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Panel World Issue: July 2017

Panel World magazine’s July 2017 issue features Louisville, Mississippi’s Winston Plywood & Veneer and their resurrection of the mill destroyed by a tornado in 2014. Also featured is a full report and coverage of Ligna 2017, held May 22-26 in Hannover, Germany. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.


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Winston Plywood & Veneer

Panel World magazine Managing Editor Dan Shell travels to Louisville, Mississippi to visit Winston Plywood & Veneer. Sometimes the best-laid plans can be wiped away in an instant—and sometimes disaster can be replaced by a better plan. A month before the tornado that changed everything in early 2014, New Wood Resources was moving ahead with its plan to resurrect the former Georgia-Pacific plant on the south side of Louisville as Winston Plywood & Veneer (WPV), a new operating company under New Wood Resources, which is part of Atlas Holdings. The company had finalized a deal in which it would lease the property from the city, but own and operate the mill’s process equipment. Five individuals were already on site doing preliminary assessment work, says Winston Plywood & Veneer President Jon Pierce.

At The Core: Ligna 2017

Panel World magazine Editor-In-Chief Rich Donnell recently attended Ligna 2017 and provides a full report on the event. Donnell Writes, “Ligna scored big again, featuring 1,500 exhibitors, nearly 1.4 million square feet of exhibit space and 93,000 visitors from more than 100 countries. The biennial event was held May 22-26 in Hannover, Germany at the Hannover Fair. Panel World exhibited in Hall 26, where many of the primary equipment manufacturers of structural and non-structural panels and engineered wood products also exhibited. The event featured a new site layout, focusing on four themes: Forestry Technology, Sawmill Technology, Wood-Based Panel Production and Energy from Wood. The layout was meant to allow visitors an easier transition from one technology to another. For example the panel machinery Hall 26 was adjacent the sawmill machinery Hall 25.”


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Supply Lines

IMAL-PAL Founders; Georgia Recognizes Grenzebach Corp.; Sandvik Process Systems Sold; Air Control Firms Form Alliance

What’s New

Combilift Combi-MR; Minimax Spark Detection

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