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August 30, 2016

Dear Friends, Customers, and Suppliers:

It's now been three weeks since our serious fire at our Kingston, New Hampshire yard. Thanks to the hard work of our team, vendors, customers and the support of our many friends in the industry (a special shout-out to Cersosimo Lumber, Blue Ridge Lumber, Bingaman and Son Lumber, Highland Hardwoods, and Abenaki Timber Corp); we were back in operation and shipping loads on August 8th. We had our boiler and kilns operating by August 12th.

Although we have had to revert to some pre-mechanization methods, we have been able to process a remarkable amount of wood in the last two weeks, and we will have shipped over a million board feet by the end of August.

We are working on the clean-up and rebuilding plans. Our staff has been incredible, and I am very grateful for their support.

Jameson French
President and CEO of Northland Forest Products

August 16, 2016

Latest update on our Kingston, New Hampshire Lumberyard as reported in the New Hampshire Union Leader: Read the article now.

August 9, 2016

We are delighted to report that we were able to get our main production line operating late Monday morning. Our kilns are also close to being back online!

We were shipping domestic loads Monday and container loads today.

Our staff has been incredible - working harder than ever to get wood processed and our customers' needs met.

Thanks again to all of our friends in the industry for their outpouring of support and generous offers of assistance.

Jamey French
President and CEO of Northland Forest Products

August 8, 2016

Dear valued customers of Northland Forest Products,

As reported in the attached news link below, the fire that occurred at our Kingston, New Hampshire lumberyard on early Saturday morning caused heavy damage. Our thermal modification oven, pre-dryer, secondary inspection building as well as three forklifts and many other pieces of equipment were destroyed in the blaze. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the fire.

All of us at Northland Forest Products are determined to get our Kingston lumberyard back to full production as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will do our very best to work through the current production challenges and serve your lumber needs in a timely manner. As always, our focus will remain squarely on our customers’ needs as we work hard to return our Kingston operation to full capacity.

Finally, we are extremely grateful for all of the messages of support and encouragement that we have already been receiving. We will indeed draw strength from the great fraternity that characterizes our industry.

Jameson French
President and CEO of Northland Forest Products

Read WMUR news coverage >

August 6, 2016

To our valued customers, suppliers and friends,

Early Saturday morning, a major fire did serious damage to our Kingston, New Hampshire lumberyard. We lost our pre-dryer, thermal modification oven, secondary inspection line, stacker, three forklifts and countless pieces of equipment and tools. With the valiant efforts of the Kingston, NH and neighboring fire departments, it appears our boiler and kilns have been saved and no one was seriously injured.

With much hard work ahead of us we look to the future, knowing that we will emerge from this a stronger company. Although our loss is great, we have our most valuable resource, our employees. With their strong work ethic and determination, we will work to meet our customer’s needs, remain a valuable source and purchaser of hardwood lumber and continue to be a great place to work.

Ninety percent of our inventory is intact, we hope to have our kilns back online soon, and our primary inspection line should be running early this week. The lumberyard will be open as usual on Monday morning, shipping orders and starting the cleanup.

We would like to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers, and offers of help. As we sort through this we will undoubtedly have need for all of them.

Thanking you all in advance,
Jamey French, Matt Gilchrist and all the team at NFP

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About Northland Forest Products

Northland Forest Products is a hardwood lumber processor and distributor, producing our own exclusive brand of hardwood lumber for markets in the United States and 26 countries around the world. Founded in 1970, and with a history dating back to the late 19th century, Northland Forest Products continues today as a family-run business committed to excellence, innovation and responsible forest stewardship.

We take great pride in knowing that our customers depend on us not only for reliable supply and professional service, but for the unsurpassed quality of our kiln-dried Northern and Appalachian hardwoods. Our customers expect the best, and with exacting quality and grading standards and over a century of experience, that's what we deliver.

FSC certified Northland Forest Products is also proud to have one been one of the earliest companies in North America to embrace forest certification. Since 1996, we have been chain-of-custody certified by the Rainforest Alliance to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) standards. Our certificate number is RA-COC-000022 — there are only a handful of companies still in the business that have been selling FSC-certified wood longer than we have. FSC is the leader in third party responsible forestry certification, and we remain committed to doing everything we can to source and market FSC-certified lumber.

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