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2016 - National Hardwood Lumber Association Board of Managers Elects New Leadership

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The National Hardwood Lumber Association elected two new officers and eight new board members during the 2016 NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase in Washington, DC. The new members were sworn in on October 7, 2016 during the Friday Business Session.  Brent Stief of Huron Forest Products, Inc. in Alliston, Ontario was elected to serve as president of NHLA. Darwin Murray of McClain Forest Products in West Plains, Missouri will serve as NHLA vice... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 1 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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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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Increase in Hardwood Imports Signals Recovery

Sun Star CEBU-June 23, 2015- Liberty A. Pinili--PHILIPPINE imports of American hardwood jumped 100 percent in 2014, signalling improving prospects for the export furniture manufacturing industry in Cebu. Data from the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) reveal that total exports of hardwood lumber to the Philippines reached 1,731 cubic meters, valued at $1.2 million in 2014, a growth of almost 100 percent from 2013, which was only 867 cubic meters at $676,187. Highest in Asian ... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | 0 comments
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Swap steel, concrete, and brick for wood – wooden buildings are cheaper and cleaner

Architecture Design - April 2015- Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it would be better if we built buildings from wood than from concrete, brick, aluminium and steel. We use millions of tonnes of these modern materials every year. They have many valuable properties, but are energy-intensive to create, accounting for around 16% of the entire planets' fossil fuel production. Instead we could be using wood, which is also strong, renewable, and plentiful – we use only a fraction of the world’s... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Friday, April 24, 2015 | 3 comments
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