July 26-29, 2017
The Omni Homestead Resort & Spa
Hot Springs, VA
The past year has proven to be an excellent year for SLMA. Through great members and wonderful staff, we have been able to continue supporting our industry on various fronts. The lumber markets have continued to be strong, and I like to think that our actions as an Association have helped sustain our industry growth through political, marketing, and educational efforts.
On the political front, SLMA lobbied hard against asset valuation changes that would have devastated multi-generational, family owned businesses, which were halted by the new Administration, and we continue to fight on tax issues, including the estate tax. SLMA was also a big part of getting the Timber Innovation Act introduced in Congress, which would level the playing field for tall wood buildings. We continue to be a leader for the forest products industry in promoting this bill, and other favorable policies ahead of the next farm bill. Our D.C. Fly-in has seen increased participation for the fourth consecutive year, and the SLMA PAC continues to grow, strengthening our relationships with Members of Congress so we can be sure our voice is heard on our issues.
Our SLMA roundtables continue to be a vital part of our organization. The Manufacturing and Timberland Roundtables are growing and are an excellent way for our members to stay apprised of new technology and efficiencies that will allow our mills to be competitive in the future. The introduction of the Young Lumber Professionals Roundtable will prove to be very beneficial in educating our future industry leaders. We hope that you will join us for the “Hep Elliott Mini Golf Invitational” fundraising event that will benefit our Young Lumber Professionals and their goals to keep the lumber industry alive and strong.
Jennifer and I, along with our children, Hep and Carrington, are excited to welcome everyone to The Homestead for the 2017 SLMA Annual Conference. I look forward to seeing everyone where we can enjoy the beautiful Virginia mountains and all of the activities available.
Elliott Sawmilling Co.
SLMA Chairman 2016-2017
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Hotel and Travel
The Omni Homestead Resort & Spa
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, VA 24445
For reservations, call (800) 838-1766 and mention the "Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association" to receive the discounted room rate of $250.00 per night. The last date to receive this reduced rate is Wednesday, July 5.
Online reservations may be made here.
Closest Commercial Airport: Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
From Roanoke, VA 75 miles, 1.5 hours driving time
Take I-581 North to I-81 North. From I-81 North, take Exit 150B for Troutville/US 220 North. Follow 220 North to Clifton Forge (follow signs to I-64 West to Covington). Take I-64 West to Exit 16A (the first Covington exit). At Exit 16A, pick up US 220 North to The Homestead. Note: DO NOT follow Route 606 from Clifton Forge.
From Richmond, VA 180 miles, 3 hours driving time
Take I-64 West to I-81 South. From I-81 South, take Exit 220 for Route 262 North. Take Route 262 North to Route 254 West (Parkersburg Pike exit). Route 254 becomes Route 42 South and then Route 42 South becomes Route 39 West. Take Route 39 to US 220 South and follow to The Homestead.
From Charlotte, NC 250 miles, 4 hours driving time
Take I-77 North to I-81 North. From I-81 North, take Exit 150B for Troutville/US 220 North. Follow 220 North to Clifton Forge (follow signs to I-64 West to Covington). Take I-64 West to Exit 16A (the first Covington exit). At Exit 16A, pick up US 220 North to The Homestead. Note: DO NOT follow Route 606 from Clifton Forge.
From Atlanta, GA 500 miles, 9 hours driving time
Take I-85 North to I-77 North to I-81 North. Follow 220 North to Clifton Forge (follow signs to I-64 West to Covington). Take I-64 West to Exit 16A (the first Covington exit). At Exit 16A, pick up US 220 North to The Homestead. Note: DO NOT follow Route 606 from Clifton Forge.
Exhibit & Sponsorship Information
Click here for exhibit and sponsorship information. For any questions regarding exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities at the 2017 Annual Conference, please contact Alexis Sivcovich at email@example.com or 770-631-6704.
Thank you to our 2017 Conference Sponsors!
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