doors, stair components, signaturemantels, wainscot panel systems and columns.ETHAN ALLEN TO INTRODUCEECO-FRIENDLY FURNITURE LINEBeginning this January, furniture retailer/manufacturer EthanAllen, based in Danbury, Conn., will market a line of eco-friendly12 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


News about North American industrialHardwood consumers and overseasupdates, including mergers, plant expansions,association activities and personnelfurniture items under the American Hardwoods or AmericanWoods umbrella.The collection will feature water-based finishes, organic bed coverings,products containing recycled materials and eco-friendlylinens and upholstery fabrics.Ethan Allen operates several domestic Hardwood manufacturingplants, and owns two sawmills that supply wood to those facilities.The company has been using water-based finishes for upholsteryfor nearly five years, but will now use water-finishes for mostitems.BLUELINX CLOSES TWOLANE STANTON VANCE FACILITIESBlueLinx Corp., headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., recently closedtwo Lane Stanton Vance Hardwood distribution yards in Industryand Oakland, Calif., and its Custom Mills Inc. custom milling operationin Industry.Lane Stanton Vance will continue to operate its cabinet and contractordivisions in Diamond Bar, El Cajon, Oxnard and SanMarcos, Calif., and Phoenix, Ariz.BlueLinx offers more than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliercompanies. The firm has strategic vendor relationships withmany well-known building products manufacturers. BlueLinx purchasedLane Stanton Vance and its subsidiary Custom Mills Inc. in2005.SBI REPORT SHOWS KITCHEN CABINET SLOWDOWNA new report by Specialists in Business Information (SBI), basedin Rockville, Md., shows that the kitchen cabinet industry is likelyin for a sustained slowdown as the housing market continues todecline.According to the report, consumption of kitchen cabinets in theUnited States reached $14 billion in 2006. However, the marketdecreased an estimated 17 percent in 2007 as homeowners reinedin spending and homebuilders pared back construction. It’s apparentthat the kitchen cabinet market will continue to decline thisyear. However, there are questions remaining, including when willthere be a bottom and how soon will growth return.The study, which can be found at www.reportlinker.com/-p092004/Kitchen-Cabinets-in-the-US.html, includes historical datafrom 1998 through 2007, with forecast data for 2008 to 2012.For more than 10 years, SBI has been providing comprehensiveand insightful market research to business professionals in houseand home markets, manufacturing and construction, and materialsand chemicals.ECOTIMBER THRIVES ON SUSTAINABLE WOODEcoTimber, located in Richmond, Calif., has survived the downturnin the housing market by turning to environmentally soundHardwood and bamboo flooring.With a 15,000-square-foot warehouse, EcoTimber is one of thenation’s largest green certified wood suppliers. The company markets24 varieties of Hardwood flooring including classic and handscrapedHard Maple, Hickory and Walnut, and six kinds of bambooflooring. All Hardwood is 100 percent certified by the ForestStewardship Council (FSC).The focus on the flooring sector has meant big business forEcoTimber. According to statistics provided by the company,EcoTimber’s sales have climbed from $800,000 in 2003 to a projected$8 million this year.• NOVEMBER/2008 13


NHLA NewsThe Industry Needs A Blue Ocean Strategyby MARK BARFORD, CAEExecutive DirectorNational Hardwood Lumber Assoc.Memphis, Tenn.Northern and Appalachian Hardwoods• 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.comWhen I think of blue oceans, I think of summervacation, lying on the beach and taking iteasy. That sounds like something this industrycould really use, but unfortunately notwhat I am talking about here.The Blue Ocean Strategy is a new management theory developedby authors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, and entails lookingbeyond our current waters of competitive business to new areasof profitability. The theory is that the current business climate hasbecome blood red with companies trying to undercut each other,and budgets cut to a bare minimum as they try to live off ofreserves until times get better. Blue ocean strategy is a call to lookpast the current customers and find new areas to compete in, whereopportunities exist, and is a lot more than just finding new customers.The authors define a Blue Ocean as “a market space that is createdby identifying an unserved set of customers, then delivering tothem a compelling new value proposition.” In other words, it is notjust about finding new customers; it’s about creating new marketsand then developing a strategy to meet them. The challenge of thetheory is that these new markets are not based on just knocking ondoors, but rather doing three very specific things.First - developing empirical data about the market. What is it buying?Where will the market be? What difference in the productwould make them interested in buying it? What are the dynamicsof the market? How does changing demographics affect demand inthe future?Second - a rigorous analysis. What are the limitations of youroperations? Who do you need on staff to take on change? Howcould you make either minor or possibly significant changes toreach that market? What is the best way to prepare for the futuremarkets not even in existence yet?Third - a strong dose of creativity and imagination, so-called “outof the box” thinking. How do you reconfigure your product offeringto better balance the customers’ needs against the costs ofdoing it? Is there a new way to produce a product that will be ofvalue in the marketplace?When I think of blue oceans, I picture the mighty unrestricted seasthat are all around us. A saturated market, like the Hardwood industryright now, becomes a red ocean. The blue oceans for theHardwood business need to be found, but more likely they need tobe created. It is that proactive idea that we can create our future andnot passively wait until the market improves that makes this theoryso engaging.Ah, the smell of the surf and the feel of the warm sand are makingme more optimistic about our industry every day!•14 Hardwoods Have Versatility


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SSirianniHardwoods, Inc.912 Addison RoadPainted Post, New York 14870Telephone: (607) 962-4688Fax: (607) 936-6237www.siriannihardwoods.comshwds@stny.rr.comHardwood Council Offsets CarbonDebate In New Architect CEUTom Armentano Keith McPherson Jim SirianniTop Quality Kiln DriedHardwood Lumber900m’ Kiln CapacityMixed Railcars, Trucks& ContainersParton 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 Loadingwww.partonlumber.comTo serve you, we have modern band mills and other state-of-the-artequipment such as: a planer mill; a 90 bay sorter; dry kilns; 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 ClaytonThe Hardwood Council’s new American Institute of Architects(AIA) approved Continuing Education Unit (CEU) debuts in theNovember issue of Architectural Record magazine. The AmericanHardwood Advantage: Carbon-Neutral Materials for Today’s ZeroTolerance Goals explores how American Hardwoods naturally offsetglobal warming and benefit the built environment by reducingdangerous gas emissions. The CEU arrives in time for the U.S.Green Building Council’s 2008 Greenbuild InternationalConference and Expo, and will be accessible on the HardwoodCouncil website, www.hardwoodcouncil.com.All licensed architects are required to enhance their professionalskills through continuing education. AIA members are annuallyrequired to complete 18 hours of continuing education. From 2009-2012, four of the 18 hours must be in sustainable design subjectareas. Providers must address sustainable design and focus on aqualifying topic. Hardwood Council CEUs have long addressedsustainable design, but the new focus is on carbon sequestration.The Hardwood Council’s latest CEU profiles several facilities,including:The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, located in Baraboo, Wis., wasthe first-ever USGBC certified LEED-Platinum, carbon-neutralbuilding. The 13,000-square-foot facility is a net zero energybuilding that produces over 110 percent of its annual energy needs.The center features locally harvested Hardwoods. Siding and foyerflooring were made from Oak, while tables and exterior doors weremilled from White Oak. Cherry provided flooring in the formalmeeting hall, bookcases, interior doors, and naturally-curvedcounter tops. Windsor chairs were fabricated from Red Maple andCherry. Black Locust is featured as decking and railing on theporches, and proved to be useful since it is naturally rot resistant,eliminating the need for treated lumber. To produce these materialsand products, the architects worked with a local sawmill, cabinetmaker, and furniture makers.The Adjaye Pavilion, designed by one of the UK’s leading architects,is part of London’s Southbank Center. The 8 meter by 5meter elliptical structure is formed of two circular chambers madeof American Tulipwood. Visitors first enter the smaller chamberand then pass into a wider space with a view of the London Eye.American Tulipwood was selected for its inherent flexibility,strength, attractive grain and varying hues of pale yellow throughmid brown.The Drobish Family Barn is a traditional Pennsylvania barn inKennett Square, Pa. Locally sourced green Oak, totaling 27,241board feet, was selected as flooring in the upstairs and downstairsof the barn.By exploring these cases, architects will gain insight into the sustainabilityand carbon-neutral characteristics of AmericanHardwoods, define carbon neutrality, discuss the various carbonoffset methods, and evaluate the role of Hardwoods in a carbonneutralbuilding.This marks The Hardwood Council’s fourth CEU designed forarchitects. To date, nearly 700 AIA-member architects have completedThe Hardwood Council’s last CEU, American Hardwoodsfor High-Traffic Areas, through Architectural Record.Founded in 1993, The Hardwood Council is a coalition of 10Hardwood lumber and product associations. Its members include:Please turn to page 6616 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


Branching Out Worldwidewww.ahwood.com | sales@ahwood.comEmporiumHardwoodsGrahamLumberNOVEMBER/2008 17


2 CharactersproduceR/Q White Oak &Plain-Sawn WalnutCharacterLumberto makeCharacterGreg & Dave GrafFlooring.White Oak & WalnutPO Box 458679 Johnson LaneSouth Shore, KY 41175Phone: 606-932-3117Fax: 606-932-3156E-mail: info@grafbro.comWebsite: www.grafbro.comGraf Brothers produces CharacterRift & Quartered White Oak andPlain-Sawn Walnut in widthsranging from 7” to 15” and wider.Call for special pricing.NOVEMBER/2008 21


58228 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 inventoryPartial view of boiler building and dry kilns.red oak, white oak, cherry, white ash,poplar, hard maple, soft maplehickory, walnut(left) Grading and inspection station (center) sorting line for grade(right) stacker for green lumber.Carl L. Rosenberry& Sons Lumber, Inc.7446 Path Valley RoadPhone: (717) 349-2289Fort Loudon, PA 17224FAX: (717) 349-2044Bill, Carl and David RosenberryTwo automatic circle mills and line bar band resawMaintaining 700,000’ K.D. inventory and 1,000,000 bd. ft. of Green and Air Dried lumber300,000 bd. ft. Kiln CapacityKILN DRYING FINE PENNSYLVANIA HARDWOODS75% Red and White OakANNUAL PRODUCTION 7,000,000’Email inquiries to Jackie Kriner at jackierosewood@innernet.net22 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


“We operate on sevenacres with 28 inreserve for expansion.But you don’t survivein the lumber industryby being reckless.”–Clay Anderson, president of Sweetwater Lumber and Land Co., Austell, Ga.New Species, Careful Management SustainsSweetwaterAustell, Ga.—In today’s tight market, there may be no such creature as a “pure” distributionlumber yard, with each company finding its own path through a challenging economy.Sweetwater Lumber President Clay Anderson continues toincrease the volume of products that his company mills.For Clay Anderson, president of Sweetwater Lumberand Land Co. in Austell, Georgia, optimizing profitabilityas a distribution yard means keeping a sharp eye onways to sustain excellent customer service while alsoadapting to an industry that has definitely gone global inits scope.Sweetwater Lumber and Land Co. is a breakaway companyfrom Atlanta Hardwood, which had its roots in theHoward Bros. Lumber Co. in the early 1960s. “It’sgrown from nothing, really, with the emphasis onmethodical, planned growth and by operating on a debtfreebasis with reasonable reserves for weathering industrychanges,” said Anderson. Sweetwater remains debtfree even today and Anderson’s interest in expansion isdriven more by concerns for safety than for profit. “Thestacks of lumber are starting to get higher than I wouldlike in the warehouse, so I’ve got my eyes out foroptions,” he said.One such option is the purchase of a nearby framingyard that closed recently, a sign of the times thatPlease turn to page 55BY M.A. WALLACERight Hand Page Photos1. Paneled and furnished in Lyptus,the boardroom is a frequent gatheringspot for company planning meetingsamong the staff. From left toright: Darren Anderson, secretary/treasurer; Rodney Smith, salesman;Clay Anderson, owner/president;Joey Anderson, vice president; JohnWeaver, purchasing agent.2. Kelli West, office manager (left)and Gail Naylor, receptionist, havebeen in charge of Sweetwater’ssmooth-running office for years.3. Lyptus, a hybrid form ofEucalyptus trademarked by Weyerhaeuser,is one of Sweetwater’s newestspecies offerings. Sweetwater is a subdistributorfor the product.4. Sweetwater Lumber Co. processesand sells over 6 million board feet oflumber annually.5. Sweetwater’s lumber handlingequipment includes a Yates-AmericanB-26E planer and a Mereen-Johnson424 Optimizing rip saw system.6. Pictured are some of Sweetwater’sforklifts and trucks being used to getan order ready for shipment. Thecompany has daily deliveries to theAtlanta area, and ships products overthe road throughout the region weekly.24 Hardwoods Have Versatility


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123Azusa, Calif.– Every company would like to say customer service is its strength. WhenHeppner Hardwoods says so, its statement is backed by genuine testimony rife with superlatives and customerloyalty, even through difficult times. For that matter, treatment of employees, the community, andquality workmanship isn’t too shabby either. Nor is the level of clientele serviced.Through its customers, the Heppner team participates in remodelsand new construction on upscale homes, hotels the likes of the RitzCarlton and Omni in San Francisco and a new generation of libraryarchitecture, predominantly in Los Angeles, Ventura and SanDiego. The company’s architectural millworks are requestedbeyond those areas also, as can be seen at the Broadmoor inColorado and the Grand Tiara in Japan.You’d be hard pressed to find a woman out in the 6-shed mainmillwork manufacturing facility, unless you’re there when LorraineHeppner, president of the company is filling in for her youngest sonBrent, who is operations manager/vp of the company. And whenshe does, she’s right at home, though her main niche is the administrativeoffices attached to a separate second warehouse and distributionfacility down the road.The mother/son partnership was not always the family constituencyat the helm. Lorraine started the company with her husbandBarry in 1974. Barry’s introduction to the Hardwood lumber industryoccurred in 1964 when he attended the National HardwoodLumber Inspection School. He came to the Memphis, Tenn.-basedschool upon the suggestion of his brother, Jim, then a reporter for26 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


Rises ToHigh-End4ChallengesBY CLARE ADRIANNational Hardwood Magazine, who thought his brother was wastinghis talents working as an accountant and moonlighting musician.“We started out as a jobber for milling and I was the one who washands-on and did the woodworking projects in the garage,”Heppner reminisced. She was with the business from the ground upexcept for a period of time when she paused to earn a degree andpractice her craft of fashion design.Upon her husband’s death in 1991, Lorraine was thrust into theday-to-day operations. Without a strong management team, sherealized the need to acquaint herself with the nuts and bolts of thecompany once again at the current level. She basically redefinedthe company by paring down the unprofitable customers and thenumber of employees to 20, many of whom were long-term productionworkers, already with the company for 10 years. “I was,and still am, very hands-on. I would go out every Friday and talkto them and give them a little bit on the state of the company. Therewas a time when I asked them to take pay cuts, which they did andstayed on.”Within the last five years, some of those stalwarts have reachedPlease turn to page 49Left Hand Page:1. Heppner Hardwoods, located in Azusa, Calif., is led by several key personnel, including:(front row) inventory coordinator Jerry Reynolds, logistics manager Jeff Enright,office and credit manager Christine Byrd; (back row) inventory controller GlenGilloroy, sales manager Del Burgdorf, operations manager/vice president BrentHeppner, flooring manager Mike Irish, safety coordinator Raul Muniz, and (seated),president Lorraine Heppner.2. Company President Lorraine Heppner displays a steel knife for an 11-inch size profile.3. Lorraine, son Brent (right), and flooring manager Mike Irish confer over a stack ofWalnut.Right Hand Page:4. The fleet of new Heppner Hardwoods trucks.NOVEMBER/2008 27


IDI WelcomesWater-Based FinishBY PAUL MILLER JR.Logansport, Ind.— For nearly 20 years,Indiana Dimension Inc. (IDI), headquartered here, has been knownas a place where cutting edge technology produces cutting edgeresults, high-speed manufacturing meets quality, and “environmentallyfriendly solutions” meet the world’s growing concerns.Indiana Dimension Inc. was founded in1990 by Milt Cole and Roy Rentschler asa sister company of Cole Hardwood Inc.IDI began with 30,000 square feet ofmanufacturing space, and a focus onHardwood mouldings. Today, the companyboasts more than 200,000 square feetof manufacturing space, and a productline that includes cabinet doors and components,edge-glued panels, dimensionparts and mouldings.Recently, IDI completed a near two-yearexpansion project that included the installationof the state of Indiana’s first waterbasedfinish. In an effort to remain 100percent “green,” IDI uses water-basedglues and finishes to assure all compo-nents and products meet those strict standards.The new UV water-based finish isformaldehyde free with an extremely lowamount of volatile organic compounds.“We’re green from start to finish,” saidJeremy Rentschler, Roy’s son and salesmanager for the company. “We use solidHardwood lumber that is considered sustainablehere in Indiana. All of our gluesare formaldehyde free. We also recycle allof our wood waste to produce steam toheat our facility so that nothing goes towaste.”During the expansion, IDI also installedMicrovellum, an AutoCAD-based manufacturingsoftware for the woodworkingindustry. Microvellum has the tools need-ed to design everything from display fixtures,office systems and casework toarchitectural millwork and custom items.In recent years, the company has addedother state-of-the-art machinery includingseveral CNC routers; a Cemcoplaner/sander; three Cameron automationcolor match machines; several Barr-Mullin Brute chop saw lines; and a Barr-Mullin CompuRip system.IDI manufactures quality Hardwoodcomponents and products including architecturalmillwork (mouldings); cabinetcomponents (arched rails, cabinet parts,drawer components, face frame components,rails, stiles); cabinet doors (archeddoors, flat panel doors, mitered doors,raised panel doors); panels (drawer fronts,edge-glued panels, raised panels); andother Hardwood products including furniturecomponents and valances.Jeremy said the upgrades were neededto help IDI expand its offerings intomitered doors, hope chests andCNC machined components.With the new technology, thefirm can perform its own inhousegrinding, manufactureenough component parts for30,000 cabinet doors, cut fivesemi-loads of kiln-dried lumberand edge glue 12,000 squarefeet of panels per shift.“We’re still going to producecabinet components, but we arepushing forward into cabinetdoor assembly,” said Jeremy,who began working for IDI atage 16. “We are hoping we willPlease turn to page 54This is a display of some of the new finishes available including Newport Cherry, Dark Walnut and Natural.28 Hardwoods Have Workability


Jake Smith is shaping/sanding raised panels on a new single-end arching tenoner.Indiana Dimension Inc. (IDI), headquartered in Logansport, Ind., recently installed thestate of Indiana’s first water-based flat finish line.Jerry Gust works on IDI’s new, state-of-the-art double end tenoner.Joe Shafer prepares doors for assembly at IDI’s facility, which recently completed a twoyearexpansion project.This is a picture of IDI’s three CNC machining stations, which manufacture variouswood components.This is a view of the new, state-of-the-art finish sanding line for cabinet doors and components.Pictured are some cabinet doors being sent through the sanding line.NOVEMBER/2008 29


Expansion MarksBetter Built’s10th AnniversaryThese new kilns from Better Built Dry Kilns Inc., headquartered in Villa Hills, Ky., were recently installed at WoodcraftIndustries Inc. in Greenville, Pa.Villa Hills, Ky.– Better Built Dry Kilns, located here, is celebrating its 10th anniversarythis year by launching expansion plans. Established in 1998 by Larry Randall, the company specializesin the sale and installation of dry kilns, Walnut/Cherry steamers, pallet heat treaters and center fan wallpre-dryers. With 30 years experience in dry kiln sales, both nationally and internationally, Randall tooka leap of faith starting his own business, which has soared to service the United States, Canada, SouthAmerica and Mexico.Key personnel for this family ownedand operated business, besides LarryRandall, includes Randall’s son, Chris,who in 2004 graduated with a mastersdegree in business administration fromthe University of Kentucky. He joined hisfather in the business as vice president ofoperations/sales. Alexandria, Randall’sdaughter, graduated with a degree inhuman resources from NKU and joinedthe family business in 2006 overseeinginside sales, marketing and accountspayable. Randall’s wife, Florence, is thecompany’s treasurer.Having years of experience with nationaland international companies in dehumidificationas well as conventional kilns,Randall has conquered most of the drawbacksin dry kiln construction and compo-nents. “We named it Better Built becauseit is better built,” said Larry Randall, presidentof sales.The company offers dry kilns that arepackage or track loaded, high or low pressuresteam fired, hot water heated, anddirect or indirect fired kilns. Turbo tubefan lines increase efficiency by 15 to 17percent. “The fan motor and propeller arein a tube, making sure all the air goesthrough the lumber. Every coil is trappedwith a continuous flow orifice trap thatensures, among other things, that the boilerload is reduced by 15 to 20 percent.This also reduces chemicals required forboiler water treatment,” Randall said.While primarily popular among softwoodproducers, the company’s trackkilns are offered in a “center fan wallBY GARY MILLERdesign” that allows fans and primary heatto go between the tracks with reheat flowingabove the false ceiling. Available insingle or double track design, aluminumor steel structure, the kilns are fired byeither a direct fire burning system or ahigh-pressured steam process. “Our kilnsare known for longevity, which is attributedin part to being manufactured fromstainless steel,” Randall noted.Pre-dryers are cross-flow with either asingle line or double opposing overheadfan line as well as center fan wall design,all offered in multi-zone format. Somemodels feature Galvanized frames withhanging stainless steel roof panels andothers are available in aluminum andstainless steel. Pallet heat treaters areavailable in three different types: a30 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


ooftop model mounted on a customer-supplied shippingcontainer; a field-assembled all aluminum/stainless steel,truck load lot machine; or a multiple-load, self-propelledmachine that captures a pre-staged load while exposing a finishedload. Some heat treaters double as a dry kiln.Better Built also provides steamers that have a value-addedbenefit with two options. In the first, steam is originateddirectly in the chamber by using a live steam bar, or steamcan be produced indirectly by submerging a heating elementand boiling a trough of water. The second option can beattained using low or high-pressure steam, along with anindirect fired stand-alone gas burner system. “Our Walnutsteamers are unique in that they boil city water and the steamis trapped and returned so there is no chemically treatedwater lost and steam is distributed more evenly for uniformcolor,” Randall said.The entire process is streamlined using Lignomat computercontrols and wireless technology supported by LignomatCorporation. The advanced controls offer a 7-day circlechart, dual dry bulb, single wet bulb format or fully computerizedmultiple zone systems using wireless dry bulbs, wirelessmoisture sensing probes and wireless EMC. “Thisadvanced technology makes changes on its own and oftenthe kiln operator doesn’t have to be there,” Randall said.The philosophy at Better Built Dry Kilns is to provide atrouble free, long lasting product to the end-user at a competitiveprice that truly is “Better Built.” With 15 fulltimeemployees, most installations are done on a subcontractbasis. The equipment is shipped to the job location prior toarrival of the work crew. The company uses common carriers,and overnight delivery is available on small parts andrepair parts. “We do a lot of repair service and our crews arecertified welders and electricians that can handle repair servicefor most any make of kilns,” Randall said. He noted thatBetter Built’s kilns are now proudly produced in the UnitedStates. Better Built also now offers do-it-yourself reskinningkits for older kilns of all makes.Looking ahead, the company has expansion plans scheduledby the end of the year. “We are looking at a new pieceof property and an 8,000-square-foot building with 2,400square feet in office space here in Villa Hills,” Randall stated.“This will allow more manufacturing space so we canutilize more equipment such as a hydraulic press and an aluminumfinned pipe extruder.” Randall projects to acquire thenew equipment and property by the end of this year.Among other associations, Better Built belongs to theNational Hardwood Lumber Association and KentuckyForest Industries Association. For more information aboutBetter Built Dry Kilns and its products and services, visit thecompany’s website at www.betterbuiltdrykilns.com or contactthe firm directly at 1-866-710-2235.•This center fan wall pre-dryer was also installed at Woodcraft Industries in Greenville, Pa.This is a photo of a new Walnut steamer Better Built Dry Kilns recently installed at KendrickForest Products in Edgewood, Iowa.New re-skinning kits are now available through Better Built Dry Kilns.NOVEMBER/2008 31


Hardwood Forestry FundPromotes Healthy ForestsReston,Va.—Established here in 1990, the HardwoodForestry Fund has helped provide healthy,abundant Hardwood forests for futuregenerations by planting more than 3million trees in 26 U.S. states andfour foreign countries.Created by the Hardwood Plywood& Veneer Assoc., also headquarteredin Reston, Va., the HardwoodForestry Fund is a 501(c)(3) educationalorganization dedicated toestablishing sustainable Hardwoodforests. Over the years, membershiphas grown to include many segmentsof the forest products industry, aswell as environmentally concernedindividuals and foundations.Hardwood Forestry Fund memberstook the proactive approach to treereplacement and wise forest managementlong before “going green” wasin fashion.The mission of the HardwoodForestry Fund (HFF) is to promotequality Hardwood timber growth,education and the environmentallysound management and use of Hardwoodresources to meet the needs of future generations.HFF accomplishes that goal by sponsoringHardwood tree planting and managementprojects on public land allocated formultiple use, and educating the public oncompatability of sound forest managementpractices with environmentalresponsibility.The Hardwood Forestry Fund is criticalbecause it creates partnerships with companiesand natural resource agencies toreplace trees used in the manufacture ofwood products. Through tree planting andforest management, the HFF and its memberscreate sustainable forests on publicland. These new forests are managed byprofessional foresters to provide manybenefits including wildlife habitatenhancement, improved water quality,demonstration and education for privatelandowners, and quality Hardwood timberproduction. Once established, theseforests will provide a continuing supply offorest benefits to manufacturers and consumers.Through tree planting and aggressiveforest management on public land, theHardwood Forestry Fund promotesHardwood timber growth, management,environmental education, andwise use of the nation’s renewableforest resources. Trees planted bythe HFF require a management plan,harvest and regeneration schedule toensure they will be cared for to providequality natural resources forfuture generations.With the help of its members, theHardwood Forestry Fund providesgrants to public natural resourcepartners (like state foresters) to plantand manage Hardwood forests. TheHFF plants a mixture of Hardwoodspecies including Red and WhiteOak, Walnut, Ash, Maple and Cherryto mimic natural regeneration andcreate a diverse forest that supports avariety of plant and animal life.For 2008, the Hardwood ForestryFund distributed a record number ofgrants including approximately $175,000for the planting and management of morethan 750,000 trees. Grant recipientsincluded county and state forestry departmentsand leading universities inMinnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana,Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan,Pennsylvania, Maine, Arkansas and WestVirginia.32 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


HFF members who provide generous contributions include:Banks Hardwoods Inc.; Devereaux Sawmill Inc.; Downes &Reader Hardwood Co.; Fitzpatrick & Weller Inc.; Frank MillerLumber Co.; Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club; QualityHardwoods Inc.; Rex Lumber Co.; Rossi AmericanHardwoods; Somerset Wood Products Inc.; Taylor LumberInc.; TBM Hardwoods Inc.; W.M. Cramer Lumber Co.;National Hardwood Magazine and the Softwood ForestProducts Buyer. Leading contributors include ArmstrongWorld Industries; Columbia Forest Products; ManningtonWood Floors; Anderson Hardwood Floors; AppalachianEngineered Floors Inc.; WalzCraft Industries Inc.; SheogaHardwood Flooring; and 84 Lumber Co. For a complete list ofHardwood Forestry Fund members, visit www.hardwoodforestryfund.organd click on the “Meet our Members” section.Since 1990, the Hardwood Forestry Fund has partnered withmore than 66 state, federal and non-profit organizations toplant and manage more than 3.3 million trees, and improvenearly 7,000 acres of land. To date, the HFF has received morethan $1.7 million in donations, with more than $1 milliongoing towards the 224 projects it has approved.Of those projects, Indiana leads the way with 57, followed byPennsylvania and Wisconsin, both with 32, and Minnesotawith 14. Canada and Bolivia have both received two projects,while Africa and Brazil have each received one.These projects have included reforesting areas severely damagedby wildfire, wind and ice storms, insects and disease, aswell as beginning extensive work to reforest idle former agriculturalland, and working to improve native species componentson naturally regenerating sites.Some examples of previous HFF projects include: SproulState Forest in Centre County, Pa.; Tri-Valley Wildlife Area inMuskingum County, Ohio; Kumbrabow State Forest in theeastern mountains of West Virginia; Southern Indiana PurdueAgricultural Center in Dubois, Ind.; and Tygarts State Forest innortheastern Kentucky.By design, the Hardwood Forestry Fund targets 80 percent ormore of its budget directly into trees and education. By keepingadministrative costs low, the organization is able to make abigger impact on the ground. The HFF is staffed by one part-Please turn to page 54A forester accesses height and growth of maturing Hardwood. Credit Rossi AmericanHardwoodsHardwood Forestry Fund members plant trees for future generations’ forests. Credit2000 Peter FountainA machine plants an idle field to return it more quickly to a Hardwood forest.Credit Fresh Creative/Scott MillerA forester conducts a private landowner workshop as part of the Hardwood ForestryFund’s project in partnership with the Kentucky Division of Forestry. CreditKentucky Division of ForestryNOVEMBER/2008 33


Appalachian LumbermenGather For Fall MeetingAsheville, N.C.–Members of the Appalachian Lumbermen’s Clubrecently gathered at the Asheville Country Club to enjoya social hour, dinner and a brief business meeting.The organization will convene again November 11 atthe Rock Barn Country Club in Hickory, N.C., to networkand discuss the current lumber market.Officers for the 2008-09 calendar year are: PresidentDavid Kay, Forest Products Inc., Conover, N.C.; VicePresident Jamie Straka, Vernon James Lumber Co.,Hickory, N.C.; Secretary/treasurer Kim Vollinger, W.M.Cramer Lumber Co. Inc., Hickory, N.C.; Past PresidentSteve Cash, Jim Cash Lumber, Hickory, N.C.; and SocialChairman Fred Hardin, Gilkey Lumber Co.,Rutherfordton, N.C.The board of directors includes Skipper Beal, SylviaChurch, Bud Griffith, Cliff McKittrick, Greg Pappas andRusty Logue.The Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club represents theforest and lumber industries in the AppalachianHardwood territory. For more information about thisorganization, call 828-397-7481.•Brian Ballard, Huntersville Hardwoods, Huntersville, N.C.; and Tommy Stepp andMike Morton, DLH Nordisk, Greensboro, N.C.Ken Stephens, Associated Hardwoods Inc., Granite Falls, N.C.; Greg Pappas, CoastalLumber Co., Weldon, N.C.; and Jimmy Kepley, Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co. Inc.,Lexington, N.C.Ed Herron, Granite Hardwoods Inc., Granite Falls, N.C.; Marty Cope, AssociatedHardwoods Inc., Granite Falls, N.C.; and Lewis Herron, guest, Asheville, N.C.Ernie Pait, Zickgraf Enterprises Inc., Franklin, N.C.; Tony Love, Gilco Lumber Inc., S.Charleston, W.Va.; and Drew Hash, Zickgraf Enterprises Inc.34 Hardwoods Have Versatility


Lenny Shibley, Inter-Continental Hardwoods, Currie, N.C.; Matt West, HuntersvilleHardwoods Inc., Huntersville, N.C.; and Sarah and Rob Young, Cole Hardwood Inc.,Mableton, Ga.Trevor Vaughan, Ron Jones, and Danielle and Steve Jones, Ron Jones Hardwood SalesInc., Union City, Pa.Gene Hamaker, Hardwoods of Tennessee, Clarksville, Tenn.; Eric Lacey, Blue WaterLumber LLC, Daphne, Ala.; Phil Rosebrock, Connie Vallier and Jeff Neidert, PrimeLumber Co., Thomasville, N.C.Bill Baker, William T. Baker & Associates, Atlanta, Ga.; Kristin Howard, AtlantaHardwood Corp., Mableton, Ga.; and Viki Lauter and Rick Anderson, RichardAnderson Landscape Architect, Atlanta, Ga.Dean and Teresa Miller, Atlanta Hardwood Corp., Mableton, Ga.; Randy Bowers, TiogaHardwoods Inc., Owego, N.Y.; Whitney Miller, Atlanta Hardwood Corp.; and BrianBallard, Huntersville Hardwoods Inc., Huntersville, N.C.Jim Howard, Atlanta Hardwood Corp., Mableton, Ga.; Orn Gudmundsson Sr.,Northland Corp., LaGrange, Ky.; and Frances and Dave Redmond, HighlandHardwood Sales Inc., Augusta, Ga.Don and Wanda Harshbarger, W.M. Cramer Lumber Co., Ball Ground, Ga.; and JohnCarlin and Bill McCluskey, Atlanta Hardwood Corp., Mableton, Ga.Jean Desiléts and Pierre Cadrin, C.A. Spencer Inc., Laval, Que.; Michelle Ye, AHCExport Group, Foshan, China; and Claude Cadrin, C.A. Spencer Inc.Mike Shapiro, Weston Premium Woods Inc., Brampton, Ont.; Eric Burchett,Huntersville Hardwoods Inc., Huntersville, N.C.; Frank Mainolfi, Weston PremiumWoods Inc.; and Ryan Thwaits, Frank Miller Lumber Co. Inc., Union City, Ind.Additional photos on page 44Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High Point, N.C.; and ScottCummings, Roy Cummings and Chip Cummings, Cummings Lumber Co. Inc., Troy,Pa.NOVEMBER/2008 37


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Shaver WoodEntertains All AgesCleveland, N.C.– The11 th Annual Open House and Fly-In,hosted by Shaver Wood Products Inc.,located here, upheld its reputation asa warm, entertaining event for guestsof all ages.Held at Shaver’s Flying S Ranchadjacent to the company’s sawmill,the day was filled with gospel, bluegrassand festival music that set themood for a day of activities. Guestsincluded neighbors, friends, employeesand customers of Shaver WoodProducts.All in attendance enjoyed dinnerseither of chicken or barbeque porkand the children were treated to corndogs.Shaver Wood Products has twosawmills, manufactures Hardwoodlumber, pallets, cants, ties and timbers,and makes southern yellow pineitems as well.•BY GARY MILLERChad, Judy and Jimbo Shaver, Shaver Wood Products Inc., Cleveland, N.C.; and Larry Randall, Tides& Times Group USA, Winston Salem, N.C.Ray Shepherd, Oaks Unlimited, Waynesville, N.C.; Stephen Snider, Parton Lumber Co.Inc., Rutherfordton, N.C.; Sid Snider, Snider Lumber Sales, Rutherfordton, N.C.; BradPope, Industrial Timber & Lumber, Marion, N.C.; and Jerry Bumgarner, BumgarnerLumber Inc., Cleveland, N.C.Jimbo Shaver, Shaver Wood Products Inc., Cleveland, N.C.; Mark Anthony McDowell,McDowell Lumber Co. Inc., Asheboro, N.C.; Scott Hanks, Koppers Co., Raleigh, N.C.;and Jim Elliott, McDowell Lumber Co. Inc.40 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


Woody Dunham, Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co. Inc., Lexington, N.C.; and Tom Daniels,Myers Forest Products, Cleveland, N.C.Chris Rivers and Andy Slocum, International Paper, Eastover, S.C.; and Don Payne,Shaver Wood Products Inc., Cleveland, N.C.Chris Helms, Tree Brand Packaging Inc., Denver, N.C.; Pancho Branche, Shaver WoodProducts Inc., Cleveland, N.C.; Jeff Hooper, Tree Brand Packaging Inc.; and WilliamTrull, Shaver Wood Products Inc.Chris Charest, H.W. Culp Lumber Co., New London, N.C.; Bud Connor, Shaver WoodProducts Inc., Cleveland, N.C.; and Ed Listerman, H.W. Culp Lumber Co.Additional photos on page 46Importers of fine flooring, lumber and deckingICH, part of the DLH Group, is a wholesale importer of tropical hardwoodsbased in Currie, NC. Our extensive inventory includes over 45 speciesfrom around the world.• 38 Acre Yard with T‐sheds• 320 Mbf Dry Kilns• 3 Million BFT KD Storage Capacity• S2S & SLR1E Services AvailableOur inventory of FSC Certified species include African Mahogany, Aniegre, Sapele,Utile, Jatoba, Genuine Mahogany, Caribbean Rosewood and Caribbean Walnut.PO Drawer 119 Currie, NC 28435 • Ph 910‐283‐9960 • Fax 910‐283‐9964www.ichardwoods.com • info@ichardwoods.com*FSC Certified Sapele shown in backgroundSW-COC-1627The FSC trademark identifies productsfrom well-managed forests© 1996 Forest Stewardship Council A.C.NOVEMBER/2008 41


West Side Members FindSuccess In Tough TimesBY WAYNE MILLERMonticello, Ark.–Recently, Tommy Maxwell, president ofMaxwell Hardwood Flooring, located here,hosted a tour of his flooring mill followed bythe 12th annual Maxwell Fish Fry for the WestSide Club at his nearby duck camp, LoneSassafras Hunting Lodge. About 40 membersand guests attended, including sawmill owners,wholesalers and other flooring executives, plusmany Maxwell employees, including KristiMaxwell Prince and Wil Maxwell, who bothhelped to welcome guests.Before lunch was served, guests enjoyedsocializing in the lodge and they were offeredPlease turn to page 52David Engelkes, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Monticello, Ark.; Rodger Patterson and Steve Bryan,Patterson Hardwoods, Des Arc, Ark.; and Ritchie Shields, Shields Wood Products Inc., Arkadelphia, Ark.Rutland Lumber Company, Inc.4/4 Bandsawn White & Red Oak and PoplarFacilitiesDry Kiln, Planing Mill7’ Band Mill, 7’ Band ResawSpecialtiesCrane/Dragline Matsup to 8’x12”x36’BoardroadExport Prep.Total Annual Prod. - 19,000,000 BFAvg. AD Inventory - 2,000,000 BFAvg. KD Inventory - 300,000 BFP. O. Box 2349 Collins, MS 39428Tel. (601) 765-8892 (800) 426-3319 FAX (601) 765-4352Sales - Lee Bass Email: lee@rutlandlumber.com Joe Vaughn Email: jvaughn@rutlandlumber.com42 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


Ross Johnson, McSwine Lumber Co., Pine Bluff, Ark.; Kevin Nolan, Shomaker LumberCo., McKenzie, Tenn.; Sieg Johnson, McSwine Lumber Co., Pine Bluff, Ark.; andJimmy Martin, Martin Sawmill, Monticello, Ark.Sheila, Addy Beth and Wil Maxwell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Monticello, Ark.Rick and Jim Hanna, Hanna Manufacturing Co., Winnfield, La.; and Clay Curtner,Curtner Lumber Co., Newport, Ark.Paul Farrow, Armstrong Flooring, West Plains, Mo.; and Marty Reep and PatsyWatson, Armstrong Flooring, Warren, Ark.Additional photos on page 47NOVEMBER/2008 43


ATLANTA HARDWOOD PHOTOS - Continued from page 37Michelle Ye, AHC Export Group, Foshan, China; Christian Mengel, DLH Nordisk Inc.,president of IWPA, Greensboro, N.C.; Lauren Millington, National Hardwood LumberAssoc., Memphis, Tenn.; and Terry Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis,Tenn.Shawn Carrigan, Hood Distribution, Greenville, S.C.; Joe Snyder, Fitzpatrick & WellerInc.; Ellicottville, N.Y.; Patti Dunn, Hood Distribution, Charleston, S.C.; CharlieCraig, Craig Lumber Corp., Collierville, Tenn.; and Diana Salgado, City Plywood, FortLauderdale, Fla.Brent McClendon, International Wood Products Association, Alexandria, Va.; andChristian Mengel and Stewart Sexton, DLH Nordisk Inc., Greensboro, N.C.Jim Skiver, Liberty Lumber Co., Liberty, N.C.; Gene Hamaker, Hardwoods Inc. ofTennessee, Clarksville, Tenn.; and Whitney Donithan, Huntersville Hardwoods Inc.,Huntersville, N.C.The “Leader” in SustainableForest Products is:MenomineeTribal EnterprisesP.O. Box 10Neopit, WI 54150www.mtewood.com(715)-756-231144 Hardwoods Have Versatility


ATLANTA HARDWOOD PHOTOS - ContinuedNorman Roberts, Roberts Plywood Co., Deer Park, N.Y.; Larry Ellison, MacBeathHardwood Co., San Jose, Calif.; and Lisa and John Biedermann, Atlanta HardwoodCorp., Atlanta, Ga.Mike Thorn, Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods & Industrial Products, Federal Way, Wash.;Jim Liveoak, Hardwoods Inc. of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.; and Rob Nicholson,Hardwoods Inc. of Alabama, Cleveland, Ga.Tom Wright, Liberty Lumber Co. Inc., Liberty, N.C.; Brian Colson, Hood Distribution,Tampa, Fla.; and Doug Blonshine, Hood Distribution, Orlando, Fla.Paul Dow, Mel Yoder and Karl Schmertzler, Yoder Lumber Co., Millersburg, OhioAdditional photos on next page CONTACT: JOHN OR MARCUS HAWKINSON, TONY GEIGER NOVEMBER/2008 45


ATLANTA HARDWOOD PHOTOS - ContinuedSam Knowlton and Jimmy Myers, Verlon G. Myers Lumber Co., Summerville, S.C.;Patrick Altham, AHC Export Group, Huntersville, N.C.; Joe Pryor, Oaks UnlimitedInc., Waynesville, N.C.; and Tony Gunter, guest, Raleigh, N.C.Stefan Nilsson, WoodEye, Sweden; and Claus Staalner, WoodEye North America Inc.,Suwanee, Ga.SHAVER PHOTOS - Continued from page 41Allen Page, FreedomWorks, Washington, D.C.; Allen Arrowood, Talladega Machinery,Marion, N.C.; Shannon Buckley, Domtar Paper Co., Rutherfordton, N.C.; and EdwardWaters, Waters Lumber Co., Bostic, N.C.Neal Mills, Abitibi Bowater, Mooresboro, N.C.; Bud Connor, Shaver Wood ProductsInc., Cleveland, N.C.; John Eargle and Brent Mills, Abitibi Bowater; and RalphBeckwith, Beckwith Lumber Co., Slatyfork, W.Va.WORMY CHESTNUT • TROPICALS • QTR & RIFT • CYPRESS • ELM6 million BF KDInventoryWest CoastSales626-445-8556Headquarters, Concentration Yard & Kilns in Hickory, N.C.Phone (828) 397-7481 FAX: (828) 397-3763www.cramerlumber.com“The finest in Appalachian Hardwoods ”Orlando, FLWarehouse407-323-3740“LIMBO”The Lumber RuleAtlanta, GAWarehouse770-479-96634/4 thru 16/4thicknessesSawmillKilnsMarlinton, WVYardKilnsMillwood, KYHICKORY • HARD & SOFT MAPLE • POPLAR • RED & WHITE OAK • WALNUT • ASHWHITE PINE • BASSWOOD • BEECH • BIRCH • CEDAR • CHERRY46 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


SHAVER PHOTOS - ContinuedDavid Martin Elium, Shaver Wood Products Inc., Cleveland, N.C.; Todd Sipe, H & TLogging, Taylorsville, N.C.; and Don Payne, Shaver Wood Products Inc.Greg Hilton, Forestry Mutual Insurance Co., Marion, N.C.; Chad Shaver, Shaver WoodProducts Inc., Cleveland, N.C.; and Cyndi and William Godfrey, Godfrey Lumber Co.,Statesville, N.C.WEST SIDE CLUB PHOTOS - Continued from page 43Sam Sharp, Partee Flooring, Magnolia, Ark.; Mike Cavanes, retired county clerk,Monticello, Ark.; and Darrell Orrell and Ann Goad, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring,Monticello, Ark.Additional photos on next pageKen Matthews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, N.C.; Kristi Maxwell Prince and Rose MaryLaster-Cummings, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Monticello, Ark.; and Tom Corkern,Monticello Hardwoods, Monticello, Miss.NOVEMBER/2008 47


WEST SIDE CLUB PHOTOS - ContinuedSam Sharp, Partee Flooring, Magnolia, Ark.; Mark Barford, NHLA president and executivedirector, Memphis, Tenn.; Tommy Wooley and Sherry Jackson, WeyerhaeuserHardwoods & Industrial Products, Little Rock, Ark.; and David Engelkes, MaxwellHardwood Flooring, Monticello, Ark.Butch Spears, Spears Dry Kiln, Fordyce, Ark; Clay Curtner, Curtner Lumber Co.,Newport, Ark.; Adam Taylor, T&S Lumber, Memphis, Tenn.; and Kristi MaxwellPrince, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Monticello, Ark.Mark Barford, National Hardwood Lumber Assoc., Memphis, Tenn.; and Bob and BrittBarnes, Barnes Hardwood Flooring, Hamburg, Ark.David McDaniel, David Engelkes and Donald Myrick, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring,Monticello, Ark.We specialize and manufactureNorthern Appalachian kiln driedhardwoods such as Red Oak, White Oak,Cherry, Ash, Hard and Soft Maple.570-836-1133Fax: 570-836-8982Email: fox@deerparklumberinc.com1301 SR 6ETunkhannock, PA 18657www.deerparklumberinc.com48 Hardwoods Have Workability


WEST SIDE CLUB PHOTOS - ContinuedRoss and Sieg Johnson, McSwine Lumber Co. Inc., Pine Bluff, Ark.; Jeff Wilson,Wilson Bros. Lumber Co. Inc., Rison, Ark.; and Tom Sheddan, Arkla-Taylor, ElDorado, Ark.HEPPNER HARDWOODS -Continued from page 27their golden years, and some following a25-year tenure, have retired. Still with thecompany are production coordinatorRobert Loza, lead man Victor Hernandez,both, after 27 years on the job, and millmanager Ralph Corona, who started as aknife grinder over 20 years ago.Heppner’s ability to work throughchange, motivate workers, and gain theirtrust was also an asset during that transitiontime when cutthroat competitorswere spreading rumors that her companywas filing bankruptcy and going under. “Itwas a huge piece to overcome with thecustomer base, vendors reluctant to giveus credit, and employees. Ultimately wewere successful on all three fronts,” shebeamed.To frequent queries about missing theworld of fashion, Heppner responds, “Itcalls for way more creativity to be able tomotivate 75 employees than to make apretty drawing. And I love the operationsand sales part.”Her five-year plan is focused on providinga foundation for Brent to be reallystrong so she can retire. For now, Brent,armed with a business degree, is the onlyson of three Heppner offspring working inthe family-run business. He aptly managesall facets of the milling operation inthe manufacture of mouldings, handrailbending and solid flooring; solid andengineered, floor accessories, door stiles,etc. He also purchases lumber. Of the 7.4million board feet he orders annually fromconcentration yards, Hardwoodimporters, and sawmills in theClay Curtner, Curtner Lumber Co., Newport, Ark.; Sieg Johnson, McSwine LumberCo. Inc., Pine Bluff, Ark.; and Wayne Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis,Tenn.Please turn the pageNOVEMBER/2008 49


HEPPNER HARDWOODS -ContinuedAppalachian region, an average 3.5 millionis inventoried for large projects.Actually in 1984, the company was thefirst distribution lumber company inCalifornia to configure their lumberinventory on computer. The custom softwaredeveloped back then will at long lastbe converted through the Woodpro softwaresystem.Heppner’s main 6-shed millwork manufacturingfacility comprises part of the family’s business operations.Looking for a reliable source forall your hardwoodand softwood needs?…….look no further.Olympic Forest Products Inc. has been serving the North Americanlumber industry for over twenty years. We carry a largeinventory of premium quality, domestic and imported hardwoodsand softwoods at our warehouse facility in Erin, Ontario including:Ash | Cherry | Banak | Birch | Poplar | Hard Maple | White OakWhite Pine | Aspen | Red Oak | Soft Maple | Walnut | HickoryWe are also your number one source for door jambs (mahoganyand fingerjoint pine), mouldings and hardwood floors.Whatever your need, wherever you are, go for the gold and call usat Olympic Forest Products Inc!Paul Simon | Steve Simon | Dave RubinsteinOlympic Forest Products Inc.39 Erin Park DriveErin, ONCanadaN0B 1T0ph: 519.833.1044t.f.: 1.800.876.7649fax: 519.833.0504sales@olympicfp.comwww.olympicfp.comThe name of thecentrally locatedtown of Azusaachronisticallydescribes the selectionof Hardwoodspecies availablethrough Heppner,anything from A to Zin the USA. Thewide range of productrequests demand S4S lumber indimensions from 4/4 through 16/4 attimes, in FAS, some No. 1 Common, andcharacter grades, the new rage for tightknots and character to produce a rusticappearance.To bring an architectural drawing of thedesired mouldings to life, the Heppnershave acquired eight moulders over theyears, a Mattison 12-inch and seven latemodel Weinigs, one of which is thePowermat 1000, which has an externalcomputer that positions the multiheads inthe machine. To optimize its use, a selectnumber of employees were sent for trainingon the operation of the machine purchaseda few years ago. After implementation,by setting up multiprofit centers totrack throughput, the Heppners discoveredthat profit was in yield, derived fromleft materials. They identified the desiredyield to employees, who were doingeverything they could to beat that yield,signing off on the various stages of thework as it moved from one profit center tothe other. “It created a lot of opportunityinvolvement for the production workersand was quite successful in providingthem with morale and feeling vital tocompany success,” remarked Lorraine.The company gained an edge being thefirst in the area to purchase a Profilematicprofile sander, enabling customers to purchasemoulding ready for finish, cuttingout a manufacturing process for them.Still, it wasn’t enough to support the companyso flooring was added to the mix,which now comprises 50 percent ofHeppner’s gross revenues.Recently, they established a stocking50 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


HEPPNER HARDWOODS -Continuedmoulding program to stock more traditionalmouldings.Additional equipment to turn out productinclude two Mereen-Johnson 424 gang ripsaws, two Raimann 12-inch moving bladerip saws, an Industrial fingerjointer, aNewman Whitney 382 high speed planer,two 16-foot Taylor clamp carriers, andtwo resaws, a Baker ABX and aRobinson.As one of the larger utility users in town,Heppner has installed an energy efficientEcosystem. The city rewards the companywith annual grant money to continue toimprove efficiency.The company sports four new Kenworthbobtail trucks and one Ford F550 deliverytruck, used above and beyond deliveriesto customers. The Azusa region is not ahigh socioeconomic cultural region,explained Lorraine. Funding cuts wereaffecting the high school occupationalclasses. Heppner responds to the dearth ofmaterials by loading up a truck periodicallyto supply the woodshop with sufficientwood pieces to continue classes infive district schools. Materials also go toRonald McDonald houses and theUniversity of California at Los Angelescampus for a project with the inner citykids. In addition, Heppner invites studentsto job shadow at the plant on the city’sdesignated work day to motivate them tostay in school and perhaps pursue a careerin the Hardwood industry.Heppner employees are not left out ofthe opportunity involvement equation.Besides an excellent benefits package of100 percent paid health, dental, life insurance,401k, and so on, as well as gettogethers“anytime we can,” insertedLorraine, a language specialist was alsobrought in from a local college to teachEnglish reading and writing skills toSpanish speaking workers. “We have verygood turnout. It was totally voluntary, butthey were on the clock when in class.They’d already worked eight hours andelected to stay another. They’ve writtenBrent and me some lovely letters thankingus.”Please turn the pageBrent Heppner manages allfacets of the milling operation,including moulding, handrailbending and solid flooring,floor accessories, door stilesand more.©2008 Wood-Mizer Products, Inc.Who says money doesn’t grow on trees?We think otherwise.The thin-kerf LT300 generates incredible yields at surprisingproduction rates. It can take the money fromthe tree and put it in your pocket.Line your pockets today!www.AWMV.com/b108NOVEMBER/2008 51


HEPPNER HARDWOODS -ContinuedClasses are on hold until another facilityis built that will also house a will call centerfor the stocking program, affordinglocal customers easy access.Plans are also on the table to build anenclosed warehouse and office space onthe current premises that will help toexpand the company growth plan, andalso to renew the Forest StewardshipCertification that had lapsed when lowcustomer interest didn’t justify theexpense. Brent adds his overall goals toautomate processes, shorten cycle time ofproduction, and increase customer satisfactionthrough quality and service.A recent conversation with a customerthat Lorraine had picked up on her Fridayexcursions to solicit new accountsrevealed the Heppner reputation. “He saidthat in the more than 10 years that he’sbeen buying from us, he’s had to throwaway maybe eight boards, that our qualityis second to none, and our service is allinclusive.” To constant requests to at leastquote, he replies, “Don’t waste your time,there’s nothing you can offer that Heppnerisn’t.”For more information, contact: HeppnerHardwoods, Inc., located at 555 WestDanlee Street in Azusa, (626)-969-7983.•MANUFACTURER OF QUALITY BAND SAWNNORTHERN APPALACHIAN HARDWOODSRED OAK WHITE OAK CHERRY SOFT MAPLEPOPLAR WHITE ASH HARD MAPLE WALNUT500,000 B.F. Dry Kiln Capacity 2 Million B.F. Dry StorageContainer LoadingMixed TL’sS2S, Ripped to Width, Cut-Length & Finger-JointLumber Measured & Inspected after Kiln Drying2240 Shermans Valley Road, Elliottsburg, PA 17024Phone: 717-582-4122 Fax: 717-582-74382240 ShermansTollValleyFree:Road,1-800-253-0263Elliottsburg, PA 17024E-mail: Phone 717-582-4122 sales@tuscarorahardwoods.comFax 717-582-7438Website: tuscarorahardwoods.comWEST SIDE CLUB -Continued from page 42an open bar and light finger food. Thecatered lunch included fried catfish, friedchicken, French fries, hush puppies andslaw. Following lunch, guests introducedthemselves and gave brief reports of howtheir individual companies have fared inthe current economic downturn. Guestscame from Tennessee, Mississippi,Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana and evenNorth Carolina.Louisiana sawmill guests said thatrecent hurricane weather had in someways helped their sales. “A couple of ourboardroad customers had to replace quitea lot of their material that was blownaway by hurricane winds. I guess theirbad news was good for us,” he said. “Thefact that we are located in Louisiana andcloser to the oil fields than a lot of othersawmills has worked in our favor over thelast several years. We have pretty muchgeared our sawmill business around theneeds of the drilling companies.”A Mississippi sawmill owner said, “Icame today so I could get away from thebad news in my state and so I could hearsome good news over here; I guess I’m infor a disappointment.”Another sawmill owner said, “It seemslike the bigger and thicker the materialthat you’re producing and selling, the betterthe market for it is. We’re seeingsome good sales in timbers, cross ties andswitch ties, and our frame stock is sellingat fairly good prices, too. It’s the drygrade lumber that is a challenge to moveand make a profit on.”One Arkansas sawmill owner, who also52 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


WEST SIDE CLUB - Continuedwholesales, said, “In many cases we arefinding that we can buy material fromother mills and sell it for a profit easierthan we can make it and sell it profitablyfrom our own sawmill. In these times youhave to be creative to stay in the black.”Most mills reported adequate log inventories,but a couple of mills in Louisianaand Arkansas cited heavy rains in the lastcouple of months that have jeopardizedtheir production between now and the endof the year. “If we don’t get any morerain for the next few weeks, we may beokay, but if this wet weather continueswithout letup, our production levels willhave to cutback in the next few months,”they said.Mark Barford, manager of the NationalHardwood Lumber Association was presentand said, “These tough times arebeing experienced by everyone in theindustry, no matter where you are locatedin the country. We are all experiencing thesame thing, basically. It doesn’t matterwhether you talk with Hardwood producersin the Northern, Appalachian orSouthern regions, everyone is strugglingand fighting to survive.”Several flooring operations were represented.All of them reported running oneshift full time, but have cutback from thetwo or three shifts they were working asrecently as a year or two ago. Several peoplereporting said that everyone in theirindividual firms is working harder andwith fewer people in an effort to keepcosts down. Almost everyone reportedthat their companies are running “lean andmean,” and always looking for new efficiencies.Transportation costs and distance fromthe supplier or the customer have becomea major part of planning and sales strategies.Members of the West Side HardwoodClub met here recently at the Eden ParkRacquet Club, in Pine Bluff, Ark., toenjoy cocktails, dinner and share insightinto the challenges of the current market.Many in attendance said they were“breaking even” with their sawmills andmost have been maintaining 40-hourworkweeks. One club member noted that“business is in the lower grade. We don’ttarget grade lumber anymore and I thinkthat would be –at the timber price level– itwould still be a losing proposition in myopinion. So that’s why we concentrate onties, pallet lumber, skids, crating, andproducts like that.”Others at the West Side Club meetingsaid their business has been impacted bytheir flooring customers, who are “tryingto survive until the market turns around.It’s not going to get better until they getthe housing market straight,” one personnoted.Rail ties, all agreed, are selling strong inthis region both domestically and on theexport market. The cant market has beengood for several members of the WestSide Club as well, and most agreed thatoverall pricing for grade lumber has heldfairly steady.Please turn the pageHARD TO MISSWhen you’re searching for quality hardwoods, service that’s second tonone, and an order and delivery system smooth as polished oak, we’rehard to miss. And we’ve been zeroing in on that kind of work ethic forso long it’s become second nature. We’ve changed with the times, grownsmarter and more efficient, and know how to provide the best products forthe right price. Our people have grown up in the same forests our lumberhas; they know their woods. If you’re tired of just going around in circles,give us a call or visit our Web site and see if we don’t hit the mark.Hardly Run-Of-The-MillNow you can’t miss that.PROCESSORS OF NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOODSParker BolesPresident, CEO(he’s right on target)Hermitage Hardwood Lumber Sales, Inc.P.O. Box 698Cookeville, Tennessee USA 38503931-526-6832 • Fax: 931-526-4769www.hermitagehardwood.comNOVEMBER/2008 53


WEST SIDE CLUB - Continued HARDWOOD FORESTRY FUND -Additionally, sources said manufacturersof high-end moulding “seem to bedoing a little bit better than the overallspectrum of manufacturers.”President of the West Side HardwoodClub is David Engelkes and TommyMaxwell is the secretary. The club isheadquartered in Monticello, Ark. Formore information, call 870-367-2436.•Continued from page 33time employee with a B.S. in forestry. TheHardwood Plywood & Veneer Assoc.(HPVA) provides extensive help, includingbookkeeping.The Hardwood Forestry Fund board ofdirectors is a volunteer organization thatrepresents many segments of the forestproducts industry and state forestry agencies.HFF board members receive nocompensation, and are responsible fortheir own expenses related to serving onthe board.Current officers include Rick Philipps,Woodland Face Veneer LLC, Two Rivers,Wis., chairman; David Thomsson,Brookside Veneers Ltd., Cranbury, N.J.,vice chairman; and Kip Howlett, HPVA,Reston, Va., secretary/treasurer.The Hardwood Forestry Fund also presentstwo special achievement awards fora company or individual working tospread the message of Hardwood conservation.The Gifford Pinchot Award, lastreceived by WalzCraft Industries Inc. ofLa Crosse, Wis., recognizes the ongoingenvironmental achievements of a forestproducts company to conserve Hardwoodresources. The Johnny Appleseed Award,last won by Walt Zak of Indiana, recognizesan individual’s ongoing commitmentto sustainable forestry, quantifiableresults and educational focus.For more information about Hardwoodprojects or membership, contact theHardwood Forestry Fund at 877-433-8733,visit www.hardwoodforestryfund.org, or e-mail hff@hpva.org. Contributions to theHardwood Forestry Fund are taxdeductible.•IDI - Continued from page 28be able to produce 2,000 mitered doorsper shift by the end of 2008.”Jeremy said the company has seen adecline in business in recent years due tothe struggling RV market. But, he notedthat, with the upgrades in technology,equipment and new products, IDI will bebetter positioned now than ever before.”With IDI’s location in Logansport, thefirm is able to procure quality Hardwoodlumber in such species as Red and WhiteOak, Ash, Cherry, White Hard and WhiteSoft Maple, Poplar, Alder and GermanBeech. IDI purchases over 4 millionboard feet of lumber annually, primarily4/4, No. 1 and No. 2 Common, fromIndiana, Wisconsin and northwestPennsylvania.From its facility, IDI is able to guaranteeon-time delivery, as well as the consistentcolor and quality of its products to cus-54 Hardwoods Have Versatility


IDI - Continuedtomers located throughout the UnitedStates.As an example of IDI’s consistency,Cole said, “One of our major customerssays that when they have a problem, theygo and check their own work before theycomplain to us, because the odds are themistake is going to be from their houseand not ours.”With a relatively small staff of 50employees, IDI stands behind the efficiencyof its equipment and workers to bemore productive. In addition to Cole andthe Rentschlers, key employees includeShane McRae, general floor foreman;Larry Rentschler, optimized rippingsupervisor; Denise Brandt, chop sawsupervisor; Don Rowe, production scheduler;Tom Miller, moulding supervisor;and Ryan Franscoviak, CNC supervisor.IDI invests in the latest technology toprovide customers with a superior line ofproducts that will exceed expectationswhile being friendly to the environment.The firm is able to produce fullymachined or rough-milled componentswith simple or complex designs, andloose or precise tolerances. IDI’sHardwood components are purchased bymanufacturers of furniture and cabinetsfor homes, and other related Hardwoodproducts.Roy Rentschler said that IDI recentlyjoined the Kitchen Cabinet ManufacturersAssoc. in an effort to gain more of a footingin the cabinet industry.“We are still a member of the WoodComponent Manufacturers Assoc., andwe’ll continue that relationship,” he said.“But, due to the demands of the market,we are moving in a different direction. Wefeel like the cabinet industry is a goodarea for us to grow into.”Roy said he hopes IDI will also one daybegin manufacturing solid wood furniture.“Over time, with freight costs beingso high, we believe that high quality solidwood items will once again be producedin this country,” he said. “Once the economycomes out of this recession that it’sin, we feel like there will be huge opportunitiesto produce a lot more diverseproducts than we ever have before.”For more information, contact IndianaDimension Inc. at 888-875-4434 or visitwww.indianadimension.com.SWEETWATER -Continued from page 24•Anderson regrets. This purchase wouldadd 34,000 more square feet to the135,000 now in operation, but Andersonis nothing if not careful. “We operate onseven acres with 28 in reserve for expansion.But you don’t survive in the lumberindustry by being reckless,” he noted.THE OPTIMIZER“We don’t manufacture any products,but we excel at optimizing orders, particularlyspecialty orders. We’re looking intoincreasing our inventory of imported lumber,so we’re also investigating the possi-Please turn the pageNOVEMBER/2008 55


SWEETWATER -Continuedbility of purchasing dry kilns to sustainour standards for customers,” saidAnderson. “But right now, we are doingjust fine with a Yates-American B-26Eplaner and Mereen-Johnson 424Optimizing rip saw system.”Just fine indeed. Sweetwater Lumbersold more than 6.5 million board feet ofinventory last year, all of it high-gradeG.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 Lumberspecies in both Hardwood and softwood.Hardwood accounts for 60 to 70 percentof that figure, with the rest sold from softwoodsand imports. Inventory thicknessesrange from one to four inches, with a mixof stock and special-order widths from 4-inches to 12-inches and wider. As thecompany continues to diversify intoarchitectural millwork, commercial, institutionaland specialty-shop supplier markets,Sweetwater’s inventory continues toSpeciesServicesFacilities• 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.combecome more specialized in terms ofwood grain, with many species now beingoffered in both flat- and quarter-sawncuts.SWEET LOCATIONAustell, Ga.’s location west of Atlantamakes it easy for Sweetwater to receive“from all over,” but most of its raw inventoryarrives from the Appalachian region,with red cedar coming from BritishColumbia and Birch from Canada. Thevast majority comes in via truck, some ofit through the Norfolk Southern distributioncenter that is 2 miles away.Processed shipments leave by truck, withdaily deliveries to Atlanta and surroundingareas, as well as over the road deliveriesinto Alabama, Florida, South Carolinaand Tennessee, weekly.Sweetwater Lumber carries domesticand imported Hardwood species in itsinventory, including Alder, Russian Alder,Ash, Northern White Ash, Basswood,domestic and German Beech, Northernand White Paper Birch, Northern Cherry,Wormy Chestnut, Hickory, Jatoba(Brazilian Cherry), SFI-certified Lyptus,Genuine and African Mahogany, Whiteand Birdseye Hard Maple, NorthernWhite Soft Maple, Nogal (PeruvianWalnut), Red Oak from Southern,Northern and Appalachian regions,Spanish Cedar, Poplar, Sapele, Teak, Utileand Walnut.Sweetwater Lumber is actively involvedin assuring that its inventory complieswith Forest Stewardship Council requirements,which keeps track of chain-of-custodyof forest products from tree throughto processing, ensuring environmentallysound harvesting, processing and manufacturingmethods. “We are increasing ourstorage of FSC products all the time,”Anderson noted.INNOVATIONSIn keeping with that commitment to efficientuse and sustainability of forest productsin the industry, one of Sweetwater’snewest species offerings is Lyptus. Thishybrid form of Eucalyptus is trademarkedby Weyerhaeuser, for whom Sweetwateris a sub-distributor. “Our office is all donein Lyptus with crown, base, paneling,doors, casings, cabinets, stairs, handrail,56 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


SWEETWATER - Continuedflooring and even furniture,” saidAnderson. “It compares to Hickory orWhite Oak for density and is extremelyversatile. Sweetwater offers this fastgrowinghybrid (15 years to harvest, asopposed to 50 to 60 for other Hardwoods)in lumber, plywood, veneer as well asunfinished and pre-finished flooring.Anderson noted that processing Lyptusdoes call for carbide blades, since its densitytends to burn down high-speed steelquickly, a testament to product durabilitywith this species.Despite his native caution, Anderson isalso known for doing whatever is necessaryto fulfill customer orders. “We havenever laid off an employee, but when acustomer calls at 3 p.m. for an order thathe needs tomorrow, we do whatever isrequired to get that late shipment on oneof the trucks,” he said.LONG-TIME LOYALTYMost of Sweetwater’s staff of 22employees has been on board for 20 yearsor more. Although the plant works a fivedayweek, most days are nine to ten hoursin length. “I’m always in the market for agood salesperson who can share our customer-focusedcommitment,” saidAnderson, “But I’m choosy, because peoplewho work here stay here a long time.”The next step for Sweetwater is tobecome more competitive in the importbusiness. “China has changed theHardwood industry forever, in my opinion,”Anderson noted. “And while biggercompanies tend to bypass distributors, bigcompanies don’t get late shipments on thelast truck out, either, and we do. So we’reconfident in that respect.”In addition to Clay Anderson, key personnelat Sweetwater Lumber includeGail Naylor, receptionist; Kelli West,office manager (“They keep me on track,”said Anderson) and salespersons JohnWeaver, Darren Anderson, Rodney Smithand Joey Anderson.For more information about SweetwaterLumber Company, visit the company’sweb site at www.sweetwaterlumber.comor contact them through the followinginformation: Sweetwater Lumber andLand Co., 2912 Humphries Hill Rd.,Austell, GA 30106, P.O. Box 66, Austell,GA 30168, (770) 941-4932, Fax: (770)739-4148.•Visit us on the Web@www.nationalhardwoodmag.comEVEN IN THE AGE OF AUTOMATION,THE PERFECT HARDWOOD IS STILLHAND PICKED.YOU’RE LOOKING AT the last step in our grading process. These few upholdour Northwest Hardwoods’ Graded for Yield® philosophy, to give our customersmore of what they need and less of what they don’t. So each of our custom grades,including yours, literally rests in their hands.For more information, call 866.870.3040, and Northwest Hardwoods are registered trademarks ofWeyerhaeuser. © 2008 Weyerhaeuser Company. All rights reserved.weyerhaeuser.com/HIPNOVEMBER/2008 57


MUELLER BROST i m b e r , I n c .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.comW H O’ S W H OIN HARDWOOD PURCHASINGMark Burzynski is the chief operating officer for CopelandFurniture in Bradford, Vt.Copeland Furniture manufactures solid Hardwood contemporaryfurniture, and holds the exclusive worldwide license to FrankLloyd Wright designs. Copeland Furniture specializes in Cherry(4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4 No. 1 Common, No. 2 A), Soft Maple (FSC certified,4/4, 5/4 No. 2 A and No. 1 Common, 6/4, 8/4 No. 1Common, Select & Better), Hard Maple (FSC certified, 4/4, 5/4No. 1 Common and 1 & 2 White, 6/4, 8/4 Select & Better and 1 &2 White), White Oak (4/4 through 8/4 No. 1 Common, QuarterSawn No. 1 Common), and Walnut (4/4 and 5/4 No. 1 Common).Copeland Furniture purchases 1 million board feet of lumberannually. The firm is a member of the Vermont Wood ProductManufacturers Assoc., Forest Stewardship Council, AmericanHome Furnishings Alliance and the Sustainable Furniture Council.The company has received numerous safety awards.Burzynski has been involved in the forest products industry for 29years. He began his career in 1979 as the rough mill and sawmillproduction manager at Rockwell-Draper in Beebe River, N.H. Hisother responsibilities have included general manager of Tru-TechWood Products, and vice president of manufacturing for RochesterShoe Tree Co.Burzynski is a graduate of Williamsville North High School inWilliamsville, N.Y. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrialengineering and a master’s degree in financial planning fromSUNY in Buffalo, N.Y.Burzynski and his wife of over 20 years, Catherine Crane, havetwo children and one grandchild. He enjoys hiking, skiing and golfing.•John H. Griswold buys and sells dry lumber for ConestogaWood Specialties Corp. in Mountain View, Ark.Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. manufacturesedge-glued panels, cabinet doors,drawer fronts, mouldings, draw boxes andripped-to-width and cut-to-length components.The company purchases 40 millionboard feet of lumber annually in Birch,Walnut, Alder, Hard and Soft Maple, Red andWhite Oak, Cherry and Hickory (4/4 and 5/4thicknesses, 3A and Better, KD, green, surfaced,rough).Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. is a member of the NationalHardwood Lumber Assoc. (NHLA), Pennsylvania Forest ProductsAssoc., Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., IndianaHardwood Lumbermen’s Assoc., West Side Hardwood Club,Kentucky Forest Industries Assoc., Kitchen Cabinet ManufacturersAssoc. and the Wood Component Manufacturers Assoc.Griswold began his career in the forest products industry as asawyer in 1988. He has held his current position for three years.58 Hardwoods Have Workability


A brief sketch of the leading purchasingexecutives in the Hardwood IndustryGriswold’s other responsibilities have included kiln operator, lumberinspector and lumberyard supervisor.Griswold is a graduate of Borah High School and Boise StateUniversity, both in Boise, Idaho. He graduated second in his classat the NHLA Inspection School in Memphis, Tenn.Griswold and his wife of 27 years, Desiree, have two children. Heenjoys playing golf, hunting and fishing.•2872 N. Hubbardston Rd.Pewamo, MI 48873989-593-2552 • Fax: 989-593-2329sales@devereauxsawmill.comwww.devereauxsawmill.comLloyd W. Kinzie is the president, general manager and coownerof Precision Wood Products Inc. in Camden, Ohio.Precision Wood Products Inc. manufactures raised panel cabinetdoors, kitchen cabinet accessories, drawer fronts, veneer, plywoodand trim packages (finished and unfinished). The company alsoproduces S2S lumber (4/4, 7/8, 5/4 and 1-1/16) in Hard and SoftMaple, Cherry, Birch, Oak, Hickory and Poplar, No. 1 Common,Select and Better.Precision Wood Products purchases approximately 720,000 boardfeet of lumber annually.Kinzie began his career as a cabinetmaker apprentice in 1968. Hehas held his current position for 26 years. Kinzie’s other responsibilitieshave included a cabinetmaker for J&K Cabinets inWarrensburg, Mo., and co-owner of Builders Wood Products alsoin Warrensburg.Kinzie and his wife of 29 years, Katie, have two children. Heenjoys mountain hiking and ATV trail riding. Kinzie is a graduateof Knob Noster High School in Knob Noster, Mo., and received ahigh school industrial arts award in 1968.•Richard W. Morris is the purchasing manager for GibbardFurniture in Napanee, Ont.Gibbard Furniture manufactures high-end traditional case goods inCherry, Mahogany, Birch, Poplar and Sycamore (No. 2 and Better,4/4, 6/4, 8/4, green). The company purchases approximately 1 millionboard feet of lumber annually.Gibbard Furniture is a member of the National Hardwood LumberAssoc. Morris is a member of the Purchasing ManagementAssociation of Canada and the National Human Resources Assoc.Morris has been in his present position for 24 years. He began hiscareer in the forest products industry in 1964 as a draftsman.Morris has also worked in sales and estimating.Morris is a graduate of Cobden District High School in Cobden,Ont. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial design fromRyerson University in Toronto, Ont.Morris and his wife of 40 years, Barbara, have two children. Heenjoys home renovation, woodworking and ballroom dancing.•Please turn the pageVirtual Tourwww.devereauxsawmill.comVisit our website to take a virtual tourof our facility and learn whyDevereaux Sawmill is the top producerof Michigan White Hard Maple!Contact Sales: 989.593.2552 orsales@devereauxsawmill.comNOVEMBER/2008 59


WHO’S WHO - ContinuedClifton G. Rider is the owner of Cabinet DoorsUnlimited in Afton, Okla.Cabinet Doors Unlimited manufactures custom cabinet doors,drawer fronts, bar backs and end panels in Alder, AfricanMahogany, Ash, Beech, Birch, Cedar, Cherry, Hackberry, Hard andSoft Maple, Hickory, Red and White Oak, Poplar, Teak and Walnut(FAS, No. 1 grades, 5/8, 3/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8 percent moisture content,surfaced). The company purchases approximately 150,000 boardfeet of lumber annually.Rider began his career in the forest products industry as a carpenterin 1963. He has held his present position for 20 years. Rideris a graduate of Afton (Okla.) High School.Rider and his wife of 11 years, Martha, have four children and 14grandchildren. He enjoys fishing and hunting.•Richard Wilson purchases Hardwood lumber and overseesmill production for Sweeney Hardwoods in Fort Worth, Texas.Sweeney Hardwoods purchases approximately1.5 million board feet annually ofNorth American Hardwoods ranging fromAsh through Walnut, as well as someMahogany. The company is a millwork manufacturer,which features two planers, astraight line rip saw, two Mereen-Johnsongang rip saws, two Weinig moulders, a SCMImoulder and band saw capabilities. SweeneyHardwoods also has a distribution yard.Wilson has been involved in the forest products industry since1990. He has held his current position for two years. Wilson graduatedfrom the 102nd class of the National Hardwood LumberAssoc. (NHLA) Inspection School. His other responsibilities haveincluded working as a national inspector for the NHLA.Wilson and his wife, Sheila, have an eight-year-old son, Ethan. Heenjoys spending time with his family.•RALPH TAYLOR LUMBER CO. INC.5100 Sanderlin Ave., Suite 1600, Memphis, TN 38117901-684-1400 FAX: 901-684-1404Email: Rtlumber@aol.comFAS Red Oak (right) and 1 Common Red Oak(left) stored in 1.5 million BF dry storage facilityand ready for prompt shipment.FACILITIES:• 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 & boardroadLUMBER:• Red and White Oak • Ash • Cottonwood • Gum• Hackberry • Elm • Pecan • Sycamore • HickoryCelebrating our41st year!Tracy Herald Jeff Taylor Ralph Taylor Phil Taylor Adam Taylor Howell Cox(208) 983-097760 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


SEARCHING FOR NEW BUYERS FOR YOUR LUMBER?GREEN BOOK’SHARDWOOD MARKETINGDIRECTORY ONLINElists over 7,800 firms with• 2,428 RED OAK BUYERS• 2,188 HARD MAPLE BUYERS• 2,016 CHERRY BUYERS➤ All your sales people can have simultaneous access to these leads fromanywhere Internet Access is available, whether at home, office, hotel, etc.➤ You can plan your sales trips with the zip code search.➤ Other options include searching by state, city, species, alphabetically by company name, product manufactured,grades, etc.The Hardwood Marketing Directory has 56 years of research helping firms discover new buying opportunitiesand contains all North American species and also Imported Woods.For a free online demonstration, contact Charlene Jumper toll-free at 800-844-1280 or 901-372-8280.Access rate is $1,900.00 per year.Also available as a printed edition which leases for $1,200.00 per year.Miller Publishing - 1235 Sycamore View - Memphis, TN 38134Tel. 901-372-8280 Fax 901-373-6180www.millerpublishing.com greenbook@millerpublishing.comContact:Mike Tarbell, Sales ManagerRus Gustin(814) 697-7185FAX (814) 697-719025,000,000 BF of Quality Bandsawn Pennsylvania Hardwoods1,000,000 BF Kiln CapacityExport Packaging & Container LoadingSPECIALIZING IN HARD MAPLE, CHERRY, SOFT MAPLE, RED OAK, ASH“We welcome your inquiries and look forward to serving your needs.”Mailing Address1716 Honeoye RoadShinglehousePA 16748E-mail: ramsales@frontiernet.netWe sell both green and kiln dried lumber.NOVEMBER/2008 61


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 KSchomberg, Ont.—Joan Love was recently appointed sales manager ofgreen and kiln-dried rough lumber for Northern Prime Wood Products,headquartered here. Love will also be responsible for sourcing and buyingkiln-dried lumber for Northern Wide PlankFloors, a division of Northern Prime WoodProducts.Northern Prime Wood Products manufactureslumber in various Hardwoods and softwoodsincluding Red and White Oak (flat, rift and quartersawn), Hard and Soft Maple, Birch and easternwhite pine.Love began her career in the forest productsindustry with Aurora Timberland in 1990. Sheworked as a lumber buyer and in sales for AuroraTimberland for 18 years. In addition, LoveJoan Loveworked as a secretary for Dominion Stores Ltd.for 15 years under the buying department andpresident/chief executive officer.Love is a graduate of York Memorial Collegiate Institute in Toronto,Ont. She took a commercial course at George Harvey CollegiateInstitute, also in Toronto.Love is a past member of the board of directors for the HardwoodForest Foundation. She enjoys gardening, golfing and walking.•Hillsville, Va.—Jimmy Houck recently joined the domestic sales staffof Turman Sawmill Inc., headquartered here. Houck has been involvedwith the forest products industry for nearly 25 years.Turman Sawmill Inc. manufactures approximately60 million board feet per year ofAppalachian Hardwood lumber. The companyspecializes in such species as Red Oak (4/4through 8/4), White Oak (4/4 through 6/4),Poplar (4/4 through 10/4), Hard and Soft Maple(4/4), Cherry (4/4), Hickory (4/4, 5/4 and 6/4),Walnut (4/4) and eastern white pine (4/4through 8/4).Turman Sawmill Inc. operates six sawmills (circleand band mills) in Virginia, a drying facility inHillsville, Va., and a drying facility in Lexington,Jimmy HouckN.C. The firm markets its products to distributionyards, furniture, moulding and flooring manufacturers, and exportsinto Europe and Asia. Turman Sawmill has a per charge capacity of900,000 board feet in Hillsville, Va., and 1 million feet per charge capacityin Lexington, N.C.•Albertville, Ala.—Ken Burttram recently opened a new sales and marketingfirm called Burttram Enterprises, based here.Burttram Enterprises will represent a number of Hardwood lumberand machinery companies throughout the Southeast including MorrisIndustrial Corp. in Saraland, Ala.; Softac Systems Ltd. in Surrey, B.C.;Froedge Machine & Supply Co. Inc. in Tompkinsville, Ky.; PierceConstruction and Maintenance Co. Inc. in Petal, Miss.; and AdvancedSawmill Machinery Equipment Inc. in Holt, Fla.Burttram began his career in the forest products industry in October1976 as a chip-n-saw operator with Bowater Lumber in Albertville, Ala.62 Hardwoods...The All-Purpose Material


An update covering thelatest news aboutHardwood Suppliers.During his 12 years there, Burttram also workedas a production supervisor and maintenancesupervisor.Burttram started his sales career in January1988 with Maco Industries. He has worked withSoftac Systems since November 1990, and withMorris Industrial Corp. for over 15 years.Burttram received a bachelor’s degree inwildlife biology from Auburn University. He andhis wife of 39 years, Lanette, have three childrenand six grandchildren.•Ken BurttramEXPERIENCE 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.Atlanta, Ga.—WoodEye North America Inc., located in Norcross, Ga.,received a Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award at the 2008International Woodworking & Machinery Furniture Supply Fair (IWF)held here recently.The purpose of the Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award isto encourage and promote the development of innovative new technologyin the field of woodworking machinery, supplies and services forthe furniture, kitchen cabinets, architectural millwork, store fixtures,upholstery, or specialty and general wood product industries.This 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.WoodEye’s Hardwood Grader recently won a Challengers Award at IWF 2008The WoodEye Hardwood Grader is the world’s first production-readywood scanner for Hardwood that makes it possible to automate thelumber grading process. The machine can create any type of grade, andall grades may run simultaneously or separately. Boards from 3-inchesto 18-inches in width can be handled in the same batch of wood, and thescanner keeps detailed statistics on each board. The scanner also useshigh-resolution cameras to identify knots, cracks, checks, wane and colorations.Claus Staalner, president of WoodEye North America Inc., said, “WePlease turn the page3.) 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.NOVEMBER/2008 63


TRADE TALK - Continuedare very proud to have been appointed winners among 125 entries. Ourdevelopment team in Sweden has done a great job with the new productand the possibility to machine grade Hardwood will have a greatimpact in the market.”•Memphis, Tenn.—The National Hardwood Lumber Assoc.(NHLA), headquartered here, recently began accepting applicationsfor the 14-week Lumber Inspection Program set to begin Jan. 9, 2009,in Memphis.The NHLA Inspector Training School has a proud and rich 66-yearhistory, graduating more than 6,700 students since its inception. Theprogram teaches the rules and applications of the NHLA gradingsystem and prepares students for a career in the Hardwood industry.The 14-week course is comprised of 408 contact hours through acombination of lecture, lab time and group studies.Due to the reputation of the NHLA Inspection School, graduatesare often in demand as many companies require their inspectors tobe NHLA graduates. To enroll or learn more, contact CrystalOldham, director of education, by e-mail at c.oldham@nhla.com, call901-507-0312 or visit www.nhla.com.•Memphis, Tenn.—James A. “Jim” Shepherd and Phil Shannon wererecently elected to the Bulab Holdings Inc. board of directors for 2008-2009. Bulab Holdings is the parent company of Buckman Laboratories,headquartered here.Shepherd’s most recentposition was presidentand chief executive officerat Canfor, a Canadianintegrated forest productscompany. He hasworked with the forestproducts industry in theUnited States, Canada,New Zealand and Japan.Jim ShepherdShepherd served as presidentand chiefPhil Shannonexecutiveofficer of Slocan Forest Products Ltd., president and chief operating officerof Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd., and chairman and chief executiveofficer of Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Ltd.Shannon is currently a member of the board of directors of PinnacleAirlines Corp. and chairman of its audit committee. From 1984 to 2001,he was an audit partner at the accounting firm of KPMG LLP inMemphis, Tenn. Shannon has worked extensively with public companiessuch as Arcadian Corp., Cargill Inc., Dover Corp., Master GraphicsInc., Thomas & Betts Corp., and True Temper Sports Inc.Buckman Laboratories is a privately held, global specialty chemicalcompany. Buckman provides a broad range of specialty chemicals forthe pulp and paper, leather, and water treatment industries. Other businesssegments include coatings, agriculture and wood.•Owego, N.Y.—Tioga Hardwoods Inc., based here, recently announcedplans to expand its facility in Berkshire, N.Y., which will eventuallyhouse all local production operations for the company. TiogaHardwoods President Kevin Gillette said the firm has purchased a newmanufacturing line that will be installed in Berkshire over the next severalmonths.Currently, Tioga Hardwoods employs 39 people at its Owego andBerkshire facilities, five domestic sales offices in the Northeast and twooverseas sales offices in China. The move to Berkshire will allow thecompany to consolidate the domestic and export support staff and bringall production activities together.Founded in April 2000, Tioga Hardwoods ships approximately 250 to275 truck/container loads of Hardwood lumber monthly to its customersaround the globe.In 2005, Tioga Hardwoods acquired the former Howland Brothers Co.Inc. facility in Berkshire, which houses a grading line and Tioga’s exportoffices.•64 Hardwoods Have Versatility


TRADE TALK - ContinuedSalt Lake City, Utah—Sierra Forest Products, located here, recentlybecame the newest member of the Camas, Wash.-based WesternHardwood Assoc. (WHA).Owned and operated by Warren Spitz of the Upper Canada SierraGroup (UCS), Sierra Forest Products has served Utah and the adjoiningWestern states since 1989. The firm currently operates three UnitedStates offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, Chicago, Ill., and Seattle, Wash., aswell as an office in Mississauga, Ont., under the name of Upper CanadaForest Products.Sierra specializes in the distribution of North American kiln-driedlumber and panel products. Although a new member of the WHA,Pacific Coast Red Alder lumber and panels have been a large part of thecompany’s growth throughout the years and will continue to be a keypart of Sierra’s future.•Novelty, Mo.—Cardwell Lumber Inc., headquartered here, recentlyinstalled a wood waste-fired boiler to run six dry kilns and provide heatfor its 18,000-square-foot facility. Currently, Cardwell Lumber spendsmore than $200,000 a year on its propane-fired system.The Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative provided a low interestcommunity development loan for the project.Leroy Cardwell, owner of Cardwell Lumber, said the new boiler systemand another state-of-the-art machine he purchased from Australiawould allow Cardwell Lumber to put joints in barrel staves. By expandinginto ready-to-assemble barrel sets, the company can strengthen itsbottom line and add up to 10 new jobs.Cardwell Lumber currently employs more than 90 people at itssawmills in Novelty and New London, Mo., and a dry kiln facility inJefferson City, Mo. called Cardwell Hardwoods. The firm processesmore than 5 million board feet of lumber annually, approximately 40percent of that going into barrel staves. Cardwell Lumber sends itsstaves to customers including the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg,Tenn., several California wineries, Scotland, China, Japan, France, Spainand Portugal.•Fayetteville, Ark.—White River, a traditional Hardwood mouldingsand decorative millwork manufacturer, headquartered here, recentlyachieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification.White River researched its plan for purchasing lumber from certified,well-managed forests for over 18 months. The Chain-of-Custody certificationwas granted by Scientific Certification Systems, an independentthird party accredited by the FSC.Founded by Bruce and Joan Johnson in the mid-1970s, White Riveroffers more than 1,500 decorative embellishments in Hardwoods includingmouldings, corbels, on lays, cabinet parts, range hoods, fireplacemantels and a line of resin products for curved applications.•Clyde, N.C.—Haywood Community College, located here, recentlybegan offering a series of short courses on Hardwood lumber inspection,saw filing/sharpening, and log grading and scaling. The shortcourses will be offered through the college’s continuing education programat the sawmill training facility.The short courses are part of a pilot effort funded by the U.S. ForestService Wood Education Resource Center. Future courses will includePLC maintenance/operation and various aspects of sawing operations.For more information, contact Scott Page at (828) 564-4167 or e-mailspage@haywood.edu.•New York, N.Y.—In a recent survey, McGraw-Hill Construction, adivision of the McGraw-Hill Cos., located here, said it expects greenbuildings to represent 12 to 20 percent of the market share by 2012, adoubling based on 2007 figures.This would translate to a $40 to $70 billion market. The survey indicatedthat 40 percent of builders think that green building helps mar-Cummings Lumber Co. Inc.P.O. Box 6, Troy, Pa 16947Phone: 570-297-4771Fax: 570-297-2766Web: www.clc1.comRoy Cummings Jr. - Presidentroy@clc1.comketing of homes in a down market.•Please turn the pageSERVING THE WORLDFOR OVER 75 YEARSSpecializing in 4/4 Hardwood LumberLarry Cordner - Saleslarry@clc1.comChip Cummings - Saleschip@clc1.comOUR 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 SidingNOVEMBER/2008 65


ANNOUNCINGthe opening of our newTennessee location - offeringAppalachian Hardwoods“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.netBobby Cloer - bcloeroakcrest@windstream.netWe’d like to hear from you whenyou need Hardwood and/orSouthern Yellow Pine Products.For those in need, we:• offer the production of two sawmills cutting Hardwood and SouthernYellow Pine lumber, pallets, cants, ties and timbers• produce green, air dried and/or kiln dried lumber in species like RedOak, White Oak, Ash, Poplar, Soft Maple, Hickory and Southern YellowPine• cut mostly 4/4 in Oak, and 5/4 in Poplar and mixed Hardwoods• also manufacture Southern Pine low grade 5/4x4x4, 2 inch material,5/4x6 decking and timbers like 4x4’s, 4x6’s, 6x6’s and 6x8’s• have our own dry kilns, dry storage sheds and Yates American doublesurfacer planer• offer export preparation and container loading• have many years of experience in preparing your orders right the firsttime, since we’ve been in business for approximately 30 yearsRichard Jimbo ShaverRichard Jimbo Shaverand Chad Shaver handlethe Hardwood andSouthern Yellow Pinesales for their company.Chad ShaverShaver Wood Products, Inc.14440 Statesville Blvd. Cleveland, NC 27013TEL: (704) 278-9291 FAX: (704) 278-9304SALES: Richard Jimbo Shaver and Chad ShaverTRADE TALK - ContinuedGeneva, Switzerland—The Programme for the Endorsement of ForestCertification schemes (PEFC), headquartered here, recently endorsed theAmerican Tree Farm System (ATFS). The endorsement will open thedoor to new green markets for forest owners who sustainably producewood on their land.PEFC made the announcement after a 14-month rigorous reviewdesigned to provide assurance to purchasers that certified wood andpaper products are in fact produced from sustainably managed forests.Under the new plan, family forest owners, who harvest approximately60 percent of wood harvested in the U.S., will qualify for access tointernational markets if they produce sustainable wood under the ATFSsystem.The American Tree Farm System, based in Washington, D.C., was firstlaunched in 1941 as a private initiative to address concerns thatAmerica’s forests were being cut at unsustainable rates without reforestation.It now represents more than 90,000 family forest owners in 45states, most of whom manage woodlots of less than 100 acres.•NWFA FLOORING REPORT - Continued from page 20Once your customer has decided on a species, you will need tomake sure that the species will perform adequately based on theirlifestyle. For example, a home with three young children and alarge dog will have different wood flooring needs than a home withan older, retired couple with no pets. The young family will need tobe certain to select a species that will stand up to the rigorous foottraffic it will likely get during its lifetime in the home, and it is yourjob to steer them in the right direction. For example, if they lovethe look of domestic black Cherry wood flooring, which is rankedat 950 on the Janka hardness scale, they might want to know thatBrazilian Cherry is ranked much higher at 2,820, nearly three timesthe hardness of the domestic species.As you can see, there is a lot more to choosing a wood floor thancolor alone. Educating yourself to help your customers make goodwood flooring choices will result in happy customers, and repeatbusiness.The National Wood Flooring Association offers a Wood SpeciesTechnical Manual featuring 13 domestic and 20 imported species.Information is provided for appearance, including color and grain;properties, including hardness and dimensional stability; and availabilityfor each species. The NWFA is a not-for-profit trade organizationof more than 4,000 wood flooring professionals workingworldwide to educate consumers, architects, designers, andbuilders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. For more information,visit www.nwfa.org, or call the NWFA at 800-422-4556(USA), 800-848-8824 (Canada), or 636-519-9663 (international).•AHEC UPDATE - Continued from page 18resenting the committed exporters among U.S. Hardwood companiesand all major U.S. Hardwood product trade associations.AHEC’s member companies service the growing global demand forU.S. Hardwood and represent the full range of Hardwood products.AHEC maintains offices in Japan, Europe, Southeast Asia, China,Korea and Mexico, in addition to its Washington, D.C. headquarters,to serve the needs of the global community. For additionalinformation please contact AHEC by phone at 202/463-2720, byfax at 202/463-2787 or consult our web site at www.ahec.org.•THE HARDWOOD COUNCIL - Continued from page 16the Hardwood Manufacturers Association; National HardwoodLumber Association; National Wood Flooring Association;Hardwood Distributors Association; NOFMA: The Wood FlooringManufacturers Association; Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers,Inc.; Canadian Lumbermen’s Association; Northeastern Loggers’66 Hardwoods...A Renewable Resource


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 1-336-593-2022James 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.SOUTHEAST TRENDS - ContinuedFollowing Hurricane Katrina, Florida also updated its code toinclude the panhandle area of the state. “From a building code perspective,Florida is now the most hurricane-resistant state in theUnited States, which is important since it is also our most hurricane-pronestate with more than two times the major hurricanestrikes (category three or higher) than any other state,” Lockwoodsaid. “All in all, our Gulf Coast is more hurricane resistant thanever before, but it has a way to go before we can truly call it hurricaneready.”•LAKE STATES TRENDS - Continued from page 8“There’s always a positive, but it changes so quickly that nobodyreally knows what to do right now,” he said. “If you’re not workingand turning over every stone, you’re not selling anything.”The contact said there have been recent upticks in Hard and SoftMaple and Red Oak. But, he warned that economic woes willdamper any significant growth near-term.“Every sector of the world right now is focused on the economy,and Hardwood is no different,” he said. “People are worrying abouttheir jobs, putting gas in their car and milk on their table. Until theeconomy improves, we’re all going to be scratching and clawingfor business, not just in the Hardwood market.”REAL ESTATE MARKETREMAINS SOFT IN LAKE STATESAccording to the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book,” a summary ofcomments from businesses and other contacts, residential realestate conditions weakened or remained soft in all Districts.Demand for housing was reported to be still moving down inChicago. Residential real estate activity was sluggish in Clevelandand Minneapolis. Chicago reported a faster rate of decline in residentialconstruction since the last report as well as delays and cancellationsin residential building projects.In the Fourth District (Cleveland), residential builders reported littlechange in market conditions. However, a few noted a slight uptickin sales on a year-over-year basis. Looking forward, buildersare not expecting any turnaround in the industry for the next severalmonths.Sources in the Seventh District (Chicago) said the lack of demandfor new construction was attributed to both the inability of potentialbuyers to secure credit or sell their existing home and substitutioninto the existing home market due to the continued decline intheir relative price. Project delays and cancellations persisted, andcredit remained tight for new developments.Residential construction in the Ninth District (Minneapolis) hasremained slow, but is showing signs of bottoming out. Residentialpermits in Minneapolis-St. Paul are down 42 percent from last year.However, multifamily construction increased in Minneapolis-St.Paul, and the number of vacant new homes has decreased.GYPSY MOTH OUTBREAK POSSIBLE IN MICHIGANMark Williams, Hillsdale County Michigan State UniversityExtension director, recently presented a report on gypsy moths,outlining their danger to the Hillsdale County area of Michigan.Williams said his office has received numerous calls from peoplewho discovered the moths on their property this summer or wereworried about them. Gypsy moths feed on Hardwoods, and cantake up to three years to kill a healthy Oak, but could kill softwoodsin less than a year.The last outbreak, which occurred in the 1990s, required a multiplestage spray program, and it’s likely another program may beneeded in the future. For now, Williams has asked homeowners tocheck their yard for a brownish egg mass about the size of a halfdollar. It hasn’t been announced yet if another outbreak is occurring.However, a year’s worth of extensive monitoring would berequired before a spray program could begin.68 Hardwoods Have Workability


LAKE STATES TRENDS - ContinuedNEW HOME SALES FALL8.2 PERCENT IN LAKE STATESAccording to the National Assoc. of Home Builders (NAHB),new single-family home sales recently fell 8.2 percent in the LakeStates region, as well as a reduction in the number of new homesfor sale. Meanwhile, new home sales rose 2.4 percent nationwideto a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 515,000 units.“With 15 consecutive months of reductions in the number of newhomes for sale, builders are clearly doing a good job of chippingaway at their inventories,” said Sandy Dunn, NAHB president.“Now that the government has also done its part by passing amuch-needed housing stimulus package, we are looking forward topositive effects on new home sales in the near future.”•WEST COAST TRENDS - Continued from page 8The contact said that no real species has been dominant, but Alderseems to be moving. “Everybody’s waiting to see what happensafter the election,” he said. “I don’t know which way it’s going togo, but I hope something does change. It’s hard to put your fingeron it, but maybe we need a change in attitude. I hope that it’s achange for the better.”PENDING HOME SALES DROP10 PERCENT ON WEST COASTAccording to the National Assoc. of Realtors (NAR), the PendingHome Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based oncontracts signed, recently fell 10.6 percent on the West Coast to90.3. Despite the drop, the figure is 6.5 higher than what wasreported at this time in 2007.“Contract signings have been steaming ahead, nearly doubling inactivity from a year before in several California markets,” saidLawrence Yun, NAR chief economist.Nationwide, the PHSI fell 3.2 percent to 86.5, a decline of 6.8percent year-to-date. In regards to the nationwide figures, Yun said,“Pending home sales are oscillating month-to-month, with thelong-term trend essentially flat.” He added that the speed of arecovery will depend on local market conditions. “The frequentreporting of multiple bids in California may be signaling a bottomin home prices in that area. Nationally, home sales are stable nowand are expected to increase in coming quarters.”NAR President Richard F. Gaylord, a broker with RE/MAX RealEstate Specialists in Long Beach, Calif., said a surge in FederalHousing Authority (FHA) mortgage applications will also help themarket. “FHA is taking a more active role in serving a broad crosssection of homebuyers, but it will take some time to fully get up tospeed. We’re working with regulators to improve the process, andthe good news is that this is becoming a big help to first-time buyers.”FFAC ISSUES GUIDANCE DOCUMENTThe Federal Forestlands Advisory Committee (FFAC) recentlyreleased a draft guidance document entitled “Oregon’s Vision forFederal Forestlands.” The document features five strategic recommendationsdedicated to solving problems at the state and local levels,and three recommendations for solving problems at the nationallevel.State and local recommendations include the creation of a FederalForestland Liaison Program to support multi-agency efforts toimprove forest health on federal forestlands. It also asks local collaborativegroups to work together with federal agencies in assessingforest health conditions and planning projects to address highpriority needs.National recommendations include Congress developing legislationto create an overarching policy for sustainable forests, as wellPlease turn the pageNOVEMBER/2008 69


Begley-MadeBAND SAWNHARDWOODSThis is an aerial view of Begley Lumber Company’s band mill operationlocated in London, Kentucky.At Begley, we...• have a large band mill operation in both London and Hyden,Kentucky• have 740,000 board feet per charge of dry kilns and an additional30,000 board feet per charge Walnut steamer• produce 60 million board feet of lumber 4/4 through 16/4thicknesses per year combined• have a Newman 382 planer• have several T-sheds that hold 4 to 5 million board feet oflumber• have an 80 bay sorterWe’d like to hear from you when you need qualityAppalachian Hardwoods!P.O. Box 2800London, KY 40743-2800Phone: (606) 877-1228FAX: (606) 877-1230E-mail: jpatterson@begleylumber.comWebsite: www.begleylumber.comSALES: John Patterson and Matt BegleyWhen 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.comPaul Ostlund - Sales Representative - E-mail: paulkbmc@aol.comP.O. Box 111 Hazlehurst, Miss. 39083Tel: 601-894-2021 Fax: 601-894-1069Web sites: www.kitchensbrothers.com or www.cherrybark.netWEST COAST TRENDS - Continuedas comprehensive forest restoration legislation that makes restoringhealthy forest conditions a top priority. The document also asksCongress to increase funding for forest management activitiesthrough increased appropriations, efficiencies and revenue generation.CALIFORNIA HOSTSWILDFIRE SUMMITThe California State Legislative Rural Caucus recently held aSummit on Wildfire Prevention called “California Burning.” TheSummit reviewed damages caused by wildfire including the loss oflives, property and forest resources, as well as pollution. The eventalso served as a “call to action” for Californians to do a better jobof preventing and reducing wildfires.Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell said total fire suppressioncosts are expected to exceed budgeted amounts this fiscal year by$400 million. Total wildfire suppression costs are projected toreach $1.6 billion in FY08 while appropriated suppression fundswere only $1.2 billion.A majority of those wildfires have been in California, which hasseen over 1 million acres burned, 12 lives lost and over 500 homesburned, in addition to spending $1 billion on fire suppression. StateSen. Sam Aanestad (R-Calif.), who chaired the Summit, said hewould deliver a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that will askfor a different management strategy for California’s federal forests.•QUEBEC TRENDS - Continued from page 10Prairies and fell 11.5 percent to 7,700 in Atlantic Canada, and fell8.7 percent to 37,600 in Quebec, and British Columbia were off8.2 percent to 30,400 units.With the recent announcement by Prime Minister Harper of anelection, some feel the timing was not the best for the manufacturingsectors.According to Statistics Canada reports, Canada’s economyrebounded in the second quarter, as consumer spending and surgingbusiness profits helped the country avoid a recession. Grossdomestic product increased at an annual rate of 0.3 percent in thethree months that followed a first-quarter contraction of 0.8 percent.The technical definition of a recession is two consecutivequarters of declining economic output. The figures confirm theeconomy effectively stalled in the first half of the year.The first quarter economic contraction was revised downward to0.8 percent, from the 0.3 percent drop Statscan had reported earlier.The early-September GDP report showed that consumer spendinggrew 0.6 percent in the second quarter, slower than the 1.8 percentpace set in the first quarter. Corporate profits climbed 8.3 percent,the biggest increase since 2004, as oil companies and farmersbenefited from record commodity prices. Exports fell 1.5 percentfrom the first quarter, as U.S. demand for automobiles andlumber continued to fade. Canadian shipments abroad havedeclined for the past four quarters, and the level of exports is 4.7percent lower than a year ago, Statistics Canada said.The Bank of Canada Deputy Governor also said that growth inthe second quarter likely would be “somewhat weaker” than the0.8 percent annualized rate he and other policy makers previouslypredicted.Some positive aspects of the report included: imports increased0.6 percent in the second quarter, reversing a decline in the previousquarter, suggesting businesses are taking advantage of astronger currency to upgrade equipment they can’t buy at home.Personal disposable income increased 1.1 percent in the quarter.•70 Hardwoods Have Resiliency


ONTARIO TRENDS -Continued from page 10North American species in the short term.There is the constant pressure from buyerson suppliers to maintain or lower prices,as well as transportation costs. Many foreignmarkets are seeking materials fromsustainable forests and legally harvestedtimber, which gives the Canadian industryan edge.The federal government announcedrecently, and during the NationalTrucking Week, that it will slash theexcise tax in half, to two cents, on dieselfuel. The Canadian Trucking Alliancespent years lobbying for the abolishmentof the excise tax, calling it a “repugnantand regressive,” form of taxation, implementedby the Tories to end the deficit,which has since been eliminated andreplaced with year-over-year surpluses.The organization will push for the remainingtwo cents to be scrapped as well. Thecarrier group estimates that it will save theindustry about $140 million in tax orabout $1,700 annually per truck. In manyregions, diesel fuel now represents thetrucking industry’s largest cost base, insome cases surpassing labour as carriers’biggest expense in recent years.Bank of Nova Scotia economists saidOntario’s economy will end 2008 withzero growth for the year. They feel thatwhile Ontario is stalling, other provincialeconomies will crank out at least a littlebit of expansion, ranging from 0.4 percentin Quebec to a more respectable 2.8 percentin Saskatchewan, the bank said in itsfirst forecast revision since the end ofAugust.As for next year, Scotiabank is forecastingthat the national growth rate will doubleto 1.4 percent, with Ontario crawlingback to 0.8 percent. The West is expectedto expand at rates ranging from 2 percentin Manitoba to 2.7 percent in bothSaskatchewan and British Columbia.Output gains in 2009 are expected to beconstrained by the drag on export-sensitivemanufacturing growth on one hand,motor-vehicle and housing products inparticular, and the slower pace of commodity-relatedexpansion on the other,said the forecast update. It adds that theCanadian economy has considerableunderlying strengths that should keep itexpanding at a faster rate than most otherdeveloped nations. It forecasts U.S.growth next year at 0.9 percent, downfrom 1.7 percent in 2008, and Japan,Britain and the euro zone at 1.1 percent. Italso states that the world’s fastest growingeconomies will lose a little bit of steamnext year, with China’s growth edgingback to 9 percent from about 9.8 percentthis year, India’s to 7 percent from 7.5percent and Brazil’s to 3.8 percent from4.8 percent.•BEE FOREST LLCS1130 STATE HWY 25NELSON, WI 54756TRAMP.O. Box 68Seagrove, NC 27341-0068Phone: (336) 873-7251FAX: (336) 873-7800Email: tramlumber@hughes.netProducing 36,000’ per day of Fine Hardwood LumberOak, Maple, Poplar, Ash, GumExport Grade Oak AvailableFrame Stock for FurniturePallet Stock & Timbers Company Trucks Resaw & Planer MillCut To Length Dimension & Industrial LumberTom Morris - presidentFACILITIES 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/width715 673-4127715 673-4137 FAX Sales: Bob Bee715 673-4127 office or 715 225-4954 cellCURTNER LUMBER COMPANYPhone: (870) 523-6702 FAX: (870) 523-6435P.O. Box 1028 Newport, Arkansas 72112MANUFACTURERS OFHARDWOOD LUMBERBAND MILL--CIRCLE MILL--OAK TIE SIDING--DRY KILNS--SURFACEROAK GOOD FOR COLOR TEXTURE---NORTH ARK. SOUTH MO. STOCKPROMPT SHIPMENTS--MIXED LOADS--VIA TRUCK OR RAIL“WOULD APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU”Lumber,LLCTom Morris - sales managerNOVEMBER/2008 71


Profit OpportunitiesHelp Wanted • Business Opportunities • Used Woodworking Machinery &Sawmill Equipment • Used Material Handling Equipment • Panel ProductionEquipment • ServicesHELP WANTEDLumberman WantedWe are a progressive company in search ofhighly motivated, “quality minded” people whoare seeking stability and career growth in thehardwood lumber industry. We are an ESOPCompany and have a long and proud historydating back to 1904. Our global success istruly tied to the quality of our people and theprocesses that we have perfected and upholdfor our customers. We have plants in bothPennsylvania and New York and currentlyhave opportunities in both Yard and Mill operations.If you have Supervisory skills, or skillsin Lumber Inspection, Forklift Operations,Dimension Mill Leadership, Sawyer, or KilnOperations - then we want to talk to you. Forthe successful candidates, they will find thatour wages are competitive and our benefitsare excellent. Beyond compensation, being apart of a successful team brings tremendousopportunities to those who want to grow.GUTCHESS LUMBERMANUFACTURING IN CORTLAND COUNTYSINCE 1904For confidential consideration please contactGutchess Lumber at:e-mail: jrtracy@gutchess.comfax: (607)758-7935telephone: (607)753-1081ALL 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.DOMESTIC/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.NHLA INSPECTORTRAINING SCHOOLMar. 23, 2009 to June 26, 2009WV Wood Technoloy CenterElkins, West VirginiaTuition grants available for Thosewho meet income guidelines304-637-7500Find a good job in the wood industrywww.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 38184-0908PROCUREMENT FORESTERStable hardwood lumber company has two positionsfor procurement foresters in west centralIndiana. Successful candidates must have a loveof the outdoors and the ability to communicatewith a variety of people. They tend to be highlyorganized and can function independently or on ateam. They also embrace technology. ABachelor of Science in Forestry or equivalent ispreferred but not required. Send resume or letterof interest to Samantha Howard, Vice Presidentof Administration, Pike Lumber Company, Inc.,PO Box 247, Akron, IN 46910 or e-mail toshoward@pikelumber.com.EXPERIENCED LUMBER TRADERRon Jones Hardwood Sales, Inc. located in westernPennsylvania seeks a self-motivated individual withexperience in the wholesale hardwood lumber market.The candidate would be responsible for handlinga multitude of tasks, including purchasinggreen and kiln dried lumber, domestic and exportsales, and most importantly developing new markets.Excellent opportunity to work with a firm that isteam oriented, enjoys a strong financial position,with unlimited territories, and is recognized in thehardwood lumber industry. Must be willing to travel,possess lumber grade knowledge, have good communicationskills, and excellent computer skills.Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.Please contact Steve Jones at: steve@ronjoneshardwood.com.Ron Jones Hardwood Sales, Inc.P.O. Box 232, Union City, PA 16438Phone: 814-438-7622 Fax: 814-438-2008Dry Kiln OperatorExpanding Pennsylvania hardwoodlumber company is looking for an experienceddry kiln operator to take over drykiln operations. Motivated candidate willbe responsible for wood fired boiler system,dry kilns, and green/air dry yard operations.We offer a competitive salary withvery good benefits. Please send or emailresume to: Carl Rosenberry and SonsLumber, Inc., 7446 Path Valley Road, FortLoudon, PA 17224. Attn: Bill Rosenberryrosewood@innernet.net. 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PRIDE HARDWOOD, LLCP. O. Box 1387 • Yazoo City, MS 39194Tel. (662) 746-4050 • FAX (662) 746-8730Sales - Phil Barnes, Bob BarnesKD Lumber: Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Poplar, CottonwoodService Facilities - 6 Dry Kilns - 375,000’ Cap.Pre Dryer - 540,000’ Cap.,Automatic Handling Equipment, Lumber StackerPackage Maker, S382 Planer, Flooring Plant2,000,000’ Dry Storage, 2,000,000’ AD Cap.Rail & Container LoadingAvg. KD Inventory - 2,000,000’Avg. AD Inventory - 2,000,000’All Domestic Woods • Solid & Laminated StockPrecision Milling on Moulded BlanksSquares/Rounds Fully or Partially MachinedFor Prompt Quotations & Personal Service1-800-447-8537H.A. STILES COMPANYBox 779H Westbrook, ME 04098 207/854-8458 FAX 207/854-3863Internet: http://www.hastiles.com • Email: info@hastiles.comCROSS PIECESHeat Treated orNon Heat TreatedAll Sizes AvailableWe ship anywhere in theUS or CanadaJ&M PalletPhone 717-463-9205FAX 717-535-5917pallets@embarqmail.comBuyer of pallet lumber“Where They Look When They’re Ready To Buy”Got an idle machine in your plant that’s doing nothing but gathering dust? Or maybe you have a plant for sale . . . want to hire additionalpersonnel . . . then tell it to the top buyers in the Hardwood industry! These men of buying decision refer to the CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE in National Hardwood Magazine when they’re ready to buy! That’s why your classified ad will produce RESULTS in this magazine.NATIONAL HARDWOOD MAGAZINE1235 Sycamore View Memphis, TN 38134 Phone: 901-372-8280 FAX: 901-373-6180Read each month’s featurestories or download the latestissue online@www.nationalhardwoodmag.comNOVEMBER/2008 75


INDEXof AdvertisersAbenaki Timber Corporation.................................49Air Systems Mfg. of Lenoir, Inc. ............................67AJD Forest Products ....................................................American Hardwood Industries, Inc. ...................17ANCHORSEAL.................................................3 & 71Atlanta Hardwood Corporation................................AWMV Industrial Products....................................51Barnes, J. Bruce, Inc. ................................................64Batey, Ltd...................................................................23Battle Lumber Co., Inc.................................................Beard Hardwoods........................................................Beasley Forest Products, Inc.......................................Bee Forest LLC .........................................................71Begley Lumber Co., Inc...........................................70Better Built Dry Kilns, Inc...........................................Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc. ...................................Bradford Forest Inc.................................................BCBruce & Jenkins Lumber Co., Inc. .............................Buckman Laboratories Int’l., Inc................................Cersosimo Lumber Co., Inc...................................FCChamplain Hardwoods, Inc. ......................................Chaney Lumber Co., Inc. ............................................Church, Bryant, Hardwoods, Inc...............................Cleereman Sales, Inc....................................................Coastal Lumber Company..........................................Cole Hardwood, Inc. ...................................................Cook, C.C., & Son Lumber Co., Inc...........................Corley Manufacturing Co. ...................................IFCCoulee Region Enterprises, Inc..............................20Coulee Region Hardwoods, Inc.............................20Cramer, W.M., Lumber Co......................................46Cummings Lumber Co., Inc...................................65Curtner Lumber Co. ................................................71Deer Park Lumber, Inc. ...........................................48Devereaux Sawmill, Inc. .........................................59Distribution Management Systems, Inc. ..................DLH Nordisk, Inc. .......................................................Downes & Reader Hardwood Co., Inc.................62Eastern Lumber Corp..............................................23Evarts, G.H., & Co., Inc...............................................EXPO 2009.................................................................67Fields, Walter M., Lumber Co. ...................................Flamex, Inc. ...............................................................69G.F. Hardwoods, Inc................................................56GEMPAINT........................................................3 & 71Gilco Lumber, Inc.......................................................4Graf Brothers Flooring ............................................21Granite Hardwoods, Inc. ............................................Granite Valley Forest Products, Inc.........................2Grezenski, James, Forest Products, Inc.................68Gutchess Lumber .....................................................55Hanafee Bros. Sawmill Co., Inc.................................. Powell Industries, Inc..............................................65Hanks, Bill, Lumber Co., Inc. .................................68 Pride Hardwood, LLC.............................................75Hardwood Forest Foundation.................................... Prime Lumber Company ............................................Hardwood Forestry Fund.......................................73Progressive Solutions, Inc.........................................7Hardwood Manufacturers Assoc...............................Quality Hardwoods, Inc. ............................................Hawkeye Forest Products, Inc. ..............................45Quality Hardwoods, Ltd.........................................11Hermitage Hardwood Lumber Sales, Inc. ...........53Ram Forest Products, Inc. .......................................61Highland Hardwood Sales, Inc..................................Rex Lumber Co.............................................................Holmes & Co., Inc........................................................Rives & Reynolds Lumber Co., Inc. ........................9Huntersville Hardwoods, Inc.....................................Rosenberry, Carl L., & Sons, Lumber, Inc. ...........22Husky Hardwood Lumber.....................................18Rutland Lumber Co., Inc. .......................................42Indiana Wood Products, Inc...................................22Salamanca Lumber Co., Inc........................................Industrial Timber & Lumber Corp..........................1Inter-Continental Hardwoods................................41Salem Frame .............................................................18Irving, J.D., Limited ..................................................... Shannon, J.T., Lumber Co., Inc. .............................13ISK Biocides, Inc........................................................... Shaver Wood Products, Inc. ...................................66J & M Pallet ...............................................................75 SII Dry Kilns ...............................................................5Jones, Ron, Hardwood Sales, Inc............................... Simply Computing ..................................................20Kentucky Forest Industries Assoc. ............................ Sirianni Hardwoods, Inc.........................................16Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co., Inc. ........................63 Smithco Manufacturing, Inc.......................................Kitchens Bros. Manufacturing Co., Inc.................70 Southern Forest Products Assoc. ...........................67Kuhns Bros. Lumber Co., Inc. .................................... Southern Pneumatics...............................................69Lewis Controls, Inc................................................IFCSpencer, C.A., Inc. ....................................................15Lewis, Dwight, Lumber Co., Inc................................Stiles, A.W., General Contractors, Inc. ......................Limbo.........................................................................46Stiles, H.A., Company .............................................75MacBeath Hardwood Company............................14Sylvan Hardwoods, LLC ............................................Mackeys Ferry Sawmill...............................................T & S Hardwoods, Inc.................................................McDonough Manufacturing Company....................Taylor Lumber, Inc..........................................38 & 39Menominee Tribal Enterprises ...............................44Taylor Machine Works, Inc.........................................Meridien Hardwoods of PA., Inc...............................Taylor, Ralph, Lumber Co., Inc. .............................60Metal Detectors, Inc.................................................43Tectronix Systems Inc. .............................................47Midwest Hardwood Corporation..............................Miller & Co. ..................................................................Tioga Hardwoods, Inc.............................................14Miller, Frank, Lumber Co., Inc................................... TradeTec Computer Systems Ltd...............................Missouri-Pacific Lumber Co....................................... TRAM Lumber, LLC................................................71Mueller Bros. Timber, Inc........................................58 Tuscarora Hardwoods, Inc......................................52Neff Lumber Mills, Inc................................................ U•C Coatings Corp..........................................3 & 71North Pacific ................................................................. USNR .............................................................................North State Hardwoods, Inc. ..................................... Walnut Creek Planing Ltd. .....................................74Northland Corp............................................................ Weston Premium Woods Inc. .....................................Oakcrest Lumber, Inc...............................................66 Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods & Industrial Products ..57Oaks Unlimited ............................................................ Wheeland Lumber Co., Inc.........................................Olympic Forest Products. Inc.................................50White, Harold, Lumber, Inc......................................3O’Shea Lumber Co.......................................................Williams, Jerry G., & Sons, Inc...............................23Parton Lumber Company, Inc................................16Williams, R.J., Inc. ........................................................PCS VacDry USA, LP ..................................................Wilson Hardwoods Inc. ..............................................Pendu Manufacturing .................................................Wilson Lumber Co., Inc. .............................................Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co.Wolf River Lumber, Inc. ............................................6Peterson, Keith D., & Co., Inc. ...............................73WoodEye Inc.............................................................12Pike Lumber Co., Inc. ...........................................IBCYoder Lumber Company, Inc. ................................19Pine Mountain Hardwood Lbr. 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