Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Can’t see the forest for the trees

The following is written summary of the Loos Tales airing today click here to listen.

Jason Fedewa is a third generation operating a sawmill called Michigan Veneer near St. Johns, MI . At one time Michigan Veneer would cut logs at the sawmill and today they have them custom cut with finished veneer deliver back to the warehouse. There have been instances where logs where shipped to Germany cut raw product shipped back the U.S. veneer produced and then final product shipped back to customers in Germany. The labor cost in Germany offset the cost of transportation. Hello who is listening here? Finally Jason tells me due to human management practices timber buyers have more trees to choose from today than they did one hundred years ago.

While we are in the wood business

Bruce Vincent has the website that is the best resource you need for resource providers it is called www.providerpals.com. The following is taken directly from his web site.

Waiter! There is a tree in my twinkie

There are tree-based chemicals in many of our food and beverage products! of these chemicals are used as flavorings, while others keep the ingredients in food from separating. There's that There are tree-based chemicals in many of our food and beverage products! Some of these chemicals are used as flavorings, while others keep the ingredients in food from separating. There's even a tree-based chemical that makes bubble gum chewier!
Cellulose, the material that makes up the walls of tree cells, is used as a food thickener in such tasty treats as snack food, milk shakes, ice cream, cake frosting, and pancake syrup!
Cellulose also is an important ingredient in non-edible products such as eyeglass frames, steering wheels, hairbrush handles, cellophane, and photographic film!

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