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Remaining Competitive in the Wood Components Industry

Workshop held at the USDA Forest Service's Wood Education and Research Center on April 20 and 21, 2009 (pre-conference website)

Interested parties can obtain the workshop presentations and videos in high quality on a DVD by requesting it from Urs Buehlmann at buehlmann@gmail.com

Remaining Competitive Presentations and Videos                
 

PART 1: Economy and the Wood Industry

PDF Video
 

A. Schuler (USDA-FS)

U.S. Economy and Housing

PDF Video
 

Bill Lupold (USDA-FS)

Changes in Hardwood Lumber Production 

PDF  
 

Steve Lawser (WCMA)

Changing Markets for Wood Components

PDF  
 

Art Raymond (A. G. Raymond & Company)

The Value-Added Hardwood Products Universe   

PDF  
 
Panel Discussion Day 1           
   
 

PART 2:  Lean Manufacturing

   
 

Barry Thomas (Merillat)

Introduction to Merillat, Shingo Prize, and Lean

PDF  
 

PART 3: Green Certification

   
 

Phil Araman (USDA-FS)

Green Products and Systems with an EarthCraft Housing Development … Plus … Wood Waste and Potential Recycling           

PDF  
 

George Barrett (Hardwood Review)

North American Hardwood & Component Parts 

PDF  
 

Margaret Fisher (AWI, Saunders Wood Specialties)

Customer Expectations

PDF  
 

Mike Snow (AHEC)

Environmental Policies, Illegal Logging, Trade and the US Hardwood Industry           

PDF  
 

Catherine Mater (Mater Eng. LTD)

Forest Certification, Carbon-Banking, and the Next Generation of Forestland Owners    

PDF  
 
  Panel Discussion Day 2           
   
 

Phil Araman (USDA-FS)

Hardwood Lumber Grading and Process Evaluation System Test Results (Best Lumber Uses)    

PDF  
             

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