The National Hardwood Lumber Association opened its first overseas office in Shanghai, China in January.
Bob Sabistina, previous NHLA Inspector Training School Director and previous NHLA Chief Inspector, will oversee the Shanghai office. His work will be divided into three main areas: inspection services, including grade inquiries on specific loads and dispute resolutions; the teaching and training of U.S. hardwood lumber grades; and NHLA promotion and representation at industry meetings, tradeshows and other functions.
The office will operate seasonally and is scheduled to be open through late spring.
For information, visit www.nhla.com.