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Panel World Issue: March 2019


Lights Come On At Tolko High Prairie by Jessica Johnson, Associate Editor, Panel World

Ten years after shutting it down, Tolko Industries has refurbished and restored its OSB plant in High Prairie, Alberta. The mill was shuttered in early 2008 to protect the health of the company as the Great Recession settled in. High Prairie was Tolko’s first OSB mill built from the ground up in 1994. In late June of 2018, Tolko approved the restart and a number of capital projects in order to modernize the idled facility.

TAKING STOCK: After All These Years GP Still Knows Plywood

Upon hearing that Georgia-Pacific had closed its Warm Springs plywood mill, the editors at Panel World began guessing how many softwood plywood mills GP has left. How many do you think? Read More


  • LIGNA Hosts Third Wood Industry Summit Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc., which produces Panel World, Timber Processing, Wood Bioenergy, and Timber Harvesting magazines, is the official media partner for North America for the upcoming Wood Industry Summit at LIGNA, May 27-31 in Hannover, Germany.
  • GRASSBuilt, bamboo engineered building product, is being manufactured at a small plant in Meridian, Mississippi.
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The following companies supplied editorial profiles and photos for this month’s issue:

  • Cross Wrap
  • Electronic Wood Systems
  • Fezer
  • Grecon
  • Progressive Systems
  • Raute
  • Roo Glue
  • Samuel Coding & Labeling
  • Signode
  • Sweed
  • USNR
  • Westmill

Structural Plywood & LVL: Production & Consumption Trends in North America

The demand for veneer-based products is again growing because of the improved economy, more housing starts, and innovative product offerings. This article examines the interrelationship between two important veneer-based segments. The analysis is designed to provide insights so producers and other participants in the supply chain can profitably supply the growing demand for veneer-based products. Article by Dr. Richard Baldwin, longtime plywood industry expert, and his son Rich Baldwin. Both are with Oak Creek Investments, which specializes in wood industry investment and consulting.


  • Berneck Installing Büttner Heating
  • Berneck Orders MDF Plant


  • A Good Time Was Had By All: The Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) 2018 Supplier Awards honored four members during the Chairman’s Dinner at the APA Annual Meeting.
  • Fisher Was Pivotal To Plywood Growth
  • Registration Opens For Woodworking Machinery Fair (WMF) China
  • Dieffenbacher Says Thank You


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  • Bronson Lewis Award Goes to Nyblad
  • Now Leads RFP Manufacturing
  • Jorgensen, Brown Promoted at Boise
  • Columbia Forest Products Names Three New Managers
  • Roseburg’s Ford Leads American Wood Council Board

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