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Cross-Laminated Timber, New Panel Production Technologies Highlight Plywood And EWP Workshop


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.

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TP&EE Names Speakers For Veneer & Plywood, Engineered Lumber Workshop


The Timber Processing & Energy Expo will include a day-long workshop on Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing and Engineered Lumber to be held the first day of the expo, Wednesday, October 15, in the meeting rooms above the expo floor at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.

TP&EE will be held October 15-17. More than 160 exhibitors have filled the Hall D venue at the Expo Center for the event, which will cater to primary producers of veneer, plywood, engineered wood products, lumber and wood energy.

The workshop kicks off with a speech by Republican House Representative Dennis Richardson, who is a candidate for governor of Oregon, running on a platform for business improvements and the creation of jobs. Richardson is a retired lawyer, business owner and Vietnam War veteran pilot from Central Point, Ore. He is serving his sixth term in the Oregon House of Representatives.

“My goal is to benefit the entire state in a way that will restore the pioneer legacy for our children and grandchildren—a legacy of good jobs for Oregon workers…and an effective, rational policy for efficiently managing our natural and human resources with respect for our quality of life and the environment,” Richardson says.

Richardson is opposing incumbent Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber.

Richardson’s opening talk is entitled, “Critical Issues for the Northwest Forest Products Industry.”

The Wednesday workshop includes presentations on a range of manufacturing processes, as well as an afternoon panel session on cross laminated timber.

Among the speakers are Dick Baldwin, operating partner with New Wood Resources and Atlas Holdings; Scott Weatherford, president of ATCO Wood Products.

The CLT discussion includes presentations from representatives of Weinig and MINDA.

Other presentations will address Turnkey Plywood Plant Technology; Veneer Grading; Veneer Drying; and Lathe Scanning Technology.

And end-of-day panel discussion will address “Meeting Customer Needs,” and include Chris Seymour, Region Manager-Western Oregon Region, Boise Cascade, as moderator.

On the second day of the expo, Thursday, October 16, the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop will be held. A fee of $75 includes access to both workshops, as well as admission for three days to the expo floor, and a free “beer and brat” ticket.

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