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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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Not Too Late To Sign Up For Portland Workshops

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For attendees wanting to educate themselves a little further, the Timber Processing & Energy Expo includes two wood products workshops. TP&EE will be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.

The Plywood and Engineered Wood Products Manufacturing Workshop will be held Wednesday, September 28. It includes 11 presentations involving two subject matters—veneer technologies and cross-laminated timber.

The Lumber Manufacturing Workshop will be held Thursday, September 29, and includes 18 presentations on subjects ranging from scanning to saw filing to closed loop controls.

Each workshop costs only $75, and includes admission to the Expo floor for three days and a beer and brat ticket for the Expo Beer Garden. For more information on the Workshops look under ‘Attendee Info’.

TP&EE will feature 225 exhibitors. It’s hosted by Timber Processing and Panel World magazines.

Click Here To Register Today!

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Saw Filing, Scanning, Profiling, Controls Highlight Lumber Manufacturing Workshop At TP&EE

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Fifteen presentations make up the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop, which will be held Thursday, September 29, during the Timber Processing & Energy Expo at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore. TP&EE will be held September 28-30.

TP&EE is produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions, LLC, an affiliate of Timber Processing and Panel World magazines. This will be the third TP&EE.

“There’s a great range of topics in this workshop,” comments Rich Donnell, Show Director. “We’ll basically have two meeting rooms going on simultaneously with presentations during the morning and afternoon. You can’t beat what you’ll get for the cost.”

Cost of the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop is only $75, which includes access to any of the presentations, a three-day pass to the expo exhibits, and a beer and brat ticket for the expo Beer Garden.

Here’s the workshop schedule:

Thursday, September 29

Room I

9:30 a.m.—Automation in the Filing Room, Justin Williams, CEO, Williams and White

10:00 a.m.—Automated Leveling and Tensioning for Saw Plate, Matt Tulleners, Territory Manager/Intermountain Region, Simonds International

10:30 a.m.—Computerized Vibration Analysis of Circular Saw Tension, Jason Allen, V.P. of Sales, Burton Saw and Supply

11:00 a.m.—Saw Guide Maintenance for Dummies, Mike West, Head Filer, Cascade Hardwood

Noon-1:25 p.m. TP&EE Exhibits, Lunch on Your Own

Room II

9:30 a.m.—Use Scanning to Turn Your Edger into a Lean, Mean, Money-Making Machine, Joey Nelson, President, JoeScan

10:00 a.m.—The Latest Profiling Technologies, Ron McGehee, R&D New Product Development, Bid Group

10:30 a.m.—Latest Technologies at the Sawmill & Planer Mill, Yvan Rainville, Vice-President Sales & Marketing, Autolog

11:00 a.m.—GradeScan-Built for the Future, Ellen Nelson, CFO, Ryan Shear, Software Engineer, Lucidyne Technologies

Noon-1:25 p.m. TP&EE Exhibits, Lunch on Your Own

Room I

1:30 p.m.—Automatic Log Scaling and Processing, Norvin Laudon, Chief Technology Officer, Springer Microtec

2:00 p.m.—Big Data and The Connected Mill, Rory Armes, CEO, Bill Harrison, Director of Production, Cumul8 Technologies

2:30 p.m.—Innovative Ripsawing Technology, Scanning & Optimizing, Dr. Stefan Möhringer, Managing Director, Simon Möhringer Engineering GmbH

3:00 p.m.—Pellets: How to Get More from Your Wood Chips and Sawdust, Forcus Martinez, Mechanical Engineer, Prodesa

Room II

1:30 p.m.—Technological Advances in Hydraulics and Controls, Richard Vetter, Vice-President, AMS Solutions, Rodney Trail, Industry Sector Manager Wood & Paper, Bosch Rexroth Canada

2:00 p.m.—Closed Loop Control with Second Derivative Gain Saves the Day, Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems

2:30 p.m.—Equipment Safety Certification for Class II (Wood Dust) Environments, Vivek Prasad, Hazardous Locations Team Lead, Casey Trimble, Account Manager, Intertek

TP&EE will feature more than 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.

Click Here To Register Today!

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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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2016 TP&EE Registration Is Open!

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Organizers of the third Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE) announce that attendee registration on-line is open.

TP&EE will be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore. It is hosted by Timber Processing and Panel World magazines, produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions LLC, and caters to primary producers of lumber, plywood and engineered wood products.

The 2014 event attracted 1,700 industry producer personnel, representing 140 wood products companies and hundreds of lumber, veneer/plywood and engineered wood products mill operations. The event also attracts an international audience, with 22 countries represented in 2014. In addition, 1,000 exhibitor personnel were on hand.

Registration options remain the same as they were in 2014, meaning the event is free for those who register on-line. Registration at the show will be $20. The other on-line options include registration along with a beer & brat ticket for $15; registration for the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop on Thursday September 29 for $75 (which includes the exhibit floor pass and a beer and brat ticket); and registration for the Veneer-Based Manufacturing Workshop on Wednesday September 28 for $75 (again including the exhibit floor pass and a beer and brat ticket).

The event is moving into Hall E, which is a third larger than Hall D, where the event was held in 2014 on the Expo Grounds. The additional space has allowed the show to increase the size of its Beer Garden to allow for more seated area. Also, the event has added German and Italian pavilions, featuring machinery manufacturers from those countries.

Click here to register today!

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TP&EE Workshops Offer Big Bang For The Buck

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“It’s the best deal you’ll ever get on workshops exclusive to lumber and plywood manufacturing,” says Rich Donnell, show director of the Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE), which will be held October 15-17 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.

Donnell, who is also the editor-in-chief of Timber Processing and Panel World magazines, says 36 industry professionals will deliver presentations during the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop on Thursday, October 16, and the Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing and Engineered Lumber Workshop on Wednesday, October 15. Both workshops will be held in the meeting rooms above the expo floor in Hall D.

“One registration fee of $75 gets you admission to both workshops, or which ever parts of the workshops you want to attend,” Donnell says. “You also get admission to the expo floor for three days and a ‘beer and brat ticket.’ You really can’t beat this deal, considering the valuable information that will be presented.”

The Lumber Manufacturing Workshop on Thursday, October 16, will include three interactive presentations on saw filing & sawing performance; seven presentations on scanning & optimization; and nine presentations on sawmill operations and quality control.

The Veneer & Plywood Workshop on Wednesday, October 15, will include sessions on challenges faced by veneer based producers; achieving successes at a modern green veneer production operation; several sessions on peeling, drying and grading technology developments; and a panel discussion on meeting customer needs.

An afternoon session will cover developments and technologies in Cross Laminated Timber.

Candidate for governor of Oregon, House Rep. Dennis Richardson will lead off the Veneer & Plywood Workshop with a talk on critical issues for the northwest forest products industry.

You can view summaries of the presentations and the biographies of the presenters by going to ‘Attendee Info’ in the menu and clicking on ‘Workshop Information’. You can also register for the workshops by clicking here!

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