2020 Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Annual Meeting

Markets for hardwood lumber – both grade and industrial – will be discussed at the 2020 Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Annual Meeting.

The business sessions will offer experts on Export Markets on Friday and Domestic Markets on Saturday. There will be receptions, networking, golf and fishing tournaments and time with industry friends during the Feb. 19-23 Meeting at The Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, FL.

The presentations are:

World Markets for American Hardwoods – AHEC Executive Director Mike Snow will share AHEC’s international promotion activities for 2020 in existing and new markets.

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 his perspective on the Chinese market for American hardwoods in 2020.

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 Leadership 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. Owner Carter Sterling will explain their use of hardwoods and new technology to glue 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.


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