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Vol.49 No.1 Serving Forest Products Buyers Worldwide AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2022

AHEC's Participation

At IndiaWood Includes

Manufacturing Tour

Photos Provided by AHEC

CHB And Montreal

Team Up For Meeting

Photos By Martin Lipman

Montreal, Quebec–Members and guests of the Canadian Hardwood Bureau

(CHB) recently gathered here at Double Tree by Hilton Montreal for the association's

annual meeting.

The CHB traditionally attracts more than 100 dedicated hardwood industry

professionals each year to this event, which provides opportunities for networking

and information sessions.

The keynote speaker this year was Judd Johnson, editor of Hardwood Market

Report, who gave an industry update.

The Canadian Hardwood Bureau, headquartered in Ottawa, is a national trade

association representing manufacturers and wholesalers of hardwood lumber and

hardwood flooring, as well as their suppliers. n

To learn more, visit www.canadianhardwoodbureau.com.

Dana Spessert, National Hardwood Lumber Association, Memphis, TN gives a grading

lumber demonstration with Dean Alanko, Allegheny Wood Products, Petersburg, WV.

The U.S. group was in attendance at IndiaWood.

Bangalore, India–IndiaWood was the first pavilion of the year recently for the

American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and was set up as an “open plan”

space to accommodate up to 15 companies. AHEC also recently reported that,

though traditionally a difficult place for Americans to do business, India has made

rapid advances in the manufacturing sector and wood processing industry over

the last year. 2021 was recorded as a record year for exports of U.S. hardwoods

to India. There has also been an increase in exports of U.S. hardwoods in value

grades and species for re-export furniture. In conjunction with IndiaWood, AHEC

also organized a tour of MAS Furniture, located in Mysore, India.

The 12th edition of IndiaWood featured country pavilions from Germany, the

U.S., Canada, Turkey, Malaysia, Finland, Estonia, Taiwan and Gabon, amongst

others. The five-day event offered a comprehensive range of innovative products

and provided information on the latest technological developments. Spread over

65,000 square meters plus the area with five dedicated themed halls, the event was

expected to attract a record number of visitors.

Visitors included furniture manufacturers, cabinet manufacturers, sawmill representatives,

component manufacturers, traders, architects, builders and interior

designers. They were given the opportunity at IndiaWood to browse the latest in

technologies, materials and innovations. n

Learn more at www.indiawood.com.

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Clair, NB

Additional photos on page 10

Montreal Wood Convention

Brings Together Several

Hundred Industrialists And

Wood Producers

Montréal, Quebec–More than 900 participants and some 100 exhibitors

gathered here recently at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montréal to

take part in the Montréal Wood Convention (MWC), the largest event of its kind

in Canada. After two years of waiting, the event welcomed buyers from all over

North America and some European countries. The goal of this initiative is to allow

them to create and maintain valuable business links and to discuss the issues

of the vast wood market.

"This great return of the Convention in a face-to-face format was a great success.

With the health

and geopolitical uncertainties

of the moment,

in addition to the

postponement of the

event, we had mixed

expectations at the

outset as to how many

people would make

the trip to Montreal.

We were pleasantly

surprised by a large

number of participants

and exhibitors from

across North America.

Continued on page 27

Photos By Terry Miller

Peter Lovett, King City Northway Forwarding Ltd., Montreal,

QC; Terry Miller, Import/Export Wood Purchasing News,

Memphis, TN; Anisa Gjoka, King City Northway Forwarding

Ltd.; and Mark Metzger, U-C Coatings LLC, Buffalo, NY

Additional photos on page 12


Jack Bowen is vice

president of sales and

business development

for Hancock Lumber

Co. in Casco, Maine.

Established in 1848,

Hancock Lumber is a

6th generation, family-owned

business

operating a timberland

company, a sawmill

Jack Bowen division and a network

of retail lumberyards

and home design showrooms across Maine and New

Hampshire. The firm has 460 employees and exports

approximately 25 percent of its production. This includes

Eastern White Pine lumber as well as framing

lumber, windows, doors, mouldings and flooring,

among other products.

Bowen is a graduate of Mt. Blue High School in

Farmington, Maine, and received a Business Certificate

from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Hancock Lumber is a member of Northeastern Retail

Lumber Association, North American Wholesale

Lumber Association, Sustainable Forestry Initiative

and Forest Stewardship Council.

Bowen has been in his present position for 22

Who’s Who in Import/Exports

Chad Hammonds

joined Robinson

Lumber Company,

headquartered in New

Orleans, as a sales

executive in September

of 2016, and in January

of 2021 he was

promoted to Manager

of its Southern Yellow

Pine Division, making

Chad Hammonds him the first non-family

member to manage the

division in the Company’s 128-year history.

When asked about his new role, Hammonds commented

that, “The fifth generation of the Robinson

family has had a clear vision to transform us into a

‘professionally managed family business’ which I’ve

been proud to be part of. I love how our team embodies

RLC’s core values, especially ‘Generosity to

help others succeed’ and ‘Independence to take smart

risks.’ Balancing the company culture between these

is a big part of our success. An important aspect of

that independence was the implementation of profit

centers, each completely controlled by a manager

earning a profit share. This change has increased

profitability across the company, improved employee

Josh Goodman is

a sales manager in the

eastern U.S. for Devereaux

Sawmill Inc. in

Pewamo, Michigan.

Devereaux Sawmill

produces 17 million

board feet of kiln-dried

hardwood lumber

annually in 4/4 through

12/4 thicknesses.

Josh Goodman

Species include Cherry,

Hickory, Hard and Soft

Maple, Red and White Oak, and Walnut. Surfaced

hit and miss is available. Rift and quartered, thermal

modification, ripped to width, SLR1E, finish

planing and live edge Walnut and Cherry Boules

are among its unique services.

Devereaux Sawmill is a member of National

Hardwood Lumber Association, Michigan Association

of Timbermen, Lake States Lumber Association,

Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association and

Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association.

Goodman started his forest products career in

2013 at Devereaux Sawmill, where he worked as a

lumber stacker, packager, sawyer, and grader before

assuming his current position in 2020.

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Table of Contents

FEATURES:

AHEC's At IndiaWood Includes

Manufacturing Tour................... 1

CHB And Montreal Meeting........ 1

Montreal Wood Convention.......... 1

Tropical Forest Products............ 4

Alan McIlvain Company.............. 6

DEPARTMENTS:

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

AHEC Column.............................. 3

Washington Scene...................... 8

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

Canadian Trends....................... 22

Stock Exchange....................29-31

Business Trends Abroad...........32

Newswires...................................34

Index of Advertisers...................38

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3 Days of Design: AHEC Showcases New Hardwood

Furniture From Visionary Danish Architect

Born in 1931, Hans Bølling has had a trailblazing

career in architecture and design that began in the 1950s.

Bølling led the way in establishing the minimalist design

style as a global movement, and although he has been

responsible for many iconic Danish designs over the

decades, he has never before created anything like this.

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) collaborated

with family-owned Danish design

company Brdr. Krüger to create Bølling’s

first-ever lounge chair and one of a kind

office set in American Red Oak, Cherry and

Maple. The design pieces made their global

debut with a special exhibition at 3 Days of

Design in Copenhagen this June.

“I am extremely proud to be able to present

three new pieces of furniture that I feel

represent my work. I want to convey pure architectural lines and details in my

design, which together create human connections and a breeding ground for joy

and good living," said Hans Bølling.

Titled the Home of Hans Bølling, the exhibition features the lounge chair

Continued on page 27

Family-owned Danish design company Brdr.

Krüger created Hans Bølling’s first-ever

lounge chair and one of a kind office set in

American Red Oak, Cherry and Maple.

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Tropical Forest Products Goes All-In For Quality

Mississauga, Ontario—Tropical Forest Products

(TFP), a hardwood distributor based here, demonstrates

its commitment to quality in a number of ways.

Established in 2017, this company not only handles

exotic wood from many parts of the world, but also

sources domestic hardwoods and softwoods along

with providing two initiatives that strive to make

sure the company is taking good care of its customers.

The first initiative is the establishment of their

new premium Black Label line of lumber and related

products. The second is asking for and listening to

customers’ feedback on how well TFP is meeting

their needs.

TFP recently announced the launch of its new

Black Label brand of curated, certified-sustainable

tropical hardwoods graded to the highest quality

standards in the industry. Black Label’s signature

species includes a selection of the finest Ipe, Cumaru,

Jatoba, Garapa, Bulletwood (also known as

Massaranduba), and Tigerwood in the world, according

to a company press release. Exceeding industry

standards, Black Label lumber is carefully and

100-percent legally sourced from South America.

“The Black Label brand is a handpicked selection

of the finest lumber nature has to offer,” said Kris

Kanagenthran, President and Chief Executive Officer

of TFP. “Each piece of lumber must meet our uncompromising

quality and sustainability certification

standards as we do our part to protect our planet.”

TFP maintains that for customers, it truly represents

their guiding principle of quality hardwoods for the

architectural millwork and decking market sectors.

All Black Label products are certified as sustainable

by either the Forest Stewardship Council

(155777) or Legal Lumber, which is TFP’s internal

Due Care Chain of Custody environmental compliance

program. Created to set stringent criteria for

the highest sustainability standards in the lumber

industry, Legal Lumber is designed to support global

forest initiatives and promote environmental benefits.

“Delivering strength and performance in every product,

the Black Label brand continues to push the industry forward,

raising the bar in quality and sustainability,” said

Kris Kanagenthran, President and CEO of Tropical Forest

Products.

Tropical Forest Products’ new 50,000 square foot facility in Charleston, South Carolina is seen from above.

According to TFP, “When you buy certified wood,

you are doing your part to protect our planet. That’s

because the trees used to produce legal lumber are

carefully selected, taking into account age, size and

productive wellbeing of the forest, providing extra

space needed for young and healthy trees to grow,

collecting and storing more carbon.”

Ideal for a variety of applications – including

decking, cladding, deck tiles and soffits as well as

architectural millwork – Black Label wood provides

dealers, architects and homeowners with a comprehensive

selection of tropical hardwood solutions that

realizes any vision, TFP stated. Black Label wood

species come in a broad range of grains, colors and

profiles, along with a variety of professional-grade

accessories for building, maintaining and preserving

the natural beauty of decks, cladding and other wood

projects.

“Delivering strength and performance in every

product, the Black Label brand continues to push

“The importance of

partnerships between Tropical

Forest Products, our suppliers

as well as our customers cannot

be overstated. This company

has a growing reputation

associated with not only

meeting customers’ current

needs but finding solutions to

exceed those needs of both

customers and our vendors,

whatever they may be. At

Tropical, we make it of great

importance to execute those

solutions with superior quality

products and a value-added

mandate.”

– Kris Kanagenthran, President and

CEO of Tropical Forest Products

the industry forward, raising the bar in quality and

sustainability,” Kanagenthran noted. “Each board

must be of Premium Architectural Grade or higher

to be sold under the Black Label brand, and every accessory

from screws to clips offers the same standard

of quality, providing architects and homeowners the

best in premium lumber available.”

In another initiative – to gather information that

can help TFP improve – the company is using a variety

of means to get feedback from customers. “Our

goal is to provide world-class customer service,”

Kanagenthran emphasized. “It became very evident

early on that we need constant feedback from our

customers to ensure we are not only meeting, but

exceeding, their expectations.”

Recently, TFP launched an aggressive multi-faceted,

customer feedback campaign, one that is believed

to be the first in the forest products industry, the

company stated. TFP is using all its sales, marketing,

CRM and digital online efforts for this informa-

Brian Lotz is the General Manager, U.S. Operations for

Tropical Forest Products.

Tropical Forest

Products

tion-gathering project.

TFP was founded on the belief that acquiring lumber of

superior quality should be easy and ethical. Its team is made

up of dedicated professionals who are passionate about forests

and their survival, the company states. Guided by four main

principles, TFP strives to meet every client’s need with quality

lumber, to deliver products on time, to maintain a commitment

to client service and to maintain the best prices in the market.

According to Jordan Dery, Vice President of Sales, “Tropical

Forest Products imports and distributes a comprehensive pallet

of both tropical and domestic forest species. A significant portion

of the company’s efforts focus on the markets for naturally

durable wood products for exterior applications.”

In addition to its Black Label line, TFP sells other exotic

woods including African Mahogany, Afromosia, Aniegre,

Bloodwood, Bubinga, Caribbean Walnut, Iroko, Santos Mahogany,

Sapele, Teak, Zebrawood and others. TFP’s line of

domestic hardwoods include rift-and-quartered White Oak,

Alder, Basswood, Beech, Birch,

Cherry, Hickory, Hard and Soft

Maple to name a few, as well as

softwood offerings of Aromatic

Cedar, Douglas Fir, Western Red

Cedar and White Pine. The company

purchases its lumber from a

multitude of sawmills around the

world.

TFP offers other products, including

truck and trailer decking, cross

ties, heavy timbers, post beams,

fenders and sheet piling.

At TFP, being flexible to react to

the most unusual customer request

is their specialty. Currently, TFP is

supplying a contract for a 4-inch

by 12-inch trapezoidal handrail in

Ipe for the Port of Los Angeles,

pre-fabricating custom removable

dock panels in Ipe for the Charleston

City Marina and delivering

165,000 lineal feet of custom Black

Label Kebony decking for a project

in Austin, Texas.

“The importance of partnerships

between Tropical Forest Products,

our suppliers as well as our customers

cannot be overstated. This

company has a growing reputation

associated with not only meeting

customers’ current needs but

finding solutions to exceed those

needs of both customers and our

vendors, whatever they may be. At

Tropical, we make it of great importance

to execute those solutions

with superior quality products and

a value-added mandate,” said Kris

Kanagenthran, President and CEO

of Tropical Forest Products.

TFP operates throughout the

United States as well as Canada,

and due to TFP experiencing a rapid

sales expansion, trending triple

digit growth annually, the company

has expanded into new facilities in

both Canada and the U.S over the

last year with over 250,000 square

Continued on page 24

There is an extensive stock of Black Label wood at the Tropical Forest Products’ warehouse.

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Streamlining With Equipment Upgrades At Alan McIlvain

Company

From left are members of the seventh generation of leadership in the Alan McIlvain Co.:

Weld McIlvain, Jordan McIlvain and Alan “Lan” McIlvain III

By Michelle Keller

Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania–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, 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. With state-of-theart

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

“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.”

— Lan McIlvain, President

Alan McIlvain Co.

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 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.” Continued on page 26

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 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.

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

When lumber is received at Alan McIlvain Co., it is put on sticks and air-dried.

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WASHINGTON SCENE

Strategist: The Fed Isn't Trying To Kill The Economy –

It's Trying To End Free Money"

“The (U.S.) Federal Reserve isn’t trying to kill the economy, it’s just trying to

end free money,” said veteran strategist John Stoltzfus.

“Free money is bad in our view in that it encourages all kinds of speculation, it

inflates asset classes...and it creates instability in the economy,” added Oppenheimer’s

chief asset management strategist.

Stoltzfus’ comments come on the heels of the most recent month’s jobs data

highlighting continued tight labor market conditions. Market watchers see the

latest print as an ‘all clear’ signal for the Fed to keep hiking rates aggressively in

order to tame inflation.

“Looks like July will be another 75 [bps], based on the unemployment numbers

we had today. It looks like the economy can take it,” said the strategist.

Stoltzfus — known for being one of the biggest bulls on Wall Street — recently

scaled back his optimism for the S&P 500 year-end target. He and his team cut

back their forecast for the benchmark index to 4,800 from 5,330. Last week, S&P

500 (^GSPC) closed out its worst first half of the year since 1970.

”We’ve got high levels of inflation, 40 years high… so when you look at it,

it’s how far can equities go in the rallies,” said Stoltzfus. “At 4800 it essentially

implies a fairly flat year.”

The strategist is still bullish on U.S stocks, and the consumer.

“The U.S. consumer when times are tough, gets the vacuum cleaner out, looks

for coins behind the seat of the automobile, behind the sofa, and keeps spending

to some degree. Not necessarily robust, but more resilient than naysayers would

ever think,” he said.

(This article was originally published by Yahoo.com)

Canada, U.S. Have Bilateral Talks

On Softwood Lumber Dispute

Reuters recently reported that Canada sees the potential for some movement

toward settling a longstanding

dispute with the United States over

softwood lumber tariffs as the cost

of building materials spikes south

of the border, adding to four-decade

high inflation.

“Given what we are facing

around inflationary concerns… this

is an issue that we could actually

find some movement on,” Canada’s

International Trade Minister

Mary Ng said in a telephone interview

recently.

Ng was due to meet with U.S.

Trade Representative Katherine Tai

later the same day. The two ministers,

along with Mexican Deputy

Economy Minister Luz Maria de la

Mora, met in Vancouver, marking

the two-year anniversary of the

new North American trade pact.

“The argument I also make to

the U.S. is that the rising housing

costs are a concern,” Ng said.

“Lowering those tariffs can actually

be a part of the solution.”

U.S. inflation accelerated in May

at its fastest pace in more than 40

years.

With prices surging for lumber

and other building materials, U.S.

homebuilders have clamored for

President Joe Biden’s administration

to remove the anti-subsidy

and anti-dumping duties in place

on Canadian softwood lumber,

ranging from 6.75 percent to 20.24

percent, depending on the producer.

The softwood lumber tariffs are

the legacy of a decades-long trade

dispute over the structure of Canada’s

timber sector that could not be

resolved when a quota agreement

expired in 2015.

Recently, U.S. Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen said that Biden was

not considering cutting tariffs on

Canadian lumber as part of potential

tariff relief he is considering to

fight inflation.

“Our priority has always been

ensuring that U.S. softwood lumber

producers can compete on a

level playing field,” Tai told repor-

Continued on page 23

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AHEC AT INDIAWOOD PHOTOS – Continued from page 1

(From left): Fredrik Eriksson, TYR Wood Products, Portland, OR; Richard Wilson, AHEC India; Shabbir

Vagh, MAS Furniture, Mysore, India; Rod Wiles, AHEC Dubai; Simon Hollands, WM Cramer Lumber Co.

Inc., Connelly Springs, NC; Chris Baumgarten, Midwest Hardwood, Duluth, MN; Bram Rouws, Bram

Woodcrafting, Mysore, India; Dana Spessert, National Hardwood Lumber Association, Memphis, TN;

Jeremy Roupp, Bingaman & Son Lumber Company, Kreamer, PA; and Brian and Laura Brookshire,

American Walnut Manufacturer’s Association, Jefferson City, MO

Jeremy Roupp, Bingaman & Son Lumber Company, Kreamer, PA is

shown at IndiaWood with local customers in his booth.

CHB AND MONTREAL MEETING PHOTOS – Continued from page 1

Sarah Matheson, East Coast Specialty

Hardwoods Ltd., Dartmouth, NS; and Patrick

Goodfellow, Goodfellow Inc., Delson,

QC

Michel Bérard, Transit King City/Northway Forwarding Ltd., Alliston, ON;

Yvon Millette, Vexco Inc. Plessisville, QC; Simon Larocque, National Hardwood

Lumber Assoc., Memphis, TN; and Mathieu Robitaille, Vexco Inc.

Bob Bell, MiCROTEC, Corvallis, OR; Nico Poulos and

Dante Cascone, Weston Premium Woods, Brampton,

ON

Dave Williams, Retired; Richard Lipman, Canadian Hardwood

Bureau, Ottawa ON; and Yvon Milette, Vexco Inc.

Plessisville, QC

Ian Langlois, Primewood, Drummondville, QC; Pierre Champeau,

J.M. Champeau Inc. Saint-Malo, QC; Jean-Francois Audet,

Primewood; and Guy Morin, Giguere et Morin Inc., Saint-

Félix-de-Kingsey, QC

Fabrice Beaulieu, Begin et Begin, Lots-renverses,

QC; Marco Morin, Giguere et Morin Inc., Saint-Félixde-Kingsey,

QC; and Jimmy Deschenes, Forex Inc.,

Mont Laurier, QC

Gaetan and Joanie Bouchard, Produits Forestiers

TLB, Terrebonne, QC; and Martin Boutet, LCN Inc.,

Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey, QC

Marc Legros, Prolam, Cap-Saint-Ignace, QC; Dany Houde and

Elisa Lavigne, Les Planchers PG Inc., Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière,

QC; and Serge Robichaud, C.A. Spencer Inc., Laval, QC

Brian Guilbeault, Quality Hardwoods Ltd., Mattawa, ON;

Don Etmanskie, Peter Cubulski Sales, Bancroft, ON; and

Robert Rutledge, Haliburton Forest Products, Haliburton,

ON

Addtional photos on page 12

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CHB AND MONTREAL MEETING PHOTOS - Continued from page 10

Ian Langlois, Primewood, Drummondville, QC;

and Remy Caron and Jean-Francois Martel,

Groupe Savoie Inc., Saint-Quentin, NB

Richard Lipman, Canadian Hardwood Bureau, Ottawa ON;

Shaun Rowe, Quality Hardwoods Ltd., Powassan, ON; Judd

Johnson, Hardwood Market Report, Memphis, TN; and Rob

Cabral, Upper Canada Forest Products, Mississauga, ON

Brian Guilbeault, Quality Hardwoods Ltd., Powassan,

ON; David Hubbard, GMC Hardwoods Medfield, MA;

and Gregory Stascavage, Missouri Walnut Group,

Scranton, PA

MONTREAL WOOD CONVENTION PHOTOS - Continued from page 1

Sven Gustavsson, Montreal Wood Convention, Quebec City, QC; Christian Gilbert, J.D. Irving Limited,

Saint John, NB; and Emmanuel Forget and Patrick LeBlanc, Matèriaux Blanchet Inc., Quebec

City, QC

Bob Bell, MiCROTEC, Corvallis, OR; and Scott Sutherland, Wolftek

Industries Inc., Prince George, BC

Martin Vaillancourt, USNR, Plessisville, QC; Danielle Major, Tolko

Industries Ltd., Lavington, BC; and Dave Ford, USNR, Victoria, BC

Yvon Millette, Frederic Viens and Éric Vigneault, Vexco Inc., Plessisville, QC; and Guy Morin and

Marco Morin, Giguère & Morin Inc., Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey, QC

Yves Yelle, Nancy Doucet, Jonathan Raby and Robert Guy, Goodfellow Inc., Delson,

QC

Pierre-Luc Nadeau, Mario Tremblay and Simon Bérubé, BID Group Technologies

Ltd., Mirabel, QC

Chelsea Brown, Patrick Lumber Company, Portland, OR; Randi Walker,

BC Wood Specialties Group, Langley, BC; Kalayna Crook, Patrick

Lumber Company; and Dean Mavrakakis, Bramwood Forest Inc., Toronto,

ON

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Business Trends U.S.A.

Lake States

The hardwood lumber markets in the Lake States region are in positive territory.

“Things are going well in our market,” said a sawmill representative from

Indiana. “This week has been pretty nice. I’d say business is still positive for us.

Sales might be a little slower now, but I’d say we’re still doing pretty well. I’d

say six months ago, it’s hard to beat that in regard to lumber sales.

“The only thing that has slowed down is trucking. Exports, as everyone knows,

are hard to carry out now with lack of containers and China shutting down. I

think if trucking was more available, we’d be able to get more lumber out the

door.”

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

Basswood, Poplar and other species in No. 2 Common and Better in most items

and 4/4 to 8/4 plus 10, 12 and 16/4 as well.

“The majority of our customers are distribution yards, but we do have quite a

bit of business with end users, which include manufacturers of cabinetry, flooring

and other products.”

Another Indiana sawmill lumberman said, “I haven’t seen any downturn yet.”

He has, however, noticed some challenges. Red Oak in FAS doesn’t move as

quickly as it once did, he stated. He also had a customer who bought No.1 and 2

Common Cherry for cabinets in RV’s, and that business is hurting.

He handles Red Oak, Poplar, Hickory, Hard Maple, Ash and Cherry in No. 2

Common and Better, mainly in 4/4.

He sells lumber to both end users and distribution yards. He reiterated that his

RV customers are in a bind. “I don’t see anyone buying a fancy motor home with

fuel prices so high,” he said.

Regarding transportation, “It’s still hard to get containers to the West Coast,”

he observed. “That rate has just about doubled from a year ago. The availability

of freight all in all is difficult.”

In Michigan, yet another sawmill representative said, “The market is pretty

good, not quite like it was several months ago but demand is pretty good. That’s

a plus right there. We’ve got a lot of orders we can’t quite keep up on. Logging

conditions have been good.

“The market was crazy-good six months ago,” he remarked. “It slowed down

a little bit. I think supply has been boosted up to catch up with demand, which

exceeded supply for so long. It seems a little bit more balanced now.”

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

Walnut. His best sellers are Hickory and Soft Maple, mainly 8/4 thickness.

His customers are distribution yards and manufacturers of flooring and cabinets.

“We sell lumber to some millwork and furniture manufacturers, too.” Some

of his customers say they’re not as busy as they were. “Prices have stabilized,”

he added.

“Transportation is still a struggle,”

he observed. “We’re trying

to communicate with customers

that things take a while. We also let

them know in advance the price to

ship it.”

A Wisconsin lumberman said

his market is “pretty good. In my

opinion, Red Oak seems to be the

toughest species to move. My No.

2 and 3A lumber is moving well.

No. 1 Common is kind of spotty.

The uppers are moving, but there

has been a little price resistance.”

Despite his assessment that the

market is “pretty good,” he said

it is not as good as it was several

months ago.

He handles Red and White Oak,

Hard and Soft Maple, Basswood,

Cherry and a few others. Walnut is

the best seller. Also selling well are

Hard and Soft Maple and Cherry.

His lumber is sold in most all

grades and mostly in 4/4 thickness.

He sells a lot to end users and

he exports a great deal. “Our

customers’ sales are going pretty

well,” he noted.

“Transportation hasn’t really

been a problem,” he stated. “We

have good relationships with trucking

companies. Costs are up but

not more than I expected.” n

Northeast

The hardwood lumber market in

the Northeast is strong. Three lumber

providers who were interviewed

said the same thing in different

ways.

A Vermont sawmill representative

remarked, “Our market is holding

up well. I would say it’s strong.

It’s certainly not as good as it was

several months ago but I don’t want

to mislead you. The difference is:

it’s just not as urgent as it was then.

But as far as actively selling lumber

and getting lumber, everything’s

working pretty well. It’s still strong.

Several months ago, people were

panicked, thinking they needed

to buy immediately. Most people

would prefer this over what it was

then.”

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Northeast

-Continued from page 14

He sells Red and White Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, Ash, Birch and Cherry in all

grades. His best sellers are Hard and Soft Maple.

His sales are primarily to distribution yards, and he carries out some exporting.

“The distribution yards still have pretty good order files,” he observed. “Those

order files may be shrinking a little bit. They’re still actively trying to purchase

lumber every day. I haven’t heard them say they’ve got more lumber than they

need. They’re still looking. Among our export customers, it’s hard to get good

information. The few I’ve heard from indicate that there’s a little concern over the

economy, but they say they’re very busy. They’re listening to the news, and information

in the news is getting mired down, but in the hardwood lumber business,

the market is strong.

“Transportation is a struggle,” he added. “Certainly, the cost of fuel and the availability

of trucks are both problems.”

“The market is very strong,” said a lumber-woman in New York State. “There’s

a big demand for rough cut, green lumber. That’s our specialty. The housing starts

are a big part of it. I’d say the overseas market is really strong now also.

“We’re doing better than six months ago with more orders coming in and quicker

payments from our vendors,” she stated.

“We manufacture Hard and Soft Maple, Red Oak, Ash, Cherry and Yellow

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Birch. These are all strong sellers. Everything is No. 3A and Better. The top three

right now are Yellow Birch and Red and White Oak. We sell predominantly 4/4,

but we’ve done 6/4 and 8/4.

“We sell to brokerages in the Northeast,” she continued. “They buy everything

we can make.”

Regarding transportation, she said, “We have our own fleet of trucks, and that’s

killing us. The price of diesel is a daily distraction and a morale killer amongst

our truckers. Some of them are independent, and it’s triple what their fuel costs

were from a year ago. It’s definitely a huge psychological burden to people that

make their living over the road and people who rely on off-road diesel to run their

machines in their yards. That’s what we do here, off-road and on-road. I do my best

to keep my independent truckers happy with giving them an extra payment, by-theload

or by-the-thousand-foot-truck.”

In Pennsylvania, a lumber representative was asked about the health of his market.

“It’s good,” he replied. “We’re doing OK. We’re moving right along. We’re

heavily into the domestic market now. Freight has been tough to ship for exports.

It’s been challenging to secure containers and equipment, and bookings keep

getting rolled for export orders. The domestic market is good. However, we’re in

a typical summer slowdown and the industry in general is facing uncertainties. I

don’t see pricing going up any more. I see it leveling off, which is probably what it

needs to do. Our sales are going well and we’re OK right now. But you can’t plan

on the future right now. Are we

into a recessionary mode? We don’t

know. It seems like we are. Going

forward I think it’s a good time for

lumbermen to be cautious.”

Compared to a few months ago,

his market is now “not as great as

it was. Six months ago was really

good. It’s not like sales are falling

off a cliff. I don’t see that.”

He provides his customers –

distribution yards and end users

– with Cherry, Red Oak, Hard and

Soft Maple, Hickory and Poplar

in all grades, mainly FAS and No.

1 Common in 4/4 through 8/4

thicknesses.

“All of my customers are cautious

in their purchasing of lumber.

No one wants excess inventory. The

RV industry is slowing down due

to high diesel prices. That’s really

going to affect the marketplace.

“Transportation is definitely a

problem,” he noted. “Diesel prices

keep going up quickly. My customers

don’t want to pay for diesel

costs. Also, international bookings

keep changing at the port.”

He said that, all in all, “The

market’s not bad. That’s how it is in

the lumber industry in general. It’s

certainly been a lot worse. It’s going

well right now.” n

Southeast

In the Southeast, some lumber

companies have hit a brick wall, as

it were, in the marketplace while

others are still rocking along.

In Mississippi, a lumberman

said the market for his company

is “not so good right now. For us,

our good sales kind of came to a

screeching halt the last couple of

weeks. Furniture manufacturers

that we deal with have slowed

down. Flooring manufacturers also

are slowing down.” From his perspective,

“The hardwood industry is

slowing down pretty fast.”

He handles Oak, Poplar, Gum,

Hickory and Ash in all grades

including No. 1, 2 and 3 Common

primarily in 4/4 with some 5 and

6/4.

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Southeast

-Continued from page 16

He sells his lumber to manufacturers of furniture, flooring and industrial products

including pallets and crating.

“I think demand from our customers for hardwood flooring has probably been

drastically reduced. The furniture businesses are having problems shipping their

products. Their warehouses are full and their factories are full. They’re just not

selling. I think the market is down; that’s the problem.”

As for transportation, “The rates have gone up; they’ve been up for a year. In

the past month or so, they’ve been raised more. That hasn’t really affected us.

We haven’t had trouble finding trucks, but we have to pay more. We just pass it

on to the consumer. We buy the product, figure what it will cost to get it to our

customer and then we price the product.”

A hardwood flooring manufacturer in Arkansas noted, “The economy is very

challenging. We have seen a tremendous slowdown starting recently. I think

there’s more anxiety than actual overproduction. We’re having to cut back hours

in the flooring operation starting this week. There’s just not as many people

buying, spending and willing to take risks on inventory. It’s been a great run.

We’re due a downturn, and it’s here. We’ll see what happens.”

Compared to six months ago, his market is worse, he stated.

He handles Red and White Oak, Maple, Hickory and Walnut in No. 1, 2 and 3

Common, all in 4/4 thickness. His flooring is sold to wholesale distributors nationally.

“I think they are selling less flooring, less than six months ago or three

months ago even. They’re moving less flooring and are willing to take on less

inventory. Prices have fallen dramatically.

“Transportation is expensive but is available,” he observed.

“A change that has happened is that the availability of employees has improved.

People need jobs and are willing to go to work. The last two years, people

have said, ‘I can’t find employees.’ That has now changed.”

In Virginia, a lumber-woman remarked that her market is good. “We’re getting

some price resistance, but it’s still moving. Our customers are saying they can’t

get the price they used to for their products that are made with our lumber. We

work with them, reducing our prices.”

Asked if the market is better or worse than a few months ago, she replied, “It’s

not bad. Prices overall are higher than they’ve ever been, so I don’t get too upset

if they drop some. The market is still good.”

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She handles Red and White Oak and Poplar. White Oak is selling best right

now. She sells 4/4 kiln-dried and 8/4 green.

“We sell to wholesale yards, the export market and to end users,” she stated.

“They’re communicating like they always do. They’re saying it’s so bad overseas

that they need price reductions. They do that all the time though. That’s their

game.

“Of course, transportation is negatively affecting our business,” she stated.

“The prices are so high and you can’t get trucks either.” n

West Coast

Hardwood lumber providers on the West Coast have said their markets are not

as strong as they were, but one of them said the market for his products is still

healthy.

A lumberman in Washington stated, “It’s quieter than it has been, especially

the last three weeks. We feel there’s a little bit of information overload on people

and uncertainty in the markets. We also know that over the past two years, you

had to buy certain species ahead of time if you needed it. Some of our larger customers

did buy up recently and, now, they are definitely managing their inventories.

Species like Hard Maple are readily available. A year ago, it wasn’t like that.

If you weren’t preplanning, you may miss out. It’s not like that now. They’re

not having to worry about ordering lumber too far in advance. It’s kind of gotten

back to what we call normal pre-pandemic. Prices are softening in virtually every

species.”

Compared to several months ago, “It’s slower,” he stated. “The last month,

we’ve really noticed inquiries, prices, everything soften. We’re getting calls from

mills we haven’t talked to in years, trying to move their lumber. It’s not horrible.

I think we got spoiled these last two years. Then, it was all about availability.

It seems like it’s going back to normal now. And there’s a lot of news out there

about inflation. Nobody wants to get caught with heavy inventory. They don’t

want to be caught with higher dollar lumber when the market is softening. Also,

4/4 Poplar has taken a hit. You have a hard time giving it away now.”

He offers all grades of lumber: upper grades, FAS, Select and Better down to

No. 1 and No. 2 Common and frame stock. Species include Red and White Oak,

Hard and Soft Maple, Basswood and Hickory. Mostly he sells 4/4 through 8/4

thicknesses.

West Coast

He sells his lumber to end users, distribution yards and sawmills. Furniture

businesses give him feedback that their sales are softening. “Other companies

seem like it’s still going well, but they are definitely managing their inventories,

much more than they were last year, when a lot of people had trouble keeping

lumber supplies. That coin has flipped. There’s no shortage except for one or two

species.

“Transportation is trouble,” he stated. “The price of fuel is going up. When

fuel goes up, it’s not just fuel that is affected. I know one guy I’ve worked with

for 20 years with his own, small fleet of trucks. He told me it’s also the price of

tires, which are oil-based, too. Those have doubled in the last year and a half.

Everything costs more money. The price of moving freight is just so high right

now. You have to be careful who you sell to; if you don’t have a good feeling

that you can ship it there, you just don’t sell your lumber in that lane anymore

because you know the cost of freight means you can’t make it work.”

An Oregon lumber provider said his market is “softening a little. With all the

news about the economy, people are being cautious. In talking with people, their

businesses are booked out toward the end of the year. So, the activity levels right

now are a little bit slow because people are being smart about their expenditures.

I would say as of today the market is fairly strong. Our customers are having

more of a discussion, trying to get as much information as possible. They haven’t

seen cancellations to their order files. However, people don’t want to take on

more debt right now, related to their housing. I think the wisdom is to have liquidity,

cash in the bank.”

Asked to compare his market to several months ago, he replied, “I would probably

say it’s not as strong now.”

He handles all Select and Better lumber. “The item in most demand is White

Oak, but you can’t get it. It’s at a premium. Poplar is still very strong for us as

is Alder. We also sell Red Oak, Walnut and Maple, primarily in 4/4 and 8/4 with

some 5/4 and 6/4.”

His customers are cabinet manufacturers, commercial enterprises who work

on the interiors of offices, banks, concert halls and universities, furniture manufacturers

and other end users. He also sells lumber to retailers. “Our customers

are doing well. However, all the economic news in the past few weeks has been a

little disruptive.

“Out here on the West Coast, since most of the products we get are east of the

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Mississippi River and up in New England, transportation is a huge component

to our pricing. For delivery to our customers, we have our own fleet of about 20

trucks. We ship down to the California border and up to the Canadian border, all

on the West Coast.”

A California lumberman said his market is “still pretty strong. It’s order-to-order.

It’s still steady, but you have to work at it. If you have lumber, you can have

sales. If not, you won’t have any sales.”

Compared to six months ago, his market is “about the same, steady,” he stated.

He handles White Oak, Walnut and Hickory in all grades in 4/4 thickness. Distribution

yards and flooring manufacturing companies are his customers. “Their

sales are fine,” he observed. “My customers are quoting a lot of products to their

customers; it’s just a matter of landing the orders. Sometimes their customers put

the jobs off, but they do get the jobs. There’s still a lot of work out there.”

As for transportation, he said, “It’s taking a while to get containers shipped

from the East Coast or Midwest to here. That’s the issue. Out here, transportation

is OK except for high fuel prices.” n

Who’s Who - Bowen - Continued from page 2

years and began his career in the forest products industry in 1986.

In his spare time, Bowen enjoys coaching football and golfing. n

To learn more, visit www.hancocklumber.com.

Who's Who - Goodman - Continued from page 2

After graduating from high school in Portland, Michigan, Goodman received a

bachelor’s degree in Recreation Services and Facilities Management from Central

Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and his MA in Administration,

also from CMU. His hobbies include backpacking, hiking, camping,

kayaking, hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his wife of six years,

Julia and their dog, Boomerang. n

More information is available at www.devereauxsawmill.com.

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Canadian Trends

Canadian Trends

Ontario

The high cost of living continues to challenge everyone. With labor shortages

being felt in many areas, transportation issues are also making it challenging to

do business. Shipping products is difficult as there is a shortage of truckers, and

for exports shipments are delayed. The cost of parts for manufacturing plants is

also expensive, and their shortages and ongoing shipping delays are all having an

impact on the hardwood industry.

Demand for Ash on the domestic front is holding up well, noted contacts,

while business in international markets has varied with some declining, such as

to China, Pakistan and Vietnam, while others increased, such as to Japan and the

United Kingdom. Inventories were noted as thin for most grades and thicknesses

of Ash, and prices were reported as up.

Aspen logs and production of green lumber are steady with demand readily absorbing

developing production. Kiln-dried inventories are reported as marginally

adequate to meet buyers’ requirements.

With Basswood production increased over the winter and early spring, this

provided a needed boost to kiln-dried supplies. This availability eased price

pressures for No. 2A and Better, resulting in a more stable price for this species.

Green lumber output is reported as having edged down slightly as mills were

more cautious with Whitewood log buying and production. End users are taking

up developing output. Demand for Basswood is solid, noted contacts, especially

for the upper grades, with prices firm.

Birch supplies tightened over early summer, as it has for other Whitewoods at

this time of year with warmer weather conditions. Thus, supply was insufficient

to meet buyer needs. Demand in Canada and the U.S. border states for this species

for kiln-dried stocks is keeping inventories low.

Sawmills continue to process large volumes of Hard Maple, from logging to

primary manufacturers, and are being processed quickly to avoid stain damage.

Green lumber supplies are meeting buyers’ needs and prices have shifted from an

upward trend to a stable or even lower one. Inventories have increased for some

grades and thicknesses note contacts.

The same is said for Soft Maple, with sawmills processing this species as

quickly as possible to prevent stain damage and also to supply solid demand.

Interest is staying strong, and the increase in green Soft Maple output eased

price pressures, commented contacts. Prices are reported as higher for kiln-dried

stocks.

Red Oak supplies are ample for green lumber to wholesalers and secondary

manufacturers. Prices have eased slightly for green stocks, while contacts report

mixed kiln-dried markets, though demand is keeping unsold inventories at

manageable levels. Some are experiencing overseas shipping issues with lack of

containers and vessel books, thus sold stocks are sitting in warehouses.

There is a seasonal slowdown in sales of White Oak. Europe is heading into

some time off for summer vacations. Demand on the domestic front is good for

Common grades and prices are stable. Sawmills, manufacturers and wholesalers

all report no difficulty obtaining orders for green lumber.

Demand for pallet lumber and containers is strong even though there are transportation

issues. Pallet manufacturers remain busy and are using a steady volume

of cants and lumber. n

Quebec

It has been a busy spring and early summer period for hardwood businesses.

The housing market in both Canada and the U.S. is still strong even though there

has been reported slowdowns in the number of starts in both countries as there is

a strong renovation market. Export markets are faring well, noted contacts. With

the July construction break in the province, there was the usual slowdown in the

industry.

Sellers of Ash reported favorable market conditions. As the Emerald Ash Borer

has decimated many trees, Ash timber and log availability were curtailed, and so

sawmills stopped cutting Ash in both U.S. border states and areas in the province

of Quebec. As competition of Ash lumber has lessened, mills processing this

species are finding outlets for their developing production with prices being firm.

Drying operations also have solid orders against limited supplies for kiln-dried

stocks for both export and domestic markets.

The regionally important species, Hard Maple is still in great demand from cabinet

and wood component manufacturers. It was noted that they had purchased

large quantities of this species in the last two months and had reigned in their

purchases at this time. Wholesalers also report business is brisk for Hard Maple

and have adequate inventories. Kiln dryers reduced prices for certain kiln-dried

items for easier sales. Soft Maple sales are following similar to those of Hard

Quebec

Maple. Supply and demand are balancing out as well, as has happened for Hard

Maple. It is a highly popular species among cabinet, furniture, and wood components

manufacturers. Supply is ample to meet demand.

Exports of Cherry to China are losing momentum. Delays were reported in the

spring for transport trucking and port shutdowns, where delays in shipments were

the norm. There has now been some improvements with movement starting to

happen, so buyers’ products surged. Some even over ordered to hopefully receive

minimum quantities of lumber to sustain their business. Orders have now started

to come in. Cherry demand on domestic markets has been steady even though

buyers limited their purchases as Cherry is a minor species in many markets.

Contacts reported that Oak sales to residential flooring and truck trailer flooring

manufacturers were fair at this time. Supply is sufficient to meet manufacturers’

needs, some say even more than they need. White Oak residential flooring

was reported as moving better than Red Oak. However, it was noted that prices

were pressured for both Red and White Oak. Sawmill operators and wholesalers

find it more challenging to sell Red Oak. Caution was used when purchasing

Red Oak; for certain grades there were concerns surrounding ongoing Chinese

business. Several contacts commented supplies were starting to outpace demand

for kiln-dried Red Oak and kiln-dried No. 2A is ample to supply demand.

Contacts report export business conditions for White Oak vary depending on

markets and grades referenced. Orders in Europe have lessened as large volumes

over the past several months were shipped, and due to they’re heading into

summer vacation period. Kiln-dried stocks, were moving well to Southeast Asia

noted contacts.

Poplar markets are less robust than in 2021 and early 2022, commented

contacts, caused by higher supply rather than lower demand. More work is

needed to make a sale for Poplar and generate orders. Exports of this species to

Vietnam are fairly good and to other Southeast Asia markets, but are not seen as

strong. Prices have decreased as a result.

Domestic demand for Walnut and to the U.S. is steady. No. 1 Common and No.

2A kiln-dried inventories are selling more easily than FAS. As inventories are

still elevated for this species, green Walnut is not moving well.

Furniture manufacturers are purchasing large quantities of hardwood for

frames as business for furniture is steady from consumers, along with the strong

housing market sectors in Canada and the U.S.

In early June, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural

Resources, announced over $2.4 million in funding through the 2 Billion Trees

program (2BT) to Trees for Life. This tree planting will help Canada's efforts to

tackle the crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Trees capture and store

carbon from the atmosphere, improve air and water quality, support biodiversity

and create and support thousands of good jobs.

With this funding, Trees for Life will engage partners and collaborators on 34

different tree-planting projects. These projects will range in size, style and scope

and, working in different communities and ecosystems, will plant approximately

600,000 trees in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick

this tree-planting season. Trees for Life is a national charity committed to mobilizing,

empowering and inspiring tree-planting initiatives across Canada.

Launched in 2021, 2BT is part of the Government of Canada's broader approach

to nature-based climate solutions. It contributes to Canada's efforts to mitigate

climate change while achieving key biodiversity and conservation goals, as well

as supporting human well-being.

The program is on track to reach the target of two billion trees over the next

decade and is designed to support organizations across Canada in planting

an increasing number of trees each year. In its first year, the program signed

agreements to support organizations in planting approximately 30 million trees,

representing more than 50 species, at more than 500 sites across all provinces.

Going forward, the Government of Canada is entering into long-term agreements

to secure planting over 10 years. By 2026, the program aims to plant 250–350

million trees annually. n

Washington Scene - Continued from page 8

ters at a news conference in Vancouver. “Subsidized lumber and dumped imports

undermine their ability to compete fairly. This is not a new issue.”

The United States has said that Canadian timber harvested from federal and

provincial lands enjoys an unfair subsidy due to low government-set stumpage

fees, while most U.S. timber is harvested from private land at market rates. n

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Tropical Forest Products

feet of warehouse space. The company has its head office in Mississauga, Ontario

as well as other locations in Summerville, South Carolina; Miami, Florida;

Stockton, California; and Edison, New Jersey.

In addition to Kanagenthran and Dery, key personnel include Paulo Renelli,

Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Kilpatrick, Chief Marketing Officer, Brian Lotz,

General Manager, U.S. Operations, and Derek Johns, Vice President of Operations.

In all, TFP employs more than 60 people.

TFP is a member of the Forest Stewardship Council, the International Wood

Products Association, the North American Wholesale Lumber Association, the

National Hardwood Lumber Association, the American Institute of Architects,

and the American Society of Landscape Architects, not to mention Legal Lumber,

TFP’s environmental compliance program. n

Learn more about Tropical Forest Products and their new premium Black

Label line of lumber and accessories at www.WeAreTropical.com, www.

BlackLabelWood.com or call 905-672-8000.

Tropical Forest Products’ unmatched inventory includes over 50 species of wood.

– Continued from page 5

Tropical Forest Products has expanded into new facilities in both Canada and the U.S.

over the last year with over 250,000 square feet of warehouse space.

Black Label, Tropical Forest Products’ new premium sustainable hardwood brand, is

moved by forklift in the warehouse.

Tropical Forest Products

Here is a look inside Tropical Forest Products’ new 150,000 square foot facility in Mississauga,

Ontario.

Who’s Who - Hammonds - Continued from page 2

retention, and given rise to new opportunities for promotion.”

Robinson Lumber Company was founded in New Orleans in 1893 and today

is a leader in wholesale international wood products purchasing, manufacturing,

processing, and distribution, serving customers in 70-plus countries from production

facilities in the U.S. and abroad. The current generation has built upon the

fourth generation’s experienced team, and continues to offer institutional product

knowledge, innovation, and a sophisticated understanding of global trade.

Robinson Lumber Company handles about 100 million board feet annually of

many species of wood, including their main species: Southern Yellow Pine, Douglas

Fir, Red and White Oak, Ash, Poplar, Hickory, Ipe, Cumaru, Massaranduba,

Garapa and Itauba.

In addition to managing a division, Hammonds sells from Robinson’s entire

product portfolio, including softwoods, tropical hardwoods, and North American

hardwoods. He currently lives in Fairhope, Alabama. n

Learn more at www.roblumco.com.

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02. Dana Spessert, National Hardwood Lumber Association, Memphis, TN gives a grading

lumber demonstration with Dean Alanko, Allegheny Wood Products, Petersburg,

WV. The U.S. group was in attendance at IndiaWood.

12. Marc-Andre Gaboury, Boa Franc G.P./Planchers Mirage, Saint-Georges,

QC; and Susan Coulombe, Denis Dube and Eric Desjardins, J.D. Irving

Ltd., Clair, NB

08. Peter Lovett, King City Northway Forwarding Ltd.,

Montreal, QC; Terry Miller, Import/Export Wood Purchasing

News, Memphis, TN; Anisa Gjoka, King City Northway

Forwarding Ltd., Montreal, QC; and Mark Metzger, U-C

Coatings LLC, Buffalo, NY

Alan McIlvain Company – Continued from page 7

away in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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); 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.

Alan McIlvain Co. is committed to providing exceptional customer service, even in inclement

weather.

A forklift driver loads lumber into one of Alan McIlvain Co.’s state-of-theart

dry kilns.

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

all species of hardwood lumber,” Lan McIlvain said.

Montreal Wood Convention –

Continued from page 1

It was very special to see all these industry people again and to welcome them to

Montréal," said Sven Gustavsson, event director.

"The expert speakers gave a very detailed picture of the situation in the wood

industry, which served as a reminder to our participants of the challenges that

lie ahead as well as innovative solutions. We can think here of logistics and the

constantly changing economic picture."

The forest industry is a major contributor to the Canadian economy with a GDP

contribution of nearly $20 billion (2012 chained dollars), representing 8 percent

of Canada's manufacturing sector. With exports of over $45 billion in 2021, the

sector has a strong positive trade balance (over $30 billion). In terms of softwood

lumber, Canada remains the world's 2nd largest producer and the 2nd largest

exporter. The forest industry provides nearly 200,000 direct jobs (foresters, scientists,

engineers, computer specialists, technicians, and skilled workers) and is a

pillar of economic development for many municipalities from coast to coast.

"The Montréal Wood Convention is the perfect opportunity for Canadian wood

product industrials to meet with a multitude of investors from North America

and overseas in one place, in a short period of time and at a low cost, to expand

their export activities to a greater number of markets," explained Sylvain Labbé,

President and CEO of the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) and organizing

committee member of the event. He added: "The U.S. market has long been Canada's

main importer of forest products and will remain so. However, the consequences

of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine have reminded our producers

of the importance of diversifying exports by accessing other markets, notably

through increased visibility and canvassing activities such as the Montréal Wood

Convention. Opportunities like this allow Canada to ensure the sustainability of

its industry and to gain new market share in a constantly changing world."

The Montréal Wood Convention has continued to grow in popularity since

its inception, despite a hiatus due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Each

year, the varied program reflects the latest market trends and the many changes

in the industry. The 2022 program included speakers on the economy, the state

of the global market, and the latest in logistics. A panel of four industry experts

presented a global and current vision of this sector of activity. A luncheon hosted

by keynote speaker and Olympic champion Alexandre Bilodeau was also on the

agenda.

The Montréal Wood Convention is organized in partnership with the Ontario

Forest Industries Association, the Maritime Lumber Bureau and the Québec Forest

Industry Council. n

For more Learn more at www.montrealwoodconvention.com.

AHEC – Continued from page 3

alongside two other new Bølling designs – a stool and a coffee table, both

inspired by his classic Tray Table design from 1963. The three furniture pieces

have been crafted from three under-used American hardwood species, selected

for their combination of sustainability, durability and textured beauty: Red Oak,

Cherry, and Maple.

“This is a particularly exciting project for AHEC, as it brings together a very

relevant message – the need to expand our timber choices to be truly sustainable,

highlighting three high-performing and beautiful woods which are not

currently being widely used – and the legacy of craftsmanship and timber knowledge

of the Danish design sector. It is a collaboration with two partners with

whom we share a love for wood and sustainability; iconic designer/architect

Hans Bølling and powerhouse of Danish craftsmanship Krüger," said David

Venables, European director of AHEC.

Now in his 90s, Hans Bølling has been developing the three pieces at his

home north of Copenhagen over several years, refining the designs through a

series of sketches and models until achieving the final product.

Curated and set-designed by Danish designer Sara Martinsen, The Home of

Hans Bølling will offer visitors a striking insight into Bølling’s life and creative

process, as well as showcasing the strength, character and versatility of the three

renewable hardwoods as design materials. To accompany Bølling’s furniture,

Martinsen has created a series of custom art pieces using the same American

hardwoods. The artworks take their inspiration from the circle – the shape that

defines both Bølling’s original Tray Table and his new works, and which has

come to represent sustainability and responsible manufacturing.

“Bølling’s design is functional in its essence and there are no needless materials

or details. It is understated elegance – a way of designing that translates

to 'omhyggelig' in Danish. To combine Hans Bølling’s design and the three

under-used wood species is therefore a perfect match. We all need to open our

eyes to other materials and consumption habits so we can act more responsibly,"

added Venables. n

For more information on this and other AHEC projects,

visit www.americanhardwood.org.

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Manufacturing Tour

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CHB And Montreal

Team Up For Meeting

Photos By Martin Lipman

Montreal, Quebec–Members and guests of the Canadian Hardwood Bureau

(CHB) recently gathered here at Double Tree by Hilton Montreal for the association's

annual meeting.

The CHB traditionally attracts more than 100 dedicated hardwood industry

professionals each year to this event, which provides opportunities for networking

and information sessions.

The keynote speaker this year was Judd Johnson, editor of Hardwood Market

Report, who gave an industry update.

The Canadian Hardwood Bureau, headquartered in Ottawa, is a national trade

association representing manufacturers and wholesalers of hardwood lumber and

hardwood flooring, as well as their suppliers. n

To learn more, visit www.canadianhardwoodbureau.com.

Bangalore, India–IndiaWood was the first pavilion of the year recently for the

American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and was set up as an “open plan”

space to accommodate up to 15 companies. AHEC also recently reported that,

though traditionally a difficult place for Americans to do business, India has made

rapid advances in the manufacturing sector and wood processing industry over

the last year. 2021 was recorded as a record year for exports of U.S. hardwoods

to India. There has also been an increase in exports of U.S. hardwoods in value

grades and species for re-export furniture. In conjunction with IndiaWood, AHEC

also organized a tour of MAS Furniture, located in Mysore, India.

The 12th edition of IndiaWood featured country pavilions from Germany, the

U.S., Canada, Turkey, Malaysia, Finland, Estonia, Taiwan and Gabon, amongst

others. The five-day event offered a comprehensive range of innovative products

and provided information on the latest technological developments. Spread over

65,000 square meters plus the area with five dedicated themed halls, the event was

expected to attract a record number of visitors.

Visitors included furniture manufacturers, cabinet manufacturers, sawmill representatives,

component manufacturers, traders, architects, builders and interior

designers. They were given the opportunity at IndiaWood to browse the latest in

technologies, materials and innovations. n

Learn more at www.indiawood.com.

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Brings Together Several

Hundred Industrialists And

Wood Producers

Montréal, Quebec–More than 900 participants and some 100 exhibitors

gathered here recently at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montréal to take

part in the Montréal Wood Convention (MWC), the largest event of its kind in

Canada. After two years of waiting, the event welcomed buyers from all over

North America and some European countries. The goal of this initiative is to allow

them to create and maintain valuable business links and to discuss the issues

of the vast wood market.

"This great return of the Convention in a face-to-face format was a great success.

With the health

and geopolitical uncertainties

of the moment,

in addition to the

postponement of the

event, we had mixed

expectations at the

outset as to how many

people would make

the trip to Montreal.

We were pleasantly

surprised by a large

number of participants

and exhibitors from

across North America.

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MONTREAL WOOD CONVENTION PHOTOS - Continued from page 12

Luc Houde, Gilles Gauvin and Eric Faucher, Carbotech/Autolog, Plessisville,

QC

Merchant Garnett, Ben Ralston, Adam Moring and Richard Morelle, Richmond

International Forest Products LLC, Richmond, VA

Eli Gould, Quebec Wood Export Bureau, Brattleboro, VT; Frédéric Jacques,

Alex Fortin, Nathalie Houde, Èmilie Desmarais, Elizabeth Sorba, Sven Gustavsson

and Alain Boulet, Quebec Wood Export Bureau, Quebec City, QC

Bob Bell, MiCROTEC, Corvallis, OR; Denis Dubè, J.D. Irving Limited, Clair, NB; Adam Duplisea, Nyle

Dry Kilns, Bangor, ME; and Christian Gilbert, J.D. Irving Limited, Saint John, NB

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Logansport, Indiana 46947

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Trends Abroad

Vietnam– Vietnam plans to grant licenses under the Voluntary Partnership

Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Program (VPA/

FLEGT) to wood and wood products exports in 2025.

This FLEGT schedule was announced at a recent workshop held jointly by

the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST), the Vietnam Timber and

Forest Products Association (VIFOREST) and the Association of Handicraft and

Wood Industry of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA).

At the event, the co-chairs pointed out that despite an annual double-digit

growth rate, the country’s wood industry is still facing numerous challenges.

Apart from the pandemic, escalating political tensions have created more challenges

to supply chains, soaring logistics costs and material prices have resulted

in higher input costs.

Furthermore, inflation in key export markets has led to a drop in demand. Accusations

of material origin fraud also threaten industry development.

To cope with these challenges, the Vietnamese government urged domestic businesses

to adhere to international market regulations, enhance their capacity, and

improve competitiveness to maintain their foothold in wooden furniture exports.

Echoing this view, a HAWA spokesperson said that compliance with regulations

on sustainable forestry development is vital to the wood industry, not only

for Vietnam but also global markets.

At the workshop the HAWA platform for proving and tracing wood origin was

launched. With support from the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme since May 2018,

HAWA has worked to remove obstacles in wood origin validation.

This is a necessary step to prepare Vietnamese timber and wood products to

access international markets, especially the EU. By applying HAWA system,

users can search for information to help verify the material origin.

Europe–According to a statement by European Environment Commissioner

(EC) Virginijus Sinkevičius when he met with the European Parliament ENVI

Committee recently, "the proposed regulation on deforestation will be one of the

top priorities for our cooperation in the coming months."

Commissioner Sinkevičius said, "Global events and alarming deforestation

rates in the greatest rainforest of the Earth remind us of the urgency of the task

and I know that this Committee and this Parliament as a whole, share the sense

of urgency."

Commissioner Sinkevičius went on to express the hope that "once both

co-legislators have finalized their positions we can launch the trilogues under the

Czech Presidency of the Council and reach an agreement as soon as possible."

Note: the Czech Presidency of the Council is held between July 1 and December

31, 2022. Trilogues are informal tripartite meetings on legislative proposals

between representatives of the Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

Their purpose is to reach a provisional agreement on a text acceptable to both the

Council and the Parliament.

From the EC perspective, Commissioner Sinkevičius expressed a desire for

“an agreement, which allows us to effectively tackle the [deforestation] problem

and which, therefore, needs to be ambitious and needs to retain the core features

of our proposal: the due diligence obligations for operators and large traders, the

strict traceability, the coverage of legal and illegal deforestation, and the benchmarking

system."

Other developments related to the proposed deforestation regulation include: a

comprehensive summary of the draft legislation, the starting positions of the European

Council and European Parliament, and the positions of key stakeholders.

Austria–Austria's Minister of Agriculture Norbert Totschnig recently commented

on the logging report for 2021 by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture,

Regions and Tourism (BMLRT). With an increase in logging by 9.7 percent to

18.42 million cubic meters, there came a decline in the proportion of damaged

wood by 32.8 percent (-32.2 percent).

26.6 percent of the felling was wood for energy use. The share of sawlogs was

56.6 percent, that of industrial roundwood 16.8 percent. The proportion of softwood

in the total logging was 85 percent in 2021, that of hardwood 15 percent.

In small forests, the felling amounted to 10.85 million cubic meters, which

corresponds to an increase of 17.3 percent compared to 2020. The proportion of

small forests in the total logging was 58.9 percent. The Österreichische Bundesforste

AG increased the felling by 4.5 percent to 1.84 million cubic meters. The

share of federal forests in the total felling was 10 percent. For the other holdings

with a forest area of 200 hectare or more, the total felling fell by 0.8 percent

compared to the survey year 2020 to 5.74 million cubic meters. The share of the

total felling was 31.1 percent.

Gabon– TotalEnergies and Compagnie des Bois du Gabon (CBG) have

joined forces to develop a forward-looking model of sustainable and responsible

forest management that combines sustainable harvesting, biodiversity

conservation, and long-term carbon storage. TotalEnergies has become CBG's

leading partner after acquiring 49 percent of its capital from Criterion Africa

Partners.

CBG is a key player in Gabonese forestry, recognized for its responsible and

sustainable management of 600,000 hectares of forest, certified to the highest

international standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and for its

ongoing contribution to protecting biodiversity.

The forest management model applied by the partners will make it possible

to develop a new balance between, on the one hand, the harvesting and local

processing of sustainable wood combined with carbon storage and, on the

other, the production of related carbon credits thanks to the reduced impact of

forest operations, reforestation, agroforestry and conservation of natural forests.

This new model is in line with the “Green Gabon” vision of the Gabonese

authorities – the country’s development strategy to sustainably manage its

natural resources for the benefit of the population – as well as Gabon's climate

policy.

"We are pleased to join forces with CBG to support the evolution of Gabonese

forestry. This is a key economic sector for the country, and we will

help develop its carbon sequestration capacity in compliance with the highest

international standards. This is an innovative partnership both by nature and

ambition," said Nicolas Terraz, President of Exploration & Production at TotalEnergies.

"We are also particularly delighted to extend our activities in Gabon

to sustainable and responsible forest management, after more than 90 years of

investment and economic activity in the exploitation of the country’s hydrocarbon

resources."

Indonesia–U.S. imports of hardwood flooring cooled in April (the most

recent data available) and fell 29 percent from a strong March report. Imports

fell across the board with imports from Indonesia and Malaysia falling by more

than one-third and imports from China and Brazil falling by about 20 percent.

Total imports from all countries remain up 11 percent year to date despite the

tumble, while imports from Indonesia remain more than double that of 2021

through April.

Imports of assembled flooring panels held up somewhat better, falling only 4

percent in April due to strong imports from China. Imports from China rose 81

percent in April, the strongest month for the year. Imports from China in April

were 30 percent higher than the previous April and are now ahead of 2021 year

to date. Imports from Canada, Indonesia, and Vietnam all fell in April by about

10 percent but remain well ahead of 2021 year to date.

U.S. imports of hardwood moulding decreased by 11 percent in April, pulling

back from their highest level in nearly five years. However, April imports

outpaced those of April 2021 by 44 percent.

Imports from Malaysia fell by 24 percent in April while imports from

Canada were off by 16 percent. Despite the decline, year-to-date imports from

Canada are up 43 percent while imports from Malaysia are ahead 30 percent.

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NEWSWIRES

Boise, Idaho—Boise Cascade Company (“Boise

Cascade,” the “Company”), headquartered here,

announced recently that it has reached an agreement

to acquire Coastal Plywood Company (“Coastal”), including

its two manufacturing locations, from Coastal

Forest Resources Company for $512 million, subject

to certain closing adjustments. The Company currently

plans to fund the transaction and closing-related

expenses from its existing cash balances.

Nate Jorgensen

Coastal is a provider of quality plywood, lumber, and

treated wood products throughout the eastern U.S. The purchase agreement

includes its locations in Havana, Florida, and Chapman, Alabama, which

employ approximately 750 people.

“This acquisition incrementally expands our veneer capacity in support

of our customers,” said Nate Jorgensen, CEO, Boise Cascade. “Near term,

it provides us the ability to optimize our existing engineered wood products

(EWP) asset base. Longer term, we are excited to fully integrate this strategic

venture and we intend to invest $50 million into our Southeast operations over

a three-year period to further our EWP production capacity.”

Travis Bryant, CEO of Coastal Forest Resources Company, stated, “Coastal

has a long history of manufacturing quality products and a strong reputation

in the markets we serve. This transaction represents an opportunity for our talented

and dedicated employees to join a dynamic organization, offering them

a secure future with great opportunities ahead.”

“These are well-invested and managed plants that fit nicely into our existing

footprint of integrated facilities in the Southeast,” said Mike Brown, executive

vice president, Boise Cascade. “We look forward to welcoming the Coastal

team to Boise Cascade.”

The scope of this transaction does not include Coastal’s parent company or

timberlands assets. Closing of the acquisition is expected in the third quarter

of 2022, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of antitrust

approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976, as amended.

Boise Cascade was advised by Perkins Coie LLP, as outside legal counsel,

and Coastal was advised by Harris Williams, as financial advisor, and Hunton

Andrews Kurth LLP, as outside legal counsel, in the transaction.

About Boise Cascade

Boise Cascade is one of the largest producers of engineered wood products

and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of

building products.

For more information, visit Boise Cascade’s website at www.bc.com.

Spokane, Washington—PotlatchDeltic Corporation

(“PotlatchDeltic”), headquartered here, and CatchMark

Timber Trust, Inc. (“CatchMark”) recently announced

that they have entered into a definitive agreement to

combine in an all-stock transaction. The acquisition by

PotlatchDeltic will strengthen and diversify a leading

integrated timber REIT and continue to enhance shareholder

value.

Based on the closing stock prices of PotlatchDeltic and

CatchMark recently, the combined company is expected

Eric J. Cremers

to have a pro forma market capitalization over $4 billion

and total enterprise value of more than $5 billion, including $557 million in net

debt.

Eric J. Cremers, president and chief executive officer of PotlatchDeltic, said,

“We are excited about growing shareholder value by combining PotlatchDeltic

and CatchMark. With CatchMark, we gain significant scale in three states and

diversify our timberland holdings into some of the strongest markets in the U.S.

South. In addition, the location of CatchMark’s land near large population centers

provides attractive rural real estate sales opportunities. PotlatchDeltic will

retain a strong balance sheet and liquidity after the merger is completed, providing

a platform for continued growth. We also remain committed to responsible

environmental, social, and governance strategies.”

Brian M. Davis, president and chief executive officer of CatchMark, said,

“This partnership with PotlatchDeltic unlocks value for our stockholders and

positions us well for sustainable success over the long term. By joining together

our high-quality assets and our dedicated and talented employees, we will greatly

enhance the potential of PotlatchDeltic. We look forward to working together

as we integrate our two companies and capitalize on the robust opportunities

for growth and success.”

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

Somerset, Kentucky—Switzerland-based Bauwerk Group has announced

the acquisition of Somerset Hardwood Flooring, a vertically integrated forest

products company, based here.

With the acquisition, Bauwerk Group strengthens its global profile and

gains a stronger foothold in the growing North American flooring markets.

The transaction is characterized by the strongly complementary nature of

the two companies. Somerset Hardwood Flooring has an established brand

and market position in the U.S. with a strong presence in the relevant sales

channels. Known for its solid hardwood flooring, Somerset Hardwood

Flooring will be able to benefit from Bauwerk Group’s expertise in multilayer

engineered hardwood flooring. The companies will also benefit from a joint

specialization on hardwood flooring, their shared DNA in production and a

mutual focus on quality products. The combined company is establishing itself

as the global market leader in quality hardwood flooring with a geographically

well diversified turnover of over $400M at a production volume of over

120 million square feet, according to a company press release.

“With Somerset Hardwood Flooring, we have found

the ideal partner for Bauwerk Group’s U.S. expansion.

All the requirements we have set for an acquisition,

such as good market positioning, own production and

a fit in terms of values and people, apply to Somerset

Hardwood Flooring,” stated Patrick Hardy, CEO

and president of Bauwerk Group. “We are pleased

to be able to continue the success story of Somerset

Hardwood Flooring and the legacy of founder Steve

Patrick Hardy

Merrick.”

“Both parties bring key successful attributes to the

table. When combined, this will only strengthen the next steps for both companies,”

stated Somerset’s owner Steve Merrick of the transaction. “Under the

leadership of the Bauwerk Group, Somerset Hardwood Flooring will be able

to further expand its strengths and position itself for even more growth in the

future.”

The Somerset Hardwood Flooring brand will remain and complement the

other brands in the Bauwerk Group portfolio.

To learn more, visit www.bauwerk-group.com.

St. George, South Carolina—BID Group, a North American leader in

sawmill equipment automation, manufacturing, installation, and life cycle

service, with its head office in Prince George, British Columbia, recently

announced the expansion and automation of its St. George, South Carolina

operations. The $10.6 million strategic capital investment is targeted at increasing

capacity through both productivity gains and facility expansion.

Productivity gains will be achieved through the installation of automated

solutions. The investment also includes the expansion of BID’s manufacturing

footprint with the acquisition of the adjacent Dover Hydraulics South

facility, a transaction that has been completed.

The addition of the existing 10,500 square foot Dover building will allow

for an accelerated timeline to full operational capability. The new space will

be dedicated to the production of BLADE, the recently introduced cutting

solutions products and services in BID’s catalogue. Manufacturing of

BLADE in St. George will allow high-quality products, service, and support

to the company’s Southern customer base. The expansion will create over 20

jobs requiring skilled machinists, welders and drafters.

To learn more, www.bidgroup.ca.

NEWSWIRES

Tillsonburg, Ontario—Townsend Lumber, located

here, has announced that it is now offering Radio Frequency

Kiln Dried Timbers. Mike Penner, president

at Townsend, has recently installed a new RF Kiln on

site.

RF dried timbers are dried uniformly from the

inside out. A wet external surface is maintained until

the end of the drying process, resulting in less defects

such as shrinking, checks and warping. The addition

Mike Penner

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NEWSWIRES–Continued from page 27

of the new RF Kiln makes Townsend a ‘one stop’ shop for timber supply,

reducing freight and other additional costs, according to a company spokesperson.

Their RF Kiln provides a quick drying time, and less energy is used,

passing on savings to the customer.

Offered are thicknesses up to 16 inches and lengths up to 26 feet. Species

available are Red and White Oak as well as softwoods.

To learn more go to www.townsendlumber.com/industrial-lumber/ or call

to inquire.

Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania—Phillip Smith is the

new kiln-dried lumber sales manager for Stoltzfus Forest

Products, located here. He began this job, his first

one with the company, in February of 2022. In 2021,

he purchased standing timber and carried out logging.

Before that, he worked as a supervisor for Amtrak.

Stoltzfus handles green and kiln-dried lumber in Red

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

and Cherry.

Smith graduated from Penn Manor High School in

Phillip Smith

Lancaster, PA and from Penn State University in State

College, PA with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences and a minor in

animal science.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing,

hiking and homesteading.

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

Corvallis, Oregon / Vancouver, British Columbia—Lucidyne Technologies,

Inc., a North American leader in automated lumber scanning and

optimization, recently announced its brand integration with MiCROTEC,

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, strengthening 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.

Frank Jöst 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. n

To learn more, go to www.microtec.eu.

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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

August

American Hardwood Export Council, Tecno Mueble, Expo

Guadalajara, Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico.

www.tecnomueble.com. Aug. 17-20.

International Woodworking Fair, Georgia World Congress

Center, Atlanta, GA. www.iwfatlanta.com. Aug. 23-26.

September

Global Buyers Mission, Whistler, BC. www.bcwood.com.

Sept. 8-10.

National Hardwood Lumber Association, 125th Annual

Convention and Exhibit Showcase, Huntington Convention

Center, Cleveland, OH. www.nhla.com. Sept. 21-23.

HELP WANTED

Reply to: Jeremy Ball Cell: (423) 619-8056 Email: jball@cardinfp.com

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USNR 4TA30 Top Arbor Three Shifting Saw Edger

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Please call Jenness for more information at 207-745-2223

or Jeff at 207-342-5221.

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AHEC (Amer. Hard. Export

Council).................................... 34

Allegheny Wood Products............ 8

Ally Global Logistics LLC............ 19

Baillie Lumber Co....................... 18

Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc..... 33

Cardin Forest Products................ 9

Clark Lumber.............................. 23

Cole Hardwood, Inc.................... 14

Fitzpatrick & Weller..................... 35

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Sales Inc..................................... 2

HHP, Inc...................................... 29

IWPA (Int’l. Wood Products

Assoc.)...................................... 36

Kretz Lumber Co., Inc................ 22

Lawrence Lumber Co., Inc......... 24

Middle Tennessee Lumber Co.... 32

McIlvain, Alan Company.................

NAFF (N. Amer. Forest

Foundation).............................. 36

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

Newman Lumber Co.................... 7

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

Penn-Sylvan International, Inc... 35

Primewood................................... 3

Ram Forest Products, Inc........... 34

Rocky Hardwood Inc.................. 16

Rolling Ridge Woods, Ltd............. 6

Roy Anderson Lumber Co.......... 28

SFPA (So. Forest Prodts.

Assoc.)...................................... 17

San Group.................................... 5

Simon Lussier Ltee.........................

Snowbelt Hardwoods, Inc........... 27

TMX Shipping Company, Inc...... 25

Thompson Appalachian

Hardwoods............................... 13

Transit King City/Northway

Forw. Ltd................................... 15

Tropical Forest Products............ 40

Wheeland Lumber Co., Inc......... 37

White, Harold, Lumber, Inc......... 37

WOODBOX.................................11

Yoder Lumber............................... 6

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