National Hardwood Lumber Association

National Hardwood Lumber Association


I work for Trout River Dry Kilns in Crewe VA. Looking to hire a lumber grader or looking for a contract grader to help until I secure a new one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 434-208-9060
Hawkeye Forest Products is looking for a Kiln Operator Apprentice - if you or someone you know are interested, please follow the link to apply!!

I am sending some new brochures on my work to you in the mail, look for them. I am the artist that did a lot of the artwork that hangs in your building. I am still doing my forestry art.
Thank you
Hello, we are looking for an experienced Saw Filer with knowledge of the ins and outs of a sawmill. Is there a place that anyone knows of where I could search for an interested employee? We are located in Muscatine, IA USA.
May I ask if you know where Home/Hobbyist can buy hardwood in or around Memphis without shopping at Home Depot or Lowes?
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Are you a lumber inspector?

Hartzell Hardwoods is currently recruiting for lumber inspectors at our Piqua, Ohio location. We offer relocation bonuses, competitive wages, healthcare benefits, paid time off, 401k match, and much much more!!

If interested, please email Laura Arling, HR Manager, at [email protected] or apply online at
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Besse Forest Products Group, a leading manufacturer of quality Northern hardwood veneer, lumber, and specialty plywood, is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a Director of Lumber Operations position. The applicant may reside in either the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or in Northern Wisconsin.
Key Areas of Responsibilities Include:
Oversee the hardwood sawmill operations.
Manage the saw filers and lumber inspectors.
Ensure quality control of the hardwood lumber.
Implement and manage safety policies.
Manage the activities of the sawmill operations to meet the financial goals of the company.
Interact with the log procurement group.
Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity & costs.

Desired Skills and Experience:
5+ years of management experience in the hardwood lumber industry.
4-year degree in forestry or a related field is a plus, but not required.
Knowledge of NHLA lumber grading rules.
Strong business acumen.
Must demonstrate self-confidence & motivation, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient in MS Office.

Besse Forest Products Group offers an excellent benefits and compensation package. Benefits include medical and prescription insurance, FSA, HSA, dental insurance, life insurance, disability coverage, 401(k) Plan, vacation package and paid holidays.
Qualified individuals should mail, fax or email their resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to:
Human Resources Department
Besse Forest Products Group
P.O. Box 352
Gladstone, MI 49837
FAX: 906-428-1130
E-mail: [email protected]
Wolverine Hardwoods is seeking an experienced Lumber Inspector.

The qualified candidate must be NHLA trained or have equivalent knowledge, possess the ability to accurately apply NHLA rules, responsible for visually inspecting and have experience grading green and kiln dried domestic lumber.
Great Pay and Benefits

Wolverine Hardwoods
2810 113th Ave
Allegan, Mi 49010
Please call me or pm me if interested
Please come and see us at the IWF ATLANTA 2018 next week! BOOTH #2358. We will have plenty of quality hardwood lumber to sell that we kept especially for this show!

We are a 501c6 trade association representing companies that are engaged in all aspects of the hardwo 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.

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We think it’s safe to say that Punxsutawney Phil made the right call! It's a little icy here in Memphis this morning. 🥶

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See you next week in Indianapolis. The NHLA team will be at booths 207 & 209, and we can't wait to hear from you!

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Join NHLA and our friends at the Railway Tie Association to discuss crosstie production in a free webinar on February 1st. Register today by clicking here:

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Have you heard about The Chapel Oak (Le Chêne Chapelle) in France? In the 1600s, this oak was struck by lightning and was left with a hollow truck. Over time, the hollow oak was transformed into a functioning chapel! Pretty cool!

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Finally, an answer to the age-old question, "Does a bear take selfies in the woods?" Yes. Yes, it does.

A black bear in Boulder, Colorado, found a nature camera in the woods and took 400 selfies! Check out some highlights of his photoshoot here:


Free swag is always nice!

Would you like to be entered into a drawing to win some Frank Miller Lumber swag?

Let's breakdown the rules.

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2. LIKE & SHARE this post. Yes, you have to do BOTH.

We have a lot informative, fun, and interactive content planned for 2023. Why wait? Hop on BOARD now! See what we did there? 😉

Interested in joining our email blast? Private message us your email address.

Winner will be announce via social media on Monday, January 30th.

Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association / Real American Hardwood / National Hardwood Lumber Association

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Let NHLA help you become more efficient and profitable! Our team will evaluate your process from log selection to end product to identify potential profits that already exist! Contact us at to set up your evaluation today!

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Do you want access to the best hardwood suppliers, distributors, exporters, and wholesalers? Becoming a member of NHLA will give you that access. Find out what NHLA can do for you, and join today!

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✨✨Growing the Hardwood Industry Workforce✨✨

NHLA’s educational programming is developed specifically for the hardwood industry. We offer programs to propel your individual career as well as programs that will contribute to the overall success and profitability of your company. Learn more about our education opportunities at!

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Join NHLA and our friends at the Railway Tie Association to discuss crosstie production in a free webinar on February 1st. Register today by clicking here:

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Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit. The Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, grace, mercy, and prosperity. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope, too. Sounds like 2023 will be a good year for all of us.

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Congratulations to Chief Development Officer John Hester on his 12th work anniversary with NHLA! John, your hard work and sense of humor are on display every day, and we truly appreciate your dedication.

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More good news about trees! If you take medication to treat high blood pressure, depression, or anxiety...take a walk in nature! A new study shows that getting outside in a natural setting can improve your health and reduce your need for certain medications. Read more here:

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Join NHLA and our friends at the Railway Tie Association to discuss crosstie production in a free webinar on February 1st. Register today by clicking here:

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It's a great day to be in the forestry industry! According to the Washington Post, agriculture, logging, and forestry jobs have the highest levels of self-reported happiness and lowest levels of self-reported stress — of any major industry category. Read more:


Mini Series - Part 5 Trimmer

The last part of the mini-series showcasing each stage of operations at sawmills has finally been released. Check it out!

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Today, we honor the life and legacy of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King's activism in the Civil Rights Movement shaped the world as we know it. Spread love today!

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Improve your bottom line with NHLA webinars covering everything from edging and trimming to kiln drying hardwood lumber. The best part? They are free for members. Check them out here:

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Let the Inspector Training School Education Foundation bridge the gap between your current job and your future career with a scholarship to attend Inspector Training School! Apply for free at:

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Say hello to class #201 of NHLA Inspector Training School! Welcome to the hardwood industry, gentleman!

Bennett hardwoods inc Merrick Hardwoods Winston Hardwood, INC

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Help your business stand out from the competition and assure customers that your lumber is “On Grade” with the NHLA Facility Grade Certification Program. Learn more here:

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Do you want access to the best hardwood suppliers, distributors, exporters, and wholesalers? Becoming a member of NHLA will give you that access. Find out what NHLA can do for you, and join today!

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⚠️❗WARNING: Hardwood Flooring may cause extreme happiness in animals and children.

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The latest updates from the Hardwood Federation have been released. This week, we are talking about the gridlock caused by the House leadership logjam, updates to the “Waters of the United States” Rule, and new security measures at the Capitol Complex. Read more here:

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Join us in celebrating two BIG staff promotions at NHLA. Renee Hornsby has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and John Hester has been promoted to Chief Development Officer. Renee and John have shown their dedication to the Association, our members, and our mission for over a decade. 👏👏👏 Way to go!!!

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Within a tiny acorn, a mighty oak is waiting! Great things will always start small, so embrace beginnings and take joy in the journey.

Happy New Year! 2023 is going to be great!


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We are squeezing one more day out of our holiday vacations! NHLA offices will be closed today and will reopen tomorrow (Tuesday, January 3).


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Welcome to #2023! As we embark on the new year, we'd like to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate all of our members and their support. NHLA will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary all year, and we hope you'll join in the fun!


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NHLA Membership encompasses the entire hardwood supply chain! If you are looking for new customers or suppliers, check out our Membership Directory today!

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Have the latest hardwood industry news delivered right to your inbox by signing up for the NHLA Newsletter today! Register here:

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Join a sustainable and renewable business when you choose a career in the hardwood lumber industry! Learn more about how hardwood lumber is great for the future of our planet! Click here:

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NHLA has webinars that cover everything from improving edging and trimming practices for maximum return to kiln drying. The best part? They are all free for members. Check them out here:

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Many people are looking for a new job in the new year! NHLA Members have exclusive access to post open positions on the NHLA Job Board! Click the link and let us find your perfect hire today!

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If you have to work today, you and this bear can probably feel today's Monday-ness in your bones.

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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

May the true spirit of Christmas shine in your heart and light your path.

--From all of us at NHLA

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Start the New Year right! Are you looking for a career with unlimited advancement opportunities? In just 8 weeks, NHLA Inspector Training School can give you the training and connections you need to enter the hardwood lumber industry. Our next course begins January 9th. Learn more and register here:

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Do you wanna build a snowman? The weather is about right for one right now! haha NHLA will be closed on Friday and Monday to celebrate the Christmas Holiday. Merry Christmas!

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Do you wanna build a snowman? The weather is about right for one right now! haha NHLA will be closed on Friday and Monday to celebrate the Christmas Holiday. Merry Christmas!

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Today is the first official day of winter. Today has the fewest hours of sunlight all year, making it the “shortest day” of the year. Enjoy your short day!

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