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July 2014

July 2014

Panel World’s July 2014 issue features Huber Engineered Woods’ OSB plant in Crystal Hill, Virginia and it’s commitment to safety and VPP standards. Also highlighted is Golbey, France’s Pavatex Group and it’s launch of a dry process insulation board plant. Other articles cover misconceptions over MDI based resins and the upcoming IWF 2014 to be held this August in Atlanta, Georgia.

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May 2014

May 2014

Panel World’s May issue recaps the recent 2014 Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), held in Atlanta March 20-21. Also featured is Oregon’s Freres Lumber and it’s new X-Y charging system. Other articles highlight the upcoming Xylexpo to be held in Milan, Italy and remembering the late Gary Raemhild.

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March 2014

March 2014

Panel World’s March issue promises an outstanding lineup of speakers and a great agenda for the upcoming Pelice Show. North American plywood industry producers face a world of challenges in the marketplace. EWPs are engineering the future of forest products capabilities.

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January 2014

January 2014

Panel World’s January issue discusses how the Pelice exhibitor space is nearly sold out, and it presents a preliminary list of speakers. Clarion Industries operates two facilities in Pennsylvania, making it the only integrated board-to-laminate flooring operation in the United States. Panel and recycling industries are both on the grow, and Sweed Machinery is in position to benefit. Also, composite panels are featured as innovative products for new markets. This issue also contains the 2014 Directory/Buyer’s Guide.

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November 2013

November 2013

Panel World’s November issue announces the first keynoters and registration for the 2014 Pelice show. Roseburg’s weed plant invests in green power and new process improvements. In addition, an article details how the Roseburg facility emerged from heavy public scrutiny. There has been a half-century of expansion in North American structural panel markets.

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September 2013

September 2013

Panel Worlds September issue discusses how Louisiana-Pacific Corp. keeps its sights set on employee safety and becomes an industry leader. Quality control capability expands and impacts global standards. A high speed automatic repair line was installed at the Arauco plant in Horcones. Also, Quebec’s Boisaco formed the Granulco division at the depths of the recession.

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July 2013

July 2013

Panel World’s July issue reveals how Russky Laminat took quick action following a fire at its particleboard operation, and the result is a newly started up continuous press line. Rebounding markets include more activity for industry suppliers and vendors. Also, Ligna was upbeat with new technologies, new projects and new partnerships.

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May 2013

May 2013

Panel World’s May issue spotlights Boise Cascade, which has already enhanced drying operations at its plywood mill in Louisiana as the wood product markets start to improve. The N.A. Composite Board Industry appears to be coming out of a deep sleep, and experts predict a moderate surge—though capacity and cost pressures persist. The Ligna Show Preview is included for Hannover, Germany in May. Another article discusses whether or not consuming mills will be able to get all the logs they need as housing markets rise and new markets materialize.

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March 2013

March 2013

Panel World’s March issue spotlights OSB producers who are finding their footing, turning up production and anticipating, with caution, continuing improvement in home building after several years “stuck in the mud.” A new generation of woody biomass markets appear to have staying power. USNR touts performance, durability and longer service life for roller bar production. Also, an arbec log supplier implements a new log handling machine.

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January 2013

January 2013

Panel World’s January issue features the Annual Directory/Buyer’s Guide: the most comprehensive accumulation of products, machinery manufacturers and technology suppliers available to structural and non-structural wood products producers. The recession invites aggressive exhibitors at Woodmac China 2013, and a financial analyst paints a brighter picture.

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November 2012

November 2012

Panel World’s November issue highlights Hartzell-Arkansas Face Veneer, which is in the business of high grade faces with a new GM that is making things as smooth as ever. Unilin has seen a market upturn in the past 12 months, and optimism shows up at the first Timber Processing and Energy Expo in Portland.

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September 2012

September 2012

Panel World’s September issue mentions how veneer and plywood, engineered wood products and wood energy will be among the many themes of the new Timber Processing & Energy Expo scheduled October 17-19th at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon. Panel demand builds slowly in 2012 as producers see 2Q boost in housing and other prices. Also, this issue features the Quality Control section so you cannot go wrong when making purchases.

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July 2012

July 2012

Panel World’s July issue spotlights Virginia’s West Point Veneer, where a unique management team is confident of the mill’s position and its market. An article discusses the controversy over Arizona Forest Restoration Products having to disband a project aimed to build the westernmost OSB plant in the U.S., since the contract was awarded to a lumber stock producer. Also featured is a preview of IWF 2012.

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May 2012

May 2012

Panel World’s May issue spotlights the Boise Cascade LLC plywood operation in Medford, Ore., which has implemented two dryer lines with differing technologies. The issue provides both a PELICE wrap-up and a Xylexpo show preview. An article highlights how the forestry profession has grown weary of being knocked around by environmentalists and how promoting the forestry and timberlands message requires understanding who the new listeners are. “At the Core” discusses how familiar faces bring the new-generation wood energy industry into focus.

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March 2012

March 2012

Panel World’s March issue spotlights North Carolina’s Moncure Plywood, which has stepped up as a versatile and safe producer of carefully manufactured products. An article highlights how many North American producers are waiting for upturn to upgrade significantly while rapid lathe technology development continues. PELICE 2012 is featured, as panel industries are looking to the upcoming conference, set for March 1-2, for answers.

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January 2012

January 2012

Panel World’s January issue features the 2012 Annual Directory & Buyers’ Guide. The issue also spotlights PELICE 2012, as speakers are being lined up, and the Russian OSB plant OOO DOK Kalevala, which is gearing up for a giant flaker. An article discusses the market-driven restructuring that is under way for the composite panel industry.

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November 2011

November 2011

Panel World’s November issue spotlights Murphy Company, which is back in the softwood plywood business with a revitalized southern Oregon mill. An article highlights PELICE 2012, which has announced session topics, the first wave of speakers, and eight keynoters. The issue also features developments in air emissions. Austria’s Scheuch company is highlighted for its constant upgrading of factory processes and emphasis on employee training, and an issue discusses next generation low emission sawdust drying with modular capabilities.

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September 2011

September 2011

Panel World’s September issue spotlights materials and photographs submitted by companies in the category of quality control technologies, which don’t always represent the biggest capital expenditures but can put the squeeze on operational inefficiencies and can save money. Also featured is South Carolina’s Darlington Veneer, which sources from abroad for the most cost-effective supply. Metro is highlighted for expanding particleboard production with the startup of a turnkey plant near Bangkok.

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