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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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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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