News & Updates

OSB Output Had Uptick In 2020

North America structural panel production was 33.201 billion SF in 2020, down 0.8% from 2019, according to APA—The Engineered Wood Assn. Both the U.S. and Canada showed slight declines. However in the U.S., OSB production was…

Starwood Orders Thin-Board Plant

Turkish wood-based materials manufacturer Starwood has ordered its second thin-board plant for the production of thin MDF/HDF to be built near Inegöl. The new plant is designed to run at 2,000 mm/s. The core of the scope of supply is the…

Bamboo Mill Gains Steam

Resource Fiber, a leader in efforts to manufacture commercial bamboo products, plans to establish its first full-scale production plant in Sulligent, Ala. Resource Fiber plans to invest $3.6 million in the Lamar County facility, where it will produce engineered…

Collins Appoints TJ Rosengarth As President & CEO

Collins has appointed TJ Rosengarth as President & CEO. Rosengarth succeeds Eric Schooler and assumed responsibilities on February 15. Rosengarth is well known for his extensive…

David Smith Serves As CPA Chairman, ’21 Board Announced

Composite Panel Assn.’s 2021 Board of Directors leadership team includes David Smith of Timber Products Co. as 2021 CPA Board Chairman with Steve Carroll of Arauco North America as…

Kadant Completes Cogent Purchase

Kadant Inc. completed its acquisition of Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd., a leading industrial automation and controls solution provider. The acquisition enables Kadant to deliver a more data connected and integrated…

Great Plains MDF Moves Forward

Great Plains MDF announced it has selected a site for its greenfield wheat-straw based MDF plant, has added two industry veterans to its team, and has formed an…

Alex Hunt, Jr. Led Family Business

Alexander (Alex) Trotter Hunt, Jr., who began his wood products career working for the family’s lumber business in Louisiana, oversaw Willamette’s sawmill, plywood…

Plywood Leader Crutchfield Dies

Richard (Dickie) Lawrence Crutchfield Sr., who led Whiteville Plywood in Whiteville, NC, died peacefully November 28 at The Arboretum at Heritage Green in Greensboro…

New Strategic Marketing Manager For Roseburg

Roseburg announced that Kara Herron has joined the company as strategic marketing manager. Based at the Eastern Regional Office near Atlanta, Ga., Herron…

OSB Output Had Uptick In 2020

North America structural panel production was 33.201 billion SF in 2020, down 0.8% from 2019, according to APA—The Engineered Wood Assn. Both the U.S. and Canada showed slight declines. However in the U.S., OSB production was…

Starwood Orders Thin-Board Plant

Turkish wood-based materials manufacturer Starwood has ordered its second thin-board plant for the production of thin MDF/HDF to be built near Inegöl. The new plant is designed to run at 2,000 mm/s. The core of the scope of supply is the…

Bamboo Mill Gains Steam

Resource Fiber, a leader in efforts to manufacture commercial bamboo products, plans to establish its first full-scale production plant in Sulligent, Ala. Resource Fiber plans to invest $3.6 million in the Lamar County facility, where it will produce engineered…

Kadant Completes Cogent Purchase

Kadant Inc. completed its acquisition of Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd., a leading industrial automation and controls solution provider. The acquisition enables Kadant to deliver a more data connected and integrated…

Tebulo Becomes Radian Robotics

Tebulo Industrial Robotics is changing its name to Radian Robotics. According to President Jim Kay, the change is part of a larger rebranding process due to the…

Kerwood Joins Hansen-Rice

Hansen-Rice, Inc. (HRI) announced that Terry Kerwood and Matt Peerboom have joined their heavy industrial team as a business manager and director, respectively. Kerwood’s role is owner/ client advocate and liaison. As director, Peerboom…

Con-Vey Appoints New Panel Products Manager

Con-Vey named Brent Hensley as Product Manager for Panel Products. This new designation is essential to supporting increased initiatives and continued growth for Con-Vey’s panel product segments, including OSB, plywood, LVL, OSL, fiber…

Arauco Closing Eugene MDF

ARAUCO announced it is closing its medium density fiberboard (MDF) production facility in Eugene, Ore. as of May 1. ARAUCO states it will continue to support customers from its other facilities, and that the decision was based on an assessment over…

Roseburg Gets Chester Rolling

Roseburg Forest Products held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 28 to celebrate the grand opening of its newly constructed engineered wood products plant in Chester, SC. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster participated in the event along with…

Certification Comes Under Fire

Nine U.S. domestic plywood producers, calling themselves the U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition, have filed a Lanham Act claim of false advertising against three U.S. certification bodies: PFS-TECO, Timber Products Inspection and International…

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