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Get the latest news about the hardwood industry in the June 2022 issue of the National Hardwood Magazine. This issue features stories about Missouri Hardwood Products, equipment upgrades at Alan McIlvain Company, the NWFA Expo and much more.

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Contents

National Hardwood Magazine JUNE 2022 Volume 96 No. 5

National

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for over 60 years

It’s all about Quality,

Sustainability,

and Relationships.

For Quality Hardwoods Contact:

975 Conrad Hill Mine Rd.

Lexington, NC 27292

Phone 336-746-5419 Fax 336-746-6177

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About The Cover

KEPLEY-FRANK HARDWOOD COMPANY

Kepley-Frank Hardwood Company is a

60-year-old company that continues to evolve

to set the pace in today’s domestic and global

economies. Located between the base of the

Uwharrie National Park and the foothills of

the Appalachian Mountains, we utilize cutting

edge technology to provide high quality goods

backed by superior pricing and highly efficient

delivery both to domestic and international

manufacturing customers.

For us, it’s all about Relationships! We pride

ourselves on establishing, sustaining, and continually enhancing longterm

relationships: With Landowners, for the procurement of their fine

Appalachian hardwood timber, With Employees, for their individual expertise

and team commitment to producing high quality goods, and With

Customers by providing them with access to large and consistent high

quality products while maintaining timely, efficient delivery schedules.

Utilizing our assortment of fan sheds, planing and kiln drying facilities,

we are processing 50 million board feet a year.

Looking to the future, we would welcome new supply chain partnerships

for any of your hardwood needs from our fine, sustainable

hardwood inventory.

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Features & Industry Events

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Strong Attendance Reported At

Spring NELA Meeting

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Founded in 1927 by: O.L. Miller – 1894-1963

Publisher: Paul J. Miller – 1963-2010

• Forest Products Export Directory • Imported Wood Purchasing Guide

• Import/Export Wood Purchasing News • Hardwood Purchasing Handbook

• Green Books’s Hardwood Marketing Directory

• Green Books’s Softwood Marketing Directory

• The Softwood Forest Products Buyer

Paul J. Miller Jr. – President

Terry Miller – Vice President

Zach Miller – Sales

Sue Putnam – Editor

Matthew Fite – Staff Writer

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4 In Memoriam

6 Hardwood Calendar

8 U.S.A. Trends

10 Canadian Trends

12 News Developments

14 HMA Update

16 AHEC Report

54 Who’s Who

56 Trade Talk

65 Classified Profit

Opportunities

68 Advertisers Index

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In Memoriam

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Joseph Northrup

Joseph Satterlee Northrop

died at 6:22 a.m. on Sunday,

May 15, 2022 at Parkview Regional

Medical Center in Fort

Wayne, Indiana, surrounded by

family.

Born at West Point, New York,

to the Rev. Albert Hale and Florence

Satterlee Northrop on August

2, 1949, he lived the first years of his life in England

where his father was stationed as a chaplain and officer

with the U.S. Air Force. He moved with his family

around the U.S. until attending Wheelus High School at

Wheelus Air Force Base in Tripoli, Libya, North Africa,

graduating in 1967.

Joe earned a B.A. in Political Science from DePauw

University in 1971. He met the love of his life, Lynne

Utter, while at DePauw, and what followed was a 52 year

marriage that never waned. Joe earned his J.D. from

the Indiana University Bloomington Law School in 1974

where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He was

commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force

upon graduating in 1974 and assigned as a Judge Advocate

General (JAG). Joe spent 29 years as a JAG,

retiring as a Lt. Colonel and the Staff Judge Advocate

for the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve

Base in Indiana.

Joe practiced law in Huntington, Indiana until the day

he was hospitalized. He was active in many service organizations

and served on multiple boards of directors.

He was admitted to practice law in Indiana State Courts,

both the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana in

Federal Court, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Joe was a director of Pike Lumber Co., Inc., Indiana’s

largest manufacturer and distributor of Hardwood lumber,

and served as Chairman of the company for almost

a decade. He and Lynne started Northrop Farms, where

they invested in farmland and forests across Indiana,

improving the health of the land and planting thousands

of trees by hand.

Joe had an incredible sense of humor and a humble

personality. He worked up until the day he was hospitalized.

Joe bravely fought a hyper-aggressive illness with

his usual steadfast, unshakable manner and never, ever

gave up, but God must have needed a legal adviser. Or

an expert teller of ‘dad jokes’.

Joe’s greatest joy in life was his family. He is survived

by his wife of 52 years Lynne, son J.H. Northrop,

daughter Elizabeth (Terry) Thornsbury, and son Charles

(Melissa) Northrop, and ten beautiful grandchildren. Joe

is also survived by his sister Eleanor Hall of Indianapolis,

and his brother, Hon. Albert W. (Karen) Northrop of

Pagosa Springs, Colorado, as well as numerous nieces

and nephews who loved their “Uncle Joe”, cousins, and

extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents,

two sisters, and two brothers-in-law.

Arrangements were handled by Bailey-Love Mortuary

in Huntington, Indiana. www.bailey-love.com

Memorials may be made in Joe’s name to the American

Cancer Society or the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington

County, Indiana. a

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Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club, Meeting, Host:

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Lake States Lumber Association, 2022 Annual

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Hot Springs, VA. www.appalachianhardwood.org.

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U.S.A. TRENDS

Supplier news about

sales, labor, prices, trends,

expansions and inventories

LAKE STATES

NORTHEAST

SOUTHEAST

WEST COAST

In the Lake States region, lumber providers have

observed that lumber is moving and, in some cases,

moving extremely well. In other cases, it is moving

“not crazy good” but still well. A Wisconsin sawmill

representative said the market is “very good.

Just about everything’s moving well. Red Oak is going

well, as are White Oak, Basswood, Aspen and

Hickory. Cherry is probably my toughest one, but

I’m not saying it’s not moving. The export market

seems strong in Ash and Red Oak.”

Asked if the market was better or worse than

several months ago, he replied, “I guess I’d say it’s

about the same. It’s been strong all the way.”

In addition to the previously mentioned species,

he also sells Hard and Soft Maple and Ash. Most of

his lumber is 4/4 thickness, but some is 5/4. Grades

of lumber are No. 3 and Better. He sells mainly to

end users but also to distribution yards. His customers

are prospering. “Right now,” he said, “they’re

busting at the seams with orders.” Most of his customers

manufacture flooring, cabinets, doors and

trim.

“Domestically, transportation is not a problem,”

he stated. As for export, “We’re waiting for containers,”

he noted. The degree of difficulty “depends

on whom I’m dealing with,” he commented. “Some

people can get containers in here easily, and some

have problems.”

Industry sources characterized the Hardwood

lumber market in the Northeast as currently strong,

as some noted a sense of supply and demand finally

stabilizing.

The vice president of sales and marketing for a

West Virginia-based sawmill agreed that business

is good. “It’s not what it was a year ago,” he added,

“but the circumstances are different than what they

were then. The COVID shutdowns that caused all

kinds of grief with the supply chains, some of those

still exist, but there is definitely more lumber making

its way through the channels to the places that it

needs to get to.”

He said that while he has seen prices dip and rebound

on Red Oak and Cherry, White Oak seems

to have been on a continual upward climb that has

recently plateaued. “Hard and Soft Maple have

been on fire and going wide open for the domestic

cabinet industry,” he continued. “I think the prices

on it have plateaued and there seems to be a little

more production of that available right now. But

again, there is nothing stacked up in our warehouses

as unsold.”

The president of a New York-based lumber supplier

noted that his company is likewise seeing

strong sales in 5/4 Hard Maple in the upper grades,

as well as 4/4 Soft Maple. He added 4/4 and 8/4

White Oak as a strong seller, although not on par

Market trends across the Southeast region remain

strong for Hardwood lumber sales, as some

sawmills are taking steps to stave off potential profit

loss due to price uncertainty for the near future.

For example, the sales manager of an Alabama-based

sawmill stated, “We’re holding some

inventory because we feel like prices are going to

continue to creep up. We’d rather have it in the warehouse

than sitting in accounts receivable. There are

no signs of Hardwood going down in price, it’s going

up every week, and we have plenty of warehouse

space.”

His company is currently seeing top sales in 4/4

and 5/4 Red and White Oak, along with 4/4 Ash and

Poplar. He noted that their “customers don’t understand

why prices are getting so high” and attributed

the increase to multiple factors, including a shortage

of logs and lumber going into a busier season.

An executive for a sawmill located in Arkansas

corroborated strong Hardwood sales in his area, as

well, particularly with 4/4 and 5/4 Red and White

Oak in all grades. “We are able to get rid of everything

that we end up producing,” he said. When

asked how the current market compares to the past

several months, he noted that sales are still strong

and demand is high, even as prices have continued

to rise.

He also stated that while they are starting to see

On the West Coast, some Hardwood lumber suppliers

reported that the market has slowed down,

but one lumberman called his sales “robust.” A

distribution yard representative in Oregon said, “In

spite of all the hurdles, we’ve done fairly well. I’d

say our market is robust. We’re very happy where

we are, from month to month. We have had a personnel

shortage, supply shortages and increases

in prices on lumber and plywood. In spite of all that,

we haven’t seen anything fall off. It’s been good.”

Compared to a few months ago, “I’d say that,

dollarwise, our sales have been consistently good.

We’re above year-to-date, six months ago as well

as today. I would just say with confidence that we

haven’t slowed down.”

He handles FAS Poplar, Superior Alder, Superior

1 Face Alder and Select & Better Red Oak. “Those

are our top species,” he stated. He sells lumber in

4/4 and 5/4 thicknesses, catering mainly to cabinet

manufacturers.

Besides cabinet manufacturers, he sells to furniture

makers, commercial fixtures manufacturers

and other yards. Asked how his customers are

doing sales-wise, he replied, “They keep cutting

PO’s.

“Transportation is a huge problem,” he remarked.

“There’s a major shortage of truck drivers. We’re

independent and we compete with giant corpora-

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CANADIAN TRENDS

News from suppliers about prices, trends, sales and inventories


Hardwood lumber is moving well in Quebec and

Ontario, despite a number of difficulties.

A sales and marketing representative for a lumber

producer in Quebec said, “The market is really

hot; the problem is obviously the supply for everyone.

For us, we’re trying to basically accommodate

the clients that we already had, so it’s a little tough

for us to find new clients, because we don’t have

the supply.”

He noted that their main problem at the time of

this writing is challenges involved with building back

inventory. “I think we’re starting to see that we’re

slowly building back our inventory but we’re all going

to see the difference eventually. We’re gonna

feel when the prices are hitting an all-time high and

it’s been a bubble like anything else right now.”

His company deals primarily with Hard and Soft

Maple, Yellow Birch, Red Oak and a smaller percentage

of all the others like Basswood and Aspen.

“The hottest species would be Yellow Birch first,

which is really tough to supply right now; everybody’s

asking for Birch. It’s reaching the same price

as Hard Maple, which is not normal. Second would

be Hard Maple and Soft Maple. And lastly would

be Red Oak.” They produce 4/4, 5/4, 6/4 and 8/4

thicknesses, with 8/4 being a top seller.

His customers are both distributors and end-users.

“They are finding the prices too high, but they

have no choice,” he stated. “It’s the same thing for

us, where we have trouble getting as much supply

as we used to, so we are happy in the end. Of

course, if we could have more lumber, it would be

even better for us.”

He concluded by stating, “Transportation is really

tough for everyone, so we have to work with our

freight department to try to figure stuff out. The prices

keep going up every week or so and the booking,

so it’s hard to work with our customers to have

an official date of transportation but we’re getting

through it. But eventually, it has to stop, because it’s

been like that for a year, and the past three months

have been really tough.

“We used to have two trucks and labor is tough

also, so we only have one truck on the road and

we’re trying to fill in the spot,” he continued. “But

everything else that goes to the U.S. for instance,

that’s all contract. And it’s expensive and it’s tough

to find people. I’m guessing because they have

trouble with labor across the border, as well.”

Another sales representative for a lumber distributor

in the Quebec region noted, “The market is

very brisk and our biggest issue is supply.” For his

company, White and Yellow Birch along with Hard

and Soft Maple (all 4/4) are top sellers, in No. 3

Common and Better.

Selling to manufacturers, distribution yards and

export markets, he noted that the company covers

everything from flooring plants to cabinet manufacturers.

Those customers are primarily unhappy

about the price increases they are experiencing.

“We have a love-hate relationship,” he said. “They

hate me when I give the price increases to them

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NEWS DEVELOPMENTS

NEWS ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL

HARDWOOD CONSUMERS INCLUDING MERGERS,

PLANT EXPANSIONS & ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

WITMER FURNITURE EXPANDS, ADDS TWO

FURNITURE COLLECTIONS

Witmer Furniture of Abbotsford, WI is introducing

two new solid wood bedroom collections soon and

is expanding its facility, according to Kevin Schlinkmann,

company president.

Witmer Furniture builds quality

solid wood furniture including

bedroom sets, home office and

occasional tables. It purchases all

its lumber from U.S. sources and

manufactures its products only in

the U.S. Species include Birch,

Cherry, Red Oak, QS Red Oak,

Aspen and Poplar in grades No.

1 Common and Select and Better

and in thicknesses of 4/4, 5/4, 6/4

and 8/4.

Schlinkmann described the two solid wood bedroom

collections.

“Our new Verona Collection is a Shaker look that

emphasizes clean lines and solid

wood construction. It will be offered

in Maple, Cherry, Birch and

Oak and eight finishes,” he noted.

Secondly, “Our new Harmony

group is a stylish design that will

appeal to a wide variety of consumers.

It features cutout drawer

faces, tapered legs and is available

in Maple, Birch, Cherry and

Oak woods with eight finish options,”

he stated.

To learn more, go to www.wit

merfurniture.com.

VA and flagship showrooms in High Point and Las

Vegas. The expansion into Morganton will be the

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Kevin Schlinkmann

The building expansion will include

the production area, finishing

area and warehouse, Schlinkmann

said. “Currently we are

finalizing plans for physical building

expansion, and improving our

finishing line, which will include a

new spray gun system and robotic

sprayers. In addition, we are continually

researching equipment

that can increase our capacity,

improve efficiencies or better our

product,” Schlinkmann stated, according

to published reports.

VANGUARD FURNITURE

COMPANY EXPANDS ITS

OPERATIONS

Vanguard Furniture Company,

Inc., a Conover, NC furniture manufacturer,

plans to add 100 new

jobs in Burke County, Governor

Roy Cooper announced recently,

a state press release reported.

The company will invest more

than $5.9 million for an expansion

of its manufacturing, warehousing

and distribution operations to

Morganton, NC, according to published

reports.

Vanguard Furniture is a manufacturer

and marketer of high-end

case goods and upholstery. It is

a family held company, employing

680 associates operating out

of seven manufacturing facilities

in Conover, NC, and Hillsville,

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HMA UPDATE

WORDS TO LIVE BY

These past several months I’ve

been on the road for the Association,

and it’s been wonderful seeing and

speaking with you. What hasn’t

been so wonderful is hearing that

labor issues continue to impact your

operations, and that a resolve to the

labor crisis, unfortunately continues

to elude many in our industry.

Yes, technological advances are being made

to lessen staffing concerns. But for the here and

now, it’s clear that we simply need to grow our own

workforce. How do we do that?

I’ll remind you of the employee training opportunities,

open to all industry stakeholders, being

offered by the Northcentral Technical College

(NTC) at their 27,000 square foot state-of-the-art

Wood Technology Center of Excellence, in Antigo,

Wisconsin. The courses and workshops, designed

to help fill the labor gaps haunting the Hardwood

industry, are affordable, flexible, and they’re

happening NOW.

Hardwood Sawmilling Certificate

Program – June 6-July 1

This unique 4-week/5 credit program is an

excellent opportunity to enhance the skills of

your A+ employees. It will focus on Hardwood

Lumber Inspection; Sawing, Edging

and Trimming to Maximize Profits;

Hardwood Log Scaling and Grading;

and Species Identification for

Hardwood Lumber and Logs. Check

ntc.edu for updated information.

Hardwood Log Scaling &

Grading Workshop – June 11-12

In this two-day hands-on workshop, conducted

in the classroom and off-site at a local sawmill,

participants will learn how to apply log scaling

principles and grading criteria used by industry

professionals to merchandise Hardwood logs. Call

715-675-3331 to check availability.

Hardwood Manufacturers Certificate

Program – August 29-November 18

Upon completion of this 12-week, 14.45

credit Program, certificate holders will be able

to identify Hardwood species; scale, grade and

value Hardwood logs; inspect Hardwood lumber

applying NHLA grading rules; breakdown logs

and edge/trim lumber; investigate slicer and rotary

veneer manufacturing; examine the physical and

mechanical properties of wood; and operate a

conventional dry kiln. Visit ntc.edu or call 715-675-

3331 for additional course information.

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BY LINDA JOVANOVICH,

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT,

HARDWOOD MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION,

PITTSBURGH, PA

412-244-0440

WWW.HMAMEMBERS.ORG

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AHEC REPORT

SLOW: A PROJECT BY AHEC

Slow Design For Fast Change

BE PART OF

BUILDING

SOMETHING

BIG

From November 2021 to February

2022, Berlin’s Kunstgewerbemuseum

(Museum of Decorative Arts) opened its

permanent collection for a special showcase

of the sustainability and versatility

of wood as a design material.

Initiated by the American Hardwood

Export Council (AHEC), “SLOW” consists

of nine projects from emerging

designers working with American Red

Oak, Cherry, and Hard and Soft Maple.

Slow acts as a counter to “fast” consumption

like fast fashion and fast food

that encourage constant excess, and

the Slow project’s contemporary designs represent

fresh voices that articulate new ways of thinking

about sustainability and accountability in terms of

design, materials and production process.

The rise of ‘slow’

The values of our society are changing. As much

as the rise of individualism generated a diversity of

lifestyles and approaches to consumption, it has

also brought about a changed understanding of

quality in terms of design. Today, more and more of

us are taking into account considerations

such as the design process, production

location and materials used when making

buying decisions, alongside the broader

concerns of sustainability and quality.

Products that keep materials in circulation

for as long as possible are increasingly

appealing. In parallel, the

global COVID-19 pandemic has made

people re-evaluate their lives and reassess

how they want to spend their time,

as lockdowns, working from home and

social distancing have transformed the

way we live and work. All over the world,

once-hectic routines have been forced to slow down

drastically, making people even more aware of what

and how they consume.

The concept of ‘slow’ – as understood in terms of

slow fashion or slow food – has come to entail a holistic

approach to creative thinking, processes and

products. It does not refer to how long it takes to

design or do something, but rather to an expanded

state of awareness; to accountability for daily actions;

and to the potential for a richer spectrum of

experience for individuals and communities.

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Where We’ve Been

It’s no secret, the hardwood industry has been losing market share to

products that look like wood, but have none of the natural benefits or

authentic attributes of Real American Hardwood. In order to recapture

market share and improve industry stability, hardwood organizations

united to form the Real American Hardwood Coalition.

Where We Are

The goal is to develop a national consumer promotion campaign on a

scale that’s never been seen before. And a lot has been accomplished

in a short period of time—including the completion of an extensive

consumer research initiative, establishing brand guidelines, registering

trademarks, and launching social media profiles.

Where We’re Going, Together

The next steps will have the largest impact on the industry and require

buy-in from all industry stakeholders. The Coalition is preparing to

launch a comprehensive promotion campaign—including a consumeroriented

website, in-store promotion at top big box stores, a broad

media relations campaign, social media influencer partnerships, print

and web advertising, and much more.

How You Can Get Involved

Moving the campaign forward and expanding its reach will take the

support of the entire industry—for the benefit of the entire industry.

■ Make a voluntary contribution to help fund the consumer

promotion campaign.

BY MICHAEL SNOW,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

AMERICAN HARDWOOD EXPORT COUNCIL,

STERLING, VA

703-435-2900

WWW.AHEC.ORG

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■ Use the Real American Hardwood logo on your sales and

marketing communications, facilities and vehicles, products,

and website.

■ Follow @RealAmericanHardwood on Instagram and Facebook,

and tag #RealAmericanHardwood in your social media posts.

Visit RealAmericanHardwood.org to learn more and get on board.


Missouri Hardwood Products primarily uses Red and White Oak for its flooring, but it also satisfies a limited market for Maple, Hickory

and Cherry flooring.

Missouri Hardwood Products sources much of its lumber from sawmills that utilize trees from a nearby forest.

Missouri Hardwood Products

Has A Solid Reputation As A Quality

Manufacturer Of Flooring

“We run a clean operation.

We take pride in what we do. The

people here are people who are

really proud of this place and want to

take care of it.”

– Chris Murphy, plant manager

Missouri Hardwood Products

By Scott Dalton

Brighton, MO—Since 1993 Missouri Hardwood Products,

located here, has been a reliable, go-to business

for homeowners and contractors alike looking for quality

Hardwood flooring. Keeping their business as local as possible,

the company sources much of its lumber from sawmills

that utilize trees from the Ozark forest.

Chris Murphy, plant manager, said the company employs

about 30 people and is designed to meet the needs of its customers,

even during these challenging times for the lumber

industry.

“We have a rip line that is the beginning stages of the flooring,

which is located in a medium-sized building,” he said. “We

also have a planer, a rip saw, and three chop saws. We have

three kilns, two with 100,000 board-foot-capacity each and

one with a 50,000 board-foot-capacity.”

To provide some sense of the scale of production, Murphy

said that when the kilns are running for a solid month, they

Among the types of wood that Missouri Hardwood Products uses

is No. 1 Common Red Oak.

can process upwards of 300,000 board feet. The

company also operates a stacker that can move between

20,000 and 25,000 board feet a day. He added

that Missouri Hardwood Products also employs

a large air-dry yard and purchases in excess of 3

million board feet annually. The company is also a

member of both the National Wood Flooring Association

and the Missouri Forest Products Association.

“We run a clean operation,” Murphy said. “We

take pride in what we do. We are kind of tucked

away in the rural area of Brighton, Missouri. The

people here are people who are really proud of this

place and want to take care of it.”

Missouri Hardwood Products employs about 30 people and is

designed to meet the needs of its customers, even during challenging

times for the lumber industry.

Murphy said Missouri Hardwood Products has a

solid reputation as a quality manufacturer of flooring.

“We always put out a great product, and we

are well-known around this area,” he noted, adding

that the company is always looking for ways to better

serve its customers. “We recently put in a new

moulder that has greatly increased our production

ability.”

The firm primarily uses Red and White Oak for its

flooring, but Murphy added that the company also

satisfies a limited market for Maple, Hickory and

Cherry flooring. He said the operation also provides

some smaller services on the side, such as hauling

and selling their own sawdust.

Murphy noted that the pandemic has had an impact

on the supply chain, and that this has affected

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When lumber is received at Alan McIlvain Company, it is

put on sticks and air-dried.

Streamlining With Equipment Upgrades At

Alan McIlvain Company

Marcus Hook, PA–Hardwood lumber distributor

Alan McIlvain Company, headquartered

here, has been offering custom-width sorted

Hardwood lumber since 1798. Product offerings

from Alan McIlvain Company include: custom-width

sorted rough lumber, custom and standard mouldings,

S4S with priming, sanding, and kiln-drying

available.

With arguably one of the most diverse and largest

inventories of any Hardwood supplier on the East

Coast, Alan McIlvain Company purchases approximately

12 million board feet combined annually in

Hardwoods, softwoods and imported species.

Stocking primarily FAS grade or Better Hardwoods

based on National Hardwood Lumber Association

(NHLA) grading rules, species available

include Red and White Oak; Ash; Basswood; Birch;

Walnut; Hard and Soft Maple; Poplar; Hickory; Cypress;

Cherry; Alaskan yellow cedar; white pine;

By Michelle Keller

Sapele; Spanish cedar; African Mahogany; Jatoba;

Teak; Ipe; and Santos Mahogany (4/4-16/4 FAS &

Better).

In the last three years, Alan McIlvain Company

has upgraded all of its operational equipment to

streamline processes and obtain efficiency gains.

From left are members of the seventh generation of leadership in

the Alan McIlvain Company: Weld McIlvain, Jordan McIlvain and

Alan “Lan” McIlvain III.

Hardwood is seen being run through a rip saw. “We offer consistency

in all species of Hardwood lumber,” Lan McIlvain said.

With state-of-the-art dry kilns and some of the most

experienced operators in the industry producing

consistently dried, tension-free lumber, President

Lan McIlvain said the company’s automated sorting

equipment allows them to produce a wide variety

of width, length and grade combinations. “Our

process is unified so that a customer can order the

exact lumber he needs to complete his projects

with minimal waste,” he explained. “We’ve recently

updated our equipment with new Weinig moulders

and a new priming line that not everybody knows

we have. We installed a new Weinig ripsaw and

Weinig grinders.” Vice President Jordan McIlvain

added, “All of the new moulders have HSK heads

on them.”

The company also has six American Wood Dryer

kilns with 60,000 board foot capacity each as well

as a 30-bin automated stacking/sorting system.

Jordan McIlvain described the process at Alan

McIlvain Lumber Company. “We receive the lumber

and put it on sticks and air-dry it for the appropriate

amount of time depending on the species

and thickness. After we dry it, we bring it right back

in and take it off the sticks and sort it by widths and

lengths so that it’s presorted. After the sort it’s run

into inventory. Everything is run to order; we don’t

pre-run mouldings. Everything is run to the specifications

of the customer’s request.”

Lan McIlvain added, “We inventory all FAS lumber

in several different species and then we sell

about 50 percent of it as rough and surfaced lumber.

The other 50 percent goes into our moulding

and millwork operation. We have a priming line and

offer painted mouldings, also. Our millwork is all

custom and run-to-order for customer specs.”

With many of their lumber and lumber products

in special applications, Lan McIlvain said diversity

“We offer consistency in all

species of Hardwood lumber.

When the market changes, we’re

flexible. We’ve grown the company to

a point where we focus on customizing

our products to our customers’

specifications.”

– Alan McIlvain Company President, Lan McIlvain

and quality set Alan McIlvain apart. The company’s

7th generation status provides the evidence that

the operation not only provides quality products,

but has the wherewithal to withstand challenges.

“As one of the premier Hardwood lumber suppliers

in the mid-Atlantic region, we provide quality Hardwoods

for an infinite variety of applications,” Jordan

McIlvain said. “We’re committed to providing

exceptional customer service. Every department

contains friendly, knowledgeable staff to assist in

every stage of the lumber and moulding process—

from supplying quotes based on customer requests

to delivering every order as quickly as possible.”

“We offer consistency in all species of Hardwood

lumber,” Lan McIlvain added. “When the market

changes, we’re flexible. We’ve grown the company

to a point where we focus on customizing our products

to our customers’ specifications.”

Focusing on the midsize customers from two to

three person shops to larger, commercial customers,

the strong roots of the Alan McIlvain Company,

located 10 miles south of Philadelphia, have proven

sturdy over the 224-year span that the firm has

been in business.

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Alan McIlvain Company is committed to providing exceptional

customer service, even in inclement weather.

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Thousands Attend NWFA Expo

Photos by Terry Miller

Tampa, FL– The National Wood Flooring Association

(NWFA) traveled here to the Tampa Convention

Center recently to welcome approximately

3,000 attendees to its Annual Wood Flooring Expo.

The event has been hosted by NWFA for nearly four

decades.

2022’s keynote speaker was Elliot Eisenberg,

Ph.D., the Bowtie Economist, who is an internationally

acclaimed economist and public speaker. Formerly

a Senior Economist with the National Association

of Home Builders, Eisenberg offered insights

on the economy, labor and supply chain issues, inflation,

reducing risk, staying ahead of the financial

curve, and more.

Additionally, this Expo featured 40-plus hours of

industry-specific education and product demonstrations,

340-plus booths on the trade show floor, and

more than 50 networking opportunities. A Manufacturer

& Distributor Reception was also held to create

networking opportunities for all industry professionals

in attendance.

One of the NWFA’s newest additions to Expo was

the pre-show education session for business owners,

which included the following topic: Succession

Planning & Combating New Tax Proposals – Assuring

the Successful Continuation of Your Company.

Business owners learned tools and strategies regarding

business succession, wealth preservation,

and transition of assets.

Another new show feature this year was a fourpart

Business Plan Workshop. Expo participants

who attended learned why business plans are essential

for successful outcomes, how to conduct

market analysis, how to establish short-term and

long-term goals, how to formalize your legal structure,

how to secure funding, and more.

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Randy Schertz and Shannon Farrar, North Wood Flooring LLC,

Coleman, WI; Mike O’Neil, Mike O’Neil Company, Clovis, CA; and

Tom Bieberitz, North Wood Flooring LLC

Andre Mathieu, Rosalie Boutin, Genevieve Berthiaume and David

Lauzon Jr., Lauzon Hardwood Floors, Papineauville, QC

Jim Robinson, Joshua Walker, Beth Murphy and Chris Murphy,

Missouri Hardwood Products, Brighton, MO

Mike Knight, Mullican Flooring, Johnson City, TN; and Larry

Beers, Beers Flooring, Annapolis, MD

Peter Connor, WD Flooring LLC, Laona, WI; and Wil Maxwell,

Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc., Monticello, AR

Zach Muhl, Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring, Emlenton,

PA; and Cristiano Massa, Express Hardwood & Flooring, Denver,

CO

Dallas Wirkus and Riley Tardio, Tampa International Forest Products, Tampa, FL; Travis Ervin, Truss Beasley and Skylar Gossett,

Beasley Flooring Products Inc., Hazlehurst, GA; and Justin Dery and Jordan Dery, Tropical Forest Products, Mississauga, ON

Monica Singleton, Bobby Cloer, Clint McDaniel, Courtney Powell and Zach Spangler, Oakcrest Lumber Inc., Buena Vista, GA; Cindy

Oest, LAMINSA Hardwood Floors Magazine, Iturbe, Paraguay; Dewey Bunker, Hardwoods Specialty Products, Gorham, ME; and Tiffany

Candia, LAMINSA Hardwood Floors Magazine

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NWFA EXPO PHOTOS Continued

(Front row, from left) Jeff Skelton, Hassell & Hughes Lumber Co.

Inc., Collinwood, TN; Chip Vice, Demopolis Hardwood Flooring

Inc., Demopolis, AL; (Back row, from left) and Jerry Hollis, Tim

Franks and Jonathan Littlejohn, Hassell & Hughes Lumber Co.

Inc.

Rob Quilliam and Steve Esmaeili, Indiana Floor Inc., Lorton, VA;

and Jeff Lewis, Lewis Brothers Lumber Company Inc., Aliceville,

AL

Elizabeth Coleman and Jeff Fairbanks, Peachey Hardwood Flooring,

Reedsville, PA

Sprigg Lynn, Universal Floors Inc., Washington, DC; and Jesse

Joyce and Larry Cox, Middle Tennessee Lumber Co., Burns, TN

Paul Rezuke Jr., Paul Rezuke Sr. and Derick Roy, Wickham Hardwood

Flooring, Wickham, QC

Cyrus Hund, Armstrong-Citywide Inc., Grandview, MO; and Stuart

Smith, Smith Flooring Inc., Mountainview, MO

Dewey Bunker, Hardwoods Specialty Products, Gore, ME; and

Robin and William Church, Appalachian Lumber Company Inc.,

Wilkesboro, NC

Lee Lewis, Libby Lewis Clayton and Mike Lewis, Reliance Hardwood

Flooring, Dickson, TN

Tim Girardi and Mike Gaines, Logs 2 Lumber 2 You LLC, Memphis,

TN; Ray Webb, Aacer Flooring, Peshtigo, WI; and Paul Newton,

Logs 2 Lumber 2 You LLC

Rick Johnson, Mirage Hardwood Flooring, Tampa, FL; and Marie-Joel

Bosse and Jerome Goulet, Mirage Hardwood Floors,

Saint Georges, QC

Glen Miller, Jim Duke and Chris Moore, Graf Brothers Flooring,

South Shore, KY

Tommy Maxwell, Andrew Richey, Wil Maxwell, Darrell Orrell and

Josh Smith, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc., Monticello, AR

Linda Jovanovich, Hardwood Manufacturers Association, Pittsburgh,

PA; Terry Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis,

TN; and Dana Lee Cole, Hardwood Federation, Washington, DC

Clint Brucker, Gehl Flooring Supply Inc., Wauwatosa, WI; Dan

Lennon, Jacqueline Monteilh and Steve Stoufflet, Robinson Lumber

Company, New Orleans, LA; and Jacob Hoppe, Gehl Flooring

Supply Inc.

Ovidiu Rus, NDM Floors Distributor, Marietta, GA; Rob Dahlberg,

Buchanan Hardwood Flooring Co. LLC, Aliceville, AL; and Narcis

Rus, NDM Floors Distributor

Steve White, Barefoot Flooring/Cummings Lumber Company

Inc., Troy, PA; John Thafvelin, Woodcare USA LLC, Atlanta, GA;

Peter Nazarenko, Planet Hardwood, St. George, VT; and Todd

Steadman, Barefoot Flooring/Cummings Lumber Company Inc.

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NWFA EXPO PHOTOS Continued

Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High

Point, NC; and Renee Hornsby and John Hester, National Hardwood

Lumber Association, Memphis, TN

Bobby Comisky, Muscanell Millworks Inc., Cortez, CO; Matt Yest,

Kendrick Forest Products Inc., Edgewood, IA; and Kyle Rice,

Muscanell Millworks Inc.

Rob Dahlberg, Buchanan Hardwood Flooring Co. LLC, Aliceville,

AL; Jesse Joyce, Middle Tennessee Lumber Co., Burns, TN; Jacqueline

Monteilh, Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans, LA;

and Jim Bailey, Buchanan Hardwood Flooring Co. LLC

Ray Webb, Greg Arnold and Whit Lovinggood, Aacer Flooring,

Peshtigo, WI

Cameron Merrick, Scott Burega, Paul Stringer, Diana Gurley, Jim Cook and Steve Merrick, Somerset Hardwood Flooring, Somerset,

KY

Rob Cottrill, Macon Hardwood, Macon, GA; and Todd Byrd, PLMI,

Philadelphia, PA

Mark Hageman, Northwest Hardwoods Inc., Maple Valley, WA;

Charles Graham, Appalachian Flooring Ltd., Cowansville, QC;

Jim Canter, Northwest Hardwoods Inc., Erie, PA; and Jason Gobel,

Northwest Hardwoods Inc., Frisco, TX

Matt Bubar, Summit Forest Products, Knoxville, TN; Truss Beasley,

Beasley Flooring Products Inc., Hazlehurst, GA; Kevin Cloer,

Oakcrest Lumber Inc., Newport, TN; and David Blackburn, Horizon

Forest Products, Raleigh, NC

Justin Rutledge, Springcreek Flooring, West Plains, MO; Josh

Olar, Otti Olar and Nathan Trifan, First Atlanta Flooring LLC, Lawrenceville,

GA; Steve Bunch, Springcreek Flooring; and Serge

Herman, First Atlanta Flooring LLC

Zach Spangler, Oakcrest Lumber Inc., Newport, TN; Bobby Cloer, Oakcrest Lumber Inc., Buena Vista, GA; Matt Bubar, Summit Forest

Products, Knoxville, TN; Truss Beasley, Beasley Flooring Products Inc., Hazlehurst, GA; Kevin Cloer, Oakcrest Lumber Inc., Newport,

TN; and David Blackburn, Horizon Forest Products, Raleigh, NC

Matt Yest, Kendrick Forest Products Inc., Edgewood, IA; Rose Mary Cummings, Darrell Orrell and Keith Waldrop, Maxwell Hardwood

Flooring Inc., Monticello, AR; and Shay Dugal, Ouachita Hardwood Flooring LLC, Warren, AR

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SWHMC Attendees Report

Positive, Busy Markets

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By Terry Miller

Natchez, MS–The overall mood at the recent

Southwestern Hardwood Manufacturers Club

(SWHMC) was very optimistic. The concerns are

the rising interest rates and inflation coupled with

labor and logistics. The meeting was held here at

The Grand Hotel and was attended by 125 people.

The general consensus was that prices are good

and demand is strong, domestically as well as internationally.

A sawmill representative from Arkansas, whose

firm produces over 70 percent Red Oak, described

the market as in good shape and he has a log supply.

Another sawmill in South Arkansas said, along

with everybody else, his business is very good.

Labor is an ongoing issue, but lumber prices are

good.

An Arkansas flooring manufacturer said his operation

is running two shifts and that pricing has

softened just a little bit on the flooring.

A Hardwood green mill attendee from Mississippi

commented that his biggest problems are labor and

diesel, but business is good and pricing is good.

Another representative from a Mississippi sawmill

said he is thankful that he has a son following

in his footsteps in the industry. Otherwise, finding

workers is an issue for his company too. At another

mill in that state, log availability was a challenge at

the time of this writing. He also cited issues with

labor, trucking and parts to keep his mill operating.

However, his mat business is solid.

A different sawmill in Mississippi is running 85

hours a week with good log inventory. They have

about a million and a half feet on his yard and lumber

sales are good. He said he has had a hard time

getting saws for his head rig, band saws and parts

and, again, labor is a constant issue with all sawmills.

Another Mississippi lumber producer that operates

more than one sawmill said his business is

strong. He cuts bridge timbers and that is going

well. His cross tie business is healthy also. His log

supply is solid for a month at one of his facilities

and maybe a little more than a month at the other.

He has seen a shortage of loggers and labor is an

issue from the logging standpoint, as well as the

sawmills.

A Louisiana representative, whose sawmill cuts

primarily Hardwoods and a little bit of pine, said that

the loggers are struggling to keep up where his mill

is located.

Other attendees echoed labor shortage sentiments

and also the majority representing the cross

tie industry reported good markets. One noted,

“You just can’t get enough cross ties, and the labor

shortage is a compounding problem.”

Sawmill equipment manufacturers in attendance

stated that they are about 16 months out in regard

to filling orders for carriages and other equipment

that they offer. One noted it is historic at the moment

as far as demand for sawmill equipment.

Lastly, a concentration yard representative from

Indiana said they are sold out regarding White Oak

and they are seeing the price that they are paying

coming down. They are even buying kiln-dried

White Oak now, even though they are a drying operation.

This company brokers a lot of lumber for

the export market. He said demand is high in Europe

and that Ukraine was a large supplier of White

Oak for the European market. He added that the

demand is coming to North America for White Oak

in the European market since it is now not coming

from Ukraine. They have also seen orders from

China pick up in the 30 days prior to the SWHMC

meeting.

The Southwestern Hardwood Manufacturers

Club raised $1,100 for the Hardwood Federation,

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Jacob Harrison II, J.M. Jones Lumber Company Inc., Natchez,

MS; Ray Curlee, Jones Lumber Co. Inc., Natchez, MS; and Jacob

Harrison, J.M. Jones Lumber Company Inc

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

Kevin Lammons, All Star Forest Products Inc., Nashville, TN;

Ronald Holland, Gross & Janes Co., Natchitoches, LA; and Bill

Behan, President, Gross & Janes Co., St. Louis, MO

Jack Williams, Forestry Mutual Insurance Co., Gulfport, MS; Cody

Moak, Hunt Forest Products LLC, Olla, LA; Connor Peterson and

Dee Peterson, Keith D. Peterson & Co. Inc., Shreveport, LA; and

Lee Jones, J.M. Jones Lumber Company Inc., Natchez, MS

Bob White, Pierce Construction and Maintenance Co. Inc., Jacksonville, FL; Chad Sorrells, Sorrells Sawmill Inc., Holly Springs, AR;

Wood Holley, Linden Lumber LLC, Linden, AL; Marty Cornett, Pierce Construction and Maintenance Co. Inc., Petal, MS; and Chad

Smith, USNR, Hot Springs, AR

Butch Ousley, Buchanan Hardwoods, Aliceville, AL; Jordan

Sharp and Sam Sharp, Hamburg Hardwood Flooring Inc., Hamburg,

AR; and Tommy Maxwell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc.,

Monticello, AR

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Dr. Rubin Shmulsky, Sustainable Bioproducts, Mississippi State

University, Starkville, MS; Billy Cowart and Pete Johnson, Taylor

Machine Works Inc., Louisville, MS; and Grady Humphries, Kitchens

Lumber Company LLC, Utica, MS

Andy Nuffer, DMSi Software/eLIMBS/TallyExpress, Winston-Salem,

NC; Blu Lowery and Bill Ward, Ward Timber Ltd., Linden,

TX; and David Engelkes, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc., Monticello,

AR

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SWHMC PHOTOS Continued

Lawrence Jones, Stella-Jones Corp., Alexandria, LA; Tim Lott

and Joey Childs, Rutland Lumber Company, Collins, MS; and

Kelly Hostetter, Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans, LA

Keith Price, Corley Mfg. Co., Chattanooga, TN; Lance Ramsey,

Yazoo Lumber & Mats, Yazoo City, MS; and Jeff Wilkinson, Indiana

Veneers Corp., French Lick, IN

Sydnie West and Jake Rogers, Rogers Lumber Company, Camden, AR; Tommy Maxwell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc., Monticello,

AR; Kristen and Joe Rogers, Rogers Lumber Company, Camden, AR; and Dana Lee Cole, Hardwood Federation, Washington, DC

Nate Irby, Railway Tie Association, Vicksburg, MS; Terry and Kellye Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; and Ann and

Jimmy Hunt, Hunt Forest Products LLC, Ruston, LA

Kelly and Ale Hostetter, Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans,

LA; and Kellye and Terry Miller, National Hardwood Magazine,

Memphis, TN

Tyler Walley, Rutland Lumber Company, Collins, MS; and Wesley

Robinson, Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans, LA

Lawrence Jones, Randy Clark and Therese Hadwin, Stella-Jones

Corp., Alexandria, LA; and David Roberts, Stella-Jones Corp.,

Jonesboro, LA

Leslie Rutland, Rutland Lumber Company, Collins, MS; John

Jones, Ward Timber Ltd., Linden, TX; and Charlie Netterville, Netterville

Lumber Co., Woodville, MS

Eddie Carson, Beasley Flooring, Franklin, NC; and Jeff Wilkinson,

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Spring NELA Meeting

Woodstock, VT–The New England Lumbermen’s

Association (NELA) recently gathered

here at The Woodstock Inn & Resort for their annual

spring meeting. Attendance was strong at 85

attendees with most of that number being members

Photos by Leslie Brienza

from Canada who could not attend meetings in the

U.S. for several months due to COVID restrictions.

The morning started with a registration and coffee

hour where old acquaintances were renewed

after the long hiatus. After a buffet lunch the group

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Beasley Forest Products produces 170 million bd. ft.

of Southern Hardwood and Cypress lumber annually.

Loren Voyer, Kennebec Lumber Co., Solon, ME; John Goodfellow,

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Shawn Collins, Tioga Hardwoods, Berkshire, NY; Andre Montigny,

AM Hardwood, Montréal, QC; and Lloyd Lovett, King City/

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Linwood Truitt and John Stevenson are in charge of kiln-dried lumber sales; and Ray Turner handles industrial sales at Beasley Forest Products.

Beasley Forest Products offers:

• sorted and random widths in Red Oak (4/4), White Oak (4/4), Poplar (4/4 & 8/4), Ash (4/4 & 8/4)

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• 1.7 million bd. ft. kiln capacity.

• Cypress framing timbers and manufacture various tongue-and-groove patterns.

• pallet components (cut stock) and pallet cants.

• cross ties and industrial timbers.

• crane mats for the pipeline industry.

• prompt delivery with company trucks and local trucking companies.

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Cell: (912) 253-9000

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P.O. Box 788 • Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539

Phone: (912) 375-5174 • Fax: (912) 375-9191

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MISSOURI HARDWOOD Continued from page 19

When the kilns are running for a solid month at Missouri Hardwood Products, they can process upwards of 300,000 board feet.

Stacks of No. 1 Common 4/4 White Oak sit ready for manufacturing.

Missouri Hardwood Products. He said these are unusual

times in the lumber business. “You can buy

lumber right now, but it’s such a high-priced product;

the challenge is to find mills that will sell you

lumber and be able to turn a profit on that.”

Murphy noted that the sawmills, too, are facing

challenges, especially when it comes to finding

qualified employees. The result has been that the

overall level of Hardwood production is down considerably,

especially when compared with the high

demand.

“We have issues finding help also,” Murphy said.

“We have recently increased our wages to stay

competitive with others in the area. This helps encourage

those that are looking for gainful employment

with a company that they can grow with.”

Looking toward the future, Murphy said the plan

at Missouri Hardwood Products is to focus on the

core flooring business that they know and do so

well, and to keep customers satisfied.

“Some are contractors, but occasionally we will

have homeowners come into the office and purchase

flooring from us,” he said. “We have huge

contracting jobs with thousands of feet of flooring,

and then we will have some people who will want

200 or 300 feet of flooring. There is a wide range

of jobs.”

More important, Murphy said, is that Missouri

Hardwood Products is a proud member of the community

it serves. “I take a sense of pride in being

able to help the community in that sort of way. We

frequently donate or participate in local organizations

and school fundraisers. We want our community

to know we are here, and we care.” n

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ALAN MCILVAIN COMPANY Continued from page 21

When Hugh McIlvain, a Quaker of Scotch-Irish

descent, opened the doors of his lumber company

in 1798, in Philadelphia, he planted seeds that

would continue to grow for generations to come.

In the late 1700’s, the company used rivers and

canals to transport lumber from sawmills to their

lumberyard. The early McIlvain customers were

carpenters, furniture makers and industrialists.

By selling lumber to home construction companies,

the company overcame one of its first obstacles:

The Embargo Act of 1807, which stopped all

shipments to and from American ports.

By 1834, the first rail/canal connection was

completed from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, which

conveniently ended right at the McIlvain’s door,

presently the location of Philadelphia’s 30th St.

Station. This marked the beginning of the railroad

era, bringing about numerous opportunities for the

McIlvains.

During the Civil War, lumber was used in factories

to construct arms and war-related items. By

1868, the third generation of McIlvains was running

the family business and their contagious popularity

continued to spread, due to the quality service they

provided. In 1872, the University of Pennsylvania

called upon the McIlvain Lumber Company for materials

needed to build its new campus in West Philadelphia.

When the company approached its 100-year anniversary,

a Centennial celebration was held. The

New York Lumber Trade Journal said, “This is the

only instance of the kind in the United States of a

lumber concern 100 years old at least by succession

in direct line… what the family does not know

about lumber is certainly not worth studying. Some

lumbermen come and go, but McIlvain’s go on forever.”

In 1906, the McIlvains had yet another obstacle

to hurdle, when the Philadelphia lumberyard was

destroyed by fire. About 12 million board feet of

lumber and sheds went up in flames, letting off a

glow that could be seen as far as 60 miles away in

Atlantic City, NJ.

The company remained strong after the fire and

was able to continue doing business because of a

delivery that carried 138 carloads of lumber, which

was already in route before the fire broke out.

During both World War I and World War II, the

McIlvains used their established reputation to again

provide lumber to shipyards.

Shifting gears in 1946, the company closed its retail

store and began selling only to industrial clients.

Today, the Alan McIlvain Company has 90 employees

with Alan Mcllvain III, Jordan McIlvain and

Weld McIlvain of the 7th generation running the

business.

Passing the tests of endurance and trial, McIlvain

ancestors have succeeded in the lumber industry.

Seven generations have proven their strength and

reliability in providing lumber and millwork all over

the world.

Alan McIlvain Company is a member of the National

Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA); International

Wood Products Association (IWPA);

Hardwood Manufacturers Association (HMA);

A forklift driver loads lumber into one of Alan McIlvain Company’s

state-of-the-art dry kilns.

Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club; and Keystone Kiln-

Dried Association. Jordan McIlvain is a board member

of the NHLA and the Hardwood Federation, the

Treasurer of the IWPA, and the past president of

the Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club. n

For more information visit www.alanmcilvain.com.

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NWFA EXPO Continued from page 22 NELA Continued from page 32

•Define career paths and educational

opportunities specific to women in the industry

•Recognize the outstanding achievements

and contributions of women in the industry

Objectives at Expo

•Meet and celebrate new incoming NWFA

Board Chairman (Julie Russell)

•Hear from female industry advocate

(Kayleen McCabe)

•Establish projects/goals (open discussion)

sat down for a highly anticipated business discussion

moderated by former President Bob Chase of

Quabbin Timber. Happy hour and dinner followed

the afternoon session.

For further information regarding the NELA

please contact Secretary/Treasurer Chris Castano

at ccastano@mainewoods.net. n

Homdi Soliman, Panel Town & Floors, Columbus, OH; John Kiepper, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling Inc., Middlefield, OH;

Hank Adams, Bison Hardwood LLC, Arlee, MT; Sam Thomas, Panel Town & Floors; and Michael Coates, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring

& Paneling Inc.

An additional new event at this year’s Expo was

the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Breakfast.

WIN was launched in 2018, but this year was the

first in-person meeting. Approximately 100 women

attended. WIN’s goals and objectives are as follows:

•Unite women throughout the wood flooring

supply chain

•Provide opportunities to network, support,

and learn from each other

•Develop programs and resources to address

the needs of women in the industry

•Identify ways to recruit, retain and advance

women in the industry

Lastly, a Student Day was held in which young

men and women from local high schools were invited

to attend the show to learn more about our industry.

Students took part in demonstrations, toured

the trade show floor, learned about career paths in

the industry, and had opportunities to meet with

companies anxious to hire. n

Want to learn more?

Visit www.nwfa.org.

Benjamin Hull, Ernie Wetzel and Jon St. Jean, Hull Forest Products,

Pomfret, CT

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NELA PHOTOS Continued

LAKE STATES Continued from page 8

Gerry van Veenendaal, Allegheny Wood Products, Marble, PA;

Bob Cafiero, Meadow River Lumber Co., Rainelle, WV; Russell

Shamblen, Premier Hardwood Products, Syracuse, NY; Andy-

Godzinski, Rex Lumber, Acton, MA; and Peter Irish, Woodline

Lumber Co., Alburg, VT

Bob Chase Jr., Quabbin Timber Inc., Rutland, MA; Philip Bibeau,

Wood Products Manufacturers Association, Westminster, MA;

Chris Castano, Maine Woods Company, Portage Lake, ME; and

Marc Kendrew, Kennebec Lumber Co., Solon, ME

Marc Legros, Prolam, Cap-Saint-Ignace, QC; Shawn Collins, Tioga

Hardwoods, Berkshire, NY; and Cliff Clune, Clune Lumber,

Elkin, NC

Rob Hill, Holt & Bugbee, Tewksbury, MA; Shawn Collins, Tioga

Hardwoods, Berkshire, NY; and Andy Godzinski, Rex Lumber,

Acton, MA

Mario Chicoine, Sciere Arbotek, Saint-Just-de-Bretenieres, QC;

Andre Montigny, AM Hardwood, Montréal, QC; and John Goodfellow,

J.W. Goodfellow Forest Products, Hemmingford, QC

Clayton Miller, Aurora Timberland, Bradford, ON; Chris Breen,

The A. Johnson Co., Bristol, VT; and Gerry van Veenendaal, Allegheny

Wood Products, Marble, PA

Another sawmill source, this one in Indiana, said

the market is “pretty good. Everything’s doing pretty

well. All the species are moving. Prices are still doing

pretty well. They’re steady or we’ve increased

some recently.”

Compared to a few months earlier, he judged that

the market is “even to better. Everything is still positive.”

The lumber he handles is No. 2 Common and

Better “on pretty much everything,” he remarked,

adding that some lumber comes rustic. Species include

Walnut, Red and White Oak, Hard and Soft

Maple, Cherry, Hickory, Poplar and Ash. Thicknesses

range from 4/4 to 8/4, and sometimes thicker.

He offers lumber to distribution yards and end

users – “probably more distribution yards than end

users. It seems like sales are pretty solid for our

customers. We’ve heard reports that, even with interest

rates increasing, sales are still there. Everyone’s

still pretty busy.”

Please turn the page

FORCEY LUMBER COMPANY, INC.

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Red Oak • White Oak • Cherry • Poplar • Hickory • Ash

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P.O. Box 750 Maiden, NC 28650

Tel: (828) 428-5601 Fax: (828) 428-5602

website: www.lawrencelumberinc.com

For Appalachian Hardwood lumber sales, contact Steve Staryak:

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. Sell kiln dried Red and White Oak in 4/4 through 8/4 thicknesses;

Poplar in 4/4 through 16/4 thicknesses; Ash in 4/4 through 8/4

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lumber we sell are No. 2 Common and Better.

. Have 800,000 board feet per charge of dry kiln capacity counting

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. Have dedicated employees with many years of experience who

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. Inspect our lumber after kiln drying.

. Offer many services like export prep, mixed truckloads, container

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. Process and sell 18 to 20 million board feet a year of the lumber

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LAKE STATES Continued

Regarding transportation, he said that, domestically,

“everything seems to be doing well.” However,

exports are down. “We can’t get containers in here

to fill,” he observed.

In Michigan, yet another sawmill representative

reported that his market is “strong. There’s good

demand on about everything we’re producing. It’s

not crazy-good but it’s still good, strong demand.”

He said the market is “maybe slightly better” than

it was six months ago. “It’s been pretty good for

awhile,” he stated. “Whether it’s better or worse is

probably pretty minimal.”

He handles Hard and Soft Maple, Red and White

Oak, Hickory, Walnut, Cherry and Poplar in 4/4

through 10/4 thicknesses and in grades of No. 3

and Better.

His customers are divided evenly between distribution

yards and end users. “Most of my customers

say they’re pretty busy,” he stated. “Some have

slowed down a little bit. However, it doesn’t affect

demand too much. For awhile, demand exceeded

Matthew York

Owner

Cell (270) 459-0294

York Legacy Mill Inc.

225 NEEDHAM ROAD • PO BOX 117

MARROWBONE, KY 42759

Specializing in Appalachian Hardwood

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what we were producing. With some customers

slowing down, there’s still enough places to go to

sell. It hasn’t hurt sales a whole lot.”

At the time he was interviewed log weight restrictions

were coming to an end. “Up here, when winter

ends, they restrict how heavy of loads that you

can haul on the roads because of soft snow on the

ground,” he observed. He added that transportation

availability is fine. “Pricing and rates have been

tough,” he noted. “Longer hauls have gotten pricy.” n

NORTHEAST Continued from page 8

with the Maples. For his company, the most noticeable

change has been the numbers relating to

their exports. “We send logs to China, and that is

coming really slow from what it was two years ago,”

he said. “We’re 70% off from those numbers. The

shipping challenges, especially for exports, have

been terrible.”

A sales representative for a distributor of specialty

lumber based in Pennsylvania sees demand

remaining high for the Maples, as well. While his

Located in

South Central Kentucky

company deals with all species of Appalachian

Hardwood, he stated, “Soft Maple is the hottest

item in the market right now, followed probably by

Hard Maple. Common Hard Maple and Hard Maple

uppers are very strong, as are Walnut Nos. 1 and

2 Common. Upper grade sales have slowed down

in Walnut.”

All sources contacted mentioned transportation-related

factors as an ongoing concern, both for

their companies and end users. “Basically, we’re

seeing fuel surcharges, cost per mile domestically

going up, oftentimes as much as doubling, so

we’re constantly checking freight rates,” noted one

source. “We don’t quote anything until we know

exactly what we’ve got to pay to get something

moved.”

The vice president of sales and marketing for a

Maine-based sawmill selling to end users in all market

segments, both export and domestic, reiterated,

“There is no doubt that the three biggest challenges

that everybody faces is labor, pieces and parts, and

transportation. Equipment, replacement motors,

everything as basic as nuts and bolts – everybody

faces that issue with the international supply chain

disruptions that we’ve experienced. Transportation,

whether it’s domestic or overseas, is still an issue.

Our group has done a great job and we’ve maintained

some great shipments, but they are pulling

their hair out, they’re working hard to secure trucks

and bookings.” For his company, sales of 4/4 Hard

Maple and Red Oak, No. 3 Common and Better, are

the strongest.

Another lumber source noted how uncertainty relating

to transportation – both in cost and availability

– has resulted in an unintended decline in customer

service. “You just can’t make promises anymore,”

he said, “people don’t know how to plan. So unfortunately,

it’s putting undue strain on a strained

industry because you’re not nearly as efficient, nor

can you follow through with promises.”

Finally, some are anticipating an inevitable market

correction. “We all have a strong sense that there’s

a correction coming,” stated one source. “We don’t

know when that will be, whether it’s the last quarter

of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023. But I think we’re

just waiting to see when that actually comes to fruition.”

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some inventories fill, at the time of this writing, they

have not seen drops in prices and don’t anticipate

them any time soon. They are, however, noticing

changes in customer demand that are subtle and

growing, and could be a by-product of the higher

prices. “If anything,” he explained, “we are probably

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Even as prior pandemic-related supply shortages

seem to be stabilizing amidst continued high demand

for Hardwood products, transportation hurdles

remain a top concern among all lumber sources

contacted. They expressed common obstacles

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costs to economic uncertainty to labor shortages.

Specifically, the president of a lumber distributor

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is meeting transportation demands, despite

having his own trucks. “Transportation is an issue

for me,” he stated. “We have our own trucks but

finding qualified drivers has been a problem. I have

two trucks sitting idle now because I don’t have

qualified drivers. I mean…I can hire drivers but finding

qualified ones that won’t wreck the vehicles is

another thing.” As for current market conditions, he

noted, “The market is strong but seems to be softening.

Right now, we’re seeing the highest sales in

White Oak, across all grades and thicknesses.”

Another lumber source agreed, expressing gratitude

for the added benefit of company-owned

trucks. Even still, it isn’t always enough to satisfy his

customers’ needs. “We are moving everything that

we can,” he noted, “probably our biggest problem is

trucking. When we try to pick up an outside truck, it

is tough. Thank goodness we have our own trucks

right now, which helps, but there are times when we

don’t get everything delivered so we utilize outside

trucking. When it comes to the point of picking up

outside truckers, that is always a challenge.” n

WEST COAST Continued from page 9

tions, trying to absorb truck drivers. It’s very competitive.

We strictly do business in Portland, Seattle

and Eugene, OR. They give us about as much business

as we can handle. Business is good. What is

affected is our ability to grow. Finding employees is

a challenge; if you open another location, you need

employees. Between trucking and dramatically increased

wages, everything costs more.”

In Washington, a lumber provider said the market

was “not bad. The last quarter was pretty good. On

the front end of this quarter, the market seems like

it’s still pretty active. Last week was a little quiet.

That’s typical after pushing product out the door for

the end of the quarter. However, we’ve got orders

we’ve got to ship that people had ordered and anticipated

needing, so that’s a good thing. We’ve still

got a decent order file and we’re anticipating we’ll

build the order files up.”

Asked to compare his market with that of several

months ago, he said, “Last quarter was pretty dang

strong. I don’t know if that was a peak or not. Six

months ago, that was pretty solid, too. We’re still

maintaining.”

The main species of lumber he handles are Poplar,

Hard and Soft Maple and Red and White Oak.

Poplar and the Maples are his best sellers. “We’re

moving mostly No. 1 and Better in mainly 4/4 and

some 5/4,” he noted.

He sells mostly to end users and some to distribution

yards. His customers’ sales seem to be good,

he observed. As for transportation, he termed it

“horrible.”

In California, a Hardwood lumber provider commented

that his market was “not as busy. I think

that people are distracted by the Ukraine situation,

and interest rates may be going up a little. It’s only

temporary.”

Compared to a few months ago, he said the market

was the same.

He handles Walnut, Hickory, White Oak and Poplar

in uppers No. 1 and 2 and FAS. All his lumber is

in 4/4 thickness.

He sells lumber to flooring manufacturers and retail

lumberyards. “They’ve been very busy,” he stat-

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ed. “I’m still able to sell a good amount of lumber.

It’ll get busier soon. The orders are coming.”

Unlike other parts of the country, “We’re lucky

in Southern Cal; there’s a lot of trucks here. But it

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ing pretty strong. The species we deal with, white

woods in general, have remained pretty strong for

the last year. The demand is the same but there’s a

constraint on supply right now.

“We bring in green lumber,” he continued, “and

we’re still getting our fair share because we buy

in up-and-down markets all the time. But there is

upward pressure even on lower grade material

from truck-flooring companies buying No. 1 Combut

they need the material so we’re all kind of in the

same position.”

He concluded that truck availability and freight

rates are key issues affecting their business.

A sales manager for a supplier and exporter of

Hardwood in Quebec agreed that the market is still

quite strong in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario,

as many of their customers are booked multiple

months ahead. He is seeing the

strongest sales in Hard Maple

(4/4 and 5/4 in No. 1 Common

and Better), and in White and

Yellow Birch. “In Yellow Birch,”

he said, “pretty much every thickness

is very hot, in No. 2 Common

and Better, from 4/4 through

8/4. The demand is increasing

and the supply is reducing so

we’re seeing very strong price

hikes on that species.”

He commented that his customers

in the local market tend

to have smaller orders and are

quite busy, particularly among the

stair-building, kitchen cabinets

and flooring sectors. His export

customers are primarily furniture

manufacturers throughout Asia

and they also are experiencing a

strong market for their products,

although not to the extent seen in

North America.

Regarding transportation, he

explained that for exports, “We’re

seeing small increases in price,

maybe 10 percent. Many times,

we have orders ready, but they

keep rolling our books out further.

The average delay is about four

to six weeks more than what’s

usual for these containers.”

He also noted significant challenges

with local shipments due

to the limited number of trucks

available and increased pricing.

“We’re seeing price increases

on freight going to the U.S. and long distances in

Canada,” he said, “maybe 25 to 30 percent increases

in prices. For freight to Michigan, it used to cost

us around $5,000 Canadian, and now it’s more like

$7,200. This has happened within the past 60 days.”

In Ontario, a sawmill representative said the market

is “good. Lumber is selling well. Getting logs is

a challenge; there’s always somebody who will pay

more than they’re worth. Other than that, it doesn’t

matter what you saw, you can sell it for a good

price.”

The market is “definitely better”

than it was several months back,

he stated.

His mill manufactures lumber

up to 8/4 in mostly Hard Maple

as well as Birch, Basswood, Ash

and Red Oak. Grades include

No. 2 and No. 3A, No. 1 Common

and Select and Better.

His customers include both distribution

yards and end users. He

sells directly to a foreign manufacturer.

“Flooring manufacturers

are paying well, which is a good

indication of the health of their

business,” he said. “Other customers

are doing well, too. Right

now, if you can’t make a dollar in

this industry, you’re in trouble.”

As for transportation, he noted,

“It’s hard to get trucks for sure.”

He doesn’t export or utilize rail.

An Ontario concentration yard

representative said, “Our No. 1

species is Hard Maple, so the

market is still very strong for us.

We generally sell all over North

America and export but it’s really

the domestic markets in Canada

and the U.S. that are still strong.

We can’t produce enough Hard

Maple or Birch to keep up with

demand right now.”

Compared to a few months ago,

this lumberman said the market

is “about the same. It’s been go-

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mon brown Hard Maple. Things like that that are

uncommon but are happening because they can’t

get enough of the No. 2 and No. 3 Common that

they would normally use.”

Besides the species already mentioned, the

Hardwoods he handles include Red Oak, “which is

selling OK I would say,” he commented, and Aspen

“which is strong, too.” His lumber comes in No. 2

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and Better.

He sells to distribution yards and end users, specifically

cabinet companies “which are still very

strong,” he stated. Sales of white woods to distribution

yards are strong, he added. “We’re struggling

to keep up with demand,” he observed. He said his

customers’ sales are strong.

“Trucking is definitely affecting our business,” he

remarked. “We used to pick up the phone and have

trucks here the next day or the same day, but now

we’ve got to plan ahead more

and be proactive about when

we need to ship. We’ve found

the good relationships we have

with the trucking companies to

be pretty valuable lately. But the

cost has gone up in the last six

months as well.” n

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Continued from page 13

company’s eighth manufacturing

facility focused on case goods,

finishing, and upholstery manufacturing

with warehouse and distribution

operations.

According to Vanguard’s

website: “Made in America.

Hand-Crafted with Pride. For

some, ‘Made in America’ is a thing

of the past — yet at Vanguard

Furniture, the term resonates with

over 600 associates.” Vanguard

uses Ash, Maple, Oak and other

Hardwood species in manufacturing

its furniture.

The salaries for the new jobs

will vary by position, but altogether,

the average annual salary is

$42,536, exceeding Burke County’s

overall average annual wage

of $39,499. The new jobs have

the potential to create an annual

payroll impact of more than $4.2

million for the region.

To learn more, go to www.

vanguardfurniture.com.

FREDDIE MAC: THE HOME PURCHASE

MARKET WILL REMAIN SOLID

Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) recently predicted

that the single-family purchase market will remain

solid in 2022 despite increases in mortgage rates. A

new Quarterly Forecast released by the company’s

chief economist estimates that rising rates will lead to

moderation in homebuyer demand and house price

appreciation. But overall, the housing market will remain

a bright spot in the U.S. economy.

“The Federal Reserve’s actions

to address inflationary pressure

are certainly impacting mortgage

rates, which undoubtedly will affect

the housing market,” said

Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief

economist. “While the sharp increase

in mortgage rates will lead

to a precipitous drop in refinance

originations in 2022, demand for

housing continues to remain solid,

propelled by the large swath

of first-time homebuyers and

prospective purchasers looking

to lock in a mortgage rate before

they increase further.”

Learn more at www.FreddieMac.

com, Twitter @FreddieMac, and

Freddie Mac’s blog FreddieMac.

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RED-HOT REMODELING

GROWTH EXPECTED TO EASE

INTO 2023

Expenditures for improvements

and repairs to the owner-occupied

housing stock are expected

to grow throughout 2022 and into

early next year, but at a decelerating

pace, according to the Leading

Indicator of Remodeling Activity

(“LIRA”) released recently by

the Remodeling Futures Program

at the Joint Center for Housing

Studies of Harvard University of

Cambridge, MA. The LIRA projects

year-over-year increases in residential renovation

and maintenance spending will peak at 19.7

percent in the third quarter of this year before sliding

downward to 15.1 percent in the first quarter of 2023.

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The next design generation

Nine young designers were hand-picked by a selection

panel comprising their university tutors, the

project’s manufacturing partner, German workshop

Holzfreude, three professional mentors – Hanne

Willmann, Sebastian Herkner and Garth Roberts –

and the AHEC team:

• Maximilian Beck • Clémence Buytaert • Simon

Gehring • Hansil Heo • Sarah Hossli & Lorenz Noelle

• Anna Koppmann • Haus

Otto (Nils Körner and Patrick

Henry Nagel) • Theo Luvisotto •

Maximilian Rohregger.

From one or more of four Hardwoods

– American Red Oak,

Cherry, and Hard and Soft Maple

– each designer has created an

object that reflects their approach

towards the theme ‘slow design

for fast change’. The result is a

wide range of products, including

bowls, chairs, benches, shelving

systems, tables and modular

furniture elements. This variety

reflects the diverse voices and

ideas that define the design industry

today, united by an emphasis

on sustainability, longevity

and a focus on quality.

Produced by Holzfreude, the

finished objects embody the value

of perfect craftsmanship as

well as presenting a selection of

the best emerging design talents

in a unique historical context.

The shift to sustainability

Across the world, the throwaway

culture of fast consumption

is coming to an end. Consumers

are becoming more and more

conscious of the stories behind

the products they spend their

money on, favoring products that

will last longer – possibly even

for multiple generations. Objects

that are durable, timeless in design

and quality are increasingly a focus of consumers,

individual designers and corporations alike.

Slow design is fast becoming an economic mindset.

In this context, wood is becoming increasingly

preferable as a design material, thanks to its natural

look and texture and to its inherent sustainability –

the perfect choice for ‘slow’ design.

“Strong, tactile and visually appealing, wood is

essential in an era of plastics, over-consumption

and climate change, because of its low impact on

the environment and the fact that

it can be easily recycled. As well

as being a material for making,

it is also a low-impact fuel and a

carbon store. This project presents

four underused timbers and

questions the assumption that

the most well-known varieties of

wood are always the only ‘right’

woods to use,” said David Venables,

AHEC Europe.

Designers today have an enormous

influence on how products

are made and where, with what

and how they are manufactured.

The future of this shift lies within

the next generation of designers

– the students and recent graduates

who are likely to shape the

industry for decades to come.

Thus far, the global pandemic

has largely robbed this generation

of opportunities to showcase

their ideas and products to

international audiences. Thanks

to AHEC and SLOW, they have

both a platform to demonstrate

their talents and an incentive to

rise to the challenge and come

up with innovative products, objects

and ideas that reflect and

accelerate the transition towards

slow design.

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WHO’S WHO

IN HARDWOOD PURCHASING

Dan Shiels and Chase Shiels

DAN SHIELS is president of Whitewater Forest

Products, located in Batavia, OH, and CHASE

SHIELS is vice president. Both men are involved

with purchasing rough lumber for the company.

Whitewater Forest Products is a wood component

manufacturing plant with a 10-acre facility.

The company purchases approximately one million

board feet annually of Hard and Soft Maple, Red

and White Oak, Poplar, Cherry, Hickory and Walnut

in FAS & Better and No. 1 Common in 4/4 through

10/4 thicknesses. They also purchase a limited import

inventory of Sapele and Red Grandis.

Value-added services include custom millwork

and mouldings; OEM components for one off and

ongoing projects; stair treads; surfacing; rip and

cut to size; and custom components and panels,

including cabinet parts, drawer sides, architectural

mouldings, and various lengths of wood components.

Whitewater Forest Products is a member of the

Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association and

Kentucky Forest Industries Association.

Dan Shiels and Chase Shiels represent the fourth

and fifth generations (respectively) of family in the

industry. Dan attended the NHLA Inspection School

in 1970 and has been married for 42 years. His only

son, Chase, received a Bachelor’s in Economics

degree from Xavier University and enjoys following

Formula 1 auto racing. Both men also enjoy target

shooting and bird hunting.

For more information, visit www.whitewaterfor

est.com.

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PURCHASING EXECUTIVES IN

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BOBBY CLEVELAND is owner and production

manager of Tri-C Wood Products Inc., located in

Union, MS.

Tri-C Wood Products is a second generation,

family-owned manufacturer of specialty Hardwood

flooring, furniture components and mouldings. The

company purchases approximately 300,000 board

feet annually of Red and White Oak and Hickory

(No. 1 and No. 2 Common, 4/4, Green and Rough).

Cleveland is a graduate of Union High School,

located in Union, MS and attended East Central

Community College, located in Decatur, MS, in

1979. He has spent 23 of his 41 years in the industry

in his current position. As owner he handles daily

operations, while his duties as production manager

include lumber purchasing, maintenance, overseeing

production and the lumberyard.

In his spare time, Cleveland enjoys spending time

with family, hunting and church activities. He has

been married to Denise for 40 years and the couple

has two daughters, one grandson and one granddaughter.

For more information visit www.tri-cwood.com.

DAVE SPAN is owner of The Refined Craftsman,

located in Murrieta, CA.

The Refined Craftsman is a manufacturer of cabinetry

and casework, media centers, furniture and

more. The company purchases over 100,000 board

feet annually of primarily White Oak and Alder (No.

1 Common, 4/4), but also purchases some Walnut

and Cherry.

Span holds both a Master of Science degree in

Elementary Education and Teaching and a Bachelor

of Science degree in Mathematics from the

University of Cincinnati, located in Cincinnati, OH.

In 2014, he earned a certificate of achievement

from Palomar College, located in San Marcos, CA,

where he studied casework, furniture and cabinetmaking

for four years. His first job in the forest

products industry was working as an apprentice at

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Northwest Hardwoods’ new headquarters in Frisco, TX

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this solid wood boardroom table.

FRISCO, TX—Northwest Hardwoods (“NWH” or

the “Company”) recently made the strategic decision

to relocate the Company’s head office to Frisco,

TX. The creation of a centralized head office

where functions are co-located will better position

the Company for long-term success as they continue

to serve as the industry leader, according to

a Company press release. NWH's CEO Nathan

Jeppson stated, "This is an important move for our

company as we position for long term growth, and

increasingly focus on delivering a world-class customer

experience.”

This relocation is focused on NWH’s corporate

and functional teams, with commercial teams, resource

and lumber buyers and all those who need

to be in local markets across the globe unaffect-

ed. There will also be no impact on the Company’s

manufacturing footprint. In the near term, the Company’s

offices in Beachwood, OH and Tacoma, WA

will remain open.

In this newly completed, 19,000-plus square foot

space, NWH is proud to showcase beautiful products

from several customers including their solid

wood boardroom table and three additional conference

tables from Gat Creek (Berkeley Springs,

WV), one conference table from Kirk Kreations (Tulsa,

OK) and Hardwood flooring from Baird Brothers

Fine Hardwoods (Canfield, OH). This space has

increased efficiencies and collaboration, which will

improve the quality and service levels and enhance

the communication and connectivity the market can

expect from Northwest Hardwoods, the press release

stated.

The Company is excited about this relocation and

is looking forward to continuing to build a worldclass

organization in the Frisco area, the release

said.

“We are thrilled to welcome Northwest Hardwoods

to Frisco as a market leader in their industry,”

said Jason Ford, president of Frisco Economic

Development Corporation. “Frisco continues to be

one of the top destinations in the nation for out-ofstate

corporate headquarters relocations because

of Frisco’s pro-business culture and top tier lifestyle

amenities.”

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Tony Pescaglia

FAYETTE, MO—Tony Pescaglia

was recently promoted

to salesman for MO PAC Lumber

Company, located here.

MO PAC Lumber handles

American Black Walnut, Silver

Leaf Soft Maple, Aromatic

Red Cedar and Northern Red

Oak kiln-dried lumber.

Pescaglia began working at

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• 900,000’ drying capacity

• 2,500,000’ kiln dried Lumber Inventory

• Species: Red & White Oak, Hard & Soft Maple,

Poplar, Ash, Cherry, Hickory, Walnut and

Aromatic Red Cedar

• Export prep & container loading

• A team of over 130 employees manufacturing

Appalachian Hardwoods

Hugh Clark, President; Brandon Clark, Vice President; and

Joseph Draper, Sales

“From our Forest to your Facility”

Brandon Clark

bclark@clarklumbercompany.com

Joseph Draper

jdraper@clarklumbercompany.com

Clark Lumber Company

552 Public Well Road

Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150

Office: (615) 699-3497

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MO PAC part-time in the summer

when he was 16, setting sticks between

layers of air-drying lumber.

In his mid-20s, he began working

full-time for the firm, stacking

lumber on the chain at the mill,

operating a variety of machines,

assisting with the operation of

their eight dry kilns and working

as yard foreman. In February of

this year, he became a salesman.

Pescaglia graduated from Hickman

High School in Columbia,

MO and Cum Laude from the University

of Missouri in Columbia,

MO with a bachelor’s degree in

business. In his free time, Pescaglia

and his wife enjoy taking their

two children to the kids’ activities.

He also likes coaching wrestling

for the youth program in his area

and woodworking with his best

friend, his grandfather and his father

Bucky Pescaglia, president

of MO PAC Lumber.

Tony Pescaglia is taking the

place of Grafton Cook III, MO

PAC sales manager, who is retiring

this month, after 32 years in

the forest products industry, 20-

1/2 of those at MO PAC. Bucky

Pescaglia stated, “Grafton has

a tremendous knowledge of the

Hardwood industry. His family

has been involved in the Hardwood

lumber business for over

100 years. He always represented

our company with class and

a high level of professionalism.

The entire Pescaglia family wants

to express our warmest wishes

to Grafton and his wife, Anne, in

their retirement. We look forward

to hearing all about their adven-

tures as they travel across the country enjoying the

great outdoors.”

To learn more, go to www.mopaclumber.com.

BUFFALO, NY—U-C Coatings,

LLC, based here, a leading

manufacturer of premium

wood protection products, recently

announced the hiring of

John Stenson as Midwest Territory

Sales Representative.

Stenson has 15 years of

John Stenson

experience in the timber and

lumber industry with a focus on Hardwood logs,

veneer production, and Hard and softwood lumber

grading and inspection. Stenson’s experience also

includes the monitoring of pressure treatment, heat

treatment, and pallet manufacturing facilities for the

purpose of conformance. After taking a break from

the timber and lumber industry to work as a ballistics

manager for a ballistic helmet manufacturer, he

has returned to his roots.

Stenson is based in Ohio. His main focus will

be on broadening U-C Coatings’ presence in the

Midwest Territory with the latest wood protection

products, as well as the tried-and-true products that

have made U-C Coatings, LLC a trusted partner in

the lumber industry.

U-C Coatings is a leading manufacturer and supplier

of premium wood protection products. For

more than 50 years U-C’s products have been

used in a variety of industries, including Hardwood

and softwood logging and lumber production, wood

products manufacturing, woodworking and wood

decking markets.

Their products are used worldwide to protect,

conserve and enhance forest resources. U-C’s

goal is to help its customers achieve more with less

waste and provide the highest level of protection for

their products.

To learn more, go to www.uccoatings.com.

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Family Owned And Operated Since 1976.

A.W. Stiles Contractors providing a full line of

Modern Day Lumber Drying Equipment. New

Installations and Complete Rebuilds on Existing

Equipment. Hardwood Package Kilns, Predryers,

Walnut Steamers. Also manufacturing softwood

kilns, including Dual Path Continuous Kilns.

Our kilns are all manufactured in

McMinnville, Tennessee.

Complete Kiln and Predryer Rebuilds

•Roof Replacements

•Heating Coils and Complete Steam Systems

•Doors and Carriers

•Structural Repairs


seals, etc.

•Protective Coatings

•Complete line of replacement parts

Providing replacement control installations

and upgrades for existing kilns and pre-dryers.

Screen shot above. User Friendly, Reliable,

Compatible with Existing Equipment.

Contact: Lee Stiles Cell: (931) 409-0144

286 Bass Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110

Email: lee@awscontractorsinc.com

Website: www.awscontractorsinc.com

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CONTINUED

Producer of Fine Kiln

Dried Appalachian

Hardwoods

Wood: The Natural Choice

Stay on track: www.rta.org or

SMART-TRIM technology from SmartMill increases production

efficiency for a customer.

LEVIS, QC—Jean Berube, president of Smart-

Mill, with its head office here, has announced the

signing of a new contract with Mono Serra Group

to supply equipment for its Bio Serra Hardwood

Mill, located in Saint-Monique, QC. The contract

includes the sale and installation of the unique

SMART-TRIM technology system in North America

and a Smart Lug Loader.

“This new cutting-edge technology will allow Bio

Serra Hardwood Mill to substantially increase its

production efficiency by rapidly increasing its productivity

and the quality of its products,” said Berube.

This new contract confirms the position of Smart-

Mill as an industry leader, with its unique offer of

innovative technology solutions for optimizing operations

for its business partners, added Berube.

About the SMART-TRIM

SMART-TRIM is the result of more than four

years of a research and development program involving

specialists in conception and in mechanical,

electrical and movement design. SMART-

TRIM combines three pieces of equipment in one:

a Lug loader, a positioning system and a multi-saw

trimmer. This unique system uses the optimizer’s

solutions to index, position, and trim green or dry,

rough or dressed lumber, a company press release

stated.

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About SmartMill

SmartMill designs and develops integrated

solutions to improve and optimize factory production

and manufacturing processes. SmartMill is a

team of dedicated experts committed to the success

of its clients. In this regard, they encourage

the development of sustainable partnerships with

all their customers around the world. In order to

meet the ever-increasing demand for products

that meet high quality standards, SmartMill designs,

manufactures and installs automated stateof-the-art

equipment that is a customizable solution

to preserve and even increase the profitability

of companies. As of today, SmartMill exports

more than 80 percent of their solutions.

To learn more, go to www.smartmill.ca.

The BID Group’s TrimExpert uses AI to accurately detect

defects in Hardwood.

MIRABEL, QC—The BID Group, with its head

office here, has announced a recent purchase

from Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc. in Kreamer,

PA for an Artificial Intelligence-enabled TrimExpert

for Hardwood. BID is the only company that

has developed its AI models using Hardwood to

offer unmatchable accuracy of defect detection

in Hardwood, according to a company press release.

A BID AI specialist will customize the AI mod-

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Red Oak, White Oak, Poplar, Walnut, Hickory,

Soft Maple and Ash

Annual Production 10.5 mmBF

STOLTZFUS FOREST PRODUCTS, LLC

675 Nottingham Road

Peach Bottom, PA 17563

Ph: (717) 548-2668

Fax: (717) 548-2013

Sales: Benuel Stoltzfus

sales@stoltzfusforestproducts.com

Mars Hill, Inc.

at (866) 629-9089 for obtaining the

best looking White Poplar

you’ve ever seen.

We like to say “It’s so white, it’ll blind you!”

We offer our White Poplar in 4/4 through 8/4 thicknesses

in Sap 1F & Btr, 1 Com and/or FAS/1F grades in truck

load or container load quantities only.

ATT: PALLET - STAKE - INDUSTRIAL MFRS!

Hardwood Lumber Rough Green

4/4xRWxRL • 4/4x6xRL • 8/4xRWxRL • 6/4xRWxRL

SYP Heat Treated

1x4x40 • 1x6x40 • 2x4x40 • 2x6x40

2x4x48 • 1x2x12”-36” SYP KD Stakes

Other sizes from can to cant! All inquiries welcome!

Dense HDWD Stakes, Chisel Point

1 1/8x1 1/8

Truckload lots available, quoted F.O.B. your yard.

(866) 629-9089

Fax: 601-671-0736

e-mail: mwood@marshillinc.com

www.marshillinc.com

We accept major credit cards

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Contact


Dwight Lewis

Co., Inc.

Hillsgrove, PA 18619 • Phone 570-924-3507

FAX 570-924-4233

Kilns • Export Preparation

Container Loading

Company Owned Timberland

3rd Generation Since 1941

Appalachian Hardwoods

Specializing in Cherry 4/4 thru 16/4

Hard & Soft Maple

Red & White Oak

National Hardwood Lumber Association Certified

TRADE TALK

CONTINUED

els specifically for Bingaman & Son’s needs. BID

will provide them with in-class training to ensure

a smooth transition and help them maintain peak

performance capacity.

To learn more, go to www.bidgroup.ca.

ZANESVILLE, OH—The

Ohio Forestry Association

(OFA), headquartered here,

has named Jenna Reese as

its new executive director.

She now manages all operations

of the association and

the Ohio Forestry Association

Foundation Inc. She has

Jenna Reese

been in this job for about a

month, having worked with the former executive

director, Brad Perkins, for several weeks prior to

his retirement.

OFA represents the diverse members of the forest

products industry in Ohio. This includes landowners,

foresters, loggers, sawmills, secondary

manufacturers, and equipment dealers.

“Prior to working for OFA, I was the director of

state policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

for almost six years, and, before that, I was a legislative

aide with the Ohio House of Representatives,”

Reese stated. “Forestry was one of the

legislative issues in my portfolio at Ohio Farm Bureau.

I worked with Brad Perkins on several issues

during his time as executive director of the Ohio

Forestry Association.”

Reese graduated from The Ohio State University

with a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management

and from Ashland University with a Bachelor

of Arts in Political Science.

Reese is the commissioner of Programs for

Ohio Women Empowered to Represent (POWER)

Commission through The Ohio State University’s

John Glenn College of Public Affairs; a member

of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute

Class of 2022; and former chair of the board for

UNCHAINED The Fashion Show, an anti-human

trafficking organization.

Reese said, “My husband’s family owns a Christmas-tree

farm in northwest Ohio, so we spend a

lot of time helping operate it throughout the year. I

also have two stepchildren involved in sports and

4-H activities, which keeps us pretty busy. I enjoy

hiking, eating tacos, drinking wine and spending

time with my husband, family and friends.”

To learn more, go to www.ohioforest.org.

CORVALLIS, OR / VANCOUVER, BC—Lucidyne

Technologies, Inc., a North American leader

in automated lumber scanning and optimization,

recently announced its brand integration with Mi-

CROTEC, global technology partner for the sawmilling

and wood processing industry, has been

completed. Lucidyne will work under the common

corporate brand of MiCROTEC to build world-leading

wood scanning solutions for customers in

North America, Australia and New Zealand.

“The integration of our groundbreaking patented

technology and expert team into the MiCROTEC

ecosystem brings scale, service and innovation

within North America that wasn’t possible before,”

said Mark Hiatt, Managing Director of Lucidyne.

“Our companies share a parallel history and vision

that make this a perfect evolution for us — and

those we serve. Now, unified as MiCROTEC, we

can offer a long-term, strengthened foundation, as

well as access to an expanded product portfolio

and network of support that will take our customers’

businesses to the next level.”

Lucidyne, known for its industry innovation, customer

relationships and unparalleled support since

1985, will merge its patented software platform,

which uses deep learning artificial intelligence

techniques to grade lumber, into MiCROTEC’s

family of scanning solutions. The integration brings

the best of the companies’ technologies together

for creating new, co-developed products, strength-

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“Quality Hardwood Lumber and Flooring”

Quality Hardwood Lumber

24 Million ft. Annually of Bandsawn Lumber

One Million ft. of Kiln Capacity

Planing Mill Facilities

Straight Line Capability

Width Sorting

On Site Container Loading

Serving you from our facilities in Georgia and Tennessee.

Quality Solid Hardwood and Engineered Flooring

Buena Vista, GA – 75,000 sf Solid Hardwood Flooring

Facility Producing 3/4, 2-1/4, 3-1/4, 4 and 5″

Humidity Controlled Warehouses

Newport, TN – 85,000 sf Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Facility Producing 5/8, 2-1/4, 3-1/4, 4, 5, 6 and 7″

in Red Oak, White Oak and Hickory

Humidity Controlled Warehouses

Owner/Partner - Roland Weaver (229) 649-9328

V.P. of Sales – Kevin Cloer (423) 623-7382

Flooring Sales/Lumber Purchasing – Bobby Cloer (423) 623-7382

Oakcrest Lumber, Inc.

Ph: (229) 649-9328 FAX: (229) 649-9585

Email: oakcrest@windstream.net

Website: www.oakcrestlumber.com

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JoCo Lumber, Inc. is a division of

Josey Lumber Company, Inc.

Tripp, Logan, and Joey Josey

Our company offers:

• 10,000,000 BF of annual production from

our 6’ band headrig and 6’ band resaw.

• Red and White Oak, Soft Maple, Ash,

Poplar and Cypress in 4/4 through 8/4

thickness.

• rough, surfaced, air-dried and kiln-dried

lumber in random widths and lengths.

• export prepping, container loading of logs and lumber,

anti-stain dipping and end coating lumber.

• 500,000 BF of dry kiln capacity.

• 65,000 SF of enclosed warehouse for storage and loading of

kiln-dried lumber.

For Quality Appalachian Lumber Contact:

JOsey Lumber COmpany, InC.

JoCo Lumber, InC.

476 Lees meadow rd. • p.O. Drawer 447

scotland neck, nC 27874

TeL: (252) 826-5614 • FaX: (252) 826-3461

COnTaCT:

emaIL: joseylbr3@gmail.com

saLes: Logan Josey

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MANUFACTURER OF QUALITY BAND SAWN

NORTHERN APPALACHIAN HARDWOODS

RED OAK WHITE OAK CHERRY SOFT MAPLE

POPLAR HARD MAPLE WALNUT

500,000 B.F. Dry Kiln Capacity

Container Loading

2 Million B.F. Dry Storage

Mixed TL’s

Lumber Measured &

Inspected after Kiln Drying

2240 Shermans Valley Road, Elliottsburg, PA 17024

Phone: 717-582-4122 Fax: 717-582-7438

Toll Free: 1-800-253-0263

Email: sales@tuscarorahardwoods.com

Website: tuscarorahardwoods.com

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ening MiCROTEC’s offerings as well as its focus

on delivering exceptional service, according to a

company press release.

“By seamlessly integrating Lucidyne’s cutting-edge

technology into our portfolio and offering

customers additional MiCROTEC solutions for

board and log scanning, we’re transforming wood

processing across North America, with a new

sense of purpose,” explained Frank Jöst, CEO of

MiCROTEC. “With this integration, we’ve solidified

our position as the largest scanning company

in the world; with that comes the continued responsibility

to evolve with our industry and stay on

the forefront. We’re growing along with our customers’

needs and expectations through a commitment

to innovation, partnership and business

for generations to come.”

The new MiCROTEC Corvallis office, working

out of the former Lucidyne location, will join forces

with the existing MiCROTEC Vancouver office to

become one powerhouse team serving the entire

North American market, as well as Australia and

New Zealand. Together, they will offer customers

the advantage of strong regional support combined

with access to the international company’s

complete product portfolio. MiCROTEC’s headquarters

remain in Bressanone, Italy, with additional

branches in Finland, Sweden and Germany

that serve the broader global market.

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a custom cabinet shop. He has since returned to

Palomar College to teach one class a semester

in the Cabinet and Furniture Technology Program.

The Refined Craftsman is a member of the Cabinet

Makers Association.

In his spare time, Span enjoys running. He has

been married to Kellie for nine years and the couple

has one daughter, Sydney, who is 11.

More information can be found at www.there

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CLASSIFIED

PROFIT OPPORTUNITIES

Kingsford Lumber Company is looking to hire a log yard manager for

the Kingsford Mill yard in Kingsford, MI.

Primary duties will include log scaling/grading, boltwood scaling and

inventory management, veneer sales and trucking coordinator between

remote yards, woods landings and mills. The yard manager will work

closely with the mill manager and equipment operator on yard inventory

and mill cut schedules. Other duties may include open market log

buying.

Job requirements – Must be able to identify species and understand

the official grading rules for hardwood log and tie cuts, cordwood scaling

(pile and truck scaling), forestry degree or equivalent experience,

valid WI or MI driver’s license,

HELP WANTED

TIGERTON LUMBER COMPANY

Yard Manager/Buyer – Tigerton Lumber Company – Iron River Landing

Tigerton Lumber Company is looking to hire a log yard manager for our

log yard in Iron River, MI.

Primary duties will include log scaling/grading and inventory management,

veneer sales and trucking coordinator between remote yards,

woods landings and mills. Other duties may include open market log

buying and satellite log yard management at our yards in Bruce Crossing,

MI and Conover, WI.

Job requirements – Must be able to identify species and understand

the official grading rules for hardwood log and tie cuts, forestry degree

or equivalent experience, valid WI or MI driver’s license,

Procurement Forester

Tigerton Lumber Company is looking to expand its procurement group

and will be hiring a forester for Northeast/East Central WI as well as

Southwest WI.

Primary duties will include buying stumpage through private landowner

negotiations and/or through timber bids (consultants as well as state,

federal and county forests). Administration of timber sales which includes

cruising timber, timber sale contracts, property/harvest line establishment,

marking timber, filing appropriate cutting notices (MFL/FCL

and County), sub-contracting logging and trucking, harvest inspections,

sale summary (scale ticket summary and working with accounting on

payments for loggers and landowners), MFL/FCL cutting reports and

sale close-outs. Other duties may include: MFL plan preparation, open

market log buying, log scaling and grading, road building/maintenance,

educational/outreach programs, participation in WI DNR committees.

KINGSFORD LUMBER COMPANY

FISTA/SFI Training – Training/certification will be done yearly

(if you do not have it currently it will be provided)

Salary – Based on 40 hour work week - $55,000/year - $XX,XXX

(negotiable based on experience)

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to

Tigerton Lumber Company.

Tigerton Lumber Company,

Attn: Ben Knaack, PO Box 70, Tigerton, WI 54486, or

Email to: ben@tigertonlumber.com

Job requirements – Forestry degree or equivalent experience,

valid WI driver’s license

FISTA/SFI Training – Training/certification will be done yearly

(if you do not have it currently it will be provided)

Salary – Based on 40 hour work week - $45,000/year - $XX,XXX

(negotiable based on experience)

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to

Tigerton Lumber Company.

Tigerton Lumber Company,

Attn: Ben Knaack, PO Box 70, Tigerton, WI 54486, or

Email to: ben@tigertonlumber.com

Yard Manager/Buyer – Kingsford Lumber Company – Kingsford Mill Yard

FISTA/SFI Training – Training/certification will be done yearly

(if you do not have it currently it will be provided)

Salary – Based on 40 hour work week - $45,000/year - $XX,XXX

(negotiable based on experience)

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to

Kingsford Lumber Company.

Tigerton Lumber Company,

Attn: Ben Knaack, PO Box 70, Tigerton, WI 54486, or

Email to: ben@tigertonlumber.com

Any questions on any of these job postings please call Ben Knaack at 715-535-2181.

Benefits

Flexible work schedule

Mileage reimbursement program

Cell phone plan

Health insurance

Life insurance

Disability and dental

401k with company match (25% up to 6% of wages)

Vacation and sick leave

Flex spending account for health care costs

Seven paid holidays

Bereavement pay

Boot allowance

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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

Reply to: Jeremy Ball

Cell: (423) 619-8056

Email: jball@cardinfp.com

HELP WANTED

HARDWOOD LUMBER INSPECTOR WANTED

MERIDIEN HARDWOODS OF PA

Meridien Hardwoods of PA is a family-owned concentration yard in Pittsfield, PA.

The company is looking for a skilled Lumber Inspector to ensure the quality of our

incoming green lumber and outgoing kiln dried lumber according to NHLA rules.

The Lumber Inspector will be responsible for daily production, quality control of

packaging and other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience Required

•High School diploma or equivalent is preferred

•Lumber Grading Certificate is preferred but not required

•Previous experience grading Walnut lumber is desired

•Minimum of 1 year experience grading domestic lumber

•Must be physically able of performing all duties of the job and any other

duties assigned by Yard Manager

•Basic computer skills

•Willingness to attend Hardwood Grading Training if necessary

Salary & Benefits

•Full time position with available overtime and bonuses

•$20-$25+ an hour depending on experience

•60 day waiting period for medical, dental and vision insurance

•2 weeks paid vacation plus 7 company paid holidays

How to Apply

Send your resume to: brandonferman@hotmail.com.

Meridien Hardwoods of PA., Inc.

2595 Old-Pittsfield Road | Pittsfield, PA 16340

814-563-4614

SERVICES

901.767.9126

or visit us at

www.hmr.com

Benchmark pricing and market

commentary on the North American

hardwood lumber industry.

Go online at hmr.com for a sample copy.

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

2000 Optimil 6ft Twin Bandmill

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

Please call Jenness for more information at

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

USNR 4TA30 Top Arbor Three Shifting Saw Edger

200 hp drive motor, includes unscrambler, control

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

for more information at 207-745-2223 or Jeff

at 207-342-5221.

Phone: (207) 342-5221

Fax: (207) 342-5201

PO Box 9, Ghent Road

Searsmont, ME 04973

Contact: Jenness Robbins

FOR SALE

Walnut Lumber And Walnut Beams For Sale

#1 Common & Better (furniture grade), S2S,

2,000 board ft., kiln dried

Quantity – 15 beams, 6” sq. x 10’+

Market price

Contact – Jane Kuhns,

owner of Kuhns Contracting, Inc.

614-402-1681

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nationalhardwoodmag.com.

To: Anyone involved in the sawmill controls industry

SEEKING AN eLIMBS SPECIALIST

DMSi is currently seeking a candidate to implement and support the eLIMBS inventory

system. This person will use their industry and product knowledge to help customers

improve their business processes with the software.

Duties include

-Manage implementation projects, including system set up and configuration

-Train customers and other DMSi personnel on use of the system

-Help resolve client cases by gathering information and researching issues

-Create documentation to improve eLIMBS training resources

Qualifications

-Knowledge of the hardwood lumber industry and supply chain processes

-Experience with training end-users (virtual and in-person) on new software procedures

-Strong logical and problem-solving skills

-The ability to positively represent DMSi/eLIMBS

Position Details

-Full-time position

-Ability to work from home or Omaha office

-Travel to customer locations required

-Medical, dental, vision, 401(K) with match, PTO, and other benefits provided

Reply to Kevin Peterson (kpeterson@dmsi.com)

To: Anyone involved in the sawmill controls industry

FOR SALE

Dry Kiln Concentration Yard with 470,000 bdft Kiln Capacity

and 400,00 bdft Predryer Capacity

LOT – Western Pennsylvania

26.47 – acre industrial site

26.31 – acre wooded lot

70,000 sqft asphalt lot

100 x 80 vehicle lot

Enough sq footage to openly store 2,000,000 bdft lumber.

BUILDINGS:

80 x 212 Steel storage building concrete floor (blue lumber storage)

65 x 140 Wood frame equipment building concrete floor (green chain)

60 x 130 Wood frame equipment building (stacker)

60 x 80 Steel building high storage (sawdust)

60 x 60 Wood frame equipment building (grading shed)

130 x 80 Coe steel building (predryer)

5 – 50,000 ft SII Kiln Building

2 – 40,000 ft Irvington Moore Kilns

2 – 80,000 ft Nardi Kilns

25 x 160 Garage w/small office and wash area. Parts storage rooms.

Block and wood structure.

25 x 160 Open face wood storage shed, gravel floor.

25 x 160 Open face steel storage shed with a 50 x 60 high overhang roof,

gravel floor.

104,000 sqft Asphalt lot

OFFICE – Roughly 2,000 sqft working space.

11 Individual offices

2 large clerical offices

1 large conference room

Small kitchen

2 Restrooms

Reply to: nhm@millerwoodtradepub.com, put CMP #3578 in subject line.

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USED MACHINERY FOR SALE

●USNR 4TA30 Top Arbor Three Shifting

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S/N 41419

●Even Ending Rolls

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ADVERTISERS

INDEX

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

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

Ally Global Logistics...............................38

Atlanta Hardwood Corporation..............49

Automation & Electronics USA..............13

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

Beard Hardwoods...................................60

Beasley Forest Products, Inc.................33

BID Group....................................................

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

BioLube, Inc..............................................3

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

Carbotech International.........................41

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

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

Clark Lumber Co.....................................57

Cleereman Controls..................................7

Cleereman Industries...............................7

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

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

Continental Underwriters, Inc...................

Cooper Machine Co., Inc........................37

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

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

Cummings Lumber Co., Inc......................6

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

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

Distribution Management Systems, inc.

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

EXPO Richmond..........................................

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

Forcey Lumber Company, Inc.................42

Forestry Systems........................................

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

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

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

Granite Hardwoods, Inc.........................45

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

GTL Lumber Inc......................................39

Hardwood Forestry Fund........................62

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

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

Hermitage Hardwood Lumber

Sales, Inc....................................................

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

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

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

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

JoCo Lumber, Inc....................................63

JoeScan......................................................

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

Josey Lumber Co., Inc............................63

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawrence Lumber Company Inc............43

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

Lewis, Dwight, Lumber Co., Inc.............62

Limbo..........................................................

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

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

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

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

Mars Hill, Inc...........................................61

Matson Lumber Company...........................

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

McDonough Manufacturing Company....50

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

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

Messersmith Manufacturing, Inc...........52

MiCROTEC...............................................48

Midwest Hardwood Company....................

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

Mueller Bros. Timber, Inc.......................54

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

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

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

Northern Hardwoods..............................51

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

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Nyle Dry Kilns.........................................11

Oakcrest Lumber, Inc.............................63

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

O’Shea Lumber Co..................................58

Patrick Lumber Company...........................

Paw Taw John Services, Inc..................55

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual

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

Peterson, Keith D., & Co., Inc................64

Pike Lumber Co., Inc............................. BC

PJ Clark Lumber.........................................

Prime Lumber Company.........................47

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

Quality Hardwoods Ltd...........................36

Railway Tie Association.........................60

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

Real American Hardwood Coalition.......17

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

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

SII Dry Kilns............................................15

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

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

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

Southern Forest Products Assoc...........46

Stiles, A.W., Contractors, Inc.................59

Stoltzfus Forest Products, LLC..............61

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

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

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

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

TS Manufacturing...................................12

Tuscarora Hardwoods, Inc.....................64

U-C Coatings, LLC...................................56

USNR.......................................................53

VisionTally..................................................

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

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

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

Williams, R.J., Inc...................................40

York Legacy Mill Inc...............................44

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