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A Message from Michael Thornberry, KFIA Membership Chair

The Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) represents a diverse group of individuals and companies committed to the growth and sustainability of our forestland and our businesses.   With more than fifty years of support, the KFIA is recognized amongst business leaders, elected officials, and local communities as the voice of our industry.  We appreciate the support of our sponsoring members, our board, and the staff to continue our mission of Growing Kentucky’s Forests and Supplying the World.  

From Paducah to Pikeville, our companies add significant value in rural and metropolitan areas alike.  With a payroll exceeding $1.5 billion annually and total employment approaching 60,000, the businesses that make up this association are vital to Kentucky’s economy.  We must continue raising up our employee base and empower them to earn higher wages and grow within their respective organizations.    

We have seen a resurgence in our industry in line with the overall economy.  New products and enhanced technology continue to have a positive impact in the forest products sector.  Challenges are no doubt on the horizon and we have the resources to overcome them.  Our trade association is one of those resources.    

Our collective voice, the KFIA, is the most powerful tool we have to influence public policy to benefit all members.  Additionally, our network is vital to the success of our business dealings amongst each other and to share our positive story with the surrounding region and the country.  I encourage you to consider the variety of membership benefits and how your company is taking action.     

The KFIA is only as strong as its membership.  I believe we are at a pivotal time in the history of this association.  We must focus on recruitment to bring new individuals, new companies, and new ideas into the fold.  I hope that you will join us in outreach to prospective members and remind them the value of KFIA now and for future generations.   

 Regards, 
 Michael Thornberry, KFIA Membership Chairman 
 Powell Valley Millwork 
     

The wood industry is a vital part of Kentucky's economy.  Join KFIA and help our industry to continue to grow.  It is an important time for the industry and association to provide an united voice for all interests.  Together we can promote the interests of everyone and enhance your business returns.  To join KFIA, please fill out the application.  Please call 502/695-3979 if you have any questions. 

 

Kentucky Forest Industries Association
106 Progress Drive
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Tel:  502/695-3979       Fax:  502/695-8343

Bob Bauer, Executive Director  Bob@kfia.org
Michele Brewer, Staff Assistant Michele@kfia.org