MSR Annual Workshop

Begun in 1995, the MSR Workshop brings together members of the entire lumber supply chain, from production and grading to sales and distribution to end users, and offers a unique opportunity for participants to directly network and gain a broader perspective on the MSR market and opportunities for growth.

In 2017, the MSR Workshop is being held April 18-20 in Seattle, WA, in conjunction with a Component Manufacturer Executive Leadership Summit hosted by SBCA.

Register online for this event.

Call the Crowne Plaza Hotel at (844) 733-1389 to make your reservation. To get the group rate of $129, mention MSR when making your reservation. To book your room online, please click here.

A block of rooms have been reserved for the nights of April 18 and 19, 2017. The special room rate will be available until April 4 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.


MSR Session Topics and Speakers

Wednesday, April 19

8a-9a: Exploring the All-In Costs of Manufacturing Lumber

Speaker: Russ Vaagen, Vice President, Vaagen Brothers Lumber, Inc.

9a-10a: Design Value Changes on Visually Graded Doug Fir-Larch

Speaker: Kevin Cheung, Director, Technical Services, Western Wood Products Association

10a-11a: Differences on Forest Tenure between Canada and U.S. – Challenges on Both Sides

Speaker: Suzanne Cuthbert, Director of Strategic Planning and Research & Development, Weyerhaeuser

11a-12p: Update on the U.S.-Canadian Softwood Lumber Agreement

Speakers: Jon Anderson, President, Random Lengths

Thursday, April 20

8a-9a: Analyzing Trends in the 2017 MSR Production Survey

Speaker: Art Schmon, Forest Economic Advisors, LLC

9a-10a: Assessing the Growth of Non-N. American Lumber Market Share

Speaker: Lynn O. Michaelis, Forest Economic Advisors, LLC

10a-11a: Developments in MSR Grading Technology

Speaker: Dan Uskoski, Metriguard, Inc.

11a-12p: British Columbia's Changing Timber Supply Outlook

Speaker: Albert Nussbaum, Director of Forest Analysis, BC Government