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The MI-DNR and the Michigan Wood Innovation Team are hosting two workshops in August of 2019. Information on the workshops and how to register are below.

Business Marketing & Management for Sawmills – August 15th

The MI-DNR and the Michigan Wood Innovation Team are pleased to host a one-day workshop in Gaylord on August 15 focusing on business management and marketing forest products – a workshop tailored for sawmills.

Marketing has been called the backbone of successful forest products companies, yet many manufacturers struggle with the marketing concept. Those attending this workshop will learn about the products of wood based industries, marketing as it relates to these products and how to use marketing strategies to stay competitive in the industry. It’s designed for new marketing and sales staff, owners and managers, or those wishing to brush-up on the industry. The workshop will touch on marketing strategy for your products, market research, current industry trends, and international marketing.

The workshop will be taught by Dr. Bob Smith (Head, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech, Professor of Forest Products Marketing, and Director of the Center for Forest Products Business) and Dr.

Omar Espinoza (Assistant Professor and Chair of the Forest Products Management Development Institute at University of Minnesota) The instructors are also the authors of “Business Management Practices for Small to Medium Sized Forest Products Firms,” a manual that provides information for starting a small forest products company, from business planning to financial management (https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/ANR/ANR-160/ANR-160.html).

Cost of the workshop is $50 – To register online and pay by credit card at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-marketing-management-for-sawmills-tickets-61513245774

To pay by check, click here to download the registration form. To register, please complete the form and send with payment to 1353 W Hwy US 2, Ste 2 Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Registration must be received no later than AUGUST 8, 2019.

Hotel Information We have a block of rooms reserved at the Baymont Inn.

We have a group rate of $75 a room and the rooms will be held until JULY 15TH.

Call (989) 731-6331 and give them the Group ID code 0814RS to make your reservation. The hotel is located at 510 S Wisconsin Ave Gaylord, MI 49735

For more information, contact Jake Divine at jake@renewableresourcesolutions.com,  or (906) 875-3720.

 

Railroad Tie Workshop – August 29th, Carney, MI

Join us for a one day workshop on railroad tie manufacturing. This workshop will cover the basics of tie grading, log selection, log and tie processing, and sawmill considerations. The workshop will include a hands-on grading exercise and discussion.

The workshop will consist of an indoor and outdoor session. The indoor session will take place at the Nadeau Township Hall in Carney, MI. The course will move to Performance Lumber Corp for the outdoor session, which is located just behind the township hall. The workshop will be taught by Jim Maltese of Stella Jones, Dave Neumann of the MI-DNR, Logan Wells of the WI-DNR and Don Peterson of the MI Wood Innovations Team.

Cost of the workshop is $20 – To register online and pay by credit card at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/railroad-tie-workshop-tickets-61590111682

To pay by check, click here [5] to download the registration form. To register, please complete the form and send with payment to 1353 W Hwy US 2, Ste 2 Crystal Falls, MI 49920

For more information, contact Jake Divine at jake@renewableresourcesolutions.com,  or (906) 875-3720.

Registration must be received no later than AUGUST 21, 2019.

 

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