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2016
April
2015
January
  • Big News for Western Juniper
  • Renewable Materials Students Get Valuable Networking Opportunities
  • Annual Report Preview
  • OWIC Innovation Days
2014
February
January
2013
Winter
Summer
Spring
2012
Winter
Fall
Summer
  • What If? (some thoughts on the future of the forest industry)
  • Bamboo Glulams?
  • Wood Products Business Grows with Shade Fund Capital
  • Maple Veneer Checking Project
March
Spring
2011
Winter
  • Why Renewable Materials?
  • Assessing Wood Quality: Involving Renewable Materials Students in Applied Research
  • Renewable Materials: Training the Next Generation of Sustainability Professionals
  • WSE465 Inaugural Class Offering
Fall
  • OSU and UO Students Study about Sustainable Development and Forestry in Scandinavia
  • Quality Control in Wood Products Manufacturing (workshop announcement)
  • Selling Forest Products (workshop announcement)
  • Green Building: What is the Role of Wood? (webinar announcement)
  • WSE Wlecomes Dr. Arijit Sinha - new faculty member in Green Building Engineering & Materials
  • Wood Magic! - our annual program for 3rd and 4th graders
  • Tornado Damage Assessments
2009
Fall
Summer
  • OWIC Newsletter changes format
  • The New Lacey Act: What You Can “Do” To Show “Due Care”
  • The Green Structural Materials Gap Analysis Project: Preliminary Research Findings
April
March
  • The Current Economic Situation: How did we get here and where do we go from here?
  • OWIC Forms Advisory Council
  • Keeping the Oregon Forest Industry Directory Up-to-Date
  • OWIC on Facebook
  • New Wood-Based Composite Science Online Course Series
  • Graduating Student Profile: Michael Shew
February
  • New Wood-Based Composite Science Online Course Series
  • The Current Economic Situation: How did we get here and where do we go from here?
  • A REAL Value-Added Wood Product
January
  • UK Government Reviews Certification Standards
  • 2009 Starker Lecture Series
  • Quality Innovation Connection
2008
December
  • The Year in Review
  • EPA to Investigate Formaldehyde Emissions from Wood Composites
November
  • Graduate Research Assistantship Positions
  • New Guide to Wood Energy
  • Forest Cluster Economic Strategy Briefing
  • Wooden Baseball Bats Correction and Update
October
  • Managing For Innovation: Improving Metrics
  • Lacey Act: How Will This Impact Forest Product Companies?
  • Interested in Exporting?
September
  • Managing for Innovation: Points to Ponder
  • Ask the Expert - Preferred sort specifications for mills
August
  • David Smith Joins Wood Science and Engineering Faculty
  • Enhancing Innovation in Oregon's Forest Cluster
  • Opportunity to Comment on USGBC Certified Wood Revisions
July
  • Business Systems Innovation in the Forest Industry
  • Baseball Bats Meet Medical Science
June
  • Product Innovation in the Forest Industry
  • Ask the Expert - slow or fast-grown ash for baseball bats? 
May
  • Understanding Innovation and Innovativeness
  • Ask the Expert - wood shrink/swell, air movement in drying
April
March
February
January
  • Storm Damage on the North Oregon Coast: A Potential Business Opportunity
  • Featured Researcher: Jim Wilson
  • Instructor in Wood Products Manufacturing
  • Ask the Expert - acidity in wood mulch
  • Connecting Buyers and Sellers of Oregon Forest Products
2007
December
  • Housing Market Outlook
  • Looking for Employees?
  • Forestry and Green Building: Making connections in Oregon
  • Instructor in Wood Products Manufacturing
  • Ask the Expert - incense cedar decking, log grading
  • Events of Interest
November
  • New Green Building Rating System
  • USDA Multi-Use Laboratory
  • New Fire Building Codes in California
  • Featured Researcher: Camille Freitag
  • Ask the Expert - regional moisture content in wood, hybrid poplar log markets, powderpost beetles, durability of myrtlewood
  • Events of Interest
October
  • The Softwood Market in India: An Overview
  • 2008 Woody Biomass Utilization Grant
  • Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper Products
  • Featured Researcher: Charles Brunner
  • Ask the Expert - hybrid poplar log markets, moisture content in wood
  • Events of Interest
September
  • What Lean Can Do For Your Wood Products Business?
  • Featured Researcher: Lech Muszynski
  • 'America's Dynamic Workforce': A report from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Ask the Expert - pacific madrone flooring, shrinkage in lattice panels, peeler core business
  • Events of Interest
August
  • How will California's New Formaldehyde Regulation Impact Your Firm?
  • Featured Researcher: Kate McCulloh
  • Financial Assistance Programs for Oregon Businesses
  • Ask the Expert - stain in pines, one-sided tolerances
  • Oregon Biofuels and Biomass Report
  • Events of Interest
July
  • Oregon's Workforce: What is the Future?
  • Featured Researcher: Rakesh Gupta
  • The Quality-Innovation Connection
  • Ask the Expert - strength differences between western and eastern Oregon ponderosa pine; buyers for black walnut trees
  • Workshop Announcement: Biomass: From Feedstock to Product
June
May
  • Forest products trade between US and China
  • What's all the buzz about biomass?
  • Ask the Expert - list of Oregon dry kilns; mold on redwood siding
  • Featured Researcher: Barb Lachenbruch
April
  • China - Overview of a Changing Country
  • Need Funds for a Business Idea? - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) training
  • Architectural Design with Wood conference information
  • Oregon Forest Industry Educational Needs Assessment
  • Discussion Forums (discontinues) - Recent questions & answers on lumber grading, drying, and SPC
  • Featured Researcher: Jim Reeb
  • Selling Forest Products conference information
  • The Great Materials Debate: And the winner is... Timber!
  • Forest Products Society Willamette Valley Chapter Meeting - 5/15, Wilsonville, OR
March
  • Western Juniper Update - Part 2
  • Green Building Systems: Comparing Two Systems
  • Do You Know Where Your Wood Comes From?
  • Ask the Expert - estimating value of downed trees; target moisture content for large timbers
  • Lean Thinking in the Secondary Wood Products Industry
  • Featured Researcher: Scott Leavengood
  • Selling Forest Products conference information
February
  • Western Juniper Update - Part 1
  • Ideas are Free - A Book Review
  • Ask the Expert - building a small DH kiln; seeking a source for white oak logs & lumber
  • ACC Denied Residential Registration by EPA
  • Featured Researcher: Fred Kamke
  • Forest Products Management Development conference information
January
  • "It's a Moisture Problem..."
  • Want to Learn about Southeastern Hardwoods?
  • Featured Researcher: Mike Milota
  • Innovative Oregon Companies
  • Undergraduates Put Their Experience to Work
  • Ask the Expert - who develops and enforces lumber grading rules?
  • Archiectural Design with Wood conference information
2006
December
  • Oregon Forest Industry Directory: New and Improved
  • Want to Learn about Southeastern Hardwoods?
  • Calling on All Innovators! We Need Your Stories
  • How Do Industry Managers View Innovativeness?
  • Ask the Expert - sample size for sawmill quality control; controlling sapstain in the log yard
  • Forest Products Management Development conference information
  • Featured Researcher: John Simonsen
November
October
September

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