May 2021

Cover: Egger’s New Particleboard LAM Plant Is Rolling

LINWOOD, North Carolina – Production continues to ramp up at Egger Wood Products’ new facility here, the Egger Group’s first U.S. particleboard and thermally-fused laminating (TFL) plant that features state-of-the-art automation and technology as part of a three-phase $700 million investment in the North American market.

Article by Dan Shell, Senior Editor, Panel World

Inside This Issue

Taking Stock: Time Is Free But It’s Priceless

RoyOMartin supplied a short article in this issue on its 25th anniversary celebration since the startup of its softwood plywood mill in Chopin, Louisiana. The mill produced its first press load in March 1996 and yours truly visited the mill and wrote the cover story that appeared in the November 1996 issue of Panel World. Jonathan Martin, who passed away in September 2019, walked me through the plant that day.

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Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Panel World

UPDATE
  • 25th Birthday For Chopin Plywood
Quality Control

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following companies submitted editorial profiles and images to complement their advertisements placed in Panel World May 2021.

  • Altec
  • Baumer
  • Biele
  • Büttner
  • CMC Texpan
  • Con-Vey
  • Electronic Wood Systems
  • GreCon
  • Grenzebach
  • Hymmen
  • Imal-Pal
  • Siempelkamp
  • Sweed
  • USNR
  • Willamette Valley Company
Kainth’s Experience In Press & Platen Manufacturing Is Unmatched

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Article by Patrick Dunning, Associate Editor, Panel World

Swanson Implements Latest Panel Repair Technology At New Mill In Springfield

For a company that is “building tomorrow’s future today,” modern and reliable technology and manufacturing equipment are crucial for supplying high-quality and competitive products to their market.

Article submitted by Swanson, Argos and Con-Vey

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  • Hardboard Firm Updates Grading
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  • Columbia Forest Products Will Update Carriage
  • Raute Named Supplier Of Year
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  • Composite Panel Association Shifts Fall Meeting
  • Chambord Is Comeback Kid
  • EBF Announces Leadership
  • Rural Schools Receive Funds
  • Timber Products Hits The Road
  • APA Selects New President
  • Stora Enso Puts Emphasis On Wood
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  • Keen Chicago Boot
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Egger’s New Particleboard LAM Plant Is Rolling

Article by Dan Shell, Senior Editor, Panel World

LINWOOD, North Carolina – Production continues to ramp up at Egger Wood Products’ new facility here, the Egger Group’s first U.S. particleboard and thermally-fused laminating (TFL) plant that features state-of-the-art automation and technology as part of a three-phase $700 million investment in the North American market.

It’s a big step for the family-owned Egger Group, founded in 1961 and based in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria. The company operates 20 forest products manufacturing facilities in nine countries. Products include laminates, MDF, edge banding, OSB, lumber and particleboard. The 2.83 billion (Euro) company employs more than 10,000 worldwide.

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