"We are extremely pleased to be associated with OSU's advanced wood products laboratory
," Sierra Pacific President - and OSU alum - George Emmerson said in a prepared statement.
Alan Harp is a furniture designer in Atlanta and former instructor at the Georgia Tech Advanced Wood Products Laboratory
, a position which permitted him extensive experience with Fresh Wood throughout the years as many of his students were finalists and winners in the competition.
The bond money, which will be matched by private funds, will help pay for construction of a new classroom and laboratory building and a state-of-the-art advanced wood products laboratory
designed to support Oregon's manufactured wood products industry and wood-building design companies, OSU officials said.
Tech Tours encompassed machine demos and seminars at SCM's facility in Duluth, GA, and Georgia Tech's Advanced Wood Products Laboratory
. Each day concluded with a plant tour of a local SCM customer.
Delcam of Windsor, ON, has entered into a cooperative venture with the Advanced Wood Products Laboratory
at Georgia Tech University.