By Dan Richter, Public Information Officer

MADISON – From May 30 through June 2, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will welcome eight international wood and forestry product buyers to Wisconsin for a four-day Forestry Products Inbound Buyer Mission. The mission, funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports, will consist of business meetings with 10 Wisconsin-based forestry products companies and tours of their sawmill operations.

Wood and forestry product buyers from India, Mexico, Taiwan, and Thailand;
Representatives from Reedsburg Hardwoods (Midwest Lumber), Endeavor Hardwoods, Krueger Lumber, Lakeshore Forest Products, Tigerton Lumber Company, Menominee Tribal Enterprises, Kretz Lumber, Snowbelt Hardwoods, North Country Lumber Co., MacDonald and Owen Lumber and Veneer Company;
Staff from DATCP’s International Agribusiness Center

What: Forestry Products Inbound Buyer Mission


Tuesday, May 30

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Meeting and tour at Reedsburg Hardwoods (Midwest Lumber) – 1580 Laukant St., Reedsburg, WI 53659
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Meeting and tour at Endeavor Hardwoods, 100 East Industrial Ave., Lyndon Station, WI 53944

Wednesday, May 31

  • 8:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Meeting and tour at Krueger Lumber, 21324 US Highway 151, Valders, WI 54245
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Meeting and tour at Lakeshore Forest Products, Inc., 107 Mill Ave., Francis Creek, WI 54214
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Meeting and tour at Tigerton Lumber Company, 121 Cedar St., Tigerton, WI 54486

Thursday, June 1

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Meeting and tour at Menominee Tribal Enterprises Forestry Center, N1035 Highway 47, Keshena, WI 54135
  • 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Meeting and tour at Menominee Tribal Enterprises sawmill, N3580 Highway 47, Neopit, WI 54150
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.– Meeting and tour at Kretz Lumber, W11143 County Road G, Antigo, WI 54409
  • 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Meeting and tour at Snowbelt Hardwoods, 345 Ringle Drive, Hurley, WI 54534

Friday, June 2

  • 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Meeting and tour at North Country Lumber Co., 607 Highway 77 East, Mellen, WI 54546
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Meeting and tour at MacDonald and Owen Lumber and Veneer Company, 230 S. Duncan St., Luck, WI 54853

About the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports

Wisconsin agricultural exports reached an all-time high of $4.22 billion in 2022. Through the WIAE, DATCP is working collaboratively with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to build on that momentum by promoting Wisconsin agricultural products in the international marketplace. The WIAE provides flexibility to respond to exporting challenges and facilitates unique opportunities that connect exporters with international markets and buyers. For more information on the WIAE, sign up for email updates and visit the DATCP website.

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