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Organizations That Support Wood Products Education

Wood Education and Resource Center, Princeton, West Virginia-a unit of the US Forest Service that provides educational opportunites and supports grant projects in marketing of wood products and development of biomass energy.  The Wood Education website is www.na.fs.fed.us/werc.

Serveral universities support the wood products industry through its Extension Service programs.  Listed below are several wood products specialist who serve the secondary wood products industry in the US:

* North Carolina State University Wood Products Extension.  Website cnr.ncsu.edu/blogs/wpe.

Harry Watt, business and wood products processing, email at harry_watt@ncsu.edu, cell 704-880-5034.

Joe Denig, business and sawmill processing, email at joe_denig@ncsu.edu, phone 919-515-5582.

Phil Mitchell, secondary wood products processing, email at phil_mitchell@ncsu.edu, phone 915-515-5581.

* University of Kentucky Wood Products Extension.  Website www.ukwoodcenter.net.

F. Carol Fackler, business and wood products processing, email at cfrackler@uky.edu, phone 606-666-2438.

Bobby Ammerman, business and wood products processing, email at bammerma@uky.edu, phone 606-666-2438.

* State University of New York, Forestry School, Syracuse, NY.

William B. Smith, business and wood products processing, email at wbsmith@esf.edu, phone 315-470-6832.

* Virginia Tech University'

Urs Buelhmann, business and wood products processing, email at buehlmann@gmail.com, phone 540-231-9739.

* Penn State University.

Chuck Ray, business and wood products processing, email at edr14@psu.edu.

* Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, North Carolina.

D.L. Turbyfill, phone 828-327-7000, x4364.  Email at dlturbyfill@cvcc.edu.