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Program Schedule

Wednesday, March 21
9 a.m. – noon SCMA Annual Meeting
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Conference Registration
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. NextGen Council Meeting
1:30 – 4 p.m. Exhibitor Set up
2 – 5 p.m. HMA Board of Directors Meeting
6 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception & Expo
Thursday, March 22
7 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. Welcome and HMA Business Meeting
9 – 10:15 a.m. (Un)Conventional Problem Solving – an HMA Member Panel
• Josh Green, Plant Manager, Middle Tennessee Lumber Company
• Wayne Law, President and David Bailey, VP of Operations, New River Hardwoods
• Brian Schilling, Vice President of Engineering, Pike Lumber Company, Inc.
10:20 – 10:45 a.m. Hardwood Federation Update
Dana Cole, Executive Director, Hardwood Federation
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Hardwood Cross-Laminated Timber (HCLT) – Making the case for industry-wide support
Patrick Donahue, Wood Products Program Director, University of Minnesota Duluth - Natural Resources Research Institute
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Vendor Expo Café
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Protecting Your Operations: Cyber/Information Security and Physical Security
Doug Hoyle, CSP – National Loss Control Director and Ross Moore, IT Security Analyst, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
2:35 – 3:30 p.m. Working Solutions – Little Things Make a Big Difference
• Steve Nail, Dean, College of Business, Anderson University
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Continuing the Conversation – Industry Confab
Moderated exchange led by experts on industry hot topics.
• Creating A Best Place To Work
• Facility Retrofits and Rebuilds
• Latest on Thermally Modified Hardwoods
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. "NextGen" Reception
Hosted by HMA's NextGen Leaders Council
6 – 7:30 p.m. Reception & Expo
Friday, March 23
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 9:25 a.m. A Bend in the Road
Dr. Alan Beaulieu, President, ITR Economics
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Hardwood Lumber Market Recap and Outlook in Light of Expanding Log Exports
Dan Meyer, Managing Editor, Writer and Analyst, Hardwood Publishing
11 a.m. Exhibitor Teardown
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