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Panel World Issue: November 2019

COVER STORY – Huber Brings Back Spring City- 

Since its re-startup in April 2018, the Huber Engineered Woods oriented strandboard plant here has straddled the extreme highs and lows of OSB prices with a continued commitment to production of specialty items ZIP System sheathing and AdvanTech flooring panels.

With the growing market presence of Huber’s specialty sheathing and flooring panels coming out of its other plants, a directive for additional production pointed to the 20-year old plant that sits in the hills of northeast Tennessee, about an hour north of Chattanooga.

 

TAKING STOCK: 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.

UPDATE

Raute Receives Its Largest Order Ever; Certification Comes Under Fire; SmartLam Expands, Purchases CLT Facility; Collins Names VP Of Operations; Arauco Purchases Prime-Line; Georgia-Pacific Begins Gurdon Upgrades; Weyerhaeuser Company Sells Michigan Land

Industry & Community Leader Jonathan Martin Dies At 70

Jonathan E. Martin, an industrial engineer who led the transformation of his family’s small sawmill operation into a multi-facility producer of OSB and plywood, all the while growing the company’s timberland portfolio into one of the largest privately held in the U.S., and doing this with a strong Christian message, died Friday, September 20 surrounded by all 11 of his immediate family at home in Alexandria, La. He was 70.

4FRI Phase 2 Seeks Major Investment For Arizona To Save Forest

Following a move by state officials to vote down a proposal to expand biomass utilization for electricity production – further hindering efforts to thin millions of acres to reduce wildfire danger – all attention in Arizona now shifts to a massive new 4 Forests Restoration Initiative (4FRI) Phase 2 stewardship contract that seeks to mechanically thin and treat up to 818,000 acres across four national forests in the state.

Air Emissions

Dieffenbacher; Raute; Dürr Megtec; LDX Solutions; Scheuch

Jaasund’s Long Run With Geoenergy (LDX Solutions) Isn’t Over

One of the first air emission control companies to advertise in Panel World magazine was Geoenergy, and one of its co-owners was Steve Jaasund, who today is Geoenergy Products Manager for LDX Solutions. The life and times of Geoenergy and Jaasund have been well documented through the years in Panel World. Further developments in recent years prompted a question and answer exchange featured in this month’s issue.

SUPPLY LINES

WVCO Opens Eugene Facility; Timber Products Adds Lynch To Team; Dagher Leads Berndorf In Canada; Mid-South Buys Stolberg

PROJECTS

ENboard Orders Chipboard Plant; Lithuania Firm Buys Roundtrack

WHAT'S NEW

Bag Filters; Water Spray Nozzle

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