World of Wood tackles emerging issues

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The state of the trade war, compliance with Prop 65 and formaldehyde labeling, and emerging supply chain technologies were among the leading topics of discussion at the 63rd World of Wood Convention in Tucson, Ariz.

The annual gathering of the International Wood Products Association closed with the traditional passing of the gavel from Immediate Past President Caroline McIlvain of J. Gibson McIlvain Co. to Incoming President Kenny MacMaster of Argo Fine Imports.

“Our packed agenda confirms that the World of Wood is the leading venue for the critical players in our industry to gain the latest intelligence and collaborate on emerging issues,” IWPA Executive Director Cindy Squires said in a statement.

More than 270 importers, U.S. manufacturers, wholesalers, offshore suppliers, and service providers to the global wood products industry from 27 countries attended the event.

Next year’s convention is scheduled for Apr. 1-3, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga.

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