“A recent survey of around 20% of NHLA members shows that they lost $500 million of revenue (annualized) in just these few months of tariff discussion, $2 billion of U.S. exports are at risk. More than that, a substantial majority of members said they were facing job cut decisions between 10-50% of their workforce, some said they will have to shut down. Hardwood lumber companies provide much needed rural jobs and help bring value to landowners that encourages them to keep their land as forest. The eastern hardwood forest is a great conservation and economic success. The very infrastructure of the industry is in danger because of tariff discussions, and will be difficult to replace.”