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The latest issue of Import/Export Wood Purchasing News features stories on the AHEC Market Update, the NAHB IBS Orlando event, Kendrick Forest Products, Rehmeyer Wood Floors and more.

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Vol.48 No.5 Serving Forest Products Buyers Worldwide APRIL/MAY 2022

AHEC Presents Export Market

Update At IHLA

NAHB IBS Returns To

In-Person Orlando Event

Photos by Zach Miller

Orlando, Florida–The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

International Builders' Show® (IBS) recently returned here to the Orange County

Convention Center for an in-person event, which focuses on the markets pertinent

to residential construction professionals.

Sawyer White, Harold White Lumber Inc., Morehead, KY; Anita Howard, Superior Hardwoods,

Montezuma, IN; and Jay Reese, Penn-Sylvan International Inc., Spartansburg, PA

At the recent Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association Convention in

Indianapolis, IN, American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) Executive

Director Michael Snow gave a detailed analysis of the current export markets

for U.S. hardwoods. Similar to the domestic market situation, 2021 proved to be

a very good year for hardwood lumber exporters. Pent-up consumer demand in

the housing and renovation sectors around the globe led to significant gains in

many markets as people upgraded the homes where the pandemic was forcing

them to spend an increasing amount of time. Overall exports of hardwood lumber

increased by just over 8 percent by volume, but 25 percent by value reflecting the

Continued on page 22

Katarzyna Samoszuk and Lukasz Sadowski, edWood, Biala Podlaska, Poland

This premier event hosts expert guest speakers, networking, learning and

discovery opportunities through product launches, education sessions and home

builder trends.

The NAHB manages and organizes the Builders' Show. The NAHB also represents

140,000+ members and is the voice for housing policies to make housing

a priority.

Bill Long, Midwest Hardwood Company, Maple Grove, MN; Greg Blomberg, Kendrick Forest

Products Inc., Edgewood, IA; and Grafton A. Cook III, MO PAC Lumber Company,

Fayette, MO

Additional photos on page 8 &10

Konrad Szkilnik and Karolina Kabot, Szkilnik Design, Zdunska Wola, Poland; and

Jakub Zatwarnicki, Build Max Design and Construction Inc., Highland Park, IL

Additional photos on page 10

IBS exhibitors launch hundreds of new products and services each year. Leading

manufacturers and suppliers share their latest products and answer attendees'

questions on the IBS show floor. Also, education is a huge part of IBS. Education

sessions, workshops and demos help attendees walk away with strategies to tackle

niche-specific challenges.

Featuring the co-location of the NAHB International Builders’ Show and

NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Design & Construction Week brings

together more than 80,000 building industry professionals from around the globe

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Nathan Jeppson is

President, CEO and

Chairman of Northwest

Hardwoods, Inc., with its

headquarters in Frisco,

TX.

Northwest Hardwoods

is the only coast to coast

producer of hardwood

lumber, with production

capabilities throughout

Nathan Jeppson

all major hardwood

growing regions. The company operates 23 manufacturing

locations, including sawmills, concentration

yards, and re-manufacturing plants and leverages

11 warehousing and distribution points strategically

located throughout the United States to serve their

customers. Beyond its footprint in North America

the company operates sales offices throughout Asia.

NWH manufactures 14 domestic species of the

highest quality hardwood lumber, supplies over 20

species of quality imported exotic hardwood lumber

and a variety of structural and appearance plywood

products. The company is dedicated to providing a

world-class customer experience and is committed to

its Core Values.

A graduate of Brigham Young University with a

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and

Who’s Who in Import/Exports

Jesse LaSon is general

manager of Rossi

Distribution in Lancaster,

PA, salesman for

Emporium Hardwoods

in Emporium, PA. and

salesman for Bradford

Forest in Bradford, PA.

The Rossi Group,

headquartered in

Cromwell, CT, is a

Jesse LaSon

manufacturer, wholesaler

and distributor that sells all over the world. Its

affiliates Emporium & Bradford sawmills produce a

combined 56 million board feet annually, while their

kiln capacity is a combined 3.3 million board feet.

The company stocks over 8 million board feet of

Red and White Oak, Cherry, Hard and Soft Maple,

and Ash (No. 3 Common through FAS) in 4/4

through 12/4 thicknesses. Emporium Hardwoods is

FSC certified and has company owned trucks to help

ensure a fast turnaround time.

The Rossi Group is a member of National Hardwood

Lumber Association, Indiana Hardwood

Lumbermen’s Association, Hardwood Distributors

Association (HDA), Western Hardwood Association,

Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club, New England Lumbermen’s

Association, American Hardwood Export

Bruce Horner is in

sales and purchasing

with Abenaki Timber

Corporation of Kingston,

NH. The company

operates concentration

yards and dry kilns,

handling 15 million

board feet of lumber

per year. Species they

offer include Poplar,

Bruce Horner

Cherry, Red and White

Oak, Ash, Hard and Soft Maple, European Beech,

Beech, Birch, Basswood and Hickory.

Abenaki is a member of the National Hardwood

Lumber Association, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s

Association, Hardwood Manufacturers Association,

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc.,

American Hardwood Export Council, Penn-York

Lumbermen’s Club, New England Lumbermen’s

Association and the Appalachian Lumbermen’s

Club.

Horner’s territory is the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest

regions. He has worked in his current job for

15 years. His career in the forest products industry

goes back 39 years, beginning as a custom cabinet

and door manufacturer. Between then and now, he

has worked a wide variety of jobs in sawmills from

Table of Contents

FEATURES:

AHEC Market Update at IHLA..... 1

NAHB IBS Orlando Event............ 1

Kendrick Forest Products............ 4

Rehmeyer Wood Floors.............. 6

Dan North's - The Economy....... 7

DEPARTMENTS:

Who's Who in Import/Exports.... 2

AHEC Column.............................. 2

IWPA Column............................... 3

Washington Scene.................... 12

Business Trends USA............... 14

Canadian Trends....................... 17

Stock Exchange....................25-27

Business Trends Abroad...........28

Newswires...................................30

Index of Advertisers...................34

IMPORT/EXPORT

Bradley A. McKinney

By Bradley A.

McKinney

Executive Director

International

Wood Products

Association

(703)820-7807 (c)

www.iwpawood.org

CITES: Important International Discussions

Impacting The Wood Products Trade

The Convention on International Trade

in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna

(CITES) recently met in France, and the next

major gathering – the Conference of the Parties

(COP) – will take place in Panama in November.

International Wood Products Association

(IWPA) staff was present in France, and will be

in Panama, reflecting the level of importance we

place on engaging in the CITES process.

Substantive changes to CITES, such as adding

new species to the appendices or fundamental

reforms to its implementation, can have far

reaching impacts on trade in wood products.

However, because the CITES operating process

is relatively intricate – it covers trade in

wildlife (e.g. elephants, rhinoceroses, alligators)

in addition to trees and other plants – and is

administered by a Secretariat based in Geneva,

Switzerland, its importance may not be readily

apparent.

What Is CITES?

CITES is a United Nations convention, chartered

in 1975, whose aim is “to ensure that international

trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does

not threaten the survival of the species.” Parties

(countries) and observers (groups like IWPA) gather

periodically to review implementation activity

and discuss reports, data, and trends around international

trade in animals and plants, and products

therefrom, and take action on regulating that trade,

if necessary.

The Conference of the Parties is the most consequential

meeting of CITES and occurs about every

three years. There are also the Plants, Animals, and

Standing Committees, which meet roughly once

per year, and additional Working Groups that meet

in the intervening time. While the COP is where

the big decisions are made, the groundwork is laid

in the discussions of the Committees and Working

Groups.

Continued on page 24

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Continued on page 18

Michael Snow

By Michael Snow,

Executive Director

American Hardwood

Export Council

Sterling, VA

703-435-2900

www.ahec.org

American Red Oak And Space

Exploration Highlight

USA Pavilion At EXPO Dubai

On October 1, 2021, the USA Pavilion at EXPO 2020

Dubai welcomed guests after being postponed more

than a year. The first World Expo held in the Middle

East, Africa, and South Asia region, EXPO 2020 Dubai

brought “the greatest showcase of human

brilliance and achievement” from 192

countries through the end of March 2022.

The USA Pavilion’s theme – “Life,

Liberty and the Pursuit of the Future” –

celebrates the American people, ideas, and

contributions that have changed and improved

lives in the United States and around

the world. The Pavilion takes visitors on

a journey through the past, present, and future of U.S. innovation by featuring

iconic American inventions, individuals, and companies, all in a design space

highlighted by American Red Oak.

Designed by global architecture studio Woods Bagot and delivered by global

experience design firm Thinkwell Group, the USA Pavilion spans over 4,000

square meters and takes visitors on a journey celebrating the past, present, and

future of American innovation through eight exhibits featuring national artifacts,

such as Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of the Quran, a scaled replica of the

Statue of Liberty’s torch, a touchable lunar sample, and a model of the Mars

Opportunity Rover. There is also a signature multimedia presentation titled “The

Sky Is No Longer the Limit," while a full-scale replica of a SpaceX Falcon 9

rocket stands 42 meters tall just outside the Pavilion. A light show projected on

the exterior of the rocket allows the rocket to dramatically document the story of

America’s space exploration to “blast off” each night.

The USA Pavilion is not all high technology, however, and the design incorporates

standout elements in naturally finished solid American Red Oak, including

the interior main staircase, bench seating and features walk-through in the main

auditorium and exterior cladding surrounding the imposing main entrance.

Facilitated by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and donated and

installed by Dubai-based wood flooring specialists Lobo & Listone, the Red Oak

provides a natural, grounded counterpoint to the otherwise ultramodern design.

Over 250 square meters of Red Oak planks were donated by Lobo & Listone,

equating to a volume of approximately 6 cubic meters. Due to the size and rate

of growth of the Red Oak resource in the United States, it would take just 6.25

seconds for all the Red Oak used to be replaced in the U.S. hardwood forest

After a year's postponement, EXPO 2020 Dubai recently came to a close last month

and hosted a USA Pavilion facilitated by AHEC, which was titled "Life, Liberty and the

Pursuit of the Future." Red Oak is the wood species used in this massive pavilion, that

spans 4,000 square meters.

through natural regeneration. Furthermore, unless the Red Oak used is burnt or

decomposes, it will keep 6.4 metric tons of CO2 equivalent out of the atmosphere.

There were more American hardwoods in the USA Pavilion at EXPO 2020,

including engineered White Oak flooring in the giftshop and restaurant, also supplied

by Lobo & Listone, as well as American Black Walnut veneers in the rear

entrance lobby and throughout the bar and meeting rooms.

“Being a staunch promoter of sustainable living who supplies sustainably

sourced wood flooring products in the Middle East, I was delighted to accept

the invitation to provide wood flooring and allied works for the USA Pavilion at

EXPO 2020 Dubai. Their choice of American Red Oak for the purpose was brilliant,

especially as the unique properties of American Red Oak – hard and stable

when dry, and easy to finish and stain – made it ideal for the project. A task well

accomplished and widely appreciated, it was a project that we prided ourselves

in," commented Francis Lesly Lobo of Lobo & Listone.

According to AHEC Regional Director Roderick Wiles, “Of course it is

wonderful to see sustainable American hardwoods in the USA Pavilion – it just

makes sense – and I was particularly taken by the Red Oak cladding at the main

entrance, which is in stark contrast to the rest of the all-metal star-studded exterior.”

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Kendrick Forest Products:

Thriving And Growing Thanks To Team Effort

In 1983, Tim and Rhonda Kendrick could never

have imagined the level of growth their little sawmill

and logging operation would come to know. From

its humble origins of a small circle mill with 16

employees in Edgewood, Iowa, Kendrick, Inc. has

grown to include four sites and over 160 employees

across several brands shipping logs, lumber, and

Kendrick Home wood wall art across the globe.

The Kendricks have done it with a core of smart,

strong-willed locals dedicated to LEAN Manufacturing

principles and continuous improvement. The

Kendricks have empowered those teammates to

make good decisions on their behalf. This year, Kendrick,

Inc. took their game to another level.

Kendrick Forest Products (KFP) remains the

centerpiece of that family of brands. KFP is a vertically

integrated Hardwood processor focusing on

logging, sawing, and drying Walnut and White Oak

in addition to 10 other species that are abundant in

Eastern Iowa and Southwestern Wisconsin, (an area

known for quality Walnut and other hardwood species

grown in rich fertile ground providing consistent

color and texture). While growing their presence as

a respected producer of Walnut lumber over the past

38 years it became time to continue to invest in the

future of the company. This year KFP designed and

erected a 36,000-square-foot kiln-dried processing

facility (KD Plant) allowing them to more efficiently

plane, rip, and chop lumber and components parts.

The KD Plant includes a VisionTally system ensuring

KD customers are receiving exactly the footage

that is expected.

General Manager Greg Blomberg noted, “Everything

about the KD Plant will focus on enhancing

our lumber quality and continuing to solidify our

reputation in the industry as the go-to vendor for

Walnut, White Oak and Hickory.”

Quality is important to the KFP brand. KFP is

a Grade Certified Mill. The National Hardwood

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds visited the mill for a bill signing specifically for the wood products industry in Iowa.

Lumber Association (NHLA) site certification requires

inspection of their product by NHLA National

Inspectors on a regular basis to ensure their product

is within grade specifications.

In addition to the NHLA, KFP is active in the

Hardwood Manufacturers Association (HMA), Lake

States Lumber Association (LSLA), Wood Component

Manufacturers Association (WCMA), Indiana

Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA),

the American Walnut Manufacturers Association

(AWMA), and is a proponent and contributor of the

Real American Hardwood Coalition. KFP regularly

brings employees from all levels in the company

to association meetings and manufacturing tours to

continue to make new connections and gain further

knowledge from industry friends.

While many mills were paring back production

during the pandemic, KFP never skipped a beat. “We

truly operate as a team. We have a fantastic core that

is able to adapt to changing market conditions when

they come up,” stated Blomberg. “We are not so big

that we are forced to move slowly when changing

directions. We really are fortunate to have our camaraderie

on board; it is a credit to Tim and Rhonda

for instilling the team concept. No one from within

looks at this business as if they were the sole genius

to drive the growth; it has always been a team effort.

Consequently, we have terrific employee retention. I

feel like we are on a championship team that wants

to stay together and keep on winning championships

when perhaps we could individually do slightly better

on the free market but be unhappy doing it. The

good news is that our customers will enjoy the continuity

of our team and our cross-training efforts.”

This family business wasn’t satisfied with just

Continued on page 20

“We truly operate as a team. We have a fantastic

core that is able to adapt to changing market

conditions when they come up.”

– Greg Blomberg, General Manager, Kendrick Forest Products

Kendrick Forest Product’s corporate office and original plant are nestled

right on the edge of the picturesque community of Edgewood, Iowa.

Sales Managers Kirby

Kendrick (Logs) and

Matt Yest (Lumber) with

packages of Walnut and

White Oak.

The Kendricks offer guided headset tours to visitors interested in

learning about the important impacts hardwoods make to our economy

and environment.

A kiln-dried load of Walnut is pictured loaded on

curtain side trailer for domestic shipment.

General Manager Greg Blomberg at the Muscatine

mill, discussing the grades before the

trim saw with one of Kendrick’s eight NHLA

Inspector Training School graduates.

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Rehmeyer Wood Floors, located in Shrewsbury, PA, offers wood flooring in a variety

of domestic hardwoods and some imports. Rehmeyer’s custom wide plank flooring is

showcased here by an award-winning builder.

Rehmeyer Wood Floors:

Thinking Locally On A Global Scale

By Scott Dalton

Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania— To hear Brad Rehmeyer tell it, the history of

Rehmeyer Wood Floors, which is located here, actually begins with cabinets.

“I’m the founder, but I started some 30 years ago building cabinets and furniture

and it eventually evolved into making custom floors for people,” he said, noting

that the transition was not as strange as it might seem. “You see a lot of people

making custom kitchens, so why not custom flooring?”

So, in 1985, Rehmeyer bought a moulder and began to explore an idea: what if

there were a company that could become the go-to place for customized flooring;

a business that could help customers with the design element and help them find

other companies to supplement their building projects? By the early 2000s, that

concept had become a reality.

“I put in the latest automated equipment so we could be more productive,” he

said. “At the beginning we were primarily contract milling floors for other companies.

They would use us as a service. We would mill the flooring to their specs,

providing a value-added product.”

As the Rehmeyer Wood Floor line grew in popularity, the company built on its

original services, offering contract milling as well as finishing services. They also

began to offer a customized range of options so that companies can use Rehmeyer

products as a private label brand.

Rehmeyer stated that they prefer

to source wood domestically,

with lumber purchases totaling

200,000 board feet annually. They

buy White Oak, Hickory, some

un-steamed Walnut, and some

American Cherry, as well as the

other hardwoods, such as Red Oak

and Birch. Additionally, Rehmeyer

Wood Floors features some imported

lumber, such as Mahogany,

from various regions such as Central

America.

“The one thing about being

a custom manufacturer is

to keep pricing down and

create a good working

environment for the

employees. These machines

are here to help us craft the

wood and create the

product we desire; they are

a tool, but we still need

craftmanship and a

streamlined manufacturing

process.”

— Brad Rehmeyer,

Owner, Rehmeyer Wood Floors

“When I first started, we were

initially doing a lot of contract

flooring,” Rehmeyer recalled. “The

big thing then was low-grade, pallet-grade

material. The better material

was pulled out for flooring, due

to economics. There was a lot of

that being made. We are constantly

evolving with our suppliers to figure

out what is being made today and

how to create lumber on the front

end to create the best products.”

Although trends in flooring have

changed over the years, some things

have remained consistent. For example,

Reymeyer pointed out that

consumers have always wanted the

natural look of wood. At the same

Continued on page 21

By Sue Putnam

The economy is expected to

grow by almost 4 percent in 2022,

much higher than the 2.2 percent

rate over the past 20 years. But

significant risks to the economy

exist as well. Those were the

recent statements by Dan North,

Chief Economist of Euler Hermes

North America, during a webcast

panel discussion.

His overall presentation regarding

the U.S. economy was promising

and highlighted harbingers

of real strength while also delving

into challenging issues.

Let's take a deep dive into some

of these topics presented by North.

The government's stimulus

benefits and consumer spending:

North said the economy's key

driver is cash savings provided

by consumers and their ability to

spend (comprising fully 70 percent

of personal consumption). "Spend,

they did," North observed. "More

importantly, they still have plenty

to spend and the willingness to do

so."

In fact, personal consumption

expenditures at the time of this

webinar were up 26 percent since

May 2020 and up 11 percent from

pre-COVID. Consumer confidence

in the economy remains strong at

this time.

Manufacturing index and orders

for durable goods: New orders

for goods currently are rated

at 60.4, which is a strong economic

indicator, versus a historical

average of 55. Anything above 50

means expansion in the economy.

This means plenty of work is in

the pipeline as consumers turn

loose of cash, outpacing pre-CO-

VID years. In fact, back orders are

very high – in the top 4 percent of

all observations going all the way

back to World War II.

Also, North said ISM (Institute

of Supply Management) Services

data, which is another important

metric to follow, reports that 80

percent of the economy's backlog

of orders is high, in the top two

percent ever recorded. They rate

new orders at 61.5, again indicating

plenty of work in the pipeline

in the coming future.

Positive Treasury Yield Curve:

The economy is receiving strong

signals about its potential health

over the next year. The Treasury

Yield Curve is a harbinger of that

and it is in positive territory. North

explained the Treasury Yield

Curve is the difference between

the 10-year interest rate and the

three-month interest rate. North

presented data that showed in the

U.S. history how recovery has

followed downturns. For example,

1973-1974, the economy faltered

The Economy:

Harbingers Of Real Strength Exist,

But So Do Harbingers Of Risks

but a recovery followed. In 2008-2009, the Great Recession was followed

by a steady recovery.

Today, North said that signs point with "a great deal of confidence"

to a recovery post-COVID. The economy is in "very positive" territory,

remarked North. "We will have continued growth for the next three to

five quarters and the numbers create a very compelling chart of that

potential expansion."

Another leading indicator of economic growth, said North, is that

business formations "have skyrocketed" since COVID's onset in 2020.

Business application totals are up 44 percent from pre-COVID. That

equals more work in the pipeline, too.

JP Morgan Credit Card Tracker and Omicron: North noted consumer

stimulus spending can be credited with bringing the economy back

to life post-2020. What has occurred this year, though, shows the potential

impact of continued COVID variant impacts. The JP Morgan Credit

Card Tracker is a significant real-time barometer of the economy. As of

Continued on page 24

"The

economy is

still growing

and it's

going to be

a good year,

Dan North

but we see a

little bit of a slowdown because

of this Omicron risk.

COVID is still with us."

–Dan North, Chief Economist

of Euler Hermes North America

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AHEC MEETING PHOTOS - Continued from page 1

Since 1936

“Bringing You the Best Mother Nature

has to Offer Around the Globe!”

Chris Fouts and Will Donoho, Classic American Hardwoods Inc., Memphis, TN; Jon Siebrase,

Granite Valley Forest Products Inc., New London, WI; Chip Underwood, Thompson Appalachian

Hardwoods, Huntland, TN; David Alba, Classic American Hardwoods Inc.; and Anthony Hammond,

Roy Anderson Lumber Co. Inc., Tompkinsville, KY

Joe Benko and Joe Zona, Deer Park Lumber Inc., Tunkhannock, PA; David

Nelson, Mike Brandano and Steve Zambo, Ally Global Logistics LLC, Weymouth,

MA

Cants being sawn into lumber at the resaw

One of three band mills

Lewis Reed, AHC Hardwood Group, Clarksville,

TN; Terry Miller, Import/Export Wood Purchasing

News, Memphis, TN; and Mark Herskind, Baillie

Lumber Co., Hamburg, NY

Tim Pleimann, Farrow Lumber Company, Cairo, IL; Curtis Struyk, TMX Shipping

Co. Inc., Morehead City, NC; Steve Bruggeman, Bruggeman Lumber

Inc., Sand Springs, IA; Henry Hershberger, American Eagle Hardwoods Ltd.,

Beach City, OH; and Jessica Tilton and C. J. Struyk, TMX Shipping Co. Inc.

Rob Kukowski, Kamps Hardwoods Inc.,

Dutton, MI; Kenneth Lynn, Anderson Wood

Products Company, Louisville, KY; and

Tyler Kamps, Kamps Hardwoods Inc.

Dry Kilns

Walnut Steamer

Bobby Atkinson, Somerset Wood Products, Somerset, KY;

Sawyer White and Lee White, Harold White Lumber Inc., Morehead,

KY; and George Crawford, Somerset Wood Products

Michael Snow, AHEC, Sterling, VA; Bruce Horner,

Abenaki Timber Corp., Kingston, NH; and Scott

Seyler, Northland Forest Products Inc., Kingston,

NH

Peter Lovett, King City Forwarding USA Inc., Montreal, QC;

Jean-Francois Audet, Primewood, Drummondville, QC; Hud

Caldwell, The Rossi Group, Scottdale, PA; and Lloyd Lovett,

King City Forwarding USA Inc., Pittsfield, MA

Material

Handling System

Warehouses

Tony Pescaglia, MO PAC Lumber Company,

Fayette, MO; Tyler Kamps, Kamps Hardwoods

Inc., Dutton, MI; and Vic Boeding,

Bruggeman Lumber Inc., Hopkinton, IA

Kelly Hostetter, Robinson Lumber Company,

New Orleans, LA; Jesper Bach, Baillie Lumber

Co., Hamburg, NY; and Scott Lilley, The

Rossi Group, Cromwell, CT

Chip Underwood, Thompson Appalachian

Hardwoods, Huntland, TN; and John Stevenson

and Ryan Collins, Beasley Forest

Products, Hazlehurst, GA

Nate Jones, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales

Inc., Union City, PA; Dean Miller, AHC

Hardwood Group, Cleveland, GA; and Bo

Hammond, Collins Hardwood, Kane, PA

S382 Newman Planer

Loading a Container for Export

Greg Ochs, Hickman Lumber Co. Inc., Emlenton, PA;

George Bach, East Ohio Lumber Co., Salineville, OH;

Scott Holley, Northwest Hardwoods Inc., Beachwood,

OH; and Travis Bach, East Ohio Lumber Co.

Dave Whitten, Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc., Kreamer,

PA; Hud Caldwell, The Rossi Group, Scottdale, PA; and

Kevin Smith and Burt Craig, Matson Lumber Company,

Brookville, PA

Mike Ferguson, Tropical Forest Products, Mississauga,

ON; Kellee Griffith, Cardin Forest Products LLC, South

Pittsburg, TN; and Tony and Bucky Pescaglia, MO PAC

Lumber Company, Fayette, MO

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AHEC MEETING PHOTOS - Continued from page 8

Richard Wilkerson and Geoff Henderson, Anderson-Tully

Lumber Co., Vicksburg, MS; Jane Durst, Northland

Forest Products Inc., Kingston, NH; and Matt Yest, Kendrick

Forest Products Inc., Edgewood, IA

Tom Eichler, Baillie Lumber Co., Hamburg, NY; Anita Howard,

Superior Hardwoods, Montezuma, IN; and Vince

Catarella and Mark Herskind, Baillie Lumber Co., Hamburg,

NY

Jim Higgins, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Bob Pope, SII

Dry Kilns, Montpelier, VT; Sean Kaczynski and Bill Baker,

Wheeland Lumber Co. Inc., Liberty, PA; and Brian Turlington,

SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC

Terry Miller, Import/Export Wood Purchasing News,

Memphis, TN; Troy Jamieson, Somerset Wood Products,

Somerset, KY; and Wesley Robinson, Robinson Lumber

Company, New Orleans, LA

Mike Mallin, Midwest Hardwood Company, Maple Grove,

MN; Joseph Draper, Clark Lumber Company Inc., Red

Boiling Springs, TN; Dean Alanko, Allegheny Wood Products

Inc., Petersburg, WV; and Brandon Clark, Clark

Lumber Company Inc.

Don Barton, Northwest Hardwoods Inc., Portland, OR;

Pete Lang, Cherokee Wood Products Inc., Upland,

CA; and Ed Armbruster, Northwest Hardwoods Inc.,

Beachwood, OH

NAHB/IBS MEETING PHOTOS - Continued from page 1

Marco Manchego, Nova USA Wood Products LLC, San

Diego, CA; Keaton Smith and Naomi Comstock, Nova

USA Wood Products LLC, Portland, OR

Tracy Weber, Dustin Stevens and Cathy Freund, Sunlighten

Saunas Inc., Kansas City, MO

Dan Puertas and Mark Casper, Hallmark Floors Inc., Ontario,

CA

Eric Lanel, GWP Inc. Advertising, Montclair, NJ; and Jonnie

Hanks, Arauco North America, Atlanta, GA

Chuy Hernandez, Jesus Hernandez-Jimenez Hernandez

Carpentry Inc., Louisville, NC; Brenda J. Toscano, Organizing

Help by BJ, Trinity, NC; Olimpia and Adrian Dunca,

Exclusive European Wood LLC, Edgewood, MD

Monika Platewicz, POL-KRES EDWOOD Daniel Tomaszuk,

Biala Podlaska, Poland; and Koray Ozcan, TAN-

TIMBER, Istanbul, Turkey

John Schutt and Stephen Perkins, The Wood Cellar Ltd.,

Melbourne, FL

Jose Hernandez, Acemar Wood Products LLC, Tampa

Bay, FL

Robert Cass and Carla Loper, Kessick Wine Storage Systems,

Greenville, SC

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Biden Administration Issues

Business Advisory On Doing

Business In Myanmar

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives and the Departments of State,

Commerce, Labor, Treasury, and Homeland Security released a new Business

Advisory recently entitled "Risks and Considerations for Businesses and Individuals

with Exposure to Entities Responsible for Undermining Democratic

Processes, Facilitating Corruption, and Committing Human Rights Abuses in

Burma (Myanmar)."

The advisory warns, as reported by the International Wood Products Association,

“Businesses and individuals with potential exposure to, or involvement in

operations or supply chains tied to the military regime that do not conduct appropriate

due diligence run the risk of engaging in conduct that may expose them

to significant reputational, financial, and legal risks, including violations of U.S.

anti-money laundering laws and sanctions.”

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The business advisory highlights concerns for businesses operating in or

connected to Myanmar, including state owned enterprises (“SOEs”) benefitting

the military, such as the Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE). SOEs play a dominant

role in the oil and gas, mining, postal, energy, and transportation and logistics

sectors and are responsible for generating about half of the military regime

revenue and spending, and half of the regime budget. In addition to supporting

the military regime, the advisory warns many SOEs are subject to allegations

of corruption, child and forced labor, surveillance, and other human and labor

rights abuses. Military regime leadership as well as several SOEs are subject

to OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) sanctions under Executive Order

(“E.O.”) 14014 - Blocking Property With Respect to the Situation in Burma that

was issued on February 10, 2021 in response to the military coup. Businesses and

individuals involved in dealings with SOEs in Myanmar should conduct appropriate

due diligence to ensure they are not furthering corruption within Burma,

supporting child or forced labor, or contributing to arbitrary or unlawful surveillance

practices, or any other serious human rights abuses.

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Lake States

Lumber providers in the Lake States report that the hardwood lumber markets

there are good.

“Everything’s pretty good,” stated a lumberman in Wisconsin. “The hardwoods

we deal with are all moving as fast as I can produce it and/or dry it. The

exception is Select and Better Cherry, which is kind of a dog.”

The market for him is “as good” as it was six months earlier, he stated. He

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

and Aspen. His best sellers are the Maples, Basswood, Aspen and White Oak. He

offers all grades, mostly in 4/4.

He sells his lumber more to end users, but also to distribution yards. “My

customers’ sales are fantastic, and they would have more sales if they could get

more employees,” he remarked.

Domestically, transportation isn’t a problem, he said. However, export containers

are hard to come by. Regarding personnel, he said, “We’re getting by, but

we could use more employees if we could find them.”

At a Michigan sawmill, a source said their company is “quite busy in general,

especially busy bringing in logs. Production is good; shipments are good. However,

most species are hand-to-mouth. On the bright side, the ground is frozen but

there’s not a lot of snow on the ground, which is excellent for logging.”

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Compared to six months back, he stated, his market “seems like it’s a little

better.”

He handles Hard and Soft Maple, Red and White Oak, Hickory, Cherry, Walnut,

Basswood and a little bit of Poplar. Hard and Soft Maple and White Oak, in

all grades, are his best sellers.

His customers are divided 50-50 between distribution yards and end users.

“Everybody I talk to says they’re busy. Sales are good. Everybody says the

same thing: the workforce and transportation are problems. The availability of

transportation is OK, but the costs are up. Also, finding employees is the biggest

challenge people are facing.”

An Indiana lumber provider stated, “I’d say the market is strong. Everything

seems pretty solid. Logs are good. Kiln-dried lumber is moving. The only dog we

have right now is Cherry, but it’s trickling out of here.”

Compared to several months earlier, he remarked, “It’s pretty similar. If trucks

would start showing up, we’d be better off.”

He provides Red and White Oak, Walnut, Hard and Soft Maple, Cherry, Hickory,

Basswood, Ash and Gray Elm, with most species in 4/4 through 8/4 and

some 10/4 to 16/4, and in grades No. 2 Common and Better.

“Distribution yards are our big customers, but we also sell to end users,” he

remarked. “From what I hear they are doing pretty well.

“I’d say transportation is probably

what is hurting us the most,

getting trucks in and getting lumber

out of here. As long as trucks

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Northeast

Hardwood lumber representatives

in the Northeast report that

the market is doing well, although

supply chain issues are still front

and center for most.

“The supply chain cycle is

upside down right now,” stated the

president and director of sales of

one Pennsylvania lumber yard that

sells to end use manufacturers. “I

think we’ve got over 40 containers

just waiting to be exported overseas.

From what I’ve been told, it

would work itself out in the end of

the second quarter or third quarter

but I’m talking to people now who

say it may be until 2023 sometime.

And we’re only in the beginning of

2022.”

He also noted that there is an

unsatisfied demand currently due

to lack of supply and difficulty

bringing in any goods from overseas.

“Our clients are using a lot of

domestic lumber” he said, “when

they’re needing component parts

and extra items, they can’t get it

from overseas, so they’re having to

buy more domestic wood products

rather than buying foreign woods.”

Specifically, his company carries

Cherry, Red and White Oak, Hard

and Soft Maple, Hickory, Yellow

Birch, Beech, Ash, Poplar, Red

Elm and Walnut in thicknesses ranging

from 3/4 to 10/4, Framestock

through FAS grade.

One purchasing executive for

a New York distribution yard

specializing in exports of Red

Oak summarized the situation like

this: “Logs are plentiful, lumber

is plentiful, trucking is short and

containers are a mess. Everybody’s

in the same boat.”

Another source in hardwood

sales in Pennsylvania reiterated, “Trucking is a bear, the prices are higher to get

things moved. It’s a big factor.”

Despite pervasive challenges with labor shortages and transportation for the

lumber industry and supply chain, particularly relating to exports, sources are optimistic

about the market leveling off and continuing to stabilize itself. Hardwood

is still in high demand, even as prices have increased, and customers are still

ordering despite backstock issues delaying the process.

Sources agree that the market is similar to what it was six months ago, although

it seems to be on a path toward correcting itself. “[The market] ran in

spurts six months ago and seemed hotter and more rapid, but now it has calmed

down I think,” noted one Pennsylvania sales manager. “What we experienced

back then seems like it has become more steady right now.” Her company sells

Red and White Oak in 5/4 and 4/4 thicknesses, as well as Basswood, Poplar,

Birch, Ash, Walnut, Hickory, Hard Maple and Soft Maple in 4/4 thicknesses.

As for which species are selling best, one source stated, “The Maples have

been doing very well. Poplar continues to do well, too. Hickory has been doing

good. We’ve seen some more interest in Cherry here lately, which is encouraging.

Red Oak is just a staple item but I think there’s a lot of potential for Red Oak and

Cherry, as well.”

Pricing continues to show fluctuation as the market is adjusting to economic

instability due to various issues such as supply chain disruptions. “Prices have

been up but there is pressure on Red Oak right now,” noted a sales representative

for a Pennsylvania sawmill in which 60 percent of their production is White Oak

and Red Oak. “White Oak is moving well and there’s some pressure on Poplar

but it’s still moving well.”

Another sales representative for a Massachusetts lumber distributer noted that

they are also looking for pricing to level off and become more stable. “It’s very

up and down right now,” he stated. While the company carries Walnut (Superior

FAS) and Red Oak (FAS), he echoed other sources stating that White Oak is still

their top seller. There is also an uptick in sales of Cherries, according to multiple

hardwood sales and purchasing representatives interviewed. Poplar and Maple

are also doing well.

As for market fluctuations and challenges for hardwood end-users, sources

note that the companies they sell to are doing well and learning to adjust to

changes that are occurring. “I think we’re going to continue to see a lot of things

that aren’t going to make sense for a while and that’s the normal,” one source

says. “There’s just so many inconsistencies right now and everyone is just trying

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Hardwood lumber sales in the Southeast remain strong, with some seeing the

markedly increased pricing of the last few years starting to level off. However,

supply chain challenges remain for most, as the industry adjusts to finding normalcy

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According to one sales manager for a distribution yard located in Tennessee,

finding customers isn’t the problem. Rather, physically getting the lumber to be

sold is where many are struggling. “For right now, it appears every time we get

a load of almost anything, we can sell it,” he stated. “Getting the load is the hard

part.”

As the supply chain struggles to find some stability amid worker shortages

and COVID- related restrictions, lumber representatives are dealing with 2022’s

increased costs and difficulties associated with transportation, including trucking.

“You can get trucks,” he said, “but trucking is much more expensive than it used

to be and it’s problematic depending on where you’re trying to go.

“I think everyone has got the same story,” he added. “You don’t have enough

people to get your production out, but for the most part, when we get a load,

it’s sold.” Also, since his company exports some of their lumber, he noted that

“containers are a pain. It’s just a mess, a complete mess.”

However, for his company specifically, sales numbers reflect a continuing

demand for Hardwood flooring, despite supply chain delays. “Flooring is a big

one,” he said, “because that’s obviously half of the material, usually with No.

2 Common, and the flooring markets still appear to be good. They’re slowing

down maybe some, and for the Face White Oak, what we’re hearing from our export

[sources] is that the Europeans are starting to back off a little because they’re

worried the price is going to fall. So that’s where that’s coming from.”

A lumber sales representative who works for a lumber supplier in Virginia

notes that they are likewise feeling the strain of export hassle. Her company

sells exports of Red and White Oak, Poplar and Walnut, 4/4 through 10/4, No.

3 Common and Better. “White Oak and Walnut are selling best,” she said, “but

container shipments are backed up.”

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duction in Face Red and White Oak. Added to that, he has noticed that Poplar in

Nos. 1 and 2 Common are coming down a little bit in price. “That could just be

that there’s enough supply on the market and people aren’t bidding the price up,”

he said, “because that’s what we were seeing last year, all year long.”

The bulk of his company’s sales are in Red and White Oak, Poplar and Hickory.

“White Oak, Red Oak, anytime I get a load, I can sell it,” he continued.

“The exception is Face White Oak – it’s starting to get a little sluggish. But in the

1s and 2s, as soon as I get a load, it’s gone.”

Another purchaser from a North Carolina sawmill is optimistic about the

pricing and supply chain challenges moving forward. “Transportation is a killer

but it has eased up a little bit,” he said. “At one time, the cost was astronomical

per mile, but that has come down and trucks are a little bit more available.” His

company sells Red and White Oak, Poplar, Ash and Cypress in all grades to FAS.

Among those species and grades, he notes that White Oak sells best by far, while

Red Oak is weakest.

“I don’t believe it’s quite as good as it was six months ago,” he noted, “but

there’s two ways to look at it. You look at what you ship or the volume of money

that’s coming back in—six months ago, the money was rockin’.” n

West Coast

The hardwood markets on the West Coast are good with the exceptions that

one source saw his sales cooling down (even though sales were positive) and

another said his sales were slow.

“The market is still solid,” said a lumber provider in California. “It’s just

about the same as it was a few months ago. People give you an inquiry, and they

might not get back to you right away. But when they get the order, they call you

back. Sometimes it’s two weeks; sometimes it’s a month or more. Whoever has

the lumber is going to get the order. We’re picking up orders on a regular basis

because of that.”

He provides uppers in No. 1 and No. 2 in Walnut, Hickory and White Oak. His

best seller is White Oak.

His customers include flooring manufacturers, designers and retail lumberyards.

His customers’ sales seem to be fine, he said, “but you have to work

a little more to get the orders.” He has to work harder to get orders from his

customers, and his customers also have to work harder to get orders from their

customers.

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As for transportation, he said, “It takes longer to get shipments from the sawmill.

But locally once the product gets here, shipping it is not a problem.”

In another part of California, a provider of specialty Walnut (Claro Walnut)

remarked that his sales of Walnut slabs and lumber have been slow. That has

been the case for a year and a half, he commented. He also sells gun stocks to

gun manufacturers and that market, he said, is “steady.”

He sells Claro Walnut, which is a specialty product that is highly figured and

attractive, to furniture makers and hobbyists. “It’s been the same for the past two

years,” he said of his sales. “It’s been slow.” He pointed out that the Claro Walnut

lumber is used for anything from mantles to shelving to cabinets.

In addition to Claro Walnut, he sells Sycamore and Redwood.

“Transportation is absolutely no problem for us,” he stated. “We’ve got a good

company that we deal with.”

In Oregon, a lumber source commented, “The market is good. However, it’s

slowing due to the fact that so many builders aren’t able to complete their homes.

Windows and garage doors are hard to come by. You can’t get the permit until

you’ve got a garage door. It’s been frustrating for the cabinet manufacturers because

they haven’t been able to deliver completed cabinets to the job sites.”

The market is about the same as it was several months earlier, he stated.

His most popular species are White Oak, Walnut and Poplar. “Walnut and

White Oak are high value products,” he stated. “We carry only Select and Better

in them.

“The market is protecting margin, which it should,” he said. “Unreasonably

low prices are not sustainable, although some companies charge low prices.

“I’m concerned about mortgage rates,” he added. “What percentage of the

buyers do you take out with every incremental increase – half a point. What does

that do to a lot of people?”

His customers include cabinet manufacturers, general architectural companies,

retail, flooring professionals and fixture companies.

“Attracting new employees is tough, he remarked. “I can also state that a number

of our suppliers have the same problem. Shipping from the mills in the upper

Midwest and the East Coast has been difficult because of the container shortages.

Also, freight is still expensive and not moving the way it should.”

Also in Oregon, a provider of Walnut, White Oak and Maple in the higher

grades said the market was “very, very strong.” It was about the same as it was a

few months ago, he added.

Continued on page 17

Business Trends U.S.A.

He sells mostly to manufacturers of furniture and interior millwork.

Transportation, as it is for most companies, is “absolutely horrible,” he remarked.

“We’re able to find trucks, but they’re twice the price.”

A Washington State wholesaler stated, “The market is pretty good. People are

buying. The market seems to be fine right now, but it has cooled off a little bit

since last year.”

Compared to a few months ago, he said, the market is “about the same. It

hasn’t gone up or down; it’s pretty steady.”

He offers Hard and Soft Maple, Poplar, Red and White Oak and Alder in all

grades. Also, he sells some Yellow Birch and Basswood but, he noted, they are

hard to find.

He sells lumber to distribution yards, end users and mills. Most of his customers’

sales are good, but certain species are hard to come by. Nevertheless,

“Their business seems to not be slowing down at all,” he noted.

“Transportation is a real problem, just finding trucks,” he commented. “Even if

you’re willing to pay more, it doesn’t make a difference. The availability is either

there or not; that’s the hard part.” Regarding the railroads, he observed, “If it’s intermodal

in the States, it’s OK. Prices have definitely jumped by a big factor. But

because you can get dates and bookings it’s easier than searching for a truck all

the time. At least you can get a date. It may be a couple of weeks out, but you’ve

got it covered.” n

Who’s Who - Jeppson - Continued from page 2

Harvard University with a Master’s in Business Administration, Jeppson spent the

majority of his career in the plastics and chemicals industry with Dow Chemical

and Shell Chemical. Since joining the hardwood industry in January 2019

Jeppson has been actively working to promote the industry and is currently on

the board of directors for the Hardwood Federation. Outside of work he and his

wife spend most of their free time involved in various activities with their four

children. Jeppson previously served as a member of the board of directors for

Houston Habitat for Humanity.

To learn more, go to www.northwesthardwoods.com. n

Ontario

Canadian Trends

Weather at the start of this year was perfect for logging conditions due to the

cold and limited snow, noted some contacts. Log decks are still low, however,

because of labor shortages. It was reported there was an actual decrease this

year in mill output during the first quarter. The same was being felt south of

the border as recently as February. With housing demand remaining strong, the

hardwood demand also continues to be strong on the markets. This is especially

true for flooring, cabinets, furniture and mouldings and millwork sectors as it is

driving prices higher for many green and kiln-dried species of various grades and

thicknesses. Businesses are also seeking pallet and railroad ties stocks, as well for

board road supplies.

Ash sales are good, noted contacts, for domestic and international markets, but

kiln-dried inventories are thin, with prices firm to being higher, reported contacts.

Sawmills and wholesalers are easily shipping green production, and concentration

yards and secondary manufacturers are trying to increase their supplies, which

hardly meet demand.

Basswood production is also low for this species, which is generally used to

carry business inventories into summer. Many mills are processing Maple and

not producing Basswood and other lower valued species, which means green

Basswood is not meeting buyers’ needs, particularly for the upper grades. Kilndried

Basswood markets are strong due to this species being substituted for more

expensive ones when possible. Demand is outpacing supply, and prices are rising

as a result.

With a strong housing market, secondary manufacturers are using Beech to

reduce their raw material costs and as an alternate to other higher priced items.

Some contacts noted shortages of plywood, MDF, and HDF, pushing some secondary

manufacturers to use lower cost species, like Beech, instead of sheet stock.

As with Beech, Birch is also being used as a substitute here, and in the U.S.

border states, for Hard and Soft Maple because of the cost difference. Birch supplies

are tight and prices are firm. Kiln-dried inventories are low as well.

Hard Maple is in great demand both in Canada and in the U.S. Due to the

shortage of skilled labor, log receipts at some sawmills are limited. Most grades

and thicknesses are seeing a shortage for green stocks, and thus prices are rising.

Demand is also strong for kiln-dried Hard Maple.

Continued on page 18

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Canadian Trends -Continued from page 17

Ontario

With the price difference between Hard and Soft Maple, contacts noted that

they are using more Soft Maple. Sales are good, with demand steady to strong

and markets seeing additional green supplies. Supply has not caught up to buyers’

needs yet. Kiln-dried inventories are low relative to demand.

As renovation and remodelling spending is at an all-time high, Red Oak demand

has increased. Wholesalers are rebuilding their inventories now. Kiln-dried

inventories are at manageable levels with prices steady. Demand is meeting developing

green stock production. It was noted there was some price softening for the

upper grades. As for White Oak, production is limited, with low output and steady

demand keeping prices steady.

According to data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), home

prices jumped in January 2022 from December 2021 (the latest data available

as of this writing) to a new record, as demand continued to rise as new listings

plunged over winter. The national average selling price hit a new high at

C$748,450 ($588,589) in January, up 4.9 percent on the month and 21 percent

higher from a year earlier.

CREA’s home price index also posted record month-over-month and year-overyear

gains, up 2.9 percent and 28 percent respectively. Sales were up 1 percent

on the month, while new listings plunged 11 percent, driven by a sharp decline in

Toronto.

Canadian housing starts, meanwhile, fell 3 percent in January from December

last year as a decline in multiple-urban starts outweighed a gain in single-detached

urban starts, separate data showed.

The seasonally adjusted annualized rate of housing starts dropped to 230,754

units in January, below analyst expectations of 245,000 and down from a revised

238,405 units in December, showed Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

data. Although it is the slowest pace of building since October 2020, it remains

above the trend seen pre-pandemic.

According to data published, the Canadian housing sector has been resilient

throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Markets from coast to coast have seen unprecedented

growth in sales activity and home valuations alike. Growth has been

consistent across virtually every segment of the market, with urban condominiums

bouncing back after experiencing a lull in 2020, to the spike in single-detached

activity in suburban and rural communities.

The question on people’s mind is: can the Canadian real estate market sustain

this momentum? With talk of the Bank of Canada raising interest rates this year

and the federal government tightening mortgage lending standards, the market

might start to ease.

Although borrowing costs may be on the rise, one significant factor is the

historically low housing supply. Investors became more active with the Canadian

real estate market over the last several months.

When addressing the Ontario Securities Commission, the Bank of Canada

deputy governor noted that a “sudden influx” of investors supported the rapid

price gains in 2021. Data from the central bank noted that investors and repeat

homebuyers represented a bigger share of the market than first-time homebuyers

last year.

The Bank’s analysis finds that many Canadians are buying homes as investment

properties, and the importance of this phenomenon has grown. For example, in a

report on the Ontario housing market, investors account for more than a quarter of

the province’s homebuyers, lifting prices even higher, especially in Toronto. This

was unheard of five to 10 years ago, when investors made up a relatively minor

segment of the sector. So long as inventory levels continue to shrink, this could be

the norm moving forward.

If rates go up, industry observers and financial experts claim that a rising rate

environment generally deters investors because higher rates would potentially

decelerate price growth and possibly lower valuations, sending investors into

safer bet assets. But until the central bank raises rates to where they were before

the pandemic, investors could continue competing with first-time homebuyers for

scarce supply, and successfully outbid them for these residential properties. This

forces people to the upper limit of their affordability, and they may not buy in the

end as too pricey for them.

According to RE/MAX’s 2022 Canadian Housing Market Outlook Report, average

residential real estate prices are expected to increase 9.2 percent nationwide

this year. According to a survey conducted on RE/MAX’s behalf, nearly half of

Canadians still think buying a home is the best investment decision you can make

today.

Everyone is watching the central bank’s upcoming policy meetings to see what

will happen on the interest rate front. But available housing will continue to be the

focus of those who can afford to be in the market.

Should rates go up as well as housing prices, this may cause a slowdown in

home sales, thus reducing spending directed to the hardwood industry, as consumers

may buy the home, but not be able to spend on new furnishings, upgrades or

renovations upon moving in, as is often the case when home buying. n

Quebec

It’s been a busy winter season, and contacts were in a more optimistic and positive

state of mind in the hopes that 2022 will be a better year for them and that the

Omicron virus will abate as infection numbers continue to decline. Ontario and

Quebec announced eases to restrictions for businesses and restaurants in mid-February

and for early March, which are hoped will reactivate some of the economy,

where people can return to a more normal life.

With the past year seeing many challenges, the industry remains optimistic despite

everything they’ve been through. Their outlook is one that sees an untapped

potential in sustainable forest management and forest products in terms of climate

solutions with a focus on economic growth to bring green economic benefits. The

ongoing labor shortage and finding skilled workers for the communities that are

forestry-driven will continue to be critical.

Some contacts reported business as good, although scarcities of materials, price

hikes and supply chain delays are a challenge. The same was said by businesses in

the U.S. border states. Domestic and international demand are decent, but shortages

are felt for Hard and Soft Maple, Birch and other Whitewoods.

Some contacts noted that Ash demand was solid with limited availability.

Components manufacturers are purchasing good quantities as are other end users.

Exports to China had abated somewhat, but were noted as increasing to some

small and mid-sized markets. Prices are seen as rising.

With strong home construction and remodeling activity, Basswood is selling

well to producers, wholesalers and moulding plants. There is also interest from

other markets that are seeking more Whitewoods. It was noted that prices for

green Basswood varied, according to areas contacted as in the Appalachian Region.

As U.S. and Canadian markets are strong for tight-grained woods and painted

finishes, Birch business is brisk, and demand is lagging due to supply strains.

Cherry demand, on the other hand, is noted as relatively slow. However, sales

vary by area contacted depending on customer preferences for finished goods.

The regionally important species, Hard Maple, continues to be vibrant with supplies

insufficient to meet demand for most grades, thicknesses and color selection.

This is resulting in higher prices for this species.

Soft Maple is also seeing high activity at sawmills, kiln-drying operations and

distribution yards. These businesses report they can’t keep it stocked, material

being sold before it is even made available. As a result, prices are ticking higher,

as are prices for most grades and species.

Furniture manufacturers, moulding and millworkers and cabinet manufacturers

are maintaining a high level of demand for Poplar. Exports, noted contacts,

had improved somewhat, especially to Vietnam. The furniture industry reported

a strong demand for finished goods. They added they are struggling to purchase

raw materials and components due to supply chain delays and availability of these

components.

The flooring, cabinet, millwork and mouldings manufacturers are keeping busy,

ordering Hickory. This species is seeing a rise in demand from all areas of the

industry. The same is said for Red and White Oak production and sales. Flooring

and truck trailer manufacturers are steadily purchasing these species. Flooring

manufacturers were noted as buying more White Oak than Red Oak at this time.

Walnut has also been selling well, and it was reported that green Walnut had

been selling well for the past 18 months. As a result there has been increased production,

with prices responding accordingly. Kiln-dried Walnut is readily available,

and depending on the area contacted, exceeding needs.

Some cabinet manufacturers noted that design trends for 2022 were focused

on “health, sustainable quality and a touch of country charm." This means using

warm-toned woods, such as Maple and Cherry, for cabinets and accents for kitchens.

Consumers are moving towards a more contemporary look merging refined

thin rails – rustic-style pulls on wood cabinets that are white or light-toned wood

– rather than the starker, sleeker modern designs of the past several years. Other

items selected are ones that seek to bring the outdoors in, embraces warmth, texture,

and natural materials, such as live edge wood, weathered stone, and brushed

or metal finishes, rather than overly polished or manufactured materials. With the

ongoing pandemic, people are seeking more comfortable and relaxing rooms as

they are living where they also work. No one can say if a return to work for most

will happen once the pandemic is over, or if this work-from-home trend will be

the new way of life. n

Who’s Who - LaSon - Continued from page 2

Council, Canadian Hardwood Bureau, and Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club.

He began his forest products career at Clear Lake Lumber as a salesman, then

moved into management while continuing to sell. LaSon has worked for The

Rossi Group for 11 years. He is current president of the Penn-York Lumbermen’s

Club and former HDA president.

In his spare time, LaSon enjoys fishing, riding motorcycles, watching the

Pittsburgh Steelers and coaching boy’s lacrosse. He and his wife of 15 years,

Destiny, have two daughters and two sons: Bailey, Khloe, Preslea and Oskar.

Details are available at www.rossigroup.net. n

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KENDRICK FOREST PRODUCTS – Continued from page 4

doing it better, they are also on a growth path. KFP

recently acquired an additional sawmill in Muscatine,

Iowa and a dry kiln facility in Vinton, Iowa.

With the addition of these plants, KFP will be sawing

over 15 million board feet per year and drying over

8 million board feet per year. Lumber Sales Manager

Matt Yest welcomes the challenge to move more

product, stating, “Our customers have been asking us

for additional material and this year’s capital improvements

and acquisitions will make it all possible.

The added mill and kilns will especially increase the

availability of our kiln-dried products in winter months.

This will greatly improve our customer’s ability

to count on us year-round.” Matt is the immediate

past president of the AWMA and is currently serving

on the Executive Committee.

KFP produces 4/4 through 8/4 thicknesses in

Walnut. Other species are predominantly cut at 4/4

and 5/4. In addition to grade lumber, KFP produces

railroad ties, pallet cants, and pallet grade lumber.

The company offers lumber in the rough or hit or

miss, surfaced through one of their two Newman

282 Planers. KFP ships lumber and veneer logs via

flatbed truck, container, and rail boxcar to customers

throughout the United States and to over 20 countries

around the world. Kendrick’s lumber ships to distribution

yards as well as end users and offers both full

and mixed loads.

With the next generation of Kendricks assuming

more leadership in the business it was important

that Kendrick’s mills are in regions with a strong

and sustainable timber supply. Kirby Kendrick said,

“I’m hoping we are able to continue to serve our

customers for generations to come with this amazing

resource that’s grown in our region. There is more

timber in our region today than 50 years ago. We are

here for the long haul.” Kirby means it when he says

that, too. He is a true leader in the field serving as

a board member of the Lake States Lumber Association

and Hardwood Manufacturers Association,

a member of the Edgewood City Council, and a

volunteer firefighter. Additionally, he was recognized

by Woodworking Network Magazine as one of their

“40 Under 40” leadership group in 2019. He and his

three sisters plan to continue to grow Kendrick, Inc.

as their generation takes control of the business.

Owner and Vice President, Rhonda Kendrick, has

long been a trail blazer and leader in the industry.

She said it best, “We are so proud of our team. If

we just put our minds to it, I know our team can do

anything.” The Kendricks have indeed put their mind

to growth and improvement.

“Our staff is continually looking for ways to

reduce waste and utilize more of the log, that’s how

the Kendrick Home wood wall art came to be. The

Edgewood facility uses the co-product of the log in

several ways. Dust is turned into energy in our wood

waste boiler with an integrated biomass turbine. We

colorize and bag mulch sold though big box stores.

Our major growth points came when we leveraged

our capabilities at times where things looked more

difficult than ever, we try to turn negatives into a positive,”

stated Kendrick. It appears each growth spurt

this company has achieved has been a result of fulfilling

a need of customers and in having the ability

to quickly react to changing market demands. “Our

organizational chart is relatively flat which makes

it easier for us to react and make changes quickly,"

stated Kendrick.

Owner and President, Tim Kendrick, has followed

in his father’s footsteps when Tim purchased the

closed milling operation in 1983. Tim’s mentor was

his father, Don Kendrick Sr., who was a leader and a

fascinating teacher that shared his love of the timber,

logs, and milling with Tim who has now shared

that with his son, Kirby. “Buying the logs, sawing,

grading, and selling the lumber are all key to the

successful operation of any mill, we keep a close eye

on those areas and make sure our team understands

their importance,” stated Kendrick.

There is an abundance of generational growth in

the lumber industry and Kendrick Forest Products

is certainly setting themselves up for future generations.

n

Learn more at www.kfpiowa.com.

The addition of the mill in Muscatine, Iowa provides a

great location for production of White Oak, Walnut and

Soft Maple.

In the Walnut veneer yard, veneer logs are laid out and

inspected before shipping to veneer mills.

REYMEYER WOOD FLOORS – Continued from page 6

time, customers have become far more sophisticated

in terms of their tastes, due in no small part to the

internet.

“We all used to look at TV to see what was out

there,” he said. “Now, such a wide variety of people

are looking on the internet. The consumer is far more

educated than in the past.”

Consumers are also more acutely aware of where

their products come from, and many are looking for

sustainable approaches and eco-friendly products.

Rehmeyer said he sees such awareness as an opportunity.

Surface texturing at Rehmeyer Wood Floors is

accomplished by a Trivec Sawmark and Brushing

machine.

“If our manufacturers capitalize on that, I think we

can all survive and consumers will get a better product,

a natural wood product,” he said, noting that

Rehmeyer Wood Floors prides itself on sourcing

natural products whenever possible. “Even our finishes

are all natural. We use hardwax oils from Vestings

of Holland; it is harder than lacquer, dries with

LED technology, and is safe during manufacturing

as well as in the home. We as manufacturers want to

do a good thing, which aligns with consumer desires,

many of whom are willing to pay a premium for natural

products.”

He added that another key to success lies in paying

less attention to trends and more attention to customers.

“Styles change all the time. One year it’s gray,

the next it’s black or white; it’s all over the place. But

not everyone wants gray,” he said. “Some customers

Custom factory finishing is done with Vesting

hardwax oil on a Trivec finishing system.

are traditionalists and want brown, but some want

light tones in a beach area. There are all sorts of styles

out there, and it can change geographically and with

the feel of the home. We listen to the end user and

learn what they want to try to achieve and give them

that floor for the space we are working on.”

Providing this customized approach requires a

streamlined operation, and Rehmeyer Wood Floors is

constantly fine-tuning its production. With a staff of

eight spread over a 30,000 square-foot facility, workers

employ a range of optimizing rip saws, Weinig

moulders and optimizing chop saws, Time Saver sanders,

Trivec sanding, structuring equipment and roll

coaters.

According to Rehmeyer, embracing automation

does not mean sacrificing quality or customizability.

Quite the contrary, in fact.

“The one thing about being a custom manufacturer

is to keep pricing down and create a good working

environment for the employees,” he said. “These machines

are here to help us craft the wood and create

the product we desire; they are a tool, but we still

need craftmanship and a streamlined manufacturing

process.”

As a result, the layout at Rehmeyer Wood Floors is

designed around the concept of efficiency. The facility

features a series of conveyers, linking a number of

C-shaped work shells.

“It’s not just about automation; it’s also about

workflow,” Rehmeyer said. “Because of our various

customized products, we need to also take into consideration

our employees, making it easier for them to

complete all of the necessary tasks while improving

quality control to insure we exceed our customers’

expectations.”

As far as what comes next for the company,

Rehmeyer said he does not see bigger as necessarily

better, but would instead like to reproduce the model

that has made the company so successful.

Continued on page 23

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Sawyer White, Harold White Lumber Inc., Morehead, KY; Anita Howard, Superior Hardwoods,

Montezuma, IN; and Jay Reese, Penn-Sylvan International Inc., Spartansburg, PA

Bill Long, Midwest Hardwood Company, Maple Grove, MN; Greg Blomberg, Kendrick

Forest Products Inc., Edgewood, IA; and Grafton A. Cook III, MO PAC Lumber Company,

Fayette, MO

Katarzyna Samoszuk and Lukasz Sadowski, edWood, Biala Podlaska, Poland

Konrad Szkilnik and Karolina Kabot, Szkilnik Design, Zdunska Wola, Poland; and

Jakub Zatwarnicki, Build Max Design and Construction Inc., Highland Park, IL

AHEC/IHLA― Continued from page 1

dramatic increases in prices for nearly all U.S. hardwood species, cementing the

U.S. position as the world’s largest hardwood exporter.

The 2021 increase represents a return to pre-pandemic levels of exports, but

still falls well short of the pre-trade war years of 2017-2018. This is the result

of an overdependence on China, which is by far the world’s largest importer of

hardwood lumber and remains the largest destination for U.S. exports.

Nevertheless, exports to China by 2021 seem to have stabilized at roughly half

the pre-trade war volumes. Not all of this can be blamed on the trade war, however,

as China’s imports from all sources have also declined over the past three

years. A slowing economy, COVID pandemic impacts on supply chains and a

looming debt crisis in China’s housing and construction industries–where several

large developers are facing insolvency–are all contributing to reduced demand.

After China and Canada, the next largest single market for U.S. hardwood

lumber exports is Vietnam, which has a dynamic furniture sector

heavily focused on exports. Vietnam has suffered severe disruptions from

COVID related shutdowns, however, and through much of last summer by some

estimates furniture plants in the country were operating at less than 30 percent

of capacity. Against that backdrop, it is not surprising that Vietnam’s imports of

U.S. hardwood lumber declined by 22 percent in 2021, although on a value basis

it actually increased by 3 percent over 2020 totals. This is the result of not only

White Oak. Red Oak is making significant inroads which is a welcome development

given the declines of Red Oak exports to China which as recently as 2017

accounted for nearly 80 percent of all U.S. exports of the species. Snow pointed

out that over the past several years AHEC has been focusing a considerable portion

of its promotional budget on species that have been underutilized in exports

such as Red Oak, Cherry and Maple.

This “Red Oak renaissance” can also be seen in the European Union where the

species has made considerable headway over the past few years, and particularly

in 2021. All major EU countries plus the United Kingdom saw strong Red Oak

growth, and with the notable exception of Spain all major EU countries saw solid

growth in their overall American hardwood imports last year.

goods have unfettered access to the vast United States market because of the

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) and the country stands

to be perhaps the largest beneficiary of continued trade tension between the U.S.

and China.

Finally, Snow wrapped up his presentation by highlighting the potential of

India—soon to be the world’s most populous country. After several disappointing

years of exports the needle began to move visibly in 2021 as the total

volume of U.S. hardwood lumber shipped during the first eleven months leapt

by 286 percent to a new record of 10,141 m3, while the value jumped by 287

percent to USD 5.8 million. This still represents only about 3 percent of India’s

total hardwood lumber imports so there is still much work to be done but the

potential cannot be ignored. n

Who’s Who - Horner - Continued from page 2

stacking lumber to head sawyer to grader.

Horner graduated from the Greater Johnstown Area Vocational Technical

School in cabinet making and from the NHLA Inspector Training School.

In his free time, he enjoys hunting, farming and golfing. He and his wife, Wilma,

have been married for 36 years. They have two daughters, a grandson and a

granddaughter. n

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“I’ve envisioned for 20 years that we would be able to replicate a company –

small, about this size – that we would build another custom plant like this one,

where we have our showroom and manufacturing all in one place,” he said. “We

could take something like this to Atlanta or Chicago. Instead of having a large

plant in one location, have smaller plants in strategic locations.”

Much of this stems from Rehmeyer’s belief in localism – that success comes

by paying attention to customers

through satellite companies that

cater to a particular geographic

area rather than through a single

large factory that builds standardized

products and ships them all

over.

“I think we need to rethink the

way we do things in this country,”

he said. “You can offer more of

a personal touch with a company

that has 10 to 40 employees. I

don’t want to lose the feel that my

store/factory has here; it has a real

personal touch with our customers

and our builders. They like the feel when they bring their clients in. I think that’s a

feel we could re-create and I’d like to expand on it.”

Rehmeyer stressed that the concept of localism can be extended on a global

scale. “I like to think that this reflects the ethics of our company; we’re not just

buying wood in another country to save money. We want to make sure if we buy

lumber from abroad that we are buying and supporting local suppliers there. The

same is true with finishes. Our finishes come from a company in Holland that is the

same size as mine. Like us, they support the local people and economy,” he said.

“We are trying to deal with companies under the same ethics and same business

model. We look for them to be sustainable. For example, we look at certain mills

for the way they grade their wood. Can they produce a product that maximizes the

use of as much of the tree as possible? There are eco-friendly, educated consumers

with the money to spend, who want to do it the right way. They want to do the right

thing for the environment, their country, and their world.” n

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higher prices for lumber, but also a noticeable shift toward more valuable species

such as Oaks and Walnut and away from the previous dominance of Yellow Poplar

as Vietnamese furniture manufacturers move up the value chain.

Snow also highlighted several positive trends from East Asia and the

Pacific Rim as Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand not only

returned to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, but all four countries actually surpassed

volumes going all the way back to 2016. In addition, all four countries

have expanded their species mix which have historically been dominated by

Mexico also proved to be a bright spot in 2021, as U.S. hardwood lumber

exports grew 35 percent by volume and a whopping 53 percent by

value. This was despite the heavy toll that COVID took on the overall Mexican

economy and is largely the result of pandemic supply-chain disruptions from

Asia and the U.S. trade war with China which is driving momentum to return

some production to North America through “near-shoring.” Mexican produced

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At the recent Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association Convention in

Indianapolis, IN, American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) Executive

Director Michael Snow gave a detailed analysis of the current export markets

for U.S. hardwoods. Similar to the domestic market situation, 2021 proved to be

a very good year for hardwood lumber exporters. Pent-up consumer demand in

the housing and renovation sectors around the globe led to significant gains in

many markets as people upgraded the homes where the pandemic was forcing

them to spend an increasing amount of time. Overall exports of hardwood lumber

increased by just over 8 percent by volume, but 25 percent by value reflecting the

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THE ECONOMY- Continued from page 7

Jan. 17, 2022, it still trailed by two percent pre-COVID levels. Then a week later,

the tracker took a sharp downturn.

Why?

"Omicron had something to do with that," explained North. As the new CO-

VID surge soared, spending spiraled downward a bit.

To dine out or not to dine out...Omicron-impacted: At the time of this webinar,

dining out numbers were still 25 percent below pre-pandemic months, noted

North. "The restaurant industry actually returned to above pre-pandemic levels,

and then consumer spending went down recently," he commented. Meanwhile,

hotel occupancy rose above pre-pandemic levels briefly, but began sliding

downward. North speculated that the Omicron COVID surge was adversely

impacting both the restaurant and the hotel industries, and the Delta variant prior

to that.

To be clear, North said, "The economy is still growing and it's going to be a

good year, but we see a little bit of a slowdown because of this Omicron risk.

COVID is still with us."

The problem of easy money and 0 interest rate: "Too much easy money

causes inflation," cautioned North, who pointed to the $5 trillion in stimulus

checks that added 22 percent to the national debt/GDP ratio.

He cautioned that the Fed's loose policy of 0 percent interest rate coupled with

easy money for too long is the classic formula for inflation. "It's a classic mistake

by central banking, in my opinion," he added.

In years past, the Feds Fund rate has risen as high as 10-20 percent. In the

Great Recession it was set to 0, and was raised thereafter. Then, along came CO-

VID, and the rate was set back to 0.

This is contributing to inflation, "and this will eventually lead to tears," said

North, unless corrective steps are taken by the Fed to raise rates.

To that end, North cited the Taylor rule, which is a formula that is used to

predict or guide how central banks should alter interest rates due to changes in

the economy. Taylor's rule recommends that the Federal Reserve should raise

interest rates when inflation or GDP growth rates are higher than desired. North

explained that since inflation now is high, the Taylor rule suggests the Fed Funds

rate should be closer to 6 or 7 percent, not the 0.13 percent (current percentage

available at the time of this writing). Markets at the time of the webinar had four

rate hikes fully priced in and North said there were hints creeping in of more than

four, possibly as much as 50 bps (Basis Points) in March 2022. (If you reference

the ISM Manufacturing Prices, more than 50 bps means prices are still rising.) As

the first of February 2022 drew near, North stated that services hit their second

highest bps ever at 82.5. Meanwhile, manufacturing was strong at 68.2 (average

has been 62).

Let's talk about labor: North calls wages "sticky." That's because, as he

explained, once they go up, they don't easily come down. Hourly wages in the

three months prior to his webinar soared to a record high, climbing 4.8 percent.

Some business owners indicated they plan to raise compensation in the next three

months.

"Demand is soaring, but actual hirings are very low," North stated. He cited

10.8 million job openings at the time of this writing compared with 6.6 million

job hirings.

Simultaneously, the U.S. is experiencing a record high rate of workers quitting

their jobs.

Why?

North named the following as reasons workers have exited their jobs in record

numbers:

•They found a new job.

•Lack of child care.

•They started their own business.

•They retired. (Some studies estimate 2-3 million people retired early. Note:

the economy still has 4 million fewer jobs than it did before COVID.)

•They quit their jobs due to fear of COVID in the workplace.

So, what's fueling rising prices across all industries? North presented

comments collected from ISM participants, and each cited, in some variation,

supply chain issues, scarcity of trucks, labor challenges, all of which lead to price

increases and are a complex issue with no simple or quick solutions.

Boats on the water: During a two-day span prior to North's webinar, 133

container ships waited at berth inside the 40-mile radius of the Los Angeles/Long

Beach ports plus outside SAQA (the Safety and Air Quality Area). The situation

reached an all-time single-day high on Jan. 9 this year when 109 were floating inside

the LA/LB area. Lastly, one day prior to North's webinar, total container ship

backup was 106, three more than just the day prior to that. This backlog stymies

the supply chain.

North stated that participants of an ISI/Evercore survey believe it will be the

second half of 2022 – or later – until the supply chain is potentially considered

"cleared up."

Trucking woes: "There simply are not enough trucks to take shipments

from the ships and on the road," North noted. Trucking employees remain 18

percent fewer today in the workforce than pre-pandemic. That equates to 15,800

fewer truck drivers now than just three years ago to haul product. "Due to this,"

acknowledged North, "the inventory/sales ratio just keeps falling." The result is

that inflation and supply chain shortages are connected.

The Omicron Effect:

At the time of North's webinar, Omicron comprised fully 98 percent of new

daily confirmed cases of COVID. U.S. cases rose six times in less than one

month. In France, it rose 10 times in about six weeks. Next, consider the daily

new confirmed cases by millions (in population). The U.S. rate was turning

down at the time of this writing. But concerns were rising over potentially more

lockdowns in Europe. As North noted, "The economic concern is: if it can happen

there, will it happen here?"

COVID deaths and hospitalization figures lag behind daily new confirmed case

data. North pointed out that at the time of his webinar, confirmed deaths from

Omicron in the U.S. were rising, and when considering confirmed deaths per

million, "the U.S. looked a lot better a few weeks ago," he observed. He added

that the U.S. led other countries in confirmed deaths per million.

His next concern for the North American economy is vaccine-related. "Canada

is doing very well in regard to the share of its population that is fully or partially

vaccinated," he stated. "But the U.S. is stuck at 75 percent vaccination rate

because our daily vaccination rate has plummeted. We have to wonder: have we

gotten almost all the people vaccinated we are going to get?"

Lastly, here is the good news:

•Fiscal and monetary policies have provided plenty of excess savings to fuel

personal consumer consumption in 2022.

Other harbingers of economic strength are:

•Plenty of work in the pipeline

•Consumer confidence

•Positive yield curve

•Surging business formations

•Improvements in the labor market

North expects the economy to grow by almost 4 percent in 2022, much higher

than the 2.2 percent rate over the past 20 years.

But significant risks are:

•Rising wages, the labor shortage and clogged supply chain

•Combined with loose fiscal and monetary policy, thus inflation roars

•COVID...it is still with us.

(Editor's Note: Dan North has been with Euler Hermes North America since

1996, using macroeconomics and quantitative analyses to help manage Euler's

risk portfolio of more than $150 billion in annual U.S. trade transactions. As an

economist he has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business News, France 24, The Street

and Bloomberg Radio and Television. He has been quoted by Barron's, Business

Week, Paris La Monde, Tokyo Nikkei, the BBC, The New York Times and the Wall

Street Journal. After having predicted the 2008/2009 recession and its implications

accurately, he was ranked 4th on Bloomberg's list of the 65 top economic

forecasters in 2010. North holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

At the recent webinar, in addition to North, Gerry Clancy, National Tax

Practice Lead at Top 20 CPA firm, Armanino, presented focused information on

corporate/business taxes. The panel was moderated by Lindy Antonelli, Controllers

Council Board Chair and Partner, Armanino Technology.) n

IWPA- Continued from page 3

Why Does CITES Matter?

These continual discussions are focused on the conservation of plants and

animals determined to be threatened or endangered. Depending on the extent of

the threat to the species, CITES parties will propose that species be listed in one of

three Appendices, with trade being most restricted on species listed in Appendix I

and Appendix II, and less so for those listed in Appendix III.

If a species is listed in Appendix II, there are rather significant permitting

requirements for its import and export. While permits aren’t prohibitive in and of

themselves, they require time and additional steps, so there are clear impacts to the

listing decisions for traders in wood products. A recent example of an impactful

listing was the decision to list in Appendix II all species in the Dalbergia genus

(Rosewood).

How Are We Engaging?

Currently, the convention is looking at taking action on Pterocarpus erinaceus

(African Rosewood) as it did on Dalbergia. Proposals for listings of additional

popular wood species at the COP in November is likely. As such, we are continually

monitoring for such listing proposals, evaluating the arguments for doing so,

and working with our government and private sector partners to engage accordingly.

With numerous factors incorporated into the designation of species and regulation

of trade, it is imperative for all views to be considered during the deliberations

in order. IWPA hopes to help achieve the optimal balance between conservation

value and continuation of legal and nondetrimental trade. The wood products industry

has a vested interest not only in the trade of wood products, but in the preservation

of species from which they come. This is why IWPA prioritizes being

an active participant at the most recent CITES meeting, and why we emphasize

ongoing engagement in the CITES process. n

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North America– North American lumber prices

have continued to rise since Russia has invaded

Ukraine. Since Vladimir Putin ordered troops to enter

Ukraine, prices have increased by 14 percent up

to $1,452, putting them just 15 percent below their

all-time peak of $1,711 last May.

The U.S. and EU sanctions in response to the

invasion are hitting the Russian economy, but such

sanctions could pressure lumber prices to go up

more. Russia is the largest wood exporter in the

world, and its exports reached US$12 billion last

year.

Even before the war began, lumber prices were

volatile. In January, they fell 15 percent. Since February

1, they've soared 55 percent.

Starting this week, price swings will have more

room to rise.

De-escalation in the Russia-Ukraine war may not

offer much price relief either as several factors have

been applying upward pressure. The U.S. housing

shortage and a continuing focus on home improvement

are keeping demand high. Also, flooding in

the key lumber hub of British Columbia last year

has kept distribution snarled and supply chains

constrained.

Ukraine– Trade with Ukraine has come to a near

standstill following the imposition of martial law in

Ukraine and draft of men. No change in this situation

is expected until an end of the war.

Forestry/wood exports from Russia were not

under sanctions at the time of this writing. The main

difficulties of wood exporters are linked to payments

and transportation.

• The banks that are now under sanctions and will

be excluded from SWIFT in the next days (Sberbank,

VTB, Otkritie, Sovkombank, Promsvyazbank,

Business Trends Abroad

Novikombank) represent around half of the Russian

banking system. Many exporters are using these

banks and have to find other channels to receive

foreign currencies.

• Road transportation is hugely disturbed from

Russia to Europe. The alternative route via the Baltic

Sea is suffering from a shortage of shipping vessels.

EU exports of machinery and furniture to Russia

are expected to be much more affected as such.

Importers using the banks previously described

will have the same problems to do their payments.

With the additional risk that Russia might place restrictions

on foreign payments in Euro/USD.

• Transportation suffers from the same problems

previously described.

• Credit agencies have stopped covering Russia

and EU/US export finance agencies are not working

with Russia anymore.

Russia– Increased sanctions against trading with

Russia and difficulty with financial transactions are

anticipated to interrupt and re-direct shipments of forest

products throughout the world. As a result, trade

with Russia will likely decline, impacting long-established

international trade flows of forest products.

Countries like China and India, who have reluctantly

supported Russia in the conflict, may also be

affected by limited trade sanctions. This development

would mainly affect China, which relies on the

importation of forest products, including logs, wood

chips, lumber, pulp, and paper from North America,

Europe, Oceania, and Latin America for domestic

use.

These world regions are considering expanded

sanctions for Russia and countries that directly or

indirectly support Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

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over US$12 billion in 2021, and imports of paper

products (mainly) were valued at about US$2 billion.

Much of this trade is in jeopardy.

Russia is the largest lumber exporter globally

and ranks as the seventh biggest exporter of forest

products worldwide. Forest products exports from

Russia have increased rapidly in the past five years,

led by softwood lumber and paper products.

An estimated 40 percent of exports were destined

for China, while the remainder was predominantly

shipped to European markets.

Russia has vastly under-utilized forest resources

and has the potential to increase timber harvests

to supply its domestic industry. To meet increased

global demand for forest products, the Russian

government recently initiated programs to encourage

investments in the sector to both expand/modernize

existing manufacturing plants and build greenfield

facilities.

However, it is likely that many investments

projects in the forest products manufacturing sector

in Russia will grind to a halt as the growing list of

sanctions and financial transaction restrictions take

effect.

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Europe– Companies in the European timber industry

are increasingly deciding to suspend or restrict

trade with Russia or to stop production in Russian

plants.

The Association of the German Furniture Industry

is expecting a drastic decline in furniture exports to

Russia. In 2021, sales of these amounted to €87.5

million.

The President of the Association of German

Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), Peter

Adrian, expects the Ukraine war to have serious

effects on German-Russian trade relations and energy

supply, with Germany accounting for 55 percent for gas, 35 percent for oil

and 50 percent of coal is enormously dependent on Russia. In Austria, there are

similar concerns. The Austrian Forest Association, the Biomass Association and

proPellets Austria recently appealed to the federal government with a 10-point

program to make full use of the potential of wood energy as quickly as possible.

The usage residues due to increased forest care measures are currently over 250

million m³. That is enough wood for a massive timber construction program

including sufficient energy to meet the gas requirements for space heating.

The DIHK President also expects the conflict to have an impact on trade relations

between Germany and China. "Russia will try to use its relationship with

China to compensate for what will be lost from America and Europe from now

on–such as technological supplies from the industrial and mechanical engineering

sectors," he was quoted as saying in published reports.

Indonesia– Container costs continue to rise and this has become critical

for furniture exporters, pushing many small and medium-sized enterprises into

bankruptcy, Fordaq recently reported. Data compiled by the Indonesian Furniture

and Crafts Industry Association (HIMKI) shows the cost of container shipments

have risen 900 percent with the current cost for shipping a 40-foot container to

the U.S. is US$19,100 whereas in 2020 it was only US$2,000.

The cost for shipping a 20-foot container is US$15,100, up 907 percent from

2020, which was only US$1,500.

Container shipping costs also increased for the EU market +900 percent,

Middle East +400 percent, Japan +350 percent, and Australia +500 percent.

There are difficulties regarding the availability of containers, especially to America.

At these costs it is not profitable to ship the products. It has been estimated

by the HIMKI that around 25 percent of the 2,500 businesses registered as

HIMKI members have gone bankrupt as a result of the high cost of shipping.

Switzerland– Recently, the Environment Commission of the Swiss Council

of States approved the parliamentary initiative "Price recommendations or wood

from Swiss forests" by WaldSchweiz President and Councilor of States Daniel

Fässler. He demands that the industry can agree on target prices for raw wood

harvested in Swiss forests.

Until 2020, questions about the wood market and general framework conditions

between Swiss Forests and the Swiss wood industry could be discussed informally

in the Swiss Wood Market Commission. The commission also regularly

issued price recommendations for logs from Swiss forests. After the Commission

got involved at the end of 2019, the Timber Market Commission was dissolved

in the summer of 2020.

Since then, the Swiss Forest Owners' Association has only published historical

prices within the scope of the legal possibilities. This is particularly disadvantageous

for private forest owners, explained Fässler, because they often have little

or no experience in the wood market.

The parliamentary initiative by Fässler wants to create the basis for Swiss

forest owners to once again receive guidance on how to determine the amount of

wood felled and how to sell their wood. The initiator is convinced that non-binding

price recommendations that are published transparently are an important

tool for this. Next, the Environment Commission of the National Council will

examine the initiative. If the Council also agrees, a bill will be drawn up.

Vietnam– According to Vietnam Customs in January 2022 (the most recent

data available at the time of this writing) wood and wood products export turnover

amounted to US$1.5 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to December 2021

and 14.3 percent compared to January 2021. In particular, wood products exports

reached US$1.15 billion, up 6.8 percent compared to December 2021 and 6

percent compared to January 2021.

Wood and wood products exports to the UK in January 2022 totalled US$30.7

million, up 11.6 percent compared to December 2021 and 48 percent compared

to January 2021. The share of exports to the UK accounted for 2 percent of Vietnam's

total wood and wood products export turnover, up 0.5 percent compared to

January 2021.

In January 2022, exports of office furniture from Vietnam valued at US$43

million, up 7.5 percent compared to December 2021, but down 10 percent compared

to January 2021.

In January 2022, wood and wood products imports into Vietnam reached

US$250.1 million, up 13.3 percent compared to December 2021, but down 10.3

percent compared to January 2021.

In January 2022, Vietnam imported 49.2 thousand cubic meters of Pine wood,

worth US$15.3 million, down 9.3 percent in volume and 8 percent in value compared

to December 2021; compared to January 2021, it increased by 6.7 percent

in volume and 59 percent in value.

The imports of wood from Southeast Asia to Vietnam in December 2021

reached 87,000 cubic meters, worth US$29.68 million, down 40 percent in

volume and 55 percent in value compared to November 2021 but increased by

1.7 percent in value compared to December 2020. In 2021, Vietnam imported

960,330 cubic meters from Southeast Asia, worth US$338.28 million, up 5

percent in volume and 49 percent in value compared to 2020. n

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Mountain City, Tennessee—New River Hardwoods

Inc., located here, recently retrofitted an idled

600 HP boiler using Hurst Boiler and Welding Co.

Inc. located in Coolidge, Georgia. David Bailey,

vice president of operations for New River Hardwoods,

said the new Hurst boiler will be a 450 HP

low pressure boiler. The biomass boiler is powered

primarily utilizing green sawdust as the fuel source.

Hurst retrofitted the boiler to include new controls,

pollution control system, a redesign of the firebox

David Bailey

and a new fuel feed system.

Prior to the refurbishing of this boiler, New River

Hardwoods used a 300-horsepower boiler. So, the refurbishing increases

their boiler capacity to 750 horsepower.

Bailey stated that the boiler was refurbished primarily to increase the

company’s capacity and to improve lumber drying efficiency. Before the

retrofitting, New River Hardwoods produced 10 to 11 million board feet of

kiln-dried lumber per year. After the retrofitting, which was expected to be

completed in mid-March, the board footage is anticipated to increase to 13

to 14 million board feet.

New River Hardwoods manufactures Poplar, Hard and Soft Maple, Red

and White Oak, Cherry, Ash, Basswood and Hickory.

New River Hardwoods has three sawmills that provide lumber to the New

River plant that manufactures kiln-dried lumber, ripped and straight-line

ripped boards, millwork, S4S lumber and other custom moulded and ripped

products. The rest of the 35 million board feet of green lumber produced in

the company’s sawmills is sold green.

Learn more at www.newriverhardwoods.com.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin—A longtime repeat customer,

Allegheny Wood Products (AWP) of Petersburg,

West Virginia currently has eight McDonough

Manufacturing Company band mills at various locations.

AWP stated that they are very pleased with

the performance they’ve seen from all of their band

mills from McDonough, headquartered here. Their

old band mills were obsolete, and they recognized

the need to update their machines. They expect to

see a production increase with the new band mills.

Tom Plaugher AWP has also been making additional improvements

to the rest of the mill to be able to accommodate the

additional flow from the McDonough head rigs.

“Matt Tietz and the McDonough team have always been dependable

partners for AWP. We know when we purchase a piece of McDonough

equipment that it will be well built, dependable, and that McDonough stands

behind their brand,” stated Tom Plaugher, vice president of operations for

AWP.

From 54” to 8’, and with trusted features like their exclusive Air Strain

system, cartridge-type pressure guides, cast iron wheels, hydraulic wheel

lifts, saw cleaning and lubrication and Timken railroad car bearings, Mc-

Donough has built a reputation as the “band mill company” in the lumber

industry, according to a company spokesperson.

McDonough has been a leading supplier of band mills for more than 100

years. With knowledge and experience dating back to the 1880s, Mc-

Donough’s band mills are built with time-tested features to meet ever-evolving

customer and industry needs, according to the company spokesperson.

Learn more at www.mcdonough-mfg.com.

Lexington, North Carolina—SII Dry Kilns,

located here, recently installed two aluminum prefabricated

steam-heated dry kilns with the SII PLC based

Computer Control System at MacDonald & Owen

Lumber Company in Brookville, Pennsylvania. SII

also installed a boiler building and control room as

part of the project.

The two new SII kilns – and two more scheduled to

be installed this summer – replace four existing masonry

kilns at MacDonald & Owen. In addition, SII

Bob Pope will also retrofit two existing kilns with the SII Computer

Control System. “It’s an important improvement

over what they had,” said Bob Pope, salesman for SII in Pennsylvania and

New England. “This will result in a much more efficient kiln operation with

lower energy costs and better drying quality. This, in turn, will yield higher

production and reduced operating cost.”

MacDonald & Owen has four manufacturing facilities including the one

in Pennsylvania. They manufacture all major species of domestic hardwoods

and offer lumber as well as wood components.

SII Dry Kilns manufactures conventional package-loaded kilns, Dual Path

Continuous kilns and double track-loaded batch kilns, in addition to fan

NEWSWIRES

sheds and multi-zoned pre-dryers for the hardwood and softwood industries.

It offers complete kiln rehab and rebuild services including roofs and wall

panels, doors, heating systems, fan deck, and structural replacements. The

family-owned company has been in operation since 1969. In addition to having

over 60 employees, SII Dry Kilns has equipment operating at over 2,000

drying facilities worldwide.

More information can be found at www.siidrykilns.com.

Newald, Wisconsin—Craig Deer has joined the

Cleereman Industries team, headquartered here, to

lead the design and production of the new Cleereman

Industries edger division.

Deer’s background provides many key essentials

to assist in the growth of Cleereman’s edger division,

according to a spokesman for the company.

He started his education at Northeastern Wisconsin

Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin where

he obtained diplomas in welding and machine tool.

He spent the first nine years of his career working

Craig Deer

in the racing industry, building a solid foundation of

design, fabrication and team-leading skills. A job offer as a welding instructor

at a local college pulled Deer away from racing and refocused his efforts on

education.

For the next eight years, Deer taught welding, earned a Certified Welding

Inspector Certificate from the American Welding Society and launched the

first fabrication program at his college, Nicolet Technical College in Rhinelander,

Wisconsin.

During his time at the college, Deer continued to educate himself in the

engineering field and Solidworks, a CAD program, which allowed him to

expand his teaching into engineering classes.

In his free time, Deer enjoys hunting, traveling and spending time with his

wife and kids. He especially loves watching his children compete in sporting

activities.

Along with the new line of Cleereman edgers, Cleereman Industries continues

to build carriages, carriage drives, track frames, debarkers, chop saws,

stave mills, operator cabs and linear and proportional control systems.

Learn more at www.cleereman.com.

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania—Mellott Manufacturing

Co., Inc., located here and known for its brand

of log and lumber handling equipment, is expanding

its product line to offer more complete systems, according

to Stacy Mellott of the company.

Mellott is now offering the Model 70E Log Flare

Butt Reducer. It is designed and built with the same

rugged quality as the LMR Debarkers and as all the

Mellott product lines. The log flare butt reducer is

designed to be added to a mill infeed system to reduce

log handling problems and improve productivity.

Stacy Mellott

Mellott offers several models and sizes of rosserhead-style

log debarkers. Like the rest of the company, over the years Mellott

debarkers have continued to evolve. The company’s most popular models are

the LMR 48-inch and LMR 36-inch debarkers.

With the Ring debarkers gaining popularity due to their increased production,

the Mellott LMR debarker as well as the Log Flare Butt Reducer are

being used in conjunction with some Ring debarkers. Installed ahead of the

Ring debarker the removal of butt flares and oversized knots provides a more

efficient debarking system.

Whether a company is replacing a machine or putting in a completely new

system, Mellott Manufacturing can supply quality, rugged equipment that

is designed and built to provide reliable, durable performance, a company

spokesperson stated.

Learn more at www.mellottmfg.com.

Omaha, Nebraska – DMSi Software, headquartered

here, recently announced the promotion of Jason

Bolstad to vice president – eLIMBS.

Bolstad joined DMSi in 2003 as part of the support

team and eventually transitioned to product development.

He has been deeply involved in the hardwood

industry throughout his career. In his new role, Bolstad

will focus on modernizing eLIMBS products to

support the next generation of devices to be used by

hardwood businesses.

“Jason has been involved in all parts of the DMSi

Jason Bolstad

Software business: customer service, product development and launching a

new product,” said Henry German, president of eLIMBS. “In addition to that

he was the DMSi resident expert in our lumber markets, which overall makes

him a great fit for this role.”

www.Penn-Sylvan.com

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Manufacturers and Exporters of Quality

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Specializing in Hard Maple • Cherry • Soft Maple • Red Oak • Ash

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Log Sales - Bob Mallery

Phone: 814-697-6576 FAX: 814-697-6637

Mailing Address: 1716 Honeoye Rd.

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E-Mail: E-Mail: mtarbell@ramforestproducts.com

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A construction crew works

hard at completing the

siding installation at TS

Manufacturing on a frigid

cold day (10.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

The TS expansion

building was purchased as

a full-service design build

project from SteelCan Building

Systems of Oshawa,

Ontario.

Lindsay, Ontario–TS Manufacturing, a leading provider of sawmill equipment,

recently announced that they are expanding their facility for the second

time in two years. This brings the TS Manufacturing plant to over 85,000

square feet of manufacturing capacity to support its continued growth and

demand in the sawmill manufacturing industry.

“As a turnkey supplier for large-scale projects, we felt the need to expand

our facility. Sawmills are revamping their own facilities; growing, expanding,

and updating equipment to allow for greater production, automated systems,

and adding optimization capabilities to their current equipment. Our customers

are purchasing our systems because we have been recognized as an industry

leader in the combination of Optimized High Recovery Systems and Sophisticated

controls, all in the scope of a single supplier. This necessitated our

decision for the expansion of our facility. The added extra square footage will

allow for additional office space for our engineering team, expand our machine

shop, our electrical panel manufacturing shop and research and development

and create a more productive shipping and assembly area. This $3.7

million expansion includes additional High Production CNC equipment in our

machine and fabrication areas,” said Kris Smith, TS System Sales.

TS Manufacturing started its 12,000 square foot addition in late 2021 and it

is expected to be completed by spring 2022. This expansion will allow TS to

continue to support its customers with the high demand for new and improved

sawmill equipment.

“One area we have focused on is the ability to do everything in-house.

During these trying times with labor shortages, shipping delays, subcontract

services, and supplies we are already ahead of the curve. To develop, manufacture

and mill all parts that go into every piece of equipment in-house means

fewer disruptions in our production timelines,” stated Ted Smith, president.

TS Manufacturing designs, engineers, and constructs all machine parts

in-house, everything from electrical components, programming, milling to

painting. “TS is truly a one-stop shop for all sawmill equipment,” a company

spokesperson noted.

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

Surrey, British Columbia—Brunette Machinery

Company Inc, with its head office here, a premium

supplier to the North American forest industry for more

than 75 years, recently announced the acquisition of D

& L Timber Technologies Ltd.

“We are thrilled to welcome this global leader in

the portable sawmill industry into our family,” said

Kirk Forbes, President and CEO of Brunette Machinery.

“The acquisition of D & L Timber Technologies

is well-aligned with Brunette’s strategy to grow and

Kirk Forbes diversify our international operations. D & L’s established

history and dedication to serving strategic

markets will allow us to broaden our customer base and advance our existing

North American platform.

“Through this transaction, D & L will maintain its own identity and retain

its manufacturing operations in Lac La Hache, BC,” Forbes continued. “The

team at D & L Timber Technologies has built a solid reputation, in their local

community and globally, for innovation, manufacturing expertise and excellence

in customer service. We believe by combining our two organizations'

shared values, first-class products, brands and global capabilities, Brunette and

D & L will elevate their existing operations and will better meet the growing

demand for state-of-the-art equipment in the forestry industry.

“We are pleased to officially welcome D & L Timber Technologies’ dedicated

and skilled employees to the Brunette family,” said Forbes. “This transaction

will allow our team to write its next chapter as one of North America’s

foremost suppliers of quality wood processing equipment. Our companies’

combined talents, strengths and operational excellence will deliver significant

opportunities for growth to our employees and our customers. We look

forward to the exciting journey ahead as we continue to provide high-quality

products and excellent service to our customers worldwide.”

To learn more, go to www.brunettemc.com. n

Import/Export Calendar of Events

Certified Lumber Grader – Job Description

Cardin Forest Products is a family owned sawmill and kiln drying operation located in

South Pittsburg, Tennessee. We are currently seeking a candidate to fill a hardwood

lumber grading position in our kiln drying operation.

The ideal candidate will have:

•Been NHLA certified

•2 to 3 years of experience grading kiln dried hardwoods

Duties will include, but not be limited to the following:

•Grade and mark all lumber to be sorted according to NHLA rules/guidelines

and industry standards

•Communicate effectively with your team and other departments

•Adhere to all safety policies and perform tasks in a safe and responsible manner

Required Qualifications:

•Minimum of one (1) year experience grading green and/or kiln dried domestic

lumber

•Must be NHLA trained or have equivalent knowledge.

•Must be physically capable of performing all duties of the job and any other

duties assigned by Crew Leader

Position

•Full time position

•Company offers medical, dental, 401(k), and other benefit offerings

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions

are made without regard to sexual orientation, race, color, age, disability, religion,

national origin, citizenship status and creed.

Salary Negotiable

May

Canadian Hardwood Bureau, Annual Meeting, Double Tree by

Hilton Montreal, Montreal, QC.

www.canadianhardwoodbureau.com. May 11-12.

Western Red Cedar Lumber Assoc., Cedar Summit, Kelowna,

BC. www.realcedar.com. May 11-13.

Montreal Wood Convention, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Hotel, Montreal, QC. www.montrealwoodconvention.com.

May 24-25.

June

American Hardwood Export Council, 25th Greater China

Convention, Chengdu, China. www.ahec.org. June 23-24.

Sylva Wood 2022, AHEC Pavilion, 99 Xing Yi Road, Shanghai,

China. www.sylvawood.com. June 27-29.

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AHEC (Amer. Hard. Export Council)........ 32

Allegheny Wood Products........................ 36

Ally Global Logistics LLC.......................... 21

Baillie Lumber Co..................................... 15

Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc................... 29

Cardin Forest Products.............................. 9

Clark Lumber............................................ 16

Cole Hardwood, Inc.................................. 12

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

Hermitage Hardwood Lumber Sales Inc.. 20

HHP, Inc.................................................... 28

IWPA (Int’l. Wood Products Assoc.).......... 30

Kendrick Forest Products........................... 5

Kretz Lumber Co., Inc.............................. 26

Lawrence Lumber Co., Inc...........................

McIlvain, Alan Company........................... 33

NAFF (N. Amer. Forest Foundation).............

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

Newman Lumber Co.................................. 7

Nyle Dry Kilns...............................................

Penn-Sylvan International, Inc................. 31

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

Ram Forest Products, Inc......................... 31

Rolling Ridge Woods, Ltd......................... 14

SFPA (So. Forest Prodts. Assoc.)..............11

San Group.................................................. 6

Simon Lussier Ltee................................... 25

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

TMX Shipping Company, Inc.................... 27

Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods......... 13

Transit King City/Northway Forw. Ltd....... 17

Tropical Forest Products............................ 3

Wheeland Lumber Co., Inc....................... 33

White, Harold, Lumber, Inc....................... 30

Yoder Lumber........................................... 14

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