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2018 Annual Meeting - JW Marriott, Marco Island, FL - Jan. 17-21

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. will celebrates its 90th Anniversary with the 2018 Annual Meeting at the  JW Marriott Marco Island, FL, on Jan. 17-21, 2018. This is a month earlier than traditional years but provides AHMI members with a mid-winter retreat to south Florida. The resort suffered only minor damage from Hurricane Irma and has completed repairs.

This is the third visit to Marco Island for AHMI and the first since the property became a JW Marriott in 2016. It is set on three miles of private white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. They are completing a $320 million renovation, providing guests with luxurious accommodations, 10 restaurants, the Spa by JW® and two 18-hole championship golf courses. The resort has three pools and a wide Gulf beachfront. There are endless opportunities for relaxation and fun with kayaks, wave runners, sailboats and other activities.

The AHMI business program includes presentations on:


Solid Hardwood Furniture Design - American Society of Furniture Designers President Catina Roscoe will discuss the return to solid wood furniture. Her firm, Catina Unlimited Design works with Amish and other domestic manufacturers.


ExIm Bank In 2018 - EXIM Bank's export credit insurance provides business with the confidence necessary to enter new foreign markets, gain new customers and boost sales. Director Sharyn Koenig will discuss new programs for 2018


Log Grading System - The Hardwood Research Center at West Virginia University has developed a log grading system to help sellers and buyers better understand the material. HRC's Curt Hassler will explain the program.


Certified Appalachian - AHMI will introduce its certification program for hardwood lumber from the region. The brand has tremendous value around the world and this audited program will certify origin and sustainability.


90th Anniversary of AHMI - The association marks 90 years in 2018 and we will look back at the successes and people.


Election of Officers and Trustees - New officers and trustees will be elected for 2018-19.

There will be golf tournaments at The Rookery and Hammock

There will be golf tournaments at The Rookery and Hammock Bay Golf Courses and a fishing tournament with GoFishMarco as teams try their luck in the Gulf of Mexico.  AHMI will plan the Fun on the Beach for Saturday afternoon to relax and enjoy the beautiful beach at Marco. Each evening we have scheduled outdoor receptions to watch the sunset!
Saturday evening we will enjoy a casual beach buffet dinner together before we return home. AHMI looks forward to having you attend.

Make room reservations (239) 394-2511 from 9am-5 pm M-F and ask for the Appalachian Hardwood block
You may also make room reservation on the Marriott website. The entire room block may not be visible.

Please complete your Meeting Registration here

Save 30% on Car/Van service from the airport to Marriott Marco using Naples Transportation here

2018 Annual Meeting Agenda

Wed., Jan. 17

6 p.m. Early Bird Reception


Thurs., Jan. 18

Morning activities on your own

3 p.m. AHMI Board of Trustees

6 p.m. Welcome Reception

Dinner on your own



Fri., Jan. 19

8:30 a.m. General Session

   1) Solid Hardwood Furniture Design

   2) Exim Bank Programs For 2018

   3) Certified Appalachian

12 p.m. Fishing Tournament

12 p.m. Golf Tournament

6 p.m. Friday Reception

Dinner on your own


Sat., Jan. 20

8 a.m. Producers Meeting

8 a.m. Distributors Meeting

9:15 a.m. General Session

   1) Log Grading Rules

   2) AHMI 90 Anniversary

   3) Election of Officers & Trustees

12 p.m. Golf Tournament

1 p.m. Fun on the Beach

6 p.m. Saturday Reception


Sun., Jan. 21

7:30 a.m. Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen



2018 Summer Conference - The Homestead, Hot Springs, FL - July 29-31

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. will holds its 2018 Summer Conference at the Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA, on July 29-31, 2018. More information will be posted here soon.


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2018 Annual Meeting
- Jan. 17-20, JW Marriott, Marco Island, FL

  Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc., P.O. Box 427, High Point, NC 27272 | Tel. (336) 885-8315