2015 KFIA Annual Meeting - Celebrating 50 years

KFIA will be celebrating our 50th year serving our members and the industry on March 25-27, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington Kentucky.  We hope to see everyone.  More information will be available as we get closer.


2014 KFIA Annual Meeting

2014 Kentucky Forest Industries Association Annual Meeting
“Let the Good Times Roll”

Click here for current Attendance List

 The Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) held its 49th Annual Meeting on April 2 - 4, 2014 at The Brown Hotel in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky.  The association hosted over 350 company representatives from throughout the region.  There will be a variety of discussions and activities to enjoy during the event.  A number of opportunities will be made available for attendees to gather and discuss current issues, and meet with customers both new and old.  The meeting got underway with a golf outing at the Oxmoor Country Club Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky with 80 golfers participating and a tour of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.

$10,000 Hole in One Contest sponsored by U-C Coatings Corp. had a winner, Mike Albreicht from Frankfort, KY.  True to its tradition, we can't visit the Oxmoor Country Club and it not rain, this year was not exception but everyone seemed to still have a good time.  ISK Biocides sponsored the beverage cart.  Many thanks to all our sponsors.    

Speakers included Joe Collins from the State Entomology Office providing an update on the Emerald Ash Borer and Thousand Cankers Disease plaguing the industry and a presentation will be made by Matt Bynum with Louisville Slugger bats to explain how the ash borer is affecting their wood procurement strategies.  Bob Russell from Brown - Forman Cooperage provided an update on recent growth in the bourbon and stave markets.  An expert panel will be debating the proposed Hardwood Check-off and it’s affect on the industry.   Senator Rand Paul was invited but unable to attend but sent a Field Representative to speak during the meeting.  

2014 KFIA Annual Meeting - April 2-4, Louisville, KY

ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORSHIP LEVELS: Thank you to all of our sponsors that helped make the meeting such a success.

    BPM Lumber LLC
Dunaway Timber Co.
    Kentucky Tree Farm Committee
Nortrax Inc.
    Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual / Indiana Lumbermans Mutual Insurance
    Van Meter Insurance

Brown-Forman Cooperage
 Domtar Paper Co., LLC
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Frank Miller Lumber Co.
Mullican Flooring
 Robinson Stave inc.

    GreenTree Forest Products Inc.
Stella Jones Inc.
    Lebanon Oak Flooring Co.
Somerset Wood Products

Brewco Inc.
Courtney Timber Harvesting  
Curry Timber Products 
    C..B. Goodman & Sons
Koetter & Smith Inc.
    Mohawk/Columbia Flooring
    Smallwood Lumber Co. LLC
    Timber Express USA
Whayne Supply Co.

Associated Pallet Inc.
Brandeis Machinery & Supply
Brewco Inc.
Sam Carey Lumber
Columbus Equipment Co.
    Cool Cat Apps, Inc.        
    Corley Mfg, Inc.
Courtney Timber Harvesting
    Diamond Forest Resources
Walter Fields Lumber Co.
    Frederick & May Lumber Co.
Gay Brothers Logging & Lumber
H & S Lumber Co.
Hartzell Hardwoods
    Havco Wood Products Inc.
Stella - Jones Inc.
Koetter Woodworking Inc.
Koppers Inc.
    METRIE (Moulding & Millwork)
Middle Tennessee Lumber
Midwest Hardwood Corporation
Frank Miller Lumber Co.
Missouri Walnut LLC
Mullican Flooring
Northland Trading
Nortrax, Inc.
Patterson Chip Co. Inc.
Premium Hardwoods Inc.
    ProLift Equipment Co.
Rudd Equipment Co.
Stone Belt Freight Lines
    U.S. Blades
    Emmet Vaughn Lumber Co.
    Whayne Supply Co.
    Richard White Wood Products


Exhibitor Information
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2014 KFIA Annual Meeting Exhibitors

Arborgen, Inc, Bluff City, AR

 Bluff City, AR

Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co., Louisville KY

Breeze Dried, Inc, Tillsonburg Ontario Canada - Gordon Overbaugh

Brewco, Inc, Central City, KY

Columbus Equipment Co., Columbus, OH

Company Wrench LTD, Carroll, OH

Cool Cat Apps Inc, Tompkinsville, KY

Corley Mfg. Co., Chattanooga, TN

eLimbs, LLC, Belpre, OH

Froedge Machine & Supply Co., Inc., Tompkinsville, KY

Industrial Carbide, Louisville, KY

Industrial Vision Systems, Bryn Mawr, PA

Stella Jones Inc., Fulton, KY

KY Division of Forestry, Frankfort, KY

KY Tree Farm, Frankfort, KY

Lumbermen's Equipment Digest, Columbia, TN 

Morehead State University Innovation Center, Morehead, KY

National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN

Nortrax, Inc, Richmond, KY

Opticom Tech, Battle Creek MI

Patterson Chip Co., Barbourville KY

Pennsylvania & Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance, Philadelphia, PA

ProLift Industrial Equipment, Louisville KY

Rudd Equipment Co., Louisville, KY

Sawmill MD, Crestview, FL
McDonough Mfg. Eau Clare, WI

SII Dry Kilns, Vienna, IL

Talladega Machine/Arch Chemical, Talladega, AL

TradeTec Computer Systems, Parkesville, BC

TS Manufacturing, Lindsay Ontario Canada

U-C Coatings, Buffalo, NY

UK Department of Forestry, Jackson, KY

U.S. Blades, Meridian, MS

U.S. Forest Service/Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, KY

USNR, Woodland, WA

Waddell & Reed, Louisville, KY 

Whayne Supply Company, Louisville, KY

Wood-Mizer LLC, Indianapolis, IN

2014 Registration

Allen's Logging LLC, Shepherdsville, KY 2013 Logger of the Year - Gussy Allen, Josh Allen, Steve Collins, Jerry Adkins

Altenburg Hardwood Lumber Co., Altenburg, MO - Larry Sharp

American Woodmark, Monticello, KY - Jerry Starns
                                           Winchester, VA - Chris Ghiloni, Bruce Roberts

Roy Anderson Lumber Co., Tompkinsville, KY - Dave Cain

Anderson Wood Products, Louisville, KY - Kenneth Lynn

Armstrong Hardwood Flooring, Jackson, TN - JR Johns

Associated Hardwoods, Nashville TN - Marty Cope

Associated Pallet Inc, Bremen, KY - Kevin Perry, Michelle Perry

Atlanta Hardwoods Corp - Clarksville, Mableton, GA - Steve Biggs, Josh Hogan

R. Booe & Son Hardwoods, Center Point IN - Brad & Candy Booe

BPM Lumber LLC, London, KY - Matt Begley, Marty Cornett, John Reinstetle, Steve Staryak

Bryan Equipment Sales Inc, Loveland, OH (Stihl, Inc.) - Jim Spangler

Sam Carey Lumber, Germantown, TN - Jim Black

Cole Hardwood, Logansport, IN - Tom Oilar

Courtney Timber Harvesting, Greenville, KY - Charles "Chuck" Courtney

Crooked Creek Farm, Louisville, KY - Greg Kuhns

Curry Timber Products, Inc, East Bernstadt, KY - Steve Curry

Diamond Forest Resources, Morehead, KY - Amy Conley, Shane Middleton

Domtar Paper Co., LLC, Hawesville, KY - Dan Allard, Russell Cunningham, Kevin Tudor
                                            Kingsport, TN - Thomas Kain

Dunaway Timber Co., Fordsville, KY - Henry & Kay Christ, John Williams, Jim Hazelwood, Will Smith, Sue Shupe

Duncan, Henry, Versailles, KY

Estill Wood Products, Ravenna, KY - Gary Ballard

Walter Fields Lumber, Memphis, TN - Robby Fields, Howell White

Foe Forestry, LaGrange, KY - Lloyd Foe

Forest Products Inc. Corbin, KY - John C. Smith

G.F. Hardwoods, Moss, TN - Jimmy Carr, Quentin Moss

Gay Brothers Logging & Lumber, Oneida, KY - Darrin & Tonya Gay

Georgia-Pacific Corp., Knoxville, TN - Ed Clark

Glatfelter, Chillicothe OH - Doug Schwemlein, Chris Fry

Glen Oak Lumber Co., Somerset, KY - Tom Talbot

C.B. Goodman & Sons Lumber, Hickory, KY - Casey & Joni Goodman, Tony & Cheryl Goodman

Graf Bros. Flooring & Lumber. South Shore, KY - Ralph Bartles

H & S Lumber Co., Clay City, KY - Tom & Laurie DeFilippo

Hardwood Federation, Washington DC - Dana Lee Cole

Hardwood Market Report, Cordova, TN - David Caldwell

Hardwoods of Michigan, Clinton, MI - Mike Schlegal

Hartzell Hardwoods, Piqua, OH - Jeff Caldwell, Kelly Hostetter

Havco Wood Products, Vonore, TN - Ronnie Laurentius
                                            Cape Girardeau, MO - Steve Moore    

Hermitage Hardwood, Cookeville, TN - Andy Dunsmore, Junior Kessler

Industrial Timber & Land (ITL), Beachwood, OH - Rob McCarthy

J & J Pallet, Clarksville, IN - Dwight Barnette

Kentucky Hardwood Lumber, Somerset, KY - Hagan Wonn, Coby Stephens, Rob Cornett

Koetter & Smith Inc. Borden, IN - Jay Engle

Koetter Woodworking, Borden, IN - Jerry Koetter, Jerry Renneker

Kop-Coat Inc, Pittsburgh, PA - Dale Burns, John Palmer

Koppers Inc, Dickson, TN - Brian Johnson

Lebanon Oak Flooring Co. LLC, Lebanon, KY - Rick & Judy Goodin

Little River Lumber Co., Asheville, NC - Danny & Rebekah Arnold, William McNeill

METRIE (Moulding & Millwork), Jeffersonville, KY - Wade Hickson, Stuart  Hayden

Middle Tennessee Lumber, Burns, TN - Alan Meek

Midwest Hardwood Corporation, Maple Grove, MN - Dax Redden

Midwest Walnut, Willow Springs, MO - Scott Wood, Kelly Sutherland

Frank Miller Lumber Co., Union CIty, IN - Tony Messina, Chris Travis, Glenn Durham

Millett Hardwoods, Louisville, KY - Bill Steiden, Chuck Underwood

Missouri Walnut LLC, Neosho, MO - Kirk Bachman, Sherry Laughlin

Mohawk/Columbia Flooring, Holden, WV - Damon Bevins

Mullican Flooring, Ronceverte, WV - Gale Keener
                                  Norton, VA - Tony Honeycutt

Northland Corp, LaGrange, KY - Orn Gudmundsson Sr, Ron Nentwig

Northland Trading, LaGrange, KY - Tony & Mary Leanhart

Northwest Hardwoods, Weldon, NC - Greg Pappas

Ohio International Lumber, Waverly, OH - Rick Faulkner

Paintsville Wood Products, Paintsville, KY - Arkie Fouts

Pelle, Harry & Karen, Bradsfordville, KY - 2013 Tree Farmer of the Year

Poirier, Tom, Louisville,KY

Powell Valley Millwork, Clay City, KY - Jimmy Thornberry

Premium Hardwoods, Bremen, KY - Deron Harris

James Ritter Lumber, Summer Shade, KY - Robert Ousley

Robinson Lumber Co., New Orleans, LA - C W "Toto" Robinson
New Albany, IN - Jack Grace

Rockland Flooring, Monon, IN - Gordon Kendrick

S & J Lumber Co. LLC, Thurman, OH - Alan & Annette Smith

Seguin Moreau, Perryville, MO - Jerry & Paula Terbrak

J.T. Shannon Lumber, Memphis, TN - Jerrod Free

Charles F. Sheils Co, Cincinnati OH - Marc Shiels

Somerset Wood Products, Somerset, KY - Steve Merrick, George Crawford, Troy Jamieson, Bobby Atkinson, Larry Norfleet, Travis Strunk

Stemwood, New Albany, IN - Rodney Bramer

Stephens Hardwood, LLC, Huntsville TN - Jerry & Tonya Stephens, Danny Flick

Stone Belt Freight Lines, Bloomington, IN - Danny Jones

Strader Bros., LLC, Elkton, KY - Mervin & Dawn Strader

Timber Express USA, Nashville, TN - Earl Williams

Timber Express Export, Nashville, TN - David Williams

Van Meter Insurance, Lexington KY - Clay Pear, Adam Harris

Emmet Vaughn Lumber Co., Knoxville, TN - Brad Froning

Wayne Lumber Co., Monticello KY - Alan Richardson

Wellborn Cabinet Inc, Ashland, AL - John Lindeberg

Whayne Supply Co., Louisville, KY - Richard Scott 

Harold White Lumber Inc., Morehead, KY - Ray White

Woodcraft Industries, Bowling Green KY - Isaiah & Sarah Harville

Young Manufacturing Co. Inc, Beaver Dam, KY - Bill Boarman

Young Sawmill Co., Beaver Dam, KY - Sue & Fred Puckett