Conference to promote domestic wood use

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A leadership conference for local wood products is scheduled for Aug. 2 at the Wood Education Resource Center in Princeton, W.Va.

The one-day educational and networking event is for the forestry, lumber and value-added wood products industry to promote new leadership for the industry to grow sales and profitability of U.S. manufacturers using domestic woods.

The conference will feature open discussions of our current struggling situation and offer ideas that will lead to improved individual and industry wide performances, according to conference coordinator Harry Watt.

“We are inviting the forestry and wood products industry to come and be a part, including forest landowners, loggers, sawmills, drying operations, value added manufacturers, consulting foresters, U.S. Forest Service and state forestry departments, state forestry associations, non-profits, universities, government and economic development organizations. Local and regional marketing opportunities will be studied that can develop new markets and customers. Information about current and pending Forest Service research support projects for the industry will be presented.

For information, visit www.cnr.ncsu.edu/usalocalwood.

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