Hawaii Lumber Products Association announces closure

The LBM Journal
December 29, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

Honolulu, Hawaii — After a 20-year run, the Hawaii Lumber Products Association has announced it is dissolving the organization as of December 31. The association was founded during a time of uncertainty in Hawaii’s lumber industry… [when] competitors were actively campaigning against the use of wood for Hawaii structures and false information was being spread to consumers and contractors …HLPA has worked by connecting local lumber businesses and those in the industry with the most up to date resources, guides, and educational and networking opportunities. …However, Hawaii’s lumber businesses have made major strides … lumber has retaken its spot as Hawaii’s #1 preferred construction material and the local lumber economy is once again thriving. “The initial driving need for the association is no longer present. With our mission considered fulfilled, the HLPA association board has determined that our 20th anniversary is the right time to dissolve the organization,” the group announced.

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