Panel World Issue: January 2011
Panel World’s January issue spotlights Peninsula Plywood, a historic mill that has been recently resurrected in Port Angeles, Wash. The premium panel planet is a plywood pioneer, and it is focusing on the cedar market with innovative cottonwood utilization. The issue contains the 2011 annual directory and buyers’ guide, featuring products, services, and supplies, as well as a machinery manufacturers index. The dates and information for PELICE 2012 are also announced in this issue.
APA—The Engineered Wood Assn. held its annual meeting October 17-20 at The West La Paloma here. The beautiful weather and scenery provided members, about 300 of them, an escape from the difficult business environment back home.
In 1984, when Raute bought Durand Machine Company and changed the name to Durand-Raute, the Finland-based manufacturer of plywood and LVL machinery acquired a company with a solid reputation built on 25 years of success.
The third Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo will be held March 1-2, 2012 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Istanbul-based Kastamonu Entegre has selected Dieffenbacher as the main supplier for reportedly the biggest MDF plant in Turkey. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 2 at the city of Adana in the eastern part of Turkey.
Westmill was selected by APA—The Engineered Wood Assn. and Engineered Wood Technology Assn. (EWTA) as the “Innovator of the Year 2010” for the successful installation of its LightSORT Green Veneer Moisture Measurement (GVMM) technology in an APA member mill.
Fred O’Leary, long affiliated with Canada and U.S. forest products industry trade magazines, including those published by Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc., died November 14 in Thornhill, Ontario, near Toronto. He was 89.
Tri-Mer Corp.’s UltraCat catalyst filters provide up to 95% NOx removal at the operating temperatures of most industrial boilers. Dioxins are also destroyed by the catalyst at 97-99% efficiency.