- Boise Adds Veneer Dryer In South Carolina
Boise Cascade in Chester, SC has ordered its third veneer dryer system from USNR. The 14-section steam heated M-72 jet dryer includes USNR’s Unloader, Gsc2000 scanning system, Sequoia Sentry moisture detector, and a 4-bin random/sheet stacker. The spike belt stacker is designed to operate in the range of 42-45 randoms, or 40 redried sheets per minute. Two longer existing USNR M-72 dryers will primarily dry green veneer sheets, with the new shorter 14 section dryer and stacking system processing redry, random and some green veneer sheets.
- Columbia Orders Line In Ontario
Columbia Forest Products in Hearst, Ontario is investing in a six-deck, four-load-wide dryer from Raute, which will be the first Raute veneer drying line known as R7 in the world. It will be delivered early in 2022. The R7 dryer will be the most robust dryer Raute has supplied: To achieve optimal drying, Raute will be providing enhanced dryer controls—a make-up air system and sealant cells for superior dryer production, balance and control while ensuring “next to zero” fugitive emissions into the production plant.
- Plywood Plants Use MPDS
USNR has received orders for its Multiple Point Diverter System, serial numbers 24, 25 and 26. These systems are currently in manufacture and are scheduled to be installed during the latter of of 2021, with two sold to and Hunt Forest Products. A third system will be installed in British Columbia. Approximately one-third of all high-performance softwood lathe lines in North America are now equipped with USNR’s MPDS spike belt diverter systems, the company reports.
SmartLam North America announced several major projects that will have a significant impact to the mass timber industry. SmartLam North America, which is the first U.S. manufacturer and is reportedly the largest manufacturer in North America of cross laminated timber (CLT), announced it will build a $50 million glulam…
Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Panel World September 2022 – If you think the pandemic caused the death of live trade shows, think again. Just take one quick browse through the Panel World September 2022 issue. In fact, trade shows almost snowballed us over this month…
Mika Saariaho’s starting date as President and CEO of Raute Corp. has been specified. He will start in the position on October 1, 2022. On May 24, 2022, Raute announced Saariaho’s appointment and that he will assume his position at the latest on November 24, 2022…
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