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Member Spotlight | Tropical Forest Products The kitchen table serves as more than just a place for family meals. It is the hub of the home — a place where important family conversations happen, where visiting friends gravitate to socialize, where projects, budgeting, and homework take place. And for Jordan Dery, the founder of […]
–by Dana Spessert, NHLA Chief Inspector . Over the years, there have been numerous studies on soft maple and other species that show signs of impact staining, often times referred to as “bruising”. This impact staining is a form of oxidative stain, which in many cases is not easily identifiable when the board is rough […]
ATTENTION Exporters of Ash Lumber to the European Union, NHLA has received an important notice from USDA-APHIS and the European Union. NHLA was officially notified today (December 18, 2018), that the rules for shipping Ash lumber originating from the United States has changed. Effective Today…the only approved option for exporting Ash lumber to the EU […]
Darwin Murray of McClain Forest Products in West Plains, Missouri became the new president of the National Hardwood Lumber Association at the NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase on October 4, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. Over the last two years, Murray served on the Executive Committee as vice president. He has been a member […]
Uber announced today that its self-driving trucks have been operating in Arizona for the last couple of months.
What is your favorite aspect of your job? My favorite aspect of grading lumber was always the fact that no two boards, like people, were the same. Each board coming from a similar source was unique in its own way. And my favorite aspect of my current position is timber management and supplying cut logs […]
We often hear owners say they want to transfer their businesses to third-party buyers when they first encounter the concept of Exit Planning. However, we’ve observed that in many completed Exit Plans, owners actually choose to transfer their businesses to employees.
In an effort to enhance awareness around using wood as an innovative building material, The United States Forest Service awarded Boston based architectural firm, IKD, $250,000 to fund the construction of the first hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) project in the United States.