SCHAUMBURG, IL – Five major wood industry trade groups and two other wood organizations have come on board as cooperating associations for the second annual Dollars & Sense of Going Green Conference, Nov. 19-20 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel.

The cooperating associations include:

  • Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc.
  • Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers
  • Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn.
  • Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn.
  • Wood Component Manufacturers Assn.

Representatives of companies belonging to any one of these groups will qualify for a $75 discount on registration for the unique two-day event.

In addition, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Hardwood Tree Improvement and Research Center at Purdue University have pledged their support for the conference.

This year’s Dollars & Sense of Going Green conference will address a variety of industry best environmental practices, ranging from using certified woods and reducing finishing emissions to trends in green design and recycling manufacturing waste.

The first day of the conference will conclude with a networking reception featuring table-top exhibits hosted by representatives of board products, woodworking machinery and supplies.

For additional information about attending, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, contact Purdue University Professor Dan Cassens at (765) 494-3644, [email protected] or Rich Christianson, associate publisher of W&WP, at (847) 415-8024, [email protected].

Program updates will be posted periodically at

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