LSLA Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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Green Bay, WI–Approximately 160 members and guests of the Lake States Lumber Association (LSLA) gathered here recently in honor of the association’s 40th winter meeting, which included tours of legendary Lambeau Field, home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. The Miller Lite Lounge Pavilion served as the host site for the opening night meeting inside Lambeau.

Larry Krueger of Krueger Lumber gave the welcoming address to attendees in advance of several guest speakers. Among them were: Michael Snow, executive director of the American Hardwood Export Council, who gave an overview of the U.S. Hardwood export market; Peter Connor, of WD Flooring, who spoke about the value of transparency in the chain-of-custody of wood products; and Rockland Flooring’s Steve Peters, who presented “Lamb Bo Market Trends.” He was followed by Jim Maltese of Stella-Jones, who gave an update on the Real American Hardwood Coalition’s efforts and programs.

Rounding out the guest presenters were the following: Dana Lee Cole, executive director of the Hardwood Federation who presented an update on HF’s activities and legislative reports were given by Scott Everett, LSLA’s Michigan Legislative Consultant and Amy Boyer, LSLA’s Wisconsin Legislative Consultant.

LSLA concluded the day with a business meeting, an education board meeting and Green Bay Packer stadium tours.

A Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen meeting was held in conjunction with the LSLA event.

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By Zach Miller

Editor and fourth generation of the Miller family to work at Miller Wood Trade Publications.

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