National Hardwood Lumber Association

NHLA is a trade association representing the hardwood industry from the forest to beyond. Keeper and Teacher of the Grading Rules.

International trade association supporting the North American hardwood industry within the global hardwood community. The National Hardwood Lumber Association is also headquarters to the NHLA Inspector Training School (ITS). The ITS program teaches the rules and application of the NHLA hardwood lumber grading system and prepares students for a career in the hardwood lumber industry. Since its founding, the School has graduated more than 7,100 students from around the world.

Operating as usual

05/08/2024

We kicked off the Hardwood Summit today with a hardwood industry needs workshop tour of Classic American Hardwoods, Inc. and Urban Wood! With representatives from every sector of the hardwood industry by our side, we're excited to delve deep into the core needs, challenges, and opportunities that define our sector.

05/08/2024

Join us June 10-13 in Millersburg, Ohio for a 4-day Introduction to Grading Hardwood Lumber! Led by National Inspector Mark Depp, this course is perfect for yardmen, sawyers, sales teams, and management. Register now before it's too late: https://ow.ly/cUGU50RirCE

05/07/2024

Join us in celebrating the remarkable milestones of our members! From Patterson Lumber Co.'s impressive 75 years of dedication to Corley Manufacturing Co.'s century-long legacy of reliability, each milestone reflects a rich history of excellence and innovation in the hardwood industry. Discover the stories behind these milestones and how they've shaped our industry: https://ow.ly/zWsA50Rv0Vb

05/06/2024

This summer, we're taking the Inspector Training School on the road! Our experts are coming to YOU in North Carolina - no need to take the long trip to Memphis. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get top-notch training close to home: https://ow.ly/UuTB50RmraY

05/05/2024

Join us in celebrating our May milestone members! Each of these organizations has been instrumental in not just the growth and prosperity of our Association - but the entire hardwood industry as well. We're looking forward to many more years together! 🌿

Photos from Real American Hardwood's post 05/04/2024
05/04/2024

Ready to level up your hardwood lumber knowledge? Join us in Franklin, PA from July 23-25 for an immersive course with Ron Jones Hardwood Sales. Whether you're a yardman, sawyer, part of the sales team, or in management, this opportunity is highly valuable for you! Learn more & register: https://ow.ly/z0HY50RiqBs

05/03/2024

🚨 New EPA regulations could spell trouble for the wood products sector! Explore the latest news from Dana Cole, Executive Director of the Hardwood Federation, to uncover how tighter air quality standards may impact compliance costs and industry operations. Don't miss out on essential insights: https://ow.ly/AlvJ50Rff4J

Back To School, NHLA 05/02/2024

Don't miss out on Logger Wade's latest video! Get an inside look at his experience coming back to class at the Inspector Training School and hear all about the history of our HQ: https://ow.ly/Yiuj50Rv5RO

Back To School, NHLA Had to go back to school to learn some tips on how to control the process of making lumber with less waste. Thanks to National Hardwood Lumber association N...

05/02/2024

Promoting your job openings doesn't have to be expensive! NHLA Members - did you know that you can post any open positions on the NHLA Career Center for FREE? We promote your jobs totally free online and in print. Learn more: https://ow.ly/lfW150RiyWB

Photos from Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods's post 05/01/2024

Real American hardwood never fails to impress!

05/01/2024

Don't miss out on the ultimate networking powerhouse! Secure your spot at the 2024 NHLA Convention & Exhibit Showcase to experience unforgettable moments, soak up valuable education, and get face-to-face with industry leaders all in one place. Take advantage of our early bird discounts: https://ow.ly/RQBF50RnaUI

04/30/2024

Dive into the ever-changing world of hardwood markets with NHLA Chairman Jon Syre! From export challenges to social media strategies, they're tackling it all to keep our industry ahead of the curve. Join the conversation and let your voice be heard: https://ow.ly/kmwZ50Rfgp1

Photos from National Hardwood Lumber Association's post 04/30/2024

Chief Inspector Dana Spessert has been representing NHLA in Indonesia this past week. We are very appreciative of AHEC and the Indonesia Furniture and Handicraft Association for hosting Dana's seminars, allowing him to shed light on the importance of the NHLA Grading Rules and why North American hardwoods are the best choice! 🌳

04/29/2024

Help us extend a warm welcome to Brandon Musso, the newest addition to the NHLA team! As our new Member Services Advisor, Brandon will collaborate closely with our Chief Development Officer John Hester to bolster our membership community. We're so excited to welcome Brandon to our team and the hardwood industry! 🌳👏

04/28/2024

The Inspector Training School is coming to you this summer, PA! This course offers a blend of hands-on training, in-class lectures, group study, and personalized instruction led by our expert Instructor Roman Matyushchenko.

But that's not all – here's the best part: Pennsylvania residents who successfully complete the program are eligible for a 50% tuition reimbursement through the PA DOA Grant! Learn more & register: https://ow.ly/UOkq50RmrI4

04/28/2024

Unlocking the potential of urban wood: a hidden gem in sustainability! Join us on a journey through the importance of urban forestry and the untapped resource it holds for the hardwood industry. Dive into the conversation with NHLA Executive Director Dallin Brooks: https://ow.ly/rJbQ50RffyS

04/27/2024

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to our community of hardwood industry leaders! We can't wait to embark on this journey together, exchanging knowledge, and fostering growth in the hardwood sector.

04/26/2024

Let's give a round of applause for Roman as he celebrates another incredible year with NHLA! As the Instructor of the NHLA Inspector Training School & Associate Dean, Roman's dedication and expertise have been invaluable. Here's to many more years of success and growth together!

04/26/2024

We would like to give a huge thank you to Walnut Creek Timbers in Livingston, TN for their very generous donation to the Inspector Training School! We also want to give a shout out to AHC Clarksville for drying it and HBR Lumber in Ashland City for delivering the lumber to our HQ in Memphis. We're deeply grateful to belong to a community that champions our students' education and success.

04/25/2024

Let's unite for a stronger timber industry! It's time to move beyond division and stand together as allies. Read Scott Dane's powerful call for collaboration: https://ow.ly/f6Th50RffQU

04/25/2024

Please join us in celebrating our Controller Desiree Freeman's birthday with us today! Leave your well wishes in the comments below. 🎉

04/24/2024

We're wrapping up our spring board meeting, and what a journey it's been! From insightful discussions to creative brainstorming, our board members have shown unwavering dedication to growing not just our Association, but the entire hardwood industry. Huge thanks to each member for their tireless efforts in shaping a brighter future for our membership!

04/23/2024

Get ready for summer learning with NHLA's latest offerings! We're excited to announce two new courses: Kiln Drying Short Course & Construction Grades and Grading. Learn more about each course and register online: https://ow.ly/IPHN50RiyAJ

04/23/2024

Day two at the NHLA spring board meeting is in full swing! Today, we're diving deep into discussions about our programs and how we can enhance member value.

04/22/2024

As technology evolves, so should our approach to hardwood manufacturing. From optimized equipment to automated processes, we're rethinking traditional strategies for a more efficient and profitable future. Learn more from Chief Inspector Dana Spessert in our April Rules Corner: https://ow.ly/CSz750RfeEC

04/22/2024

We’re excited to kick off our spring board meeting this morning! We’re eager to engage in collaborative discussions with our board members as we chart the path forward for the Association.

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International trade association supporting the North American hardwood industry within the global hardwood community. Keeper and Teacher of the Grading Rules. The National Hardwood Lumber Association is also headquarters to the NHLA Inspector Training School (ITS). The ITS program teaches the rules and application of the NHLA hardwood lumber grading system and prepares students for a career in the hardwood lumber industry. Since its founding, the School has graduated more than 7,100 students from around the world.

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Join us in celebration of ITS Class 205! Check out the full ITS 205 Graduation Ceremony here: https://youtu.be/Ji-enVHDK...
Check out the NHLA Grading Rule of the day! Test your knowledge and see if you're a grading expert without needing to di...
NHLA Membership is an investment that pays! Dive into a world of networking opportunities, forge lifelong friendships, a...
Join us for Hardwood Processing 101 starting March 4th in Memphis, TN! Dive deep with multiple industry experts into saw...
Join us for Hardwood Processing 101 starting March 4th in Memphis, TN! Dive deep with multiple industry experts into saw...
Join us for Hardwood Processing 101 starting March 4th in Memphis, TN! Dive deep with multiple industry experts into saw...
NHLA Grading Rules definition of the day! Did you know this definition without having to pull out your Rules book? 🤔 Hea...
We're just popping in to celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Did you know that (although it's mostly by accide...
Pop quiz time! Do you know the definition of sound knot as defined by the 2023 NHLA Grading Rules? Let us know if you go...
Happy New Year's Eve from NHLA! We're ringing in the new year with hearts full of gratitude as we look back on a phenome...
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