PRINCETON, WV -- The Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, WV is hosting a one day leadership conference aimed at supporting the growth of locally made wood products in the U.S. made with U.S. woods. This workshop will take place at the WERC facilities in Princeton on Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 2012.

The workshop will focus on discussing ideas that can be used by leaders in the public and private sectors that will support efforts in the future to grow manufacturing more wood products in the United States using U.S. hardwoods.

The workshop will consist of discussions by leaders in private industry, supporting industry trade associations, public forestry organizations and universities. Innovative solutions to industry production and marketing problem will be offered to support greater sales and profitability for wood products manufacturing operations.

This leadership conference is part of Phase II of the WERC grant project “Reinventing Hardwood Markets” that is working on ideas to create demand for U.S. hardwood lumber and plywood products in the value added area of cabinets, furniture and millwork in residential and commercial markets.

The leadership conference is co-sponsored by the Wood Education and Resource Center and North Carolina State University. For more information contact Harry Watt, email harry_watt@ncsu.edu, telephone 704-880-5034. The cost of the workshop is $35.

Source: WERC

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