October 17-19, 2018
Portland, Oregon

Mass Timber & EWP Workshop 2018

Wednesday, October 17

9:10 a.m.—The Mass Timber and CLT Movement
Charles Gale, Principal, Doug Fir Consulting

9:30 a.m.—Developing a CLT and Glulam Business and Facility
Russ Vaagen, CEO, Vaagen Timbers

10 a.m.—Mass Timber Buildings
Ethan Martin, Regional Director, WoodWorks

10:30 a.m.—Global Breakthrough of CLT—Markets and Technologies
Dominik Wolfschuetz, Market Research Specialist, German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Assn. (VDMA)
Gerhard Binder, Projecting and Sales, MINDA

11:00 a.m.—Mass Timber Partnerships
Evan Schmidt, Outreach Coordinator, TallWood Design Institute

11:30 a.m.—The Making Of Mass Plywood Panels
Tyler Freres, Vice President of Sales, Freres Lumber

TP&EE Exhibits, Lunch on Your Own

1:10 p.m.—Rising from the Ashes: Update on Swanson Group’s New Plywood Plant with Meinan Automated Green End
Steve Swanson, President and CEO, Swanson Group
Anna McCann, President, Merritt Machinery

2:00 p.m.—High-Performance Combustion Plants
Miguel Martinez, key account manager, Sugimat

2:30 p.m.—Always Survival of the Fittest: Veneer and Plywood Operations and Technologies
Moderator Dick Baldwin, managing partner, Oak Creek Investment
Stefan Eisenkohl, Head Sales and Market Director, Baumer Inspection

Innovations to Improve Productivity on New and Existing Veneer Dryers
Mike Crondahl, President & Owner, Westmill Industries USA

Revival of the N.A. Wood Panel Industry
Rich Baldwin, CFO, Oak Creek Investments