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Panel World Issue: January 2020

COVER STORY – Arauco Grayling Comes Alive –

GRAYLING, Michigan – When Arauco North America announced it would be building a greenfield particleboard plant in north-central Michigan there was a collective gasp from the composite panel producing community.

The last greenfield particleboard plant in North America started up in 2001, compliments of Willamette Industries (which became Weyerhaeuser, which became Flakeboard, which sold to none other than Arauco).

TAKING STOCK: 500 Has A Nice Ring To It

This issue of Panel World is number 500 in its 60-year lifespan, having been founded in 1960; and while Panel World many not be destined for anybody’s Hall of Fame, there’s still something to be said for its longevity as we enter 2020.


Bob Freres Dies At 90; Roseburg Gets Chester Rolling; Oregon Counties Win Timber Case; ÅF, PÖYRY Form AFRY

Hunt Forest Products: Plywood Mill Gets New Crop Of Leaders, Technology In Louisiana

POLLOCK, Louisiana – Synonymous for southern yellow pine (SYP) plywood in Louisiana thanks to its plant in Pollock, Hunt Forest Products has been producing product in the same location for more than 40 years – and has two employees who’ve been with the facility since nearly the beginning.

2020 Directory/Buyers’ Guide

Panel World magazine’s annual Directory & Buyers’ Guide is one of the industry’s most comprehensive lists of products, services, supplies, machinery manufacturers and suppliers, and industry trade associations for all of your mill’s needs.


Plants Get Smart With Dryer Infeed; Dongwha Addresses Challenging Fiber; Starwood Has Digital In Mind; Dieffenbacher Says 2019 Was Strong; Metro Goes For Thin Boards; Borg Moves To Continuous


Former Equipment Rep Farrens Dies; Mid-South Has 50 Under Its Belt; Westmill Appoints Read As VP


Canadian CLT Firm Coming South; Hardwood CLT Bound For Tasmania; Sterling Opens Lufkin CLT Mill; RoyOMartin Names Leadership; Dawson Receives APA Award; Aldred Is New Chair Of CPA; Johnston Joins Structurlam; Arauco Adjusts Sales Leadership

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