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Category: American Hardwood

Grown In Seconds, A New Website Launched By AHEC, Demonstrates Sustainability of American Timber

To illustrate the sustainability of American hardwoods, a new interactive platform: Grown in Seconds , has been launched by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) to show how swiftly wood used for a variety of projects regrows naturally in American forests. Supported by environmental consultants ThinkStep .  AHEC aims to promote a better understanding of the true environmental benefits of using American hardwoods in design and manufacture. The new platform, Grown in Seconds, uses... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 0 comments
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AHEC Announces Plans for 2016

Plans by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) are now in place for the whole Asian region. The U.S. hardwood industry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture believe that the consumption of American hardwoods in Asia can be further increased by continuing to develop market promotion and related activities over the next few years. Their long term goal is to raise the profile of hardwoods from the vast sustainably managed forests of the USA among overseas manufacturers of furniture,... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 0 comments
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Keynote Speaker Stuns with Inspirational Speech at 178th Inspector Training School Graduation

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – Commencement exercises for the 178th class of the NHLA Inspector Training School were held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 with twenty-five students completing the program. The graduates included sixteen members of the traditional course and eight from the Progressive Program. Eric Porter, of Abenaki Timber Corporation and graduate of the School, delivered an inspirational message to a room filled to capacity. See the full speech below: ... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | 0 comments
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Hardwood And Music Ingrained In This City

The Commercial Appeal- Ted Evanoff- August 23, 2015- Interesting mail has arrived the past couple weeks touching on Memphians’ propensity to live in the past, the rivalry with Nashville and, yes, the National Hardwood Lumber Association. We’ll start in the woods. Asked a reader: “Why are these lumber people here anyway?” Well, I like the past so I’ll answer like this: Hardly anyone alive today remembers when a dozen sawmills roared in Memphis, traders sold off 100,000 mules a year and hardwood... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Monday, August 24, 2015 | 0 comments
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China Has Been Good For Memphis

Ted Evanoff- The Commercial Appeal- Memphis, Tennessee- You could tune out what happened in Beijing this week as a distant storm, except Memphis is an international trade town. Thousands of Memphians make a living by handling, tracking, scheduling and hauling tons of merchandise coming in daily from China.And, suddenly and without warning, China’s government devalued the yuan. Quickly, investors punished the American stock markets, sensing a cheaper yuan would spur Chinese exports and, in turn,... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | 0 comments
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