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The Future of the Hardwood Lumber Industry

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November 2 & 3, 2016

Held at the Wood Education and Reosurce Center, Princeton, WV

For more information on this 2-day conference contact:
Urs Buehlmann
540/231.9759
buehlmann@gmail.com

For other information on the USDA FS' Wood Education and Resource Center
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/events.shtm
340/487.1510 

For directions please visit:
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/center/centerdd.shtm

 

  Presentations and material of the Future of the Hardwood Lumber Industry workshop
   

Why You Should Attend


To get an update on the economic situation and the status of the industry
To obtain an overview of markets and conditions
To gain insights into the future of the hardwood lumber industry and hardwood lumber markets
To tour a state-of-the-art hardwood lumber mill
To network and to benefit from two days of learning, discussing, and observing with leading industry experts
Day 1 Agenda 
Morning 1 - WELCOME and KEYNOTE
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 Opening remarks and antitrust
E. Cesa (USDA-FS)
9:15 - 9:55 Keynote - The Industry's Future
T. Inman (AHMI)  - Presentation
10:00 - 10:25 Current state of the industry
M. Bumgardner (USDA-FS) - Presentation
10:30 - 10:40 Break
  Section 1
The Future of Our Raw Material
AM
10:45 - 11:10 Forests of the future
C. Becker (VDOF) - Presentation
11:15 - 11:40 Future hardwood harvests
B. Luppold (USDA-FS) - Presentation
11:45 - 12:10 Log markets of the future
J. Wiedenbeck (USDA-FS) - Presentation
12:15 - 12:55
PM
 
Lunch @ WERC
1:00 Leave for Allegheny Lumber, Princeton, West Virginia
  Afernoon 1, Section 1
Industry Visit
1:30 - 3:30 Tour Allegheny Lumber
J. Chandler (Allegheny)
3:45 - 4:15 Drive to WERC, Princeton, West Virginia
  Evening 1 - Dinner and Networking
Day 2 Morning 2, Section 3
Technologies of the Future
7:00 - 7:55 Coffee
8:00 - 8:25 How does the future mill look like?
C. Boaz (Corley Manufacturing) - Presentation
8:30 - 8:55  Scanning and optimization
R. E. Thomas (USDA FS) - Presentation
9:00 - 9:25 Energy efficiency
T. Wilson (WES) - Presentation
9:30 - 9:55 Drying
D. Spessert (NHLA) - Presentation
10:00 - 10:25 Break
  Section 4
Markets - Now and in the Future
10:30 - 10:55 CLY - opportunity for hardwoods?
O. Espinoza (UM) - Presentation
11:00 - 11:25 U.S. Housing market and hardwoods
D. Alderman (USDA-FS) - Presentation
11:30 - 11:55 Hardwoods and industrial packaging
C. Brindley (PalletEnterprise) - Presentation
12:00 - 12:25 PM Future hardwood lumber exports
M. Snow (AHEC) - Presentation
12:30 - 1:25 Lunch @ WERC
12:45 - 1:20 Demonstruaction of lumber scanning 
E. Thomas and D. DeVallance 
  Afternoon 2 Conclusions
1:30 - 2:10 Conclusions and final remarks
J. Johnson (HMR) - Presentation
2:15 - 2:40 The future role of associations
M. Barford (NWPCA) - Presentation
2:45 End of Conference

 

Lodging and Accomodations

 

For lodging information, please visit the WERC Accommodations page