Joint TAPPI and PIMA Pacific section meeting.
The Pacific Sections of TAPPI and PIMA held their joint meeting,
"Paper Machine Optimization and Emerging Technologies", April
30--May 2, 2003. Keynote speaker for the event was Paulette Pyle,
Director of Grass Roots for Oregonians for Food and Shelter (OFS). Jim
Luce and Wayne White, consultants with OMNI Continental, Vancouver, BC,
Canada, presented a short course concentrating on the topics of paper
machine optimization and emerging technologies. The conference concluded
with a paper machine superintendents panel fielding questions from the
audience on topics related to the technologies covered. The panelist
included Murry McDowell of Longview Fibre, James McClure of
Georgia-Pacific, and Tom Olstad of Weyerhaeuser.