Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2018
End Date: January 25, 2018
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
January 25, 2018
8:30 2018 Stressors and Opportunities for North American Forest Industry
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
Paul Quinn has been a forest products analyst for over 13 years with the last nine years at Royal Bank of Canada. Based in Vancouver, he is responsible for both US and Canadian forest products coverage and has been cited for stock picking and estimates accuracy over the years.
9:00 Strategic Issues for US PNW Timberlands in 2018
Director of Timberland Operations
Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management
Mike Mackelwich is Vice President of Timberland Operations for Olympic Resource Management and has been with the firm since 1998. As Vice President of Timberland Operations, he oversees all of ORM’s timberland management and mineral resources for Pope Resources’ properties and the Timber Fund properties, comprising over 200,000 acres.
9:30 Outlook for Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Western US and Western Canada – Hakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International
10:30 US PNW Sawmill Sector: Eastside and Westside Issues
Vice President – Sales
Stimson Lumber Co.
Tim Atkinson – Vice President of Sales at Stimson Lumber Company, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. Tim also serves on The Green Building Initiative board of directors as well as The Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers board.
11:00 US PNW Pulp Mill Sector: Entering the Golden Age of Plentiful Fiber? – Jeff Marthaller, KapStone Paper and Packaging
1:00 BC Interior Log Supply Issues
Brad Bennett is a registered professional forester with over 30 years of experience in the British Columbia forest industry and has held a number of senior positions in wood products manufacturing, woodlands operations, and the bioenergy sector. He is currently Woodlands Manager for Interfor Corporation.
1:30 BC Coastal Log supply Issues – Brian Brown, Manager, Fibre & Log Supply, MacKenzie Sawmill Ltd
2:00 Will There be Enough Log Supply to Increase Lumber Production?
Forest Economic Advisors
Rocky Goodnow – Vice President of the North American Timber Service at Forest Economic Advisors LLC. In this role, Rocky is responsible for FEA’s outlook on the North American timber markets.
3:00 Why Build an Export Pellet Plant in the US Pacific Northwest? Why Not?
William Strauss is the President and founder of FutureMetrics, LLC, a globally recognized consulting firm in the wood pellet sector. He has more than forty years of strategic and policy planning, project management, data analysis, operations, and modeling experience in the renewable energy sector.
3:30 Softwood Lumber Demand in North and South Asia and its Impact on the North American Lumber Market Through 2030
Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations and Financial PerformanceJanuary 24, 2018
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
Sponsored by: The Beck Group and Western Forestry and Conservation Association
An inside look at the operational aspects of modern softwood sawmills producing structural lumber. As an introductory session, the agenda will follow logs thru the sawmill until the product is ready for shipping. The agenda will also cover descriptions of the key metrics used to measure financial and operational performance.
Click here to view the agenda for Sawmilling 101.
The registration fee for 1/25/18 is $525 if received by January 8, 2018 or $675 if received after January 8, 2018. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and reception.
The registration fee for the optional 1/24/18 workshop is $425 on or before 1/8/18 or $525 after 1/8/18 and includes reference materials and lunch.
Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712. Cancellations received on or before 1/8/18 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after 1/8/18 will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.
Reduced rate lodging is available at the Heathman by calling 888-475-3100 or 360-254-3100 and by mentioning Western Forestry and Conservation. The rate for a single or double room is $133 plus tax. After January 3, 2018 reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.
Society of American Foresters CFE Credits
Attendees are eligible for 5.0 CFE credits for Mapping the Course and 5.5 CFE credits for Sawmilling 101.