Lake States Lumber Association
On May 16, 2017, Quality Hardwoods, Inc. hosted the Lake States Lumber Association Michigan Board Meeting. Dennis Nezich, from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, gave a presentation of the status of the state forest lands. After the meeting, Will Borden, General Manager of Quality Hardwoods, guided them on a tour of our sawmill.
Gus Welter, Granite Valley Forest Products, LSLA President
Scott Everett, Michigan Legislative Consultant
Jim Maltese, Stella Jones Corporation, LSLA Director
Fred “Butch” Fisher, A.J.D. Forest Products, LSLA Director
Dennis Gustafson, Besse Forest Products Group, LSLA Director
Margaret Minerick, Segola Hardwoods LTD, LSLA Director
Brady Francois, Snowbelt Hardwoods, LSLA Vice-President
Rob Paradise, Devereaux Sawmill, LSLA Treasurer
On May 11, 2017, Quality Hardwoods, Inc. entertained Representative Eric Leutheuser, Chairman House Commerce, Representative Tom Barrett, Michigan 71st District, Mike Compagnoni, Midwest Strategy Group, and Scott Wiley, Legislative Aide to Rep. Leutheuser.
The representatives listened to concerns of the hardwood industry and discussed possible options. The representatives were then taken on a tour of the facilities here at Quality Hardwoods, Inc. It was a pleasure to have them visit.
LSLA Board Meeting, MDNR Discussion, Facility Tour
Tuesday May 16:
LSLA Board of Directors Meeting
Quality Hardwoods Inc.
396 East Main Street,
Po Box 38 Sunfield, MI 48890
10:00: Guests – Forest Advisory Council Update
Board Member Minerick is a member of the MDNR Forest Advisory Council. Will invite MDNR Staff to have an informal discussion on issues like we have had in the past with Dept of Ag and the Qualified Forest Act Program.
11:00: Tour of Quality Hardwoods
Will plan to invite a few legislators and staff for the tour.
Association of Timbermen Self-Insured Fund (MATSIF)
Plant tour scheduled for May 11th. This was arranged by Michigan Association of Timbermen Self-Insured Fund (MATSIF). We are looking forward to the visit.
Quality Hardwoods Featured in Michigan Farmer
Pixelvine Creates an Online Footprint
Thanks to Pixelvine for our new website and promotional video. You guys are fantastic!
Twenty-four students from the Natural Resource Management class at Grand Valley State University visited Quality Hardwoods, Inc. to take a tour and learn about the processes that occur at a sawmill. Thanks for your visit!
Tim Walberg Visits
Representative Tim Walberg visited Quality Hardwoods, Inc. to talk about boosting small businesses in Michigan. He also took a tour of our facilities.
New HMC V2110 Debarker
Quality Hardwoods, Inc. has installed a new HMC V2110 Double Head Log Debarker. This came with a new 6 x 8’Operators Cab with a deluxe console. We installed all new catwalks and supports for this project. We would like to thank all our employees for their help with this transition.