Pictured left to right: Tom Walthousen, director of industry
 relations, NHLA; Chris Guth, head forester, ITL; Michael
 Drusinsky, owner, ITL; and Larry Evans, president, ITL

MEMPHIS, TN — The National Hardwood Lumber Assn. (NHLA) has named Industrial Timber & Lumber Co. (ITL) of Beachwood, OH, the winner of the 2009 Forest Stewardship Award.  ITL was presented the award during the 2009 NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase in Boston on Oct. 2.  
For 13 years, NHLA has honored those members who exemplify excellence in forest stewardship through the Forest Stewardship Award.  Winners are recognized for their distinguished efforts in five areas of forest stewardship: public education, political involvement, promotion to private forestland owners, land management practices and mill/business activities.
“ITL’s commitment to ‘take personal responsibility for sustaining the timberlands, wildlife habitat and ecosystems in which we work’ is evident in every aspect of the company,” said Dave Redmond, first vice president, upon presenting the award. “It is my sincere honor to present this award to ITL — a great asset to NHLA and the entire hardwood industry.”

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