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…

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…

Taylor Forms Consulting Firm

Consultant Russ Taylor has announced the formation of Russ Taylor Global, a “re-invented” company that focuses on wood business and market consulting. Taylor’s return to…

Raute Gains Panel Repair Orders

Raute’s latest panel repairing solutions have resulted in orders for panel repair stations and a panel repairing line to be delivered to two customers in North…

TSI Offers Dryer Replacement Plan

For many years TSI has been steadily upgrading its clients’ dryer fleets with new drums and other improvements, like flat-back elbows. The requirement is usually to fit a new drum into the same space as the existing drum and to improve both quality…

U.S. Court Says China At Fault

U.S. Court Says China At Fault   U.S. Court of International Trade in June upheld a U.S. International Trade Commission determination that the People’s Republic of China is injuring the U.S....

Arauco Gets Graying PB Mill Going

Arauco Gets Graying PB Mill Going   ARAUCO held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 16 at its new particleboard and lamination facility in Grayling, Mich. Executives from ARAUCO, ARAUCO North...

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