February  2012
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Letter from the President

Ken Laughlin,

The Hawaii Lumber Products Association has successfully completed its eighth year of effort directed toward driving the growth of commerce in Hawaii through education of the general public, homeowners, commercial builders, designers and architects on the benefits of building with wood to increase its use as a major building material.

The financial support that has come from membership in the HLPA has contributed significantly to this success and we ask that you consider joining in 2012 so that our mission to promote the benefits of building with wood can continue to benefit all Hawaii homeowners and stakeholders in the industry.

hlpa update  
The HLPA Names 2012
Board Of Directors
Ken Laughlin, President
Pacific Wood Preserving

Jeff Browning, Vice President
Sause Bros.

Robert B. Kayser, Jr., Treasurer
Gentry Builders, LLC

Connie Smales, Secretary
Plywood Hawaii, Inc.


Keith Cuthbert
ILevel by Weyerhaeuser

Michael K. Fujimoto
HPM Building Supply

Jim Keller
Armstrong Builders

Scott Loomer
Truss Systems Hawaii, Inc.

Art Owada
Honsador Lumber LLC

Hap A. Person
Honolulu Wood Treating, LLC

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Cross-Laminated Timber Would Open up New Wood Opportunities in the Hawaii Market
The American National Standards Institute approved a new standard for Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) on December 20, 2011. The standard provides requirements and test methods for qualification and quality assurance of the product. This test method includes seven stress classes covering major wood species. Code change proposals have already been submitted for the 2015 International Building Code which would allow CLT products meeting the standard requirements to be recognized as code-compliant construction materials. "This is great news for our industry and for the Hawaii market. CLT will help bridge the gap that steel and concrete currently have over wood," said Ken Laughlin, president of Hawaii Lumber Products Association.

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  About HLPA
The Hawaii Lumber Products Association is comprised of professionals representing the development and construction industry as well as building material producers and service companies. They are committed to the education and promotion of lumber products as the best choice for home construction in Hawaii. To find out more about HLPA, please visit www.HawaiiLumber.com.
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