DHA Insights: February 8, 2024


The beauty and enduring value of decorative hardwood products were recently recognized by Frontdoor.com as the most popular and sought-after home feature. This isn't a surprise to our industry. We know the beauty and value of hardwood products and are committed to continuously promoting and defending hardwoods. This is a key part of DHA's mission that we accomplish through architect education, the Real American Hardwood Campaign, and pushing back on fake "wood" products.

We are also pleased to announce that we have published the new DHA 2024 Where to Buy directory. Our membership directory is the source to find hardwood plywood, engineered wood flooring, veneer, and the machinery and supplies needed to produce beautiful hardwood products.

With the election coming, time is running out to achieve policy victories. The hardwood industry is advocating for important provisions in the farm bill and the new Hardwood Access and Program Development Act. Unfortunately, the current administration is also rushing to finalize extreme environmental regulations, including tough standards for particulate matter that could shut down new manufacturing growth throughout much of the country. The manufacturing sector, including the forest products industry, is fighting for reasonable standards.

If you have questions or comments, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Keith A. Christman, President
Decorative Hardwoods Association