Join the Michigan State University Forestry Department for second session in the Forest Paths distinguished speaker series.

: Global Lumber: challenges and opportunities of a dynamic supply chain

: Mike Mordell, Executive Vice President of International Operations at Universal Forest Products, Inc. MA 1982, Texas A&M University and BS 1979, MSU Forestry

: Monday, March 20 2017

: MSU Molecular Plant Sciences, Room 1200
             Parking will be provided at the Children's Garden- 1066 Bogue St. East Lansing, MI 48823

: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

: 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 B.S. in Forestry from Michigan State University and a M.A. 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.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information about the even contact Jeana-Dee Allen at or (517) 355-0097. For techical assistance or event registration assistance contact ANR Event Services at or 517-353-3175.