Demand for American hardwoods expected to pick up in the first half of 2017 as key projects near completion
22 February 2017
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, is gearing up to participate at the Dubai WoodShow 2017, which will take place from March 7 – 9 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC). The event will see the participation of fourteen U.S. hardwood lumber and veneer exporters under the banner of the American Hardwood Pavilion. AHEC’s participation is aimed at educating visitors about the wide availability and variety of American hardwood species as well as their proven environmental credentials, amidst a mild slump in demand for hardwoods across the region.
AHEC, together with the Hardwood States Export Group (HSEG) and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, will host an American Hardwood Pavilion comprising individual booths for U.S. hardwood exporting companies in addition to a technical information area. Participating companies include Missouri Walnut, Seeland Wood, Northland Corporation, Kamps Hardwoods, Nina Company, Somerset Wood Products, Alan Forest Products, Midwest Hardwood Corporation, Baillie Lumber, Robinson Lumber Company, C/K International, American Lumber Company, Kretz Lumber, and Wheeland Lumber. AHEC staff and consultants will also be on hand to answer technical questions on American hardwood species, applications, lumber grading and environmental credentials.
“Since the very first Dubai WoodShow, AHEC has consistently participated with an American Hardwood Pavilion, which plays host to a number of U.S. hardwood exporting companies. Now in its twelfth edition, the show has been very good for the region and is by far the most important wood trade event in the wider MENA region,” said Roderick Wiles, AHEC Regional Director. “Despite a slight downturn in demand for hardwoods across the region in 2016, AHEC’s participation will help strategically reinforce the position of U.S. hardwoods as a favored material, mainly for interior joinery, flooring and furniture, and more importantly as key projects near their completion dates and final materials, including hardwoods, are specified.”
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is the leading international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing the committed exporters among U.S. hardwood companies and all the major U.S. hardwood production trade associations. AHEC runs a worldwide programme to promote American hardwoods in over 50 export markets, concentrating on providing architects, specifiers, designers and end-users with technical information on the range of species, products and sources of supply. In addition, AHEC also produces a full range of technical publications. For more information, please visit: www.americanhardwood.org.
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