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Hamrick, Joe

Hamrick, Joe

Hamrick, Joe

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Interveiw 272b: In this second interview with Jonathan Gerland, Joe Hamrick discusses managing the forestry practices and principles at Temple Inland in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.  He discusses the adoption and enforcement of practices that complied with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Forest Stewardship Council programs.  Mr. Hamrick explains these terms and their impact on forest management at Temple Inland as well as his job, which was to explain the practices to both the forest personnel responsible for carrying them out and the sales force that was dealing with increasingly environmentally concerned customers.  He talks about changes in the industry and the company and his views on the impact the sale of the land did have and will have on the land and the company.