January 2022

Cover: Annual Directory & Buyers’ Guide

The Annual Directory & Buyers’ Guide is a year-long keeper on the desks of producers and suppliers worldwide.

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COVER: Annual Directory & Buyers’ Guide

The Annual Directory & Buyers’ Guide is a year-long keeper on the desks of producers and suppliers worldwide. The Directory includes

  • Products/Services/Supplies
  • Machinery Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Trade Associations
Exhibitors Knocking On PELICE Door

As of early December, exhibitor sponsor space for the eighth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) was 80% sold out, including what is already a record number of Gold sponsors.

UPDATE
  • Proposed OSB Mill Finds Home
  • Arauco Considers Plant In Mexico
  • Forest Service Weighs In Again On 4FRI
  • Industry Doubtful Of BC ‘Defer’ Plan
  • USNR, WFG Sold To Equity Firm
  • West Fraser Buys OSB Mill
  • Okaply Acquires VIZÜSOLUTION
Martco Maintains Focus On Culture And Goals During Bizarre Times

Roy O. Martin III is Chairman, CEO and CFO of Martin Sustainable Resources, L.L.C. and Martco L.L.C. The grandson of Roy O. Martin, Sr., he is a third-generation leader. Roy O. Martin III currently serves as chairman of the APA – The Engineered Wood Association Board of Trustees. He graciously agreed to answer several questions posed by Panel World magazine.

Panel Industry Veterans Denounce Performance Of Paperboard Wall Sheathing

Innovative and/or more economical building materials are regularly introduced to the market. During the post-World War II building boom, softwood plywood replaced diagonal tongue and groove boards as the standard exterior wall bracing. Over about the past 30 years, OSB has come to dominate the wall sheathing segment.

Article by Richard F. Baldwin, Frederick T. Kurpiel and Richard W. Baldwin

PROJECTS
  • ‘Best Watchdog We Could Ask For’
  • PG Bison Orders MDF Operation
  • Turkey’s Küpeliler Orders Two Plants
  • Wanhua Goes For ‘Super PB’
  • Installation Due For 63.7 M Press
  • Biyang Huifeng Starts Up Refiner
  • Greenply Orders Refining System
  • Naturheld Orders Fiber Prep Systems
  • GUTEX Focuses On Insulation
  • Greenply Orders MDF/HDF Plant
SUPPLY LINES
  • Hymmen Announces U.S. Jupiter Order
  • Con-Vey Launches New Web Site
  • 7Robotics Continues To Build Staff
  • Morbark Reveals Wheel Loader
  • Platinum Equity Acquires Oregon
WHAT'S NEW
  • Horizontal Chipper
  • Dryer Rebuild
  • Robotic Inkjet
  • Info Management

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Taking Stock: Lend Me Your Ear

Article by Rich Donnell, Managing Editor, Panel World

The staff at Panel World magazine is in full in-person-conference mode in preparation for the eighth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) to be held March 31 to April 1, 2022 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. On page six of this issue you’ll see a listing of the exhibitor sponsors who had signed on as of early December.

Below, you’ll see some of the keynote speakers we’ve lined up, including, Roseburg’s Jake Elston, Swiss Krono’s Wedig Graf Grote, American Wood Council’s Jackson Morrill, Coastland Wood Industries’ Doug Pauze, RoyOMartin’s Scott Poole, AFRY’s Philipp Sauter and Kennesaw State economist Roger Tutterow. We’re in negotiation with several others as well and will be announcing those soon. Attendee registration is open at www.pelice-expo.com.

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JAKE ELSTON

WEDIG GRAF GROTE

JACKSON MORRILL 

DOUG PAUZE

SCOTT POOLE

DR. PHILIPP SAUTER 

ROGER TUTTEROW

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