Share Your Experience In The Environment

My three oldest kids (18, 20, and 22) are out of the house now. You would think that would mean more free time and an easier life. But somehow, they keep coming to my wife Sariah and me to solve problems for them as they learn about the bureaucracy of real life. Of course, when […]

With Industry Support, We Can Build A Certification System That Works For You

If you’ve attended industry events in the last six months, you might have heard about Sustainable Hardwood Certification (SHC). This program is an effort from the American Hardwood Export Council to create a cost-effective solution to verify the sustainability of American Hardwoods and maximize market opportunities for our Hardwood products. The SHC website is now […]

“Make It Happen” At NWFA 2023 Expo In Milwaukee!

It has been three years since the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) had plans to hold its annual Wood Flooring Expo in Milwaukee, but just a little more than a month before the show was to start, the NWFA was forced to cancel the event due to the Coronavirus. Our staff quickly pivoted and was […]

New Year, Same Commitment

By Ashley Amidon, Executive Director, International Wood Products Association A new year is always a popular time to make a resolution – start a new diet, exercise more, maybe finally pick up that copy of War & Peace you bought three years ago when you promised to read more and watch Netflix less. Yet study […]

Be A Real Family And Love Each Other

By Dallin Brooks, Executive Director, National Hardwood Lumber Assoc. Being a middle child in a big, blended family, with 9 siblings, as well as being a Canadian, I know what it is like to be the forgotten child or the little brother. You are constantly looking for attention. You want to be included, even when […]

Wood Floors Improve Indoor Air Quality

When the Real American Hardwood Coalition (RAHC) conducted research to identify consumer awareness about real wood products, the data confirmed that there is a lot of confusion about what is and is not real wood. Fortunately, the data also showed that consumers overwhelmingly preferred real wood over wood lookalike products, which presents an opportunity for […]

West Coast Business Trends – February 2023

Assessments of Hardwood lumber markets on the West Coast are mixed. It’s either “strong,” “barely fair” or “steady,” depending on which lumberman you’re listening to. “I’d say business is still strong,” said a lumber provider in Oregon. “In terms of species, Walnut and White Oak are selling well for us.” Compared to not so long […]

2023 AHEC Events And Pavilions Are Opportunities To Connect With Customers And Find New Buyers

Webinars and Zoom calls have let us meet virtually with anyone in the world from the comfort of our home office, but as any sales rep will tell you, there’s just no substitute for meeting with potential customers in person. After a much more normal year of travel in 2022, The American Hardwood Export Council […]

Calling All Hardwood Industry Stakeholders!

HMA’s National Conference and Expo 2023 is just around the corner, and for the next six weeks, it’s full steam ahead for our March 22-24 event at the JW Marriott Nashville. If your name is missing from the most current registration list, you can change that, because this is the HMA event that is open […]

Learn, Lead And Grow With NAWLA In 2023

Happy New Year from your friends at NAWLA! NAWLA is excited to be planning a series of events in 2023 that are designed to help connect members and solve common industry challenges together – beginning with NAWLA’s annual Leadership Summit in March. NAWLA 2023 Leadership Summit is Fast-Approaching Taking place March 12-14 in Palm Desert, […]