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.

November 22, 2023
Thanksgiving at NHLA
NHLA offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, […]
November 16, 2023
The Hidden Potential of Urban Wood
Did you know? When a tree in a city, town, neighborhood, or rural […]
Newman lumber 3
November 9, 2023
Newman Lumber Company- Member of the Month
Based in Gulfport, Mississippi, Newman Lumber Company is a family-owned business that provides […]
Patrick Lumber
November 1, 2023
NHLA Member Patrick Lumber Manufacturing Receives a $1 Million Grant
Patrick Lumber Manufacturing (PLM) has begun work to add a sawmill at its […]
Hull Forest Products
October 12, 2023
Hull Forest Products – Member of the Month
NHLA is proud to recognize Hull Forest Products as our Member of the […]
September 19, 2023
Wood Tie Grading – Checks and Splits
Wood ties and timbers used on our nation’s railroad infrastructure support freight and […]

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