Monthly Archives: January 2014

January has come and gone

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Happy Lunar New Year! (a little belated)

Those of us in the Southern USA are finally thawing out some from our second polar vortex and working on plans for the coming year. One of those plans for me is to attend the 57th International Convention in Zvolen, Slovakia. It is going to be a great meeting that will give perspectives of wood utilization from around the world.

Which brings up a interesting article that was passed on to me: The new retro: how Motorola brought wood back, literally. I would argue that wood hasn’t gone anywhere, but this is an interesting market that wood has been absent from in the past with the exception of some phone cases made by wood geeks. Give it a read.

Hope your February is great!


SWST International Convention 2015 – Opportunity for Parallel Organization Day

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SWST is currently planning for the 2015 International Convention (June 7-12) to be held at the Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton National Park.

This is a phenomenal location and we anticipate a high level of participation. Accordingly, we are adding a new event and allocating a full day (June 12) for other organizations that may wish to organize a parallel session for our Parallel Organization Day. The idea is to offer members of other organizations to attend our SWST Convention, but also have the flexibility to host their own organizational business meeting or technical session. For example, the IUFRO 5.10.00 Forest Products Marketing and Business Management Research Group is planning an all-day session for June 12.

There is potential for obtaining space for June 13 as well. If your group would like to take advantage of this opportunity, you must contact Vicki Herian by May, 1, 2014. Contact info: or PH: +01-608-577-1342