Publications

Business Best Practices

"International Marketing Practices for Small to Medium Sized Forest Products Firms," Manual - Omar Espinoza, Robert Smith, Anna Pitti. 

"Opportunities for Minnesota Forest Products in South America," Report - Omar Espinoza, Robert Smith, Anna Pitti.

"Business Management Practices for Small to Medium Sized Forest Products Firms," Manual - Omar Espinoza and Robert Smith. 

New Forest Products and Emerging Markets

"The Case for Urban and Reclaimed Wood in the Circular Economy,"  BioResources - Anna Pitti, Omar Espinoza, and Robert Smith.

"Marketing Practices in the Urban and Reclaimed Wood Industries," Bioproducts Business - Anna Pitti, Omar Espinoza, and Robert Smith.

"Awareness, Perceptions and Willingness to Adopt CLT by U.S. Engineering Firms," Bioproducts Business - Maria Fernanda Laguarda-Mallo and Omar Espinoza.

"Critical Factors in the Willingness to Adopt Innovative Wood-based Building Materials in the Construction Industry: The Case of CLT," PhD Dissertation - Maria Fernanda Laguarda-Mallo.

"Cross Laminated Timber in the United States: Opportunities for Hardwoods?," Proceedings from the 2017 International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing - Omar Espinoza and Urs Buehlmann.

"Marketing Strategy Recommendations for the U.S. Thermally Modified Wood Industry," Report - Shelby Lynn Gamache and Omar Espinoza.

"Professional Consumer Perceptions of Thermally-Modified Wood," Masters Thesis - Shelby Lynn Gamache.

"Vacuum Drying of Wood - State of the Art," Curr Forestry Rep - Omar Espinoza and Brian Bond.

"Identification of Research Areas to Advance the Adoption of Cross-Laminated Timber in North America," Bioproducts Business - Omar Espinoza, Urs Buehlmann, Maria Fernanda Laguarda-Mallo and Vladimir Rodriguez Trujillo.

"Cross-Laminated Timber in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges,"  Internationales Holzbau-Forum IHF: Omar Espinoza, Urs Buehlmann and Maria Fernanda Laguarda-Mallo.

"Education Needs in the Forest Products Industry: Most urgent training needs in manufacturing and management," Hardwood Review Express: Omar Espinoza and Rober Smith.

"A Decade of Improved Lumber Drying Technology," Wood Structure and Function - Brian H. Bond and Omar Espinoza.

"Cross-Laminated Timber in the U.S.: Potential Adopter Perceptions," A Journal of Contemporary Wood Engineering - Maria Fernanda Laguarda Mallo and Omar Espinoza.

"Cross-Laminated Timber: Status and Research Needs in Europe," Bioresources - Omar Espinoza, Vladimir Rodriguez Trujillo, Maria Fernanda Laguarda Mallo and Urs Buehlmann.

Older Publications

"Innovation in the Forest Products Industry," EXtention - Omar Espinoza and Maria Fernanda Laguarda Mallo

"Educational Needs of the Forest Products Industry in Minnesota and Virginia in 2012," Forest Products Journal - Omar Espinoza, Robert Smith, Scott Lyon, Henry Quesada-Pineda, and Brian H. Bond

"Sustainable Integrated Forest Biorefineries," Starker Lecture Series - Shri Ramaswamy

"Forest certification and green building standards: overview and use in the U.S. hardwood industry," Journal of Cleaner Production - Omar Espinoza, Urs Buehlmann, and Bob Smith

"Lean Evaluation of an Engineering Process: A Case Study in Furniture Industry,"  Journal of Forest Products Business Research - Wang, Henry Quesada, and Omar Espinoza

"Challenges and Adaptations in the US Hardwood Industry," FDM Asia - Omar Espinoza, Urs Buehlmann, and Robert Smith