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Third TP&EE Will Be The Largest

Third TP&EE Will Be The Largest

Organizers of the third Timber Processing & Energy Expo announced that indoor exhibit space is 98% sold out. Some space remains outside. Hosted by Timber Processing and Panel World magazines, and produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions, TP&EE will be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.

Sold-out exhibitor space in 2014, a waiting list, and generally cramped quarters prompted organizers to move the 2016 event into a larger adjacent hall on the fairgrounds. “Hall E (108,000 sq. ft.) this year is a third larger than Hall D (72,000 sq. ft.) was in 2014, so we should be able meet most exhibitor demands,” comments Rich Donnell, Show Director and Editor-in-Chief at Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc.

The 2014 event featured 170 exhibitors who displayed their equipment and technologies to 1,700 industry producer personnel, representing 140 wood products companies and hundreds of lumber, veneer/plywood and engineered wood products mill operations. The event also continues to attract an international audience, with 22 countries represented. In addition, 1,000 exhibitor personnel were on hand.

Donnell adds that while there will be a marginal increase in the number of exhibitors, the difference is that many exhibitors have increased their booth space to be able to display more machinery and equipment.

“There’s no doubt there’s considerable project planning in the mills going on because our editors in the field hear about it, and our surveys indicate the same,” Donnell says. “If the housing market gains steam even beyond its current slow advancement, nobody wants to be caught short. Throw in the fact that it’s an election year, and we’re bound to have an exciting event with a lot of buzz to it.”

The 2016 TP&EE will again include two workshop days that focus on a range of lumber, plywood and engineered wood products technologies. More than 200 people attended the workshops in 2014.

Attendee online registration opens May 1.

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