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2023 Spring Regional Meeting

HMA is heading to Kentucky, May 24–25, and we've lined up some mighty interesting tours that you'll not want to miss.

Cumberland Cooperage | East Bernstadt, Kentucky

In 1958, C.B. and Imogene Robinson opened a small stave mill in southeastern Kentucky. Today, still family-owned, and known throughout the industry for their quality oak, bourbon barrels, they secure renewable white oak logs from all over the southeast; turn them into staves to produce 53-gallon barrels, then char the insides of each barrel to provide the distinctive color and taste for some of the best-known bourbons in the world.

Kentucky Hardwood Lumber | Somerset, Kentucky

Merrick Hardwoods is a vertically integrated forest products company and one of the largest manufacturers of Appalachian lumber and hardwood flooring in the United States. The company processes kiln-dried red oak, white oak, ash, hickory, hard maple, soft maple, cherry, poplar, and basswood lumber into residential hardwood flooring. Excess wood fiber and sawdust collected throughout the flooring manufacturing process supplies their state-of-the-art wood pellet division.

BPM Lumber | London, Kentucky

Providing a safe work environment. Promoting sustainable forest management. Setting the bar for manufacturing standards in the region and the industry. Building and maintaining core supplier relationships. Through these company values, the BPM Lumber team remains committed to being the best hardwood lumber operation in Appalachia. BPM’s four modern, state-of-the-art mills—located in the heart of Eastern Kentucky—combine to create a consistent, reliable and quality product, and have an annual production capacity of 100 million board feet.

GreenTree Forest Products, Inc. | Wallingford, Kentucky

GreenTree Forest Products, Inc. was established in 1990, and produce 20 million feet of quality Appalachian Hardwoods annually. GreenTree Forest Products is owned and operated by the 3rd and 4th generations of the JC Wells Family. This legacy began in 1952 when J. C. Wells and his four sons, Don, Jim, Bill and David ordered their first Corley sawmill, and had it shipped to their farm in Morehead, Kentucky. Sixty Five years later, our commitment to quality and unsurpassed customer service, is stronger than ever.