September 2020

Cover: New Press Gives Freres More Punch

LYONS, Oregon – Family-owned Freres Lumber Co. continues to innovate with projects and initiatives that not only solidify its position as a key West Coast veneer and plywood panel supplier, but also as a pioneer in the growing mass timber construction movement.

Article by Dan Shell, Senior Editor, Panel World 

Inside This Issue

Taking Stock: Something Must Be Missing From This Discussion

Every now and then a situation surfaces that is troubling to us. Elsewhere in this magazine you’ll read a news item about the controversy over structural plywood manufactured in Brazil that has been exported to the United States, accounting for a decent share of consumption in the U.S.

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Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Panel World

Update
  • Younie Leaves Big Mark In Willows
  • Wheat Straw MDF Mill Is Proposed
  • 4FRI May Ride On Elections
  • TP&EE 2020 Nixed, But 2022 In Sight
  • Enviva Buys Large Pellet Mill
  • Brazil Plywood Issue Heats Up
  • Study Shows Interstates Safer
Engineered Wood Products, Mass Timber Developments, Alternative Fiber Products Contributed To PELICE 2020

ATLANTA, Georgia –This is part three of a three part series on the coverage of the Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) held March 12-13 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. Each part reviews the presentations delivered by a portion of the 34 speakers on a range of issues and technologies impacting the structural and non-structural wood products industries. The event also featured 84 equipment exhibitors. The next PELICE will be held at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta on March 31-April 1, 2022.

Article by Dan Shell and Rich Donnell

Quality Control

The following companies submitted editorial profiles on the quality control aspects of their technologies to complement their advertisements elsewhere in the September 2020 issue:

  • Argos
  • Baumer
  • CMC Texpan
  • Con-Vey
  • Dieffenbacher
  • Electronic Wood Systems
  • Fagus GreCon
  • IMAL-PAL
  • IPCO
  • Metal Detector Inc.
  • Raute
  • USNR
  • Westmill
Briquetting Presses Integrate Into MDF Production

As production of MDF and other composite panels and their downstream components increases worldwide, dust waste becomes an increasing factor in the production process.

Article submitted by C.F. Nielsen

Projects
  • Huaibei Ningfeng Reveals OSB Mill
  • Kumar Links With Siempelkamp
Supply Lines
  • Siebert Leads Ligna Team
  • Forbes Is Sole Owner Of Brunette
  • Raute Acquires Software Firm
  • Siempelkamp Adjusts Upper Management
  • Con-Vey Appoints Product Manager
  • Schmid Energy Joins Fink Machine
  • Jon Snyder Led Arkansas Face Veneer
  • Büttner Gains Order In Wood Pellets
  • Wood ID Lab Moves To Oregon State
Clippings
  • Salamander Lives With Logging

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New Press Gives Freres More Punch

Article by Dan Shell, Senior Editor Panel World

LYONS, Oregon – Family-owned Freres Lumber Co. continues to innovate with projects and initiatives that not only solidify its position as a key West Coast veneer and plywood panel supplier, but also as a pioneer in the growing mass timber construction movement. And both the company’s traditional veneer and plywood operations and the new Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) operation are backed by the latest technologies and designs to run more efficiently at lower cost.

Since starting the MPP facility in early 2018, a key Freres Lumber factor in making operational decisions and investments is the ongoing integration and support of the MPP plant at the veneer production and pressing level.

“We are committed to investing in advanced technology to keep Freres current and competitive, and have always looked to the future when making equipment and product decisions,” Kyle Freres, Vice President of Operations for Freres Lumber, after the horizontal press from Taihei was installed in late 2019.

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