Producers Sign Orders

  • 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.

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