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Introduction. Introduce the Los Angeles Hardwood Lumberman’s Club. Break down some of the various Southern California Markets. Share the results of a survey taken by members of the L.A.H.L.C. Los Angeles Hardwood Lumberman’s Club. Started- Members Objective. Present.

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Introduction

Introduce the Los Angeles Hardwood

Lumberman’s Club.

Break down some of the various Southern

California Markets.

Share the results of a survey taken by members

of the L.A.H.L.C.


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Los Angeles Hardwood Lumberman’s Club

  • Started-

    • Members

    • Objective


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Present

  • Total Number of Members over the years

  • Current Regular members

    • Women Members

    • Represent # of Companies

    • Six Southern California Counties

      CountyPopulation (2002 est.)

      Los Angeles 9,806,577

      Orange 2,938,507

      Riverside 1,699,112

      San Bernardino 1,816,072

      San Diego 2,906,660

      Ventura 783,920

      Total 19,950,848

    • Nevada, Arizona and Mexico


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Organizational Objectives

  • Social

    • Meetings, Spouses Night, Xmas Party

  • Educational

    • Guest Speakers

  • Fund Raising

    • Yearly Golf Tournament

      • Participants=

      • $10,000 + to the Hardwood Forest Foundation

      • Any one wishing to participate as a sponsor can contact me later.


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Markets

  • Furniture

    • Home Furnishings : Are being beaten up by the Imports in the mid level and lower priced furniture especially. Upholstered furniture seems to be weathering the import barrage, for now.

    • Hospitality Furniture: Making improvements since 9/11 put a damper on the travel industry. Showing good signs.

    • Office Furniture: Have faced a few bad years but are showing signs of doing better.

  • Kitchen Cabinets

    • Very Good! Where are all these people supposed to live.

  • Architectural Millwork

    • Follows construction Trends

  • Doors and Shutters

    • Doing well

  • Wood Flooring

    • Hot !!!


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Survey Results

  • Sales of West Coast species average approximately 20% of the total sales volume to the individual companies.

  • A trend shows increases in these sales over the last 3 years.

  • Demand has been extremely strong for Alder, P.C. Maple and P.C. Birch.

  • But 80% report that they and the end users were unable to secure the lumber needed to satisfy demand.

    • They are either substituting species or grades to try and satisfy this void.

    • There is a growing frustration at both the Distribution and End User levels due to :

      • Inconsistencies in supply

      • Inconsistencies in grading from one mill to the next

      • Rapidly rising prices

      • * Not knowing what to expect in the future puts doubts into committing to these species in the future.

    • 90% of the responding members feel this is going to have long term ramifications

  • 100% of those responding would welcome a speaker from the WHA or individual companies to attend one of our educational meetings and discuss other West Coast species or discuss the problems we are currently facing.

  • Outlook to the future amongst the majority is positive.

  • Questions


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