Renewable Materials and the Bio-Economy: SWST 2015 International Convention June 7-12, 2015 Our moderators and workshop instructors hail from all over the globe, as do our speakers (light colored countries in the figure). Our sessions are summarized below. Biomass chemistry for a greener environment Design for environment: use of renewable materials Wood-based green fuels and chemicals Biomass energy: innovations, economic realities, and public perception Nano to macro scale wooden composites Timber physics from 1 µm to 10 m Novel techniques for a new era of wood construction Wood quality and improvement Fiber properties chain: from cell wall to end products ...

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This year we lost our good friend Tom Maloney after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Everyone who knew Tom is saddened by this passing of a truly great man. After consulting with Tom’s family, we all agreed that an endowed scholarship would be a fitting tribute to honor Tom’s commitment to education as we know he would be pleased to help deserving graduate students working in the field of wood composites and engineering. It is our intent to create the Thomas M. Maloney Graduate Scholarship with a goal of raising at least $100,000 for this endowment. If you ...

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Overview of Wednesday, June 10, Potential Activities Official Guest Tours are not provided by SWST, but many options await you. Jackson Lake Lodge Group Activities for a Fee Snake River Wild and Scenic Rafting Trips (with or  without lunch or dinner) Horseback Riding Jackson Lake Cruise (cruise only, Breakfast Cruise, Dinner Cruise) Lake Fishing and Boat and Kayak Rentals Golf and Tennis at nearby Jackson Hole Grand Teton 1/2 day Park Tour Yellowstone Park Full Day Tour (reservations required 30 days prior to arrival to guarantee availability) To inquire about cost and/or to book your activities, call 800-628-9988 or 307-543-3005 ...

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Conference Topics • Wood Structure and Properties • Wood Drying and Heat Treatments • Mechanical Wood Processing • Surface Quality • Wood-Based Materials • Wood Preservation, Modification, Gluing and Coating • Conservation-Restoration of Wooden Objects • Furniture Design • Wood Constructions • Computer-Aided Engineering in Wood Industry • Renewable Energy from Wooden Biomass • Economics in Wood Industry  More

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December 5, 2014 Daily News MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s high quality hardwoods, beautiful pines and skilled workforce helped the state secure the top ranking nationwide in wood furniture manufacturing employment. While other states saw wood furniture industry employment decline, Wisconsin manufacturers increased employment slightly, to 4,144 in 2013, up from 4,040 in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics quarterly census of employment and wages. The employment category covers non-upholstered wood furniture. “We’re pleased to see Wisconsin forest product businesses succeed in the face of stiff competition from overseas,” said Governor Scott Walker. “Our sustainably managed ...

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Specialist Packaging Materials and Technologies Paper Nestle Research Center (PDF)

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The National Museum of Forest Service History presents… Our first Virtual Museum Exhibit on the Madison River Canyon Earthquake in 1959. See pictures, watch videos and read stories from the survivors! “First came the earthquake. Then the mountain collapsed into the canyon. And after that came a wave of water.” www.forestservicemuseum.org

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The Northern Research Station will soon advertise for a GS-460-11/12 research position with the National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS; www.fia.fs.fed.us/nwos), a project of the Forest Inventory and Analysis program (FIA; http://nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/). This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest in the position. It is expected that this position will be officially advertised in September 2014 with an anticipated reporting date in early 2015. The position is a full-time permanent, research position. The successful candidate will be a member of the NWOS and Family Forest Research Center (FFRC; www.familyforestresearchcenter.org) teams with responsibilities ...

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The Australian Forest Certification Scheme and the Portuguese Forest Certification Scheme are now open for global public consultation, following their submission for PEFC re-endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on their compliance with PEFC International’s Sustainability Benchmarks by 29 September 2014. Australia and Portugal are looking to become re-endorsed for the second time, with both countries first achieving endorsement back in 2004. More

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Eye Make A Difference is our global eyewear donation program. Donate your used glasses and the frames are cleaned, refurbished and sent to communities in need all over the world. It’s a great way to help make a difference – and help people see.

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