National Hardwood Lumber Association 

Strong Roots. Global Reach.

The National Hardwood Lumber Association
North America’s largest hardwood trade association.
Serving the industry since 1898.

NHLA is committed to providing its members with the resources needed to drive business, market share, and industry visibility. From standards and guidelines to lobbying efforts, marketing services, and more, NHLA strives for new heights of collaborative excellence. We are not only the premier North American hardwood trade association, but we are also the founder, keeper, and educator of the NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading Rules and the unified voice of the hardwood industry. 


Come GROW with US! Join hundreds of hardwood industry companies who are committed to furthering the hardwood industry as a renewable and sustainable resource, contributing to the overall quality of everyday life for ALL.

NHLA Services

NHLA provides uniquely designed services that help hardwood companies solve their top business challenges. Our team of experts has the experience and knowledge to identify and solve your unique issues. Explore the services and programs we offer.


Meet us in St. Louis! Join us in the "Show Me" State at the 2024 NHLA Annual Convention, October 2-4, 2024, in St. Louis, MO. 


The NHLA Calendar includes educational courses developed specifically for the hardwood industry, industry events and affiliated group meetings.

NHLA Member of the Month

We are proud to recognize Newman Lumber Company as our Member of the Month. Thank you for an incredible 48 years of membership!


The Latest News From NHLA

NHLA takes great pride in providing members with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their companies.
Read-up on all the latest happenings in the Association, the Hardwood Industry, and how NHLA is advocating for members today.

Networking opportunities in the forest industry and lumber industry
July 7, 2024
Opportunity Awaits: October 2-4 in St. Louis, Missouri This year, the single largest […]
NHLA News Alert
June 19, 2024
NHLA Announces Partnership with Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between the National Hardwood […]
Rules Corner written by Dana Spessert in the June 2024 edition of Hardwood Matters
June 5, 2024
The Veil of Stain:Sap, Fungal, Log and Blue
This month let’s discuss stain. Spring is the time for rain and staining […]
Rooted in Innovation: Navigating the Future of Hardwood Markets By BRENNAH HUTCHISON for the June 2024 edition of Hardwood Matters published by the National Hardwood :umber Association
June 5, 2024
Rooted in Innovation: Navigating the Future of Hardwood Markets
In the heart of the hardwood industry lies a challenge that transcends mere […]
WAITING ON A TAX BILL By DANA COLE, Executive Director of the Hardwood Federation Legislative Log in the June 2024 edition of Hardwood Matters
June 5, 2024
Waiting on a Tax Bill
2024 from a tax policy perspective—started well. In a rare show of bipartisanship, […]
Membership Matters June 24 Hardwood Matters written by Chief Development Officer John Hester
June 5, 2024
NHLA Pushes the Design Community Forward
I absolutely love quotes. It’s amazing how someone has al-ready eloquently said what […]

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