2019 Guidelines for Scaling and Grading Workshop
November 12-13 • Johnson City, TN

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. and the Appalachian Hardwood Center from West Virginia University invite you to participate in a workshop and demonstration introducing “Guidelines for Scaling and Grading Hardwood Logs.”

This new publication was developed by the two groups to help landowners, loggers, sawmills, and brokers understand scaling, grading and valuing hardwood logs in the United States.

The 2019 Guidelines explain:

  Best forest management practices
  Log scaling including diameter; log length; defects; and how to determine volume with the four scaling systems
  Log grading with illustrations on diameter and clear faces


There will be a presentation, workshop and log yard demonstration on Nov. 12-13 in Johnson City, TN. Guidelines author Curt Hassler of AHC will speak at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club at The Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City, TN. The reception is at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm and the program at 7:30.

There will be a class on Nov. 13 from 8:30-10 a.m. at The Carnegie Hotel to detail the Guidelines. The group will move to Parton Lumber’s log yard in Hampton, TN, for a field demonstration at 10:30 a.m. An informal lunch will follow at 12:30 pm.

There is a small guest-fee for dinner and ALC Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 for non-members of the Club. There is no cost for the workshop and demonstration. Lunch will be on your own.

You may register for the ALC Meeting HERE.

To register for the workshop and demonstration only, contact the AHMI office at (336) 885-8315 or by email to

Hotel rooms are available at The Carnegie by calling (423) 979-6400 and ask for the Appalachian Lumbermen block. Room reservations must be made by Oct. 12. You may attend the workshop and demonstration on Wednesday only. Please contact AHMI.

Continuing Education Credits of up to four (4) hours have been approved by the Society of American Foresters.

2020 Annual Meeting
Naples Grande Beach Resort – Naples, FL
February 19-23

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers cordially invites you to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting on February 19-23 at The Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, FL.

The business sessions will focus on Export Markets on Friday and Domestic Markets on Saturday with informative speakers. There will be receptions, networking, golf and fishing tournaments and time for connecting with industry friends.

The Naples Grande Beach Resort is on the Gulf of Mexico and offers luxurious rooms, more than three miles of private beach, spa, pools and more. The resort has three restaurants, coffee bar, pool bar, and the Mantra lobby bar to gather for a drink and conversation. Other fine dining, shops and activities are moments away in Naples. The Spa offers full treatments and relaxation.

The AHMI business presentations are:

World Markets for American Hardwoods – AHEC Executive Director Mike Snow will present information on markets for U.S. hardwoods around the world. He will share AHEC’s promotion activities for 2020 in existing and new markets.

2020 Market for American Lumber In China – James Xu, founder of AM Forest Products China and a director of the China National Hardwood Council and Shanghai Timber Trade Association, will share the latest information on the Chinese market for American hardwoods.

Real American Hardwood Coalition – A coalition of hardwood industry associations will discuss a new promotion to consumers titled “Real American Hardwood.” The goal is to educate the public on the benefits of solid hardwood over substitutes. Presenters will be the Action Team.

Hardwood Use In Crane & Road Mats – Sterling Inc. is one of the largest crane and road mat producers and rental companies in the US. Sales Director Greg Larson will explain this growing industrial application for hardwoods and new technology that glues these timbers.

AHMI Annual Meeting & Election of Officers – Chairman Lowery Anderson will present the State of the Association and recognize anniversaries. There will be an election of officers and trustees.

Also, Producers and Distributors Divisions Meetings to discuss issues of importance.

The Annual Golf Tournament is Friday at Naples Grande Golf Course. The Annual Fishing Tournament is Friday on the Gulf of Mexico in chartered boats. There will be a Saturday Golf Tournament or you can join the group for Saturday on the Beach.

There will be ample time for networking with members and guests at receptions, events and dinners throughout the Annual Meeting. Please make your room reservations early HERE or you may call the Naples Grande at (844) 210-5931 for the Appalachian block with code GAHMI20.

Follow the links below to register either online or by check:




2020 AHMI Annual Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, February 19
     6 pm – Early Bird Reception – Vista Terrace
Thursday, February 20
  Morning Activities on your own
     2 pm – AHMI Board of Trustees Meeting – Acacia 1-3
     4 pm – Registration – Hotel Lobby
     6 pm – Welcome Reception – Sunset Veranda
Friday, February 21
     8:30 am – General Session – Orchid 2-4
Business Presentations
    11:45 am – Golf Tournament – Naples Grande Golf Club
    12 pm – Fishing Tournament – Gulf of Mexico
    6 pm – Reception – Poolside
Saturday, February 22
     8 am – Producers Meeting – Producers only – Orchid 1
     8 am – Distributors Meeting – Orchid 2-4
    9:15 am – General Session – Orchid 2-4
Business Presentations, Chairman’s Report,
Annual Meeting & Member Anniversaries
    11:45 am – Golf Tournament – Naples Grande Golf Club
     2-4 pm – Fun on the Beach
     6 pm – Reception – Vista Terrace
Sunday, February 23
     8 am – Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen – Acacia 1-3

Enjoy Naples and have a safe trip