Attendees of the 3rd Dollars & Sense of Going Green Conference have a $35 option to tour the facilities of GR Wood and Thiesing Veneer. 

Thiesing Veneer is a family-owned flat and half-round fine face veneer slicing operation. Only about 30 of these operations exist in North America. In addition to slicing equipment, the plant has cooking vats, driers and clipping lines. A circle sawmill is used to flitch logs.

 G.R. Wood is a sales and marketing operation with both international and domestic sales. The tour will showcase the company's selected species and quality levels of hardwood veneer.

On top of this, the program will feature Corey Brinkema, president of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Rick Cantrell, vice president and COO of the Sustainable Forestry Inititative (SFI), March 17-18, at Marriott East.

Inside GR Wood's facility.
 Aerial view of Thiesing Veneer.

In all, the Green Conference, presented by Purdue University and Wood & Wood Products, will feature 19 presenters, including executives of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association, American Home Furnishings Alliance, National Hardwood Lumber Association and Composite Panel Association, plus sustainability leaders of Century Furniture, Kimball Office and the Rainforest Alliance. The program also includes a special St. Patrick's Day "Green Networking Reception" with tabletop displays.

Attendees can expect timely updates and and opportunity to gain fresh insights into wood certification and chain of custody, the Lacey Act, the new federal formaldehyde rule and more.

The program is sponsored by the Wood Educational Resource Center, Franklin Intl and 3A Composites, plus backed by 20 industry associations and entities.

Learn more and register for the 3rd Dollars & Sense of Going Green Conference.

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