Northeast trends 

Throughout the Northeast region lumber sources weren’t able to come to a consensus as to how the market was faring, with one source noting that “some products are up and while other products are down.”  In Maryland a sawmill representative noted that when it comes to how his grade lumber is selling, White Oak continues […]

West Coast Business Trends

Recently, lumber sales on the West Coast were not going gang-busters, as reflected in interviews, but in some places, there were indications of strength. For example, a lumber sales spokesman in California noted that sales were “order-to-order, but steady. You can talk to a guy two days ago; then he wants the lumber now.” Customers […]

Ontario Trends

The winter weather was milder with less snowfall in certain areas, thus affecting logging activity levels. As well, markets have contracted, causing limited timber sales and putting a strain on logging operations to operate efficiently and make a profit. Finding adequate logs to process was another factor. With the low sawmill production and steady demand […]

In Memoriam  

Surrounded by family, Wendell Cramer passed away peacefully on March 3, 2024. He was born to the late Cassian Peter Cramer and Lillian Bresnahan Cramer in Butler, PA. After attending Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV, Wendell served three years in the army. With a passion for flying, he obtained his pilot’s license during […]

AHMI Enjoys Florida’s Landscape For Annual Meeting

The 2024 annual meeting of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. (AHMI) was recently held at The Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL, with approximately 120 members and guests treated to more than two full days of networking, business, educational and leisure opportunities. The AHMI business presentations included: InventWood Makes Poplar Truly Hard – A Maryland […]

Robust Walnut Activity Discussed At AWMA Meeting

Members of the American Walnut Manufacturers Association (AWMA) met in Indianapolis, IN, at the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermens Association’s Convention recently to conduct business on behalf of the Association.   Members reported that the Walnut business – green lumber, KD lumber and logs – is robust and most products are steadily moving. Competition for logs is stiff and […]

Lake States Trends 

Contacts in the Lake States region accounted for average Hardwood activity, with many stating they expect supply shortages in the coming months.  An Indiana Hardwood supplier said, “Business activity for us and our customers has been slow. Market conditions are better than last quarter, but things are still slow.” The source specializes in the production […]

Cypress Promotion In 2024

Late last month, members of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association (SCMA), along with promotion sponsors, gathered for the association’s 2024 Annual Meeting at The Charleston Place in Charleston, South Carolina. The event was held in conjunction with the Hardwood Manufacturers Association’s 2024 National Conference and Expo held at the luxury hotel. Attendees were briefed on […]

FCL Hears How Prison Ministry Changes Lives

The Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen (FCL) recently learned how God has opened a door to ministry for one member. The remarks came at the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association 2024 Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  The men participated in singing worship songs led by Nate Phillips of GL Beaumont Hardwoods. FCL Board member Rob McCarthy of Northwest Hardwoods […]

Solid White Oak Resort and Specialty Beach Products at H&T Chair Co. Inc. 

“We wanted a product that would last in all of the outdoor elements.White Oak doesn’t mind a harsh environment. It’s an amazing wood. I have chairs in the concession market that are literally over 40 years old and are still being used on the big rush holidays.” ~ Rick Todd, Owner, H & T Chair […]