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November 2019

November 2019

COVER STORY – Huber Brings Back Spring City- 

Since its re-startup in April 2018, the Huber Engineered Woods oriented strandboard plant here has straddled the extreme highs and lows of OSB prices with a continued commitment to production of specialty items ZIP System sheathing and AdvanTech flooring panels.

With the growing market presence of Huber’s specialty sheathing and flooring panels coming out of its other plants, a directive for additional production pointed to the 20-year old plant that sits in the hills of northeast Tennessee, about an hour north of Chattanooga.

 

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September 2019

September 2019

COVER STORY – Martco Chopin Doesn’t Rest On Its Laurels

A force in southern forest products for more than 95 years, the Martin family has done a little bit of everything. But there’s one line of business, aside from forest management, that has outlasted them all – southern pine plywood.

The Chopin facility is the largest operating SYP plywood facility in the world, thanks to its monster production of 510MMSF on a 3/8 in. basis in 2018. And the Chopin team was just recognized by APA – The Engineered Wood Association as the safest plywood plant in North America for a record-breaking seventh time.

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July 2019

July 2019

COVER STORY – GP Shows Good Form At Clarendon –

The oriented strandboard plant here was the first of several re-started and even new OSB operations in North America to come on following the recession. How it got there involved a winding road over market bumps and through changing ownerships, culminating with a perseverance to get it running right and at the right time. Today it is one of six Georgia-Pacific Wood Products OSB mills in North America and because it was the newest GP mill it was able to fully immerse itself into the guiding principles of legendary Koch Industries.

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May 2019

May 2019

COVER STORY- Hardel Mutual Plywood Prefers Special Status

Operating the top specialty plywood plant in Chehalis, Washington, U.S., Hardel Mutual Plywood continues to move closer to its goal of becoming a one-stop shop for all types of plywood customers.

The recent addition of a 4×10 MDO press gives the plant even more flexibility for specialty panel industrial markets and builds on its reputation as a go-to supplier for all sorts of products.

Article by Dan Shell, Managing Editor, Panel World

Hardel was also featured in Panel World November 2006 Issue.

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March 2019

March 2019

COVER STORY

Lights Come On At Tolko High Prairie by Jessica Johnson, Associate Editor, Panel World

Ten years after shutting it down, Tolko Industries has refurbished and restored its OSB plant in High Prairie, Alberta. The mill was shuttered in early 2008 to protect the health of the company as the Great Recession settled in. High Prairie was Tolko’s first OSB mill built from the ground up in 1994. In late June of 2018, Tolko approved the restart and a number of capital projects in order to modernize the idled facility.

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January 2019

January 2019

Panel World magazine’s January 2019 issue features Post Falls, Idaho’s Plummer Forest Products and spotlights the small particleboard plant’s attention to detail. A full report and photos detail the 2018 Timber Processing & Energy Expo, held October 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. The annual 2019 Directory & Buyers’ Guide features the latest products, services and supplies. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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November 2018

November 2018

Panel World magazine’s November 2018 issue features Corrigan, Texas’ new RoyOMartin OSB facility, the company’s largest and most technologically advanced plant so far, as well as a Q&A with members of the Martin family. An article by industry veteran Dick Baldwin discusses peeler block preconditioning.

A photo essay showcases IWF Atlanta 2018, held August 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center. A special section highlights the latest in Air Control products and technology. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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September 2018

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.

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July 2018

July 2018

Panel World magazine’s July 2018 issue features Waterford, Ireland’s Smartply Europe Ltd. and their big investment in new technology and upgrades. A full report on the 2018 Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), held April 13-14 in Atlanta, Georgia, summarizes the upbeat event. An article covers the recent grand opening of RoyOMartin’s new OSB facility in Corrigan, Texas. A preview of the upcoming IWF Atlanta show, scheduled for August 22-25, showcases exhibitors who will be attending the event. A special section highlights the latest in Adhesives Technology. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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May 2018

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.

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March 2018

March 2018

Panel World magazine’s March 2018 issue features Lyons, Oregon’s Freres Lumber and their new high-tech mass plywood panel (MPP) plant. Also featured is a full preview of the upcoming Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), to be held April 13-14 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, including exhibitors, speaker lineup and the full agenda. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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January 2018

January 2018

Panel World magazine’s January 2018 issue features a preview of the upcoming Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), to be held April 13-14 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. An article highlights Klamath Falls, Oregon’s Collins Products particleboard plant and their constant refinement of their production process. The annual 2018 Directory & Buyers’ Guide features the latest products, services and supplies. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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November 2017

November 2017

Panel World magazine’s November 2017 issue features Springfield, Oregon’s Swanson Group plywood plant and their focus on efficiency and technology when rebuilding the mill after a 2014 fire. An article by Dick Baldwin highlights six secrets to effective leadership in forest products manufacturing. A profile on Columbus, Ohio’s Hexion details the company’s industry leadership and activism. An article details the Dustex and Lundberg merger in March of last year. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

 

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September 2017

September 2017

Panel World magazine’s September 2017 issue features Craigsville, West Virginia’s Columbia Forest Products, their focus on management, and the resulting improvement in quality. A special section highlights the latest in Quality Control systems and technology. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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July 2017

July 2017

Panel World magazine’s July 2017 issue features Louisville, Mississippi’s Winston Plywood & Veneer and their resurrection of the mill destroyed by a tornado in 2014. Also featured is a full report and coverage of Ligna 2017, held May 22-26 in Hannover, Germany. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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May 2017

May 2017

Panel World magazine’s May 2017 issue features Thomasville, Alabama’s Louisiana-Pacific OSB plant and its good four-year stretch since restarting in 2013. A Q&A article highlights Dieffenbacher USA and its new President, Bernd Deffland. A special section provides a preview of the upcoming Ligna show, to be held May 22-26 in Hannover, Germany. An article features Curitibanos, Brazil’s Berneck S.A. Paineis e Serrados and their new particleboard installation. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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March 2017

March 2017

Panel World magazine’s March 2017 issue features Yreka, California’s Timber Products Company’s veneer plant and their recent capital improvements. Also featured is Meadow Lake, Saskatoon, Canada’s Tolko Industries’ OSB mill and their raw material focus. Dr. Richard “Dick” Baldwin provides an article highlighting eight keys to better veneer drying. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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January 2017

January 2017

Panel World magazine’s January 2017 issue features an article on the life and career of the late Harry Merlo, former Louisiana-Pacific CEO and OSB pioneer, as well as a visit to Nanaimo, British Columbia’s Coastland Wood Industries, a veneer producer with a high yield. Also featured is our annual 2017 Directory & Buyers’ Guide highlighting the latest products, services and supplies. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.

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