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03/11/05

Kinds at Wood Products Conference

Most of the time we take trees for granted. But they're big business, and bringing business right here at home. The International Wood Product Association's annual conference continues on Hutchinson Island. People from 18 different countries and around the states are in town.

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA Dist. 1) talked to the group today about Wood, then talked with us about how important the industry and conferences like this are.

"Any time you get people from different countries into Savannah, I think it just helps the general picture of economic growth," he said. "It's not necessarily a result of G-8, but it's part of that picture. They know where Savannah is and they want to come here."

The World of Wood conference wraps up today.

Reported by: Leslie Stein, lstein@wtoc.com

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