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Pete Coutu to Speak at FRA Maine Forestry Forum

Posted by Suz-Anne Kinney on October 25, 2016

Pete Coutu, Director of Forest2Market's North American Sales, will speak at the Forest Resources Association Maine Forestry Forum on Thursday, November 3, 2016. The event will be held at Jeff's Catering, 15 Littlefield Way in Brewer, Maine, starting at 5:30 p.m. The topic: Global Trends Driving Forest Industry in the Northeast: 

seminar-lecture.pngLike most industries in the new global economy, the North American forest products industry is in a constant state of ever-hastening change. We are likely to see more mergers, acquisitions and closures in the future as production continues to be consolidated into newer, more efficient facilities while older mills are shuttered.

Because raw materials are such a large cost component of the finished product in the industry, the supply chain must be as efficient as possible given the realities of changing global markets. From the Northeast region to other parts of North America—and throughout the rest of the world—the process of managing the wood and fiber supply chain is the same: grow, harvest, skid, load, haul and utilize. Devising successful methods for removing cost from the supply chain is one of the most important factors for helping the forest products industry remain relevant, successful and profitable in the future.

Schedule:       5:30 - 6:15 PM - Social “Hour”
                        6:15 - 7:00 PM - Buffet Dinner 
                        7:00 - 8:00 PM – Forum Speakers

Cost:               FRA Members - $25 / Non-members - $35 / Students - $15 with valid ID
                        Payable at the door.  Payment via cash, check or credit card.

Pre-registration is requested. 

Please e-mail by Tuesday, November 1, 2016 to:
Eric Kingsley, ekingsley@forestresources.org

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Topics: Association News

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