As a member of NHLA, you are part of the oldest and largest hardwood association, representing all sectors of the industry. NHLA offers members the opportunity to make new industry contacts and strengthen business relationships; connect with buyers and sellers from around the world; training and resources to help your business prosper and avenues to help promote and market your business.
Membership in NHLA provides the tools necessary to succeed in a competitive global economy now and in the future.
- Networking & Marketing
- The Rules
- NHLA Services
EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
Membership in NHLA exposes your company to thousands of decision-makers and industry influencers, links your business to the global hardwood industry, and provides you the opportunity to grow your customer base and your bottom-line.
NHLA ONLINE COMMUNITY
Interacting and networking with other members is not limited to the Annual Convention. Through the NHLA online community, NHLA members and industry friends can connect, discuss, share, and promote. Outlets include the NHLA Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
EXPERIENCE INSTANT CREDIBILITY
Strengthen your sales calls and gain recognition within the industry that other associations cannot provide when you become a member of NHLA. As a member, you have the exclusive right to use the NHLA logo on all of your company marketing vehicles, website, advertisements, etc.
GROW YOUR BRAND WITH NHLA
NHLA has multiple venues for you to market your business to the global hardwood community. We offer digital, print, and social marketing opportunities as well as sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at our annual convention.
ADVOCATE ON YOUR BEHALF
NHLA is proud to advocate on our members’ behalf in Washington, D.C. through its partnership and support of the Hardwood Federation. As the Federation’s largest contributor, NHLA donates 10% of membership dues annually. Over the last 5 years, NHLA and its members have contributed more than $920,000 to support the work of the Hardwood Federation.
NHLA provides relevant and timely information to our membership. We publish a monthly members-only magazine – Hardwood Matters and a bi-monthly E-newsletter – Hardwire. Additionally, NHLA has a robust website and a strong social media following on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
The NHLA Member Directory lists all members in an interactive list that works on a desktop, tablet, or mobile phone. Attributes of the Member Directory include web and email links, one-click calling, and all information is updated monthly.
NHLA also provides exclusive advertising and marketing opportunities to Members Only.
The NHLA hardwood lumber grading Rules are the foundation of the uniform system of trade for hardwood lumber and give North American hardwoods a competitive advantage. To stay timely and relevant the NHLA Rules are evaluated every four years. Only NHLA Active Category Members are allowed to vote on Rules Changes. The rules change process is an integral part of being a member.
COLLABORATION BENEFITS ALL
A strong hardwood industry is a benefit to everyone, and NHLA believes collaboration is a key force in promoting and addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the hardwood industry. Whether lobbying for better forest management with the Hardwood Federation, creating new promotional opportunities by donating to the first domestic Hardwood CLT project or advancing the sustainability of hardwoods with our partners at the American Hardwood Export Council, cooperation strengthens the status of the North American hardwood industry worldwide.
For more than 120 years, NHLA has been serving the hardwood industry. We help our members achieve profitability and solve their top business challenges with data-driven expert advice and hands-on training. We have a team of National Inspectors who have more than 200 years of combined experience. This team executes our programs, services, and training to keep your business prosperous.
NHLA’s educational programming is developed specifically for the hardwood industry. We offer programs to propel your individual career as well as programs that will contribute to the overall success and profitability of your company.
PROVE YOUR BUSINESS IS SUSTAINABLE
The National Hardwood Lumber Association offers members a Sustainability Verification Certificate (SVC) to help you answer questions regarding the sustainability of North American hardwoods.
Produced in collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), this certificate is designed to be given to your customers as documentation of North American hardwood sustainability. It shows that NHLA and its members are committed to the sustainability, education, and advocacy of North American Hardwoods.
The sustainability of North American hardwoods has been documented and supported by several scientific and academic reports and independent and government agencies.
The SVC is reissued via email and traditional mail to NHLA members in good standing once a year.
If you are a member in need of an SVC please contact the membership department at [email protected] or call 901-377-1818.