TP&EE Hosts Mass Timber Developments

TP&EE Hosts Mass Timber Developments

TP&EE Hosts Mass Timber Developments

Includes one day conference and optional tour.

The biennial Timber Processing & Energy Expo, following a pandemic-induced cancellation in 2020, returns this September 28-30 to the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore. Hatton-Brown Expositions, an affiliate of Panel World magazine, has hosed the event since 2010.

“It’s hard to believe it has been four years since TP&EE was held, and what a strange trip it has been,” comments Rich Donnell, TP&EE Show Director and Editor-in-Chief of Panel World. “The important thing is that we’re back face-to-face. ‘Virtual’ is okay, but it’s not like being there.”

About 150 equipment and technology exhibitors will be located in Hall E at the Expo Center. “There’s no question the event has always been heavier to the sawmill sector, but there are a significant number of exhibitors who cater to the panel industry as well,” Donnell says. “And especially when you cross over into engineered wood products, as this event does, you get the best of the primary wood products manufacturing world.”

See pages 46-60 in Panel World September 2022 for a list of exhibitors, the exhibitors floor plan and a preview section of exhibitors for the panel industry and write-ups on their technologies.

TP&EE will include a conference entitled “From Forest to Frame: Mass Timber Developments.” It will be held during the first day of the show, Wednesday, September 28. A second conference, “Sawmill Productivity & Efficiency,” will be held on Thursday, September 29.

“The mass timber movement is truly taking shape on the ground with innovative building construction and environmental appeal,” Donnell comments. Representatives from the leading manufacturers of mass timber (producers and equipment suppliers) and from mass timber supporting organizations will address this remarkable growth and its unlimited potential that could entice panel mills and sawmills to turn up the production volume.

Presenters thus far for the Mass Timber Developments conference include:

Allan Czinger, Senior Account Manager, USNR: “Optimizing Sawmills for Mass Timber Production”

Kyle Freres, Vice President of Operations, Freres Engineered Wood: “Evolution of Wood Products: Past and Future of Freres Engineered Wood”

Justin Harries, Senior Director, Business Development Manager USA, Binderholz Mass Timber: “Bringing Binderholz Expertise To North America”

Janelle Leafblad, Senior Director, Western Division, WoodWorks: “Growing Market Demand for Wood Products”

Derek Ratchford, CEO, SmartLam: “U.S. South Mass Timber Growth”

Russ Vaagen, Founder & CEO, Vaagen Timbers: “Mass Timber: From Early Adopter To Mainstream Buildings”

More presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Cost to attend the conference is $115 and you can register at timberprocessingandenergyexpo.com. Admission to the expo floor is free if you register now.

MASS TIMBER TOUR

An optional Mass Timber Tour will be conducted on Thursday, September 29. The full-day tour schedule includes:

Bus leaves Portland Expo Center 8:30 a.m.

Travel to and tour Freres Engineered Wood, Lyons, Ore.

Travel to mass timber structure sites

Travel to TallWood Institute, Corvallis, Ore. (lunch included)

Return to Portland Expo Center

Cost for the tour is $95, and you can register at timberprocessingandenergyexpo.com.

 

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RoyOMartin has named Natalie Martin Monroe Vice President of Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability Operations. She will also serve as a member of the Strategic Action Leadership Team (SALT) and the Corporate Secretary for the Martin Sustainable Resources (MSR) Board of Directors.

Natalie will oversee corporate safety programs, employees, and training. Her additional responsibilities include reviewing and evaluating operations and company practices for all sustainability initiatives. She will also be a liaison to stakeholders, shareholders, and customers.

“Safety and environmental compliance are top priorities at RoyOMartin,” Monroe says about the company founded by her great-grandfather, Roy O. Martin, Sr., in 1923. “In my new role, I will keep the focus on safety and environmentally-conscious practices while also incorporating sustainability efforts to ensure that my family’s business is a viable part of the central Louisiana community for generations to come.”

Monroe began her career at RoyOMartin when she worked as an intern during the construction of the company’s plywood facility in 1995-1996. She later joined the organization as the Corporate Environmental Manager in July 2003. She is a 1998 graduate of Vanderbilt University and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree specializing in civil and environmental engineering. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 2002.

Working early in her career as a project engineer with C-K Associates and Providence Engineering consulting firms, Monroe was involved in preparing environmental site assessments and permit applications. Through her work as a consultant, she also served as a contractor at Exxon Mobil Chemical Company where she specialized in waste management and permitting.

“With Natalie’s 18 years of environmental management, she has many experiences and skills to draw upon that make her a solid fit for the new Vice President of Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability Operations role,” adds Terry Secrest, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Sales. “She will lead our safety journey to zero accidents and zero environmental incidents while showcasing our company’s exemplary leadership in sustainability.”

In her day-to-day work at RoyOMartin, she stays abreast of all new and upcoming environmental regulatory requirements that may impact the wood-products industry, while also working closely with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on multi-media permits and reporting requirements. Monroe will oversee environmental work at all RoyOMartin’s manufacturing and forestry sites. She also serves as Treasurer of the Martin Foundation, where she manages employee and dependent scholarships to colleges and universities across Louisiana and Texas.

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Weyerhaeuser Led Company Through Key Years

George H. Weyerhaeuser Sr., who served as president and CEO of Weyerhaeuser Co. from 1966 to 1991 during an exciting period of wood products development while encountering new timber supply challenges brought on by an aggressive environmental movement in the Northwest, died June 11 in his sleep at home in Lakewood (Tacoma), Wash. He was 95.

Weyerhaeuser, who continued to serve as Board Chairman through 1999, was the great-grandson of Weyerhaeuser Co. founder Frederick Weyerhaeuser.

Weyerhaeuser oversaw significant growth of the company, including a number of major timberland acquisitions, and had an enduring impact on the evolution of forest management at Weyerhaeuser and across the industry. He was also instrumental in the development of international relationships and markets, especially with Japan.

Weyerhaeuser led a reorganization and cultural change at Weyerhaeuser in the early 1980s that streamlined the managerial process toward quicker decision-making at the operations level. He also oversaw the company’s strong push into engineered wood products.

In the mid 1980s Weyerhaeuser said, “There is a revolution going on in what used to be traditional forest products markets. I could go down all of our major product lines and I could tell you what we have going on, but I’ll just tell you that if we move forward five, six, seven years we’re going to be experiencing a completely new set of products which are going to be designed with properties built into them and those properties are going to be developed by different kinds of fibers and overlays mixtures right in the basic products.”

Also in the 1980s Weyerhaeuser led the company’s movement toward more independent logging contractor operations and less emphasis on company logging operations.

Sketch appeared in Seattle Business magazine, November 1986

“With the changes in our logging areas, somewhat more scattered, smaller timer, we need smaller more flexible operations,” he said. “When we looked at the option of reinvesting in a very large set of company operations we found the answer to be very easy to arrive at. We had to get a good deal more competitive and in doing so we’re going to downsize and put in a major amount of contracting.”

It was said of Weyerhaeuser, “His personal presence was powerful. He was honorable, confident and optimistic. He liked to focus on getting things done. He wanted his office to be out on the floor with his executive team, working in the daily grind of decision-making and policy formation. He liked people. When you were with him, you would feel his warmth and his focus on you. This was great motivation for people around him.”

Weyerhaeuser was born on July 8, 1926 to Helen Walker Weyerhaeuser and J.P. (Phil) Weyerhaeuser Jr. During the early years of his life, the family lived in Idaho, and then moved to Tacoma in 1933.

Fame came to Weyerhaeuser very early in his life as an 8-year-old child when during the Depression, in May 1935, he was kidnapped. The kidnappers took him while he was on his way home from elementary school in Tacoma, and held him for eight days in various trunks and closets and even in a freshly dug pit in the ground. He was ultimately left on the side of a forest road and walked to a farmhouse, whose inhabitants reunited him with his family.

Weyerhaeuser did not let that experience derail his life nor cloud his feelings toward other people. When speaking to Sports Illustrated in 1969, he said, “A boy is a pretty adaptable organism. He can adjust himself to conditions in a way no adult could. It didn’t affect me personally as much as anyone looking back on it might think.” Years later he wrote the parole board supporting release for one of the kidnappers, and offered him a job to help his transition back into society.

Weyerhaeuser went to the Taft School in Watertown, Conn. for high school and later served as a Trustee for the school. He served in the Navy from 1944-46, a young entrant as the war was winding down. He studied engineering and received a B.S in Industrial Administration from Yale University in 1949. Weyerhaeuser married Wendy Wagner on July 10, 1948.

In the early years of his career he worked in mills in Longview, Wash. and Springfield, Ore., and then moved up to positions of manager and vice president in several divisions of the Weyerhaeuser Co. He became a young CEO for Weyerhaeuser Co. at age 39.

Weyerhaeuser worked for years on a plan to build a new Corporate Headquarters in Federal Way, Wash., that used an open floor plan to encourage communication across departments and centralized management. The building was at the forefront of modern design for a corporate work setting and won awards including one for environmental merit.

Weyerhaeuser served on the Boards of The Boeing Co., SAFECO Corp., Standard Oil of CA, and The Rand Co.. He was a member of The Business Roundtable; Council on Foreign Relations; Board of Visitors, UPS School of Law; Advisory Board, Graduate School of Business Administration, U. Of Washington; Japan-California Assn.; The Business Council; the Federal Reserve Board of San Francisco; and the Washington Council on International Trade, among others. There was an oil tanker named for him by Chevron while he was serving on that board.

After decades of being an avid tennis player, he spent his final years watching the tennis channel, doing sudoku and reading The Economist. George was predeceased by his sisters, Ann Pascoe and Elizabeth (Wiz) Meadowcroft; his brother, J.P. (Flip) Weyerhaeuser Jr.; and by his wife of 66 years, Wendy, who passed away in 2014. He was also predeceased by his son, George Weyerhaeuser Jr., in 2013 and his grandson Karl Griggs in 2014. He is survived by his children: Merrill Weyerhaeuser (Patrick Welly), David Weyerhaeuser (Sarah), Phyllis Griggs, Sue Messina (Bob Newkirk), daughter-in-law Kathy McGoldrick, Leilee Weyerhaeuser (Damian Rouson), 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service is being planned but no date has yet been set.

 

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