A new engineered wood product called cross-laminated timber, new plywood mills and new technologies will be among the subjects addressed at the Plywood and Engineered Wood Products Manufacturing Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, during the Timber Processing & Energy Expo. TP&EE will be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.
TP&EE is produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions, LLC, an affiliate of Panel World and Timber Processing magazines. This will be the third TP&EE.
The morning session will focus on veneer and plywood manufacturing, including a presentation by Winston Plywood & Veneer President Dick Baldwin. Winston Plywood & Veneer is starting up a plywood mill in Winston, Miss.
The afternoon session focuses on cross-laminated timber and includes a talk by Valerie Johnson, President of D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, one of the leaders in the CLT production movement. Johnson’s talk is entitled, If the Sky Is the Limit for CLT’s, What Will It Take to Get Us There?
Dr. Fred Kurpiel of Georgia Research Institute has assembled the presenters and will moderate the workshop.
Wednesday, September 28
9:20 a.m.—Modern Veneer Dryers and Profit, Alan Knokey, Vice President, USNR
9:50 a.m.—Making the Most of Your Dry Veneer Upgrade Improvements to Increase Profits, Martin Murphy, Senior Vice President, Raute North America
10:20 a.m.—New Technology for Veneer Lathe Systems, Tim Fisher, Veneer/Panel Business Development Manager, USNR
10:50 a.m.—New Developments in Veneer Peeling Lines—Automated Green End, Anna McCann, President, Merritt Machinery
11:20 a.m.—Outlook for North American Plywood and New Plywood Mill, Dr. Richard Baldwin, President, Winston Plywood & Veneer
Noon-1:25 p.m. TP&EE Exhibits, Lunch on Your Own
1:30 p.m.—If the Sky Is the Limit for CLT’s, What Will It Take to Get Us There? Valerie Johnson, President, D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations
2:05 p.m.—The State of the Global CLT Industry—A Survey in Progress, Dr. Lech Muszynski, Associate Professor, Department of Wood Science and Engineering, Oregon State University
2:40 p.m.—Mass Timber Construction in the Forest Industry Infrastructure, Thomas Robinson, Principal and Founder, LEVER Architecture
3:15 p.m.—Unique New Press Design for Manufacturing CLT Panels, Sam Pope, Capital Sales Manager, Western North America, USNR
3:50 p.m.—Inspired by Smart Technology—Second Wave of CLT Investment on the Way in Europe, Dominik Wolfschuetz, German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Association (VDMA); Gerhard Binder, Projecting and Sales, Minda
The cost of the Plywood and EWP Manufacturing Workshop is only $75 and includes an exhibit floor pass for the entire length of the expo, as well as a beer and a brat ticket for the Beer Garden.
TP&EE will feature 200 equipment and technology exhibitors and more than 60,000 square feet of exhibit space. The event caters to primary producers of lumber, plywood and engineered wood products.