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AHMI Inviting ALC, HDA, PYLC, and WVFA to Fall Conference

2020 AHMI Fall Conference September 28-30 in Roanoke, WV

AHMI is extending an invitation to members of the Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club, The Hardwood Distributor’s Association, Penn York Lumbermen’s Club, and the West Virginia Forestry Association to attend Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc.’s 2020 Fall Conference at The Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV. The facility has extensive COVID-19 plans in place and the state of West Virginia does allow groups with an invited or registered list of attendees to meet if they follow social distancing and face mask guidelines. Room reservations must be made by August 31.

The Society of American Foresters has approved 3.0 hours of Continuing Forestry Education for Certified Foresters.

The event will begin with an outdoor Welcoming reception on Monday, Sept. 28. The business program is Tuesday, Sept. 29 and will offer three of the programs from the canceled summer conference.

  • Growing Hardwood Industry Jobs in Appalachia – representatives from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will discuss ways to assist workforce training and market development in the Appalachian area. ARC is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. The session will be facilitated by community college leaders who are eager to provide training.
  • Real American Hardwood Promotion – an update from the team developing a domestic promotion program for hardwoods. The market research has been completed and a plan will be underway in September for companies and associations to work together promoting the American hardwood resource to customers.
  • Growing Hardwood Markets from Appalachia’s Hardwoods – The second part of the ARC agenda is new markets for hardwood products. HMR’s David Caldwell will have an update on markets in 2020. There will be a discussion with attendees on ways to assist market development.

ARC will follow up with a brainstorming session with select attendees to dig deeper into the employee and market issues.

There will be golf and sporting clays tournaments on Tuesday afternoon. Golf is set at the Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort. an incredible Arnold Palmer Signature Course that offers superb conditions, peaceful surroundings and an unmatched natural setting. The Stonewall Sporting Clays course features 16 stations as well as five-stand and challenges every shooting skill. Guns, ammo, targets, and cart for the course is provided.

There will be a second reception and dinner on Tuesday evening.

Room reservations must be made by August 31 by contacting the Resort at (304) 269-7400 and ask for the Appalachian Hardwood block or by following this link.

You may register for the Fall Conference online, or download the forms by clicking on the link below.

For more information, call AHMI at (336) 885-8315 or visit www.appalachianhardwood.org/meetings.

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