Raute Corp. has received orders worth EUR 55 million from LLC Plitwood of Vologda, Russia. The orders include all machinery and equipment for the production process of an entire plywood mill and also services related to the installation, commissioning and production startup of the mill.
Annual capacity of the new mill will be 180,000 m³ of birch plywood. The equipment will be delivered during the end of 2021 and early 2022.
The order is one of the largest single orders in Raute history.
Plitwood was established in 2017 for this project. Its principal owners are AO CHFMK (Cherepovets Plywood-Furniture Plant) and LLC VLP. Due to the exceptional circumstances with the pandemic, negotiations were handled almost entirely through remote connections.
The ninth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) will feature 38 speakers, while nearly 100 exhibitor sponsors will fill the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta, Ga. USA.
Rob Freres, president of Oregon-based Freres Engineered Wood, a manufacturer of lumber, veneer, plywood and mass timber, has thrown in his support for a lawsuit filed by the Oregon Trucking Assn. and three Oregon-based trucking companies against the state of Oregon for overcharging truckers under the weight-mile tax.
Austria-based Hasslacher group is acquiring a stake in Element5, a mass timber producer specializing in the design, manufacture and assembly of modern engineered timber buildings. Based near Toronto, Can., Element5 employs more than 100 and produces cross-laminated timber and glued laminated timber for the North American market.
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