Join the Michigan State University Forestry Department for second session in the Forest Paths distinguished speaker series.
Topic: Global Lumber: challenges and opportunities of a dynamic supply chain
Speaker: Mike Mordell, Executive Vice President of International Operations at Universal Forest Products, Inc. MA 1982, Texas A&M University and BS 1979, MSU Forestry
When: Monday, March 20, 2017
Where: MSU Molecular Plant Sciences, Room 1200
Parking will be provided at the Children's Garden- 1066 Bogue St. East Lansing, MI 48823
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Description: How do market dynamics, forestry policy, trade barriers, economics and natural
phenomena affect decisions from seedlings to final forest products? Join MSU
Forestry and Executive Vice President of Internal Operations at UFP International
Mike Mordell for a discussion of the global relationships between lumber-producing
and lumber-consuming countries.
About Mike: Mike has a BS in Forestry from Michigan State University and a MA in Forestry
from Texas A&M. He is a past chairman of the North American Wholesale Lumber
Association (NAWLA) and a current member of the Michigan State University Forestry
Advisory Board. Mike resides in Sharpsburg, GA with his wife, Traci. Their son William
is a freshman at the University of Georgia. Mike enjoys collecting sporting art (he is a
published author in this field), hunting, fishing and hiking the great outdoors.