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Mass Timber, Plywood, Lumber Workshops Presenters, Schedules Announced

Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE) announced the lineup of speakers for two workshops—Mass Timber, EWP and Plywood Workshop to be held on Wednesday, October 17, and the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop, which will be held on Thursday, October 18.

TP&EE will be held October 17-19 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore. It will feature nearly 200 exhibitors and 60,000 SF of booth displays.

“We always like to have an educational segment as part of the expo,” comments Rich Donnell, Show Director and Editor-in-Chief of Hatton-Brown Publishers.

The Mass Timber movement is well under way in North America. Russ Vaagen, from the well known Vaagen Bros. Lumber family in Colville, Wash., will speak about Vaagen Timbers, his new venture that is currently constructing a CLT and glulam plant adjacent the family sawmill.

Tyler Freres, VP of Sales for Freres Lumber, will speak about the company’s new MPP (Mass Plywood Panel) plant in operation at Lyons, Ore. and he’ll address new technical and market developments and also the recent certification achieved for MPP through APA—The Engineered Wood Assn.

In the plywood session, Steve Swanson, president of Swanson Group, will provide an update on his company’s new plywood plant in Springfield, Ore., now in its second year of operation.

One of the hottest topics in the sawmill industry is the large number of turnkey southern pine sawmills recently constructed, currently in construction, or about to be in construction.

During the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop, two of the speakers will be from BC-based BID Group, which is the company building and installing much of the equipment in many of those SYP mills.

BID Group Chairman and Managing Director Brian Fehr along with Ron McGehee, R&D New Product Development for BID Group, will speak on “Unlocking the Turnkey Strategy.”

Combined, the two workshops will feature more than 20 speakers. Each workshop costs $75, which also includes admittance to the expo floor for three days and a beer and brat ticket.

To read more about the presentations, go to the Attendee Info tab.

Click here to register for the workshops and/or the expo.

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Lumber Workshop Speakers Announced

Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE) announced the speakers for the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop, which will be held on Thursday, October 18, the second day of the event.

TP&EE will be held October 17-19 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore. It will feature nearly 200 exhibitors and 60,000 SF of booth displays for attendees from primary producer companies in the lumber, panel and engineered wood products segments.

“We always like to add a small conference element to the expo,” comments Rich Donnell, Show Director and Editor-in-Chief of Hatton-Brown Publishers.

Donnell notes that one of the hottest topics in the sawmill industry is the large number of turnkey southern pine sawmills recently constructed and started up, currently in construction, or about to be in construction.

“Northwest sawmill industry take note,” Donnell says, adding two of the speakers will be from BC-based BID Group, which is the company building and installing most of the equipment in those SYP mills, and which was the main supplier of the massive double-line sawmill started up by Sierra Pacific Industries in Shelton, Wash.

“Will the SYP turnkey trend extend to the Northwest?” Donnell asks.

BID Group Chairman and Managing Director Brian Fehr along with Ron McGehee, R&D New Product Development for BID Group, who is a legend in sawmill machinery development, will speak on “Unlocking the Turnkey Strategy.”

The Lumber Manufacturing Workshop includes eight presentations on a range of topics and technologies. Cost to attend is $75. Click here to register today.

Here’s the schedule for the October 18 lumber workshop:

10:00 a.m.—Increase Your Bottom Line (OR: Don’t Leave Dollars on the Table)—Seth Vance, Vice President and General Manager, Timber Automation

10:30 a.m.—Unlocking the Turnkey Strategy—
Ron McGehee, R&D New Product Development, BID Group; Brian Fehr, Chairman and Managing Director, BID Group

11:00 a.m.—Maintaining a Modern Sawmill: Embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution by Leveraging the IoT and Generate ROI—Laurie McCabe, Sales and Marketing Manager, TradeTec Computer Systems

11:30 a.m.—Advances in Hydraulic Power Unit Design—Richard Vetter, Vice-President, AMS Solutions

Lunch on your own.

1:00 p.m.—Control Your Product Output with the Latest in Artificial Intelligence—Patrick Freeman, Chief Technology Officer, Lucidyne Technologies, Inc.

1:30 p.m.—Bringing Multi-View X-Ray Technology to the Planer Mill—Norvin Laudon, Chief Technology Officer, Springer Microtec

2:00 p.m.— Log Optimization New Development—Mario Godbout, Chief Technology Officer, Autolog

2:30 p.m.—Practical Solutions to Difficult Hydraulic System Design Problems—Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems

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TP&EE Announces First Round Of Presentations For Lumber Manufacturing Workshop

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Lumber manufacturing machinery legend Ron McGehee will deliver one of the technical presentations as part of the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop scheduled for Thursday, September 29, during the Timber Processing & Energy Expo. TP&EE will be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.

Timber Processing magazine will host the workshop the second day of the expo. Presentation proposals continue to filter in.

TP&EE is produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions, LLC, an affiliate of Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc., which publishes Timber Processing magazine and is affiliated with Panel World magazine. This will be the third TP&EE.

McGehee is best known as a pioneer in the development of curve-sawing gangs, as his McGehee curve-sawing gang immediately dotted the lumber manufacturing landscape when it came out in the mid to late 1990s. He also produced an innovative saw lubrication system. He has been awarded more than two dozen patents for sawmill equipment inventions.

Most recently McGehee’s WaneShear Technologies sold to Bid Group, to become one of several machine company operations under Bid Group, including Comact.

WaneShear Technologies had recently introduced a profiling system, and McGehee will address “The Latest Profiling Technologies” and how they provide relief to the downstream edger and improve sawing operations overall.

Other subjects and their presenters in 10 Talks include:

— Use Scanning to Turn Your Edger into a Lean, Mean, Money-Making Machine, Joey Nelson, President, JoeScan

— Automatic Log Scaling and Processing, Norvin Laudon, CFO, Springer Microtec

— GradeScan-Built for the Future, Ellen Nelson, CFO, and Ryan Shear, Software Engineer, Lucidyne Technologies

— Innovative Ripsawing Technology, Scanning & Optimizing, Dr. Stefan Möhringer, Managing Director, Simon Möhringer Engineering GmbH

— Automated Leveling and Tensioning for Saw Plate, Matt Tulleners,
Territory Manager/Intermountain Region, Simonds International

— Computerized Vibration Analysis of Circular Saw Tension, Jason Allen, V.P. of Sales, Burton Saw and Supply

— Automation in the Filing Room, Justin Williams, CEO, Williams and White

— Technological Advances in Hydraulic and Controls, Richard Vetter, Vice-President, AMS Solutions, and Rodney Trail, Industry Sector Manager Wood & Paper, Bosch Rexroth Canada

— Closed Loop Control with Second Derivative Gain Saves the Day, Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems

Show Director Rich Donnell, who is also editor-in-chief of Hatton-Brown Publishers, comments, “Instead of focusing on only one area of a sawmill operation, we thought we’d mix it up a little bit this year. So many companies send several supervisory and technical personnel and it would be great if each of them could participate in the sessions.”

The cost of the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop is only $75 and includes an exhibit floor pass for the entire length of the event, as well as a beer and a brat ticket for the Beer Garden.

TP&EE will feature 190 equipment and technology exhibitors and 60,000 square feet of exhibit space. The event caters to primary producers of lumber, plywood and engineered wood products.

Click Here To Register Today!

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