Members and guests of the Hardwood Manufacturers Association (HMA) recently gathered in St. Marys, PA, for the association’s fall regional meeting.
After an HMA Board of Directors meeting kicked off the event, tours were held at the following lumber manufacturers’ facilities (the following information provided by HMA’s program agenda):
Bradford Forest Products
Located near the Pennsylvania-New York border in Bradford, PA, Bradford Forest Products, part of the Rossi Group since 2021, specializes in high-quality Cherry, Hard and Soft Maple, Red and White Oak, and Ash. The HMA tour included two Rossi Group facilities: Bradford Forest Products and Emporium Hardwoods.
Emporium Hardwoods, nestled in Emporium, PA, is a state-of-the-art operation touting two double cut slant head-rigs, two band re-saws, and a sorting line with 37 automated bays to ensure a maximum range of sizes and grades before stacking and kiln drying.
RAM Forest Products
A manufacturer and exporter of quality Pennsylvania Hardwoods—and specializing in Ash, Red Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, and Cherry—RAM Forest Products Inc., Shinglehouse, PA, is located in the northwestern corner of Potter County, AKA “God’s Country!”
St. Marys Lumber Co.
With five production facilities located in the Northern Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, Bingaman & Son Lumber prides itself in producing kiln-dried lumber, strips, dimensions, glulam curtain wall beams, thermally-modified lumber, and more.
St. Marys Lumber Co., St. Marys, PA, specializing in Black Cherry, Ash, Soft Maple and Poplar, joined the Bingaman family of businesses in 2006, establishing a direct link to the vast timber resource in the Allegheny National Forest region.
HMA fall regional meeting attendees also enjoyed ample networking opportunities during a reception and dinner to conclude the event.
Learn more about the Hardwood Manufacturers Association by visiting www.hmamembers.org.