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Panel World Issue: January 2018

Panel World magazine’s January 2018 issue features a preview of the upcoming Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), to be held April 13-14 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. An article highlights Klamath Falls, Oregon’s Collins Products particleboard plant and their constant refinement of their production process. The annual 2018 Directory & Buyers’ Guide features the latest products, services and supplies. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.


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Attendee registration opens January 1 for the sixth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) scheduled April 13-14 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. Visit to register. The event is hosted by Panel World magazine and Georgia Research Institute. “We already have an all-star cast of speakers and are still bringing in more,” comments Rich Donnell, Co-Chairman of PELICE and editor-in-chief of Panel World magazine. The event draws personnel from the structural and non-structural segments of the wood products industry. In 2016, it drew 450 representatives from three dozen wood products producer companies and 80 equipment exhibitors. In addition to eight keynoters addressing the entire attendance, PELICE features several dozen expert speakers who tackle developments in products and technologies in specialty sessions.

Collins Products

Panel World magazine Managing Editor Dan Shell travels to Klamath Falls, Oregon to visit Collins Products particleboard plant. Five years after making the switch to MDI resin, Collins Products has expanded its product offerings while seeking to improve process performance at every step of the particleboard plant Collins Companies has operated since 1996 when it was acquired from Weyerhaeuser. The facility specializes in Western pine particleboard, offering FSC-certified products and formaldehyde-free boards thanks to the switch to MDI resin. Finished boards range from 3/8 to 1 ¼ in., in sizes from 4x4 to 5x16 ft. Plant capacity is 130MMSF (3/4 in. basis) annually. “We’re always looking to use the tools we have to make more consistent products, looking for ways to fine-tune the process,” says Orville, Shockey, Plant Manager, a composite board plant manager who’s worked with Georgia-Pacific and SierraPine before joining Collins in 2014.

2018 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.


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