DHA Insights: May 26, 2022


Last week Decorative Hardwoods Association was in Nashville for our 101st Annual Meeting where, among other things, we introduced our new AIA-approved continuing education program for architects and designers. I loved seeing our members and discussing the exciting developments and challenges in our industry. Please save the week of May 22, 2023, for our next annual meeting.

One of the exciting developments is the strong continued growth in kitchen cabinet sales, which are up 11.3% per a recent report from Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association. Antidumping duties on Chinese cabinets are likely responsible for part of the improvement in the market health of U.S. cabinet producers.

Another part of ensuring the health of our industry is getting government regulations and definitions right. Thus, DHA filed comments on May 23 arguing that unfinished hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer should be considered a "construction material" under the Build America, Buy America Act, which means that the U.S. government would be required, in many instances, to buy 100% U.S.-made hardwood plywood and veneer. 

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

Keith A. Christman, President
Decorative Hardwoods Association


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