Since 1922

North Carolina Statewide Forest Products

Marketing Team Announces Regional Meetings

 

Three Regional Meetings to be held November & December

The US Forest Service has awarded NCSU Wood Products Extension a 3-year grant to work with the North Carolina primary and secondary forest industries solving marketing problems and exploiting opportunities.   The project has the goal to grow sales, profitability and employment in addition to assisting landowners to improve the management of their forest for greater productivity, value and reductions in fire hazards.

This Fall we are hosting three regional meetings to announce the project and to provide a networking event for the forest and wood products industry. The meeting locations and dates for this Fall are listed below.  Each meeting starts at 10 am and ends at 11:30 am.  Additional meetings will be held in the future in each of the 13 NC Forest Service Districts.

This project, for the primary forest products industry, involves landowners, foresters, loggers, mills, equipment dealers and manufacturers, etc.  The primary industry segments run from landowners through processing roundwood into products.

For the secondary wood products industry the project includes the production, distribution and retail sales of lumber, plywood, panels, firewood, cabinets, furniture and millwork.  Secondary industry segments run from converting dried wood products into value added products.

We have developed a survey to help gather your input on current issues impacting our forest products industry. The information you provide will inform in-person discussions the North Carolina Forest Products Marketing Team will hold in each of the 13 NC Forest Service Districts over the next year and a half.  Regional meetings will provide speakers and information aimed at the issues you identify in this survey. If you’ve not already participated, please do so now. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Click this Safe Survey Link to begin answering a few simple questions: https://arcg.is/19XPDv0

Please forward this email and link on to your peers. This survey is a statewide effort. The more input we receive, the better the outcomes will be for our industry meetings to be held around the state.

Additional information and our first round of meeting information and registration can be found at https://outreach.cnr.ncsu.edu/ncwood.  The registration links are:

1-Nov 12 Montgomery County CC at Troy

https://statewidemarketingnov12.eventbrite.com

2-Nov 20 McDowell Tech CC at Marion, Universal Building

https://statewidemarketingnov20.eventbrite.com

3-Dec 4 Duplin Ag Center, Kenansville

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/info-meeting-nc-statewide-forest-wood-products-marketing-kenansville-dec-4-tickets-75870981147

 

Regards,

Harry Watt

Wood Products Specialist

harry_watt@ncsu.edu

704-880-3067

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New Web App Calculates EMC* whether you measure humidity with Wet Bulb, Dew Point, or Relative Humidity.

*Equilibrium Moisture Content

We are excited to announce that the EMC Calculate (Excel) spreadsheet has been converted to a web based application (works well with web connected mobile devices).  The EMC-Calculate app  will calculate an estimate of the EMC (Equilibrium Moisture Content of wood) based on the dry-bulb temperature and one of the following: relative humidity; wet-bulb or dew-point temperature.  You can access the EMC-Calculate app with either link:
https://go.ncsu.edu/emc-calculate
https://emc.ces.ncsu.edu/

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We Need Your Input!

Wood Waste Reclaim and Recycle: 
A Survey for the Wood Products Industry

Wood Products Extension at NCSU is currently developing a Wood Waste Recycle & Reuse program. To assess the needs of the wood products industry we would like to ask you some questions. All responses remain anonymous and confidential.  CLICK HERE for the survey.

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Recent Wood Products Extension Publications

Using the Air-Drying Estimator to Predict the Air-Drying Time for Lumber.”

“Calculating the Equilibrium Moisture Content for Wood Based on Humidity Measurements.”

“The Equilibrium Moisture Content of Wood in Exterior Locations in the US: An Update.”

“Instructions on Using the Differential Shrinkage (and Cup) Model.”

“Mass Timber Products: Innovative Wood-Based Building Materials”

“Crafts and Specialty Goods”

“Construction Materials, Furnishings, and Landscaping Goods”

“Development of an Air Drying Index for Lumber.”

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Recent Wood Products Extension Software

Download the “Air-Drying Estimator.xls” spreadsheet (or email phil_mitchell@ncsu.edu to get the xlsx version).

Download the “EMC Calculate.xls” spreadsheet (or email phil_mitchell to get the xlsx version).

Download the “EMC’s in the US locations.xlsx” spreadsheet.

Download the “Differential Shrinkage (and Cup) Model” (Excel spreadsheet).

EMC-Calculate can be found at: go.ncsu.edu/emc-calculate

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