Henry Quesada, assistant professor in our Department, and Joel Stopha, Wood Products International Marketing Specialist at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visited Chilean wineries and cooperages during July, in order to identify potential opportunities for Virginia white oak producers in the Chilean wine industry. Some of their findings are described in this article
Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a workshop on International Marketing for Forest Products Industries on Oct. 20, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, W.Va. See more here.
This article reviews the basics on lean thinking and how an implementation of a lean thinking project might result in energy savings. See full article in Spanish here. An English version will be published in the Virginia Forest Products Association Newsletter during Spring 2010.