Meridien Hardwoods — Full Steam Ahead

Pittsfield, PA—Located 40 miles east of Erie, PA, Meridien Hardwoods supplies all grades and thicknesses of Hardwood lumber in Walnut, Cherry, Hard and Soft Maple, Red Oak, Ash and Poplar. The company’s customer base includes distribution yards and furniture, kitchen cabinet and architectural millwork manufacturers. Keeping up with the needs of an ever-changing Hardwood lumber […]

Lake States Business Trends – April 23

In the Lake States region, a sawmill spokesman said he has seen an uptick in his company’s business. Other lumbermen, at the time they were interviewed, indicated strength in lumber sales mixed with weakness. A sawmill representative in Illinois stated, “I sense a slight improvement in our business activity compared to the fourth quarter of […]

IHLA Expands Exhibit Hall 15 Percent, Welcomes 1,200 Attendees

Indianapolis, IN–The 125th anniversary of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA) Annual Convention and Exposition was held here recently at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Approximately 1,200 people were in attendance. The IHLA reported that it expanded the exhibit hall by more than 15 percent for this year’s event. Numerous speakers also gave presentations with an […]

Northeast Business Trends – April 23

Across the Northeast region there are mixed opinions, at the time of this writing, on how the market is going with some sources saying that the weather is making it hard for them to get logs and others saying that their sales are doing pretty well. In Pennsylvania a sawmill representative said, “There is very […]

What’s New With The SCMA in 2023

The Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association (SCMA) recently gathered for its 2023 Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee. At the two-day event, held March 21–22 in conjunction with the Hardwood Manufacturers Association’s National Conference and Expo, members and promotion sponsors were updated on SCMA activities, previewed upcoming projects, elected officers, and enjoyed a […]

Allegheny Wood Products Hosts U.S. House Of Representatives Ways And Means Committee

Petersburg, WV—Allegheny Wood Products (AWP), located here, recently hosted members of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee at the Petersburg Dry Kiln Facility. West Virginia Congresswoman Carol Miller, AWP President John Crites II and Phyllis Cole of AWP government relations, were all instrumental in the committee choosing AWP Petersburg as the site […]

Southeast Business Trends – April 23

Throughout the Southeast region sources agreed, that at the time of this writing, sales were doing well. In Mississippi a lumber salesman said that while they have been doing pretty well the past few weeks, they are doing worse than they were six months ago. “We are having a hard time getting logs. It’s been […]


Natural Connections was presented at Matadero Madrid as part ofMadrid Design Festival 2023. With the aim of connecting material and people in a personal, conscious and nature-focused way, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has invited leading Spanish designers Inma Bermúdez and Moritz Krefter (Studio Inma Bermúdez), Jorge Penadés and Alvaro Catalán de Ocón to […]

Cabinets, Carbon And Consumers Highlight AHMI Meeting; Improved Cabinet Sales Forecast For 2024

Ponte Vedra, FL–A great crowd heard about cabinets, carbon and consumers at the 2023 Annual Meeting of Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. (AHMI) at The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, located here. The 95th anniversary meeting began with a prospective on the cabinet industry from a 117-year-old domestic cabinet manufacturing company. Edwin Underwood, Chief Executive Officer […]

West Coast Business Trends – April 23

On the West Coast, lumbermen rated their markets from “pretty slow” to “order-to-order” to “strong” at the time of these interviews. In Washington, a lumber provider said his business activity was “pretty slow.” He said the previous month was “pretty good. Many companies had lowered their inventories earlier” and had made up for that the […]