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June 14 – 16, 2017

Visit us for the 34th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2017. The show will be held June 14-16, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.  Show hours will be 9am – 5pm June 14 and 15; 9am – 1pm on June 16.

Sponsored and conducted by SFPA since 1950, this event has traditionally included many of the biggest names in the forest products industry, displaying everything from sawmill machinery to materials handling equipment, attracting key representatives from the nation’s largest wood products manufacturers.

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Stephen Griffith

About Stephen Griffith

Stephen Griffith was born and raised in the State of Oregon. He worked his way through college laboring in local sawmills. His education includes a B.S. in Forest Products and an MBA from Oregon State University. Stephen formerly served as director of technology at Decision Dynamics (DDI) for 12 years. His work history also includes mill floor experience in lumber and plywood manufacturing with Stimson Lumber, Fort Hill Lumber Company and Columbia Forest Products. Stephen has published various articles in wood industry magazines and is an active speaker at industry events. Mr. Griffith currently serves as president of Optware Solutions, a company that specializes in modeling business decisions. Stephen has applied his modeling expertise to scores of forest products operations over the past twenty five years. He has worked with operations throughout the United States, Canada and South America and has built systems used in the management of forest operations, sawmills, plywood mills, OSB mills, pulp and paper mills and other types of manufacturing operations. Optware models are designed to consider full-context decision making and to address a variety of questions including fiber procurement and allocation, logistics, scheduling, process options, and product mix.

About Optware

Optware Solutions LLC was founded in 1991 (under the name Optware Consulting) as a company dedicated to the application of linear programming technology to the forest products industry. The first system installation was in a plywood plant in France. Optware Solutions has been a pioneer in the integration of relational database technology with linear programming.

Today, Optware Solutions offers a variety of state-of-the-art linear programming-related products and services. Optware Solutions believes that service is our business and we pledge to: place customer needs above our own, to protect confidential information, and to act in a professional manner.

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Beaverton, OR 97005
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