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National Hardwood Lumber Association names its keynote speaker

National Hardwood Lumber Association names its keynote speaker The Timber Trades Journal Online reports that Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker at this year's National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) annual convention, which will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from October 13-16.

"The hardwood industry has been successfully self-regulated for more than 110 years. Governor Palin supports a free enterpise system with limited government involvement and understands that industries such as ours are a great example of America's pioneering spirit," said NHLA executive director Mark Barford.

According to the organization's website, the NHLA was developed to establish a uniform system of grading rules for hardwood lumber. It was founded in 1898, making it the oldest and largest hardwood association.

American hardwoods offer consumers a great variety of color, grain and character. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) reports that species like elm, oak and maple are ideal for interior projects such as cabinetry and flooring and that American hardwoods have become the preferred choice of the international design community for high-end interior projects such as public buildings, hotels and corporate offices as well as private homes.ADNFCR-2999-ID-19806070-ADNFCR