National Hardwood Magazine

Buyers read National Hardwood Magazine to keep up with the latest developments in the Hardwood Industry. . . both on the supplier side and in the marketplace. You know what’s happening through news and articles about sawmills, plant expansions, start-ups, buyer profiles, and market trends in the major Hardwood purchasing areas. Special plant tour features give you Hardwood purchasing needs and production methods. You will have exclusive reports on all the major Hardwood association activities and meetings. . . both national and regional, plus special presentations on problems and new technology being developed and utilized in the Hardwood industry. Published monthly with a circulation of 5,000 and is sent to buyers using #2 Common & Btr. purchasing 100,000 bd. ft. annually.

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Flexibility in the marketplace and employee involvement are hallmarks of Cole Hardwood, Inc., a 34-acre concentration yard supplying U.S. and overseas markets, Cole specializes in lumber that is indigenous to the forests of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois.  These species are Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Poplar, Hard Maple, Soft Maple, Cherry, Hickory and Walnut.  Thicknesses in most species are 4/4 through 8/4, with some species up to 16/4.

Cole Hardwood has kiln capacity of 1,300,000 BF.  The facility also has over 225,000 square feet of climate-controlled warehouse, housing 4 KD inspection stations, 2 green lumber inspection stations, 2 stackers, a retail store, the office, planing mill and approximately 8,000,000 BF of kiln dried inventory.  Total kiln dried and air-dried inventory stands at 12,000,000 BF.

Cole Hardwood, Inc. is committed to making sure every step, from computer-controlled kiln drying to their one-on-one customer service is focused on quality—the kind that is only possible with commitment from every department, every person, every day!



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