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TP&EE Portland Is Gearing Up

“Contrary to popular belief, there is still a lumber industry in the Northwest,” comments Rich Donnell, Show Director of the upcoming Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE) to be held October 17-19 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.

“Given all the announcements about new sawmills to be built in the Southern U.S., you’d think the Northwest lumber industry has become extinct,” Donnell says somewhat tongue-in-cheek.

“But if you’ve looked at Northwest lumber prices in the past year, soaring to all-time record highs, and the extremely high pace of lumber production in the region, well, the only thing that’s going extinct might be the northern spotted owl, which we know isn’t true either.”

TP&EE, held every other year, will be the fourth one produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions, an affiliate of Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc., which produces Timber Processing, Panel World and other magazines in the wood-based industries.

“Just like the economy, the TP&EE events have gotten better every time,” Donnell says. “2012, 2014, 2016 and I believe 2018 will have the most buzz yet.”

Donnell, who is also the editor-in-chief of Timber Processing, believes that those record lumber prices, and the continuing, steady advancement of new housing starts, now pushing 1.3 million annually in the U.S., means sawmills not only in the Northwest but throughout the U.S and Canada, have been running wide open to take advantage.

“I think what we’ll see, as TP&EE hits in October, is a new wave of machinery and technology inquiries and orders as these mills upgrade their sprinted-out production systems so they can continue to be part of the building products boom.

“Nobody wants to fall off, even for a moment,” Donnell adds. “But they also can’t allow their production lines to run out of gas, especially when the building economy is showing plenty of gas left in its tank.”

What that means, Donnell says, is that the approximately 175 exhibitors—that have already sold out 60,000 square feet of booth space in Hall E at the Portland Expo Center—better come “loaded for bear.”

Donnell says the trend for TP&EE this time is that many companies have purchased more square footage than they did previously, which means more “real” machinery on site.

“I love the layout of this year’s expo,” Donnell says. “And if you look at the exhibitors’ list, these are the established players in lumber, plywood and engineered wood products production machinery and technology. No Johnnies-come-lately in this bunch.”

The 2016 TP&EE attracted 1,600 industry (non-exhibitor) personnel, representing 110 forest products producer companies and hundreds of individual mill site operations.

Attendees came from 39 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, and 20 countries.

The event will again include a lineup of workshop presentations related to lumber, plywood and engineered wood products manufacturing. Those schedules and presenters will be announced this summer.

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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.

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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 Organizers Face Good Problem

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It’s a sell-out! Well, sort of, as organizers of the third Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE) are still considering whether to add exhibitor space for the event to be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.

Nearly 190 exhibitors have purchased all of the available space, 56,000 sq. ft., in the primary exhibit Hall E. Show organizers report that an exhibitor waiting list is growing and they’re considering additional space options connected to Hall E.

“It’s a tough call, and a lot of logistics and quality considerations go into adding space, so you have to tread carefully,” comments Show Director Rich Donnell. “We have several options to choose from, if we go in that direction. At the same time, you don’t like to turn exhibitors away.”

TP&EE moved from Hall D on the Expo Grounds in 2014 to the larger Hall E for this year’s event. Donnell said the amount of exhibit space sold inside compared to the 2014 event is up about 17,000 sq. ft. “In 2014, which was a sell-out in Hall D, we had several exhibitors outside in the front lot, and we’ve been able to move them inside into Hall E,” Donnell explains. “And we had exhibits in a connector room between Hall D and E in 2014, and they’ve gotten onto the main floor this time.

“We’ll figure out the exhibitor space situation,” he adds. “In the meantime we’re turning our attention to building attendance.”

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Daily Video Broadcasts Planned For Upcoming TP&EE

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Organizers of the upcoming Timber Processing & Energy Expo have announced that a daily video broadcast report will be aired from the event each afternoon.

TP&EE is scheduled October 15-17, 2014 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon. More than 160 exhibitors will be in attendance to display their technologies and services to primary producers of lumber, engineered wood products, panels and wood energy.

HB Media, an affiliate of show producer Hatton-Brown Expositions LLC, will produce and air a short video broadcast each afternoon of the event at 2:00pmPT/4:00pmCT/5:00pmET. The broadcasts will include video of the expo floor and interviews with exhibitors and attendees.

The daily broadcasts can be viewed on the TP&EE website by visiting the following link: www.timberprocessingandenergyexpo.com/video-coverage. The daily broadcasts will remain viewable on the site after they have aired each afternoon.

A promotional video is currently viewable on the site featuring Show Director and Hatton-Brown Publishers Editor-In-Chief Rich Donnell. You can view it by clicking on the link provided above.

FREE attendee registration is still open! You can register today by clicking here.

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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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