2024 Annual Meeting

Oxford, Mississippi

Thursday, February 15, 2024
12:00 PM (CST)
to Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM (CST)
Category: MLMA Member Events

Please join us for our 2024 Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 15, and Friday, February 16,

in Oxford, MS! See agenda below for all the event details.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors 


Date: February 15-16, 2024

Location: Oxford, MS


Welcome to our first event of 2024 for the Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association! We are thrilled to invite all MLMA members to the Annual Meeting, a two-day conference that celebrates the success of our industry.


🌟 Event Highlights 🌟


🎉 **Day 1: February 15th - Welcome Reception at The Graduate Hotel** 🎉

Kick off the event with a warm welcome at The Graduate Hotel thanks to our friends at USNR! Connect with fellow industry leaders, exchange ideas, and build invaluable connections while enjoying delectable hors d'oeuvres and refreshing beverages.


🍴 **Day 1: February 15th - Optional: Dinner on the Square** 🍴

For those seeking an exquisite evening experience, join us for Dinner on the Square at City Grocery. Revel in the charming ambiance of Oxford's historic square while enjoying delicious southern dining. Please note that an additional registration fee applies for this event.


🍽️ **Day 2: February 16th - Annual Meeting Luncheon** 🍽️

Annual Meeting Luncheon at The Graduate Hotel featuring guest speaker Tyler Biggs, Associate Director for the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at The University of Mississippi. Our guest speaker will be followed by the Member Business Meeting. Industry leaders will share updates and insights during our LogDeck presentations.


🌳 **Day 2: February 16th - Branch Out Bash** 🌳

Unwind and let loose at the Branch Out Bash! Join us for a fun afternoon of fellowship, entertainment, and our first ever corn hole tournament! Showcase your competitive spirit as you network and celebrate with your peers.


🥂 **Event Details** 🥂

All evening events, including the Welcome Reception, Branch Out Bash, and Dinner on the Square, feature a hosted bar. Raise your glass to help us celebrate 70 years of success for MLMA!


📢 **Registration Details** 📢

Open exclusively to MLMA members, this is your chance to gather, learn, and celebrate with the best in the business. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your industry knowledge and connect with like-minded professionals.

Secure your spot today by registering online. Early registration ensures you don't miss a moment of this exceptional event. Spots are limited for our Annual Meeting and we do anticipate that this event will sell out.

We can't wait to welcome you to Oxford, where the future of lumber is waiting to be explored!


🔗 **Register Now** 🔗

🏨 Hotel Information 🏨


Make the most of your experience at the Annual Meeting by staying at the conveniently located Graduate Hotel, nestled right on the historic square of Oxford. We've secured a special room block for event attendees, ensuring your comfort and ease throughout your stay.


The Graduate Hotel

Address: 400 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

Phone: 662-234-3031


Room Block Details

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a special rate for Annual Meeting attendees. To take advantage of this exclusive offer, simply click the link to the right to book your room. Don't wait too long – the room block is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Overflow Rooms

We have a secondary block of rooms set up at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxford. This hotel is 0.7 miles from The Graduate Hotel. If you are unable to book a room at the Graduate for your entire stay, please click the link to the right to check availability at the Courtyard. 

Courtyard by Marriott Oxford

Address: 305 E Jackson Ave, Oxford, MS 38655

Phone: 662-638-6014


🌟 Sponsorship Opportunities 🌟


Become a Valued Partner in Shaping the Annual Meeting's Success

The Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting presents exceptional opportunities for companies to showcase their support for the lumber industry while gaining prominent visibility among a highly influential audience. By becoming a sponsor, you not only contribute to the success of the event but also benefit from various levels of recognition and engagement.


Why Sponsor?

  • Visibility: Gain prominent exposure to a diverse and engaged audience of lumber industry professionals.
  • Networking: Access exclusive networking opportunities, including private events and connections with key decision-makers.
  • Brand Recognition: Enhance your brand's reputation as a supporter of innovation and sustainability in the lumber industry.
  • Customized Packages: Choose from a range of sponsorship packages that align with your marketing objectives and budget.


February 15
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting
Closed meeting for MLMA board of directors.
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hotel and Event Check In
Check in available for rooms at The Graduate Hotel. Pick up name badges at the MLMA event table.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
Welcome reception in Cabin 82 at The Graduate hotel sponsored by USNR!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner on The Square
Enjoy dinner at City Grocery Restaurant with a special 70 year celebration toast sponsored by KDS Windsor!
February 16
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Annual Meeting Luncheon and Business Meeting
Luncheon with guest speaker Tyler Biggs and MLMA business meeting at The Graduate Hotel. Annual LogDeck presentations during the member business meeting.
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Branch Out Bash at Lamar Yard
Wrap up afternoon social at Oxford's best outdoor bar and restaurant, Lamar Yard. Join us for music, cocktails, appetizers, and our first MLMA Cornhole Tournament! The first place team will win $1,000!

Attendees (101)

Casey Anderson

Executive Director

Mississippi Forestry Association

Nick Anderson


Vicksburg Forest Products LLC

Jessica Atkins

Shuqualak Lumber Company

Hunter Barlow

Southern AgCredit

Liz Barlow

Southern AgCredit

Richard Batton


Jack Batte & Sons, Inc.

Blake Baucum

Territory Manager

Lard Oil Company

Ray Beeson


Lauren Benner

Adam Bilbo


Dallin Brooks

Executive Director

National Hardwood Lumber Association

Mitch Brown

Agency Director

Forestry Mutual Insurance Company

Wes Burger

Mississippi State University, College of Forest Resources

Tim Burnham

Managing Director North America


Brad Butler

Lyle Machinery

Cowan Conway

Lyle Machinery

Katie Corley

Southeastern Timber Products

Jeff Cowley



Jeff Cowley


Boldesign Inc.

Nikki Cox

Marketing & Events Coordinator

MLMA Marketing and Events Coordinator

Stephanie Deupree

Sales Manager

Mission Forest Products

Marc Dowdell

VP Sales

Lyle Machinery

Sean Doyle

Forestry Sales Manager

Puckett Machinery

Jason Ebert

Vice President

Barge Forest Products

Jim Ferguson

Sales Manager

Laurel Machine & Foundry

Chad Fletcher

Hurst Boiler & Welding Co.

Nick Girardi

KDS Windsor

Patrick Godfrey

Vice President of Sales and Service

KDS Windsor

Daniel Gravely

Chief Business Development Officer

Real Performance Machinery

Claude Gregory

National Sales Manager

Fromm Packaging Systems

David Hankins


Hankins, Inc.

Joe Hankins

Vice President

Hankins Lumber Company

Jack Hebert

Bid Group / Smith Sawmill Service

Joe Hill

Southern Pine Inspection Bureau

Drew Homan

Tri-State Lumber Company

Hunter Huddleston

Eastern Project Manager


Lisa Hunter

Shuqualak Lumber Company

Robert Hunter Jr.


Shuqualak Lumber Company

Cameron Jansen

Business Development Manager


Pete Johnson

Regional Sales Manager

Taylor Machine Works

Shelby Johnson


Automated Control Solutions

Ellery Jones

Executive Director

MLMA Executive Director

Chad Jourdan

UFP Industries

Michael Kassouf


Southern Mississippi Trading

Bruce Kicklighter

Sales Manager – Southeast US

Carbotech Group

Damien LeBrane


Lard Oil Company

Julien Leger

PMP Solutions

Joe Dan Leggett

Rex Lumber

Elijah McCarty

Aftermarket Sales Representative

KDS Windsor

Brett Megginson

Porter Engineering

Gale Miller

Southeastern Sales Manager

Carbotech Group

Tracey Mitchell

Account Manager


Jason Moxley

Wellons, Inc.

Brooke Newton

Territory Manager

Lard Oil Company

Brittany Nichols

Regional Business Development Manager

CORE Occupational Medicine

Todd Nodine

Sales Manager

Hood Industries

Joe Page

Tamarack Software

Ken Paine

Sales Manager

Southeastern Timber Products

Mark Partyka

Project Manager


Matthew Phillips

Area Manager – US South

Carbotech Group

Jeremy Pitts

Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Nyle Dry Kilns

Tedrick Ratcliff

Vicksburg Forest Products

Bud Reaves

Chief Executive Officer

Tri-State Lumber Company

Scott Rustin

Outside Sales

Laurel Machine & Foundry

Bill Schlottman

Biewer Sawmill

Dan Seale

MSU Dept of Sustainable Bioproducts

Rubin Shmulsky

MSU Dept of Sustainable Bioproducts

Aaron Shoup

Product Specialist


Sam Simmons

Lyle Machinery

Justin Simpson

Quality Control Manager

Rex Lumber

Justin Simpson

Quality Control Manager

Rex Lumber, Brookhaven, MS

Hayes Singleton

Vicksburg Forest Products LLC

Chad Smith

Senior Account Manager


Keith Stanley

Lard Oil Company

Tommy Stansell

Vicksburg Forest Products LLC

Paul Stickels

Sales and Marketing Manager

Automated Control Solutions

Chris Taylor

Real Performance Machinery

Anderson Thomas

Vice President

Shuqualak Lumber Company

Melanie Thomas

Shuqualak Lumber Company

Charles Thomas III

Vice President

Shuqualak Lumber Company

Pat Thomasson


Thomasson Company

Marcus Trisdale


Michael Ueltschey

Executive Producer

Cadence Insurance

Ingo Wallocha

Vp of Sales - International

Nyle Dry Kilns

Jack Williams

Forestry Mutual Insurance Company

16 Other Registered Attendees

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor

For More Information:

Ellery Jones

Ellery Jones

Executive Director, MLMA Executive Director

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