Ledinek deliveres equipment for Stora Enso’s CLT plant in Ždirec

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Fellowship Of Christian Lumbermen Hold End-Of-Year Meeting

Cleveland, OH–The Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen (FCL) welcomed members to a meeting here at the Huntington Convention Center in conjunction with the National Hardwood Lumber Association Convention and Exhibit Showcase. The FCL exists, according to their website, to encourage and support one another with the following purposes: •To be a group of people united by […]

Rossi Group Hosts Reception

Cleveland, OH–The Rossi Group, headquartered in Cromwell, CT, recently welcomed guests to a reception here at the Huntington Convention Center in conjunction with the National Hardwood Lumber Association Convention and Exhibit Showcase. Rossi Group has been helping customers navigate the complexities of the Hardwood industry for nearly a century, according to the company’s website. Rossi […]

AWMA Discusses Ways To Promote Walnut, Especially Abroad

Cleveland, OH–The American Walnut Manufacturers Association (AWMA) met here in conjunction with the National Hardwood Lumber Association convention recently to conduct their bi-annual membership meeting of the association. A primary discussion point was the concern for continuing declines in both green and kiln-dried lumber pricing. The entire membership is faced with declining pricing but demand […]

Lake States Business Trends – December 2022

In the Lake States, lumber providers are facing challenges. Some lumbermen are doing well, despite the difficulties. One of them said, “I think things are just fine.” In the case of another lumber provider, it’s not going so well. In Indiana, one lumber representative said, “The RV industry has pretty much collapsed. They are now […]

Northeast Business Trends – December 2022

Across the Northeast region sources said, at the time of this writing, that the market hasn’t been doing well, and they are worried about where the market will land once it starts to level out. In Pennsylvania, a sawmill representative said that the market is proving to be very challenging right now, and that it’s […]

Building Lifetime Tables At A.E. Schmidt Billiards

St. Louis, MO—Schmidt Billiards, based here, manufactures pool tables and shuffleboards. The company purchases an estimated 100,000 board feet annually in Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Maple and Quartersawn Oak (Select and Better, 4/4 through 8/4). In an industry that is filled with imports, A.E. Schmidt proudly builds its tables in the USA. The factory uses the […]

Southeast Business Trends – December 2022

Across the Southeast, sources unanimously said that the market is much slower than it was six months ago. Many of the sources point towards inflation and rising interest rates for some of the reasons that the market has slowed. A lumber spokeswoman in Arkansas said that the market has slowed down not just in the […]

West Coast Business Trends – December 2022

Sales of Hardwood lumber are not going great guns on the West Coast, but lumber is still moving. An Oregon lumberman stated, “The market has been steady. We are seeing prices drop. So, that’s the challenge: No one wants to get stuck with high-dollar inventory. I think the key is: we were fighting for product […]

At Fall Meeting, CHB Describes Promotional Efforts Through 2023

Cleveland, OH–The 2022 Fall Meeting of the Canadian Hardwood Bureau (CHB) was held here at the recent National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) convention with 40 delegates attending. The guest speaker was Michael Snow, executive director of the American Hardwood Export Council, whose presentation was entitled “Hardwood Exports in a Changed World.” The group was also […]