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Panel World Issue: September 2018

Panel World magazine’s September 2018 issue features Eugene, Oregon’s Murphy Company and their continued growth, new veneer capacity and expanded product lines. Also featured is a full preview of the upcoming 2018 Timber Processing & Energy Expo, to be held October 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. A section spotlights several companies that attended at the 2018 Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), held April 13-14 in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual Quality Control section in this issue highlights the latest in QC technology. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.


Katerra Plans Components Factory; Arauco Purchases Panolam-Albany; Biorefinery Project Will Tap Sawmill; Agency Scandal Causes Shakeup; Governor Nixes Biomass Bill; Arauco Heads Down The Stretch


USNR Supplying CLT Press To Katerra; Novopan Plans Quito Expansion; Starwood Orders P’Board Plant; GP Upgrades Green Ends; Weyco Purchases Lathe Carriage; Canoe Installing Hold-Down System; Columbia FP Reps For New Straw Plant

Murphy Company

Panel World magazine Managing Editor Dan Shell travels to Eugene, Oregon to visit Murphy Company. Longtime Northwest timber and plywood manufacturer Murphy Company partially re-invented itself as an engineered wood product producer in 2008 after a disastrous fire at its Sutherlin plywood mill. Following a decade with strong growth and strategic acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of the Foster, Oregon veneer mill from Weyerhaeuser, the company is stronger than ever. The Foster acquisition is just the latest in a series of moves for the109-year-old Murphy Company, which has found expansion opportunity and growth by taking strategic action on ventures that complement existing Murphy facilities and product lines. “We thought this location was a great opportunity,” says John Murphy, President and CEO of Murphy Company, citing the wood basket in the area and the high yield of its resource.

2018 TP&EE Preview

Two-hundred equipment and technology exhibitors have taken up all the available booth space at the Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE) to be held October 17-19 in Hall E of the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore. Held every two years, TP&EE is produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions LLC and hosted by Panel World and Timber Processing magazines. The event caters to the lumber, veneer, plywood and engineered wood products segments of the wood products industry. This will be the fourth TP&EE since Hatton-Brown Publishers began the event in 2012. “The West Coast shows, going way back, have traditionally been heavy to the lumber manufacturing side, but what we’ve seen with each TP&EE is an increasing presence of the veneer, plywood and EWP segments,” says Rich Donnell, show director and editor-in-chief of Panel World.

2018 TP&EE Exhibitors

The following companies are advertising in this issue of Panel World and also exhibiting at the Timber Processing & Energy Expo to be held October 17-19 at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Oregon: Acrowood, Altec Integrated Solutions, Delta Computer Systems, Hashimoto Denki, Itipack Systems, Meinan Machinery Works, Raute, Samuel Coding & Labeling, Samuel Packaging, Sweed, Signode Industrial Group, Taihei Machinery Works, Timber Automation (LogPro), Westmill and Woodtech.

2018 TP&EE Workshop

If combing the aisles amid 200 equipment exhibitors and 60,000 SF of booth space at the upcoming TP&EE still leaves you wanting more, for a small fee you can sign up for the Mass Timber, Engineered Wood Products and Plywood Workshop to be held Wednesday, October 17, the first day of TP&EE. The Mass Timber and CLT (cross-laminated timber) movement is well under way in North America with a few mills in operation, a few others under construction, and some in the planning stage. The workshop will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions, with the morning session focusing on mass timber and CLT, and the afternoon session on veneer and plywood manufacturing. During the morning session, Russ Vaagen, from the well known Vaagen Bros. Lumber family in Colville, Wash., will speak about Vaagen Timbers, his new venture that is currently constructing a CLT and glulam plant adjacent the family sawmill.


The following companies submitted articles as part of their sponsorship of the 2018 Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), held April 13-14 in Atlanta, Georgia: MoistTech Corp. (“Moisture Control Impacts End Product”) and Georgia-Pacific Chemicals (“Innovative Adhesive Technology”).

Quality Control

Airstar Inc.; ARGOS Solutions; Dieffenbacher; Electronic Wood Systems; IMAL-PAL Group; Siempelkamp; USNR

Supply Lines

Durr Purchases B&W MEGTEC; Globe Names Southern Sales Mgr; Argos Opens Branch In Apex; Mack Mfg Expands Alabama Facilities


Stoler Steps Down From Boise Cascade; Avery Joins TPC As COO; LP Names Wilson VP Supply Chain; Schoonover Retires From RoyOMartin; Siempelkamp Names New Spokesman; Roseburg Adjusts Managerial Ranks

What’s New

Raute Composer

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