Economist Beaulieu to Close Stiles’ Executive Briefing Conference

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/01/2013 2:06PM


Alan Beaulieu Stiles EBC GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Economist Alan Beaulieu has been named the closing speaker at Stiles Machinery’s 2013 Executive Briefing Conference (EBC) for the woodworking industry. The EBC will take place April 14-16 at the Q Center in St. Charles, IL, just outside of Chicago.

Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, will discuss what is happening in the United States and in the markets impacting the wood products industry. He also will provide an outlook of the global economy, helping attendees to plan and position their companies for success.

This is the 11th EBC hosted by Stiles Machinery. “Plan to attend now so you can participate in an event that advances ideas,” said Duane Griffiths, manager of Stiles Education and Conference Director. “You truly cannot miss this opportunity to share your vision, find answers through networking with your peers and learn to understand the changing dynamics in our industry.”

For information and to register for the conference, visit


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Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory ( She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at or Google+.

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