Sept 28-30, 2022
Portland, Oregon

Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing
and Engineered Lumber Workshop

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

9:10 a.m. Opening remarks and introductions by Fred Kurpiel, Program Co-Chairman

9:15 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Critical Issues in the Northwest Forest Products Industry

—Oregon Rep. Dennis Richardson

9:45 a.m.-10:10 a.m. Veneer Based Industry Producers Face a World of Challenges

—Dick Baldwin, Operating Partner, Atlas Holdings/New Wood Resources


10:25 a.m.-10:50 a.m. Newest Features of a New Turnkey Plywood Plant

—Martin Murphy, Senior Vice President, Raute North America

10:55 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Peeling Optimization—Lathe Scanning Technology, —Alan Knokey, Vice President, USNR

11:25 p.m.-11:50 a.m. Meeting Challenges and Achieving Successes at a Modern Green Veneer Production Operation

—Scott Weatherford, President, ATCO Wood Products

Break for Visit to Expo Floor

1:05 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Grading Veneer for Structural Applications

—Dan Uskoski, VP Sales, Metriguard

1:35 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Best Dryer Performance

—Mike Crondahl, President, Westmill Industries


2:10 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Development Overview

—Moderator Dominik Wolfschuetz, Market Research and Market Consulting, VDMA-German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Assn.

2:40 p.m.-3:05 p.m. Resource Efficient Systems for the Production of CLT

—Thomas Kühnelt, Project Manager, Weinig

3:10 p.m.-3:35 p.m. Practical Experiences in CLT Production

—Robert Falch, Managing Director, MINDA


3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Meeting Customer Needs

—Moderator Chris Seymour, Region Manager-Western Oregon Region, Boise Cascade; Dick Baldwin, Operating Partner, Atlas Holdings/New Wood Resources; Scott Weatherford, President, ATCO Wood Products