Where Plans Take Shape

From the looks of it going in, the Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), which is scheduled for March 12-13 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga., is offering up its best lineup of speakers and sessions since the inaugural PELICE in 2008. That’s saying something, because…

500 Has A Nice Ring To It

In baseball, 500 is a magical number, and if a player hits 500 home runs during his career he’s on track to make the Hall of Fame. This issue of Panel World is number 500 in its 60-year lifespan, having been founded in 1960; and while Panel World may not be…

A Good Quote Is Easy To Find

As the year winds down, already, a quick glance back through the pages of Panel World reveals several articles on wood products plants that found new life, and some memorable comments from key players in the industry…

Nothing Like Going Back

Through the course of time, as we editors travel to wood products mills around the world, we begin to view some mills as more than just a mill, but rather as a member of our editorial family. Take this issue’s cover story for instance…

When Grant Led The Way

The story in this issue on Georgia-Pacific’s OSB plant in Clarendon County, South Carolina brings back memories. Not memories of Georgia-Pacific, but rather of Grant Forest Products, the Ontario-based company that built an OSB plant in Allendale, SC, then…

Sweet Sixteen

No, the headline doesn’t refer to the NCAA basketball tournament and the prestige of reaching the tournament’s Sweet Sixteen finalists. Rather it tells the number of Ligna shows in Hannover, Germany I will have attended, if indeed I make the upcoming…

After All These Years GP Still Knows Plywood

Our friends Dick Baldwin and Rich Baldwin write about the North America softwood plywood industry in this issue. They note that about 28 plywood mills disappeared since pre-recession or…

The Year Of The Composite Board

Plywood mill and OSB mill project startups in the U.S. have received a lot of attention during the past couple of years, and more are forthcoming this year, but 2019 has all the makings as the year of the composite board. Three upcoming board mill startups…

The Martins Do It Again

Nearly ninety-five years after Roy Otis Martin purchased Creston Lumber Mill in Alexandria, Louisiana for $32,000 and renamed it Roy O. Martin Lumber Company, the Martins have started up a $280 million Greenfield oriented strandboard plant in Corrigan, Texas…

Turbulent Decade? TP&EE Has The Cure

Looking back at the events of 10 years ago this fall, it’s been a turbulent decade indeed: Remember John McCain, down in the polls, suspending his presidential campaign and heading back to DC to help “save” the U.S. economy, which was in free-fall by the…

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Idaho Veneer Closes Doors

Longtime independent veneer producer Idaho Veneer Co. in Post Falls, Id. is closing its doors in July, as the family ownership has decided to sell the mill property, which has slowly “moved” from outside of town to the middle of town as the area has grown…

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OSU’s Waring Shares Marcus Wallenberg Prize

Richard Waring, professor emeritus in the Oregon State University College of Forestry in Corvallis, is one of three researchers sharing this year’s international Marcus Wallenberg Prize for developing a revolutionary computer model to predict forest growth in a…

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Combilift Steps Up With Combi-Ventilate

Irish manufacturer Combilift, best known for its range of space-saving forklifts and other handling solutions, has drawn on its expertise in engineering and software design to develop the Combi-Ventilate, a splitter device which turns one ventilator into…

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