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<ul><li><p>July, 2008</p><p>IHLA Hard Newswww.ihla.org</p><p>Inside ThisIssue</p><p>Presidents Message 2South Golf 3Selling Green Trees &amp; Logs 4Mission Trip to Vietnam 4</p><p>INDIANA STATE FAIR</p><p>HARDWOODS TAKE CENTER STAGE</p><p>continued on page 2</p><p>Indianas hardwood industry will be the featured attraction of the 2008 Indiana State Fair, as over one million Hoosiers are ex-pected to descend upon Indianapolis for the twelve-day celebra-tion. This years fair theme is Year of Trees.</p><p>Well just call this the official celebration of the beginning of our comeback, said IHLA President Ronda Derleth, citing the extended slump for the industry, in the wake of a very weak housing economy and overseas manufacturing competition.</p><p>Derleth will be one of a handful of dignitaries, including Gover-nor Mitch Daniels, who will be on hand to officially start the fair on Wednesday, August 6. They will drive the final wooden pins into the newly-constructed covered bridge on the fairgrounds, which is where the opening ceremonies will take place.</p><p>IHLA members donated the poplar trees, which were then sawed on donated Wood-Mizer portable saws to create the amazingly beautiful bridge. The bridges builder, Dan Collum of Parke County, built the bridge to replicate the famous Bridgeton Bridge in his home county. A complete list of donors can be found on page 5.</p><p>IHLA and the DNR Division of Forestry will be the opening day sponsors, as the fair kicks off with Indiana Hardwood Forestry day on August 6. Log trucks, Wood-Mizer saws, logging equip-ment and industry displays will all be on display along Expo Street, while a 6,000 square foot finished goods showroom will begin a twelve-day run inside the Ag/Hort building at the front of the Midway. </p><p>Also featured daily will be a lumberjack show (three times every day), trees planted throughout the grounds, the Tree Top Gift Shop, signature foods from Indiana trees, and a celebrity cross-cut sawing contest on August 13.</p><p>The official fair program features Indianas hardwoods industry on the inside cover, page 3, and in a letter from the governor where he touts the importance of our industry to the states heri-tage and its economy.</p><p>Also look elsewhere in this issue for a list of exhibitors, both along Expo Street on opening day, to the Ag/Hort Building throughout. </p><p>You are Invited.. </p><p>Wednesday, August 6, is opening day at the Indiana State Fair, and it is also Indiana Hardwood Forestry day. IHLA and the DNR Division of Forestry are co-spon-sors of the day.</p><p>In addition to the opening celebration at the covered bridge, the fairs marquees and signage will all salute the hardwood industry, and our industry will be on dis-play from equipment on Expo Street, to a finished goods showroom inside the Ball State Ag/Hort building.</p><p>IHLA is requesting that every member company em-ployee or family member who can make it to please attend the opening ceremonies, so that we can show the state of Indiana what weve been saying for years that ours is the states largest agricultural industry and represents $17 million of annual economic impact to our state.</p><p>Free tickets are available, and we want to turn out in force for the opening ceremonies at 8:00 a.m. This day will enjoy the most media exposure, and its our chance to do something special at a once-in-a-lifetime event.</p><p>Bridge Celebrates States Heritage 5Membership News 6PAC Support 7International Woodworking Fair 7</p></li><li><p> 2 </p><p>Hard NewsPublished by the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermens Association</p><p>3600 Woodview TraceSuite 311Indianapolis, IN 46268Phone (317) 875-3660Fax (317) 875-3661www.ihla.org</p><p>Editor:Ray Moistner</p><p>Office Manager:Denice Helmbrecht </p><p>(317) 875-3660Production &amp; Advertising:</p><p>Denise McComb(317) 875-3656</p><p>PresidentRonda Derleth</p><p>1st Vice President Darin Hollingsworth2nd Vice President </p><p>Chris MooreFinancial Chairman </p><p>Rick ZormanImmediate Past President </p><p>Jim Steen</p><p>Board of DirectorsPaul BranchGeoff BrownCraig Cook</p><p>Jon DeMotteJoe EarleyMista Feist</p><p>Dan HermanKenneth Lynn</p><p>Michael F. PowersMatthew Smith</p><p>Mike SchilmillerJeff Settle</p><p>Heidi TuckerBrian Will</p><p>Mark Williamson </p><p>Presidents Message</p><p>Things Are Happening!</p><p>I would like to welcome all of our new members that have recently joined IHLA. I feel certain you will find this association one of the best in the industry. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact myself, our staff, or any </p><p>board member.</p><p>It is amazing how fast time has flown by since our convention. Despite a slow economy, we were fortunate to have great at-tendance and continue to host one of the larg-est regional conventions. We have a much diversified group of individuals volunteering to serve on all the various committees.</p><p>The first important issue in February was the senate hearing on House Bill 1280. We had excellent representation working and testify-ing on the language of the bill. The fact that the bill was sent to the summer study committee made it even more evident that we do have a voice! Ray and the legislative committee continue to closely monitor any legislation that would adversely affect our industry. Our forestry committee will be studying the issue of certification and will make recommendations later this year on this very controversial subject.</p><p>IHLA and the Division of Forestry have part-nered together to share expenses for a major kick off at the state fair, promoting hardwood in Indiana. Our commerce and education committees have worked together to get the language ready for the kiosk sign which will include Did You Know facts on the forests of Indiana, economic importance, and greenness of wood. The kiosk will be lo-cated by the covered bridge, which IHLA has been instrumentally involved with. A section in the Ball State Ag/Hort building will have display space to showcase finished goods and other related products and services. This will be a big year for us, so find a way to jump in and do your part. Dont forget the IHLA booth in the Our Land Pavilion building needs volunteers. </p><p>Our commerce committee has done an excel-lent job of getting our IndianaWoodIsGood.com web site up and running. We will be promoting this throughout the 12-day dura-tion of the fair, so I would encourage all of our members to register.</p><p>Dont forget our north golf outing coming up on July 19th, and the Texas Holdem tourna-ment on July 18th. It is always an excellent </p><p>time to come and enjoy the camaraderie.</p><p>I hope all of you are well after the floods that have hit our state. Andy Miller and the Depart-ment of Agriculture held a conference call on June 10th to discuss key crop, livestock, and other Ag issues. Some that joined in on the call were from the Indiana Board of Animal Health, Office of the Indiana State Chemist, and the USDA Farm Service Agency. In listening to the discussion, it was amazing to hear such a broad range of concerns, just on the agriculture side, that would need to be dealt with when the flood waters recedehow farmers will dispose of contaminated seed, low seed supply replen-ishment if they are able to replant, disposal of pesticide containers with no labels, concerns of organic farmers, mosquito control, water safety issues, debris cleanup, private dams, etc. There is no doubt each one of us knows someone who was directly affected. People have lost homes, farms and animalsplease keep them in your thoughts and prayers, and HELP where you can.</p><p>Ronda Derleth</p><p>2008 UPCOMING EVENTS Decision Making Software Tools for Sawmills</p><p>May 29Area 30 Vocational Center - Greencastle </p><p> North Golf Tournament</p><p>July 19Monticello, Indiana - Tippecanoe Country Club </p><p> Indiana State Fair</p><p>August 6-17(State Fair Theme - Year of Indiana Trees)</p><p>IHLA Lumber Grading Short CourseSeptember 16-18</p><p>Forestry Discovery Center - Starlight</p><p>IHLA/IFIC Fun ShootOctober 4 </p><p>Triple H Gun Club - Linton</p><p>NHLA ConventionOctober 8-11</p><p>San Francisco, CA </p><p>Dollars and Sense of Going GreenOctober 28-29</p><p>Sheraton - Downtown Indianapolis </p><p>IHLA Fall Board MeetingOctober 31</p><p>West Lafayette</p><p>IHLA Convention &amp; Exposition February 4-5, 2009</p><p>Hyatt Regency Downtown Indianapolis</p><p>Expo Street, August 6 (partial list)</p><p>C.C. Cook &amp; Son Lumber CompanyEntertainment Themes IndianaIndiana DNR- Urban ForestryIndiana Society of American ForestersProject Learning TreeRudd EquipmentStihl Power ToolsWood-Mizer Products</p><p>Ball State Ag/Hort Building (Entire Fair)</p><p>Borkholder FurnitureDomtarFerree Cabinet Co.Greendell Mulch &amp; MixHollingsworth LumberHoosier National ForestIndiana Association of Consulting ForestersIDNR Division of ForestryIndiana Tree FarmInwood Office FurnitureJasper DeskJasper GroupKDA FurnitureKline Cabinet MakersMCT IndustriesPaoli, Inc.Pike LumberProject Learning TreeRom WeberThe Sampler, Inc.Tiffany Lawn &amp; GardenWilliam Hermann &amp; Son</p><p>Indiana State Fair continued from page 1</p></li><li><p> 3 </p><p>Industry NewsIndustry NewsSouth Golf AlwaysA Fun EventThe south golf tournament has become a fun tradition with the membership of IHLA and we certainly couldnt do it without the assistance and support of our sponsors.</p><p>Even though it was a chilly day for our first outing at Chariot Run, everyone had a great time.</p><p>The winner was the Industrial Carbide Saw &amp; Tool team of Dan Williams, Chuck Crush, Chip Crush, Tyler Zink with a score of 60. Second place honors went to the Tri-State Timber LLC team of Brent Franklin, Sam Shapiro, Ralph Burns and Randy Cruse. Other prize winners were closest to the pin--Lennie Underwood and Sam Shapiro, while Andy Stachura won Longest Drive.</p><p>Be sure to visit www.ihla.org for pictures of the day.</p><p>Thanks South Golf Sponsors</p><p>First PlaceIndiana Veneers Corp., J&amp;J Pallet,Koetter Woodworking, Stemwood,</p><p>Wide and Long Lumber,Worley Lumber Co.</p><p> Second Place</p><p>Pingleton Sawmill</p><p>Closest to PinBrandeis Machinery, Tri-State Timber LLC</p><p>Longest DriveSchrader Real Estate &amp; Auction </p><p> Hole-in-One PrizesU.C Coatings Corp. </p><p>Hole SponsorsHardwood Market Report</p><p>Indiana Hardwood SpecialistsIndiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co.</p><p>Northland TradingProgressive Solutions</p><p>Rudd EquipmentWhayne Supply Co./Caterpillar</p><p>Special thanks toJerry Renneker &amp; Matt Smith</p><p>Golf Committee Chairs </p><p>A Guide to Useful Woodsof the World</p><p>Published in cooperation with the InternationalWood Collectors Society (IWCS), the description foreach of the 279 species includes: scientific andfamily names; common names; distribution; thetree; the timber; seasoning; durability; work-</p><p>ability; uses; and supplies along with a line drawing, a photomi-crograph, and a color photograph of the wood. Also included are 3indexes and 3 appendices. 640 pages, 6 by 9 softcover, $44.95</p><p>A Guide to MoreUseful Woods of the World</p><p>Continuing with the information published in AGuide to Useful Woods, this book includes 71 addi-tional species, 2 comprehensive indexes, and 14 ar-ticles from professionals in wood-related matters.376 pages, 6 by 9 softcover, $34.95</p><p>Order both books for $69.95. Quantity discounts available.</p><p>Order the Set and Save!</p><p>To order online and for additional must-haves, visit:www.forestprod.org/mycart!</p><p>To order by phone, call 800-354-7163, ext. 202.</p><p>Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Ct., Madison, WI 53705</p><p>Invaluable ReferenceSources for EveryoneInterested in Wood</p><p>South Golf WinnersIndustrial Carbide Saw &amp; Tool Team</p><p>LOGGER TRAINING NOTICE</p><p>The Crawford County SWCD is offering the following loggertraining classes at Harrison Crawford State Forest:</p><p>Cutter I, II - July 11 &amp; 12BMP - July 19Skidder I, II - July 25 &amp; 26</p><p>Limited Spaces - Call Crawford County SWCD at 812-338-3224 for information. Certification provided by the Indiana Forest Industry Council</p></li><li><p> 4 </p><p>Industry NewsSelling Green CertifiedTrees and LogsChain of Custody Certification for the Logging and Indiana Forest Products IndustriesJuly 29 31, 2008The Indiana Division of Forestry is sponsoring seminars for Indiana forest products industries who wish to learn about and achieve chain-of-custody certification under the Forest Stew-ardship Council (FSC). The seminars will be designed to help loggers and primary sawmill operators determine the process necessary to become certified. There is no cost to attend one of the seminars; the Division of Forestry is covering all costs for the seminars.</p><p>Any forest products industry interested may attend one of three seminars. The seminars are scheduled as follows:</p><p>Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 9:30 am to 4:00pm Salamoine Reservoir Nature Center, Andrews, IN (Tentative)</p><p>Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Fort Ben The Garrison, Indianapolis, IN</p><p>Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell, IN</p><p>The seminars are to provide background information on the FSC and its forest management certification and chain-of-custody certification programs. Information will also be presented to describe the responsibilities of parties operating under a FSC Group chain-of -custody Certificate. The Division of Forestry plans to establish a Group Certificate for loggers and primary mills to reduce the costs and simplify the chain-of-custody certification process.</p><p>Frank Judd, a lead auditor for Scientific Certification Systems will present the information on certification. Scientific Certifi-cation Systems is one of the few organizations in the US that is a fully accredited certification body for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). John Seifert, Indiana State Forester will pres-ent information on the Division of Forestrys plan to establish a group certificate.</p><p>The Indiana State Forests containing 150,000 acres of forest land are FSC certified. This means that the approximately 12 million board feet of timber harvested each year from these lands are FSC certified. To deliver certified logs, lumber or finished forest products, each operator that purchases and participates in the processing must be chain-of-custody certified in order to maintain the certification. Additionally, the Division of Forestry is working on FSC certification of the 500,000 acres of Classified Forest Land that could provide another 30 million board feet of certified timber each year.</p><p>The market for certified products is increasing. The ability to deliver FSC certified products will help maintain a companys market share, open new markets, or potentially increase profit-ability. </p><p>All loggers and sawmills that currently process or plan to pro-cess certified products should plan to attend one of these free seminars. For more information, call the Division of Forestry at 317-232-4105, or email at forestryinfo@dnr.in.gov.</p><p>Indiana HardwoodMission to Vietnam January 10th, 2009 by Mike Seidl, ISDA</p><p>The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources continue their efforts to promote Indianas Premium Forest Products by sponsoring an upcoming trade mis-sion to Vietnam. </p><p>Vietnam is one of two major wooden products exporters in South-east Asia. Wood products are Vietnams fifth largest exported goods and are shipped to more than 20 countries. As Vietnams exports grow, their need for foreign hardwoods also increases, representing tremendous opportuni...</p></li></ul>