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Hardwood leaders in the U.S. tell their stories to Congress

27-06-2019
U.S. hardwood, congress, trade war

Last week, 22 hardwood leaders travelled to Washington D.C. to meet with a number of U.S. Senators and staff to share the devastating impacts the current U.S./China trade war is having on their businesses, employees and communities. The group also met with senior staff from U.S.D.A. and the Vice President's office. The stories shared were …

Premier Hardwood Flooring and Kennebec Lumber Company Announce New Joint Venture

30-04-2019
joint venture, Premier Hardwood Flooring, Kennebec Lumber Company

Premier Hardwood Flooring and Kennebec Lumber Company have announced a new joint venture. The collaborative effort will construct a state-of-the-art finish and effect line. The joint venture will operate under the name WW Hardwood Flooring Group out of Syracuse, New York. Operations are expected to begin July 2019. Both organisations are …

China reports decline in 2018 sawnwood imports

25-04-2019
China, sawnwood, import, softwood, hardwood

According to China Customs, 2018 sawnwood imports totalled 36.74 million cubic metres valued at US$10.13 billion, a year on year decline of two per cent in volume and a slight increase (one per cent) in value. The average price for imported sawnwood was US$216 per cubic metre, up two per cent on 2017. Both sawn softwood and sawn hardwood imports …

Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition

22-10-2018
Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition, Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), American Hardwood Export Council

By Michael Buckley, Counselor to HAWA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Sixteen years after the Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) launched its first furniture design completion Hoa Mai, the 2018-2019 competition was launched in October. Platinum sponsor is the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) which has …

Ipe hardwood buying season arrives

04-10-2018
Ipe hardwood, buying season

Some of the largest exotic lumber companies in the United States have run out of much of their Ipe inventory, and what people do not always understand about Ipe is that there are different times of the year when the lumber can be heavily purchased and brought out of the forest The climate, rain, and rivers do not allow for its exportation easily …

Editor’s pickVietnam: A vital and growing market for U.S. hardwood lumber

25-07-2018
Vietnam, U.S., America, Wood, Wood Industry, Judd Johnson, Market, Industry, Hardwood Lumber, Lumber

 Figure 1: Vietnam accounts for 10 per ent of all U.S. hardwood lumber last year By Judd Johnson, Hardwood Market Report The volume of hardwood lumber exported from the U.S. to Vietnam pales in comparison with the volume exported to China. Then again, so does the volume exported to every other market in the world. China accounted for 54 per …

Editor’s pickAmerican hardwood lumber exports to Asia surge 17% in 2017

22-02-2018
AHEC, American hardwoods, oak

American oak veneer being prepared in a factory in Vietnam. Image: Turnstone Singapore   The full year of 2017 saw the largest exports ever on record for American hardwoods, with an increase of 17 per cent by value for lumber over 2016, according to new data from the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC). That gives the American hardwood …