HPVA February Newsletter

You can view the February newsletter by clicking here or visiting our Document Library.

Make your plans now to come to Hilton Head S.C. for HPVA’s Annual Spring Meeting on May 6-8!

If any of these questions are important to you and your business success, then you need to be there!


  • Where’s the economy headed?
  • How can I get more from my sales force?
  • What do the new LEED requirements mean for American hardwoods?
  • How can life cycle assessments and environmental product declarations give me a market advantage?
  • What are the market trends in our export markets?
  • After Gibson guitar, what do I need to know about the Lacey Act?
  • Will antidumping and countervailing duties impact the steady increase of Chinese imports?
  • What are the market trends in our domestic markets?
  • As a supplier, what do the manufacturers need from me?
  • As a distributor, how can I get my customers to specify for more value?
  • Is EPA going to run me out of business with MACT and formaldehyde regulations?



  • Here’s the lineup of the folks who are going to provide some insights and answers:


  • David Crowe, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the National Association of Homebuilders
  • Richard Farrell, President of Tangent Knowledge Systems, author -upcoming book "Selling has Nothing to do with Selling"
  • Brendan Owens, Vice President, U.S. Green Building Council Vice President of LEED® technical development
  • Tom Reardon, Executive Director, Business Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association
  • Mike Snow, Executive Director, American Hardwood Export Council
  • Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice (invited)
  • Jeff Levin, counsel to the Coalition for American Hardwood Parity
  • A panel of cabinet, furniture, woodworking, interior design and architect experts
  • A panel of the buyers of the leading engineered hardwood manufacturers – plywood and flooring
  • Brian Sause and Kip Howlett, HPVA staff
  • There’s also some great golf, good fishing, and just plain relaxation on the beach or around the pool!
    Plus 2 receptions, 2 luncheons, and 2 breakfasts to network!

    GO FOR IT!

    www.hpva.org to register.