Free IWF seminar will cover growth of urban wood movement

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The Urban Wood Network, in partnership with the International Woodworking Fair, will present a free seminar, “The Urban Wood Movement: Expanding from Coast to Coast, at IWF 2020 in Atlanta.

The 90-minute session is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Rich Christianson, editor and publisher of, will moderate the session that will feature a trio of presenters, all representatives of companies belonging to the Urban Wood Network.

They include Jennifer Alger, CEO of Far West Forest Products in Sheridan, Calif.; Carmen Rodriguez, chief marketing officer of Eutree in Villa Rica, Ga., and Dwayne Sperber, owner of Wudeward Urban Forest Products in Milwaukee, Wis.

The panel will discuss urban wood’s unique local appeal, environmental advantages, finding local sources, business benefits and more. The presenters will also answer questions about urban wood utilization directed by individual audience members.

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