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National Hardwood Magazine - November 2022

The November 2022 issue of National Hardwood Magazine features stories about the Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, recent meetings and conventions and more.

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Contents

National Hardwood Magazine NOVEMBER 2022 Volume 96 No. 10

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About The Cover

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Features & Industry Events

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Hardwood Lumber, Millwork And

Flooring At Keiver-Willard Lumber

Corporation

Maxwell Hardwood Flooring:

A Multigenerational Accomplishment

Cleveland And NHLA Team Up For

Convention/Exhibit Showcase

IWF Sets Sights On 2024 After

44 Successful Event This Year

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Maxwell Hosts 26th West Side

Gathering; Attendees Report

Challenges, But Have Hope Too

Timber Products Hosts Guests At IWF

ALC Learns About Birthplace

Of Forestry

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

Publisher: Paul J. Miller – 1963-2010

• Forest Products Export Directory • Imported Wood Purchasing Guide

• Import/Export Wood Purchasing News • Hardwood Purchasing Handbook

• Green Books’s Hardwood Marketing Directory

• Green Books’s Softwood Marketing Directory

• The Softwood Forest Products Buyer

Paul J. Miller Jr. – President

Terry Miller – Vice President

Zach Miller – Sales

Sue Putnam – Editor

Matthew Fite – Staff Writer

Cadance Hanson - Staff Writer

Dolores Buchanan - Who’s Who Coordinator

Rachael Stokes – Graphic Artist

Tammy Daugherty – Production Manager

Jennifer Trentman – Green Book Market Sales

Lisa Carpenter – Circulation Manager

Lexi Hardin – Subscription & List Services

Forcey/Walker Close Out 2022

54 Penn-York Meetings

Departments

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8 Hardwood Calendar

10 U.S.A. Trends

12 Canadian Trends

14 News Developments

16 SCMA Update

18 AHEC Report

20 NWFA Review

21 NHLA: Why Knot...

70 In Memoriam

82 Who’s Who

86 Trade Talk

92 Classified Profit

Opportunities

96 Advertisers Index

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Where We’ve Been

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

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

authentic attributes of Real American Hardwood. In order to recapture

market share and improve industry stability, hardwood organizations

united to form the Real American Hardwood Coalition.

Where We Are

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

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

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

consumer research initiative, establishing brand guidelines, registering

trademarks, and launching social media profiles.

Where We’re Going, Together

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

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

launch a comprehensive promotion campaign—including a consumeroriented

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

media relations campaign, social media influencer partnerships, print

and web advertising, and much more.

How You Can Get Involved

Moving the campaign forward and expanding its reach will take the

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

■ Make a voluntary contribution to help fund the consumer

promotion campaign.

■ Use the Real American Hardwood logo on your sales and

marketing communications, facilities and vehicles, products,

and website.

■ Follow @RealAmericanHardwood on Instagram and Facebook,

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HARDWOOD CALENDAR

November

Wood Component Manufacturers Association, Fall

Conference and Tour, joint meeting with the Wood

Machinery Manufacturers Association, JW Marriott

Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN. www.wcma.com.

Nov. 2-4.


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U.S.A. TRENDS

Supplier news about

sales, labor, prices, trends,

expansions and inventories

LAKE STATES

NORTHEAST

SOUTHEAST

WEST COAST

At the time of this writing, Hardwood sales in the Lake

States had slowed down according to sources. The

sources also noted that, depending on grade and species,

that their sales are varying, with one noting that his

lower grades are selling better than upper grades and

another source stating that he can hardly get any sales

for Soft Maple.

A lumber spokesperson in Michigan said that his sales

have slowed down from where they were six months

ago, but his business is still decent compared to what

he has heard on the streets. He noted that his sales de-

Sources in the Northeast region, at the time of this

writing, reported to have a mixed market, as some of

the sources’ buyers ride out the market in hopes to see

lumber prices drop, resulting in a slow decline in sales,

while others see an otherwise stable market.

A spokesperson for a sawmill in New York State said

that his sales are slower and that the market is worse

than it was six months ago.

He sells to distribution yards and end users, all of

which he says, “are continuing to drop their prices, waiting

for lumber prices to hit bottom.” While his sales have

Overall, at the time of this writing, the Southeast region

sources have reported that the market is not doing so

well, but overall, it’s not as bad as it has been, and it will

indeed get better.

A lumber salesman from Mississippi says that this is

an adjustment period, with sales being worse than they

were six months ago. “Our business is pretty solid, prices

are changing, with Hardwood cants staying high, while

pallet lumber is dropping,” he stated.

He sells to manufacturers such as furniture, as well as

to pallet and flooring plants. He said, “We have good in-

As of this writing, sources on the West Coast said that

the market has slowed down and has begun to soften,

with their sales being worse than they were six months

ago.

A sawmill representative in Washington said, “It’s been

slow. There has definitely been a noticeable downturn in

the past four to five weeks.” His company attributes this

to the rising interest rates and the building and sales of

homes slowing down.

While he said that his sales are worse than they were

six months ago, his best-selling species continue to be

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CANADIAN TRENDS

News from suppliers about prices, trends, sales and inventories

WE TOOK A LONG HARD LOOK

AT HARDWOOD

ONTARIO

Heading into fall, sawmill capacity contracted to a certain

degree, sources reported. Lack of purchased timber,

fewer logging contractors to process timber, and the

need for qualified labor in most areas of the Hardwood

sector were ongoing issues. Some noted that log decks

had risen, while demand for Hardwood finished goods

and grade lumber had edged lower.

Green and kiln-dried lumber, contacts commented,

are more than ample for market needs. Prices continue

to decline for many grades, though not as fast as they

rose for most species, grades and thicknesses. Of par-

QUEBEC

Contacts recently said business had dropped slightly

to the U.S. as had demand on the domestic front with

higher production continuing to erode prices for many

species of Hardwoods.

The regionally important Hard Maple has seen an

abundance of this species on the market, and so end

users and wholesalers had ample kiln-dried Hard Maple

to offer. Most don’t need more inventory as they are either

not buying at any price or are waiting for prices to

go down further. Established customers are having no

trouble finding green Hard Maple, even though it is pur-

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CARTER LUMBER TO MANUFACTURE

MILLWORK AND COMPONENTS IN

SOUTH CAROLINA

Carter Lumber, with headquarters in Kent, OH, has finalized

the purchase of a facility and property near Myrtle

Beach, SC which will house a component and millwork

manufacturing plant. This is Carter Lumber’s 14th

component manufacturing plant, and the first in South

Carolina. Carter Lumber operates

manufacturing locations in nine other

states.

Carter Lumber uses Cherry, Hard

Maple, Hickory, Red Oak and Poplar

in its manufacturing, based on information

in the Hardwood Marketing

Directory, published by Miller Wood

Trade Publications.

The South Carolina location features

a 120,000 square foot warehouse

currently being remodeled

and equipped to allow for building

component and millwork manufacturing

operations. The property also

offers more than 20 acres of laydown

area to be used for finished

building components. In addition to

the greater Myrtle Beach area, it will

also allow Carter Lumber to service

most of the coastal Carolinas, including

Charleston and Wilmington.

The company projects the new location

to begin production late in the

first quarter of 2023 and that it will

employ 60 people. To learn more,

visit www.carterlumber.com.

BUILDER CONFIDENCE

FALLS FOR NINTH STRAIGHT

MONTH AS HOUSING SLOW-

DOWN CONTINUES

In another sign that the slowdown

in the housing market continues,

builder sentiment fell for the ninth

straight month in September, the latest

data available at press-time, as

the combination of elevated interest

rates, persistent building material

supply chain disruptions and high

home prices continue to take a toll

on affordability.

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family

homes fell three points in September to 46,

the lowest level since May 2014 with the exception of

the spring of 2020, according to the National Association

of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells

Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI)

released recently.

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NWFA COMPLETES 64TH

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The National Wood Flooring Association

(NWFA), based in St. Louis,

MO, has provided flooring for its 64th

home in support of the Gary Sinise

Foundation R.I.S.E. program (Restoring

Independence Supporting

Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program

builds mortgage-free, custom,

specially adapted smart homes for

severely wounded veterans and first

responders. The home dedication

for United States Army Chief Warrant

Officer 3 Romulo “Romy” Camargo

took place recently in Lutz, FL.

Flooring for the project was donated

by NWFA members Derr Flooring

and Swiff-Train.

CW3 Camargo entered the Army at age 19, completing

the rigorous Special Forces training, which led to numerous

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SCMA UPDATE

INDUSTRIES

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WHAT’S NEW WITH THE SCMA?

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Members of the Southern Cypress

Manufacturers Association (SCMA),

promotion sponsors, and guests,

recently gathered in Atlanta for the

SCMA’s 2022 Mid-Year Meeting. The

event was held at the Georgia World

Congress Center in conjunction with

the International Woodworking Fair.

Attendees received updates on the

SCMA’s promotion campaign, reviewed projects in

progress, previewed activities for the rest of 2022 and

early 2023, and networked with industry colleagues

and friends. Here’s a quick recap of past, present, and

future projects.

Inspiring Homeowners

When a consumer is looking for inspiration for their

next home improvement project, furniture purchase,

or home décor upgrade, they turn to traditional print,

online, and social media.

To aid homeowners and renovators in their quest for

ideas, the SCMA places an emphasis on producing

written content for newspapers, online news outlets,

and its website and social platforms. And the SCMA’s

latest editorial features—Create a Space for Chillin’

and Grillin’ and Stylish Furniture Finds for Your Home

—do just that by covering how home builders are

using Cypress to create outdoor living spaces that are

specifically designed for entertaining, as well as why

furniture makers are choosing to work with Cypress for

their custom pieces.

Together, the articles received 4,953 placements,

reached more than 346.5 million potential readers,

and produced $3 million in advertising

value. That’s serious bang for our

marketing buck.

Kicking Off Game Day with

a Giveaway

In late August, the SCMA teamed

up with woodworking duo Siroh &

Ivy, Butler, Pennsylvania, to host a

giveaway on Instagram to tag along

with the start of the NCAA Football and NFL seasons.

The game plan was designed to promote Cypress as

part of tailgating and fall gatherings with family and

friends.

The SCMA supplied Cypress and Siroh & Ivy crafted

drink flight trays with cutouts for eight drinks (glassware

included), chalkboard strips for writing messages, and

the SCMA logo engraved on the bottom. Over the course

of a week, our team produced photo and video content

for Instagram to document the process of creating the

trays, highlight the handmade aspect of woodworking,

and interact with our audiences.

The goal was to boost our following and engagement,

and we came away with a win! Looking at the stats,

the giveaway post generated 20,565 impressions, 417

profile visits, 290 content interactions, and 75 new

followers.

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BY IAN FAIGHT,

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS,

AND DIGITAL CONTENT,

SOUTHERN CYPRESS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION,

HARDWOOD MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION,

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AHEC REPORT

AHEC’S LATEST PROJECT AT SYDNEY DESIGN WEEK

CREATES A GUIDE FOR USING AMERICAN RED OAK

Launched at Sydney Design Week in

September 2022, External Review was a

landmark furniture collection with the goal

of sharing design knowledge on how to use

American Red Oak with the process itself

receiving as much focus as the end product.

Designer Tom Fereday, in collaboration

with the American Hardwood Export Council,

manufacturers Evostyle, upholstery

specialists Swiss Design and the Australian

Design Centre, created External Review to

follow the entire design process from the

sourcing of the raw material through to manufacture

and final presentation. The environmental

impact of the furniture collection

was carefully recorded, calculated and documented to

be shared alongside the completed works.

Designers and makers have become accustomed to

working at a fast pace to respond to the demands of the

market. External Review, Tom Fereday’s solo exhibition

for Sydney Design Week presented a rare opportunity to

pause and reflect on all the elements that contribute to

the realization of a furniture collection.

By opening up his process to External Review, Fereday

sought to challenge our preconceptions of materials

and their relation to design. Using a material that is relatively

new to the Australian market, Fereday created a

roadmap for incorporating Red Oak into high-end modern

design.

The Cove lounge has been created from American Red

Oak, the most abundant species in the American

Hardwood forest resource. While most

of Fereday’s designs are made in American

Hardwood species, this was his first experience

designing with Red Oak. His aim was

to create a lounge that exposed the beauty of

this natural material.

“Often the investment in an upholstered

lounge is placed in many hidden components

and materials. We wanted to explore how

exposing the structure of the lounge through

an entirely solid timber frame might allow for

higher quality materials to be utilized without

unnecessary hidden lower quality, and often

difficult to repair or maintain, materials and

assemblies. I also wanted to test the strength of the

material in this design,” commented Fereday, “to create

something that looks light but in fact is incredibly strong.”

The result is indeed structurally robust without appearing,

or indeed being, heavy. The flat pack design means

that the Cove lounge is also easy and cost-effective to

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Collaboration with Australian manufacturers

The Cove lounge was made by Evostyle, a family-owned

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Australia’s most well-known designers. The manufacturer

plays a valuable role in working with designers in

ensuring concepts are marketable when made.

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BY MICHAEL SNOW,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

AMERICAN HARDWOOD EXPORT COUNCIL,

STERLING, VA

703-435-2900

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NWFA REVIEW

NHLA: Why Knot...

USDAFS STATE AND PRIVATE FORESTRY PROGRAM

PROVIDES TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Private ownership represents about 56 percent of the country’s total forest land and

25 percent are forests measuring less than 50 acres.

United States forests are among the

most proactively managed woodlands in

the world. Federal forest management

began in 1876 when Congress created

the first office to assess the quality

and condition of U.S. forests. In 1905,

management was transferred to the

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service

(USDAFS), with a defined mission to sustain the health,

diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and

grasslands to meet the needs of present and future

generations.

This mission is accomplished through five main

activities:

1.Protecting and managing natural resources on U.S.

forest lands.

2.Conducting research on forest lands to improve

efficiencies.

3.Providing assistance with forest management on

private lands.

4.Educating the public about our nation’s forests.

5.Developing policies to support global forest

management.

Protecting/Managing

The primary activity of the USDAFS

is to protect and manage the country’s

national forests, which cover more than

190 million acres in 44 states, Puerto

Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

One of the major challenges to

protecting and managing national forests is fire

prevention. Annually, the USDAFS responds to more

than 50,000 fires. Changes in forest management

practices during the past few decades have resulted

in decreased harvesting in national forests, resulting in

increased undergrowth, a larger density of trees, and an

accumulation of dead wood on the forest floor. These

conditions, combined with drought in many areas of

the country, create the perfect conditions for large fires.

The fires threaten natural resources, private property,

and public safety, while diverting national funds from

conservation efforts to fighting fires. In 2009, of the

$5.5 billion budgeted for national forests, 42 percent of

those funds were used to fight out-of-control forest fires.

Fortunately, fire policies are changing as the USDAFS

recognizes that controlled fires have a role in promoting

a healthy ecosystem.

I want “complete solutions.”

That is what the architect asked

for when he spoke with me. He

was encouraging us, as a Hardwood

industry, to step up our

game and make it easier for him

to specify and use our products.

He wanted to use wood and acknowledged

its superior beauty and environmental benefits,

but he was not equipped with NHLA grading rules.

He does not understand common Hardwood lumber dimensions

for each species. He does not specialize in

acoustic paneling, Hardwood flooring, windows, doors,

or cabinets. He just wants to design and build great

structures that people appreciate. I think the same can

be said for all our customers, from engineers and DIYers

to pallet users and railroads.

Solid wood is not easy to use for those who don’t have

the tools or expertise. Those with the tools and talent always

appreciate it when you save them time, money, labor,

and callbacks. We all know that wood is anisotropic,

with different physical properties in different directions. It

also has fluctuating dimensions based on moisture content

changes. But that is no excuse for leaving it to the

architect, contractor, or consumer to solve. We can offer

some solutions or partner with those who do.

How often do we offer complete solutions? It’s pretty

easy to mill it and leave everything else to the experts,

OFFER COMPLETE SOLUTIONS

except for the fact that we are the

experts on Hardwoods. Whether

for appearance, strength, or stability,

we know how to use the

Hardwood appropriately to make

it look beautiful and last longer.

So, what do complete solutions

look like in the Hardwood industry?

Pre-manufacturing components, participating in the

planning, maintenance, installation, project scoping, testing,

vendor-managed inventory, and much more. There

is a large market out there waiting for complete solutions,

and we must figure out if we are going to invest in them

or find partners who already do.

From complex architectural structures to simple flooring,

there are options for complete solutions and the potential

for revenue. Just as people pay for annual updates

for their computer’s operating software, they are

also willing to pay for annual maintenance on their Hardwoods.

How often have you had someone install software

for you? How often have you brought your truck in

for preventative maintenance? Just as someone would

like you to install your wood for them or maintain it looking

nice longer. Additionally, you have things already installed

on your computer when you purchase it, just as

you can have preassembly of their wood. Some of this

is done in flooring or cabinets, but there are many other

options.

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BY ANITA HOWARD,

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER,

NATIONAL WOOD FLOORING ASSOCIATION,

CHESTERFIELD, MO 800-422-4556

WWW.NWFA.ORG

BY DALLIN BROOKS,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

NATIONAL HARDWOOD LUMBER ASSOCIATION,

MEMPHIS, TN

901-377-1082

WWW.NHLA.COM

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Situated on 11 acres, Keiver-Willard receives regular shipments of domestic and imported Hardwood lumber daily from environmentally

conscious sawmills across the United States and throughout the world.

From left to right are Justin Cole, Patti Heintzelman, Tom Slater, Doug Settele and Kevin Barlow.

Hardwood Lumber, Millwork And Flooring At

Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation

By Michelle Keller

Newburyport, MA– Hardwood distributor and custom

millwork manufacturer Keiver-Willard Lumber

Corporation offers rough and milled Hardwood

lumber, mouldings and flooring. Purchasing over six million

board feet annually of Hardwood and softwood lumber

– five million board feet of Hardwood and one million

board feet of softwood (4/4 through 8/4 with some species

in 10/4-16/4) – the operation also imports Genuine

Mahogany, African Mahogany, Sapele, Sipo and Spanish

cedar (4/4 through 16/4).

Established in 1953 in Beverly, MA as The O.O. Keiver

Lumber Corporation, the current organization was developed

when Osmund Keiver, Sr. partnered with Emerson

“Speed” Willard in 1970 and the name was changed to

Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation. By 1976, the company

moved its operations to historic Newburyport, MA

to expand its distribution and millwork operations. Osmund’s

son, Robert D. Keiver ran the company successfully

for many decades and recently stepped back and

handed over control of Keiver-Willard to his daughter

and current President, Patti Heintzelman. Heintzelman

continues to build and grow the company relying on a

very passionate team of managers who have been with

the company for decades. “My dad instilled in me early in

my career the importance of hard work, treating people

with respect and aligning myself with people who will inspire

me,” Heintzelman said. “I have never forgotten this

and have built our team with smart, hardworking, and

solid men and women to help me lead this company.”

Hardwood species available include Red and White

Oak, Poplar, Cherry, Hard and Soft Maple, Alder, Hick-

ory, Walnut, Butternut, Yellow and Red Birch, Basswood

and Cypress. Softwood lumber offerings are white pine,

aromatic cedar, western red cedar and fir. “We carry

most species in FAS grades with some No. 1 Common,”

Heintzelman said. “Most of our stock comes from sawmills

in the Appalachian region, New York and Canada.”

Situated on 11 acres, Keiver-Willard receives regular

shipments of domestic and imported Hardwood lumber

daily from environmentally conscious sawmills across

the United States and throughout the world. “Our sorting

shed processes 20,000 board feet of material daily,”

Heintzelman explained. “All incoming lumber is inspected

for grade, moisture content and tally accuracy. Most

species are sorted based on width, length, color or grain

characteristics. Once orders have been scheduled, our

shippers tally orders based on specified customer criteria

before preparing the lumber for milling or final delivery.”

With a 20,000-square-foot mill facility, the company

houses three moulders, a planer and rip lines, a sander,

end matcher and a cut-to-length machine and glue

rack. Heintzelman added, “We have an optimizing rip

saw that allows us to sort for width, length and color. On

the moulding and millwork side we offer stock and custom

mouldings. We can match any drawing or sample

and create a new profile for our customer. Specializing

in wide plank flooring with widths up to 11 ¼-inch wide,

Keiver-Willard can also provide end matched or non-endmatched

flooring in any species at up to 16-foot lengths.

Keiver-Willard Lumber recognizes that forests are a

valuable renewable resource which must be properly

harvested now and in the future. Heintzelman offered,

“We purchase lumber only from sawmills that practice

sustainable forestry by adhering to environmental regulations

and public policies designed to protect our forests.

We also stock reclaimed lumber. Most reclaimed lumber

comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns,

factories and warehouses. This lumber is recycled into

many things, including our wide plank flooring.”

She continued, “At Keiver-Willard, even our sawdust

doesn’t go to waste. Our sawdust is shipped to a facility

where it’s recycled into wood pellets for home heating.”

When asked about the ingredients to Keiver-Willard’s

success and what sets them apart from other distributors,

Heintzelman commented, “The advantages of

working with a company like Keiver-Willard is our attention

to detail and exceptional customer service. We

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The Maxwell family – top, left to right: Kristi Maxwell Prince, Dustin Prince, Sheila Maxwell and Wil Maxwell. Bottom: Tommy Maxwell

and Beth Maxwell

Maxwell Hardwood Flooring:

A Multigenerational Accomplishment

Monticello, AR—For three decades, Maxwell

Hardwood Flooring has been a vital and trusted

resource for countless homeowners. Based here,

the company came into being in March 1992, when Tommy

Maxwell – who had spent many years working in the

Hardwood flooring industry – fulfilled a lifelong dream to

own his own company.

“I had a sales background in multiple companies, and

I knew all the competitors and they knew me,” Tommy

recalled. “I also knew the customers and I decided I was

going to go in business for myself. This mill came up for

sale. So just on a shoestring, we bought this business

with some help from family putting up some money. I put

what little I had, and then we went to work.”

At the start, the business consisted of a single mill, 33

By Scott Dalton

employees, and one production line which ran unfinished

strip flooring in Red and White Oak. But Tommy and his

wife Beth were undeterred, consistently investing profits

back into the company, the community, and their employees.

That investment has paid off in the form of stability

and growth, and today the company employs more than

250 professionals who work across three different operations

manufacturing a variety of products in both Red

and White Oak, Hickory, Walnut, and Maple.

Perhaps it was only natural that Tommy and Beth’s

children would eventually find themselves a part of the

company. In fact, although Tommy continues to serve

as chairman and CEO of Maxwell Hardwood Flooring,

daughter Kristi Prince now serves as CFO and son Wil

is president.

Flooring in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion/Grand Hall

“My sister and I are an integral part to the second-generation

family here and we’re still both young and invested

in the longevity of Maxwell Hardwood and our flooring

businesses,” Wil noted. “We have three separate mills,

Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Ouachita Hardwood Flooring

and Townsend, Inc.”

The family partnered with Shay Dugal, in 2005 to open

Ouachita Hardwood Flooring and then again in 2011 to

start operations at Townsend, Inc. At the time, Dugal

owned Custom Wood and Moulding in Strong, AR and

had over 15 years of experience in the Hardwood industry.

Shay Dugal, co-owner and general manager of Townsend, Inc.

and Ouachita Hardwood Flooring.

Located in Warren, AR, in the former Armstrong/Sykes

Plant, Ouachita Hardwood Flooring, which manufactures

unfinished plank and specialty products, shares space

with the engineered facility, Townsend, Inc.

Dugal, co-owner and general manager at the Warren

operations, said, “Our companies are strong because

they derive strength from a combination of experience

in leadership and an extensive knowledge in manufacturing.

This experience can be found at every level, from

upper management to sourcing and drying lumber, and

at every position on the production line. We work hard

every day to make a quality product and our commitment

to make sure that happens is something every employee

strives for and takes pride in. More importantly, I think we

listen and keep an open line of communication with our

customers, so that we can be the supplier they need us

to be. All of these factors will help us continue to grow

and only make us stronger.”

Wil Maxwell also stressed that the company continues

to invest in its people and processes. “We feel it’s important

to upgrade our facilities on a consistent basis. We’ve

bought several new Taylor forklifts in the last couple of

years,” he said. “Pre-COVID we had ordered a significant

upgrade in technology and a rough end and finish

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Cleveland And NHLA Team Up For

Convention/Exhibit Showcase

Cleveland, OH–The National Hardwood Lumber Association

(NHLA) welcomed members and guests

to its 125th Annual Convention and Exhibit Showcase,

held recently here at the Huntington Convention Center.

NHLA put on the 3-day event, which annually provides

attendees a host of educational sessions, industry trade

booths to visit, networking options and a keynote speaker

guaranteed to inspire all who attend. This year’s keynote

speaker was Chester Elton, a nationally known

bestselling leadership author. His books include: All In,

The Carrot Principle and The Best Team Wins.

Education session topics were varied and include:

broadening your knowledge of the Hardwood tie and timber

market, advancements in Hardwood CLT, enhancing

access to export markets and supply chain issues.

The 2022 NHLA Annual Convention also boasted a

strong line-up of speakers and presenters, including

Hardwood researchers, award-winning professors, experts

on supply chain management, timber engineers,

Hardwood promoters, and an international economist

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guru, according to the NHLA. These speakers’ topics

ranged from labor issues to new markets for Hardwood

and the future of supply chain management.

Included among the speakers were the following:

•Dr. Nate Irby, executive director of the

Railway Tie Association

•Dr. Henry Quesada, assistant director of Extension

and Agriculture and Natural Resources Program

Leader at Purdue University, who led a panel on CLT

•Dr. Tom Goldsby, Dee and Jimmy Haslam Chair of

Logistics Professor of Supply Chain Management,

Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee-Knoxville,

who spoke about the supply chain in

the future

•Michael Snow, executive director, American

Hardwood Export Council.

Additionally, at this year’s NHLA event, CANVAS United

gave a keynote presentation that launched the Real

American Hardwoods social media strategy to support

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Woody Stanchina, Melissa Berry and Ricky Rutter, Continental Underwriters Inc., Richmond, VA; Tammy Daugherty, National Hardwood

Magazine, Memphis, TN; and Andrew Belcher, Continental Underwriters Inc.

Scott and Robyn Cummings, Beth Ann and Norm Steffy, Cummings

Lumber Company Inc., Troy, PA

Kelly Hostetter, Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans, LA;

and Cyndi Pescaglia and Tony Pescaglia, MO PAC Lumber Co.,

Fayette, MO

Greg Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick & Weller Inc., Ellicottville, NY; Bob

Pope, SII Dry Kilns, Montpelier, VT; Jay Bowling, Blair Logistics

Inc., Birmingham, AL; and Parker Boles, Hermitage Hardwood

Lumber Sales Inc., Cookeville, TN

Brant and Melissa Forcey, Forcey Lumber Company, Woodland,

PA; Gary Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; and

John Crites II, Allegheny Wood Products International Inc., Petersburg,

WV

Bucky Pescaglia, vice chairman for NHLA, being congratulated by Terry Miller, of National Hardwood Magazine, who gave the introductory

speech for Bucky. Jeff Wirkkala, Hardwood Industries, Inc., Sherwood, OR is the outgoing president.

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Rich and Sarah Solano, Pike Lumber Company Inc., Akron, IN;

and Carla and Tom Oilar, Cole Hardwood Inc., Logansport, IN

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Mike Penner and Laura Townsend, Breeze Dried Inc./Townsend

Lumber Inc., Tillsonburg, ON; Matt Begley, BPM Lumber LLC,

London, KY; and J. R. Queensberry, Breeze Dried Inc./Townsend

Lumber Inc.

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NHLA PHOTOS Continued

John Stevenson, Thompson Hardwoods Inc., Hazlehurst, GA; Shannon Forrest, Robinson Lumber Company, New Orleans, LA; Jane

Durst, Northland Forest Products Inc., Kingston, NH; Trevor Vaughan and Nate Jones, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Union City, PA

Scott Dickerson, Banks Hardwoods Inc., White Pigeon, MI; Cam Stevens and Chelsea Zuccato, Patrick Lumber Company, Portland,

OR; Stephen J. and Cindra Zambo, Ally Global Logistics LLC, Jacksonville, FL; and Jeremy Pitts and Jeremy Howard, Nyle Dry Kilns,

Brewer, ME

Johan de Bruijn, LTL Woodproducts BV, Vianen, Netherlands;

Seamus Bowles and Reinier Taapken, Salamanca Lumber Co.

Inc., Salamanca, NY; Jordan Dery and Jerome Stewart, Tropical

Forest Products, Mississauga, ON

Steve Bukowski, Bradford Forest LLC, Bradford, PA; Anthaony

Raspa, Quality Hardwoods Ltd., Powassan, ON; and Burt and Jo

Ann Craig, Matson Lumber Company, Brookville, PA

Denis Dube, J.D. Irving Limited, Saint John, NB; Marc-Andre

Gaboury, Boa-Franc G.P./Mirage Hardwood Floors, St. Georges,

QC; Marc Legros, Prolam/Boa-Franc G.P., St. Georges, QC; Mario

Lussier, Simon Lussier Ltd., Blainville, QC; and Jean Dèsilets,

C.A. Spencer Inc., Laval, QC

Lowery Anderson and Anthony Hammond, Roy Anderson Lumber

Co. Inc., Tompkinsville, KY; and Jean Francois Audet, Primewood,

Drummondville, QC

Brian Lotz, Tropical Forest Products, Charleston, SC; Neal Nelson, Tropical Forest Products, Mississauga, ON; Francois Bovet, Langevin

& Forest et Bois Maron, Montreal, QC; Garry Belfall, Tropical Forest Products, Mississauga, ON; and Dallas Wirkus, Tampa International

Forest Products LLC, Tampa, FL

Truss Beasley and Ryan Collins, Thompson Hardwoods Inc., Hazlehurst,

GA; Erin Cox, GTL Lumber Inc., Ironton, OH; and Linwood

Truitt, Thompson Hardwoods Inc.

Jeff Meyer, Baillie Lumber Co., Hamburg, NY; Steve Merrick and

Cameron Merrick, Merrick Hardwoods Inc., Somerset, KY; and

Karl Schmertzler, Yoder Lumber Co. Inc., Millersburg, OH

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Ian Faight, Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, Pittsburgh, PA; Jenna Reese, Ohio Forestry Association, Zanesville, OH;

Bryan Brendle, Hardwood Federation, Washington, DC; Beryl Beagle, Stella-Jones Corp., Penn Laird, VA; Amy Shields, Allegheny

Hardwood Utilization Group Inc., Kane, PA; Ray Moistner, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, Fishers, IN; Dana Cole, Hardwood

Federation; and Linda Jovanovich, Hardwood Manufacturers Association, Warrendale, PA

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NHLA PHOTOS Continued

Scott Holley, NWH, Beachwood, OH; Don Barton, NWH, Beaverton, OR; Renee Hornsby and Dallin Brooks, NHLA, Memphis, TN; Nathan

Jeppson, NWH, Frisco, TX; John Hester, NHLA; and Dave Brower, NWH, Frisco, TX

Justin Dery, Jordan Dery, Kris Kanagenthran, Jerome Stewart, Drew Amorin, Neal Nelson, and Garry Belfall, Tropical Forest Products,

Mississauga, ON; and Brian Lotz, Tropical Forest Products, Charleston, SC

Ben Mathews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Bucky Pescaglia, MO

PAC Lumber Co., Fayette, MO; Kellee Griffith, Cardin Forest Products

LLC, South Pittsburg, TN; Tony Pescaglia, MO PAC Lumber

Co.; and Terry Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN

Steve Banks, Banks Hardwoods Inc., White Pigeon, MI; Stuart

McBride, NHG Timber Ltd., London, UK; and Greg Ritchie, Banks

Hardwoods Inc.

Nick Ince and Simon Ince, Walker Lumber Company Inc., Woodland,

PA; Ken Trainor, Arxada LLC, Atlanta, GA; and Charlie

Brenneman, Brenneman Lumber Company, Mount Vernon, OH

Eric Vigneault and Yvon Millette, Vexco Inc., Plessisville, QC; and

Scott Cummings, Cummings Lumber Company Inc., Troy, PA

Anthony Hammond, Roy Anderson Lumber Co. Inc., Tompkinsville,

KY; Troy Jamieson, Merrick Hardwoods Inc., Somerset, KY;

and Bill Graban, Prime Lumber Company, Thomasville, NC

Rick Wagar, Devereaux Sawmill Inc., Pewamo, MI; Jess Gowiski,

Baillie Lumber Co., Hamburg, NY; and Kevin Gillette, Tioga Hardwoods

Inc., Berkshire, NY

Bill Courtney, Classic American Hardwoods Inc., Memphis, TN;

Jeff Wirkkala, Hardwoods Industries Inc., Sherwood, OR; Missy

Barrett, Cascade Hardwood LLC, Chehalis, WA; and John Hise,

Classic American Hardwoods Inc.

Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High

Point, NC; David Venables, AHEC-Europe, London, UK; David

Whitten, Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc., Kreamer, PA; and Rupert

Oliver, AHEC-Europe, Skipton, UK

Steve Bukowski, Bradford Forest LLC, Bradford, PA; Randy Flament, Emporium Hardwoods Inc./The Rossi Group, Emporium, PA; and

Bill Baker, Sean Kaczynski and Ray Wheeland, Wheeland Lumber Company Inc., Liberty, PA

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Burt Craig, Matson Lumber Company, Brookville, PA; Eric Vigneault,

Vexco Inc., Plessisville, QC; and Peter Lovett, King City

Northway Forwarding Ltd., Montreal, QC

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Matt Yest, Kendrick Forest Products Inc., Edgewood, IA; and Brad

Schroeder and Don Zwisler, NWH, Beachwood, OH

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NHLA PHOTOS Continued

Amanda Spooner, Cooper Machine Company Inc., Wadley, GA;

Matt Begley, BPM Lumber LLC, London, KY; and Frances Cooper,

Cooper Machine Company Inc.

Nate Irby, Railway Tie Association, Vicksburg, MS; Tom Plaugher,

Allegheny Wood Products Inc., Petersburg, WV; and Wally Klubek

III, Baillie Lumber Co., Hamburg, NY

Andy Nuffer, RAM Forest Products Inc., Shinglehouse, PA; Tim Brownlee, Brownlee Lumber Company Inc., Brookville, PA; Jeff Dougherty,

Ally Global Logistics LLC, Jacksonville, FL; Mark Depp, NHLA, Kingwood, WV; and Benji Richards, NHLA, Lenoir, NC

Michael McCrea and Ken Helfers, EZLOG Company Inc., Louisville,

KY

Mario Tremblay, BID Group Technologies Ltd., Mirabel, QC; Michael

Baker, BID Group Technologies Ltd., Plymouth, NH; and

Felix Caron, BID Group Technologies Ltd., Mirabel, QC

Paul Eastman, Collins, Wilsonville, OR; Mike Ballard, Sawmill

MD, Crestview, FL; and Jason Stanley, Collins, Kane, PA

Marcus Trisdale, MiCROTEC, Corvallis, OR; Pandora Barr and

Dean Alanko, Allegheny Wood Products International Inc., Petersburg,

WV; and Lee Stiles, A.W. Stiles Contractors Inc., Mc-

Minnville, TN

Bryan Brendle and Dana Cole, Hardwood Federation, Washington,

DC; and Jon and Kerri Syre, Cascade Hardwood LLC, Chehalis,

WA

Jean Cole, Cole Hardwood Inc., Logansport, IN; Paul Miller Jr.,

National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; and Tori Wagoner,

Cole Hardwood Inc., Logansport, IN

Jordan McIlvain, Alan McIlvain Co., Marcus Hook, PA; Henry German

and Liz Langan, DMSi Software, Omaha, NE; Chris Strang,

Alan McIlvain Co.; Iulia Muntianu, DMSi Software/Fordaq, Brussels,

Belgium; and Lan McIlvain, Alan McIlvain Co.

Philippe LeBlanc, Lumber Resources Inc., Quebec City, QC; Gus

Welter, Granite Valley Forest Products Inc./Welter Forest Products

Inc., New London, WI; and Roy Reif, Lumber Resources Inc.

Jack Monnoyer, Deer Park Lumber Inc., Tunkhannock, PA; Lee Stiles, A.W. Stiles Contractors Inc., McMinnville, TN; David Olah,

Allegheny Wood Products International Inc., Petersburg, WV; Paul Miller Jr., National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; and Scott

Hutton, A.W. Stiles Contractors Inc.

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NHLA PHOTOS Continued

Tony Love, BPM Lumber LLC, London, KY; Tyler Kamps, Kamps

Hardwoods Inc., Caledonia, MI; and Steve Counts, BPM Lumber

LLC

Ron Nentwig, Logs2Lumber2You, Nashville, TN; Kim Vollinger,

W.M. Cramer Lumber Co., Hickory, NC; and Paul Newton and Tim

Girardi, Logs2Lumber2You

Ed Armbruster, NWH, Beachwood, OH; Dave Brower, Sean Donnelly and Nathan Jeppson, NWH, Frisco, TX; and Richard Uria, NWH,

Beachwood, OH

Nick Ince, Walker Lumber Company Inc., Woodland, PA; Wayde

Day, Beaver Freight Services, Portland, OR; and Steve Jones,

Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Union City, PA

Josh Brennan, Frank Miller Lumber Co. Inc., Union City, IN; Bob

Smith, ETT Fine Woods, Fairless Hills, PA; and Mark Miller, Frank

Miller Lumber Co. Inc.

Dax Redden and Dan Hansen, Midwest Hardwood Company,

Maple Grove, MN; and Rick Degen, Bennett Hardwoods Inc.,

Wausau, WI

Stephen A. Zambo, Ally Global Logistics LLC, Jacksonville, FL;

Steve Houseknecht, Wagner Lumber Co., Owego, NY; and Jeff

Dougherty, Ally Global Logistics LLC

John Stevenson, Thompson Hardwoods Inc., Hazlehurst, GA;

and Melissa Berry and Ricky Rutter, Continental Underwriters

Inc., Richmond, VA

Steve Spears, Taylor Machine Works Inc., Louisville, MS; Richard

Peters, Banks Hardwoods Inc., White Pigeon, MI; and Jason

Thompson, Taylor Group Inc., Louisville, MS

Judd Johnson, Hardwood Market Report, Memphis, TN; Dave Gutowski, NWH, Beachwood, OH; Kim Vollinger, W.M. Cramer Lumber

Company, Hickory, NC; and David Caldwell and Andy Johnson, Hardwood Market Report, Memphis, TN

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Willem Van Der Wal, Aurora, OH; Karim Massarani, Holtz Wood Export Inc., Ottawa, ON; Curtis Struyk, TMX Shipping Co. Inc., Morehead

City, NC; Maureen Altham, TMX Shipping Co. Inc., Mooresville, NC; Steve Granzow, Fumigation Service & Supply Inc., Joliet,

IL; Jessica Tilton, TMX Shipping Co. Inc., Woodstock, GA; CJ Struyk, TMX Shipping Co. Inc., Morehead City, NC; and Jeff Waggoner,

Fumigation Service & Supply Inc., Westfield, IN

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NHLA PHOTOS Continued

Nicholas Girardi, KDS Windsor, Hendersonville, NC; Jeff Renaud, KUKA Robotics Corporation, Mississauga, ON; Niki St. Denis, TS

Manufacturing Co., Lindsay, ON; Geoff Gannon, TS Manufacturing Co., Plymouth, NH; Riley Smith, TS Manufacturing Co., Lindsay,

ON; and Truss Beasley and Ryan Collins, Thompson Hardwoods Inc., Hazlehurst, GA

Marlin Langworthy, Cascade Hardwood LLC, Chehalis, WA; Randy Brown, NWH, Granville, OH; Jeff Tapfer and Rick Barrett, Cascade

Hardwood LLC; and Mike Flynn, Midwest Hardwood Company, Maple Grove, MN

Kevin Kahila, Greg Ritchie and Richard Peters, Banks Hardwoods

Inc., White Pigeon, MI; and Tomoko Kato, Mountain Top Floors

Inc., Naperville, IL

Mike Tarbell, RAM Forest Products Inc., Shinglehouse, PA; Ray

White, Harold White Lumber & Millwork Inc., Morehead, KY; and

Lloyd Lovett, King City Forwarding USA Inc., Montreal, QC

Mike Powers, Maley & Wertz Inc., Evansville, IN; Rich Solano,

Pike Lumber Company Inc., Akron, IN; Parker Boles, Hermitage

Hardwood Lumber Sales Inc., Cookeville, TN; and Thomas Braun,

Holz Braun GmbH and Co. KG, Reutlingen, Germany

Marc Reese, Penn-Sylvan International Inc., Spartansburg, PA;

and Nate Jones and Steve Jones, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales

Inc., Union City, PA

Eric Faucher and Bruce Kicklighter, Carbotech-Autolog, Blainville,

QC

Jim Burris, Corley Mfg. Co., Athens, TN; and Keith Price, Corley

Mfg. Co., Chattanooga, TN

Rob McCarthy, NWH, Apple Creek, OH; Tony Machamer, Koppers

Inc., Pittsburg, PA; and Dave Whitten, Bingaman & Son Lumber

Inc., Kreamer, PA

Ed Elliott, Hartzell Hardwoods Inc., Piqua, OH; Will Schmertzler,

Rex Lumber Company, Acton, MA; Tom Coble, Hartzell Hardwoods

Inc.; David Olah, Allegheny Wood Products International

Inc., Petersburg, WV; and Josiah McKamey, Hartzell Hardwoods

Inc.

Jay Buchan, Buchan Sawmill Inc., Fort Wayne, IN; Rob Kittle,

Cleereman Industries Inc., Newald, WI; and Hayes Mellott and

Stacy Mellott, Mellott Manufacturing Co. Inc., Mercersburg, PA

Andrew Robinson and Jay Reese, Penn-Sylvan International Inc.,

Spartansburg, PA; Keith Buckel, Verde Wood International Inc.,

Durham, NC; and Frank Cosentino, Tradelink Wood Products

Ltd., London, UK

Mark Pierce, New River Hardwoods Inc., Mountain City, TN; Eric

Porter, Abenaki Timber Corp., Kingston, N.H.; Chad Johnson,

Baillie Lumber Co., Hamburg, NY; Peter McCarty, TS Manufacturing

Co., Dover-Foxcroft, ME; and Niki St. Denis, TS Manufacturing

Co., Lindsay, ON

Marilyn Tremblay and Mario Lussier, Simon Lussier Ltd., Blainville,

QC; Terry Smith, Brownlee Lumber Company Inc.,

Brookville, PA; and Mathieu Lussier, Simon Lussier Ltd.

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NHLA PHOTOS Continued

Tyler Francois, Snowbelt Hardwoods Inc., Hurley, WI; Michael Snow and Tripp Pryor, AHEC, Sterling, VA; Rupert Oliver, AHEC-Europe,

Skipton, UK; and Craig Albright, Messersmith Manufacturing Inc., Bark River, MI

Nathan Jobe, American Lumber Company, Hamburg, NY; Denis

Dube, J.D. Irving Limited, Clair, NB; and Jean Francois Audet,

Primewood, Drummondville, QC

Rick Wagar, Devereaux Sawmill Inc., Pewamo, MI; Randy Porter,

Sierra Forest Products, Chino, CA; Keenan Eberhard, Hardwoods

Distribution Inc., Leland, NC; and Tony Love, BPM Lumber LLC,

London, KY

Josiah McKamey and Nick Roeser, Hartzell Hardwoods Inc., Piqua,

OH; and Jon Siebrase, Granite Valley Forest Products Inc.,

New London, WI

Chris Norris, Hood Distribution, Hattiesburg, MS; Allen Smith,

Hood Distribution, Louisville, KY; Darrin Martin, Hood Distribution,

Hattiesburg, MS; and George Crawford, Merrick Hardwoods

Inc., Burnside, KY

Dave Sondel, U-C Coatings LLC, Buffalo, NY; and Pandora Barr

and Dean Alanko, Allegheny Wood Products International Inc.,

Petersburg, WV

Darrin Hastings, Emerson Hardwood Group, Portland, OR; and

Troy Brown, Kretz Lumber Co. Inc., Antigo, WI

John Stevenson, Beasley Forest Products Inc., Hazlehurst, GA;

and Patricia and Chip Underwood, Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods

Inc., Huntland, TN

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

Jeremy Howard, Nyle Dry Kilns, Brewer, ME; and Richard Sturgill,

BPM Lumber LLC, London, KY

Brad Leister, Kasco LLC, St. Louis, MO; Mike Ballard, Sawmill

MD/Industrial Vision Systems Inc., Crestview, FL; and Jon Krepol,

Industrial Vision Systems Inc., Broomall, PA

John Griffin, Frank Paxton Lumber Company, Denver, CO; John

K. O’Brien Jr., Classic American Hardwoods Inc., Memphis, TN;

and Nils Dickmann, Abenaki Timber Corp., Kingston, NH

Kevin Evilsizer, NHLA, Memphis, TN; Tom and Carla Oilar, Cole Hardwood Inc., Logansport, IN; and Tyler Smith and Ryan Mulligan,

Pike Lumber Company Inc., Akron, IN

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Ray White Sr., Harold White Lumber & Millwork Inc., Morehead,

KY; John Foley, BPM Lumber LLC, Lexington, KY; Monica Hastings,

Cersosimo Lumber Co. Inc., Brattleboro, VT; and Chris

Castano, Maine Woods Company LLC, Portage Lake, ME

www.RealAmericanHardwood.org

Linwood Truitt, Thompson Hardwoods Inc., Hazlehurst, GA; and

Joe Pryor, Oaks Unlimited Inc., Waynesville, NC

Additional photos on next page

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NHLA PHOTOS Continued

Tammy Sue Donaldson, DMSi Software/eLIMBS, Omaha, NE;

Craig Brouyette, Pike Lumber Company Inc., Akron, IN; and Benoit

Nieuwenhuys, DMSi Software/Fordaq, Brussels, Belgium

Daniel Almendinger, Holmes & Co. Inc., Columbia City, IN; David

Townsend, Breeze Dried Inc./Townsend Lumber Inc., Tillsonburg,

ON; Michael Goldman, Holmes & Co. Inc.; and Trent Yoder, Yoder

Lumber Co. Inc., Millersburg, OH

Mike Gaines and Paul Newton, Logs2Lumber2You LLC, Louisville, KY; Clay Croskey and Bryan Leas II, DeNoon Lumber Company,

Bergholz, OH; and Rex Dou, Rocky Hardwood Inc., Wolburn, MA

Dan Mathews and Ken Matthews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC;

and Gary Kaufman and Steven Kaufman, Appalachian Hardwood

Lumber Company, Bedford Heights, OH

Lance Johnson, Michael Oakas and Monte Pope, ISK Biocides

Inc., Memphis, TN

Michael Penner, Laura Townsend, and J.R. Queensberry, Breeze

Dried Inc./Townsend Lumber Inc., Tillsonburg, ON; and Nathan

Klomp, MJB Wood Group LLC, Coppell, TX

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

Mercersburg, PA; and Deb and Kelly Johnson, Biolube Inc., Fort

Wayne, IN

Ken Horton, NWH, Beachwood, OH; and Tommy Heard II and Edwin

Zermeno, Rugby Architectural Building Products, Dallas, TX

Paul Dow, Yoder Lumber Co. Inc., Millersburg, OH; George Bach,

East Ohio Lumber Co. Inc., Salineville, OH; and Karl Schmertzler,

Yoder Lumber Co. Inc.

Joe Korac, Automation & Electronics USA, Arden, NC; Geoff

Gannon, TS Manufacturing Co., Plymouth, NH; and Paul Kamps,

Kamps Hardwoods Inc., Freeport, MI

Andy Nuffer, RAM Forest Products Inc., Shinglehouse, PA; and

Joey Josey, Josey Lumber Co. Inc., Scotland Neck, NC

Craig Albright and Jeremy Mortl, Messersmith Manufacturing

Inc., Bark River, MI

Liz Langan, DMSi Software, Omaha, NE; Josh Brennan, Frank

Miller Lumber Co. Inc., Union City, IN; Henry German, DMSi Software,

Omaha, NE; and Barry Hodgkin, DMSi Software, Saco, ME

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Stephen A. Zambo, Ally Global Logistics LLC, Jacksonville, FL;

Brandon Ferman, Meridien Hardwoods of PA Inc., Pittsfield, PA;

and Mark Vollinger, W.M. Cramer Lumber Company, Hickory, NC

www.RealAmericanHardwood.org

Sean Briscoe and Susan Cho, PLMI, Philadelphia, PA

Additional photos on next page

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NHLA PHOTOS Continued

Michael McCrea, EZLOG Company Inc., Louisville, KY; and Terry

Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN

Hud Caldwell, The Rossi Group, Scottdale, PA; Steven Yoder,

Forks Lumber Company, Middlebury, IN; and Jesper Bach, Baillie

Lumber Co., Hamburg, NY

Alain Thibeault, Preverco Inc., Quebec City, QC; Eric Vezina, Alliance Hardwood Products, Saint-Ferrèol-Les-Neiges, QC; Angie Capper,

Pike Lumber Company Inc., Akron, IN; Edward Fitzgerl, HUB International, Kansas City, MO; Tetiana Larson, HUB International,

Portland, OR; and Joseph Draper, Clark Lumber Company Inc., Red Boiling Springs, TN

Alex Gonter-Dray, Goodfellow Inc., Delson, QC; Thomas Braun,

Holz Braun GmbH and Co. KG, Reutlingen, Germany; Chris

Endsjo, Urufor SA, Montevideo, Uruguay; and Chris Moore, Graf

Brothers Flooring, South Shore, KY

Ken Trainor, Arxada LLC, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Jason Goodman, U-C Coatings LLC, Buffalo, NY; Trent Yoder, Yoder

Lumber Co. Inc., Millersburg, OH; and Rob Kittle, Cleereman

Industries Inc., Newald, WI

Chris Thoms, Blue Book Services Inc., Carol Stream, IL; Michael

Hilburn, FMS Freight Forwarding, Little Rock, AR; and Trent Johnson,

Blue Book Services Inc., Carol Stream, IL

Craig Miller, Battle Lumber Co. Inc., Wadley, GA; Matt Tietz, Mc-

Donough Manufacturing Company, Eau Claire, WI; Tommy Battle,

Battle Lumber Co. Inc.; and Matt Frazier, McDonough Manufacturing

Company

Doug Zimmerman Jr., Matson Lumber Company, Brookville,

PA; Shaun Rowe, Quality Hardwoods Ltd., Powassan, ON; Will

Schmertzler, Rex Lumber Company, Acton, MA; and John Patterson,

Middle Tennessee Lumber Co. Inc., Burns, TN

Dean Alanko, Allegheny Wood Products International Inc., Petersburg,

WV; Wayde Day, Beaver Freight Services, Portland, OR;

Rob McCarthy, NWH, Apple Creek, OH; and Brian Gibson, Cole

Hardwood Inc., Logansport, IN

Bob Arnold, USNR, Eugene, OR; Pierre Compagna and Neill Gibson,

USNR, Levis, QC; and Alan Robbins, USNR, Jacksonville,

FL

Eric Faucher, Carbotech-Autolog, Blainville, QC; Matt Weaber and Brian Knapp, Weaber Inc., Lebanon, PA; Brett Miller, J. Gibson McIlvain

Co., White Marsh, MD; and Bruce Kicklighter, Carbotech-Autolog

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Bill Rogers, Newman Lumber Co., Gulfport, MS; Paul Platts, PRS

Guitars LP, Stevensville, MD; and Doug Newman, Newman Lumber

Co.

www.RealAmericanHardwood.org

Brad Michael, Blake DeFrance and Joey Nelson, JoeScan Inc.,

Vancouver, WA

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IWF Sets Sights On 2024 After Successful

Event This Year

Atlanta, GA–The International Woodworking Fair®

(IWF), North America’s largest woodworking technology

and design trade show/conference, was recently

held here at the Georgia World Congress Center. It

attracted thousands of attendees. The every-other-year

event topped 1,000 exhibiting companies in 13 exhibit

halls who occupied more than 1.4 million gross square

feet of floor space.

The large and diverse exhibitor mix showcased products

and services in more than 542 categories that covered

all key market sectors.

Photos By Terry Miller

IWF offers the latest solutions in architectural woodwork,

cabinetry, flooring, furniture manufacturing, engineered

products, doors, windows, machinery, tools,

metals, plastics and more.

Additionally, IWF is where industry professionals find

educational opportunities that allow them to help their

companies improve products, work more efficiently, expand

to new markets and become more profitable.

The next IWF in Atlanta is scheduled for Aug. 20-23,

2024. n

Stay up-to-date with announcements about future IWFs by visiting www.iwfatlanta.com.

Zach Twite, Anna Melby, David Twite, Haley Sunderland and Erik

Skjervem, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co., West Salem, WI

Amy Shields, Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group Inc., Kane,

PA; Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High

Point, NC; and Amy Snell and Marjorie Van Patten, Wood Component

Manufacturers Association, Lindstrom, MN

Jon Johnson, Table Designs, Odessa, FL; and Madison Roper,

Timber Wolf Forest Products, Hudson, NC

(Front row, from left) Greg Ritchie, Banks Hardwoods Inc., White

Pigeon, MI; Kelly Hostetter and Wesley Robinson, Robinson Lumber

Company, New Orleans, LA; (back row, from left) Brian Farrier,

Jason Watrous and Dick Peters, Banks Hardwoods Inc.

Gregory Welling, Woodgrain Lumber & Composites, Fruitland, ID; Cami Waner, Collins, Wilsonville, OR; Stuart Ilsley and Tonya Spens,

Panel Processing Inc., Alpena, MI; and Larry Broadfoot and Mike Shuey, Collins

(Front row, from left) Kenzie Hand, MiCROTEC, Corvallis, OR; Arianna Giudiceandrea, MiCROTEC, Bressanone, Italy; and Jonna Wing,

MiCROTEC, Linkoping, Sweden; (back row, from left) Frank Jost, MiCROTEC, Bressanone, Italy; Chris Cournyer, MiCROTEC, Corvallis,

OR; and Stefan Nilsson, MiCROTEC, Linkoping, Sweden

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Sean Testar, MJB Wood Group LLC/Liberty Woods International

Inc., Carlsbad, CA; Heath Hightower, MJB Wood Group LLC, Irving,

TX; Scott Griggs, MJB Wood Group LLC, Atlanta, GA; and

John Denny, MJB Wood Group LLC, Irvine, TX

www.RealAmericanHardwood.org

Jordan Dery, Tropical Forest Products, Mississauga, ON; Vinoth

Chandrasekar, Falcon Trading Company, Bogotà, Colombia;

Christopher Endsjo, Urufor (Red Grandis) USA, Davidson, NC;

and Justin Dery, Tropical Forest Products

Additional photos on next page

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IWF PHOTOS Continued

Roger Kasper, Overseas Hardwoods Company, Milwaukee, WI;

Joey Skinner, Overseas Hardwoods Company, Mobile, AL; and

Greg Hake, Overseas Hardwoods Company, Milwaukee, WI

Scott Seyler and Jane Durst, Northland Forest Products Inc./

Cambia, Kingston, NH

Charlie White, Horizon Forest Products, Duncan, SC; and Lin

Thompson, Timber Products Company, Springfield, OR

Matt Woronko, Tyler Kamps and Rob Kukowski, Kamps Hardwoods

Inc., Dutton, MI

Dan Rubendall, Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc., Kreamer, PA; Terry

Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; and Brad Bingaman,

Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc.

Geoff Gannon, TS Manufacturing Co., Lindsay, ON; and Brandon

Clark, Clark Lumber Company Inc., Red Boiling Springs, TN

Ben Mathews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Greg Hubble, Prime Lumber Company, Thomasville, NC; Brian Turlington and Jim Higgins,

SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Bob Pope, SII Dry Kilns, Montpelier, VT; and Ken Matthews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC

Randy Brown, NWH, Columbus, OH; Don Barton, NWH, Portland,

OR; Mike Mooney, NWH, Tulsa, OK; and Dave Brower, NWH, Frisco,

TX

Jeremy Howard, Adam Duplisea and Jeremy Pitts, Nyle Dry

Kilns, Brewer, ME

Buster Ferris and Kiwi Ferris, Edensaw Woods Ltd., Port

Townsend, WA

Shaun Sanders and Kendall Mancillas, Excel Dowel & Wood

Products LLC, Itasca, IL

Bee Jay Squires and Chris Norris, Hood Industries dba Hood

Distribution, Hattiesburg, MS; and Andy Shaw, Columbia Forest

Products, Greensboro, NC

Jeff Eichenseer, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., East Earl,

PA; and Kathryn Constantine and Nick Constantine, Brown Wood

Inc., Lincolnwood, IL

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Richard Uria, NWH, Beachwood, OH; Jason Gobel, NWH, Frisco, TX; Ed Armbruster, NWH, Beachwood, OH; Jim Canter, NWH, Erie,

PA; and Brandon Potts, NWH, Charlotte, NC

Additional photos on page 50

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IWF PHOTOS Continued from page 47

Peter McCarty, TS Manufacturing Co., Dover-Foxcroft, ME; Niki

St. Denis, TS Manufacturing Co., Lindsay, ON; and Bucky Pescaglia,

MO PAC Lumber Co., Fayette, MO

Roeby Birdsall, Fessenden Hall Inc., Pennsauken Township, NJ;

Kevin Smith, Timber Products Company, Springfield, OR; and

John Rock, Fessenden Hall of PA Inc., Lancaster, PA

Kris Long, Dean Miller and Laura Elk, AHC Hardwood Group, Cleveland, GA; Mark Levin, AHC Hardwood Group, Clarksville, TN; and

Hal Mitchell, AHC Hardwood Group, Mableton, GA

Matt Neidert, Jeffrey Neidert, Teresa and Fred Teague, Colleen and Greg Hubble and Whit Donithan, Prime Lumber Company, Thomasville,

NC

Bob Thompson and Megan Coleman, Thompson Forest Products

Intl. Inc., Greensboro, NC

Norm Steffy, Cummings Lumber Company Inc., Troy, PA; Terry

Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; and Scott

Cummings and Steve White, Cummings Lumber Company Inc.

Brad Ham, Hardwoods Paxton Rugby, Kansas City, MO; Dewey

Bunker, Hardwoods Paxton Rugby, Gorham, ME; Josh Sneckner,

Hardwoods Paxton Rugby, Perris, CA; and Todd Johnson, Hardwoods

Paxton Rugby, Savannah, GA

Matt Yest, Jed Kopren and Thomas Hunt, Kendrick Forest Products

Inc., Edgewood, IA

Chad Schnell, Kimball International Inc., Santa Claus, IN; Scott

Persyn, PPG Industrial Coatings, Columbia, SC; and Jayro Lopez,

PPG Industrial Coatings, Chicago, IL

Geoff Gannon and Niki St. Denis, TS Manufacturing Co., Lindsay,

ON; Peter McCarty, TS Manufacturing Co., Dover-Foxcroft, ME;

and Joe Korac, Automation & Electronics USA, Asheville, NC

Tim Machac, Judy Chalfant, Lesa Terrell and Todd McKinney,

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC, Atlanta, GA

Jeremy McClain, Cheryl Flatt, Diana Jackson and Leon Osborne,

Osborne Wood Products Inc., Toccoa, GA

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Pat Lynch, Sara Anderson and Jeff Brinkhaus, Timber Products

Company, Springfield, OR

www.RealAmericanHardwood.org

John Miller, Nelson Miller, Brandon Hutchins and Steve Dagenhart,

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

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IWF PHOTOS Continued

Sam Pope, USNR, Woodland, WA

Dustin Norris, Vice-President, Smith Sawmill Service/BID Group,

Timpson, TX; and Saville Harris, Senior Production Manager,

Smith Sawmill Service/BID Group

Troy Jamieson, Wayne Morrow, Marc Barnes, Larry Norfleet, George Crawford and Steve Merrick, Merrick Hardwoods Inc., Somerset,

KY

John Hester, NHLA, Memphis, TN; Tommy Steele, Quanex Building Products Corporation, Bowling Green, KY; Anthony Hammond,

Roy Anderson Lumber Co. Inc., Tompkinsville, KY; Chip Underwood, Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods Inc., Huntland, TN; and

Brian Ballard, Tioga Hardwoods Inc., Berkshire, NY

John Marazzo, Chris Healy, Sydney Stenson and Dan Braiman,

PLMI, Philadelphia, PA

Lan McIlvain and Jordan McIlvain, Alan McIlvain Co., Marcus

Hook, PA

Bill Baker, Wheeland Lumber Company Inc., Liberty, PA; Brien

Murphy, Brent Rheinhardt, Boyce Highlands Inc./Highland Hardwoods

Inc., Concord, NH; and Sean Kaczynski, Wheeland Lumber

Company Inc.

Andy Garvick and Nic Faust, Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc.,

Kreamer, PA

Lee White, Harold White Lumber & Millworks Inc., Morehead, KY;

Chris Cournyer and Kenzie Hand, MiCROTEC, Corvallis, OR; and

Sawyer White, Harold White Lumber & Millworks Inc.

Jim Parker, Julia Tolmacheva and Brian Kingsbury, IDRY, Barre,

VT

John Hester, NHLA, Memphis, TN; Don Harshbarger, W.M. Cramer

Lumber Company, Ball Ground, GA; Mark Vollinger, W.M.

Cramer Lumber Company, Hickory, NC; and Tom Inman, Appalachian

Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High Point, NC

Kristopher Kosic and Oscar Kosic, Josef’s Art Woodturning &

Son Inc., Hempstead, NY

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Randy Panko and Michael Maddox, Wood-Mizer, Indianapolis, IN;

Stacy Thompson, Wood-Mizer, Newnan, GA; and Zach Minardo,

Wood-Mizer, Indianapolis, IN

www.RealAmericanHardwood.org

Andreas Müller, Brunner-Hildebrand Lumber Dry Kiln Co., Nashville,

TN; Bernie Pahlke, BEP Engineering Services Ltd., Surrey

BC; and Jos aan de Stegge, Brunner-Hildebrand Lumber Dry Kiln

Co.

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Forcey/Walker Close Out

2022 Penn-York Meetings

Photos By Stephen West

Boalsburg, PA–Wyndham Garden State College, located here, was the

site for the recent Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club meeting, jointly hosted by

Walker Lumber and Forcey Lumber Company Inc. This was the last meeting

of 2022 for the organization. 2023 meeting dates will be announced soon on

their website.

National Hardwood Lumber Association’s Executive Director Dallin Brooks

served as the dinner guest speaker at this meeting. That was preceded by a

game of golf and sporting clays.

Walker Lumber and Forcey Lumber are headquartered in Woodland, PA.

Forcey Lumber, a family-owned business, has been a leader in the Hardwood

industry for more than 70 years. They offer kiln-dried lumber, flooring

blanks/dimension lumber and veneer products.

Walker Lumber ships wholesale in truckload quantities both domestically and

export, including kiln-dried and green lumber, pallet material, veneer logs, saw

logs and bi-products, according to their website. n

Learn more at www.pennyork.org.

Steve Jones, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Union City, PA;

Dallin Brooks, Director of NHLA, Memphis, TN; and Bob Rorabaugh,

Rorabaugh Lumber, Burnside, PA

Mike Songer, Meridien Hardwoods of PA Inc., Pittsfield, PA; Dana

Lee Cole, Hardwood Federation, Washington, DC; Burt Craig,

Matson Lumber Company, Brookville, PA; and Scott Cummings,

Cummings Lumber Co., Troy, PA

Joe Zona and Joe Benko, Deer Park Lumber Inc., Tunkhannock,

PA; and Jeff Herman, Tanner Lumber, Wilmore, PA

Paul Kephart, NWH, Beachwood, OH; Scott Litzinger, Cameron

Lumber Co., Homer City, PA; Dallas Kephart, PA State Representative-elect/Clearfield-Cambria;

and Rob Matson, Matson Lumber

Company, Brookville, PA

Amanda James, Walker Lumber, Woodland PA; and Melissa

Forcey and Carol Jarvis, Forcey Lumber Company Inc., Woodland,

PA

Jordan McIlvain, Alan McIlvain Company, Marcus Hook, PA; Rick

Rufo, Ruco Hardwoods, York, PA; and Bob Long, PA Forest Products

Assn., Harrisburg, PA

Kevin Smith, Matson Lumber Company, Brookville, PA; Steve

Jones, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Union City, PA; Justin

Tanner, Tanner Lumber, Elkins, WV; and Simon Walker, Walker

Lumber, Woodland, PA

Trevor Vaughan, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Union City, PA;

Lou Sycz, Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc., Mill Hall, PA; and Mark

Metzger, U-C Coatings LLC, Buffalo, NY

Tim Kuhns, K.C. Services, Middleburg, PA; and Jeremy Roupp,

Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc., Kreamer, PA

Trevor Vaughan, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales Inc., Union City, PA;

Greg Ochs, Hickman Lumber, Emlenton, PA; and Brant Forcey,

Forcey Lumber Company Inc., Woodland, PA

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Maxwell Hosts

26th West Side Gathering;

Attendees Report Challenges, But Have Hope Too

Dermott, AR–The Turner Neal Lodge at Seven Devils

Legacy property, located here, served as the venue

recently for a meeting of the West Side Hardwood Club,

hosted by Maxwell Hardwood Flooring.

There is no shortage of challenges in any business

sector in North America currently, and the Hardwood industry

is no exception. Yet, attendees offered comments

of steadfast resolve, and hope, to see these challenges

through to future success.

An Arkansas lumberman noted, “We just have to hang

on and the market prices will be back.” He added that

due to recent slowdown in demand for Red Oak, he instructed

his cut-up crew to put logs that were 24-inches

or bigger back under water.

A Texas lumberman commented, “We are in good

shape, especially on logs. Things will turn around; it always

does.” He explained that his company is in good

shape because of their Hardwood/pine mix. “Last year,

we ran about 50/50 Hardwood and pine. Right now, we

are 90 percent pine. We just haven’t been able to get

Hardwoods, although the Hardwood tie market’s good

and so is the pine market.”

Photos By Gary Miller

“Until this market gets adjusted, we are going to fight

the battle, hang in there and depend on everybody for

the business we can get,” a Mississippi lumber company

representative noted. He added that for now, his company

is specifically “trying to dodge Red Oak. There are

simply some products we can’t even give away to any

customers right now.”

Another comment from a Mississippi attendee whose

two sawmills are each running 45 hours weekly: “We are

just taking it one day at a time. We haven’t cut back on

anything really. We are trying to get our log costs down

but competition is not helping us with that at all.”

A different lumberman from that state explained that

while his Hardwood sales were weaker the previous

month or so, he had seen some positive turnaround in

the couple of weeks prior to the West Side meeting. He

added, “Hopefully, it will get better and stabilize.”

Lumber producers shared similar challenges in regard

to fuel costs, transportation and log availability, falling

demand of certain products and difficulty finding people

who want to work in the lumber industry.

One representative from Mississippi, whose sawmill is

Please turn to page 68

E.C. Bounds, Stella-Jones Corp., Russellville, AR; and Rodger

Patterson and Steve Bryan, Patterson Hardwoods Inc., Des Arc,

AR

David Roberts, Stella-Jones Corp., Jonesboro, LA; and Randy

Clark and Lawrence Jones, Stella-Jones Corp., Alexandria, LA

David Brazeale, Brazeale Lumber Co. Inc., Sparkman, AR; Shay

Dugal, Ouachita Hardwood Flooring LLC, Warren, AR; and Joe

Rogers and Luke Rogers, Rogers Lumber Company, Camden, AR

Joey Childs, Rutland Lumber Company, Collins, MS; Gary Miller,

National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; and Tyler Walley,

Rutland Lumber Company

George Prince, Jones Lumber Co. Inc., Natchez, MS; and Wil

Maxwell and Darrell Orrell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc.,

Monticello, AR

Ricky Geiggar and Steve Ellis, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc.,

Monticello, AR

David Engelkes, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc., Monticello, AR;

Kevin Nolan, Rives & Reynolds Lumber Co. Inc., Louisville, MS;

Sheila Maxwell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc.; and Jerry Hendrix

and Blu Lowery, Ward Timber Ltd., Linden, TX

Rick Hanna, Hanna Manufacturing Company Inc., Winnfield, LA;

Tommy Maxwell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc., Monticello,

AR; and Leslie Rutland, Rutland Lumber Company, Collins, MS

Jeff Wilson and Cordero Fuentes, Wilson Brothers Lumber Co.,

Rison, AR; and E.C. Bounds, Stella-Jones Corp., Russellville, AR

Wil and Sheila Maxwell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc., Monticello,

AR

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Timber Products Hosts Guests At IWF

Atlanta, GA–Timber Products of Springfield, OR welcomed

clients and business associates to a reception

held here at The Aquarium.

Approximately 75 people were in attendance to enjoy

an open bar and heavy hors d’oevres.

Founded in 1918, Timber Products offers a variety of

premium northern Hardwood lumber and softwood plywood

products to cover a broad array of project needs.

Photos By Terry Miller

The company offers everything from marine panels to

underlayment, sheathing, custom cuts and more. The

company is committed to environmental sustainability

and offers a fully integrated approach to manufacturing

with multiple manufacturing facilities, an import division,

and a nationwide logistics and transportation division,

according to its website. n

Learn more at www.timberproducts.com.

Blair Ruzicka, West Fraser, Vancouver, BC; Doug DeHart, Westwood

Products, Salem, OR; Karla Randle, Timber Products Company,

Sacramento, CA; and Chris Knowles, Timber Products

Company, Springfield, OR

Mavis Morgan and Jeff Brinkhaus, Timber Products Company,

Springfield, OR; Don Miller Jr., Aetna Building Solutions/Aetna

Plywood Inc., Indianapolis, IN; and John Chlebek, Aetna Building

Solutions/Aetna Plywood Inc., Maywood, IL

Charlie White, Horizon Forest Products, Duncan, SC; Sam Patterson,

Geoff Hillenmeyer and Josh Green, Middle Tennessee

Lumber Co., Burns, TN; and Lin Thompson, Timber Products

Company, Springfield, OR

Eric Feaster, Timber Products Company, Medford, OR; and Kendall

Conroy and Shawn DeGraw, Timber Products Company,

Springfield, OR

Nazli Nazaruddin, Clarke Veneers and Plywood, Jackson, MS;

Katharina Schneider, 11Foundry LLC, Vienna, Austria; Kevin

Smith, Timber Products Company, Springfield, OR; (front, center)

Rachel Milligan, Associated Hardwoods Inc., Tampa, FL;

Dave Lupsha, Associated Hardwoods Inc., Granite Falls, NC; Jason

Harper, Clarke Veneers and Plywood, Madison, MS; and Ian

Clarke, Clarke Veneers and Plywood, Jackson, MS

Tom Gennarelli, Timber Products Company, Springfield, OR;

Anna McCann, Merritt Machinery LLC, Lockport, NY; Mark Avery,

Timber Products Company; and Matthew Avery, MJB Wood

Group LLC, Dallas, TX

Steve Lenning, Dakota Kitchen & Bath Inc., Sioux Falls, SD; Joel

Stukas, Independent Rep, Athens, TX; Adam Johnson, Johnson

Hardwood Company LLC, Sioux Falls, SD; and Tommy Heard,

Rugby Architectural Building Products, Dallas, TX

Matt Spranger, Alpine Plywood Corp., Milwaukee, WI; Stacey

Hughes, Timber Products Company, Springfield, OR; Ashley

LaBarber, Alpine Plywood Corp.; and Alicia Powell and Michael

Rudy, Timber Products Company, Medford, OR

Colin Miller, 11Foundry LLC, Jackson, MS; Josh Hosen, Decorative

Hardwoods Association/Capital Testing and Certification

Services, Sterling, VA; and Jeff Johnson, Past Vice-President,

Timber Products Company, Atlanta, GA

John Varner, Veneer Technologies Inc./Moehring Group, Newport,

NC; Daniel Libolt, Timber Products Company, Springfield,

OR; Robert Jewell, RNR Consulting LLC, Normangee, TX; and

Steve Killgore and Pat Lynch, Timber Products Company

Hisashi Tsuji, Taihei, Japan; Daishi Itoh, Taihei, Japan; Steve

Killgore, Timber Products Company, Springfield, OR; Anito

Koji, Meinam, Japan; Nakaya (Jimmy) Takashi, Meinam, Japan;

and Sam Matsuoka, Taihei Machinery Works Ltd., Komaki, Aichi

4850084 Japan

Jason Miller, Commonwealth Plywood Ltd., Sainte-Therese, QC;

and Sara Anderson and Mark Herbert, Timber Products Company,

Springfield, OR

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ALC Learns About Birthplace Of Forestry

By Tom Inman

Asheville, NC – The Cradle of Forestry educates the

public on the founding of forest management on the

Biltmore Estate and Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club

members learned about these and other activities at its

September meeting.

A representative of FIND Outdoors spoke about the success

of the program and dozens of other offerings from

the private / public partnership. Natalie Britt, president

FIND manages facilities at:

and chief executive officer, talked about the company’s

goals of helping people connect with nature and instilling

good stewardship of natural resources to manage forests

for future generations.

FIND Outdoors maintains and operates outdoor recreation,

education, and camping facilities across the southeast.

These include tours and events that create meaningful

connections with public lands, Britt said.

Eddy Phillips and David Bailey, New River Hardwoods Inc., Mountain

City, TN; Ross Frazier, Turman Lumber Co., Salem, VA; and

Mike Schulke, Tigerton Lumber Co., Tigerton, WI

Cliff McKittrick, McKittrick Lumber, Camden, NC; Mark Pierce,

New River Hardwoods Inc., Mountain City, TN; and Barry Largen,

Turman Lumber Co., Arrington, VA

•Cliffside – Highlands, NC

•Cradle of Forestry – Pisgah Forest, NC

•Anna Ruby Falls – Helen, GA

•Brasstown Bald – Hiawassee, GA

•Lake Winfield Scott – Suches, GA

•Gladie – Red River Gorge, KY

•Tipsaw – Tell City, IN

Britt said the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive

Association (CFAIA) was established in 1972 “to promote

and protect the Cradle of Forestry and provide support to

the US Forest Service.” Successful management of the

Cradle site paved the way for further partnerships with

the U.S. Forest Service in the realm of campground and

visitor center management as far as Texas and Pennsylvania.

FIND Outdoors was established with the acronym

meaning Forest Inspired Nature Discovery. The agency

website is www.gofindoutdoors.org.

The ALC hosted golf and sporting clays events earlier

in the day.

The next meeting of the ALC is Nov. 8, 2022 at The Carnegie

Hotel in Johnson City, TN. n

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Jay Reese, Penn-Sylvan International, Spartansburg, PA; Jimmy

Clay, Parton Lumber Co., Rutherfordton, NC; Bill Graban, Prime

Lumber Co., Thomasville, NC; and Jeff Dougherty, Ally Global

Inc., Jacksonville, FL

Bruce Horner, Abenaki Timber Corp., Kingston, NH; Joe Pryor,

Oaks Unlimited Inc., Waynesville, NC; and Wayne Law, New River

Hardwoods Inc., Mountain City, TN

Jim Burris, Corley Manufacturing Co., Chattanooga, TN; Mark

Vollinger, W.M. Cramer Lumber Co., Hickory, NC; and Jesse La-

Son, The Rossi Group, Denver, PA

David Summerfield, ISK Biocides Inc., Grovetown, GA; Brad

Pope, Atlantic-Pacific Hardwood, Connelly Springs, NC; Michael

Oakes, ISK Biocides Inc., Marion, VA; and Eric Carroll, S&S

Sprinkler, Charlotte, NC

Tony Summerow, New River Hardwoods Inc., Mountain City, TN;

Stephanie Rodrigue, Your Marketing Dept., Alexander, NC; Tony

Honeycutt, Mullican Flooring, Johnson City, TN; Barry Hodges,

H&H Hardwoods, Morganton, NC; and Jack Skinner, Associated

Hardwoods, Granite Falls, NC

Stuart Tucker, Taylor Machine Works, Hope Mills, NC; Rick Mc-

Creary, Granite Hardwoods, Granite Falls, NC; Andy Nuffer, RAM

Forest Products, Kernersville, NC; and Karl Schmertzler, Yoder

Lumber Co., Hickory, NC

Peter McCarty, TS Manufacturing,

Dover-Foxcroft, ME; Ken

Stephens, Associated Hardwoods,

Granite Falls, NC; and

William Perry, Powell Valley

Millwork, Clay City, KY

Steve Leonard, Lawrence Lumber Co., Maiden, NC; Greg Pappas,

Ten Oaks Flooring, Stuart, VA; and Shepard Haggerty, Williams

Lumber Co., Rocky Mount, NC

Marty Cornett, Pierce Construction and Maintenance, Petal, MS;

Damon Bevins, Farrow Lumber, Cairo, IL; and Eddy Phillips, New

River Hardwoods, Mountain City, TN

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KEIVER-WILLARD LUMBER CORPORATION Continued from page 23

With a 20,000-square-foot mill facility, Keiver-Willard houses

three moulders, a planer, rip lines and other industrial equipment.

pride ourselves on the quality of our lumber and millwork

and on-time delivery. All of this is not possible without our

valued employees.”

Heintzelman attributes Keiver-Willard’s continued success

to a combination of quality products and an experienced

and dedicated staff. “We employ a group of dynamic

individuals who have worked together for many

years,” she explained. “Our employees are passionate

about what they do. Many of them have years of experience

in their positions and are committed to making sure

the job is done right. All of our people are knowledgeable

Hardwood species available include Red and White Oak, Poplar,

Cherry, Hard and Soft Maple, Alder, Hickory, Walnut, Butternut,

Yellow and Red Birch, Basswood and Cypress.

about the products we market. We implement a team approach

to all aspects of KW. Our reputation is exceptional

in the field, and we are constantly working on ways to

improve our customer service.”

With little to no turnover rate, Heintzelman said, “We

have very little turnover with many employees that have

been with us longer than 15 years. Our goal is to always

promote from within and match the job to the employee’s

strengths.”

Keiver-Willard has 60 employees, and key personnel

at KW including Heintzelman are: Chief Operating Offi-

The company that is now Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation was established in 1953.

cer Tom Slater, Vice President Kevin Barlow, Operations

and Production Manager Justin Cole, Sales Manager

Craig Cole and Purchasing Managers Dave Doucette

and Doug Settele. Bob Keiver is still active with the company

working primarily from home sharing his wisdom of

over 60 years in the lumber industry.

As for the future Heintzelman said Keiver-Willard Lumber

Corporation looks forward to continuing to serve the

forest products industry for many years to come.

Forest Stewardship Council certified Keiver-Willard

Lumber Corporation is a member of National Hardwood

Lumber Association (NHLA), Appalachian Hardwood

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MAXWELL HARDWOOD FLOORING Continued from page 25

Ripped lumber that is about to be scanned and have its defects

removed for flooring.

Melissa Orrell, shipping supervisor, and Tyler Barton, forklift

operator

Kerwin Coleman, yard supervisor at Maxwell Hardwood Flooring.

end optimizing scan and chop system. It’s been in the

works for multiple years and we’ve just now in the last

year been able to integrate it into the line. These systems

are designed for improvement and efficiencies and safety.

One of the big aspects of it, and we certainly saw this

through COVID, was the difficulty in hiring manual labor,

and so these machines honestly make jobs easier for our

employees.”

Wil also touched on the role that technology plays in

remaining competitive at a time when labor and supply

chain issues have bedeviled more than a few lumber

providers.

“There is no doubt the efficiencies of production per

hour and/or shift or per year are an integral part of being

competitive in the everyday flooring marketplace,” he

said.

In fact, Wil’s dad, Tommy, recently toured the Townsend

facility and was impressed with the new technology.

“I had not been through the plant in Warren since the

latest upgrades and I was there recently and decided to

walk through. I could not believe all the improvements,”

he said. “It was great to see the lines running so efficiently.”

Wil said that consistent improvement remains the goal

of the company.

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MAXWELL HARDWOOD FLOORING Continued

David Engelkes, lumber buyer at Maxwell Hardwood Flooring

Maxwell Hardwood and our sister companies, and our

need and desire for great relationships with our lumber

suppliers are an important aspect of that,” he said.

In fact, Wil noted, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring works

with approximately 50 sawmills nationwide, most of them

within a 300-mile radius of southern Arkansas, including

mills in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. At the same

time, the company will reach as far as it needs to in order

to meet its customers’ needs, working with suppliers

out of Pennsylvania, Northern Missouri, Wisconsin and

Indiana.

“Some specialty products that we deal in require an

entirely different sawmill, so that’s the reason for the

number of mills that we deal with,” he said. “We make

a large volume of strip flooring, but we are also making

a large volume of plank flooring and specialty flooring,

custom made flooring, along with Red and White Oak,

Hickory, Walnut, American Cherry and Maple. All those

species certainly add to the overall product diversity of

our product offerings. We are one of the very few companies,

if not the only one in the country, that makes a

1-1/2-inch to 10-inch solid wood floor and every available

size between. There is nobody in the country that makes

more unfinished wood flooring in different aspects than

we do. We have the most diverse unfinished solid and

engineered flooring line in the country.”

This extensive product offering has helped fuel the

growth of Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, which today sells

to wholesale flooring distributors throughout the entire

United States, as well as Canada. But as any successful

businessperson will tell you, a company’s products are

only as good as the people who make and sell them. Wil

said that Maxwell Hardwood Flooring is acutely aware

of this and works hard to make sure that its employees

know that they are valued.

“We have always told our employees the one thing you

can count on is that we are going to get you a paycheck

on Friday, in the good times and the bad times,” he said,

emphasizing that consistency is also appreciated by

customers and vendors. “Whether it was 2008 or during

COVID, we worked diligently to remain in business and

to remain viable to buy lumber from our suppliers. That

doesn’t always mean it’s going to be the price they want,

but we are going to buy volume and we are going to pay

them on time and that’s two things that we consistently

strive to do. We are there for them when times get

tough, and they are there for us when it is easy to sell.

The consistent relationships are the key.”

Tommy Maxwell noted that when he was first getting

started, he built lasting relationships with sawmills one

at a time, promising each one along the way that they

would get paid on time, every time. The company has

also been active in the industry, as part of the National

Wood Flooring Association, National Hardwood Lumber

Association, Hardwood Manufacturers Association, West

Side Hardwood Club, the Hardwood Federation and the

Southwest Lumbermen’s Association. These relationships,

built on mutual trust and respect, now allow the

company to carry anywhere between four to six months

of inventory at any given time, amounting to 70 million

board feet on an annual basis.

It takes a great deal of space to accommodate such

an operation, but Tommy planned for that level of growth

from the moment he started out.

“We have close to 150 acres of land here,” he said,

with Wil noting that only about 40 acres of that is currently

being used, leaving plenty of room for future expansion.

What will that future hold for Maxwell Hardwood Flooring?

Wil said it is all about seeing things less as challenges

and more as prospects.

“All those things are opportunities; that’s the way we

look at them,” he said. “We look at different ways to improve

and be more competitive and to enhance our everyday

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WEST SIDE GATHERING Continued from page 56

running 40 hours weekly, commented, “Our biggest hindrance

right now is labor. We cannot find experienced

labor regarding knowing about lumber. Also, we have the

bean storage industry in our area that is offering $18 an

hour for shipping clerks, or doing whatever they need,

and by golly, they are just not going to come and pull Red

Oak off the chain for what we can pay them. Then, if we

do offer more money, they won’t come do that work for

us. We are constantly behind on quality control.

“Until this all gets adjusted, we are going to have to

fight the battle and hang in there.”

He added that in his market, the furniture and flooring

sectors have been hard hit.

A flooring representative from Arkansas stated, “We

spent more than a year gathering up all the lumber we

could to meet exceptional demand during COVID. It was

a boom!

“We saw a slowdown in demand in early spring this

year. Then the Fed did the first interest rate increase and

that’s when flooring demand really kind of stopped. I kept

thinking this thing will take off in June. But then interest

rates increased again, and after June we saw an unprecedented

fall in flooring countrywide to be honest with you

because in hind sight, now we know nobody was really

selling to the homeowner back in June, or February either,

because they were buying it and filling their warehouses.

All those people filled up their warehouses with

flooring. That being said – it was our biggest, unprecedented

fall. In fact, July 4th was the slowest volume week

we’ve had in 20 years. We hadn’t shipped so few trucks

in two decades.

“We are positioning ourselves to be in great shape

though. Come spring next year, I do not think we’re going

to see any kind of giant unprecedented roughness.

Instead, I hopefully see volumes leveling out and running

our business at full production.”

To sum up, he said “Currently, volume-wise I think we

are somewhat better off, mainly because the price of regular

flooring is at 2009 levels today. That is especially

true of regular strip flooring. I was telling someone today

that strip flooring is going in every double-wide trailer in

America right now because it is cheaper than carpet and

linoleum. It can’t be any cheaper than what it is fixing to

be. I am dead serious and that’s an honest fact.”

Lastly, a Tennessee lumber producer said that the tie

market is “doing pretty good. Normally when the lumber

market takes a dip, the switch tie market fills up pretty

fast, but we have had to curtail purchases nationwide on

Kristi Prince, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Inc., Monticello, AR; John McClendon,

Union Bank & Trust Co., Monticello, AR; and David Engelkes, Maxwell

Hardwood Flooring Inc.

switch ties as they are, relatively speaking, a very small

part of the overall tie business.

“Also, the crosstie market inventories are down some. I

think as far as the ‘want’ for ties, what we are seeing from

a pricing standpoint is that crossties are fairly stable and

will be through the end of this year.

“We have seen tie production steadily pick up the last

three months. For us personally, we have seen as much

as a 25 percent increase companywide the

last two months, so tie production is picking

up rapidly, in my opinion.”

On the economic side, a representative for

a bank in Arkansas explained he expects interest

rate hikes possibly through spring of

next year to be implemented to turn-around

inflation, making it more expensive to borrow

money – at least temporarily. He added that,

“In my opinion, it’s going to be pretty good,

hard interest rate hike(s) – (a rate hike was

anticipated the week after the West Side

meeting) – then they’ll have to aggressively

drop interest rates on the other side of this

inflation. Instead of it being a long, drawn-out

period, I think the economy will take the inflation

pain a little longer and bigger hike hit(s)

will be really quick, and then fall back down due to how

they are aggressively having to raise interest rates.”

This marked the 26th year that Maxwell hosted this

gathering, and approximately 50 guests were in attendance

this year.

The traditional catfish buffet was served followed by

the round table business discussion after lunch. West

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In Memoriam

Barbara Fay White

National Hardwood Lumber Association recently reported:

It is with a sad heart that we inform you of the

passing of Barbara Fay White, co-founder of Harold

White Lumber, Inc.

Barbara Fay White, age 89, of White Wood Lane,

Morehead, KY, passed away October 4, 2022, at her

home surrounded by family.

Born November 20, 1932, in DeWhitt, MI, she was

the daughter of the late Delmar Lietzke and Irene Gorton

Lietzke Todd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded

in death by her husband, Harold Lee White; granddaughter,

Dixie White; grandson, Andrew White; great

granddaughter, Bonnie Suzanne Keating; and brother

and sisters, Kenneth Leslie, Sally Dodson, and Kathy

Murphy.

Barbara and Harold were married for 63 years. Together

they co-founded Harold White Lumber, Inc. where

she worked for more than 50 years alongside Harold,

their children, and her dogs always next to her desk in

the family business until her retirement.

Barbara is survived by five children: Richard (Valerie)

White, Michael (Doris) White, Janet White (Larry) Dacci,

Ray (Marisa) White, and H. Lee II (Tonya) White, all of

Morehead; grandchildren: Jason, Betsy, Suzanna Morgan,

Emily, Taylor, Larry Jr., Stella, Laura, Maria, Ray Jr.,

Sawyer, Spencer, and Slade; and great grandchildren:

Walker, Jaxon, Jed, Braxton, Harper, M’Shae and Christian.

Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews;

caretakers, Lori Arnett, Fay Ferguson, Kesia Whitt,

Cheryl Whitt and Jeanie DeHart, as well as her constant

companion who never left her side, “Little Bit.”

Barbara was a lifetime member of the First Baptist

Church of Morehead and raised her family there. She

taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and volunteered

in many ways. Her earthly journey showed daily her selfless

character whose life was one of charity, humility,

and kindness, always putting others first.

Funeral services were conducted October 6, 2022,

at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel

with Brother Andy Lands officiating.

Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Grandchildren and great grandchildren served as pallbearers

and honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested

to STAR (Saving the Animals of Rowan) STAR

donations@yahoo.com or PO Box 454, Morehead, KY

40351 or First Baptist Church, 123 E. Main, Morehead,

KY 40351.

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pend on the species, with his best-selling species being

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

and Walnut. He carries these in No. 2 Common and

Better, with thicknesses from 4/4 through 8/4.

He sells to both end users and distribution yards. As

of this writing, he said that cabinet and millwork seem to

be busy; meanwhile flooring and RV don’t seem so busy.

Transportation hasn’t been a problem for this lumber

spokesperson, and he said that it is better than it was. He

remarked, “Overall, it’s not just the demand for lumber

transportation that’s way less in this nation right now, it’s

transportation for everything.”

A lumber yard representative in Ohio said that sales

for his company are slow and lethargic. “Homeowners

are hesitant to buy cabinets, flooring, stair treads or to

remodel with everything in the world being so uncertain

right now,” he said.

He said because of this, sales are worse than they

were six months ago. Many of his customers are end users

and concentration yards. He noted that one customer

owns a custom cabinet shop, with their orders usually

being eight to 10 months out. Right now, they are only

four months out.

His best-selling species are Red and White Oak, Hard

and Soft Maple and Cherry, among others, with thicknesses

ranging from 4/4 through 8/4.

He noted that labor is one of his bigger issues right

now, while transportation is better than it was six months

ago. He has noticed more truckers lately.

Another lumber spokesperson, this one in Wisconsin,

also said that his sales are slow, with them being worse

than they were six months ago. His lower grades are

moving well, while his upper grades have begun to slow

down. “My flooring lumber is moving, but my No. 1 and

Better are very slow, especially in Red Oak,” he stated.

His best-selling species as of this writing are Hard and

Soft Maple, Cherry, Hickory, Basswood and Aspen. He

sells grades No. 3 and Better, with thicknesses mostly

4/4 and some 5/4.

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LAKE STATES Continued

of his sales going to end users. “Flooring, doors, cabinets,

trim, they’re slowing down some. One of my bigger

customers is taking voluntary layoffs,” he said. He also

remarked that customers on the domestic front are not

getting orders like they used to, and when it comes to

exporters, they don’t seem to want to pay anything for

the lumber.

For this lumber spokesperson, transportation hasn’t

been an issue. He has local truckers that his company

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NORTHEAST Continued from page 10

continued to slow down over the course of the past six

months, his top three best-selling species are, as listed,

Red and White Oak and Hard Maple, in 5/4 through 8/4.

He said, “Transportation is not an issue as of now”

and has not been a reason for the decline in their sales.

When asked about the railroad strike looming at the time

of this writing, he said that it should not affect them if it is

a short strike, but if it becomes a prolonged ordeal then it

may cause some issues.

In Vermont, a bandsaw mill salesman noted that, “The

market is OK, not as good as it was six months ago. It’s

not significantly worse than it was, not horrendous, but

not what it was.” He said that they sell Hard and Soft

Maple, Red Oak, Beech, Birch, Cherry and Ash, in a variety

of thicknesses. His customers include flooring to

millwork and moulding manufacturers.

He said that, while product is being sold it is hard to get

it to the consumer as they have had some trouble getting

containers and trucks to move the product. “We’ve

been holding on to products that people want that they

can’t move because they are having trouble with transportation,”

he stated. When also asked about the railroad

strike, he said that he did not think that would make any

of his transportation issues any worse, as it is not a main

source of transportation for his company.

A source from a sawmill in Pennsylvania said, “Kilndried

lumber proves to be a challenge to sell today,” with

their sales being worse than they were six months ago,

and on a steep decline.

With their sales being distributed to a wide array of

customers that range from distributors to manufacturers,

importers to end users, so do their customers’ markets

also vary. Many of the companies that they distribute to

have “slowed down because of the turmoil in the marketplace,

with many of them slowing down to see what

happens,” he stated.

He said that their best-selling species are Hard and

Soft Maple, while they also mainly deal with and sell

Cherry, Red Oak, White Oak, Ash and Yellow Poplar.

Meanwhile a lumber representative from Massachusetts

said that their market has been very good and is

substantially better than it was six months ago.

While he said that the species and grade of lumber do

not matter as much when selling industrially, they handle

all types of native New England Hardwoods, with much

of his lumber going out as 4/4.

“We sell to factories that need pallets, lumber, big timbers,

pretty much anyone who needs and wants it, retailers,

wholesalers, hobbyists,” he stated. He also noted

that transportation has not been an issue for them and

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SOUTHEAST Continued from page 11

dustrial grade products (Hardwood cants, pallet lumber),

that are doing well for us right now.”

He deals with all the native Hardwood species in the

Southeast region of United States, with his most popular

being Oak, Poplar and Gum, with grades ranging from

FAS to green lumber and kiln-dried lumber, as well as

pallet lumber, all in 4/4 and 5/4.

While he is not experiencing any problems with transportation,

he did note that freight rates have gone up.

He said, “I’m not real optimistic about the short term, but

when I look, I see that we are still doing pretty good, it’s

not the worst it’s ever been.”

In North Carolina a lumber spokesperson said that the

inventory in the flooring industry is full right now and that

they are oversupplied, with things being worse than they

were six months ago. “It seems like what few furniture

people are left in the area are very busy, and the millwork

industry still seems just as busy,” he stated.

His three primary species are Red and White Oak and

Poplar, available in all grades and thicknesses from 4/4

through 8/4. He said that at the time of this writing that

8/4 Red Oak is his best-seller. He sells to the moulding

and millwork, flooring, and furniture industries.

He said, “Some of the flooring guys have basically

come to a standstill. They’ve had a hard time carrying on

production because their finished inventory has built up

too much.”

He also noted that the cost of freight had gone up and

was causing a delay in shipping, saying, “That’s probably

one of the biggest factors in the slowdown. People

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double ordered and spent too much because they didn’t

know when they were going to get their next shipment,

causing them to build up too big of an inventory.”

Another lumber salesman from Tennessee said, “The

market is very slow, much slower than it was six months

ago.”

He said that these past few months it hasn’t just been

getting people to buy his product that’s been the problem

but getting trucks to move his inventory has been an

even bigger problem. He does think, however, that these

problems are beginning to resolve themselves.

He sells to end users, brokers and exporters, noting

that, “In the export market it seems that everybody has

frozen, waiting to see what’s going to happen. Some of

the domestic customers have said that while they are

running through inventory, they aren’t going to buy until

they need something. The brokers have said it’s just

slowed down.”

He sells Red and White Oak, Poplar, Hickory, Ash,

Cherry and Hard Maple, as 4/4 in upper grades, with

Hickory being his best seller. n

WEST COAST Continued from page 11

Walnut, Poplar, Oak, Maple, Basswood and all Eastern

Hardwoods, in all grades with thicknesses in 4/4 through

8/4, noting that they will supply a customer with any

thickness that they want.

He sells to millwork shops, distribution yards, cabinet

shops and others. He noted that the sales to end users

and distribution yards are slowing down as their customers

also are slowing down. “They’re being cautious as

their customer base slows down. They’re not replacing

their inventories until they need to,” he said.

He stated that transportation has continued to get better

every month over the past six to eight months.

A lumber spokesperson in California said that his market

is soft with several of his best-selling species’ sales

slowing down. “White Oak has slowed down. Walnut has

also slowed down, but not as much as the White Oak.

Hickory is doing about the same as it was six months

ago,” he said. He sells all of these in FAS, No. 1 and No.

2 Common with thicknesses in 4/4.

He noted that his company mainly sells to architects,

flooring companies and retail lumber yards. “They’re

not as busy, but they still have a lot of work. They aren’t

struggling. They don’t have a six-month backlog, but they

do have a three-month backlog,” he stated.

When it comes to transportation, he said that his company

has been lucky since they are in Southern California

and have all kinds of truckers. He did note that containers

are still about the same as they have been and

that they have to wait for shipments from the mills.

A lumberman in Oregon said, “I’d say we’re on par with

last year to date, but our expenses are up. I don’t think

the market is terrible. We are seeing it slow down some,

but part of it is the time of year.” He also noted that everything

is hard to gauge after COVID.

He said his best-selling species are Poplar and White

Oak, while he also sells all domestic Hardwood species

and some exotic species. He sells these species

in grades FAS, Select and Better and uppers with thicknesses

in 4/4 and 5/4. Cabinet manufacturers are his

number one business, and he sells to commercial fixture

and furniture manufacturers and remodelers.

He said that his customers seem to

be doing OK and that many of them

are booked out through the end of

the year. “It’s an interesting market. I

think we’re going to see wood prices

fall soon. People in distribution don’t

want to buy a lot of lumber until they

see what will happen with the prices,”

he stated.

He said that when it comes to

transportation, its expensive. “We

have our own trucks, which is a big

strongpoint, but we must keep truck

drivers happy. Then there are the

matters of maintenance and fuel,”

he noted. n

ONTARIO Continued from page 12

ticular note is the rise and fall of Hard

Maple, which is making it difficult to

adjust log and timber costs with such

volatile market prices.

Ash exports were reported to have

gone down compared to the January

through July 2021 period. Most

countries purchased less lumber,

with sales to China and the Southeast

Asian region being slow. On the

domestic front, contacts stated business

has been decent, but supplies

were outpacing demand for Ash, and

that competition for orders was pressuring

prices downward.

Secondary manufacturers are not

running at full capacity due to the

slowdown in demand for Hardwood

finished goods, with lumber usage

off for some Hardwood lumber customers.

Business from the cabinet

sector has been slow to fair, slow for

the wood furniture and residential flooring sectors, and

good for moulding and millwork sectors, while wholesalers

have only been buying for immediate needs. Sawmill

operators increased their production over the summer

and early fall, increasing kiln-dried inventories, which is

continuing to pressure prices downward. Some sawmillers

are trying to control Hard Maple production at the

time of this writing, but logs need to be sawn quickly to

avoid staining.

Recent statistics showed that imports of household

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ished goods such as cabinets, flooring, furniture and other

interior products ordered in the past from international

suppliers arrived and are now filling retailers’ and builders’

warehouses, thus causing a negative impact on key

species such as Hard and Soft Maple.

Aspen demand has held up as it is a lower cost species

than others. It is also starting to see a downward

effect of prices for kiln-dried No. 2A and Better, but green

lumber is more stable, with activity centered on the No.

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Basswood production increased recently, and some

areas contacted needed to process it to avoid stain damage.

Demand for Basswood is meeting production output

with prices fairly stable. Contacts noted that kiln-dried inventories

are higher due to weaker demand.

Birch appears to be doing great as contacts stated it is

their best seller. It has a price advantage over Soft and

Hard Maple, with many end users having switched to this

species instead of the higher valued species. Prices are

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Demand for Red Oak is good for international and domestic

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and other eastern markets is not

very strong. Competition for kilndried

supplies is intense, with prices

trending lower. White Oak demand is

slow for both local and international

markets. European customers have

high inventories and slower sales.

Companies around the world are

concerned about energy shortages.

Inflation is also affecting everyone

and they are concerned about their

products and future sales. Contacts

noted White Oak supplies have been

very high compared to its rate of purchase,

with prices also falling, and

so green lumber business is affected.

According to Bloomberg, house

prices around the world are taking a

hit from rising interest rates. How that

housing slowdown plays out will be

crucial to the central banks’ efforts to

guide their economies to a soft landing

as they push up borrowing costs.

Real estate is a leading source of

household wealth and a major multiplier

of economic activity. Frothy

markets such as Australia, Canada

and New Zealand are showing signs

of a sharper cooling while some

governments, such as South Korea,

have already intervened to help

hard-pressed consumers to manage

their increasing repayments.

The cooling in house prices is

nothing like the scale of collapse

seen during the Global Financial

Crisis. The period since then has

seen banks and households mend

their balance sheets and top up their

savings, buoying confidence that the

world can manage higher rates.

Still, policy makers are watching very carefully to

gauge how this plays out.

The Bank of Canada’s senior deputy governor Carolyn

Rogers says the central bank intends to keep pushing

borrowing costs higher and that a period of lower economic

growth is necessary to bring inflation back under

control. Speaking to Calgary Economic Development in

mid-September, Ms. Rogers warned that the economy

is still overheating and price pressures are broadening.

She said getting inflation back to the central bank’s

2-percent target will be a long process

with possible “bumps along the

way.”

The bank raised its benchmark

interest rate by 0.75 of a percentage

point, its fifth hike since March,

bringing the overnight rate to 3.25

percent, a restrictive level that will

see borrowing costs weighing on

economic growth.

No hints were given about how

high the bank expects to push interest

rates. Its governing council will

respond to incoming economic data,

paying particularly close attention to

consumer spending, labor-market

tightness, supply-chain disruptions

and inflation expectations.

Financial markets and most private-sector

forecasters expect an

end-point for the central bank’s rate

hike cycle of between 3.5 percent

and 4 percent.

Higher interest rates, which make

it more expensive for individuals

and companies to borrow money,

are already squeezing the Canadian

economy – particularly rate-sensitive

sectors such as housing. But

Ms. Rogers cautioned that the economy

remains in “excess demand,”

where households and businesses

want more goods, services and labor

than the economy can supply.

“Because we are in a period of excess

demand, we need a period of

lower growth to balance things out

and bring demand back in line with

supply,” she said.

Both the Bank of Canada and the

U.S. Federal Reserve are trying to

engineer a so-called soft landing, in

which inflation comes down without

causing a recession or a spike in unemployment. Ms.

Rogers acknowledged that the persistence of high inflation

makes that task more challenging.

“Is that path a delicate balance? Absolutely,” she said

in a news conference after her speech. A key factor in

achieving that soft landing is keeping Canadians’ inflation

expectations under control.

“The scenario that we’re worried about is that Canadians

look at the current rate of inflation, they think it’s here

to stay, they start incorporating that thinking into long-

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ONTARIO Continued

term decision making,” she said. “Certainly if that starts

to occur, it makes inflation much harder to get down. It

means monetary policy has to do more, rates have to go

higher, to get inflation down.”

The Bank of Canada said in July that it expects inflation

to ease to about 3 percent by the end of 2023 and

return to 2 percent by the end of 2024. At the time of

writing, its next rate decision, where it will also publish a

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QUEBEC Continued from page 12

chased from the sawmill in smaller quantities, and at a

reduced price, which is to their advantage.

Soft Maple supply on markets is high compared to

what wholesalers and end users can absorb. Sawmill

operators are having to go further to get customers, and

sometimes this means accepting lower prices. Some

contacts noted that, recently, kiln-dried inventories were

climbing at many sales operations, which was prompting

further cuts.

Production of Ash has contracted due to the Emerald

Ash Borer, especially through

the Appalachian region, there is still

enough green Ash being produced

to meet market demand. Prices are

trending down, however, for FAS&1F

and through No. 1 Common and No.

2A grades. Exports to the Far East

have slowed as well comment contacts,

especially for the common

grades. Domestic demand for this

species is weak.

Demand for Basswood continues

to be good, reported sawmill operators.

Wholesalers and end users are

using or reselling steady quantities

of kiln-dried Basswood, but purchases

are being reduced to control inventories.

They said competition for

orders has increased and prices are

losing ground.

Cherry has become a niche species

in the U.S. and Canada, which

was once used in a variety of applications

in homes and commercial

buildings. Some end users have

substituted Cherry in painted applications

instead of using Whitewoods

like Hard and Soft Maple when their

prices had soared. This substitution

has abated since prices for Whitewoods

have gone down. Contacts

indicated exports to China are fair.

Kiln-dried prices have declined for

most grades and thicknesses.

Hickory was a strong seller for

the past 18 months, but demand

dropped recently, although less than

for most other species. The cabinet,

residential wood flooring, moulding

and millwork and furniture manufacturers

filled their supplies over the

past several months and have less

of an urgency to purchase more. Green and kiln-dried

prices eased lower the past few months.

Some residential wood flooring producers are having

difficulty moving Oak strip flooring. White Oak appears

to be drawing more interest than Red Oak. The push is

to obtain White Oak lumber at a steady pace while reeling

in Red Oak receipts. According to areas contacted,

some sawmill operators are struggling to move developing

green production as drying operations, flooring manufacturers

and other end users are not in the market for

this species, or are buying very cautiously. Thus, prices

are lower for most grades and thicknesses for Red Oak.

Poplar demand continues to be

good in Canada and the U.S. comment

contacts, but exports elsewhere

appear to be low, especially

for No. 1 Common and No. 2A. Sawmills

have not slowed their production

of this species, thus an excess

over buyers’ needs.

Contacts noted that Walnut sales

are flat to somewhat slower in domestic

markets and weak for export

sales. They added that green

production continues to outpace

demand, with prices subject to pressure.

The Bank of Canada’s rate hikes

is evident on the housing market, as

Canadian housing prices dropped

by the largest degree on record on

a monthly basis notes the Royal

Bank of Canada (RBC) in its Monthly

Housing Market Update. Many

home buyers are taking a step back

from the real estate market.

The current softness is concentrated

in Ontario and British Columbia,

though it is increasingly spreading

to Quebec and parts of Atlantic

Canada.

Despite the widespread depreciation

since spring, property values (as

measured by the MLS HPI) are still

above year-ago levels virtually everywhere

in the country. Only Kitchener-Waterloo

showed a decline

(-1.7 percent) at this stage. In many

cases, especially in Atlantic Canada,

prices remain significantly richer.

The likelihood the Bank of Canada

will continue raising rates by yearend

is poised to keep buyers on the

Millwide. Worldwide.

defensive in the coming months,

notes RBC. Higher interest rates will disqualify more

buyers from obtaining a mortgage and shrink the size of

a mortgage others can qualify for. RBC predicts home resales

to fall 23 percent in Canada this year and a further

15 percent next year.

RBC feels the market will adjust to higher interest rates

by early 2023. Any recovery will likely take a few months

to tighten demand-supply conditions, placing the bottom

for prices around spring time (overall for Canada). RBC

expects benchmark prices to be down approximately 14

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QUEBEC Continued

percent from the recent peak nationwide. On a provincial

basis, they project Ontario and B.C. to record the largest

peak-to-trough declines at -16 percent and place Alberta

and Saskatchewan at the other end of the scale at -4

percent.

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) cut its

forecast for home sales in 2022 and also lowered its expectations

for price increases, but hints the bottom may

have already been reached. In its latest housing market

outlook, CREA expects the Canadian multiple listing

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service this year to be down 20 percent from the 2021

annual record. They forecast the national average home

price to rise by 4.7 percent to $720,255.

The outlook is down from CREA’s June 2022 forecast

that predicted a 14.7 percent decline in sales this year

and a 10.8 percent increase in the national average

home price. This updated forecast came as CREA says

home sales in August were down 1 percent compared

with July 2022 and 24.7 percent lower than August 2021.

The national average home price was $637,673 in August,

down 3.9 percent from August 2021.

The rate hikes quelled unruly bidding

wars seen in many markets

over the winter and are encouraging

prospective buyers to wait for greater

price drops. Some buyers may

choose to stay on the sidelines until

there are clearer signs of borrowing

costs and stabilizing prices.

This is having an effect on the

Hardwood industry as Canadians

reign in their spending as they wait to

see what interest rates will be heading

into 2023, home prices, and also

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NEWS DEVELOPMENTS

Continued from page 15

in Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian

mission, his detachment was

attacked during a combat mission.

Camargo was shot in the back of the

neck, paralyzing him from the neck

down.

“Chief Warrant Officer Camargo

is a true inspiration,” says NWFA

President and CEO Michael Martin.

“Despite his severe injuries, he and

his wife, Gaby, founded the Stay in

Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

Center in Tampa, FL, which serves

returning service members and veterans

with spinal cord injuries and

neurological disorders that cause

paralysis. We’re honored to partner

with Derr Flooring and Swiff-Train

to provide beautiful wood floors for

their new home.”

To learn more about the program,

and how you and/or your company

can get involved, contact the NWFA

at 800-422-4556, or e-mail them at

anita.howard@nwfa.org.

U.S. FOREST SERVICE PLANS TO RESUME ITS

PRESCRIBED FIRE PROGRAM

USDA Forest Service Chief Randy Moore recently released

the following statement announcing actions the

Forest Service will take to resume its prescribed fire program

safely and effectively after completion of its 90-day

national review:

“I am announcing the release of the National Prescribed

Fire Program Review. After thorough evaluation

of the findings and recommendations provided by the

National Review Team, I have decided to conditionally

resume the Forest Service’s prescribed

fire program. Recognizing

that wildfire, drought and other extreme

conditions are affecting parts

of the country, prescribed fires will

not occur on National Forest System

lands until all recommendations

have been implemented at each

location and only when local conditions

have been certified as appropriate

for a prescribed fire on the

day of the proposed burn.”

To learn more, go to www.fs.us

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APHIS PREPARES TO ROLL

OUT PHASE SEVEN OF LACEY

IMPLEMENTATION IN LATE

2023

Erin Otto, the new director of the

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s

Animal and Plant Health Inspection

Service (USDA-APHIS) Lacey Act

Program Office, recently indicated

that her office hopes to begin implementation

of Phase Seven of the

Lacey Act declaration requirements

in late 2023, with completion of

Phase Seven by summer 2024.

According to Otto, Phase Seven

will put in place the Lacey Act declaration

requirement for “all remaining

non-composite plant products”

including wicker and rattan furniture,

essential oils, and cork and

cork products. Otto expects a year

of dedicated outreach, publication

of the proposed list in November or

December of 2023, and six months

before implementation.

A follow-up on Phase Eight would

include “all remaining composite

materials” such as particleboard, books, wood pulp and

paper.

IWPA will be engaged throughout this important process.

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WHO’S WHO

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JASON HORTON is the Hardwood lumber buyer for

Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., located in Ecru, MS.

Ashley Furniture is one of the largest furniture manufacturers

in the world. The company sells residential

home furnishings, including case goods and upholstery

furniture. Ashley Furniture has a large distribution network

and multiple home store locations to offer customers

a variety of choices for their home furniture needs.

The company buys 20 million board feet annually of medium

density Hardwoods, including, Poplar, Sweet Gum,

Beech, Sycamore and Elm in 4/4 in grades from No. 2

Common to Mill Run.

Horton is responsible for procuring Hardwood lumber

for Ashley Furniture’s manufacturing facilities in Mississippi.

He has worked at Ashley Furniture for 21 years

and has been in purchasing for more than 7 years. He

graduated from the National Hardwood Lumber Association

inspector grading school in April 2000 as a member

of the 131st class, and started grading lumber on the

green chain at Packaging Corporation of America (PCA)

in Selmer, TN, after graduating. He has been involved in

Hardwood lumber production or secondary manufacturing

ever since. Horton graduated from North Pontotoc

High School in 1996 and the University of Mississippi in

2012.

Horton has been married to his wife, Starla, for 18

years. They have two children, Myah, age 14, and Jack,

age 11. His hobbies including the outdoors, spending

time with his family at the ball field and beach and everywhere

in between.

For more information, visit www.ashleyfurniture

homestore.com or www.ashleyfurniture.com.

Jerry Root

JERRY ROOT is the lumber

purchaser for Barefoot Flooring,

which is owned by Cummings

Lumber Co., and located

in Troy, PA.

He oversees the purchase of

approximately 200,000 board

feet monthly in a variety of domestic

lumber, primarily Nos. 2

and 3 Common Red and White

Oak, as well as some Hard Ma-

ple, Cherry, Hickory and Ash, all in 4/4 thickness for the

manufacture of solid Hardwood flooring.

Barefoot Flooring is a member of the National Wood

Flooring Association.

Root has been with Cummings for 40 years and in his

present position at Barefoot Flooring for the past four

years.

He has been married for 41 years and the couple has

three children and five grandchildren.

Root enjoys hunting and all sports. He is an elder in his

church and also the local Lions Club.

Learn more at www.clc1.com and visit Barefoot Flooring

on Facebook as well.

TROY DANNER is president of Danner’s Cabinet

Shop Inc., located in Ramsey, MN.

Alder, Cherry, White Oak, Poplar, Walnut and Maple

(Select and Better, 13/16, kiln-dried, surfaced and

straight-lined, one edge) make up the 126,000 board feet

purchased yearly by Danner’s Cabinet Shop. Products

manufactured include custom cabinets, mantels and

laminated tops.

In addition, the company offers assistance in the areas

of installation, finishing, design and consultation.

Danner has worked as president of Danner’s Cabinet

Shop for 10 of his 35 years with the company. His first

job in the forest products industry was at an entry level

cabinet shop at the age of 17. He graduated from Anoka

High School, Anoka, MN, in 1988, and attended Mankato

State University.

Danner’s Cabinet Shop is a member of the Business

Network International and has received multiple Remodeler’s

Showcase Awards.

Danner enjoys hunting, fishing and outdoor activities.

He has three sons and a daughter.

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SCMA UPDATE Continued from page 16 with the Hardwood Manufacturers Association’s 2023

Networking with the Industry

This month, the SCMA will exhibit at the North American

Wholesale Lumber Association’s 2022 Traders Market

at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona,

November 9–11. The multi-day event will provide an

excellent opportunity to network with lumber dealers

and wholesalers, and create exposure for Cypress

products—especially in the Western market where

Cypress has potential to fill a void as an alternative to

Western red cedar.

Get a Seat at the Table

Is your company engaged in the manufacture,

processing, or distribution of Cypress products? Then

consider joining the SCMA and supporting Cypress

promotion. Learn more by visiting www.CypressInfo.

org or sending an email to member-services@

cypressinfo.org. And be sure to follow the SCMA

on Instagram and Twitter at @cypress_info, and on

Facebook at @southerncypress.

And mark your calendars for the SCMA’s 2023 Annual

Meeting, which will take place March 21–22, at the

JW Marriott Nashville. The two-day event will coincide

National Conference and Expo. If you’re interested

in attending, please email member-services@

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AHEC REPORT Continued from page 18

Louise Ommundson, Evostyle’s Director said of the

project “With Tom, we looked at ways of tweaking the design

to save on material waste, as well as discussing the

best method of construction, timber species and suitable

coating choices. This helps make the product as strong,

long lasting and price competitive as possible, and is the

true value manufacturers bring to the table.

Environmental Responsibility

A key component of the collaboration was to interrogate

the true environmental impact of Australian design.

This was achieved by conducting a full life cycle assessment

(LCA) of the Cove lounge. LCA involves the collection

and evaluation of quantitative data on all the inputs

and outputs of material, energy and waste flows associated

with a product over its entire life cycle so that the

environmental impacts can be determined.

The lifetime carbon footprint of the Cove lounge is

just 18.7 kgCO2equivalent. That is less than the carbon

emitted in a single journey from Philadelphia to New

York City in the average car (94 miles).

Even taking into account a very long and tortuous

transport route including 1,100 km by truck from lumber

processing location to the East Coast of the U.S., and

shipment via Suez and Singapore to Sydney, the American

Red Oak used to create Cove arrived on Australian

shores carbon negative.

“Often there is concern about using imported timbers

given misconceptions about the impact of transport. In

reality, transporting timber around the world has a negligible

environmental impact. Wood is an effective carbon

store, and such is the efficiency of the U.S. Hardwood

processing industry, and the fact that the lumber is

shipped to Australia by sea, we can prove that the embodied

carbon is significantly greater than that emitted

during extraction, processing and transport,” said Rod

Wiles, Director of AHEC, Oceania.

Fereday added, “We have developed a number of furniture

collections over years, however, we have never

previously performed a formal life cycle assessment to

understand the true environmental impact of our work.

It felt that this could be an interesting process to share

externally in the hope of encouraging others to question

what it means to design responsibly.”

External Review provides a rare chance to see the

thought and energy that is required for creating quality

furniture, designed to last a lifetime. It’s an opportunity

for the wider community to engage and discuss how we

may better foster a sense of thoughtful, intentional and

environmentally responsible design while supporting

Australian craftsmanship and question their role as consumers

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NWFA REVIEW Continued from page 20

Research

The USDAFS’s research division is tasked with

improving the health and use of national forests. This

is accomplished by conducting forest inventories that

measure the volume, condition, and vigor of more than

1.5 million trees.

This research shows that standing inventory of U.S.

forests has grown for the past 70 years, increasing by

188 percent. Today, inventories are more than double

what they were in 1953, and growth is two times higher

than removals.

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WILSONVILLE, OR—Collins,

based here, announced recently

that Tom Insko will become the

President and CEO of the company

to succeed President and

CEO, Eric Schooler. An experienced

business leader, Insko

was set to assume responsibilities

on October 1, 2022. He

served as the President of Eastern

Oregon University, a posi-

Tom Insko

tion he has held since 2015.

Insko has 27 years of successful leadership experience

and brings to Collins an extensive background in

the wood products industry. He was with Boise Cascade

for 20 years holding positions as plant manager, production

manager, senior financing manager, region manager,

and area manager. At the time of his departure from

Boise, Insko was responsible for nine manufacturing

facilities with more than 1,100 employees. His manufacturing

experience spans plywood, composite panels,

lumber, and laminated beams. He has also worked

extensively in forest policy and management, log and

fiber procurement, sales, and finance. Insko is currently

a commissioner on the Oregon Business Development

Commission and previously served two terms on the Oregon

Board of Forestry.

“Tom lives by ethics and values that are well aligned

with those of our company and family,” stated Cherida

Collins Smith, Board Chair. “He has a vast amount of

experience dealing with the complexities in our business

as well as demonstrated success in meeting challenges

inherent in our industry and in these times, that we were

looking for to succeed the leadership Eric Schooler has

undertaken in the last 21 years. We are confident Tom is

an excellent choice to lead our company forward.”

Insko holds bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and

Business Economics from Eastern Oregon University

and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.

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

NEWALD, WI–Cleereman Industries/Cleereman Controls,

headquartered here, recently performed a number

of equipment installations at companies that manufacture

Hardwood lumber, according to Vice President Paul

Cleereman.

Interlink Lumber LLC of Bonduel,

WI installed an 848-Cleereman

Debarker, Cleereman Log

Deck with Stop/Loader, Cleereman

Sub-Structure and Cleereman

Controls Package.

JM Wood Products of Allentown,

PA installed a Cleereman

642- 3-Saw Edger System and

Cleereman Controls Edger Setworks.

Paul Cleereman

King’s Sawmill of Spring Glen, PA got a Cleereman

Optimized 654- 2-Saw Edger with Shifting Gang Cluster

and Cleereman Optimized Edger Control Package.

Kersten Lumber Co. of Birnamwood, WI received

Cleereman Linear Carriage Controls.

“Cleereman Industries has sold over 30 edgers since

they displayed the first one at the Richmond Expo in May

of 2021. Customer feedback has been very positive on

the new edger line. Cleereman Controls continues to

grab market share and has sold over 165 controls systems

since 2019. 2022 has been a busy year in the carriage

division and we will have delivered close to 40 new

carriages by year’s end,” said Cleereman.

Rich in logging and sawmill history, Cleereman Industries

has developed and manufactured sawmill machinery

for over 60 years using three guiding principles:

•Manufacture high quality products built for high production,

increased yield and years of trouble-free operations.

•Use simple yet highly functional designs to minimize

the number of moving parts while maximizing the performance

and functionality.

•Provide unequaled service and support to its customers.

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

LOUISVILLE, MS—Taylor Machine Works, Inc., headquartered

here, recently introduced the new CLEAR-VU

Operator Station across its entire X- Series Heavy Duty

Lift Truck lineup. This innovative configuration of Taylor’s

proven, and durable DREAM Cabin fundamentally

changes how the operator views and experiences his

daily work and surrounding environment. The most notable

feature of this new operator station is the intuitive

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“Last summer Matson Lumber

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with new Paw Taw optimization. The

installation was smooth, the efforts

at training were commendable,

and the results have certainly met

our expectations. The pricing, the

subsequent support with parameters

and reports, and the responsiveness of

Paw Taw has been impressive.”

Burt Craig, President –

Matson Lumber Company

Give us a call for options.

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COMFORT STEER

mini-wheel, which is

mounted on the armrest

and controlled with

the left hand. It replaces

the traditional steering

wheel and column,

which are completely

removed. From inside

the cab, the operator’s

field-of-view forward is

open from floor to ceiling.

Improved posture

for the operator is a

Clear-Vu Comfort-Steer from

Taylor Machine Works, Inc. key benefit of the new

CLEAR-VU operator

station. All the features that were previously on the

dash panel are now at the operators’ fingertips. The

COMFORT STEER mini-wheel is actuated by the left

hand, while the Joystick console, TICS (Taylor Integrated

Control System) display, and all other machine

controls are mounted on the right armrest. This relaxed

position enhances the operator’s arm, elbow,

shoulder, and neck comfort. More efficient and productive

work cycles are a noteworthy benefit of improved

operator positioning and comfort.

The armrest-mounted mini-wheel is not a new concept

to Taylor. The Taylor 100,000-lb. capacity Log

Stackers have been equipped (as standard) with a

hydraulically driven version of the mini-wheel for over

a decade. The new COMFORT STEER mini-wheel

utilizes steer-by-wire technology combined with traditional

hydraulics to provide durability while meeting all

applicable safety requirements. Robert Taylor, Chief

Operating Officer of Taylor Machine Works, Inc., expressed,

“This new COMFORT STEER system signals

a major shift in how our Lift Trucks will be operated

moving forward. While the traditional steer column

setup in our DREAM cab will continue to be available

and utilized, the huge benefits of the new CLEAR-VU

operator station will quickly foster adoption across all

our supported material handling industries.”

Taylor Machine Works, Inc. is a third and fourth-generation

family-owned company and is celebrating its

95th year in business. Taylor serves multiple industries,

including wood products, steel, ports, intermodal,

concrete, and oil and gas.

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

OMAHA, NE – DMSi Software,

headquartered here,

announced recently that it

has acquired Simply Computing

International, Inc. (SCi), a

leading provider of handheld

inventory software for the

Hardwood and softwood industries.

Based in Brewer, ME, SCi

Henry German

has offered unique business

management software for over 30 years. Barry Hodgkin,

founder, will join DMSi to ensure a smooth customer

transition and to guide the software’s future direction.

“We are excited to bring SCi into the DMSi family

as we expand our solutions for the Hardwood industry,”

said Henry German, President of eLIMBS, LLC,

a DMSi company. “They have a proven track record

of successfully serving Hardwood and softwood businesses

and will help us deliver the best software experience

available to this market for years.”

“We are happy to join forces with DMSi,” said Hodgkin.

“After building trusted relationships with our customers,

I chose a company that was committed to

serving our industry who can provide ongoing support

and technology advancement for our customers.”

Both companies attended the National Hardwood

Lumber Association annual convention in Cleveland,

OH recently. Further details will also be communicated

to customers and partners when the transaction is

finalized.

Headquartered in Omaha, NE, DMSi Software is a

leading provider of inventory software solutions to the

building materials industry. Since DMSi’s founding in

1976, the company has grown to a team of over 200

people and a customer base of over 500.

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Our company offers:

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Forest Management Assistance

The USDAFS State and Private Forestry program

provides technical and financial assistance to private

land owners, state agencies, tribes, and community

resource managers. Assistance includes programs to

prevent fires, insect infestations, disease, and invasive

plant species.

The vast majority of private forest lands in the U.S.

are located in the Eastern part of the United States. This

area of the country is dominated by Hardwood species.

Private ownership represents about 56 percent of the

country’s total forest land, and 25 percent are forests

measuring less than 50 acres. About 42 percent

of private forests are owned by individuals and/or

families, representing more than 10 million individual

forest owners.

During the past few decades, changes in harvesting

practices on federal lands have had an impact on

private forest harvesting practices. As harvesting

declined on public lands, harvesting increased on

private lands to keep up with demand. Annually, about

11 million acres of timber are harvested, with selective

harvesting dominating management practices.

Education

The USDAFS has launched several public service

campaigns to educate Americans about forestry and

ecology. Past efforts include Smokey the Bear, the

television show Lassie, and Woodsy Owl. School

children also were taught that trees take in carbon

dioxide from the atmosphere and produce oxygen.

Today, efforts are made to teach that products made

from U.S. forests continue to sequester carbon during

their service lives.

Global Forest Management

Although most of the USDAFS activities are focused

on the U.S., its international efforts promote sustainable

land management throughout the world. Its two primary

objectives include conserving natural resources to

support local communities and conserving ecosystems

worldwide.

Conserving natural resources internationally is

accomplished in a variety of ways. While the U.S.

does not control conservation laws in other countries,

it does work to control demand for products grown and

harvested in other areas of the world, especially in

regions where illegal logging is a problem.

Conserving ecosystems is also a concern. With

the advent of easy and affordable travel throughout

the world, and the expansion of global trade, there is

a significant risk of introducing invasive species into

other ecosystems. These invasive species bring with

them the risk of destroying entire species of native

trees, which the USDAFS is working to prevent.

Looking Forward

Today, about one-third of the U.S. is covered

by forests, of which about nine percent is federal

forest land. This equates to about 747 million acres,

which ranks fourth world-wide, behind the Russian

Federation, Brazil, and Canada.

Since 1990, increased demands for recreation

areas, and conservation efforts, have led to a decrease

in overall harvest rates from federal lands by more than

60 percent. As a result, these national forest lands only

produce about nine percent of the total U.S. timber

harvest.

Fortunately, about two million acres of forests

are planted each year in the U.S., which equates to

a standing inventory of about 230 billion trees. By

continuing to monitor the health of U.S. forests through

the USDAFS, we can be assured that the raw materials

we all depend on are available for many, many

generations to come.

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information about forest management practices

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NHLA: WHY KNOT... Continued from page 21

Have a conversation with your customers and their

customers about what they need. Talk with the compliments

used with your wood. I had a conversation with a

mill that said, “So often, we find ourselves talking more

about finishes than our own product!” While true, that

is exactly what they need to do to offer complete solutions.

It is time we took ownership of our wood and profit

from integrating it down the supply chain. If you can’t

do it, find the partners you can recommend, because

you will get asked for recommendations and need to

establish them beforehand.

“Complete solutions” is not a new idea; it is just the

new way people expect the Hardwood industry to catch

up to the rest of the high-tech world. Hardwood is the

Answer. We make it. Why Knot offer complete solutions?

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716-699-2393 phone

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CLASSIFIED

PROFIT OPPORTUNITIES

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

the Kingsford Mill yard in Kingsford, MI.

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

inventory management, veneer sales and trucking coordinator between

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

closely with the mill manager and equipment operator on yard inventory

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

buying.

Job requirements – Must be able to identify species and understand

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

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

valid WI or MI driver’s license,

HELP WANTED

TIGERTON LUMBER COMPANY

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

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

log yard in Iron River, MI.

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

veneer sales and trucking coordinator between remote yards,

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

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

MI and Conover, WI.

Job requirements – Must be able to identify species and understand

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

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

Procurement Forester

Tigerton Lumber Company is looking to expand its procurement group

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

Southwest WI.

Primary duties will include buying stumpage through private landowner

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

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

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

marking timber, filing appropriate cutting notices (MFL/FCL

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

sale summary (scale ticket summary and working with accounting on

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

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

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

educational/outreach programs, participation in WI DNR committees.

KINGSFORD LUMBER COMPANY

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

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

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

(negotiable based on experience)

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to

Tigerton Lumber Company.

Tigerton Lumber Company,

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

Email to: ben@tigertonlumber.com

Job requirements – Forestry degree or equivalent experience,

valid WI driver’s license

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

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

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

(negotiable based on experience)

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to

Tigerton Lumber Company.

Tigerton Lumber Company,

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

Email to: ben@tigertonlumber.com

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

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

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

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

(negotiable based on experience)

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to

Kingsford Lumber Company.

Tigerton Lumber Company,

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

Email to: ben@tigertonlumber.com

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

Benefits

Flexible work schedule

Mileage reimbursement program

Cell phone plan

Health insurance

Life insurance

Disability and dental

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

Vacation and sick leave

Flex spending account for health care costs

Seven paid holidays

Bereavement pay

Boot allowance

Certified Lumber Grader – Job Description

Cardin Forest Products is a family owned sawmill and kiln drying operation located

in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. We are currently seeking a candidate to fill a

hardwood lumber grading position in our kiln drying operation.

The ideal candidate will have:

•Been NHLA certified

•2 to 3 years of experience grading kiln dried hardwoods

Duties will include, but not be limited to the following:

•Grade and mark all lumber to be sorted according to NHLA rules/guidelines

and industry standards

•Communicate effectively with your team and other departments

•Adhere to all safety policies and perform tasks in a safe and responsible

manner

Required Qualifications:

•Minimum of one (1) year experience grading green and/or kiln dried domestic

lumber

•Must be NHLA trained or have equivalent knowledge.

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

duties assigned by Crew Leader

Position

•Full time position

•Company offers medical, dental, 401(k), and other benefit offerings

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions

are made without regard to sexual orientation, race, color, age, disability,

religion, national origin, citizenship status and creed.

Salary Negotiable

Reply to: Jeremy Ball

Cell: (423) 619-8056

Email: jball@cardinfp.com

HELP WANTED

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc. is a world-class, integrated, global

supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, flooring, molding

and millwork industries. We serve the industrial market segment

worldwide. We are searching for a candidate who is a team player

and who also enjoys challenging work.

Skills & Experience Required

The successful candidate must be NHLA certified or

equivalent experience, have the flexibility and ability to

work in a team-oriented, fast-paced work environment with

primary focus on personal and team safety behaviors. Good

work history and safety record with a strong desire to learn

are required.

•NHLA certification preferred or equivalent experience

•Exhibit high level of flexibility

•Excellent attendance record

•Excellent communication skills

•Team Player and Self-Starter

HARDWOOD LUMBER GRADER WANTED

Key Functions:

•Grading lumber according to NWH proprietary grades

•Maintaining grading accuracy in a fast-paced environment

•Working with QC on current grade guidelines

How to Apply

Send your resume to: ndy.starkey@nwhardwoods.com

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.

718 2nd Ave SW

Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650

253-568-6800

SERVICES

901.767.9126

or visit us at

www.hmr.com

Benchmark pricing and market

commentary on the North American

hardwood lumber industry.

Go online at hmr.com for a sample copy.

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

USNR 4TA30 Top Arbor Three Shifting Saw Edger

200 hp drive motor, includes unscrambler, control

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

for more information at 207-745-2223 or Jeff

at 207-342-5221.

Phone: (207) 342-5221

Fax: (207) 342-5201

PO Box 9, Ghent Road

Searsmont, ME 04973

Contact: Jenness Robbins

Lumber Grading is a critical skill and trade for the success of our

business. Come bring your skills to a company that values them

and is willing to help you develop them for your career success!

Salary & Benefits

•Competitive Compensation

•Sign on Bonus

•Relocation Bonus available

•Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

•401K w/ Company Match

•Paid Short Term Disability

•Paid Life Insurance

•Referral Bonus

•Employee Assistance Program

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Ask about our

FSC ® - certified

products

To: Anyone involved in the sawmill controls industry

SEEKING AN eLIMBS SPECIALIST

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

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

improve their business processes with the software.

Duties include

-Manage implementation projects, including system set up and configuration

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

-Help resolve client cases by gathering information and researching issues

-Create documentation to improve eLIMBS training resources

Qualifications

-Knowledge of the hardwood lumber industry and supply chain processes

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

-Strong logical and problem-solving skills

-The ability to positively represent DMSi/eLIMBS

Position Details

-Full-time position

-Ability to work from home or Omaha office

-Travel to customer locations required

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

Reply to Kevin Peterson (kpeterson@dmsi.com)

To: Anyone involved in the sawmill controls industry

FOR SALE

Dry Kiln Concentration Yard with 470,000 bdft Kiln Capacity

and 400,00 bdft Predryer Capacity

LOT – Western Pennsylvania

26.47 – acre industrial site

26.31 – acre wooded lot

70,000 sqft asphalt lot

100 x 80 vehicle lot

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

BUILDINGS:

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

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

60 x 130 Wood frame equipment building (stacker)

60 x 80 Steel building high storage (sawdust)

60 x 60 Wood frame equipment building (grading shed)

130 x 80 Coe steel building (predryer)

5 – 50,000 ft SII Kiln Building

2 – 40,000 ft Irvington Moore Kilns

2 – 80,000 ft Nardi Kilns

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

Block and wood structure.

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

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

gravel floor.

104,000 sqft Asphalt lot

OFFICE – Roughly 2,000 sqft working space.

11 Individual offices

2 large clerical offices

1 large conference room

Small kitchen

2 Restrooms

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

Our Classified

Advertising

Works!

FOR INFORMATION CALL:

800-844-1280

USED MACHINERY FOR SALE

●USNR 4TA30 Top Arbor Three Shifting

Saw Edger

●Infeed Landing Deck

●USNR – Lunden Cam Unscrambler

S/N 41419

●Even Ending Rolls

●Queuing Hooks (2) ahead of Scanner

●Queuing Hooks (2) after Scanner

●Edger Infeed Model 600 Maximizer

S/N 2951-A

●USNR 4TA30 Edger with 200 HP Arbor

Drive Motor

●Outfeed Belt with Shifting Edging Shears

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

Wide x 6’ to 16’ Long

●Saw Kerf .160” x Saw Plate .120”

●Two Hydraulic Units

●Water Mizer Oil Mist Guide System

●Set of Babbitt Guide Tools

Contact: Jenness Robbins

Cell: (207) 745-2223

Email: jenness57@gmail.com

ALL CLASSIFIED ADS MUST

BE PAID IN ADVANCE

$45.00 PER INCH

BLIND BOX NUMBER FEE: $10.00

DEADLINE: 30 DAYS

PRECEDING PUBLICATION MONTH

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

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

HELP WANTED

Snowbelt Hardwoods is seeking an experienced Hardwood Lumber KD Sales

Manager - Responsible for KD Sales of our production. Ideal candidate would

be positioned in Indiana/Ohio, Southern or Appalachian region of U.S. This

position is remote but will require travel to visit customers.

● Must have prior experience in the Hardwood Lumber industry

with proven track

● Must be proficient with computers, email, etc.

Commission only or Base plus commission – Compensation $$ can be discussed.

Great Health, Dental and Life insurance, plus Profit Sharing Plan,

Paid Holidays, and Vacation 1st Year.

Snow Country Hardwoods is seeking an experienced Hardwood Flooring Operations

& Sales Manager - Responsible for Flooring Operations & Sales of

our solid 3/4’’ strip flooring production. This position will be required to work

on site at our Hurley, WI facility with some travel required

● Must have prior experience in the Hardwood Flooring/Lumber industry

with proven track record of Operations and Sales

● Must be proficient with manufacturing, operations, inventory systems,

computers, email, etc.

Base plus commission - Compensation $$ can be discussed.

Great Health, Dental and Life insurance, plus Profit Sharing Plan, Paid Holidays,

and Vacation 1st Year.

For either position, please send resume to Brady Francois at:

bfrancois@snowbelthardwoods.com

HELP WANTED

Forester

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

seeking a full-time Forester/Forester Tech at our Pine Creek Lumber (Mill

Hall, PA) and WBL Hardwood (Nicktown, PA) locations. We prefer a 2-year

Associates degree in Forestry, knowledge of industry software & Microsoft experience.

In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong work ethic,

self-motivated and experience working in a team setting. A valid PA driver’s

license required. We offer competitive wages and some of the best benefits in

the area - health insurance, 401K, ESOP, vacation, etc.

If you are interested, please email your resume to Aimee Bowersox at

abowersox@bingamanlumber.com. E/O/E

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ADVERTISERS

INDEX

Getting the Details Right...

Quality lumber doesn’t just happen.

It starts with quality logs and precision sawing.

Abenaki Timber Corporation..................10

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

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

Anderson, Roy, Lumber

Company, Inc..........................................77

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

Automation & Electronics USA..............15

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

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

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

BID Group................................................13

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

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

Breeze Dried Inc.....................................12

Carbotech International.........................68

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continental Underwriters, Inc...............66

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

Corley Manufacturing Co..........................5

Cramer, W.M., Lumber Co.......................84

Cummings Lumber Co., Inc......................8

Deer Park Lumber, Inc............................71

Devereaux Sawmill, Inc..........................86

Distribution Management Systems, inc.

(DMSi)........................................................1

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

Fitzpatrick & Weller Inc..........................91

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

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

GF Hardwoods, Inc.................................78

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hermitage Hardwood

Lumber Sales, Inc...................................14

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

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

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

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

JoCo Lumber, Inc....................................89

JoeScan..................................................73

Jones, Ron, Hardwood Sales, Inc..........82

Josey Lumber Co., Inc............................89

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

Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co., Inc...........74

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

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

Kretz Lumber Co., Inc.............................69

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

Lewis Controls, Inc...................................5

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

Limbo......................................................84

Lumber Resources Inc...........................63

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

MacBeath Hardwood Company..............89

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

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

Matson Lumber Company.......................65

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

McDonough Manufacturing Company........

Mellott Manufacturing Co., Inc...............76

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

Merrick Hardwoods..................................7

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

MiCROTEC...............................................80

Middle Tennessee Lumber Co., Inc............

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

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

Mueller Bros. Timber, Inc.......................83

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

New River Hardwoods, Inc.....................11

North American Forest Foundation........88

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

NWH...................................................... IFC

Nyle Dry Kilns...........................................9

Oakcrest Lumber, Inc.............................90

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

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

Patrick Lumber Company.......................81

Paw Taw John Services, Inc..................87

Pennsylvania Hardwoods, LLC...............75

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual

Insurance Company................................62

Peterson, Keith D., & Co., Inc................91

Pike Lumber Co., Inc............................IBC

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

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

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

Railway Tie Association.........................88

Ram Forest Products, Inc.......................72

Real American Hardwood Coalition.........4

Robinson Lumber Company........................

Rosenberry, Carl, & Sons,

Lumber, Inc.............................................85

Sawmill MD...............................................6

SII Dry Kilns............................................19

Sirianni Hardwoods, Inc.........................67

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TMX Shipping Co., Inc............................64

Tropical Forest Products............... 48 & 49

TS Manufacturing.................................. BC

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

USNR.......................................................79

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

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

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

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

Wood-Mizer, LLC......................................70

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

Checking lumber thickness along with inspectors at every

machine center guarantees consistent manufacture and grade.

®

That’s what separates Pike Brand ® Hardwoods

from all the rest. Getting the details right!

AKRON, INDIANA • U.S.A.

P: 800.356.4554

F: 574.893.7400

sales@pikelumber.com

www.pikelumber.com

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