IHLA is a relevant, member-driven trade association, whose members share a passion for creating the world’s finest hardwood products, and a determination to maintain the sustainable productivity of our nation’s forest resources.
Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch unveiled a new economic development strategy to grow the state’s hardwoods industry on February 5, 2019 at our 121st Annual Convention & Exposition. The strategy was commissioned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, and was completed by DJ Case & Associates, Purdue Center for Regional Development, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and Purdue Extension.
Plan to attend the first annual Hoosier Hardwood Festival & Expo from August 23 through August 25, 2019 at C Bar C Expo Center in Cloverdale, Ind.The festival will feature lots of family fun including: a Forestry Trade Show (100+ vendors), Lumberjack Competition, Woodworking Demos, Beer Gardens and Food Vendors and Amateur Wood Axe Throwing Competitions. Click HERE for more details and ticket information.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 IHLA Scholarship. The monetary support may be used by the recipient to attend any educational program ranging from a two or four year collegiate program, trade school, lumber grading school, saw filer school, dry kiln operators schooling, etc. You can find more details and an application HERE. Deadline is September 30th.
Take a minute to watch this video from HMA’s NextGen Leaders Council about the advantages of American Hardwoods.