The Canadian Lumbermen's Association (CLA) was founded in 1907 in Ottawa and incorporated in 1931 "to promote the interests and conserve the rights of those engaged in lumbering or in the manufacture, sale or distribution of lumber". 1947. In 2009, the CLA merged with the Ontario Forest Industries Association.
The CLA operates a lumber quality control service which permits softwood producing mills to grade-mark lumber and has Canadian, American and UK standard accreditation and certification privileges.
Richard joined the CLA inspection staff in 1984 and was appointed CLA Chief Inspector in 1993. He is responsible for the softwood inspection services within the CLA. Mr. Hudon deals with dimension lumber, White and Red Pine, MSR and Fingerjoined products. He is also active within the National Lumber Grades Authority.
The Ontario Forest Industries Association
Home of CLA Grading and Inspection
20 Toronto Street, Suite 950
Telephone (416) 368-6188
Fax (416) 368-5445