Building the Capacity of Minnesota’s Wood Products Industry 2005

August 16 - 17, 2005

Blandin Foundation’s second major conference for growing Minnesota’s vital wood products manufacturing industry.  More than 100 key stakeholders in the secondary wood products industry, architects, public officials, university and organizational leaders were in attendance.

The conference emphasized the value of seeing how other people, cultures and countries are using wood and learning about cutting-edge technologies being used worldwide in manufacturing processes. It also focused on and demonstrated the benefits of coming together to learn, share ideas, resources and collaborate to form relationships – all in an effort to build Minnesota’s wood product industry’s collective capacity.