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Is the Forest Industry Poised for Resurgence? Ohio Statehouse Tour OWIN/Legislative Reception Tree Farm and Industry/Conservation Awards Luncheon

3/6/2013 to 3/7/2013
When: March 6-7, 2013
Wednesday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; Thursday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E State St
Columbus, Ohio  43215
United States
Contact: OFA Customer Service


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Join us for the 2013 OFA Annual Meeting

March 6-7, 2013
Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
75 E State St
Columbus, OH 43215

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2013 Annual Meeting Sponsors


 

Wednesday, March 6

8:30 AM

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10:00 AM

OFA Executive Committee Meeting

8:30 AM



Exhibitor Setup Begins
Registration Opens

10:30 AM

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12:00 PM

OFA Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 PM

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1:00 PM

Attendee Luncheon - Sponsored by Brenneman Lumber and eLIMBS, LLC.


Exhibits Open

1:15 PM

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1:45 PM


OFA Membership Meeting
Ohio Forestry Association and Foundation Report
John Dorka, Executive Director

1:45 PM
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2:15 PM

State of the Division of Forestry
Bob Boyles, Chief, ODNR, Division of Forestry

2:45 PM



Meet at the Ohio Statehouse

3:00 PM



Ohio Statehouse Tour
The Statehouse is a symbol of Ohio and the spirit of its people. Your visit to Capitol Square will give you an understanding and appreciation of our shared heritage as Ohioans. Groups will depart at 3:00 PM and 3:15 PM. The tours are limited to the first 100 people who register. Advance registration is recommended!

4:00 PM

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6:00 PM

OWIN Legislative Reception - Sponsored by Glatfelter, Superior Hardwoods of Ohio, Ohio Statehouse, Museum Gallery

6:00 PM



This evening is free for dinner on your own. Network, take a customer to dinner or enjoy the Columbus nightlife.

 

Thursday, March 7

 

7:30 AM



Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Brenneman Lumber


Exhibits Open

8:00 AM

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8:30 AM

Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen's Meeting

8:30 AM

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9:30 AM

Keynote Address - Economic
Indicators for the Forest Products
Industry - Kevin R. Thieneman, President of Caterpillar Forest Products

9:30 AM

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10:00 AM

Break – Be sure to visit with our exhibitors
This break is sponsored by Columbus Equipment Co.

 

10:00 AM

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10:45 AM

Supplier/Consumer Relations Study: Regional Observations and Recommendations for Change - Don Taylor, Wood Supply Research Institute

10"45 AM

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11:15 AM

Fuel Purchasing Opportunities for Ohio's Forest Products Industry - Todd Martin, Executive Director, Southern Logger Cooperative

11:30 AM

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1:30 PM

Tree Farm Awards Luncheon - Sponsored by Murphy Tractor, Tiverton Timber

Tree Farmer of the Year Award and OFA Industry and Conservation Awards will be presented.
Tree Farmer of the Year and Logger of the Year Awards are donated by Ames True Temper, Dexter City, Ohio.

 

2:00 PM

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3:00 PM

Ohio Forest Products Industry Economic Impact Study - Dr. Eric McConnell, OSU Extension

3:00 PM

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3:30 PM

Break - Be sure to visit with our exhibitors.

3:30 PM

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4:30 PM

Panel Discussion involving featured speakers and invited industry guests representing various segments of the wood industry.

4:30 PM

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6:00 PM

Presidents Reception - Sponsored by Glatfelter, Superior Hardwoods of Ohio


Book your hotel reservations at the special discounted rate of just $119 plus tax (overnight valet parking included). Call 800-325-3535 or book on line at www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/annualofa2013.
For those attending just for one day valet parking is available for $14 per day. You must use valet parking and ask to have your parking validated!
Registration information will be coming soon!


If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring please email Gayla or call 614-497-9580.

 

 
Book your sleeping room at the Sheraton for only $119 plus tax including valet parking.
Call 800-325-3535 and ask for the OFA rate, or reserve on-line here.

Click here for information on State House parking.
 

PARKING OPTIONS

·At hotel - free valet parking with overnight accommodations. $14 if coming in for the day.
Columbus Commons Parking Garage (attached to the hotel) $8 per day.
State House parking $2 per hour

Other Parking Options

Annual Meeting Exhibitors
ArborGen Inc. Supertree Seedlings
Columbus Equipment Company
Corley Manufacturing Co. Inc.
The Hummel Group
Murphy Tractor Company
Tec Labs

 

 

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