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Huber Names President & CEO

J.M. Huber Corp. named Gretchen W. McClain has as President & CEO through a unanimous vote of the Huber Board of Directors. McClain succeeds Mike Marberry, who is retiring after a 25-year career with Huber, including 13 years as President & CEO. “I am extremely excited to be the next Chief Executive Officer of…

States Industries, Biele Group Collaborate In Eugene

States Industries LLC, Eugene, Ore., and the handling equipment machinery company, Biele Group, have successfully implemented their first project collaboration consisting of an automatic line…

PELICE 2022 Provides Breath Of Fresh Air

Everything fell into place at the eighth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) held March 31 to April 1 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga. “Two things combined to make this the best PELICE in some years,” comments Rich Donnell, co-chairman of PELICE and editor-in-chief…

Freres Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Lyons, Ore.-based Freres Lumber Co., now doing business as Freres Engineered Wood, is celebrating its centennial year, marking a century of transformative growth and positive impact on the wood products industry, clients, employees, and its surrounding communities. Freres celebrates this monumental milestone…

FLAMEX Names New President

FLAMEX Inc. announced Tony Thomas as its new President, succeeding Allen Wagoner after 13 years at that post. Thomas has been with the company for almost 32 years and has been serving as Vice President. Ed Pridgen assumes the role as Vice President in addition to his position as MINFOG Product Manager…

GP Announces Multi-Million Dollar Projects At Clarendon OSB

Georgia-Pacific recently announced a $20 million addition to its oriented strandboard (OSB) facility in Alcolu, South Carolina. The major scope of the project will be to add a third strander to the behemoth facility, which will increase the annual output of…

Egger Plans Third TFL Line

Egger Wood Products will invest $20 million for an additional thermally fused laminate (TFL) production line at the company’s sole U.S. location in Lexington, NC. The company’s Supervisory Board announced the investment, part of completion for Phase I work at the site, after visiting the U.S. plant for its…

Peak Renewables Hires Scott Bax

Peak Renewables Ltd., an emerging, innovative, opportunity-driven company focused on growing the forest economy with sustainably sourced and renewable energy products, is pleased to announce that Scott Bax has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 20, 2021.‬..

Build Back Better Awards Oregon Group

Oregon Mass Timber Coalition was named by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as a finalist in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The coalition was awarded $500,000 to create a strategy for a Mass Timber Modular Manufacturing Facility at Marine Terminal 2 in Portland…

Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher Turns 70

Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher celebrated his seventieth birthday on December 20, 2021. Until his withdrawal from the day-to-day business on July 1, 2019, the entrepreneur was active for more than 40 years in the Eppingen-based family business Dieffenbacher GMBH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, which he led as CEO…

Huber Names President & CEO

J.M. Huber Corp. named Gretchen W. McClain has as President & CEO through a unanimous vote of the Huber Board of Directors. McClain succeeds Mike Marberry, who is retiring after a 25-year career with Huber, including 13 years as President & CEO. “I am extremely excited to be the next Chief Executive Officer of…

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PELICE 2022 Provides Breath Of Fresh Air

Everything fell into place at the eighth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) held March 31 to April 1 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga. “Two things combined to make this the best PELICE in some years,” comments Rich Donnell, co-chairman of PELICE and editor-in-chief…

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Freres Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Lyons, Ore.-based Freres Lumber Co., now doing business as Freres Engineered Wood, is celebrating its centennial year, marking a century of transformative growth and positive impact on the wood products industry, clients, employees, and its surrounding communities. Freres celebrates this monumental milestone…

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Egger Plans Third TFL Line

Egger Wood Products will invest $20 million for an additional thermally fused laminate (TFL) production line at the company’s sole U.S. location in Lexington, NC. The company’s Supervisory Board announced the investment, part of completion for Phase I work at the site, after visiting the U.S. plant for its…

read more

Peak Renewables Hires Scott Bax

Peak Renewables Ltd., an emerging, innovative, opportunity-driven company focused on growing the forest economy with sustainably sourced and renewable energy products, is pleased to announce that Scott Bax has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 20, 2021.‬..

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FLAMEX Names New President

FLAMEX Inc. announced Tony Thomas as its new President, succeeding Allen Wagoner after 13 years at that post. Thomas has been with the company for almost 32 years and has been serving as Vice President. Ed Pridgen assumes the role as Vice President in addition to his position as MINFOG Product Manager…

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American Securities Acquires Hexion

Hexion Holdings Corp. has entered into an agreement to be acquired by affiliates of American Securities LLC. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2022, following and conditioned upon the closing of the company’s previously announced sale of its epoxy business to Westlake Chemical Corp…

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Happy 25th Birthday Chopin Plywood

RoyOMartin commemorated 25 years of operations at its plywood manufacturing facility in Chopin, La. with a ceremony featuring a look back at the beginning stages of the plant and the impact it has had on the company and community since its inception…

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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…

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