GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Great Lakes Section of the Forest Products Society announced the location and program for the organization's Spring Conference.

According to a Forest Products Society release, the conference named "The Edge of Ingenuity-Survival Skills for This Economy," will be held May 13-14 at the 18th Street Crowne Plaza in Grand Rapids, MI.

Society members representing public and private research, development, industrial management, production, marketing, education, engineering, sales, supply and consulting interests will be in attendance.

The conference will include two days of networking and seminars presented by industry leaders, covering innovations in marketing, communications, technology, lean management, manufacturing and design, according to the release.

Featured speakers include:

Bill Adams, Select Millwork

John R. Berry, Design West Michigan

Diane Haworth, Haworth

Rick Hill, OnPoint Sales/Wood Digest

Joseph Jeup, Joseph Jeup Furniture

Donna LaCourt, Ph.D., Michigan Econonomic Development Corp.

Rick O'Neill, Conestoga Wood Specialties

Tim Fuffini, Izzy Design

Tracy Sianta, Klise Mfg.

Dan Vermeesch, Micron Mfg.

For more information, or to join the conference, contact Tom Voigts at (269) 673-9663.

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