In The Press
CHAMPLAIN HARDWOODS IN THE PRESS
David Williams Addresses 148th Inspection School Class
Twenty-seven students completed the 14-week NHLA Lumber Inspection School in Memphis, TN on December 9th. David Williams, president of Champlain Hardwoods, Inc. in Essex Junction, VT, presented an address full of anecdotes and personal observations. In his speech, Williams said, "If you have the right attitude, this school can really make a difference in your life." David's son, Mark, graduated first in the 148th class. This proud family tradition is part of what makes the Inspection School what it is today.
Hardwood Matters Magazine, February 2006.
NHLA Graduates 148th Class
The 148th class recently graduated from the National Hardwood Lumber Association's inspection school in Memphis, TN. Twenty-Seven students were given their certificates during the commencement exercises, of which Mike Cowan of the Hardwood Market Report in Memphis, was the master of ceremonies. Dave Williams was the graduation speaker, and Mark Williams was the recipient of the John Thomson award for highest overall average.
National Hardwood Magazine, January 2006.
Champlain Hardwoods Proves Quality Service Still Exists
While customers certainly enjoy the professional relationships and friendships they've formed with Champlain Hardwoods, great client service alone isn't enough to bring customers back again and again. There is a second, equally important variable to the equation - the product. Customers buy from Champlain Hardwoods with confidence, knowing that if there is a problem with their lumber, Williams, Castano, or Voyer will be on the road at the crack of dawn to personally tend to it.
National Hardwood Magazine, September 2004.
Champlain Hardwoods - Finding a Niche in Northern New England
As the new kid on the block, Champlain has had to earn the respect of suppliers and users in the region. "One of the most important things Chris and I do when we sell lumber is to represent it as it is," Williams said. "And over the years, the customers learn that the lumber will be exactly as we say it is. We would rather pass up an order than misrepresent it or not come through on it." To that end, Castano and Williams visit the kilns every week to check the quality of the inventory.
National Hardwood Magazine, April 1988.
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