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Hardwood 101 Industry Tour

Visit a tree farm, logging job, sawmill, veneer mill, drying yard, and furniture or cabinet manufacturer. Discuss industry processes, challenges and opportunities with principal owners or managers. Gain understanding of industry vocabulary, supply chain and connection to upstream and downstream processes. Sign up HERE!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
9:00 – 10:00  Indiana 2021 Tree Farmer of the Year – Pence Revington
12215 S 300 E, Brookston, IN 47923. Black double gate

10:30 – 11:00  Maple syrup production.
Springboro Tree Farms by Rich Hines.
10918 S. Springboro Road, Brookston, IN 47923

1:15 –  2:30   Hardwood lumber sawmill
C.C. Cook & Son Lumber Co. by Shaun Cook
6236 W US Highway 40 – Reelsville, IN 46171

 4:00 –  5:30   Decorative hardwood veneer production
Amos Hill Associates, Inc. By Stephen Bergmann
112 Shelby Ave., 46124 Edinburgh, Indiana

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
9:00 – 11:00  Jasper Group by Greg Painter
Showroom – 225 Clay Street, Jasper, Indiana 47546
Plant – 932 Mill Street, Jasper, Indiana 47546

11:00 – 12:00  Indiana Furniture
Office furniture manufacturing
1101 W 100 S Jasper, IN 47546

1:00 –  3:00    Best Home Furnishings
Upholstered furniture plant
1 Best Drive, Ferdinand, IN 47532

Attendees will follow the itinerary using their own transportation. Tours and field trips will start on time at each specified location. Accommodations, meals and personal protective equipment such as outdoor boots, eye and ear protection are responsibility of attendees.

Sponsored By:

Rado Gazo is a professor of wood processing and industrial engineering at Purdue University. His recent work focuses on evaluating tree, log and lumber quality using CT, laser and image scanning research and development. Over past 30 years, Rado has worked with over 150 companies, often in consulting capacity.

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