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Panel World Issue: March 2010

The March issue is Panel World’s anniversary issue, celebrating 50 years of publication. The issue includes a 1980 article from Plywood & Panel magazine and a timeline of Panel World to trace the magazine’s roots. A special section allows suppliers to weigh in on the anniversary celebration as they provide stories of their companies as well. Also featured in this issue are articles covering BCAP, a new greenhouse gas reporting rule,  Goodman Veneer,  and upcoming events.

March 2010 Goodman Veneer

Father and son, John and Greg Besse, are well known in Midwestern business circles for their business acumen in growing and managing a diverse wood products enterprise over the last four decades, as well as their prowess in purchasing and restoring ailing enterprises to fiscally healthy operations.

March 2010 EPA & GHG

On September 22, 2009 the USEPA (Environmental Protection Agency) issued a final rule for mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases (GHG) from large GHG sources in the United States. The rule requires reporting of annual emis­sions of carbon dioxide (CO2), meth­ane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs), perfluorochemicals (PFCs), and other fluorinated gases.

March 2010 The Beginning

Plywood & Panel magazine’s birthday cakes are becoming noticeably brighter. This year’s cake, with its “June 1980” inscription, sports 20 candles. This is the 20th Anniversary Issue of the panel industry’s first complete trade journal, though I imagine few readers really comprehend exactly what lies behind that designation. Frankly, I think it’s good to know—the full story has never been told before.

March 2010 At the Core

Somebody asked me not long ago if I had any involvement in the southern pine plywood movement. I’ll state here what I said then: I was involved right up to my ears. The first company that looked into manufacturing southern pine plywood and began building a plant was Kirby Forest Industries at Silsbee, Texas.

March 2010 Projects

Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd announced it will upgrade plywood operations at its Myrtleford site. Raute Corp. has reportedly received an order comprising almost all the production lines, with machinery deliveries to take place from June to September 2010 and the startup of the mill planned for summer 2011.

March 2010 Supply Lines

For manufacturers of two-sided materials—from flooring, furniture and plywood to metal plates and composite doors—turning stacks of such materials, either side up or side down for processing, has traditionally been done manually. But in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, such a reliance on manual labor is almost certainly too inefficient and injury-prone.

March 2010 Clippings

Flakeboard held a Grand Opening of its thermally fused melamine lamination facility at the Duraflake Particleboard Plant in Albany, Ore. on January 21. Approximately 120 attended including state and local government representatives, customers, vendors and Flakeboard leadership including President and CEO Kelly Shotbolt.

March 2010 What's New

Fisher + Ruckle manufactures machines for the cutting, gluing and splicing of sliced and rotary cut veneers. Its machines operate daily at customers in the furniture, door and board industries as well as in plywood mills. Perfect, fully closed glue joints - even with difficult and wavy veneers - are the result of more than 60 years of experience in the processing of decorative thin and rotary cut thick veneers.

One Comment

  1. I am researching the history of a former plywood plant in Port Angeles, WA. Does your magazine have an archive of past issues? I am interested in obtaining copies of any articles relating to the following:

    PenPly (founded 1941)
    Purchased by ITT Rayonier in 1971
    Purchased by Klukwan ANC in 1989 and name changed to K-Ply
    K-Ply closed in 2007
    Reopened in 2010 as Peninsula Plywood Co.
    Closed permanently in 2011

    I do have a copy of PPA Monograph No. 23 about the history of K-Ply, but other sources of information will be helpful in my research.

    Thanks for your help!
    Dale Stirling
    STIRLING CONSULTING
    48 Alexis Lane
    Coupeville, WA 98239
    360-678-1934

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