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In 1932, the country was still battling the impact of the Great Depression - and this was particularly evident across the lumber industry. These depressed economic conditions - coupled with the efforts of certain types of middlemen to create grade substitution opportunities and to evade quality and grade-marked lumber use - gave way to a series of dramatic changes in specifications and regulations in federal purchasing departments, state highway departments and other offices writing inquiries for lumber.
Big things were happening across the lumber industry in 1930, too. It was then that the Southern Pine Association met jointly with the retail branches of the lumber industry in an effort to lay the groundwork for big, big things that were to come over the course of the decade