Portland Hosts NAWLA’s Regional Meeting

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Portland, OR–The Multnomah Athletic Club, situated here, recently welcomed members of the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) for a regional meeting.

The evening’s schedule included an education session that focused on “Preparing for the Future.”

NAWLA members and guests heard insights to the future from two perspectives. Joe Riner, Sales Director – Forest Products at Union Pacific discussed updates to the UP network and capital investments in the PNW. To follow, Kevin Otzenberger and Steve Mignardi from Daimler Truck North America outlined the company’s broad effort to roll out and support zero-emissions commercial trucks in the field, and provide an outlook on autonomous driving for commercial applications.

A networking reception concluded the evening.

Since its founding in 1893, NAWLA has represented the best interests of wholesalers, manufacturers, and service provider companies from the planting of seedlings, to the selling of building materials and wood in all of its many forms.

To learn more, visit www.nawla.org.

By Zach Miller

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

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