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Element5 Chooses Pinomatic For Glulam Expansion

Element5 Chooses Pinomatic For Glulam ExpansionPinomatic is delivering a glulam line and sorting line infeed to the Element5 mass timber facility in St. Thomas, Ontario. The project delivery in...

Weyerhaeuser Names Brian Chaney To Lead Wood Products

Weyerhaeuser Co. has appointed Brian Chaney as senior vice president of Wood Products. Chaney recently served as vice president of Engineered Wood Products and Innovation for the company, and will take over for Keith O’Rear, who retired June 3 and will serve as a strategic advisor to the company through the end of 2024.

German Firm Debuts Wooden Turbine Blades

German Firm Debuts Wooden Turbine Blades Wind turbine blade manufacturer Voodin Blade Technology GmbH recently announced the first prototype installation of its 19.3 m wooden wind turbine blades on...

PELICE 2024 Covers The Bases & Then Some: Martin, Gray, Dieffenbacher Start It Off

PELICE 2024 Covers The Bases & Then Some: Martin, Gray, Dieffenbacher Start It OffThe ninth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) set a participation record...

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...

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...

Roseburg Names Orozco To Direct Strategic Business

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.

Kalesnikoff Announces New Mass Timber Plant

Kalesnikoff Mass Timber announced it will build a $34 million mass timber facility in West Kootenays, British Columbia. It will create up to 90 jobs.

Hoffman Companies Acquires Besse Forest Products Group

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.

Godfrey Forest Products Announces New OSB Mill For Maine

Godfrey Forest Products Announces New OSB Mill For MaineBy Rich Donnell     Godfrey Forest Products, with multi-investor backing, has announced plans to build an 800MMSF annual production capacity...

Weyerhaeuser Names Brian Chaney To Lead Wood Products

Weyerhaeuser Co. has appointed Brian Chaney as senior vice president of Wood Products. Chaney recently served as vice president of Engineered Wood Products and Innovation for the company, and will take over for Keith O’Rear, who retired June 3 and will serve as a strategic advisor to the company through the end of 2024.

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German Firm Debuts Wooden Turbine Blades

German Firm Debuts Wooden Turbine Blades Wind turbine blade manufacturer Voodin Blade Technology GmbH recently announced the first prototype installation of its 19.3 m wooden wind turbine blades on...

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BE&E Purchases Conveying, Fabrication From BID

BID Group and Biomass Engineering & Equipment (BE&E) announced a strategic supply and outsourcing partnership, in which BE&E will acquire the Vibrapro brand and manufacturing operations located in Boise, Id., and the BID Group fabrication plant in Greenville, Ky…

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Dieffenbacher Emission Control Systems

Dieffenbacher’s emission control solutions include emission measurements and dryer and press emission control systems. Emission measurements help plant operators understand which emissions are present and determine the type and amount of emissions. For example, using state-of-the-art methods, uncomplicated in-house emission measurements can be taken on stacks downstream of the dryer or the press exhaust system…

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Fletcher Building Orders Fine OSB Plant

New Zealand’s Fletcher Building Ltd. has ordered a complete plant for the production of Fine OSB from German machine manufacturer Dieffenbacher. The plant will be built at Fletcher Building’s Laminex site in Taupo, in the center of the country’s North Island. The new plant will include Dieffenbacher new belt dryer. The belt dryer is one example of how Dieffenbacher…

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Dates Announced For Ninth PELICE

The next Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) will be held March 14-15, 2024, again at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. PELICE is hosted every other year by Panel World magazine and Georgia Research Institute. This will be the ninth PELICE since its inception 2008…

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Happy 25th Birthday Chopin Plywood

RoyOMartin commemorated 25 years of operations at its plywood manufacturing facility in Chopin, La. with a ceremony featuring a look back at the beginning stages of the plant and the impact it has had on the company and community since its inception…

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