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Panel World Issue: May 2015

Panel World’s May 2015 issue features Coastal Forest Products and the major transformation their Chapman, Alabama plywood mill has undergone. Also featured is a full preview of LIGNA 2015, coming up May 11-15 in Hannover, Germany. Other articles cover the latest industry news, project updates, new products and upcoming industry events.

May 2015 Update

Swanson Acquires Olympic Panel; Martco Plans For New OSB Mill; Uniboard To Increase P’Board, TFL Output; LP Reconfigures Management Team; CPA Posts Paper On Formaldehyde

May 2015 Coastal Forest Products

Panel World magazine Editor-In-Chief Rich Donnell visits Coastal Forest Products in Chapman, Alabama. Coastal Forest Resources Co. has invested in excess of $30 million in maintenance, construction, equipment upgrade and other enhancements since it purchased the longstanding softwood plywood mill here in 2009. The result is that the operation, called Coastal Forest Products, LLC, has moved from a “projects” mode into an “operations” mode with a production capacity of 280MMSF, almost double what it was. Already operating a softwood plywood plant in Havana, Fla., called Coastal Plywood Co., the company had shown interest in the Chapman plywood mill when the operation’s owner, International Paper, put it and an adjacent sawmill up for sale in 2007. An Alabama-based plywood and lumber remanufacturing business, Smith Companies, purchased the operation, but couldn’t make a go of it during the recession and shut it down in the summer of 2009.

May 2015 LIGNA 2015 Show Preview

The following companies are advertising in this issue of Panel World and also exhibiting at the upcoming LIGNA fair, to be held in Hannover, Germany on May 11-15: USNR, Hexion Inc., Siempelkamp, Sandvik, Dieffenbacher, Biele Group, IMAL-PAL, Pallmann Company, Berndorf Band, Raute, Metriguard, LIMAB, Fezer, sia Abrasives, Eltomation, Plytec, Wemhoner, Spraying Systems, Longoni Roberto, Scheuch, Cross Wrap Ltd., Instalmec, Steinemann Technology, Willamette Valley Company, Chemisol Italia, Argos Solutions, Grenzebach, Hueck Rheinische, CMC-Texpan, China Foma, EcoChem, Huntsman, Merritt Machinery, Classen Apparatebau Wiesloch, Actiw LoadPlate, IMEAS, Forbo Movement Systems, Baumer Inspection, Hymmen, Meinan Machinery Works, Kelzenberg, Heinrich Kuper, LAP, Perten Instruments, Pessa Impianti, Valmet, and Taihei Machinery Works.

May 2015 Projects

Stacker Reduces Taxing Strip Handling; Martco Orders OSB Line; Interspan Orders New OSB Plant; SAIB To Upgrade P’Board Operation; Plywood Plants Order New Dryers; Kohila Veneer Will Expand Mill; Stora Enso Orders LVL Equipment; Classen Orders Digital Printing Line

May 2015 Supply Lines

New Technology Wins At WoodMac

May 2015 Clippings

CPA Names Morrill As President; Hardwood Federation Adds Sitts To Board; Forest Service Battles Budgets; Uttar Pradesh Gains Certification

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