NHLA National Inspectors are located around the U.S. and Canada in order to better reach our members and the hardwood industry. Meet your local National Inspector today!
“It’s been an honor and eye-opening experience to have inspectors from the NHLA in our mill for In-House Training to fine tune our production. To say we’ve learned a lot is an understatement. The wealth of knowledge NHLA Inspectors have in this industry is remarkable. From our steel toes on up, we sincerely thank NHLA for taking the time to work with us and helping us increase our services in producing quality lumber.”
— Member from Stilwell, Kansas
“We make sure that our lumber is NHLA grade certified because walnut is much different than other species. Black Walnut makes up 3% or less of the hardwood forests in North America. Because of that, not everyone knows how it is graded. The certification gives the customer a sense of security knowing that they are getting what they paid for, that the lumber will meet or exceed the requirements of the grade. So that separates us, we think from most of our competition.”
–Bucky Pescaglia, President of MO PAC Lumber Company
Production Yield Analysis
“Harold White Lumber was proud to participate in one of the greatest programs NHLA has ever offered: Operations Management. The in-depth comprehensive study uncovered substantial areas for our sawmill to improve overall yield and reduce manufacturing costs. Our entire log and sawmill team was completely on board. I have the highest praise for the NHLA team. Their wealth of knowledge and problem solving was amazing.
This is a program that mills can’t afford to miss. In less than 2 weeks production, I will more than make up the cost of the study and affect my bottom line annually over $500,000! WTG NHLA!”
Ray White, Harold White Lumber
I had the NHLA team visit our mill and their work was amazing. They did several different analysis and looked to see that we were sawing a consistent uniform thickness, they looked at the saw kerf, whether we were upgrading for maximum value, and how we were marketing our secondaries. Since NHLA visited, we have improved our yields, and that has added to our bottom line!
— Michael F. Powers, Executive VP of Maley & Wertz, Inc., Kirkham Hardwoods, Inc., & Hardwoods Trucking, Inc.