Industry Resources

Hardwood Industry Research & Job Resources

Here, you can find resources that are intended to serve as an informational toolbox for anyone interested in learning more about North American hardwoods and the hardwood industry.

About These Resources

Use these resources to discover information related to the industry’s impact on the U.S. economy, emerging trends, hardwood sustainability, research, and more. Can’t find what you need or have a resource that we should add? Drop us a line at 901-377-1818.


North American hardwoods have been proven many times over to be naturally renewable, biodegradable, and sustainable. Learn more about how you can support the sustainability
of hardwoods.

Issues and Advocacy

NHLA’s commitment to representing our members’ interest in Washington, D.C., began more than 120 years ago with the creation of the NHLA Rules. Today, NHLA is proud to advocate on our members’ behalf in Washington, D.C.

Real American Hardwood

The Real American Hardwood Coalition (RAHC) is a voluntary industry-wide domestic promotion initiative developed by industry associations and directed by their executive directors. Learn more about RAHC here.

Career Center

As a benefit of membership, NHLA members have exclusive access to post any open positions within their companies to the NHLA Career Center at no cost. View and submit jobs to the NHLA Career Center. 

NHLA Grading Rules

The NHLA Grading Rules were developed in 1898 to create stability in trade and uniformity in the grading of North American hardwood lumber. Learn more and access the NHLA Grading Rules.

Industry Links & Partners

Learn more about our partners in the hardwood lumber and wood products industry nationally and internationally.

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