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Lumber Supply Trends: Short-term, Long-term, International
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Presentation: Thursday, September 20, 2018

A fantastic panel, including the industry’s leading forest industry economic analysts and some major lumber producers and users from North American and Europe, will dive into the current industry lumber supply issues, and provide thoughts on what to expect next, and engage in a fast-moving Q&A session with attendees. Panelists include:

  • Doug O'Rourke, Biewer Lumber
  • John Dye, Scott Pallets
  • Rocky Goodnow, Forest Economic Advisors
  • Dean Alanko, Allegheny Wood Products

About the panelists

Rocky Goodnow is 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. Rocky leads the development of FEA's timber econometric models, which are used in the analysis of future demand on wood fiber resources, regional timber supplies, and timber values. Rocky is the primary author of FEA's Timber Quarterly Forecasting Service publications and is a contributor to other FEA publications and studies. Prior to FEA, Rocky worked at RISI Inc. from 2002-2009.

John Dye is Product Development Manager for Scott Pallets, Europe‘s leading manufacturer and supplier of new timber pallets. He is President of the UK Timber Pallet and Packaging Confederation (TIMCON), represents the UK at the European Association FEFPEB – Technical and Policy Committee meetings, he is a member of the UK Wood Marking Advisory Council (ISPM 15), and represents the industry on the GB and NI Tree Health Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the PDS Advisory Committee, represents the UK at the World Global Forum meetings, and represents UK at Interpal events.

Doug O’Rourke, Director of Sales and Purchasing at Biewer Lumber, with five saw mills in the heart of Red Pine country, is considered to own the largest-volume, random-length mills in the Midwest, with the capacity to produce more than 300 million board feet of dimensional lumber and timber annually.

Dean Alanko, VP Sales and Marketing, Allegheny Wood Products, with 9 sawmills and 5 dry kilns, and producing 230 million board feet, is one of the largest producers of Eastern U.S. hardwood products.


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