Somerset is proud to support and actively participate in the following industry associations:
NHLA's Mission is to serve NHLA Members in the North American Hardwood Lumber Industry by: maintaining order, structure, rules, and ethics in the changing hardwood marketplace; providing member services unique to the hardwood lumber industry; driving collaboration across the hardwood industry to promote demand for North American hardwood lumber and advocate the interest of the hardwood community in public/private policy issues; and building positive relationships within the global hardwood community.
Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. (AHMI) has verified data from the U.S. Forest Service that timber harvesting from the Appalachian Hardwood Territory as defined by AHMI is able to meet present needs without compromising those of future generations sustainably. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Inventory and Analysis research has found that annual timber harvest levels in the 344-county Appalachian Hardwood Region have been substantially less than net annual growth for more than 50 years.
IHLA is a relevant, member-driven trade association, whose members share a passion for creating the world’s finest hardwood products, and a determination to maintain the sustainable productivity of our nation’s forest resources.
The purpose of KFIA is to promote the economic welfare and interests of Kentucky’s wood industry. The Association has a wide range of membership and is designed to assist primary and secondary wood industry, landowners, loggers, and service industries. Conservation, sustaining quality forest resources for the future and working with agencies and programs to promote the future of the industry while protecting all forest users are the major goals of KFIA.
AHEC is the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, representing companies and trade associations engaged in the export of a full range of U.S. hardwood products, including - lumber, veneer, plywood, flooring, moulding and dimension materials.