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March 09, 2023

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DHA Insights: March 9, 2023

We know from middle school biology classes that wood is produced from photosynthesis which uses carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stores carbon in wood products, but we often need data to show that wood products are the climate-responsible choice. DHA has just that: a new environmental product declaration documenting the very low global warming potential of engineered wood flooring. Comparisons to similar studies for vinyl flooring show that the global warming potential of vinyl is nearly six times that of engineered wood flooring.…

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February 23, 2023

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DHA Insights: February 23, 2023

We continue to live in interesting times, this year, with significant changes underway in our industry and around the globe. The DHA eNews is a great way to stay current. But it is no substitute for the discussions that will take place at DHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 24, through Friday, May 26. All DHA members are encouraged to attend, including those who join in the upcoming months. Registration is open—…

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February 09, 2023

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DHA

DHA Insights: February 9, 2023

An important part of DHA's mission is promoting beautiful decorative hardwood products and making sure customers know where to buy them. I’m happy to announce that the 2023 Where to Buy directory is now available—download your free copy today. Last year, the DHA Where to Buy was downloaded more than 9,000 times.

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January 26, 2023

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DHA Insights: January 26, 2023

In our last email, we noted that 2022 was an eventful year that dramatically affected our industry, from the war in Ukraine to an important preliminary finding from the U.S. Department of Commerce that imports of hardwood plywood from Vietnam were circumventing the duties on Chinese hardwood plywood. 2022 was also an eventful year for the Decorative Hardwoods Association; we sent the highlights of what we achieved together to DHA members last week. If you are a DHA member and did not receive your copy, please contact me so I can send you…

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January 12, 2023

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DHA Insights: January 12, 2023

Well, 2022 was a very eventful year for all of us, and that is already shaping up to be the case again in 2023. In the first week of the year, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood and the American Manufacturers of Multilayered Wood Flooring, in their filings with federal agencies, strongly supported the continuation of duties on imports from China. These duties total over 200% for hardwood plywood and, combined with Section 301 tariffs, they are key to preventing harm to U.S. manufacturers from unfair Chinese trade practices.…