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April 3, 2002

Hardwood veneer log and tree marketing workshop offered

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Coldwater Veneer Inc. of Coldwater, Mich., will host a one-day program on May 10 to give foresters a better understanding of veneer quality logs and trees and the veneering process.

This program is sponsored by the Purdue University wood research laboratory, Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry and Lake States Lumber Association Education Inc.

"Foresters may not be exactly sure what a particular veneer buyer can accept and why he will reject certain trees," says Daniel Cassens, wood products specialist at Purdue. "This is a unique opportunity to listen, observe and discuss the many aspects of the resource-logs and trees that sustain the wood veneer industry."

Furthermore, the markets for veneer change.

"The highest valued use of our hardwood resource is for fine-face veneers, and excellent markets have always existed for 'perfect' trees and logs. However, marketing of somewhat less than perfect trees and logs can present a challenge," Cassens says.

The program will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The registration fee is $25.

Each attendee assumes responsibility for his/her own safety. Participants are required to bring a hard hat, earplugs, safety glasses and steel-toed shoes in order to enter the mill.

For more information on this program and for a registration form, contact Cassens at (765) 494-3644,

CONTACT: Daniel Cassens, (765) 494-3644,

Writer: Andrea Gregory, (765) 494-8402,

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