July 2022

WAYNESBORO, Mississippi – Executives and key individuals with Scotch Plywood made a commitment to rebuild before the ashes had cooled following a January 6, 2021 fire here at a key veneer production facility. Thanks to a monumental effort by all involved, from Scotch Plywood owners and management and employees, vendors and log suppliers, the veneer plant was peeling logs again in March 2022.

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TAKING STOCK: Peanuts And Crackerjacks

Sometimes the mention of a wood products plant rings as true as an old ballpark. Houlton, as in Houlton, Maine, is one example.

You might say Louisiana-Pacific has been playing at the same Houlton site near New Limerick in Aroostook County, for 40 years. And you might add that LP has played three distinct styles of ball during that period.

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Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Panel World

UPDATE
  • Boise Acquires Coastal Plywood
  • Brazil Plywood Case Is Settled
  • Ruling Stalls Oregon Counties
  • Wawa OSB Has New Life
  • Weyerhaeuser Partners In Carbon Project
  • Agency Sparks 4FRI Once Again
PELICE 2022 Subject Matter Ranged From Legal To Global

PART TWO: This article provides quick recaps of some of the presentations from the Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) held March 31 to April 1 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, hosted by Panel World magazine. The May issue of Panel World included summaries from the presentations of eight keynote speakers. The September issue will include Part Three and wrap up PELICE coverage.

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Panel World

FIRE PREVENTION

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following companies submitted editorial profiles to complement their advertisements in Panel World July 2022.

  • Clarke’s
  • Electronic Wood Systems
  • Fagus GreCon
  • Minimax (Flamex)
WHAT'S NEW
  • Multi-Point Diverter
  • Wood Protection
  • Forestry Dozer
PROJECTS
  • Two Are Better Than One: Martco (RoyOMartin) hopes to have its new OSB plant in Corrigan, Texas running in the second quarter of 2023. Corrigan II is under construction adjacent Martco’s Corrigan I OSB facility that started up in 2018.
  • Arauco NA Expands TFL Operations
  • SOPREMA Orders Second Plant
  • Kim Tin Purchases Andritz Refiner
  • Mekong Wood Orders MDF Plant
  • Orma, Pavatex Go With Prod-IQ
SUPPLY LINES
  • ‘Strongest Link To Success’
  • Raute Appoints President/CEO
  • Berndorf Names New Leadership
  • Bakelite Synthetics Completes Purchase
CLIPPINGS
  • Composite Panel Association Recognizes Excellent Work
  • PotlatchDeltic Builds On REIT
  • Egger Research Highlights TFL
  • Timber Growth Holding Steady
  • LP Converts Houlton Mill

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Scotch Plywood Starts Up Veneer Mill

Article by Dan Shell, Senior Editor, Panel World

WAYNESBORO, Mississippi – Executives and key individuals with Scotch Plywood made a commitment to rebuild before the ashes had cooled following a January 6, 2021 fire here at a key veneer production facility. Thanks to a monumental effort by all involved, from Scotch Plywood owners and management and employees, vendors and log suppliers, the veneer plant was peeling logs again in March 2022.

That the project was pulled off so successfully and smoothly under tough operating conditions is a testament to the Scotch plywood organization: The icing on the cake is the new facility here has hit the ground running and recently set plant production records for shift and day, along with improved veneer quality.

Scotch Plywood does most of its peeling at Waynesboro. The facility produces anywhere from two-thirds to three-quarters of Scotch Plywood’s overall green veneer requirements. Scotch’s Beatrice, Alabama veneer plant has a lathe and one dryer, and the Fulton plywood plant has two dryers plus layup, pressing and finishing. Keeping all the moving parts in place for such an organization and process were critical.

“It was real important to keep all the landowners, suppliers and employees working with us,” says Charles Bradford, Scotch Plywood VP of Procurement. “We tried to keep everyone busy and working, including the loggers.”

Letting the Beatrice plant pick up the slack in veneer production was key to maintaining the Waynesboro plant’s operational infrastructure. Employees were bussed from Waynesboro to the Beatrice plant and back every day as the facility ran almost around the clock to keep veneer moving.

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