This is one of the more unique requests we've received in recent years - help with identifying some of the wood components of a 1912 Jackson automobile.  To cut to the chase - what wood did they use?  Sweetgum! (a.k.a. red gum or simply gum).

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New Publication - Reclaiming Your Creative Confidence, summary of a Harvard Business Review article that explores how to get over the fears that block your best ideas.

New Web-based Flipbook versions of the Strategic Marketing, Communicating Effectively with your Customers, Public Relations, New Product Development and Finding Marketing Information documents now available.  Find more publication resources on the OWIC Publications page.

New publication - Business Model Innovation: The basic point of this article is that business model innovation is an opportunity, beyond traditional product and process innovations that are normally discussed. The authors define it as the way a company does business, involving various stakeholders. In other words, it is a bundle of activities that together serve to satisfy the needs of the market.

Calendar/Events

08Dec2014

How to Dry Lumber for Quality and Profit

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of wood and how to dry it.  Practical, up-to-date information will be provided on wood properties and…
16Dec2014

Quality Control in Wood Products Manufacturing

Course Description This workshop will introduce participants to many of the key tools of quality control – brainstorming, Pareto charts, checksheets, flowcharts, cause-and-effect diagrams, design of…
05Mar2015

OWIC Innovation Days

Join us for the third annual OWIC Innovation Days!  Participants will have the opportunity to: Network with our students, your future employees Learn about cutting‐edge…