Idaho Veneer Closes Doors

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. The company dates to 1953 with “a slicer the middle of a field in northern Idaho,” according to a company statement.

The mill is located along I-90 in Post Falls, which has grown dramatically as part of the commercial corridor between Spokane and Couer d’Alene, and family members decided to sell the property for conversion to a higher value use.

The late April release said the company was planning to run out its log yard and veneer inventory and liquidate as much of the facility as possible by the end of July. “We value the friendship and camaraderie we share with so many of you…The decades we’ve spent in the business make for a treasure trove memories,” said the statement, signed by Malloy family members and company executives.

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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

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May 2020

May 2020

May 2020

Cover: Starwood Is Showing Good Form

İNEGÖL, TURKEY – Over the years the town has seen something of a boom in
furniture design and production, which is mostly as a result of the vision of the
owners of Starwood, one of Turkey’s leading manufacturers of high-quality
particleboard and MDF. The company’s headquarters is located pretty much in the center of Inegöl.

Article by Mark Rushton, Panel World Correspondent

Inside This Issue

Taking Stock: You Had To See It With Your Own Eyes

We had a big time all right, unlike any big time I’ve ever had. Indeed PELICE 2020 persevered. Thirty-four speakers and 80 exhibitors were there. Sixteen structural and non-structural wood products producer companies sent some personnel.

So we had been on the ground in Atlanta for some days prior to the start of PELICE. The coronavirus had reared its ugly head in the state of Washington.

PELICE and our staff of 10 pushed forward as did MODEX next door. Event
cancellations were mostly confined to Europe at that point.

UPDATE: Producers Are Stepping UP

Several forest products companies released statements to employees, suppliers and customers on the COVID-19 virus. Roy O. Martin III, chairman, CEO and CFO of RoyOMartin, in a three and a half minute video posted on the company’s Instagram page, hammered home the company’s absolute commitment to the safety and well being of its employees.

PELICE 2020 In Atlanta Reveals What Our Industry Is Made Of

ATLANTA, Georgia – Thirty-four speakers and 80 equipment exhibitor companies participated in the seventh Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) held March 12-13 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. Attendance, including speakers, exhibitor personnel, producers, consultants and academia, was 287.

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Starwood Is Showing Good Form

Article by Mark Rushton, Panel World Correspondent

İNEGÖL, TURKEY – Over the years the town has seen something of a boom in furniture design and production, which is mostly as a result of the vision of the owners of Starwood, one of Turkey’s leading manufacturers of high-quality particleboard and MDF. The company’s headquarters is located pretty much in the center of Inegöl.

But how could one company have such a huge influence over an industry? “When we were looking to grow our business in the early 1980s we decided we could do one of two things,” explains Starwood CEO Hüseyin Yildiz. “Move closer to the raw material, or closer to our potential customers. We decided on the latter.”

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Gruen-Wald Laminates Orders USNR RF Technology

Gruen-Wald Laminates Orders USNR RF Technology

Gruen-Wald Laminates is investing in a new radio frequency (RF) generator and 24 ft. long curing tunnel from USNR for its fingerjoint line at its plant in Tea, SD. This is the second tunnel at the plant, and the new equipment will provide increased capacity. The equipment is scheduled to be installed in the third quarter.

Gruen-Wald produces engineered building components for many industries including residential, commercial, and civil construction, production and storage facilities for farming.

USNR is a leading supplier of systems for the manufacture of engineered wood products using RF gluing technology, dating back several decades. The RF
generator produces radio waves used to create a field with alternating polarity, through which the wood and glue pass. Glue molecules are alternately attracted to one electrode or the other and become heated by the friction generated by this molecular agitation. Thermosetting glues become cured within seconds of reaching the elevated temperature, so glued joints can be handled in minutes instead of hours or days.

Another advantage is the glue begins curing throughout the joint instead of working in from the outside surfaces. For dimensional lumber sizes, hot oil or steam-heated platens would take much longer for the heat to get to the middle of the joint.

 

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Gruen-Wald Laminates Orders USNR RF Technology

Gruen-Wald Laminates is investing in a new radio frequency (RF) generator and 24 ft. long curing tunnel from USNR for its fingerjoint line at its plant in Tea, SD. This is the second tunnel at the plant…

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…

Combilift Steps Up With Combi-Ventilate

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OSU’s Waring Shares Marcus Wallenberg Prize

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 changing climate.

The annual prize, one of the highest honors in the field of forestry, was announced in Falun, Sweden, and is named for the late Marcus Wallenberg Jr., a banker, industrialist and member of Sweden’s long-influential Wallenberg family.

Waring and co-honorees Joe Landsberg and Nicholas Coops, both of Australia, will each receive 2 million kronor, about $200,000, when they are presented with the prize in October by Swedish King Carl Gustav XVI.

Waring joined the OSU College of Forestry faculty in 1963 and remained active in forest science teaching and research until 2018. The model created by Waring and his colleagues includes use of satellite imagery to show how different environmental conditions affect the world’s forests.

Established in 1980, the Marcus Wallenberg Prize goes to an individual researcher or a small group of researchers for “a groundbreaking discovery or development in an area of importance to the forest industry,” according to the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

Waring and Landsberg are pioneers in forest growth modeling under changing environmental conditions. They first presented their 3PG model—Physiological Principles Predicting Growth—in 1997. In 1998, Coops added satellite imagery to the model, enabling large areas of forest to be surveyed and forest growth and carbon storage to be predicted on a greater scale.

 

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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…

Gruen-Wald Laminates Orders USNR RF Technology

Gruen-Wald Laminates is investing in a new radio frequency (RF) generator and 24 ft. long curing tunnel from USNR for its fingerjoint line at its plant in Tea, SD. This is the second tunnel at the plant…

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…

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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Combilift Steps Up With Combi-Ventilate

Combilift Steps Up With Combi-Ventilate

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 multiple ventilation stations.

Designed to address the requirements of medical professionals in the current COVID-19 emergency, the Combi-Ventilate was developed by a team of mechatronic and software engineers with a unit currently undergoing laboratory tests with Ger Curley, Professor of Anaesthesia & Critical Care at Royal College of Surgeon’s in Beaumont Hospital.

The Combi-Ventilate uses standard pipes and fittings for easy assembly and its individual patient filters prevent cross contamination. Each patient has a dedicated screen that allows medical professionals to individually monitor their vital information. This includes live values, data on patient history and statistics and adjustable alarm settings. Features include non-return valves, HEPA filters,
flow sensors and an automatic flow control valve. Any abnormalities that occur are detected and will only trigger that specific patient’s alarm.

The Combi-Ventilate has automatically adjustable flow control valves that allow the health service professional to control the tidal volume to each patient electronically without having to make manual adjustments.

Shown in photo, at the launch of the Combilift-Ventilate, left to right, Antonio Patacho, Combilift engineer; Martin McVicar, Co-Founder & CEO, Combilift; Dr. Michael Power, National Clinical Lead, Critical Care Programme, Irish Health Service; and Christopher Carragher, Combilift engineer.

 

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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…

Gruen-Wald Laminates Orders USNR RF Technology

Gruen-Wald Laminates is investing in a new radio frequency (RF) generator and 24 ft. long curing tunnel from USNR for its fingerjoint line at its plant in Tea, SD. This is the second tunnel at the plant…

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…

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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