More NWFA Pics

So since I’ve been thinking about the NWFA Expo, I thought I’d share a few more snaps by master photographer, Jason Wise, one of my favorite stalkers!

My first pic is with my dear friend, Keith Cudmore of Metropolitan’s Tech Services. He pretended to retire a year or two ago.



This is my popcorn supplier, Jim Bailey of Buchanan. I’ve known Jim since my Japanese days.



And everyone knows Tommy Maxwell!




I like visiting the Pennwood operations in PA. It’s a nice facility with really nice people—and it’s 45 minutes from my father’s house! And I will never be able to thank Skip enough for his kindness to my mother who missed the PA specialty of Scrapple. If you don’t know what that is, don’t ask.


I was very excited to meet Barry Flath, Floor Covering Manager of Sterling Carpet One. He’s one of our customers and it was a lot of fun to talk to him.



Ms. Wei Shen represents two Chinese associations and wears many hats:

  • China Wood Importers Committee (CWIC)
  • China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA)


John Salvador of Wego Floors followed me from New Orleans to Tampa. Where shall we meet next?



Giannina Vick of Bozovich and I also keep meeting at one convention or show after another!



Alex White of NC State was a lot of fun to talk Oregon with. I expect to see her out here one of these days.



Steve White of Quarter Sawn Flooring was good to pal around with. And they’re doing some pretty product these days.



Carol Goodwin and Harold Brickman dig into the challenges of making the old new again. And no, Harold, that’s not a dig at you!



Here, Cindy Squires of the IWPA and Amy Smith of the WWF and I advertise the upcoming IWPA Due Care Training Program after our Lacey presentation at the NWFA Expo.

There are still more pics to come. I’m told the NWFA has more than 5000 photos from the Expo and I am guessing Jason took maybe half of those following me around…. So I trust there is at least one more run of photos coming up in a future blog!


Elizabeth Baldwin is Environmental Compliance Officer for Metropolitan Hardwood Floors. In her 25 plus year career in the wood industry has visited over 70 countries and hundreds of facilities of all sizes and types. She describes herself as a “jack of all wood trades.” Familiar with jungles of all sorts–having camped out along the Amazon and walked the halls of Congress–she blogs for the NWFA on both environmental and regulatory issues for educational and informational purposes only. Her blog is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice. Persons seeking legal advice on compliance with CARB, TSCA, the U.S. Lacey Act or any other law, regulation, or compliance requirement/claim should consult with the regulatory agency directly and/or a qualified legal professional.

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