Spessert ... wide experience.

Spessert ... wide experience.

AHEC seminars focus on wood

September 2015

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) plans to host two seminars for importers, traders, manufacturers and end-users of American hardwoods in Amman (Jordan) and Dubai (UAE) this month  (September), in cooperation with the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA).

The seminars will help attendees obtain a better understanding of the physical properties, grades and the potential for applications offered by the different species of American hardwoods, and reflect AHEC’s commitment to cater to and expand further in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, which has demonstrated a consistent and healthy appetite for US hardwoods. AHEC is partnering with the Jordanian Furniture Exporters Association (Jfema) for the seminar in Amman.

The seminars are free to attend and will be delivered by Michael Snow, AHEC executive director; Roderick Wiles, AHEC regional director; and Dana Spessert, NHLA chief grading inspector, who will also provide an introduction and a practical demonstration of the NHLA rules for grading North American hardwood lumber, which form the basis of every successful transaction in American hardwoods.

The Amman seminar will be held on September 14 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel; and the Dubai event will be on 15 September at the Murooj Rotana.

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