Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 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 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.
11:00 BC Coastal Log supply Issues – Brian Brown, Manager, Fibre & Log Supply, MacKenzie Sawmill Ltd
1:00 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.
1:30 The US Northwest Pulp and Paper Sector: Issues ahead in 2018 – Tim Gammell, Wood Resources International
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?
Seth Walker is Senior Economist and Director of Business Development for FutureMetrics. Seth recently authored FutureMetrics’ Japanese Biomass Outlook. Seth has extensive knowledge and experience in the bioenergy and forest products sectors. Prior to joining FutureMetrics, Seth spent seven years leading the bioenergy services team at RISI as their Senior Bioenergy Economist. He holds a B.S. in Resource Economics and Commerce and an M.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island.
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.
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