Thank you to everyone who attended the 2020 IHLA Convention & Exposition. You can see our final attendee list HERE. AND mark your calendars for next year’s show –
February 8-10th, 2021.


10:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 p.m. Statehouse Walk
1:00 p.m. American Hardwood Promotion Coalition Meeting
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Happy Hour with HDA ** Invitation Only **

4:30 p.m. Registration Opens
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Sponsored by: Cascade Hardwood Group, Pike Lumber Company & USNR

7:00 a.m. Registration Opens
7:00 – 11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Set-up
7:30 a.m. Tree Farmer Breakfast
Sponsored by: Allegheny Wood Products, Buchan Sawmill, Inc., Corley Mfg Co./Lewis Controls & U-C Coatings
8:30 a.m. Opening Session with Damian Mason
Sponsored by: Tropical Forest Products
10:00 a.m. Real American Hardwood Promotion – Action Team Update
Presented by: Lorna Christie, Dana Lee Cole, Tom Inman, Linda Jovanovich & Michael Martin
Moderated by: Bob Miller
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open with lunch from Noon- 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Baird Sawmill & Midwest Hardwood Corp
1:30 p.m. Education Seminar – It’s Time We’re Aware…
Presented by: Gary Henselmeier, IHLA Insurance Agency, Rick Zorman, PLM & Corey Bounds, Continental Underwriters, Inc.
Moderated by: Ray Moistner
Sponsored by: The Horton Group
With few insurers out there willing to cover our high-risk manufacturing sector, we first must understand what’s causing the rate increases before we can come together for a solution. Insurance is all about pooling of resources for the common good. And in this session, we pool our intellectual and innovative resources so both business and insurers survive.
3:00 p.m. Education Seminar – Up With People
Presented by: Jim Nestor, Katz, Sapper & Miller, Michelle Trueblood, The Horton Group, and Doris Ebeling, Frank Miller Lumber
Sponsored by: The Horton Group
Despite all the high-tech advances, it’s our people who make or break our companies. Come hear from experts, inside and outside the industry, who know how to make sure employees are appreciated and fulfilled in their occupations.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Reception
Sponsored by:  Frank Miller Lumber & Lewis Lumber & Milling

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
7:00 a.m. Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen Meeting
7:30 a.m. Breakfast with Annual Meeting to start at 8 a.m.

Sponsored by: Baillie Lumber Co., Brenneman Lumber Co., Pingleton Sawmill, Inc. & Rotochopper, Inc.
9:00 a.m. Opportunities for US Hardwoods in Eastern Europe
Presented by: Eva Haviarova, Purdue University and Henry Quesada, Virginia Tech

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Ladies Spa Day
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Lumber Resources, Inc.
1:30 p.m. Where Do We Go From Here? A close look at hardwood markets around the globe and at home.
Presented by: Michael Snow, American Hardwood Export Council and David Caldwell, Hardwood Market Report
Sponsored by: Biolube, Inc.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closing Reception

Sponsored by: Cole Hardwood, Inc.


Check back soon for a 2021 Contract & Floor Plan.


A big THANK YOU to our 2020 Sponsors!

Title Sponsor – Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Walnut Tropical Forest Products
White Oak Ally Global Logistics & Continental Underwriters, Inc.
Cherry Cole Hardwood, Inc., Pike Lumber Company, Inc. & USNR
Alder Cascade Hardwood Group
Maple – Baird Sawmill, Inc., Frank Miller Lumber, Lewis Lumber & Milling, Midwest Hardwood Corp. & The Horton Group Yellow Birch – Lumber Resources Inc.
Hickory – Allegheny Wood Products, Baillie Lumber Co., Biolube Inc., Brenneman Lumber Company, Buchan Sawmill, Inc., Corley Mfg. Co./Lewis Controls, Domtar, Pingleton Sawmill, Inc., Rotochopper, Inc. & U-C Coatings
Poplar – DMSi Software, Honeyville Metal, Inc., Matson Lumber Company, Nyle Dry Kilns, Pendu Manufacturing, Inc., Powell Valley Millwork, Weas Engineering & West Side Tractor Sales