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.”

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