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.


Is it Lou-E-ville or Lull-Vulle? However, you say it, the 2023 NHLA Annual Convention will be better because YOU are there. Join us October 4-6, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky.


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

NHLA Member of the Month

NHLA is proud to recognize Corley Manufacturing Co. as our Member of the Month! Thank you for 49 years of membership!

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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.

September 19, 2023
Wood Tie Grading – Checks and Splits
Wood ties and timbers used on our nation’s railroad infrastructure support freight and […]
The leadership at Eagle Machinery & Supply.
September 18, 2023
Empowering Excellence: Eagle Machinery & Supply, Inc.
Grizzly Bear
September 14, 2023
Facing Problems Head-On
Can I tell you a funny story? I faced a grizzle bear once. […]
September 7, 2023
Corley Manufacturing Company – Member of the Month!
Corley Manufacturing Co. joined NHLA in 1974, the first year of the Sustaining […]
Rules-Corner (1)
August 14, 2023
Mitigating Litigation with the NHLA Sales Code
Over the past month, I have been made aware of a couple of […]
August 14, 2023
Saying “Yes” to Building Success
You’ve probably heard of the “Say Yes” concept, which proposes that you’ll find […]

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Get in touch with the National Hardwood Lumber Association and join our vibrant community of hardwood industry professionals, enthusiasts, and partners. We’re excited to connect with you and shape the future of the hardwood industry together!