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The Future of the Hardwood Lumber Industry

Tom Inman

Tom Inman is president of Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. (AHMI), a regional trade association headquartered in High Point, North Carolina. The group promotes the hardwood lumber and related products from the Appalachian forest to consumers around the world and has more than 200 member companies.

Inman joined AHMI in 1994 and was named president in 2006. He developed AHMI’s successful Appalachian Hardwood Verified Sustainable and Verified Legal promotions and has administered the New Oak Partnership, The Appalachian Height of Beauty and Appalachian Standard campaigns. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Hardwood Export Council and the North Carolina Forestry Association.

Inman is a native of southwest Virginia and spent 14 years in broadcasting and print journalism before joining the association.


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