Marketing and business workshops for woodworking companies

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Marketing and business workshops for woodworking companies

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two workshops are scheduled for June at the Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, W.Va.

A workshop on June 7 will focus on business strategies for manufacturers of cabinets, furniture and millwork. Topics will address products, pricing, competitors, inventory management and marketing targets. The fee for this workshop is $35 per person and lunch is included.

The second workshop, on June 14, will focus on the profitable operation of small sawmills. Topics for this workshop include discussion of drying yard practices, different types of kilns, moisture relationships, drying schedules and avoiding stain and degradation. The fee for this workshop is $35 per person and also includes lunch.

To register for either or both workshops, contact Joe Denig at 919-515-5582 or joe_denig@ncsu.edu.

Harry Watt, a business improvement specialist in the Wood Products Extension office of North Carolina State University, will conduct the workshops. These workshops are part of a WERC grant that targets wood products companies in the Charleston, W.Va. area.

The Wood Education and Resource Center is located off I-77 Exit 14 in Princeton. For more information, visit the Division of Forestry’s website at www.wvforestry.com.

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Contact: Leslie Fitzwater, Public Information Specialist, 304-957-9342 or 304-541-8102, Leslie.C.Fitzwater@wv.gov