Panel World’s September issue spotlights materials and photographs submitted by companies in the category of quality control technologies, which don’t always represent the biggest capital expenditures but can put the squeeze on operational inefficiencies and can save money. Also featured is South Carolina’s Darlington Veneer, which sources from abroad for the most cost-effective supply. Metro is highlighted for expanding particleboard production with the startup of a turnkey plant near Bangkok.
Taking Stock: Arizona Fire Reflects Opportunity Burning
With wildfires burning out of control in northeast Arizona, spreading into New Mexico and parts of Colorado, Pascal Berlioux could be forgiven for exclaiming a loud “I told you so!” to those who oppose taking direct action to address forest health issues in Arizona and other parts of the U.S. West.
Update: Roseburg Aquires Simsboro Facility
Roseburg Forest Products has entered into an agreement to acquire Flakeboard’s particleboard manufacturing and laminating facility in Simsboro, La. “This acquisition demonstrates our continued commitment to the composite industry and the customers we serve,” Allyn Ford, Roseburg CEO and president.
Roy O Martin Plywood Mill Shows Innovation
Roy O Martin has developed a reputation for not holding back when it comes to implementing the latest machinery and technologies in its softwood plywood plant in Chopin, La., which is the largest in North America with annual production of 487MMSF (3⁄8 in. basis).
Interwood Delivers Top Quality, High Value Specialty Veneer
Once in a blue moon, on very rare occasions, extremely valuable one-of-a-kind logs or parcels of logs become available. Such rarities are in high demand, and the road to veneer production can be a long and thorny one that requires a lot of experience and specialized knowledge as well as a bit of luck.
At The Core: Market Trends Dominate Discussions at Ligna 2011
Ligna Hannover 2011 experienced one of its more successful shows in recent memory during the week of May 30-June 3. Some 1,765 exhibitors from 52 nations showcased their products and services on total display space of 130,000 square meters (1.4 million square feet). The event drew 90,000 visitors from 90 nations, with major influx from Russia, Finland, the United Kingdom, Austria and Sweden. Attendance was also up from the U.S.
Projects: TimTek is Back?
My Wood Resources Sdn. Bhd has signed a technology agreement contract with TimTek, LLC to produce TimTek engineered lumber in Malaysia. FRIM (Forest Research Institute Malaysia) has done extensive next generation R&D and market research for this Scrim product.
Supply Lines: Final Numbers are in - 2010 Was Strong!
The Siempelkamp Group, including its three business units—machine and plant engineering, foundry technology, and nuclear technology—received new orders in 2010 amounting to 808 million Euros, a two and a half times increase compared to the previous year, according to the company.
Clippings: APA Safety Awards
LP and Canfor-LP OSB Ltd. Partnership won Safest Company awards in their respective categories while Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC, Camden, Texas, earned the coveted Innovation in Safety Award in the 2010 Safety and Health Awards Program sponsored annually by APA for the structural wood panel and engineered wood products industry.