Robinson Lumber Company as a member of the International Wood Products Association, (IWPA), follows a clear environmental policy for the purchase of tropical wood and wood products. We believe in our responsibility and are committed to basing our commercial activities on sound principles of proper forest management. These principles have been outlined by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), which we fully support.
An independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations. An open, membership-led organization that sets standards under which forests and companies are certified. Membership consists of three equally weighted chambers — environmental, economic, and social — to ensure the balance and the highest level of integrity.
The Appalachian Hardwood Verified Legal (AHVL) program provides assurance to hardwood lumber buyers that Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. members are a legal entity in the United States and adhere to the rule of law; products are legally sourced; and a third-party has audited the company to adherence to the standards. This program is designed to meet the basic demands of the international customers.
As a responsible actor in the international timber supply chain, Robinson Lumber has developed due diligence programs to ensure that we and our clients are in compliance with the US Lacey Act and the European Union's Deforestation Regulation. We continue to devote resources to supplier and client education on legality and sustainability issues and are constantly updating our systems to reflect industry leading best practices.
As active members of the international lumber community, we participate in many associations and forums to promote legal and sustainable timber production around the world. We believe that keeping forests as healthy working forests is the only path forward to preserving our best renewable natural resource for generations to come.
AHEC is the leading international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing the committed exporters among U.S. hardwood companies and all the major hardwood product trade associations.
The U.S. Forest Service has proven the Appalachian Hardwood Forest as defined by AHMI is increasing annually and the growth to removal ratio is 2.4. This confirms the Appalachian Hardwood Forest (AHF) meets present needs without compromising those of future generations and will continue into the future – sustainably.
The Association of Wood Exporting Industries of the State of Pará (AIMEX) was founded in 1981, by a group of 25 wood exporters from Pará and Amapá, with the aim of serving as an interface between public bodies and exporting companies. Robinson Lumber is one of the only American Associate members and is proud to support legal and sustainable forestry in the Brazilian Amazon.
The Hardwood Manufacturers Association is only national trade organization with membership limited to hardwood sawmills and lumber concentration yards located in the United States. Bound by a common thread, our members recognize the importance of working together an extraordinary community that shares information and industry experiences for the benefit of all.
IHLA is the leading international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing the committed exporters among U.S. hardwood companies and all the major hardwood product trade associations.
IWPA is the leading international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing the committed exporters among U.S. hardwood companies and all the major hardwood product trade associations.
The London Hardwood Club was established in 1937 and remains a unique opportunity for the UK hardwood trade to get together informally and discuss relevant issues on a regular basis. Robinson Lumber is proud to be the only American member of this venerable institution as we seek to collaborate with and support our UK industry colleagues.
The Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association (MLMA) was originally organized in 1954 to promote the sale of lumber produced by Mississippi sawmills. MLMA mill members include responsible manufacturers of quality southern lumber, both pine and hardwood, representing all lumber production sections of Mississippi. RLC is a proud Associate Member.
The North American Wholesale Lumber Association was founded in 1893 (same year as RLC ;-). Members are dedicated to growing and nurturing every aspect of the lumber industry, from the careful stewardship of forest resources, to the harvesting and distribution of lumber products, to championing wood’s role in a greener economy and a healthier planet. NAWLA represents the best interests of wholesalers, manufacturers, and service provider companies from the planting of seedlings, to the selling of building materials and wood in all of its many forms.
NHLA's has a mission to serve NHLA Members engaged in the commerce of North American hardwood lumber by: maintaining order, structure and ethics in the changing global hardwood marketplace; providing unique member services; promoting North American hardwood lumber and advocating the interest of the hardwood community in public/private policy issues; and providing a platform for networking opportunities.
NWFA is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, inspectors, and consultants.providing unique member services; promoting North American hardwood lumber and advocating the interest of the hardwood community in public/private policy issues; and providing a platform for networking opportunities.
SFPA was founded in 1915 as the Southern Pine Association. Today, SFPA is recognized as one of the foremost trade organizations in the forest products industry and represents Southern Pine lumber manufacturers from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Southwestern Hardwood Manufacturers Club first met and organized in October 1917. For over one hundred years, this organization has worked to shape hardwood manufacture and marketing to provide the world with the beauty and quality of American Hardwoods!
The Wood Products Manufacturers Association’s mission is to provide members with the tools to help their business succeed. We provide our members with the finest information resources and services available for the wood products industry.