Cook County Community Calendar
Guest Lecture May 27th: Howard Hedstrom speaking on the Centennial of Hedstrom Lumber
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cook County Community Calendar

Guest Lecture: Howard Hedstrom speaking on the Centennial of Hedstrom Lumber

Tuesday, May 27, 7:00

Cook County Higher Education

Hedstrom Lumber Co. began operations in July 1914. A centennial celebration is being planned for July 10, 2014.

Hedstrom Lumber Company employs about 35 people and is among the largest private employers in Cook County. Annual production is 15 million board feet of lumber, most of which is kiln dried and finished. Products include timbers for timber frame construction, dimension lumber and pattern stock. Primary markets are in Minnesota and Wisconsin, although some specialty products are shipped as far as California.

Nothing goes to Waste at Hedstrom Lumber Company They use every inch of every log that enters their mill. Bark and sawdust are burned as a heat source. The mill is 100% thermally self-sufficient. Quality chips are sold for paper production. Bark becomes a landscaping product. Sawdust is sold to pellet manufacturers. Any leftover waste materials are sold as fuel to other biomass facilities.

Howard Hedstrom is the president of Hedstrom Lumber Company and has been a part of the Federal Forest Resource Coalition President 2011-2013, Minnesota Forest Industries President: 1987-89 and 1996-1999, Board of Directors 1983 to present. American Forest & Paper Association, Board member 1998-2000, Public Timber Committee, Chairman 1995, Lake States Federal Timber Purchasers Committee, Chairman 2001-2006, Governor’s Task Force on Industry Competitiveness 2003, Cook County Community Fund, Grand Marais Lions Club, Past President, Cook County EDA, Vice President.

The Guest Lecture series of Cook County Higher Education is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, the Lake Superior Trading Post, Drury Lane Books, George F. Maruska Ltd., Mike’s Holiday, White Pine North, Como Oil & Propane, and Sawbill Outfitters.  Refreshments are donated by Beth’s Fudge and Gifts and Johnson’s Foods. The lectures are held at Cook County Higher Education’s North Shore campus, located at 300 West 3rd Street in Grand Marais.

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