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March  2014
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  President's Message  
President's Message
By: Erin McClanahan, HLPA President

Aloha HLPA Members,

The HLPA is pleased to announce that Erin McClanahan has agreed to be the 2014 President of our organization.

Erin is a veteran of the wood products industry with 20 years of work experience in business that deal with wood sales and services.

The Board of the HLPA is excited to work with Erin to build on the successes of the past and expand the reach of the HLPA in 2014.

Together we can continue to reinforce HLPA's mission "to promote lumber products as a preferred building material based on the proven track record of wood and its achievement of long-term performance success in Hawaii's construction industry."

HLPA 2014 Board of Directors:

Erin McClanahan, President
(Sause Bros., Hawaii Marketing Manager)
Hap A. Person, Vice-President
(Honolulu Wood Treating, LLC, President)
Robert B. Kayser, Jr., Treasurer
(Gentry Builders, LLC, VP/Director of Construction)
Connie Smales, Secretary
(Plywood Hawaii, President)

Keith Cuthbert
(ILevel by Weyerhaeuser, Western Sales Rep.)
Michael K. Fujimoto
(HPM Building Supply, President/CEO)
Jim Keller
(Armstrong Builders, President)
Dave Kimball
(Mendocino Forest Products, GM Hawaii Distribution Center)
Scott Loomer
(Truss Systems Hawaii, Inc., President)


HLPA Industry Forecast 2014

Although higher lumber consumption resulted in a boost for domestic production in 2013, suppliers remained cautious with inventory. The recent government shutdown caused a ripple effect throughout the economy and created a feeling of uncertainty for many in the industry.

But there is good news for the lumber sector. Construction growth is expected to be one of the economic saviors for Hawaii in 2014 with projects ranging from housing developments in West Oahu to high-rise condominiums in Kakaako to city and state infrastructure improvements statewide.


HLPA Launches New
Marketing Campaign

"WOOD, Growing Today. Building our Tomorrow". With ads in Building Industry Magazine & Fix it Fridays Radio program, plus our quarterly ENewsletters, our new theme this year focuses on the positive economic impacts that choosing and building with wood have on our local economy. Similar to last year HLPA members will be included in our advertisements. Since lumber is the most sustainable of all building materials, it makes perfect sense to enlighten our audience about the bright future builders and developers have when choosing wood. Not only green & sustainable, but economically the best choice. We'll feature these types of editorials throughout the year as well. Our big June Resource Guide is celebrating it's 9th year; "The 2014 HLPA Wood & Lumber Resource Guide" will again be inserted in Building Industry Magazine's June issue, and contain relevant and up-to-date information on building Hawaii's Homes with wood!

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