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NHLA elects new leadership

Darwin Murray of McClain Forest Products in West Plains, Mo., became the new president of the National Hardwood Lumber Association at its annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase in Toronto.

The NHLA membership also elected a new vice president and seven new board members during the business meeting. Jeff Wirkkala of Hardwood Industries Inc. in Sherwood, Ore., will serve as NHLA vice president.

The seven new board members-at-large will each serve a three-year term. They include George Bach of East Ohio Hardwood Lumber Co., John Griffin of Frank Paxton Lumber Co., Joey Josey of Josey Lumber Co., Darrell Keeling of Northwest Hardwoods, Dennis Mann of Baillie Lumber Co., Cameron McRae of McRae Lumber Co. Ltd. and George Swaner of Swaner Hardwood Co. Inc.

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