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Panel World Issue: March 2020

COVER STORY – Manthei Veneer Goes Forward – 

PETOSKEY, Michigan – Like many have before, and likely many will in the coming years, Manthei Veneer had a fire. The green end of the rotary face veneer mill in picturesque Petoskey was a total loss in August 2017. After squeaking by during the downturn, focusing on getting as lean as possible while still providing top quality products, the fire caused President (and third generation family owner) Jeremy Manthei to question whether it was going to make sense to rebuild.

Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Associate Editor, Panel World

TAKING STOCK: Where Plans Take Shape

From the looks of it going in, the Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), which is scheduled for March 12-13 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is offering up its best lineup of speakers and sessions since the inaugural PELICE in 2008. That’s saying something, because there have been some good ones.


ARAUCO Closing Eugene MDF; Weyerhaeuser Sells More Timberland; OSB Output Had Slight Uptick; Freres Installs Horizontal Press; Boise Announces Personnel Moves; Is Dogwood For Climate Change?

PELICE 2020 Preview

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following editorial profiles are of companies that have placed advertisements in this issue of Panel World and that are also exhibiting at PELICE 2020. Altec Integrated Solutions; Cogent Industrial Technologies; Con-Vey; Custom Engineering; Dieffenbacher; Durr Systems; Evergreen Engineering; Electronic Wood Systems; Fagus GreCon; Hexion; IMAL-PAL Group; LDX Solutions (Geoenergy); Mid-South Engineering; Matthews; Paratherm; Raute; Roo Glue; Samuel Coding and Labeling; USNR; Westmill Industries; Willamette Valley Company; Timber Automation

North American Plywood Industry: Current State And Outlook

Plywood manufacturing remains a tough and turbulent business. After the North American industry rightsized during the Great Recession (2008-2009), the industry again is struggling. Identifying root causes and analyzing possible remedies are the basis for finding solutions. Article by Richard F. Baldwin, PhD, Managing Partner, Oak Creek Investments, and Richard W. Baldwin, MBA, CFO/Treasurer, Oak Creek Investments


Framing Firm Plans CLT Plant; Pollmeier Finds Drying Solution; Metro Upgrading Kanchanburi; Boise Focuses On Lathe


One Stop Trading In Shanghai at the Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (WMF)

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