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National Hardwood Magazine - July 2021

In this issue of National Hardwood Magazine, learn about Mans Lumber and Millwork, Prime Lumber Company and Woods on Wheels. The issue also features highlights from the Appalachian Lumbermen and Southwestern Hardwood Manufacturers Club meetings.

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National Hardwood Magazine JULY 2021 Volume 95 No. 6

Features & Industry Events

The hardwood industry faces tough

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Since 1904, Pike Lumber Company continues to supply

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and manufacturers around the world. Our broad product

line includes Ash, Basswood, Cherry, Hard Maple, Hickory,

Poplar, Red Oak, White Oak, and Walnut. We also offer Rift &

Quartered in both Red Oak and White Oak. With our state of

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Natchez Welcomes Back

Southwestern Hardwood

Maufacturers Club

Departments

4 Hardwood Calendar

6 U.S.A. Trends

8 Canadian Trends

10 News Developments

12 HMA Update

14 AHEC Report

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16 Hardwood

Federation Update

18 NAFF Bulletin

19 NHLA News

48 Who’s Who

52 Trade Talk

Expo Richmond Returns to the

Raceway

Interactive Woods on Wheels Brings

the Forest to Life for Guests of All

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55 In Memoriam

58 Classified Profit

Opportunities

60 Advertisers Index

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HARDWOOD CALENDAR

July

National Wood Flooring Association, EXPO,

Orlando, FL. www.nwfaexpo.org. July 7-9.

Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Assoc., 2021

Convention and Trade Show, Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS.

www.mlmalumber.com. July 8-11.

Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club, hosted by: Ron Jones

Hardwood Sales Inc. at Wanango Country Club, Reno,

PA. www.pennyork.org. July 19.

AWFS Fair, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas,

NV. www.awfsfair.org. July 20-23.

Wood Component Manufacturers Association,

Monthly Virtual Round Table, Open to WCMA members

and companies eligible for membership. Topic: “US

Hardwood Supply and Demand Update,” Presented

by: Judd Johnson with Hardwood Market Report. Learn

more at www.wcma.com. July 22.

Lake States Lumber Assoc., Summer Golf Outing,

Minocqua, WI. www.lsla.com. July 28-29.

August

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., 2021

Summer Conference, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur

Springs, WV. www.appalachianhardwood.org.

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SFPA Expo, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta,

GA. www.sfpaexpo.com. Aug. 11-13.

Wood Component Manufacturers Association,

Monthly Virtual Round Table, Open to WCMA members

and companies eligible for membership. Topic: “Tips

and Tricks for Sanding Operations,” Presented by:

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U.S.A. TRENDS

Supplier news about

sales, labor, prices, trends,

expansions and inventories

LAKE STATES

NORTHEAST

SOUTHEAST

WEST COAST

Across the board, sawmills in the Lake States region

are reporting “strong” markets with high demand that are

keeping lumber suppliers “really busy.”

In Michigan, one contact explained, “We’ve got a lot

of demand, we’re just trying to keep up.” He reported

that demand is not as “crazy” as it was two months ago,

“but there is good demand on everything.” His company

offers Hard and Soft Maple, Red and White Oak, Hickory,

Walnut, Cherry, and Poplar. “I’d say the main demand is

in Hard Maple and White Oak,” he stated.

This Michigan supplier sells “50/50” to end users and

distribution yards. When asked about what customers

are saying about the market for their products, the

source explained, “Those guys said they all have a ton

of orders,” and “pretty much anyone I talk to is busy.” The

lumber supplier said that transportation has been “okay,”

with access to flatbeds being easier to obtain than shipping

containers. “Containers are a challenge,” he said.

“Rates are up, but I think rates are up everywhere in the

world.”

A sawmill representative in Wisconsin reported similar

market trends. “It doesn’t matter what I saw,” said the

contact. “I can sell it.” He explained that turnover is rapid

with inventory moving quickly. “In most cases, they’re

trying to sell domestically before it even comes out of the

kilns,” the source stated.

Compared to several months ago, this sawmill is seeing

a better market. “Six months ago, my market was still

very strong, but the prices are better now,” he said. His

company is heavy to Red Oak and White Oak, Basswood,

Cherry, Hickory, and both Hard and Soft Maple,

sawn mostly to 4/4 and 5/4.

When asked which species are selling best, the source

laughed. “It really doesn’t matter, everything sells,” he

replied. The sawmill sells mostly to end users, and some

distribution yards. “They say their markets are really

strong,” he said. “But I’m not going to lie to you. I get calls

every week, and they’re trying to feel me out on what

I’m hearing.” Transportation is giving this contact some

trouble, but “not a lot.” He noted that getting containers is

The market for Hardwood lumber in the Northeast is

strong. According to a lumber provider in Pennsylvania,

it is “very strong,” even “exceptionally strong.” This lumberman

stated, “Our kilns are full. We are producing lumber

as quickly as we can. Orders are going out at a very

brisk pace, with many customers ordering ahead so they

do not run out of inventory. We’re busy.” Asked if there

are any “dead items,” he replied, “There’s really not any

dead items. We’re moving at a pretty good pace here.

It’s great to see.”

Compared to several months earlier, he observed

that the market was “of course, much better. We really

saw the increase starting to come around last September.

Business has been strong since then and has been

steadily increasing. I don’t know when a slowdown will

happen. We’ve gone through some difficult markets over

the years. Each day we have now is certainly a good

thing. There doesn’t seem to be any let-up in sight right

now with the customers that we talk to.”

He handles Hard and Soft Maple, Cherry, Poplar, Red

Oak, Hickory and Ash in 4/4 through 8/4, FAS through

Rustic. Sales are to distribution yards, end users and

wholesalers. These customers’ businesses are faring

“exceptionally well right now,” he stated. “One of the

biggest challenges for a lot of our competitors, suppliers

and customers is labor,” he noted. “You can’t get the

labor. You also can’t find trucks. We have many loads

of lumber that are ready; you just can’t put a truck underneath

it. We really need to get some people back to

work.”

A concentration yard executive in Pennsylvania said

demand is high and product is “not as hard to get.”

Therefore, he stated, his market was better than it had

been several months ago.

He handles mainly 4/4 No. 2 Common and Better Walnut,

No. 2 Common and Better Hard and Soft Maple and

Cherry. Walnut, he said, is “by far the best seller.”

He sells his lumber to distribution yards, end users and

“anyone who needs lumber.” His customers’ fiscal health

can be seen in the fact that they keep buying more lum-

The Hardwood markets in the Southeast are “very

good.” That’s the word from a lumber provider in Virginia.

It’s a sentiment echoed by other lumber companies in

the region.

The Virginia source also said the market for her company

is “much better” than it was a few months ago.

“Prices are higher, and all lumber is moving,” she stated.

She handles Red and White Oak, Poplar and Walnut

in 4/4 through 10/4 in No. 3 Common and Better. Her

sales are to domestic distribution yards and exporters.

Her customers’ sales are good, she noted.

Transportation is not a problem for her because, she

observed, “I have local truckers we’ve worked with for

years. They cover us when I need it.”

In Georgia, an international lumber supplier observed

that everything in his company’s business is strong – with

one exception. “The problem is getting logs,” he stated.

“We’re just now starting to get a few logs coming in. It

doesn’t matter what the price is if you don’t have any

lumber to sell. The entire pipeline from the woods to the

customer is pretty much depleted. There’s not a whole

lot of kiln-dried inventory. There’s not a whole lot of in

process, air-drying. There’s not a ton of containers on the

water. The distributors’ warehouses and the customers’

warehouses are empty. So, it’s going to take a while to

fill that pipeline up. If we start getting logs tomorrow, it’s

four months at a minimum by the time we get it sawn,

air-dried, kiln-dried, graded and ready to put in a container.

It’s going to be awhile before we overcome this

shortage.”

His market, he noted, is “considerably better” than it

was in the recent past. “We’ve got a little bit of wood coming

through the system. I think you’ll see the Hardwoods

pick up. But we’ll always keep some pine in the system.”

Among Hardwoods, he handles Red and White Oak,

Poplar and Ash in 4/4 in all standard grades. “All of these

species are selling well,” he stated. “It’s not a difficult situation.

You consider which customer has been with you

the longest, and you support the ones who have worked

with you up to this point. You ration the lumber among

Out on the West Coast, lumber providers report the

same phenomenon that is occurring across the country:

high demand and low supply.

A Washington lumberman stated, “People are hungry

for lumber. They are definitely freaked out about the

pricing changing so fast. So, there’s demand for a lot of

species, and supply is tight.”

Compared to six months earlier, his company is financially

better. “But it is a struggle to operate, between finding

the lumber and, definitely, issues with trucking. Problems

with transportation have been going on all year. It

is getting continuously worse. All freight costs are up 40

percent since November and December.”

He handles most all eastern species: Red and White

Oak, Poplar, Hard and Soft Maple, Walnut and Hickory,

primarily 4/4 and some thicker stock. Grades are mainly

upper but with Common grades, as well. “All species are

moving well, if we can get a fair price, we can move it,”

he stated. “From the time a vendor tells us the lumber is

available, we call our customers and within half an hour,

we have it sold. However, it’ll take weeks to get it moved

with the trucking situation.”

He sells to end users, distribution yards and sawmills,

which buy green and kiln-dried lumber from him. “Some

mills don’t produce everything they need or are in short

supply, so they buy from us to supplement when they

have to,” he explained. Many of his customers are in

the housing industry – cabinets, flooring, moulding, stair

treads: “We pretty much cover them all.” He also sells to

RV manufacturers. “But the housing industry seems to

be the real driver,” he said.

Compared to several months ago, he said, “It takes

two times as long to get trucks as it used to. There are

just not as many trucks available, and prices have gone

way up.”

An Oregon lumber provider stated, “The market is robust,

but unfortunately the supply chain is very limited.

We could sell a lot more product, but getting replacement

product in is challenging. The reality is: there’s a

shortage of labor. It starts there, and it ends there. The

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CANADIAN TRENDS

News from suppliers about prices, trends, sales and inventories

ONTARIO

With the arrival of summer, sawmills and logging companies

were busy processing whitewoods before stain

set in. Supplies of Hardwoods were noted as slightly

improved, as many reported having low log decks, with

continued demand for Hard and Soft Maple and other

whitewoods. Sawmill operators noted that orders were

ahead of developing production. The focus was still on

Hard Maple rather than other species at this time. Some

contacts noted that supplies of green Hard Maple had

improved although there was a shortage for most other

species. With Ontario being in lockdown mode into

early June, it was hoped that the inoculation efforts to

fight COVID-19 would provide the needed break so the

country can move forward and focus on rebuilding the

economy.

The strong housing markets in both Canada and the

U.S. are encouraging news for those in the Hardwood

finished goods sectors, as consumer demand is very

strong. Secondary manufacturers state they have large

order files, and some have to turn orders away because

they cannot meet shipment dates. Kiln-dried inventories

are also reported as low overall. The lack of labor

throughout the supply stream is also causing some issues

in certain areas contacted, thus limiting operations.

Prices for most species are reported to be at historically

high levels.

Competition for Ash logs is high, due to most area

mills not being able to obtain supplies. Availability of this

species is also due to the Emerald Ash Borer which has

decimated many stands across Canada and the U.S.

Demand for kiln-dried stocks on domestic and international

markets is good. There is a shortage, however, for

most grades and thicknesses, noted wholesalers.

With trends being towards painted finishes and the

shortages of higher valued species, Aspen has been

used as an alternate, driving increased demand on the

marketplace. Even though many wholesalers and sawmills

are providing it, supplies are not meeting demand,

and prices have increased as well.

QUEBEC

Business continues to improve for some in the

Hardwood sector as we move through a third wave of

COVID-19. Vaccination efforts ramped up across the

country, with some positive results being seen in lower

new case numbers, with easing of restriction plans rollout

to what is hoped will be a return to normal for people and

the economy. Log supplies have increased for sawmills.

There is a labor shortage that is holding back logging

productivity and log supplies. Contacts note that domestic

and export markets are doing well, however. Demand

is strong for Red and White Oak and Walnut. Contacts

note that supplies for a vast majority of species, grades

and thicknesses of green and kiln-dried lumber supplies

are limited with strong to growing demand. Sales of pallet

material, rail ties and timbers are reported as good. Low

sawmill production and strong demand for pallet lumber

and cants from the wooden pallet and container industry

is driving prices higher. Markets are improving for board

road supplies in areas contacted.

Improvements to the supply of the regionally important

Hard Maple production has helped, but not enough to fill

inventory decks for all sectors. Sawmills are looking to

get more quantities of Hard Maple logs. Buyers are also

seeking additional stock but with mixed results. Prices

are firm to higher, they noted. There is also a shortage of

kiln-dried lumber, and with new home construction and

renovation markets booming in Canada and the U.S.,

Hard Maple is in short supply. While the cabinet and

wood component industries make up a large part of the

market for Hard Maple, this species is also gaining ranks

from the flooring sector.

Demand for Soft Maple, according to areas contacted,

is good, but varies according to grade and thickness. Upper

grades are consistent for both green and kiln-dried

markets.

Ash is in demand to the Chinese market and appears

to have lost some of its momentum in mid-May. Contacts

reported no difficulty getting orders to China and elsewhere.

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NEWS DEVELOPMENTS

GLENN RIEDER LLC ACQUIRES PALM CITY

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Milwaukee, WI-based Glenn Rieder LLC has acquired

Palm City Millwork of Palm City, FL. Founded in 1987,

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millwork products including doors, windows, mouldings,

trims and shutters for the high-end residential market.

Palm City primarily sells its millwork products to residential

builders of custom homes on the Atlantic Coast of South

Florida. Palm City maintains 76,000 square feet of manufacturing,

office and showroom space

in Palm City, FL.

Glenn Rieder LLC is a custom architectural

millwork manufacturer and

commercial interior contractor serving

all major markets across the United

States. Glenn Rieder utilizes solid

U.S. Hardwoods, including Poplar,

Cherry, White Oak and Walnut.

Since 1946, Glenn Rieder has produced

and installed millwork for the

hospitality, gaming, corporate, institutional,

restaurant, winery, sports,

retail and high-end residential markets.

Through its subsidiaries, which

include Quality Cabinet & Fixture Co.,

Shamrock Metals LLC and Shamrock

Installations LLC, the company operates

manufacturing facilities in Milwaukee,

WI, Tijuana, Mexico and Las

Vegas, NV. Glenn Rieder also maintains

offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL,

New England and San Diego, CA.

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BY BROOD X CICADAS

Seemingly straight out of a sci-fi

movie, the Mid-Atlantic region is experiencing

a unique natural phenomenon:

Billions of periodical cicadas

are starting to emerge across 15

states, including the Baltimore-Washington

metro area. So-called Brood

X, the largest of 12 periodical cicada

broods, is creating quite a buzz in a

region home to more than 9 million

people.

“People really shouldn’t worry. Cicadas

are not defoliating insects and

NEWS ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL

HARDWOOD CONSUMERS INCLUDING MERGERS,

PLANT EXPANSIONS & ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

have nothing to do with locusts,” said Sandy Liebhold,

research entomologist with the USDA Forest Service’s

Northern Research Station in Morgantown, WV. “They

won’t eat your plants, vegetables, or even the leaves of

trees. They are emerging only to mate and lay eggs.”

As for their effect on trees and

forests, USDA scientists today are

investigating cicada behavior both

above and below ground. “Before

they emerge, juvenile cicadas feed

by sucking water and nutrients from

tree roots,” said Liebhold. “Once they

emerge, they tend to aggregate on

trees grown in open spaces. The females

lay their eggs by cutting slits

in the green shoots of tree limbs.

Neither of these behaviors is known

to significantly harm trees. With one

notable exception: very young trees

can be overwhelmed by too many females

cutting slits to lay eggs.”

One way to protect your recently

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HMA UPDATE

GOOD NEWS FOR THE HARDWOOD INDUSTRY

Midyear already! And with each

new day, I’m feeling a greater

sense of “normalcy.” On the

home front, it’s wonderful to again

be out and about with family and

friends. Professionally, I’m keeping

my fingers crossed that very soon all

industry events will resume as faceto-face

gatherings. We have a lot of

catching-up to do! And some exciting

work ahead!

I’ve been reading with great interest, reports regarding

behavioral changes in the wake of the pandemic,

especially those about how American consumers are

exhibiting greater enthusiasm and effort in creating “a

healthier home environment.” Those same reports also

indicate that today’s consumers are willing to pay for

those “healthier” wants. And that’s the good news for our

industry.

The interesting facts:

•The latest consumer preference survey, conducted

by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB),

reports that “47 percent of buyers rate an exercise

room essential or desirable” - up from 27 percent in

2003 - and that their “most wanted list” includes Hardwood

flooring. (Good news, right?)

•And according to the U.S. Environmental Protection

Agency, because of the growing concern regarding

indoor air quality due to mold, radon and toxic chemicals

found in many homes and home products, “consumers

are willing to pay up to $5,000 more for homes

designed to deliver improved indoor air quality.”

vinyl, because “health” for the home is

their biggest concern.

So, if there is a Bottom Line here,

it’s this: Let’s not miss this opportunity

to “win consumers over to Hardwood!”

Now is the crucial time for the consuming

public to hear/accept/act-upon

our “message” that distinct Hardwood

products speak to the desire for and

need of a “healthy home.” And the

naturally inherent qualities that make

Hardwood products unique, differentiate

them from the competition!

If they are willing to invest in an inhome

exercise room, let’s show them

how and why they should invest in

Hardwood products that are not only

healthy, but also beautiful, long-lasting, sustainable, and

environmentally friendly.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Now is a great time to begin using the Real American

Hardwood logo on your company website, products,

sales and marketing communications, company

vehicles and in-house operations. And to spread the

word, follow @RealAmericanHardwood on Instagram

and Facebook, and in your social media posts, tag

#RealAmericanHardwood.

And if you are able, make a voluntary contribution

to help fund this consumer promotion campaign.

As our recent ads have said, “moving the campaign

forward and expanding its reach will take the support

of the entire industry. The RAHC is building something

BIG—for the benefit of the entire industry.” Visit www.

RealAmericanHardwood.org to add your support. n

For our industry, and the advancement of the Real

American Hardwood Coalition (RAHC), the timing

couldn’t be better. This renewed interest in creating a

healthier home environment coincides with the RAHC’s

research findings that Consumers and Prosumers want

their families to have healthy products

in their homes, and that they trust

wood, over something chemical like

BY LINDA JOVANOVICH,

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT,

HARDWOOD MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION,

PITTSBURGH, PA

412-244-0440

WWW.HMAMEMBERS.ORG

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AHEC REPORT

PERPETUUM MOBILE EXHIBITS IN BARCELONA

In May 2021, AHEC exhibited Perpetuum

Mobile, a design project in American Hardwoods

that celebrates the work of globally

renowned Catalan architect Enric Miralles to

mark the occasion of the 20th anniversary

of his death. Perpetuum Mobile is a partnership

with late architect’s wife and business

partner, designer Benedetta Tagliabue and

their firm EMBT to celebrate the architect’s

life and show a lesser-known side of Enric

Miralles as a furniture designer. While the architecture

studio he set up and ran with Benedetta

Tagliabue works on interior projects,

this is the first time his design work is shown

collectively at an exhibition.

Although Miralles took care of every detail of the interior

design of many of his private and public projects, the

architect never designed furniture thinking of reproducing

it commercially. In this exhibition, models of furniture

and objects that were developed mainly for the architect’s

home have been reproduced for display with a selection

of sustainable American Hardwoods donated by

AE Maderas. Miralles’ creative process was often aimed

at bringing life to his designs. In the Disseny Hub it will

be possible to appreciate the intention of bringing life and

movement applied to his furniture designs.

The last home of the architect in Barcelona was an

old warehouse with the walls knocked down, leaving an

open and versatile space perfect for Miralles, who imagined

a house in motion, where the furniture did not have

an established place or shape, but could be moved or

modified according to the needs of each moment.

To make this contemporary vision of the interior space

come true, he personally designed his furniture, sharing

his sketches with craftsmen and carpenters, with whom

he debated and experimented on these pieces. Perpetuum

Mobile started from an intense search for documentation

among the architect’s most private archives,

and from a close dialogue with AHEC about

the reproduction of the nine pieces. The original

design of each piece of furniture has

remained the same with just a few technical

updates and an update to the materials.

While the original pieces were made in other

timbers, the reproductions have been manufactured

using a selection of four underused

American Hardwood species including Red

Oak, Maple, Cherry and Tulipwood, chosen

for their aesthetic, performance, and environmental

credentials.

During the research phase, a notebook

with a detailed drawing of an unknown table

was found. Named ‘Mistery’ table, this piece

has been built for the first time at La Navarra by deciphering

the instructions that Miralles left in his notes. The

exhibition showcases more than 20 pieces, among them

the ‘Inestable’, ‘Dolmen’, ‘Troncs’ and ‘Tropical’ tables,

the ‘Lelukaappi’ shelf inspired by the work of the architect

Alvar Aalto, several chairs that were used in projects

such as the Scottish Parliament or the headquarters of

the Círculo de Lectores in Madrid, as well as unpublished

lamps, which Enric had started to design and left

unfinished.

The structure of the exhibition symbolically reproduces

the private house of Miralles and Tagliabue; the pieces

of furniture are distributed in the space imitating their

original position, sketches and drawings on the walls unveil

details of their designs, and photos of the architect’s

family life show them in use. The lamps designed by Miralles

illuminate the furniture and are used as decorative

elements. The exhibition is accompanied by a stop - motion

video and a documentary produced by AHEC that

explains the meticulous process of rebuilding the pieces

of furniture, based on the original idea and shows the

movements that bring this furniture to “life.” n

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The Biden Administration

is moving quickly and aggressively

to deliver on key

promises made during the Presidential

election campaign. In addition

to the $1.9 trillion COVID

economic relief package passed

into law in late January, the Administration

has introduced two

additional major policy initiatives totaling almost $4 trillion

in spending and taxes this spring—one to address our

country’s aging infrastructure and the second to shore up

the financial footing of lower and middle class families as

the country finally emerges from the pandemic.

In terms of priority, the sequencing is telling with the

infrastructure-focused American Jobs Plan hitting the

streets weeks ahead of the American Family Plan that

was unveiled in late April. White House staff has noted

that the President has long wanted to pursue an infrastructure

package and appears more passionate about

that effort.

Specific details of the American Jobs Plan are scarce.

The 25-page high-level summary document that was released

on the day the proposal was unveiled is all that

exists. The proposal lays out hundreds of billions of dollars

for roads, bridges and ports among other items and,

although there is disagreement on funding levels and

areas of focus, spending on infrastructure enjoys bipartisan

support at least on a conceptual basis. Congress is

now in the beginning stages of considering legislation reauthorizing

our nation’s surface transportation programs.

Known as “the highway bill,” this measure will serve as

the lynch pin for any comprehensive

infrastructure package that is

forged this Congress. The current

highway bill expires in September.

The aspect of both the infrastructure

plan and the American Family

Plan that has attracted the most attention

is how to pay for all of this

new spending. Here again, the tax

titles in these proposals are generally short on specifics

but paint a decidedly clearer picture of who will be

impacted than the spending components of these measures.

Media coverage has focused on the jump in the

corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 21 percent. Also

receiving attention are the many provisions to curb off

shoring—most notably the doubling of the global minimum

tax (known as GILTI or Global Intangible Low Tax

Income) from 10.5 to 21 percent. These two major tax

increase planks are tagged as the funding mechanisms

for the programs outlined in the American Jobs Plan.

Additional tax increases are outlined in the American

Family Plan, most prominently the proposed capital

gains increase to 39.6 percent from 20 percent for those

earning $1 million or more. The other widely discussed

proposed change is ending long-standing capital gains

tax break on inheritances known as “step-up in basis,”

which allows tax payers to use the market value of assets

at the time of inheritance rather than the actual purchase

price as the cost basis for capital gains when the

holdings are sold.

What has not been widely reported on are the many

potential revenue raisers not in either proposal that

BY DANA LEE COLE,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

HARDWOOD FEDERATION,

WASHINGTON, DC

202-463-5186

WWW.HARDWOODFEDERATION.WILDAPRICOT.ORG

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NAFF BULLETIN

NHLA NEWS

“FEEL FREE TO PRINT THIS EMAIL” —

EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION

NHLA ANNUAL CONVENTION:

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF FRESH IDEAS

Over the years, all of us have received emails with

a note at the bottom suggesting that you better

not print that email, or else! (cue the horror music

here)

A bi-product of the false messaging and beliefs that doing

so will surely aid in the destruction of our forests. This

simple suggestion has contributed to the misunderstanding

and misperceptions regarding the realities of how we

manage our forests in North America.

So, in effect, you could call this learned behavior.

As a life-long learner yourself, would you say you’re a

quick-study or a gotta read it three times to retain it kind

of learner?

When you were a kid, didn’t it feel a whole lot easier

to learn?

Not surprising, since kids have more neurons actively

creating new connections than adults do, so they can do

things like learn to play tennis or memorize the multiplication

tables or learn to play video games or fix a computer

much more easily than we can.

Because of this, it makes logical sense for children to

be exposed to lots of different things—repeatedly, ideally—to

allow those connections to be formed early on,

rather than trying to catch up later.

Things like the value and importance of forest stewardship.

Why should they care? Clean air, food, water, and

clothing and housing, to name a few.

And, on top of that, what does this stewardship and

forest growth mean for the health of our planet?

“Over the course of a year, 100 trees can remove 53

tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Those same

trees can also pull 430 pounds of other pollutants out of

the air. This is in addition to the increased biodiversity

of flora and fauna that comes with expanding, thriving

forest habitat. So yes, removing a tree is good for the

planet — when that tree is an American Hardwood. This

precious natural resource adds beauty to the world in

finished products and represents the ultimate in sustainability.”

–Criswell Davis

While people in different age-groups learn differently,

most learning occurs in three stages:

•gaining an initial awareness of a subject

•acquiring basic knowledge of the subject

•applying information and knowledge about the subject

to a real-life situation

If we can stimulate children to be more aware of forests,

to learn more about them, and to understand how

they function, they’ll be well-equipped with the awareness,

knowledge, and passion to apply what they’ve

learned and create a healthier planet, for generations.

They’ll confidently share a well-informed and truthful

message, “Yes, please feel free to print this email.”

You may think special expertise is needed to teach forest

stewardship.

While a degree in forestry, wildlife science, biology, or

botany might be helpful, nothing is more important than

enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

It’s also not necessary to have all the answers to be a

good teacher. A keen interest in youth and being receptive

to continuous learning are the essential ingredients

for success.

Mixing these ingredients with sound information and

age-appropriate curriculum is at the heart of our efforts,

so that young people will actually enjoy learning and discovering

the truth about trees.

At the North American Forest Foundation, we’re focused

on changing hearts and minds about wood, for

good, by harvesting the next generation through education.

A

few weeks ago, I received an email

from an individual who was not a

member of NHLA. The email was to

inquire about the benefits of attending the

NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase.

It made me pause and think. As the convention

planner for NHLA, this is the ultimate

question. The answer to this question

may be slightly different for each person,

but in the end, there are five fundamental reasons as to

why people attend and the benefits they receive.

1. To network

I believe the biggest reason for going to the NHLA Annual

Convention is to meet with like-minded people and

industry peers. We come together from all different geographical

areas but share the common denominator of

working in some aspect of the Hardwood industry. The

annual convention allows you to see this network of resources,

which is especially important this year, as it’s

been more than 18 months since we have all gathered

in person.

2. To expand your knowledge and find solutions

to problems

The NHLA Annual Convention always strives to provide

attendees with a unique learning experience. From

keynote speakers and educational seminars specific to

the Hardwood industry to new types of equipment or

techniques, the NHLA Annual Convention wants you to

hear new information and leave with tangible takeaways.

3. For motivation

The NHLA Annual Convention is the best place to get

motivated and recharged! Sometimes we get so busy

with the day-to-day of the work that taking a moment to

network and learn has the added benefit of

providing us with much-needed motivation:

motivation for yourself and your business.

You can learn and feel inspired by other

business owners who are facing the same

challenges and succeeding.

4. Find suppliers and service providers

The NHLA Exhibit Showcase is unlike a

traditional trade show, as most of these industry

suppliers are NHLA members. These companies

have committed to the Hardwood industry by joining the

Association to support the overall health and success of

the industry. They have the pulse of the current business

climate, and these vendors who sell to the industry fully

grasp what is happening inside your business and your

competition. Discovering innovative products and services

for your business is necessary to stay competitive,

and having these suppliers as friends and allies can only

help your business prosper.

5. Belief in the industry

At our last in-person convention, during the Opening

Session of the NHLA Annual Convention, then-President

Darwin Murray asked the crowd to participate in a collective

text to members of Congress. At one time, everyone

in the crowd sent coordinated texts to Washington,

DC, and the message was received loud and clear.

Feeling the energy, hearing the conversations, and pulling

together the collective voice and power of the Hardwood

industry is remarkable! That is what happens at

the NHLA Annual Convention. Never underestimate the

power of fresh ideas and a little fun mixed with some

interesting people!

To register for the 2021 NHLA Annual Convention &

Exhibit Showcase visit www.nhla.com. n

Please turn to page 57

BY ALLISON DEFORD,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

NORTH AMERICAN FOREST FOUNDATION,

COLLIERVILLE, TN

901-860-4131

adeford@northamericanforestfoundation.org

BY RENEE HORNSBY,

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS,

NATIONAL HARDWOOD LUMBER ASSOCIATION,

MEMPHIS, TN

901-399-7560

www.nhla.com

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“As a local lumber supplier, we maintain

three lumberyards in southeast Michigan.

Serving both professional contractors and the

public at large, we get our best clients from those

who have been disappointed with the wood selection

at other big-box stores. We carry hard-to-find

building materials no one else will warehouse in

our region.”

–Doug Mans, President,

Mans Lumber & Millwork

Over a Century of

Quality and Service at

Mans Lumber & Millwork

By Michelle Keller

Trenton, MI– With acres of Hardwood and softwood

lumber available for use by contractors, homeowners,

and builders, quality lumber has been among

Mans Lumber & Millwork’s specialties for more than 100

years. “Those hard-to-find materials are our specialty,”

said Doug Mans, company president.

Additionally, Mans Lumber & Millwork manufactures

Hardwood flooring, custom millwork, kitchen and bath

accessories, windows and offers Trex decking.

Headquartered here, Mans Lumber & Millwork annually

purchases approximately 30 million board feet of

lumber for distribution in a variety of Hardwoods and

softwoods, with Hardwoods comprised of Oak, Poplar

and Walnut. Softwood lumber includes such species as

cedar, pine, spruce, Douglas fir and hemlock fir.

With four local locations conveniently located across

Trenton, Canton, Birmingham, and Ann Arbor, MI, Mans

Lumber & Millwork has been offering comprehensive

home improvement services for more than a century. The

company has remained focused on exceeding customers’

expectations. Mans explained, “Our customer-centric

approach has helped us thrive since we started. We

guarantee prompt returns on estimates, on-time delivery,

friendly phone call follow-ups, fair bidding practices, and

quick responses.” Mans added that the firm takes pride

in providing comprehensive home improvement services

that can enhance any home’s interior and/or exterior.

The company also offers a wide range of doors. Mans

said, “We can suggest remodeling design options that

incorporate interior or exterior doors and provide all the

necessary hardware to complete the project.” With builder-grade

hollow-core doors, custom wood doors, and

more, Mans Lumber will also help measure and install

doors.

Over decades of quality production, the team at Mans

has developed a reputation for exceptional deck design.

Regarding Hardwood flooring, Mans Lumber & Millwork

has an extensive selection of styles and colors to satisfy

aesthetic, quality, and budgetary desires.

“We have been recognized as Michigan’s top Trex dealer,”

Mans offered. “We can provide composite decking

for homeowners who want the appearance of wood

without the maintenance requirements, but we also offer

high-quality treated lumber for picturesque wood decking.”

He continued, “As a local lumber supplier, we maintain

three lumberyards in southeast Michigan. Serving both

professional contractors and the public at large, we get

our best clients from those who have been disappointed

with the wood selection at other big-box stores. We carry

hard-to-find building materials no one else will warehouse

in our region.”

For example, when it comes to Hardwood flooring,

Mans Lumber & Millwork also has an extensive selection

of styles and colors to satisfy aesthetic, quality and budgetary

desires. A seasoned staff helps in the selection

process so that the customer makes not only the right

choice aesthetically but the one that is just right for the

job. “We can also refinish existing Hardwood flooring if

that makes more sense than a new installation,” Mans

said.

Furthermore, Mans Lumber can adeptly transform

kitchens in its kitchen design center. Whether it is renovation

or design assistance, building a new custom

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Pictured are (from left): Doug Mans, Chris Mans, Anna Mans

Motschall, Jim Mans and Pete Mans.

Headquartered in Trenton, MI, Mans Lumber & Millwork annually

purchases approximately 30 million board feet of lumber for

distribution in a variety of Hardwoods and softwoods, with Hardwoods

comprised of Oak, Poplar and Walnut. Softwood lumber

includes such species as cedar, pine, spruce, Douglas fir and

hemlock fir. Pictured is the company’s Canton, MI location, one

of four owned by Mans.

Mans Lumber & Millwork is committed to providing premium

moulding and lumber.

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Three of Prime Lumber’s eight SII dry kilns are shown. Total drying

capacity is about 480,000 board feet.

Walnut lumber is stored on the air-dry yard at Prime Lumber.

From left is the Prime Lumber sales team: Bill Graban, Greg Hubble, Jeffrey Neidert, Matt Neidert and Whitney Donithan.

Prime Lumber Company, with a Sawmill Added,

Is Growing to Meet Customers’ Needs

Thomasville, NC—Prime Lumber Company, headquartered

here, and Prime Lumber Sawmill, in

Kentucky, are members of an industry in which the

growth of trees leads to valuable products. Within this

industry, these two related companies, themselves, are

growing.

Prime Lumber Company, a distribution/concentration

yard, was started in a one-room office as a wholesaler

in 1988. Shortly after that, the firm began custom-drying

lumber. After renting a warehouse for a few years, Prime

Lumber bought the current 48 acres in North Carolina

and built the original facility in 1994. Since then, “Prime

Lumber has been growing and adding to our facility and

capacity as our customers’ needs grow,” stated CEO Bill

Graban. “Prime Lumber’s future plans revolve around

expansion plans for better serving our customers.

“A big part of our expansion was solidifying our relationship

with Joey Gray, whom we’ve known for many

years and bought primarily Walnut and Cedar lumber

from him when he was running three sawmills prior to

the Great Recession of 2007 in Eastview, KY.”

“It just got to a point where I couldn’t keep going from a

business standpoint and all the stress. So, in November

of 2019 Prime Lumber bought me out of J&J Sawmill

and decided to consolidate to one circle mill. I wanted

to stay in the lumber business and had a crew of employees

that had worked for me a number of years that I

wanted to take care of. So,

because of our relationship

for many years of working

with Prime Lumber Company,

it worked out great

for me, my employees and

Prime Lumber as well. This

circle mill is new, and production

just came online in

March of 2021,” said Joey

Gray, general manager of

Prime Lumber Sawmill.

Production at Prime

Fred Teague

Poplar lumber is stored in one of the warehouses.

Lumber Sawmill is approximately 10 million board feet

per year. The sawmill utilizes Red and White Oak, Poplar,

Walnut, Eastern Red Cedar and other species to produce

cants, ties and veneer and stave logs.

Prime Lumber Company handles most species of

Hardwoods including Red and White Oak, Walnut, Poplar,

Hard and Soft Maple, Ash, Cherry, Hickory, Cypress

and other species including Southern Yellow Pine, Eastern

Red Cedar and imports. “Diversification is a key to

Prime Lumber Company’s success,” noted Bill Graban.

“Mixed truckloads and CTRs are the norm now more

than the exception. Having a diverse inventory helps our

A Brewco 1600 resaw at Prime Lumber Sawmill, operated by a

sawyer in the cab, cuts dimension lumber to the required specs.

“Prime Lumber has been growing

and adding to our facility and

capacity as our customers’ needs

grow. Prime Lumber’s future plans

revolve around expansion plans for

better serving our customers.”

– Bill Graban, CEO

Prime Lumber Company

customers to acquire several items at one place.”

Jeffrey Neidert is president of Prime Lumber Company;

Bill Graban is CEO and in sales; Greg Hubble is general

manager of Prime Lumber Company, and the other

salespeople are Fred Teague, Whitney Donithan, Jeffrey

Neidert and Matt Neidert. Storage capacity includes six

warehouses, totaling 140,000-square-feet of storage

space, and a production facility that is located here on

the North Carolina property. The company has eight SII

dry kilns with a total drying capacity of about 480,000

board feet. Thirty-five people are employed by Prime

Lumber Company and six by Prime Lumber Transport,

Inc.

Please turn to page 40

White Oak grade logs are ready to be sawn at Prime Lumber Sawmill.

Production at the sawmill is approximately 10 million board

feet per year.

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Appalachian Lumbermen Enjoy

Annual Myrtle Beach Event

Photos by Terry Miller

Jeff Dougherty, Ally Global Logistics, Jacksonville, FL; Steve

Leonard, Lawrence Lumber Co. Inc., Lexington, NC; Jay Reese,

Penn-Sylvan International, Spartansburg, PA; and Karl Schmertzler,

Yoder Lumber Co. Inc., Lenoir, NC

Paul Zheng, ATI International LLC, Roanoke, VA; John Evans and

Mary Evans, Ontario Hardwood Co. Inc., Keysville, VA; and Carlene

and Byron Chute, Nyle Systems LLC, Brewer, ME

Myrtle Beach, SC–Approximately 100 members

and families of the Appalachian Lumbermen’s

Club recently held their annual Beach Meeting

here and installed new officers.

The club visits Myrtle Beach each spring for a time of

networking and social development. The group participates

in golf, beach games and receptions each evening.

The golf tournament winners for 2021 were:

1st place A Flight

Jeff Dougherty

Most Honest Golfer

Will Schmertzler

2nd place A Flight

Josh Turner

#2 Longest drive M Jeff Dougherty

3rd place A Flight

4th place A Flight

5th place A Flight

Paul Zheng

Peter McCarty

Jay Reese

#3 Closest in 3 par 5 Linwood Truitt

#5 Closest in 2 par 4 Jeff Dougherty

#8 Longest drive W Ray Turner

Clark Delabar, Graf Custom Hardwood, Portsmouth, OH; Erin

Cox, GTL Lumber Inc., Ironton, OH; and Ross Frazier, Turman

Lumber Co., Salem, VA

Jeremiah and Brittany Hawley, Turman Lumber Co., Salem, VA;

Lance Johnson, ISK Biocides Inc., Memphis, TN; and Eric Carroll,

S&S Sprinkler Co. LLC, Charlotte, NC

1st place B Flight

Steve Leonard

#9 Closest in 3 par 5 Peter McCarty

2nd place B Flight

Shannon Garland

#11 Closest to pin par 3 Shannon Garland

3rd place B Flight

Ray Turner

#17 Closest to pin par 3 Linwood Truitt

4th place B Flight

Terry Miller

5th place B Flight

Robert Coleman

The club installed the new officers for 2021-22 and are:

President – Shannon Garland

Vice President – Brandon Reavis

Secretary/Treasurer – Jimmy Clay

Past President – John Evans

Jesse Cockram and Larry Cockram, Griffith Lumber Co., Woolwine,

VA; Robert Coleman, Robert S. Coleman Lumber Co. Inc.,

Culpeper, VA; and Kendell Cockram, Griffith Lumber Co.

Hank Buchanan, Richard Buchanan and Elissa Buchanan, Granite

Hardwoods Inc., Granite Falls, NC; Ken and Mary Stephens,

Associated Hardwoods Inc., Granite Falls, NC; and Karen and

Mark Bland, American Hardwood Industries Inc., Waynesboro, VA

The next meeting of the ALC will be Sept. 14 and

the location will be announced soon. n

For more information,

visit www.lumberclub.org.

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Lee Lybrand, The Timbermen Inc., Johnston, SC; Will Schmertzler,

Rex Lumber Co., Crozet, VA; and Andy and Brianna Nuffer,

DMSi Software/TallyExpress/eLIMBS, High Point, NC

Tony Honeycutt, Mullican Flooring, Johnson City, TN; Karl

Schmertzler, Yoder Lumber Co. Inc., Lenoir, NC; Linwood Truitt,

Beasley Group, Hazlehurst, GA; Kellye Miller, National Hardwood

Magazine, Memphis, TN; Robert Coleman, Robert S. Coleman

Lumber Co. Inc., Culpeper, VA; and Paul Zheng, ATI International

LLC, Roanoke, VA

Additional photos on next page

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ALC PHOTOS Continued

Josh Turner and Sara Beth Kight, Beasley Group, Hazlehurst,

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Natchez Welcomes Back

Southwestern Hardwood Manufacturers Club

By Paul Miller Jr.

Natchez, MS–The Southwestern Hardwood Manufacturers

Club recently gathered at the Grand Hotel, located

here, for their annual roundtable business meeting,

which was followed by an open bar, music, a crawfish

boil, or an optional steak if you were a little skittish.

The gathering was well attended with approximately 80

people at the business meeting and almost twice that number

at the crawfish boil with wives and significant others attending.

Everyone expressed a positive attitude regarding strong

demand for Hardwood lumber and industrial products, such

as railroad ties, flooring, pallets, mats, etc. As a result of

strong demand, Hardwood market prices have continued

to increase and it’s difficult to say when demand and prices

will level off.

Jan and Charlie Netterville, Leighton and Seth Netterville, Fred

Netterville Lumber Co., Woodville, MS

Log supply is reported as less than adequate, but with the

southeast experiencing wet weather and the beginning of

hurricane season, it will be some time before mills are comfortable

with their log inventories. Equipment manufacturers

are all busy with some booked out for a year.

As for problems, for the mills right now labor is without

a doubt the number one issue and that goes from logging

crews, sawmills, flooring plants, trucking, and it’s a problem

in virtually every industry. Finding employees, much

less employees that can pass a drug test was a repeated

concern. There were a few sawmills at the SWHMC meeting

that were running more than one shift, but most were

running 40 hours a week because they simply can’t find

enough employees. The exception regarding running more

than one shift was the flooring plants but they, too, are having

difficulty finding enough employees.

A comment more than one mill owner expressed was:

“how do you find enough employees to work when the government

is paying people all these subsidies for people to

stay at home?”

One mill spokesman in Alabama said, “I’ve been in this

industry for 49 years and I’ve never seen anything like

this…I’ve never seen a lumber market this good, so let’s

just enjoy the ride! n

Learn more about this organization

by visiting www.swhmc.com.

Chuck Boaz, Corley Manufacturing, Chattanooga, TN; Tim Lott

and Tyler Walley, Rutland Lumber Co., Collins, MS; Joe Michael

Rose, Superior Mat Co., Collins, MS; and Adam Wade and Alan

Sherrington, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Connor Peterson and Dee Peterson, Keith D. Peterson & Co. Inc.,

Shreveport, LA; Rick Hanna, Hanna Manufacturing Co. Inc., Winnfield,

LA; and Cody Moak and Jordan Clark, Hunt Forest Products

LLC, Olla, LA

John Jones and Blu Lowery, Ward Timber Ltd., Linden, TX;

Keith Price, Corley Manufacturing, Chattanooga, TN; Scott Gladys,

Fromm Packaging Systems Inc., Boonton, NJ; Chad Smith,

USNR, Hot Springs, AR; and Bob White, Pierce Construction &

Maintenance Co. Inc., Jacksonville, FL

Stan Morgan, J.M. Jones Lumber Co. Inc., Natchez, MS; Buddy

Downey, Stella-Jones Corp., Pittsburgh, PA; Ray Curly, Jacob

Harrison and Stan Hill, J.M. Jones Lumber Co. Inc.

Frank Owens, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS; Bubba

Lammons, All Star Forest Products Inc., Fairhope, AL; Charlie

Netterville, Fred Netterville Lumber Co., Woodville, MS; Howard

Jones, J.M. Jones Lumber Co. Inc., Natchez, MS; and David Roberts,

Stella-Jones Corp., Alexandria, LA

Toto Robinson, Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans, LA;

Eddie Carson, Beasley Flooring Group, Franklin, NC; J.R. Johns,

Mitco Sales, Memphis, TN; David Caldwell, Hardwood Market Report,

Memphis, TN; Kelly Hostetter, Robinson Lumber Company;

and Butch Ousley, Buchanan Hardwoods, Aliceville, AL

Barrett Baine and Brendan Beesley, V&B International Inc., Port

Gibson, MS; David Engelkes, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Monticello,

AR; Tony Butler, Hunt Forest Products LLC, Ruston, LA;

and Wesley Robinson, Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans,

LA

Bill Behan, Gross & Janes Corp., St. Louis, MO; Deadra Arthur,

Ally Global Logistics LLC, Memphis, TN; Nate Irby, Union Pacific

Railroad, Vicksburg, MS; and Ronald Holland, Gross & Janes

Railroad Cross Ties, Natchitoches, LA

Duncan Ferguson, Sawmill MD, Crestview, FL; Steve Galloway,

AHF Products LLC, Warren, AR; and Robyn Birdsong and Grady

Humphries, Kitchens Lumber Co., Utica, MS

Tommy Maxwell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Monticello, AR;

Kelly Rose, First Horizon Bank, Pocahontas, AR; Kevin Lammons,

All Star Forest Products Inc., Nashville, TN; Wood Holly,

Linden Lumber LLC, Linden, AL; and Bill Buchanan, Buchanan

Hardwoods, Aliceville, AL

Buddy Downey, Stella-Jones Corp., Pittsburgh, PA; Chad Sorrells,

Sorrells Sawmill Inc., Holly Springs, AR; Ashley Goodin,

Railway Tie Association, Americus, GA; Lance Ramsay, Yazoo

Lumber and Mats, Yazoo City, MS; Pete Johnson, Taylor Machine

Works Inc., Louisville, MS; and Kevin Noland, Rives & Reynolds

Lumber Co. Inc., Louisville, MS

Steve Benefield, Ocean Freight Express LLC, Atlanta, GA; Paul

Miller Jr., National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; and Mac

McPhillips, Ocean Freight Express LLC, Mobile, AL

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Witold Biercz, Performance Design Inc., Chesterfield, VA; and

James Miller and John Burkholder, Honeyville Metal Inc., Topeka,

IN

Matt Tietz, McDonough Manufacturing Co., Eau Claire, WI; Stan

Neglay, Maxi Mill Inc., Albany, OR; and Mike McAvoy and Matt Frazier,

McDonough Manufacturing Co.

Expo Richmond

Returns to the Raceway

Photos by Gary Miller

Richmond, VA–Richmond

Raceway Complex was

the recent site for the biennial

two-day Expo Richmond

2021/37th East Coast Sawmill

and Logging Equipment Exposition.

For more than five decades,

Expo Richmond has provided

the forest products industry the

opportunity to maintain efficient

and cost effective operations

through the event’s exhibits

and networking. The exposition

offers the year’s largest collection

of sawmilling, kiln drying,

harvesting, biomass, trucking,

pallet manufacturing/recycling,

optimization/scanning, material

handling, firewood production

and related equipment, supplies

and services.

The first Expo was held in

1960 in Crozet, VA. It relocated

around the Commonwealth

to Petersburg, VA, then to the

Richmond Arena before finally

moving to its current home at

the Richmond Raceway Complex.

Through the years, tens of

thousands of forest industry

personnel have visited the

Expo site. Visitors from every

state in the U.S. and many foreign

countries are welcome to

see the latest innovations on

display at the Expo.

The exposition is co-sponsored

by the Virginia Forest

Products Association and the

Cooperative Extension Service

at Virginia Polytechnic Institute

and State University. n

Learn more at www.exporichmond.com.

Nelson Miller, John-David Miller and Steve Dagenhart, Air Systems

Mfg. of Lenoir Inc., Lenoir, NC

Chris Fehr, U-C Coatings LLC, Buffalo, NY; Ryan Penner, RST

Timber Works Inc., Gloucester, VA; and Dave Sondel, U-C Coatings

LLC

Jeremy Pitts and Byron Chute, Nyle Systems LLC, Brewer, ME

Tim Hammond, D.L. Martin Co., Hanover, PA; Dan Kwasniewski,

Herb Kwasniewski and Sean Wing, JC Lumber Co., Elkins, WV

Jim Winkelman, Fran Cleereman, Paul Cleereman and Jon Cleereman,

Cleereman Industries Inc., Newald, WI

Burt Craig, Danny Smith, Jason Vandervort and Mark Booser,

Matson Lumber Co., Brookville, PA

Kennon Morris, Northern Neck Lumber Co. Inc., Warsaw, VA; Corey

Connors, Virginia Forestry Association, Richmond, VA; and

Tripp Josey and Logan Josey, Josey Lumber Co. Inc., Scotland

Neck, NC

Lance Johnson, ISK Biocides Inc., Memphis, TN; and Joshua

Bond and Jim Dobyns, Turman Forest Products Inc., Bedford, VA

Additional photos on next page

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Continued

Bob Pope, SII Dry Kilns, Montpelier, VT; and Ben Mathews, Jim

Higgins, Brian Turlington and Ken Matthews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington,

NC

Peter McCarty, TS Manufacturing, Dover-Foxcroft, ME; Mark

Young, AHC Hardwood Group, Crystal Spring, PA; Dale McNeilly,

Custom Sawmill, Savannah, NY; and Geoff Gannon, TS Manufacturing,

Plymouth, NH

Jeremy Mortl, Messersmith Manufacturing Inc., Bark River, MI;

Carl-Heinz Pfaff, IVP Forest Products LLC, Morehead City, NC;

Craig Albright, Messersmith Manufacturing Inc.; and Henry

Haupt, Charles City Timber & Mat LLC, Providence Forge, VA

Penn Cooper, Spec Wood and Marketing Solutions Inc., Quebec

City, QC; and Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers

Inc., High Point, NC

Ben Mathews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Jake Dean and Tammy

Powell, Custom Sawmilling LLC, Rentz, GA; and Ken Matthews

and Jim Higgins, SII Dry Kilns

Brian Turlington, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Herbie Daniels, Allegheny

Wood Products Inc., Riverton, WV; and Tom Plaugher,

Allegheny Wood Products Inc., Petersburg, WV

Blaine Bergeron, Southern Packaging Inc., Port Allen, LA; Bill

Hendrix, Brewco Inc., Central City, KY; and Sean Sullivan and

Blake Bergeron, Southern Packaging Inc.

Marv Bernhagen, Corley Mfg. Co., Cornelius, OR; Jim Burris and

Doyle Kitchings, Corley Mfg. Co., Chattanooga, TN; and Rick Gerard,

RG Sawmill Equipment Inc., Elmira, NY

Tom Sheets, Blue Ridge Lumber Co. LLC, Fishersville, VA; Andrew

Clough, Woodworking Mill, Mineral, VA; and Tom Inman,

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High Point, NC

Kevin Moore, Koppers Inc., Newsoms, VA; Timothy Moore, CW

Moore & Sons LLC, Courtland, VA; Cory Sammler, Enviva Pellets

Southampton LLC, Southampton, VA; and Bob Bauer, Executive

Director, KFIA, Frankfort, KY

Duncan Ferguson, Sawmill MD, Crestview, FL; Jon Krepol, Industrial

Vision Systems Inc., Broomall, PA; and Mike Ballard, Sawmill

MD

Jerry Johnson, Paw Taw John Services Inc., Rathdrum, ID; Keith

Thorpe, Matt’s Firewoods, Cookeville, TN; James Morton, Paw

Taw John Services Inc.; Ricky Hennessee, Hennessee Sawmill,

Rock Island, TN; and David Miller, Timber Masters LLC/Matt’s

Firewoods, Sparta, TN

Jason Sears, Embry Automation Controls, Evansville, IN; and

John Stirrup and David Stirrup, O-IV Cooperage & Stave Mill,

Haymarket, VA

Peyton Motley and Teddy Motley, Stella-Jones Corp., Warsaw, VA;

and Trent Worrell, Ball Lumber Co. Inc., Millers Tavern, VA

Travis Robinson, Morgan Lumber Sales Inc., Creedmoor, NC;

Preston Bright and Don Bright, Meherrin River Forest Products

Co., Alberta, VA; and Stuart Deacon, W.R. Deacon & Sons Timber

Inc., Lexington, VA

Hayes Mellott and Stacy Mellott, Mellott Manufacturing Co. Inc.,

Mercersburg, PA; and Chris Clark, A.D. Bowman & Son Lumber

Co. Inc., Castle Creek, NY

Additional photos on next page

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Continued

Hayes Mellott and Carl Park, Mellott Manufacturing Co. Inc., Mercersburg,

PA; and Jim Kline and Sean Glessner, Kline’s Equipment

& Mill Supplies Inc., Duncansville, PA

Chad Sorrells, Sorrells Sawmill Inc., Holly Springs, AR; and John

Hurdle and Jeff Hurdle, Hurdle Machine Works Inc., Moscow, TN

Wanda Turman, Brandon Turman, Alexander Turman and Katie

Turman, Turman Sawmill Inc., Hillsville, VA

Mike Price, Justin Jenks and Patrick Jenks, Forestry Systems

Inc., Summerfield, NC

Hal Nowell, Robert Taylor, Grayson Taylor and Miles Johnson,

Taylor Machine Works Inc., Louisville, MS

John Hopkins Jr., Hopkins Lumber Contractors Inc., Ridgeway,

VA; Drew Cockram, Eastern Virginia Tree Harvesters & Service

LLC, Barhamsville, VA; Mike Price, Forestry Systems Inc., Summerfield,

NC; and Mike Turman, Turman Wood Group, Floyd, VA

Lawrence Kessel, Kessel Lumber Products Inc., Keyser, WV; Dan

Tooke, Cleereman Controls, Vancouver, WA; and Rob Kittle and

Paul Cleereman, Cleereman Industries Inc., Newald, WI

John Evans, Ontario Hardwood Co. Inc., Keysville, VA; Ron

Steele, Timber Products Inspection, Peach Tree City, GA; Scott

Scruggs, Drakes Branch Manufacturing, Drakes Branch, VA; and

Blake Hinton, Timber Products Inspection, Hobgood, NC

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Frances Cooper, Cooper Machine Co. Inc., Wadley, GA; Bryan

High, Virginia Timber LLC, Elkton, VA; Mark Musser, Skyline Post

& Pole LLC, Louisa, VA; and Robert Cooper, Cooper Machine Co.

Inc.

Paul Potter and Dan Zeamer, Salem Equipment Inc., Sherwood,

OR; and Tommy Battle, Battle Lumber Co., Wadley, GA

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The Woods on Wheels 40-foot trailer was provided by the generous funding of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association.

Interactive Woods on Wheels Brings the

Forest to Life for Guests of All Ages

According to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s

(ISDA) website, Indiana’s Hardwood Sector has

an annual economic impact of over $10 billion and supports

70,000 jobs. Hardwood trading is a vital industry

for the state, making education on forest management

and ecology important for the health of this renewable

resource.

Indiana Woods on Wheels is an interactive traveling

exhibit that debuted in 2021 by the work of Sara High,

Woods on Wheels Operator and Indiana Department

of Natural Resources (DNR) forester. This mobile resource

targets visitors of all ages, intending to educate

both children and adults about the benefits of Indiana’s

Hardwoods and how these trees support native wildlife.

Woods on Wheels also highlights the many industries

that rely on the state’s native Hardwoods to create familiar

products.

The mobile exhibit is housed in a trailer pulled by a

pickup truck that was funded courtesy of sponsor Cole

Hardwood. At each Woods on Wheels event, visitors are

given an immersive tour of the 40-foot trailer with the

expertise of a Woods on Wheels forester. The inside is

fitted with interactive displays and lined with images of

Indiana’s beautiful forests. The walls are covered floorto-ceiling

with fun facts about the state’s most abundant

renewable resource. For example, visitors can learn that

cellulose from trees are used to make ping pong balls,

High said.

The traveling exhibit has a goal of meeting the needs

By Lydian Kennin and Terry Miller

of its various audiences, including high school students

eager to explore forestry career options, landowners

needing expertise, and fact-seeking members of the

public.

The lesson plans offered by Woods on Wheels are

courtesy of Project Learning Tree and Purdue University’s

“The Nature of Learning,” and are designed to teach

children of various learning levels the forest’s function

and usefulness. These lesson plans are publicly available

on the ISDA’s website and can be printed by teachers

for use in the classroom. Example lesson plans include:

“How baby bear’s chair was made,” how to identify

Midwestern trees, and the details of forest ecology.

High began the operation after working with the Indiana

Department of Natural Resources for over a year

and a half.

“I’ve been trying hard to make this something that’s

beneficial to all,” High said. “I have so many opportunities

to make it more than just an elementary age level

education.”

High helps Indiana landowners with forest management

by evaluating the ecology of their property and

returning feedback to ensure the health and usefulness

of the land. The ISDA website also offers landowner resources

courtesy of Purdue with helpful information in

many areas of forestry, including: log and tree scaling,

tips on attracting butterflies, and how to recognize invasive

plant species.

“A lot of times, it was a game-changer for these land-

Operator Sara High of the Indiana DNR attends all of the Woods

on Wheels events.

owners, because they were in it for just a few purposes

and didn’t really care about it-- or, they really did but they

just didn’t know what to do,” High explained.

To High, the importance of Indiana’s Hardwoods is

understated. “Indiana’s forestry industry is actually the

number one AG Industry in the state,” she said. “A lot of

people don’t think about that.”

The collaborators intend for Woods on Wheels to frequently

visit all 92 Indiana counties. This new exhibit will

be made available at no expense to Indiana elementary

school programs as well as public events throughout the

state through October 2021.

Woods on Wheels is a project made possible by the

Members of IHLA tour the inside of the Woods on Wheels exhibit.

collaborative efforts of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s

Association (IHLA), Purdue: Forestry & Natural

Resources Department, and the Indiana Department of

Natural Resources with the support of the state’s Hardwoods

industry.

Additional information, including guidelines, resources,

and an event request form can be found at www.in.gov

or by contacting Sara High, Woods on Wheels Operator,

Indiana Department of Natural Resources at 765-516-

3000 or email shigh@dnr.IN.gov. n

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MANS LUMBER & MILLWORK Continued from page 21

home, or a complete remodel, Mans has a team specifically

for cabinets, countertops, tiles, flooring, hardware,

and any other accessories.

He continued, “Our team is comprised of experts in

custom moulding and millwork, which allows us to make

custom projects seamlessly. We can create baseboard

moulding, crown moulding and standard wood moulding

in any home with style and grace.”

Mans Lumber & Millwork completes installation services

with remodeling design wishes in mind. Mans explained,

“We provide full-service delivery and installation

for doors and windows throughout the Northern Detroit

region. As part of the process, we will complete all field

measurements, accommodate the customer’s schedule,

and minimize any disruption to their home.”

Mans Lumber & Millwork is committed to providing

premium moulding and lumber. The operation offers industry-leading

brands at affordable prices to help builders,

contractors, and homeowners who want to enhance

bathrooms, kitchens, decks and more, according to

Mans. “Our highly-knowledgeable staff will help guide

you through your options and explain what may work

best for your project,” he added.

The company also invests in its employees so they can

deliver an educated option for their customers. “Each of

our employees undergoes continuous training, ensuring

we can help customers design the perfect rooms in their

home using high-quality products. We will even deliver

lumber and building materials directly to the customer

and install custom windows and flooring, if needed.”

When asked about the factors involved in setting Mans

Lumber & Millwork apart from friendly competitors, he

said, “Our knowledgeable and professional sales team

offers a high level of customer service to each and every

customer. Professional contractors and local industries

rely on us to set their projects apart from the competition.

We have a commitment to our customers and it is

our credo: Timely return on estimates, on-time delivery,

prompt phone call follow-up, fair bidding practices, relationship

builders, education before selling, reduce client

wait time, top-quality materials, and positive response to

customers’ needs, always.”

Another factor he mentioned was the conservative

steps the operation took when times were tough. “When

the housing depression hit in 2005-2010, we closed three

locations and laid off more than 100 employees. That being

said, Mans Lumber & Millwork thought outside the

box and merged with another lumber company to make

ourselves better and keep afloat. We really

got into the specialty millwork with

our mill shops to find solutions to unique

projects to set ourselves apart from the

competition.”

Since 1900, the Mans family has

served the lumber and building material

needs of the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

communities. Nicholas August (N.A.)

Mans began selling coal and peat in the

Downriver community of Trenton, MI. His

business quickly expanded throughout

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millwork shop, an installed products division,

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PRIME LUMBER COMPANY Continued from page 23

Cody Gray works in the cab at Prime Lumber Sawmill to control

the precision-sawing of lumber.

Prime Lumber Company gets green lumber from Prime

Lumber Sawmill and other mills throughout Appalachia.

“Kiln-dried lumber also is acquired from various trusted

producers,” observed Jeffrey Neidert.

Prime Lumber Company carries out value-added production

by using such equipment as a Mereen-Johnson

Model 524 Optimizing Saw, Newman EPR-24 planer,

Baker resaw, SCMI gang rip saw, a 24-inch Goodtek

planer, two stackers and two grading lines. The firm’s

energy system includes two natural gas boilers.

“Our long-term relationships are the base of Prime

Lumber Company’s business, in addition to integrity and

perseverance to provide lumber that gives good yields

and allows our customers to make beautiful finished

products,” stated Fred Teague.

Those finished products include furniture, millwork,

cabinetry, flooring, distinctive musical instruments and

other decorative and useful items sold worldwide, according

to the company’s website.

Prime Lumber Company is a member of the National

Hardwood Lumber Association, Appalachian Lumbermen’s

Club, Hardwood Distributors Association, Hardwood

Manufacturers Association, Appalachian Hardwood

Manufacturers, Inc. and North Carolina Forestry

Association. The company also is FSC (Forest Stewardship

Council) Certified and a member of the Forest

Stewards Guild.

Greg Hubble, along with Joey, handles the sales.

The sawmill is housed in an 11,000 square-foot facility.

Nine full-time employees work eight hours per shift in a

40-hour work-week.

“We designed the mill to deal with all waste products

with no handling,” stated Greg Hubble. “Bark is ground

into mulch in line, sawdust is pulled from all machines,

and chips are turned into paper chips. We also saw some

unique products such as aromatic Cedar, Walnut and

Sassafras, and we’re always looking for specialty items.”

The mill has all-new electrical service to more efficiently

utilize power.

Equipment includes a Frick circle mill with an Edmiston

carriage, a Brewco resaw and an HMC debarker and

edger. At the mill, logs are graded, sorted and debarked

Joey Gray, general manager, stands in front of 5/4 FAS Poplar

lumber ready for shipment.

for production. Logs are then put through a circle mill

and are sized for the resaw to increase yield. Lumber is

sorted for grades and sizes.

All of the ties, cants and green lumber are shipped directly

from the sawmill when they are sawn. Some of

the green lumber from the mill goes to Prime Lumber

Company in North Carolina to be kiln-dried. The total inventory

at Prime Lumber Company including green/air

dry exceeds six million board feet.

Prime Lumber Sawmill is located in an advantageous

location. “The area of north central Kentucky – only

about 40 miles south of Indiana – is a good area for Walnut

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LAKE STATES Continued from page 6

still a problem, however.

In Indiana, another source reported a strong market

for Hardwood sales. “Demand is outpacing production in

pretty much anything we produce,” the lumber supplier

said. This company is experiencing a better market compared

to six months ago, with the contact emphasizing it

as “significantly better.”

His company offers mostly White and Red Oak in all

grades, with everything selling well. The sawmill sells

to both end users and distribution yards, with “a small

amount of export.” The source reported his customers as

all being very busy. “The end users, especially if they’re

making cabinets, they are having a real hard time getting

all the other things to make cabinets,” he said.

When asked if transportation was affecting his business,

the contact replied, “Absolutely.” He observed an

increase in domestic trucking prices as well as shortage

of truck drivers. Exports have become increasingly difficult

to book. He explained that even if he is able to find

a booking, the chances are slim for there to actually be

an available truck with a driver to get lumber to the port.

A lumber supplier in Ohio also reported a strong market

with high demand in his area. He described the market

as “better” than it was in the recent past. His company

offers Ash, Cherry, Hard and Soft Maple, Red and

White Oak and Poplar in thicknesses ranging from 4/4

to 16/4.

The best-sellers for this sawmill are White Oak and

Poplar, which are sold to a mix of end users and distribution

yards. “We sell to a retail store, and we sell to wholesalers,”

the contact stated. Customers ask, “How quickly

can we get it?” according to him. The supplier described

transportation costs as “double” what they are normally,

with a shortage of trucks to take lumber from the yard. n

NORTHEAST Continued from page 6

ter; 4/4 through 8/4. His best seller is White Oak.

He sells his lumber to distribution yards, and he said

his customers’ sales are good.

Transportation isn’t a problem for this lumberman. “We

have three or four carriers we work really closely with,

and we give them business when it’s slow and we give

them business when it’s fast. Also, we pay them fast.

That pay has something to do with it. When they send

us the bill, we send them money. That helps the relationship.”

A sawmiller from Vermont termed his market as “pretty

strong.” He added: “Certainly we’ve made significant

gains since December of last year. Also, pricing is better.”

He sells all northern species, including Hard and

Soft Maple, Red and White Oak, Birch and Cherry in No.

2 Common and Better, 4/4 and 5/4 with some 8/4.

His sales are to distribution yards. His customers’ business

remains strong, he said. “It doesn’t seem as desperate

a situation as it did eight to 10 weeks ago. That

seems to have crested. I don’t know that our availability

of lumber has changed a whole lot,” he stated. “But you

don’t get beat with 15 phone calls every day with people

trying to source lumber. They seem to be a little more

comfortable. However, there is no lack of need for lum-

ber, he stated. Transportation is starting to get better for

his concentration yard, he observed.

In New York, a distribution yard executive – who buys

green lumber, kiln dries it and sells it – says his market is

“good. We seem to be buying the lumber we need to buy

and we’re able to sell the lumber we have for sale.” His

market is better, he said, than it was six months earlier.

He sells Red and White Oak, Hard Maple and Cherry

in No. 1 Common, No. 2 Common, FAS/1 Face and Betber

from customers.”

Transportation is a problem, he noted. “There is a real

lag, certainly from a week to three weeks. It’s slow getting

wood out of here. All of our customers take care of

their own transportation, so we don’t have direct contact

with trucking contractors.” n

SOUTHEAST Continued from page 7

them as best you can.”

This lumberman sells to distribution yards, end use

manufacturers and to exporters. “Everything seems to

be pretty strong,” he said of his customers’ business.

“The market seems to be good in the Middle East. You

can’t argue with how things are going in Asia. However,

Vietnam seems slow, and I’m not sure why that is. Maybe

they haven’t adjusted to the price increases.

“Moving product to the port has been a huge issue,”

he stated. “Finding trucks to move domestic lumber has

been very difficult. Freight rates have doubled.”

In Tennessee, a source commented that his market is

“excellent, no doubt. Remodeling is part of it. In wholesale,

everything is great, too. Prices have skyrocketed.

Everything is doing good.”

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SOUTHEAST Continued

His market, he said, is “a lot better than it was a few

months ago. Prices have gone up about 40 percent in

recent months.”

He sells Red and White Oak, Poplar, Cherry, Ash, Walnut

and Hard and Soft Maple in FAS, No. 1 Common,

No. 2 Common and No 3 Common, all 4/4. Sales are to

end use manufacturers, retail stores across Texas and

exporters. “Their business is great, too,” he stated.

“It’s been crazy in the Hardwood lumber business with

the price increases,” he observed. “It’s not as wild as

the pine market; it’s not going up 300 percent, but our

business is really doing well. You can sell everything you

have.”

However, he noted, “You can’t hardly get trucks. Loads

of lumber sit for weeks waiting on trucks to go to different

parts of the country.” n

WEST COAST Continued from page 7

mills can’t hire additional people to increase production.

If a product is related to construction, it’s in short supply.

“The transportation side is very unsettling,” he added.

“Attempting to get more drivers is difficult right now. Some

companies are offering ridiculous amounts of money for

drivers. Labor shortages are the No. 1 issue. Everything

else would be resolved if our vendors could get the labor

to take care of the added business. Then we would see

prices moderate, and things would be better overall.”

In this business climate, he remarked, “We’re very concerned

about taking care of existing customers. We’re

getting calls from all over for product – people from Arizona

and over in Utah – and we’re in Portland, OR. So,

a lot of people are scrambling for product. You’ve got to

take care of your regular customers.”

His company offers all domestic and imported species

in No. 1 Common and Better in 4/4 through 16/4.

Sales are primarily to cabinet companies, architectural

millwork manufacturers and distribution yards. His company

also has retail stores for small furniture manufacturers

and hobbyists. His customers’ sales have been “pretty

good,” he noted. Getting lumber to his customers is a

problem, he remarked, because of transportation issues.

In California, a source stated, “The market is good, but

material availability is difficult. Prices have been skyrocketing,

and people still want to buy it.”

He expected a record month at the time he was speaking.

However, he noted, “I’m afraid that next month, we

won’t have enough product.”

His best sellers are Poplar, White Oak and Walnut. He

sells about 80 species of domestic and imported lumber

in 4/4 through 16/4 in upper grades. He sells primarily to

cabinet and furniture manufacturers. His company also

has retail business. He said homebuilders have plenty of

work, and commercial work is starting to improve.

People from whom he buys lumber are having a hard

time getting trucks, and trucking costs have become

“astronomical,” he remarked. “It’s certainly added to our

costs and added to the timeline of getting lumber out of

here.” n

ONTARIO Continued from page 8

Basswood is being processed along with other whitewoods

to avoid stain. Demand has picked up, and production

is struggling to keep pace with buyers’ needs,

causing prices to trend higher. Kiln-dried products are

doing well due to new home construction and renovation

markets, as well as to limited supplies of higher cost

species and so Basswood is used as another alternative.

Supplies are limited for the common grades as well.

Log decks for Beech are low as production has been

put aside to make room for Hard Maple and Soft Maple.

Green lumber supplies are limited and prices are also

rising.

Business is very good for quality Birch, but off-color

materials require a bit more effort, noted contacts. Demand

is also solid for kiln dried Birch.

Secondary manufacturers are alternating between

Hard and Soft Maple due to the volatile price cycle for

these species. Demand for Soft Maple is strong, and log

decks are low. Demand for kiln-dried supplies is strong,

but products are insufficient to meet demand, especially

for the No. 1 Common and Better grade. Everyone is

working to replenish supplies.

Production of Red Oak was limited due to sawmills’ focus

on whitewoods, resulting in limited supplies to meet

buyers’ needs for most grades and thicknesses, and

prices rising. Demand for green Red Oak has been good

on domestic and international markets.

Demand for White Oak continues to be strong, and so

sawmills are struggling to build their log decks. Competition

for good quality logs is intense they note. Shortages

of green and kiln-dried No. 2A and Better are the norm

with prices escalating.

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the market can sustain this level of activity, and how high

prices will go. Some forecasters report this trend will continue

well into 2022.

According to Statistics Canada’s May 12th report,

which is the most current data available at the time of

this writing, total investment in building construction increased

5.9 percent to $18.6 billion in March, led by the

residential sector. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100),

investment in building construction was up 5.2 percent to

$14.3 billion in March.

Residential construction investment increased for the

eleventh consecutive month, up 7.6 percent to $14.0 billion

in March. Investment in single units jumped 10.7 percent

to $7.8 billion. Quebec led the way with an increase

of 30.4 percent, bringing investment in single homes to

$1.9 billion for the province. Investment in Ontario was

up 9.8 percent to $3.3 billion, driven by renovations to

single family homes in the census metropolitan area of

Toronto.

Growth in multi-unit construction continued, up 3.9 percent

to $6.2 billion. Gains in Quebec and Ontario led the

overall increase in this component, as six provinces reported

declines. Both new construction and renovations

of condominiums and apartments in the cities of Toronto

and Montréal accounted for most of the growth.

Non-residential construction investment rose 1.1 percent

to $4.6 billion in March, with all components posting

slight increases. Despite this gain, the commercial

and industrial investment components were below pre-

COVID-19 pandemic levels.

Institutional construction investment was up 2.2 percent

to $1.2 billion. Multiple high-value projects in Montréal

contributed to a 2.6 percent increase in Quebec,

where investment totalled $315 million in March. Investments

in the province included a new elementary school

in Laval and renovations to a secondary school in Montréal.

British Columbia recorded another strong month in

March, with the continued construction of new schools in

Burnaby, North Vancouver and Vancouver.

Commercial building construction rose 0.8 percent

to $2.6 billion. Six provinces recorded slight gains, led

by Ontario and Alberta. Large office building renovation

projects in Edmonton and Calgary contributed to the 1.7

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QUEBEC Continued from page 8

U.S. RV industry for this species, and demand in that

country has been strong due to new home building and

renovation markets. Kiln-dried business is fuelling green

lumber price increases, noted contacts.

Secondary manufacturers and wholesalers are keeping

Basswood demand up, along with exports to the Far

East. With warmer weather upon us, less Basswood is

being cut; supplies are not quite meeting demand, and

prices are edging up.

Cherry demand has been very strong in the past several

months, with sawmills moving

production at steady to higher prices

here and in the Appalachian Region.

Exports to China continue to

be strong but are showing a slight

slowdown.

Flooring manufacturers are seeking

more Hickory for both domestic

and export markets. Prices are rising

for this species, and sawmills

are struggling to produce sufficient

supply.

Exports of Red Oak to China continue

to be strong, yet have started

to slow down, reported contacts. Demand

on domestic markets is good

as well, with firm pricing for many

grades and thicknesses of kiln-dried

Red Oak.

Business is strong for White Oak

according to sawmills and drying

operations. Flooring manufacturers

are the main requester at this time.

Demand is also coming from other

end users in Canada and the U.S.,

Asia and Europe keeping demand

high and in short supply. Prices are

moving upwards as a result, even at

record levels.

Market demand is also very strong

for Poplar to millwork, furniture and

moulding companies. Contacts noted

that exports are limited by supply

rather than by demand. Sawmills

have increased production of this

species, and markets are readily absorbing

it. Prices are on the rise for

this species as well.

There are brisk sales of pallet stock

with low to marginally adequate pallet

cant and lumber supplies. Rail

shipments are trending up. The need

for track maintenance is increasing, including black tie

installation.

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) forecast

big 2021 home sales, but the second half will be

slower than the first. CREA sees a less exciting, but more

typical year for sales next year. Using their estimates of

spin-off economic activity from each home resale, this

year’s economy will get a boost. For next year, they see

the spin-off will be a drag on economic growth.

Spin-off economic activity is secondary spending that

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Heidler Hardwood Lumber, centered in Chicago, IL, is

a moulding manufacturer and distributor that offers over

40 species of high-grade Hardwood lumber from 4/4 to

16/4 domestic and imports. Heidler Hardwood stocks approximately

two million board feet total. Products include

surfaced and ripped lumber, moulder blanks, custom

mouldings, and wide plank long-length flooring. Heidler

Hardwood specializes in profile-sanded mouldings and

provides extra thick stock (up to 16/4 in Red and White

Oak, Walnut, Ash, etc.). The distribution yard is a member

of the National Hardwood Lumber Association, Indiana

Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, Hardwood

Distributors Association and Architectural Woodwork

Institute.

Heidler began at Heidler Hardwood Lumber Co. as a

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Heidler has been happily married to his wife Erica for

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their first child. Heidler’s hobbies include spending

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KENNETH M. SPITULSKI is CEO and owner of Ken-

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KenCraft Company is a manufacturer of stock and

custom mouldings, as well as offers 3/8 by 1.5-inch Red

Oak flooring and manufactures other millwork. The company

purchases 100,000 board feet per year of Ash,

Basswood, Birch, Red and White Oak, Cherry, Hard and

Soft Maple, Poplar, and Walnut (FAS 4/4-8/4). KenCraft

also offers six thicknesses of Baltic Birch plywood and

various imported species of Hardwood.

The company operates a 12,000-square-foot retail and

warehouse facility that offers random width and length

Hardwood, S4S, thin-stock lumber and dust collector

sheet metal fittings for small millwork shops.

Spitulski founded KenCraft Company in 1965 as a remodeling

contractor, building garages, cabinets and furniture,

as well as refurbishing old homes.

Spitulski’s duties include lumber purchasing, and overseeing

day-to-day operations and management of the

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Spitulski has been married for 55 years to Virginia.

They have one son and one daughter, one grandson,

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QUEBEC Continued from page 47

occurs during a home buy, beyond a house and land.

Paint, furniture, moving fees, legal fees, and other things

are spin-off activity. On the positive side, this activity is

a significant part of the total economy. CREA estimates

the average home resale generated $55,122 in spin-off

economic activity. This gives a big boost to the economy

when home sales rise. If home sales fall, it withdraws

some of that activity as well, leading to excess capacity.

This year is seeing a huge benefit from higher home

sales. However, next year’s falling forecast shows it may

be a drag on the economy.

The dollar value of spin-off economic activity reached

a new record high last year. The estimate comes in at

$36.27 billion for 2020, up 13.33 percent from the year

before. That’s on top of the 6.06 percent increase 2019

made on 2018’s activity.

Using the CREA home sale forecast, numbers should

be higher, even as sales slow. The estimate works out

to $46.42 billion in 2021, up 27.99 percent higher than a

year before. If the year hits projected economic growth,

just the spin-off economic activity would be 1.91 percent

of GDP. There’s a large dependence on real estate,

when the spin-off of higher home sales, prints 0.4 more

GDP points.

The CREA forecast for next year shows things will calm

down a little, cooling spin-off. The estimate is $40.57 billion

in 2022, down 12.60 percent from the 2020 estimate.

This is all good news for the Hardwood industry as consumers

will continue their strong demand for Hardwood

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NEWS DEVELOPMENTS

Continued from page 11

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benefit communities.

Forest Service awards will leverage an additional $30

million in matching and partner funds bringing the totals

well above $45 million.

“To manage wildfire and address climate, we need to

manage our forests. Today’s investments underpin US-

DA’s commitment to address the climate crisis with a

market-based approach that begins to move us toward

a clean energy economy, led by production of renewable

fuel and energy and biobased products grown and manufactured

here in the U.S.,” said Vilsack. “The American

Jobs Plan and USDA’s budget request for 2022 make sure

the Forest Service can prioritize forest management and

restoration.”

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U.S. HOMEBUILDING FELL IN APRIL,

ACCORDING TO LATEST DATA

U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in April, the

latest data available, collected by Reuters, likely pulled

down by soaring prices for lumber and other materials, but

construction remains supported by an acute shortage of

previously owned homes on the market.

The plunge in homebuilding reported by the Commerce

Department was concentrated in the single-family housing

market segment. The number of houses authorized

for construction but not yet started increased to the highest

level since 1999, suggesting hesitancy on the part of

builders.

Housing starts tumbled 9.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted

annual rate of 1.569 million units last month. Data

for March was revised lower to a rate of 1.733 million units,

still the highest level since June 2006, from the previously

reported 1.739 million units. Economists polled by Reuters

had forecast starts would fall to a rate of 1.710 million units

in April.

Starts surged 67.3 percent on a year-on-year basis in

April. Groundbreaking activity dropped in the Midwest and

the densely populated South, but rose in the Northeast

and West.

The inventory of previously owned homes is near record

lows. Tariffs on steel imports are also adding to building

costs. Lumber prices surged 89.7 percent on a year-onyear

basis in April, according to the latest producer price

data.

A survey from the National Association of Home Builders

recently showed confidence among single-family homebuilders

holding steady as recently as May. The NAHB

noted that “some builders are slowing sales to manage

their own supply chains.”

Single-family homebuilding, the largest share of the

housing market, dropped 13.4 percent to a rate of 1.087

million units in April. It retreated further below the more

than 14-year high scaled in December, a sign that builders

could be holding back because of the more expensive

materials and lack of labor.

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The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), located

in St. Louis, MO, has provided flooring for its 55th

home in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E.

program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment).

The R.I.S.E. program builds custom, specially

adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and

Please turn to page 56

Contact:

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KENTUCKY

WOOD EXPO

September 17 & 18,

2021

Make plans to participate in the 34th Kentucky

Wood Expo, the two-day event is designed to

accent the forest products industry. The show

will attract loggers, sawmill and pallet operators,

manufacturers of forest products and related machinery, retailers and wholesalers, and consumers of wood

products.

Outdoor & Indoor Exhibits ~ Equipment Demonstrations ~ Lumberjack &

Logging Contests ~ Chain Saw Carving ~ Forestry Education ~ Wood Crafts

Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY

kywoodexpo.com | 502-695-3979

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Connect

Discover

EXPO 2021 is your chance to gather with

other hardwood and softwood sawmillers

with operations of all sizes, celebrate new

technology, network, and learn about the

industry’s latest products.

Over 95 exhibiting companies will be at

EXPO 2021, along with key representatives

from the nation’s largest wood products

manufacturers. This is your chance to

jumpstart your career, elevate your

business, and make important

connections with industry leaders.

It all starts at EXPO 2021!

August 11 - 13

Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, GA

Don’t miss this year’s biggest sawmilling event!

Register today at: SFPAexpo.com

TRADE TALK

KANE, PA—Collins, with a

sawmill here, recently announced

that Jason Stanley joined Collins

as Operations Manager-Kane.

For the past five years, Stanley

held the position of Plant Manager

for Northwest Hardwoods and

was responsible for the operations

of two facilities. His focus

is on leadership, setting clear expectations

and safety. He has an

Jason Stanley

excellent safety record as a manager,

with an incident rate of under 1.

Stanley attended high school in Kane and worked for

the mill briefly straight out of high school. Stanley and

his family live in Warren and are excited to be part of the

Kane community once again.

Collins is very enthusiastic to have Stanley lead the

Kane team. He reports to Jeff Stoddard, Chief Operating

Officer.

Stanley can be reached at the Kane office – 814-837-

6941 – or at jstanley@collinsco.com.

For more information, go to www.collinsco.com.

WILSONVILLE, OR—GW Industries,

headquartered here, is

welcoming new opportunities with

the company’s transition from

softwood mills to Hardwood in the

months ahead.

“We are an especially small and

private company, but have much

to offer the Hardwood industry,”

stated Dennis Krueger, director of

Dennis Krueger imports.

GW Industries currently offers

industrial wood panel products and prides itself in leading-edge

technology, manufacturing facilities, and reliable

mills nationwide.

“The kiln stick program has a 35+ years history of success

with a niche item we hope to build on for the future,”

Krueger stated. “Until last year, our annual production has

been sold mostly in advance without space for new customers.”

With over 60 years of combined experience in the forest

products industry, the team at GW Industries is confident

in its transition to Hardwood. “Circumstances with overseas

mills changed last year, opening new opportunities

and increased production,” Krueger explained.

For more information, go to www.gwi.us.com.

AN UPDATE COVERING

THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT

HARDWOOD SUPPLIERS/VENDORS

BUFFALO, NY—U-C Coatings,

LLC., headquartered here,

recently added Tom Martin as

their Manufacturing Director. U-C

Coatings is adding this new role

to help support volume growth,

new product launches, and continued

supply service to customers

as they grow the company.

Martin, a graduate of Alfred University,

with a master’s degree in

Tom Martin

Ceramic Engineering, has over

25 years of operations and engineering leadership experience

in a wide range of manufacturing industries. Martin

brings to the company a wealth of knowledge in advanced

and lean manufacturing, having led operations and engineering

teams in the implementation of advanced manufacturing

practices in several manufacturing companies.

A Western New York native, Martin, along with his wife,

Amy, and two sons, live in Akron, NY, located 20 miles

East of Buffalo. He enjoys automobile restoration and

spending time with his family traveling to various places

throughout the U.S.

U-C Coatings is a leading manufacturer and supplier

of premium wood protection products. For more than 45

years, their products have been used in a variety of industries,

including softwood and Hardwood lumber production,

logging, wood products manufacturing, woodworking

and wood decking markets.

Learn more at www.uccoatings.com.

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Pennsylvania Lumbermens

Mutual Insurance Company (PLM), the largest mutual insurer

dedicated to wood-related businesses, recently announced

the appointment of Timothy Callahan as the new

chairman of their board.

Callahan has been a member of PLM’s board since

2006. He’s also been a member and chairperson of PLM’s

Audit/Nominating Committee, in addition to serving on the

Executive Committee.

“Tim has been an incredibly valued member of our team

for well over a decade,” said PLM President and CEO

John Smith. “His dedication to the wood niche and our

local community has been admirable, and we are excited

to see his leadership translate into great success for PLM

in the near future.”

Callahan is a partner in the litigation department of Saul

Ewing LLP in Philadelphia. He currently serves as general

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Kiln SticKS

GW INDUSTRIES

Importer and Distributor of

Tropical Hardwood Kiln Sticks

Greenwood Imports LLC

Select No. 1 grade kiln sticks

http://gwi.us.com/tropical-kiln-sticks

Flat Profile

Fluted Profile

Leading the Industry as stocking

distributors of imported

hardwood kiln sticks with a

reputation for consistent grade,

reliable shipments and stable

cost for over 35-years.

Dennis Krueger • 866-771-5040

greenwoodimportsllc@gmail.com

Jackie Paolo • 866-504-9095

jackie@gwi.us.com

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counsel to the firm and as chair of

the firm’s Ethics Committee. He is

also a member and former chair

of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s

Committee on Ethics & Professional

Responsibility.

“I’m honored to be named the

next chairman of the board at

PLM,” said Callahan. “PLM has

been a positive and active presence

in both the lumber and Phil-

Timothy Callahan

adelphia communities. As chairman

of the board, I look forward to continuing to drive our

initiatives forward and to further our philanthropic endeavors.”

Callahan received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors

from Ursinus College and his law degree from Temple

University School of Law. He is a member of the Temple

Law Review and currently resides in West Chester, PA

with his wife Susan.

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company

(PLM) is a nationally recognized property and casualty

insurance carrier serving the lumber, woodworking and

building materials industries. Backed by 126 years of experience,

the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based company

protects over 5,000 businesses nationwide with property,

general liability, inland marine, business automobile, commercial

excess liability and equipment breakdown coverages.

For more information about PLM, go to www.plmins.

com.

CORVALLIS, OR—Bob Bell is

new to the sales team of Lucidyne

Technologies Inc., headquartered

here. He works as the company’s

northeast sales representative.

Previously, Bell worked as

plant manager for Baillie Lumber

in Smyrna, NY and, before that,

for Baillie Lumber in Galion, OH.

He began in the forest products

Bob Bell industry in 2010 as an assistant

manager at Baillie Lumber in

Cove City, NC.

Bell graduated from the University of West Virginia with

a bachelor’s degree in wood science and then went on

to graduate from Mount Vernon of Nazarene University

(Ohio) to earn a master’s degree in technology. Bell is a

past-president of the Forest Products Society.

In his free time, Bell enjoys traveling, skiing, basketball

and fishing.

Lucidyne, a division of Microtec, provides mill-wide

scanning solutions using deep learning artificial intelligence.

For more information, go to www.lucidyne.com.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—The Hoosier Hardwood Festival,

for industry pros and hobbyists as well as for families, is

scheduled for August 27-29, 2021 at the Marion County

Fairgrounds here.

Plans for forest products industry pros and hobbyists

include heavy machinery and equipment, lumbermen’s

tools, woodworking tools, chainsaws, safety gear, live

demos and educational sessions.

For everyone, there will be an all-American lumberjack

show, a chainsaw carving artist auction, woodworking

demos and more.

The festival is produced by the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s

Association.

For admission prices and festival hours, go to www.

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In Memoriam

George Lindsay Barker,

76, of Fort Wayne, IN, died

recently, surrounded by his

family. Born June 16, 1944 in

Irwin, PA, he was a son of the

late Harry and Dorothy Barker.

He graduated from Ohio State

University, received his MBA

George Barker from Ashland College and was

a successful business owner

for over 30 years. His interests included the restoration

of old cars with his best friend, Mike. He was

a member of the Porsche Club and enjoyed driving

cars at the track, sailing, traveling and spending time

with friends. Most of all, George loved his family and

friends. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, one

daughter, two sons and four grandsons.

Just months prior to George’s death, he and his

business partner, Bob Pennycoff retired from Biolube,

selling their business to Kelly Johnson and Erik Bailey,

owners of DR Lubricants. For more than 20 years,

DR Lubricants has helped George and Bob develop,

manufacture, ship and service the Biolube line as

they became the leader in the field of saw lubrication.

George will be missed in the sawmill industry as he

was the face of the Biolube booth at multiple trade

shows and expos throughout the years. n

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first responders. The home dedication for United States

Army Staff Sergeant Jay Fondren took place recently in

Houston, TX. Flooring for the project was donated by

NWFA member American OEM.

Staff Sergeant Fondren joined the Army in January

2002. He was injured by a roadside bomb in 2004 while

deployed to Iraq. The explosion resulted in the loss of

both legs above the knee.

“When Staff Sergeant Fondren was first injured, his initial

concerns were for his fellow service members,” says

NWFA President and CEO, Michael Martin, “but it was

soon evident that his own injuries were the most severe.

After the attack, he was in a coma, and flown to Walter

Reed Army Medical Center. Today, he works with Camp

Hope in Houston, a faith-based residential treatment center

for veterans, which demonstrates his continued focus

on service to others. We’re honored to partner with American

OEM to provide flooring for his new home.”

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Continued from page 16

will almost certainly surface as the Congressional tax

writing committees begin their task of fashioning actual

legislation to implement these plans. One area on

which the Hardwood Federation is keenly focused is

a potential increase in taxes S Corporations and other

pass through entities currently pay. Beginning in 2018

after enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a new

tax deduction for owners of pass-through businesses

took effect. Pass-through owners who qualify are able

to deduct up to 20 percent of their net business income

from their income taxes, reducing their effective income

tax rate by 20 percent. This deduction is currently slated

to run through 2025 unless extended by Congress.

Given that pass-through businesses employ a majority

of private sector workers (58 percent), pay a significant

share of all business taxes (51 percent) and that large

S Corporations (over 100 employees) pay 20 percent

of all business taxes, it seems reasonable to conclude

that Congress will turn to pass throughs at some point

as they sharpen the pencil on raising revenue.

Another proposal that has received serious consideration

in previous Congresses is eliminating the preferential

tax treatment on standing timber. Currently,

standing timber is assessed at the capital gains rate,

recognizing the long term investment and risk that landowners

incur to produce trees that can take 50 to 80

years to mature. So called “pay fors” have surfaced in

Congress in recent years that would eliminate capital

gains preferential tax treatment for revenue derived

from harvesting timber and instead assess gains as ordinary

income at the top tax rate. More than doubling

the tax rate on timber proceeds would be devastating for

forest landowners across the spectrum--from small private

landowners trying to put a kid through college with

a timber sale or thinning project to large industrial forest

landowners. The downstream effects on companies in

the Hardwood manufacturing sector that rely on forest

fiber for product and energy are consequential. Although

the timber tax “pay for” has not been discussed for a few

years, we have found that these tax proposals have a

way of coming back from the dead…and just like zombies,

they are hard to kill!

These proposals and others impacting our sector may

surface in the coming weeks. The Hardwood Federation

team is fanning out virtually to offices on both sides of

the Capitol to gather intelligence and discuss the impact

that increased taxes will have on jobs in rural areas. A

study recently conducted for the National Association of

Manufacturers concluded that one million jobs would be

lost in the manufacturing sector alone following with first

two years after enactment of revenue raisers that are

being discussed. As always, we will keep you apprised

of what we hear and may be calling upon you to help

engage Congress as threats—and opportunities—materialize.

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CLASSIFIED PROFIT OPPORTUNITIES

To: Anyone involved in the sawmill controls industry

There are many stories and people that have been

involved in the sawmill controls industry.

This fascinating history should be preserved. I want to write

a book about this industry and would appreciate any stories

or comments you might want to add. I am willing to meet in

person if needed.

Please contact me, Jeff Hurdle, at:

hurd2575@gmail.com

● 2 Grade Lines

● Planer

● 2 Gang Rips

● 300,000' Kilns

HELP WANTED

Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc., a leading wood products manufacturer, is seeking

a full-time Forest Technician & Forester at our St. Marys Lumber Company

location [135 Aviation Way, St Marys PA 15857 (814)834-1209].

Forester Tech - This position is responsible for accurate timber cruise numbers,

timber harvest logistics, and aiding procurement foresters in road bonding/permitting.

Must be proficient in species identification and log grading rules. Prefer an

Associates Degree in Forestry.

Forester - We prefer a 2 year Associates degree in Forestry, 1-3 years sawmill

experience, knowledge of industry software & Microsoft experience. In addition,

the successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, self-motivated and experience

working in a team setting. A valid PA driver’s license required.

We offer competitive wages and some of the best benefits in the area – health

insurance, 401K, ESOP, vacation, etc. If you are interested, please email your

resume to Aimee Bowersox at abowersox@bingamanlumber.com. E/O/E

Hardwood Sawmill and Dry Kilns For

Sale in the Midwest

● Wood Waste Boiler

● 3 Dry Storage Sheds

● 1 Air Drying Shed

● 15,000' Capacity Steamer

Sawmills and Resaws Capable of 150,000' Per Week Production.

Reply to: CMP #3577

c/o National Hardwood Magazine

PO Box 34908, Memphis, TN 38184-0908, or

email nhm@millerwoodtradepub.com – put CMP #3577 in the subject line

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USED MACHINERY FOR SALE

●USNR 4TA30 Top Arbor Three Shifting

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●Infeed Landing Deck

●USNR – Lunden Cam Unscrambler

S/N 41419

●Even Ending Rolls

●Queuing Hooks (2) ahead of Scanner

●Queuing Hooks (2) after Scanner

●Edger Infeed Model 600 Maximizer

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●USNR 4TA30 Edger with 200 HP Arbor

Drive Motor

●Outfeed Belt with Shifting Edging Shears

●Specs – Hardwood 1” to 4” Thick x 4” to 24”

Wide x 6’ to 16’ Long

●Saw Kerf .160” x Saw Plate .120”

●Two Hydraulic Units

●Water Mizer Oil Mist Guide System

●Set of Babbitt Guide Tools

Contact: Jenness Robbins

Cell: (207) 745-2223

Email: jenness57@gmail.com

SERVICES

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or visit us at

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Go online at hmr.com for a sample copy.

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

2000 Optimil 6ft Twin Bandmill

Never used. Bandsaw with covers. $150,000.

Please call Jenness for more information at

207-745-2223 or Jeff at 207-342-5221.

USNR 4TA30 Top Arbor Three Shifting Saw Edger

200 hp drive motor, includes unscrambler, control

cab, infeed and outfeed. $95,000. Please call Jenness

for more information at 207-745-2223 or Jeff

at 207-342-5221.

Phone: (207) 342-5221

Fax: (207) 342-5201

PO Box 9, Ghent Road

Searsmont, ME 04973

Contact: Jenness Robbins

HELP WANTED

Pike Lumber Company, Inc. is seeking a supervisor for their Milan, Indiana sawmill. This is a full-time position with responsibilities

including sawmill operations, maintenance, quality control and scheduling that reports to the Milan Regional Manager.

Job Description

Essential tasks, duties, and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

- Coordination and management of production operations at the Milan, IN facility

- Must be proficient in operation of all equipment used in and around the sawmill

- Responsible for daily work schedules and reporting to corporate office

- Assist in the training of machine operators and back ups

- Fill in for key operators

- Responsible for quality control and adherence to production standards

- Work with maintenance to develop proper preventative maintenance schedules

- Ensure preventative maintenance measures are being completed

- Assist maintenance and operators when any station is down for repairs

- Assist in the recruitment and hiring process of necessary plant personnel

- Enforce all company policies including any safety procedures

- Must be able to climb, squat, stoop, lift 50lbs and sit or stand for long periods of time

Skills & Experience

- Minimum 5 years of experience in the Lumber industry as equipment operator, inspector or equivalent

- Knowledge of sawmill production equipment and process flow

- Ability to demonstrate proficiency in applying NHLA lumber inspection rules

- Knowledge of computers (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.…)

- Must possess valid vehicle operator’s license and meet safety requirements of company’s insurance provider

- Knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems and controls

- Strong written and verbal communications skills

- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

- Must have a commitment to quality manufacturing

- Detail oriented

- Ability to work with all personnel and show strong leadership skills

- Strong organizational and time management skills

Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Profit sharing and 401k are offered. Paid time off (PTO) policy

with time off earned from date of hire. Full medical, dental and vision benefits available after 60 days of employment.

Relocation assistance will be available.

To learn more about Pike Lumber Company, please visit www.pikelumber.com

To apply, please send resume to employment@pikelumber.com or mail to:

Pike Lumber Company

785 E. Carr Street

Milan, IN 47031

ALL CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE

$45.00 PER INCH - BLIND BOX NUMBER FEE: $10.00

DEADLINE: 30 Days Preceding Publication Month

800-844-1280

Classified advertising will not be accepted for Hardwood products such as lumber,

dimension, turnings, veneer, carvings, new dry kilns or dry kiln equipment, etc.

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ADVERTISERS

INDEX

For For over a a century, Corley has has been

the the most trusted name in in the the industry.

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

Air Systems Mfg. of Lenoir, Inc..............57

Ally Global Logistics...................................

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

Autolog Sawmill Automation......................

Automation & Electronics USA..............11

Baillie Lumber Co.......................................

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

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

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

BioLube, Inc................................................

Breeze Dried Inc.........................................

Carbotech International.............................

Cardin Forest Products LLC.....................1

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

Clark Lumber Co.........................................

Cleereman Controls................................17

Cleereman Industries.............................17

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

Collins.........................................................

Cooper Machine Co., Inc............................

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

Cramer, W.M., Lumber Co.......................46

Cummings Lumber Co., Inc......................3

Deer Park Lumber, Inc............................37

Devereaux Sawmill, Inc..........................49

Distribution Management Systems, inc.

(DMSi)........................................................5

Fitzpatrick & Weller Inc..............................

GF Hardwoods, Inc.................................47

Graf Bros. Flooring & Lumber................15

Graf & Thomas Lumber, Inc.....................4

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

Granite Valley Forest Products..................

GTL Lumber Inc........................................4

GW Industries.........................................53

Hardwood Forestry Fund........................56

Hardwood Manufacturers Assoc ..............

Hartzell Hardwoods, Inc.............................

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Hermitage Hardwood Lumber Sales, Inc..

HHP, Inc.......................................................

Hurdle Machine Works Inc.....................42

Irving, J.D., Limited..................................9

ISK Biocides, Inc........................................

JoCo Lumber, Inc........................................

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

Josey Lumber Co., Inc................................

Kentucky Forest Industries Assoc.........51

Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co., Inc...........48

King City Forwarding USA, Inc...................

King City/Northway Forwarding Ltd...........

Kretz Lumber Co., Inc.................................

Lawrence Lumber Company Inc................

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

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

Limbo......................................................46

Lucidyne Technologies Inc........................

Lumber Resources Inc...........................39

Lussier, Simon, Ltd.....................................

MacBeath Hardwood Company..............55

Maine Woods Company..............................

Mars Hill, Inc...............................................

Maxwell Hardwood Flooring......................

McDonough Manufacturing Company........

Mellott Manufacturing Co., Inc...................

Meridien Hardwoods of PA., Inc.................

Messersmith Manufacturing, Inc...............

Midwest Hardwood Corporation................

Miller, Frank, Lumber, Inc...........................

MillTech Inventory Management

Solutions.....................................................

MO PAC Lumber Company......................38

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

Neff Lumber Mills, Inc................................

Netterville, Fred, Lumber Co......................

New River Hardwoods, Inc.....................40

North American Forest Foundation............

Northcentral Technical College.............54

Note: Advertisers with no page number carry an alternating Ad schedule.

Northern Hardwoods..................................

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.................. IFC

Nyle Systems, LLC..................................13

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

OHC | Overseas Hardwoods Company.......

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

Paw Taw John Services, Inc......................

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual

Insurance Company....................................

Peterson, Keith D., & Co., Inc. ..............57

Pike Lumber Co., Inc............................. FC

Prime Lumber Company.............................

Primewood..................................................

Ram Forest Products, Inc.......................50

Real American Hardwood Coalition...........

Rosenberry, Carl, & Sons, Lumber, Inc..44

Sawmill MD.................................................

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

Sirianni Hardwoods, Inc.........................43

Smithco Manufacturing, Inc.......................

Snowbelt Hardwoods, Inc..........................

Southern Forest Products Assoc...........52

Stiles, A.W., Contractors, Inc.....................

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

Thompson Hardwoods, Inc........................

Tigerton Lumber Co................................41

TMX Shipping Co., Inc................................

Tropical Forest Products....................... BC

TS Manufacturing...................................10

Tuscarora Hardwoods, Inc.........................

U-C Coatings, LLC.......................................

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

Weaber........................................................

Western Hardwood Association.............45

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

White, Harold, Lumber, Inc.....................55

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

York Legacy Mill Inc...................................

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