One of the most important responsibilities of a trade association is to act as a staunch advocate on our members’ behalf. That’s why NHLA is a founding member and the largest contributor to the Hardwood Federation. The Federation has been hard at work In Washington representing your views on the tariff issue.
The last few weeks have been extremely busy ones for the Hardwood Federation as the impacts of the Trump Administration’s trade actions against China have hit home with hardwood companies.
Here is a list of how (you as a business leader) can take action.
NATHAN HASCHER, 119th Class
WHAT IS YOUR Fondest memory from class?
My fondest memory from class was watching my father, Rich Hascher teach students a skill that would carry them throughout their entire career.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF YOUR JOB?
My favourite aspect of my job is the constant day to day challenges with variable products, customer needs, evolving markets, and costing and pricing.
Uber announced today that its self-driving trucks have been operating in Arizona for the last couple of months.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
My favorite aspect of grading lumber was always the fact that no two boards, like people, were the same. Each board coming from a similar source was unique in its own way. And my favorite aspect of my current position is timber management and supplying cut logs from
a great renewable resource.
It Did Happen
by DANA COLE, Executive Director Hardwood Federation
WHAT AM I CURRENTLY DOING AND HOW HAS THE CLASS HELPED ME GET HERE? Not knowing much about the lumber industry at first, this class was the first step in helping me grasp how lumber is measured and sold.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? WHAT’S MY FONDEST INSPECTOR TRAINING SCHOOL MEMORY? It’s hard to pin point the best memory because the whole experience was one of my fondest adult memories. I describe this School to others as a three-month college experience.
We often hear owners say they want to transfer their businesses to third-party buyers when they first encounter the concept of Exit Planning. However, we’ve observed that in many completed Exit Plans, owners actually choose to transfer their businesses to employees.