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Panel World Issue: May 2018

Panel World magazine’s May 2018 issue features an article on Boise Cascade, based in Boise, Idaho, and their string of plywood and EWP plants in the Eastern and Southern U.S. A special section offers a preview of Xylexpo, to be held May 8-12 in Milan, Italy. Another special section highlights the latest in veneer drying technology. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.


Hermal Announces Hardwood CLT Mill; Roseburg Expands Into Canada; Killgore Steps Up As New TPC CEO; CLT Panel Fails During Setup; Roseburg Names Cribb VP Of SP; SmartLam Plans CLT Mill For Maine; CLT Mill Planned On Paper Mill Site

Boise Cascade

Panel World magazine Editor-In-Chief Rich Donnell discusses Boise, Idaho-based Boise Cascade’s integration into the Eastern and Southern U.S. Donnell writes, “Optimizing for the greater good. No man (or mill) is an island. Those platitudes depict how BC’s enterprise model approaches the production and integration of its softwood veneer, plywood and engineered wood products (EWP). To understand Boise Cascade’s focus, you must go back to late 2004 when the original Idaho-based Boise Cascade Corporation sold its paper, forest products mills and timberland assets to a private equity firm, Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), which formed a new organization that ultimately became Boise Cascade Company. Meanwhile, the former Boise Cascade Corporation had changed its name to OfficeMax, the products distributor it purchased in 2003. Almost immediately the “new” Boise Cascade under MDP began defining a new identity, selling more than 2.2 million acres of its timberland spread throughout Oregon, Washington, Louisiana, Minnesota, Idaho and Alabama to various timberland investment companies.”

Xylexpo 2018

The following companies submitted material to be included in this issue of Panel World magazine pertaining to the Xylexpo 2018 event to be held May 8-12 in Milan, Italy: Baumer Inspection, Biele, CMC TEXPAN, Hymmen, IMAL-PAL Group, Pagnoni Impianti, Pessa Impianti, Buttner, and Siempelkamp.

Veneer Drying

Retooled Veneer Dryer Makes Its Mark With Economic, Efficient Operation (from USNR); How Much Difference Does A Dryer Really Make In Veneer Production? (from Raute); Controlling Dryer Emissions At The Dryer’s End Walls (from Westmill)

Supply Lines

Minimizing Equipment Downtime, Maximizing Efficiency & Production (Kluber Lubrication); Steel Belt Expert Now Named IPCO; WMF, CIFF Join Forces At Shanghai; Globe Names VP Of Engineering; Westmill Expands Engineering Capacity; R&S Cutterhead Growing On-Line; Dieffenbacher Names Fischer As CTO; WVC Names Murray As New President; Nova Robotics Goes Inside The Press; Steinemann Expands Charlotte U.S. HQ


2018 Starts Off With A Bang; From Particleboard To Wood Pellets; Eight Months Is Enough For Forte; Egger Breaks Ground On NA Headquarters; Egger’s 19th Plant To Be Built In Poland; Action Tesa Starts Up New MDF Plant

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