Hood Industries Goes With Con-Vey For Plywood Finishing Line

Hood Industries Goes With Con-Vey For Plywood Finishing Line

Hood Industries Goes With Con-Vey For Plywood Finishing Line

Con-Vey, a leading provider of innovative automation and material handling solutions, has announced its collaboration with Hood Industries on the development of a cutting-edge plywood finishing line at Hood’s new Beaumont, Miss. facility. This investment marks a significant step forward in the reconstruction efforts following the devastating tornado that destroyed the previous mill in 2022.

Jay Galloway, President of Hood, shares his optimism about the collaboration, highlighting the positive communication and contributions from Con-Vey: “We are working to rebuild our plywood facility in Beaumont, Miss. Con-Vey is a key part of the project, and we are excited to have them on our team. They have brought insight and ideas to the project I am confident will make this project a success.”

 

The partnership between Con-Vey and Hood Industries signifies a commitment to innovation, resilience, and community revitalization. By leveraging Con-Vey’s expertise in material handling solutions and Hood Industries’ dedication to quality craftsmanship, the plywood finishing line aims to not only rebuild but also enhance operations for greater efficiency and sustainability.

Scheduled for commissioning in the fourth quarter of this year, the plywood finishing line project underscores Con-Vey’s commitment to delivering high-quality, tailored solutions to its clients. Jeremy Goebel, Vice President of Con-Vey, expressed enthusiasm about the progress of the project, stating, “Our team has been diligently working on the engineering of the equipment, and we are pleased with the progress that we are making, with several pieces already in the manufacturing phase. However, there is still a long way to go. During this process, we will strive to ensure that we provide excellent service and support to the Hood team.”

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Roseburg Names Tony Ramm Senior VP Of Manufacturing

Roseburg Names Tony Ramm Senior VP Of Manufacturing

Roseburg Names Tony Ramm Senior VP Of Manufacturing

Roseburg is pleased to announce that Tony Ramm has accepted the role of Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, effective April 8, 2024. Ramm will drive an increased emphasis on the sustainable, long-term success of the manufacturing side of Roseburg’s wood products business.

Ramm first joined Roseburg in May 2014 as plant manager at Riddle Plywood and moved through roles of progressive responsibility on the operations side of the business. He was named Vice President of Human Resources in June 2023, and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Human Resources in December 2023.

“Tony’s deep manufacturing experience and operational acumen will be vital as Roseburg shifts focus from the construction and startup phase at our newer plants and capital investment projects to the long-term successful operation of our manufacturing assets,” Roseburg President and CEO Stuart Gray comments. “His past year with human resources adds another important dynamic and will be extremely beneficial as we embrace the future of manufacturing and the rapid pace of evolution in our industry.”

As a result of the restructuring, Jake Elston, former SVP of Operations, has left the company to pursue other opportunities. “Roseburg is sincerely grateful to Jake for his contributions to our manufacturing business. We wish him the best in the next phase of his life and career,” Gray adds.

Roseburg has reinstated the Chief Operations Officer position vacated last year when Gray was named President and CEO of the company. Effective April 8, 2024, the manufacturing, sales and marketing, human resources, and engineering teams will report to the COO.

During the transition, President of Roseburg Resources Scott Folk will serve as interim Chief Operations Officer, while the company conducts an internal and external search for a permanent COO to work closely with operations leaders in tackling Roseburg’s biggest challenges and driving results.

Chief of Staff Cybelle White will provide executive oversight and support to human resources and environmental, health, and safety leaders while the company conducts an internal and external search for a permanent VP of HR. Doug Asano, SVP of Sales and Marketing, will report to the COO, as will Jim Salchenberg, Senior Director of Engineering and Operations Assets.

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Roseburg Names Orozco To Direct Strategic Business

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Roseburg has annouced that Nadine Orozco has been promoted to Director of Strategic Business Development. She has served as manager of strategic business development since 2022, and has been deeply involved in key company projects, including the recent sale of Roseburg’s Simsboro, La., particleboard plant to Kronospan and the company’s historic $700 million investment in Oregon manufacturing.

“Nadine has shown tremendous growth as a leader in her time at Roseburg. She understands our business, our culture, and our goals,” Roseburg Vice President of Corporate Strategy and External Affairs Eric Geyer says. “She has the knowledge and strategic mindset necessary to succeed in her new role. I am excited to see her continued growth and increased responsibility.”

Orozco will lead execution of Roseburg’s strategic initiatives to drive company growth, diversification, and profitability. She will facilitate internal and external teams to develop, evaluate and oversee projects including acquisitions and partnerships, while providing strategic analysis for the company’s executive team and Board of Directors.

Orozco joined Roseburg in October 2012, after earning her master’s degree in Wood Science and Engineering from Oregon State University. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration and Management from Northland College. During her time with Roseburg, she has held positions of increasing responsibility within manufacturing operations, sales and marketing, sustainability, corporate compliance, and business development.

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Hoffman Companies Acquires Besse Forest Products Group

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The Hoffmann Family of Companies (HFOC), a Florida-based family-owned private equity firm, has acquired Besse Forest Products Group, the longstanding Michigan-based family-run company with 10 manufacturing facilities, including four sawmills, a lumber drying concentration yard, four veneer mills and a cut-to-size plywood mill.

The transaction adds to HFOC’s vast portfolio, complementing its existing Ferche Millwork operations. With more than 2 million square feet of production facilities and a workforce of more than 1,400 people, the combined strength of Besse and Ferche positions HFOC as a significant player in the wood products manufacturing industry.

Besse Forest Products are located across northern Michigan and Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1966 and has remained 100% family-owned.

“We are excited to partner with Besse as they enter a new chapter under the Hoffmann Family of Companies umbrella,” says Geoff Hoffmann, Co-CEO of HFOC. “With the acquisition of Besse Forest Products Group, we’re not just expanding our footprint but building on a legacy that spans generations.”

Greg Besse, CEO and Owner of Besse Forest Products Group, expressed confidence in the acquisition, stating, “The decision to join forces with the Hoffmann Family of Companies was based on their exceptional brand and reputation as a well-run family business. We believe this partnership will not only modernize our operations but also ensure that our legacy continues to thrive.”

Greg Besse will remain as CEO and his son, Cain Besse, will serve as President.

The Hoffmann Family of Companies (HFOC) encompasses more than 100 national brands, employs 9,000 global employees with businesses in 30 countries and 250 locations. The HF Companies’ verticals include Aviation, Agriculture, Financial Services, Hospitality, Business & Professional Services, Industrial, Manufacturing, Marine, Media & Marketing, Real Estate and Transportation.

Since 1958, Ferche Millwork has provided high quality standard moldings and millwork, while headquartered in Rice, Minn.

 

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Boise Cascade has announced new investments in Alabama and Louisiana in support of its engineered wood products (EWP) growth strategy.

In Alabama, Boise is adding I-joist production capabilities to its Thorsby EWP mill and converting a plywood layup line to a parallel laminated veneer line at the Chapman plywood facility. The Chapman investment adds important integration into the Boise’s EWP growth plans. In addition, the Chapman plywood facility extended employment opportunities to 50 of the 80 associates affected by the recently announced Chapman lumber operations curtailment.

At the Oakdale, La. facility, major projects planned include the upgrade and redesign of the log utilization center, a new veneer dryer and press, and modification of an existing veneer dryer. These investments are expected to take place over a two-year period.

                “We are looking forward to these major expansions and upgrades to further solidify our market position in EWP,” says Chris Seymour, SVP, Wood Products Manufacturing Operations. “We have great teams in the Southeastern U.S. and are pleased to further invest in our meaningful asset bases in Alabama and Louisiana.”

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