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COFI Presents on North American Trends at JAS 2×4 Lumber Council Symposium

Shawn Lawlor

By Shawn Lawlor

Director, Canada Wood Japan

November 5, 2018

On October 18th, Canada Wood’s Shawn Lawlor delivered a keynote presentation at the JAS 2×4 Lumber Council’s symposium for their Building Products Study Group. A total of 45 lumber end users and purchasing managers attended the event. The presentation covered recent North American production, housing, export and supply trends as well as the global movement towards Midrise, large scale and Tallwood construction. COFI informed the group of Japan technical and market development initiatives to expand wood use in Japan. Exit surveys revealed the highest approval rating for the COFI presentation. Feedback from buyers indicates that this kind of information download helps purchasing and sales representatives with important background data to support their daily business development activities.