Student Team: Garrett Sparks, Patrick Anderson, Doug Coulson, Jacob Kingsbury
Advisor: Dr. Shawn Bowers
Sponsoring Organization: FTI America
Liaison: Cal Larson
The global forest products industry is broad and complex with thousands of lumber mills in the United States alone, but buyers and sellers primarily communicate product inventories over email. Furthermore, the industry has not adopted a single standard of measurement, which complicates the process of locating lumber to purchase. Our project goal is to create a website that will connect buyers and sellers in the industry. GoLumber will allow mills to post their lumber inventories, which can then be located by potential buyers through a site search. GoLumber will present the inventories so buyers and sellers around the world will be able to view lumber inventories in desired units. The team is developing GoLumber using the Ruby on Rails Framework.