Current Status Bill Number:
4254Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950529Primary Sponsor: R. Smith,All Sponsors: R. Smith, Sharpe, Huff, Mason and ClyburnDrafted Document Number: gjk\22032sd.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Invitations Committee 10 SISubject: International FoReST Center's Forest Research and Products Laboratory
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950530 Introduced, referred to Committee 10 SI House 19950529 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO RECOGNIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL FOREST CENTER'S FOREST RESEARCH AND PRODUCTS LABORATORY LOCATED IN AIKEN COUNTY AS BEING A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTHEAST AND TO COMMEND THE EFFORTS OF THOSE WHO MAKE THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT POSSIBLE.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly are very pleased to learn of the establishment of the International FoReST Center's Forest Research and Products Laboratory in Aiken; and
Whereas, the International FoReST Center was established to provide technical assistance to the southeastern United States' forest-related industries, particularly those in Georgia and South Carolina, and to promote the development, transfer, and commercialization of applied research and technologies; and
Whereas, FoReST stands for forest and related products, research, science, and technology; and
Whereas, the laboratory is staffed by a capable and dedicated executive director, Jeffrey W. Immel, who oversees the development of the center; and
Whereas, the focus areas of the laboratory are forest research and management, forest products research and management, manufacturing process research, electronic instrumentation, waste management and recycling, robotics, chemical process research, risk assessment, bioremediation technology, process modeling capabilities, communication technology, solid wood research, and educational outreach; and
Whereas, the forest, pulp, and paper industry is the eighth largest manufacturing industry in the United States, with the majority of the industry's growth being concentrated in the southeast, but it faces competition from low cost foreign producers; and
Whereas, the laboratory will establish a technical alliance with major universities, technical colleges, research centers, and governmental agencies in the southeast, particularly the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Georgia, Augusta College, Paine College, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State College, the Medical College of Georgia, and the Department of Energy (Savannah River Site); and
Whereas, the vision of laboratory, to exceed the needs and expectations of its customers and to be the recognized leader in the forest industry through the safe application of appropriate technologies by experienced multidisciplinary teams, is one to be valued and encouraged in all industries. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, hereby recognize the establishment of the International FoReST Center's Forest Research and Products Laboratory located in Aiken County as being a valuable resource for South Carolina and the southeast and commend the efforts of those who make this accomplishment possible.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Executive Director, Jeffrey W. Immel.