Conference

Presented by:

US Forest Service

The Future of the Hardwood Lumber Industry

November 2 & 3, 2016

To be held at the Wood Education and Resource 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/centerdd.shtml

Conference Registration

Register for your spot in the Future of the Hardwood Lumber Industry conference here.

Future of the Hardwood Lumber Industry

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

Agenda

DAY 1
Morning 1 - WELCOME and KEYNOTE

AM

  • 8:00 - 9:00
    Registration

  • 9:00 - 9:10
    Opening remarks & antitrust

    E. Cesa (USDA-FS)

  • 9:15 - 9:55
    Keynote - The Industry's Future

    T. Inman (AHMI)

  • 10:00 - 10:25
    Current state of the industry

    M. Bumgardner (USDA-FS)

  • 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)

  • 11:15 - 11:40
    Future hardwood harvests

    B. Luppold (USDA-FS)

  • 11:45 - 12:10
    Log markets of the future

    J. Wiedenbeck (USDA-FS)

PM

  • 12:15 - 12:55
    Lunch @ WERC

  • 1:00
    Leave for Allegheny Lumber, Princeton WV

Afternoon 1, Section 2
Industry Visit

PM

  • 1:30 - 3:30
    Tour Allegheny Lumber

    J. Chandler (Allegheny)

  • 3:45 - 4:15
    Drive to WERC, Princeton, WV

Evening 1 - DINNER AND NETWORKING

PM

  • 6:30 - 8:30
    Dinner & Networking, Ryan's

    195 Greasy Ridge Road
    Princeton, WV 24739

DAY 2
Morning 2, Section 3
Technologies of the Future

AM

  • 7:00 - 7:55
    Coffee

  • 8:00 - 8:25
    How does the future mill look like?

    C. Boaz (Corley Manufacturing)

  • 8:30 - 8:55
    Scanning and optimization

    R. E. Thomas (USDA FS)

  • 9:00 - 9:25
    Energy efficiency

    T. Wilson (WES)

  • 9:30 - 9:55
    Drying

    D. Spessert (NHLA)

  • 10:00 - 10:25
    BREAK

Section 4
Markets – Now and in the Future

AM

  • 10:30 - 10:55
    CLT – opportunity for hardwoods?

    O. Espinoza (UM)

  • 11:00 - 11:25
    U.S. Housing market and hardwoods

    D. Alderman (USDA-FS)

  • 11:30 - 11:55
    Hardwoods and industrial packaging

    C. Brindley (PalletEnterprise)

PM

  • 12:00 - 12:25
    Future hardwood lumber exports

    M. Snow (AHEC)

  • 12:30 - 1:25
    Lunch @ WERC

Afternoon 2
Conclusions

PM

  • 1:30 - 2:10
    Conclusions and final remarks

    J. Johnson (HMR)

  • 2:15 - 2:40
    The future role of associations

    J. Hester (NHLA)

  • 2:45
    End of conference

Lodging and Accomodations

For lodging information, please visit the WERC Accommodations page

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