CHB Wraps Up Another Spring Meeting; Sets Sights On October Gathering

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The spring 2024 meeting of the Canadian Hardwood Bureau (CHB) was held recently in Montreal, QC, at the Double Tree by Hilton Montreal, with almost 100 delegates in attendance. The event provided those in the hardwood industry with the opportunity to get together, learn and network.

Chairman Shaun Rowe, of Quality Hardwoods, presided over the meeting and updated members on CHB’s activities and plans for grading courses, hardwood promotions and meetings/events. The meeting featured a variety of excellent presentations, including Wood You from Allison DeFord, executive director of the North American Forest Foundation.

The keynote address was by Judd Johnson, editor of Hardwood Market Report, entitled Trends in North American Hardwood Markets. The Sawmill Symposium was presented by Benji Richards, industry services sales manager of National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA).

The first day wrapped up with the CHB reception, sponsored by HUB International. The Wednesday breakfast was sponsored by Stella-Jones Inc. and featured an informative presentation by Gilles Pelletier, president and director general of Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Association.

Another successful and hard-fought industry hockey game was played nearby at the CNN Complexe Sportif in Brossard, QC, between the Blue and the White team. In the end, the White team took the win, 10-8. CHB thanked Jean Paul Lupien for organizing the hockey game.

The CHB’s next meeting is in St. Louis at the NHLA Convention, October 4, 2024.

For more information, visit www.canadianhardwoodbureau.com.

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