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NWPCA Fall Webinar Series

As part of our ongoing efforts to create a more global, inclusive, and safe learning environment for our members, NWPCA extends its webinar series for the fall. The webinars will draw on relevant content that brings our community together for engagement and learning. Stay tuned as more webinars will be announced.

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Softwood Lumber Trends
Hear about availability trends for softwoods including details about the recent shortages of softwood lumber and corresponding spikes in prices. Passcode: NWPCA_#2

Presented on October 15, 2020 by Taylor Tankersley, VP of Sales, East Coast Lumber

Moderator: Mark Barford, Sr. Director of Business Partnerships

Sponsored by:

Hardwood Lumber Availability in the Age of Covid 
Hear about availability trends for hardwood lumber. Passcode: NWPCA_Hardwood1

Presented on September 17, 2020 by Judd Johnson, Editor, Hardwood Market Report; Moderator: Mark Barford, Sr. Director of Business Partnerships



about our presenters

Judd Johnson

Judd Johnson is editor of Hardwood Market Report. He joined the company in 1994 after spending the first 18 years of his career in the hardwood industry. While working in the industry, Mr. Johnson’s experience ranged from lumber inspection, to lumber procurement and processing, to sales, and on to secondary manufacturing with furniture, dimension, and flooring manufacturers.

The Hardwood Market Report, the company’s flagship publication, is considered the authoritative report on North American hardwood pricing and markets.


A native Mississippian, Taylor Tankersley attended (and later graduated from) the University of Alabama, where he played baseball for the Crimson Tide. He was drafted by the Florida Marlins and began and 8-year professional career.

Taylor's career then turned to the lumber industry. He has been with East Coast Lumber for almost a decade where, in his role of Vice President of Sales he prides himself with growing his business by cultivating strong relationships with sawmills and customers. He sees the trends while helping to grow East Coast's network with suppliers and customers across the industry. Taylor and his wife, Lauren, live in North Carolina with their two young children.  

Moderator: mark barford

Mark Barford serves as NWPCA Senior Director – Business Partnerships since 2016. A forester by training, Mark came to NWPCA after retiring as CEO of the National Hardwood Lumber Association following his leadership in several other softwood and hardwood industry associations. He remains an advocate for both the pallet industry, and the wood suppliers who serve it.