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U-C Coatings CEO Norman Murray presents at ISCHP 2013 & NHLA's Chinese Lumber Grading School
The International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing (ISCHP) will be held October 7-9 in Florence, Italy. This conference brings together scientists, government representatives and hardwood experts from all over the globe to discuss new developments and best practices.
The conference, held every two years, is part of the continuing series of conferences previously held in Canada (2007), France (2009) and the USA (2011). The main objective of this conference is to bring together the scientific and research communities working on hardwood, from the source to the customer, to share knowledge and ideas. International experts, scientists, government employees, hardwood industry representatives, suppliers and customers will be in attendance to discuss recent progress and innovative work that benefit and improve hardwood processing.
Topics to be covered by ISCHP 2013 include Hardwood Forestry Practices & Wood Quality, Hardwood Product Development and Hardwood Processing & Optimization.
This summer, the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) held its first Lumber Inspector Training School solely for Chinese participants.
Included in the instructionwas “End Sealer – A Short Course”, given by Norman Murray. “Communication and sharing of ideas is key to international business relations and I was pleased to speak at the globally recognized NHLA Lumber grading school”, remarked Mr. Murray. The participants were shown how proper end sealing is an important part of effective hardwood production.
Mr. Murray looks forward to meeting with timber industry leaders at these other upcoming events: the FMC China 2013 exhibition in Shanghai and the 3rd Global Timber & Wood Products Trade Conference in Guangzhou, China.