Page 26 Advertorial Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying IssueBENNETT FOREST INDUSTRIES’ New Mill Exceeding ExpectationsBy Terry MillerBennett Forest Industries’ new sawmill, located at the firm’s Grangeville, Idaho property, has already exceeded target production levels of50,000 board feet per hour. In June, the company marked its first day of hitting 1 million board feet.Grangeville, Idaho—Bennett ForestIndustries is a family business with deeproots in the Idaho lumber industry, and acompany that has been built on traditionand legacy spanning 68 years and fourgenerations.In February of 2006, to remain a longtermsupplier to its customers, and tobecome a more efficient producer, BennettForest Industries made a significant investmentin its future and in its customers bybuilding a new sawmill in Grangeville. Thisfacility was built at the site of the existingplaner mill to provide a one-site integratedoperation.According to Scott Atkison, the company’schief executive officer, “Our newsawmill, which was constructed from the‘ground up’ with the latest technology, isnow a world class lumber manufacturingfacility. We are now exceeding our targetproduction level of 50,000 bd. ft. per hour.We had our first 1 million ft. day (16 hours)in June.”Jim Scharnhorst, vice president of salesand marketing explained, “We have fourbasic species groupings and have the abilityto manufacture three product categoriesin our new mill—random-length dimension,Precision End Trim studs and randomlength boards.”Species manufactured at the Grangevillemill include Douglas Fir, White Fir, SPFs,Ponderosa Pine and Lodgepole Pine.Douglas Fir, White Fir, and SPFs are availablein 2x3, 2x4, 2x6 and 2x8. The mill hasthe capability to produce 2x10 and 2x12 ona limited basis.Doug Fir products include Lam stock,MSR, and premium studs, as well asSelect structural, Standard and Better, No.2 and Better, and low grade items.White Fir production is comprised of randomlength lumber in select structural, No.1 and Better, No. 2 and Better, Standardand Better, utility and economy, and a premiumstud product in 104-5/8 and 92-5/8.All White Fir products are grade stampedWhite Fir and contain no Hemlock.Cants travel through production in the new Grangeville sawmill.Bennett Forest’s Ponderosa Pine andLodgepole Pine product line includes 4/4Common boards and 8/4 dimension. Theseproducts are available in single length, fullunits and half-packs.Lodgepole Pine dimension products aregrade stamped SPFs. Products includeMSR, Select Structural, Premium studs, No.2 and Better, No. 3 and No. 4. PonderosaPine dimension products include Standard &Better, #2 & Better and low grade items.Scharnhorst said the new mill enablesBennett Forest to have a “more consistentsupply of products than we have had in thepast. Our annual production in board feet is80 million of White Fir, 60 million Douglas Fir,20 million Ponderosa Pine and 20 millionLodgepole Pine. All Bennett Forest productsare kiln-dried, heat treated, SFI certified andWARM SPRINGS FOREST PRODUCTS IND.Environmental Pride and Exciting Product LinesPaper wrapped units of finished product areready to ship.VERTICAL GRAIN - LAMSTOCK - INDUSTRIALS - DIMENSIONDOUG-FIR, HEM-FIRPONDEROSA PINEALL FSC CERTIFIEDSHIP: BNSF AND UPRRCONTACT: Janet Corbett541email@example.comLori Courtney541firstname.lastname@example.orgFSC CertifiedWARM SPRINGS, OREGONwww.wsfpi.comend-branded with the Bennett logo.”Bennett Forest’s new planer mill includes avalue and tally driven automated gradingsystem and a PET machine that has thecapability to precision-end-trim studs.“The Bennett brand has a strong reputationand is known to represent quality productsand service,” Scharnhorst said. “We strive toenhance our brand with consistent qualityand outstanding service to our partneraccounts.”The company ships its products via UnionPacific and Burlington Northern rail servicesand flatbed trucks and can quote deliveredprices to anywhere in the United States.Scharnhorst oversees sales, promotion,and marketing from the Coeur d’Alene salesoffice. The sales team of Scharnhorst, PatCarper and Andy Dunham offers more than60 years of sales and management experience.Julie Lenius serves as sales assistantand Katrina Lenius handles secretarialduties.Bennett Forest Industries has built its reputationthrough the years not only on the manufactureof quality products, but also on theability of its 140 employees to respect andrespond to customer requests.“We strive to serve our customers,” saidJohn Bennett, chief financial officer atBennett Forest Industries. “There hasalways been a consistent desire to havequality equipment in our mills and qualitypeople who are very skilled at what they do.”“As the new mill is nearing peak productionperformance,” Scharnhorst said, “our managementteam will continue to streamlineprocesses which will allow us to react to thechanging needs of our customers.”“With start-up issues behind us, we areable to better focus on consistent quality inour products, desired lengths, and flexibilityin tally and mixed-product loadings to meetour customers’ needs. Our new mill isexcelling in its capability to provide our salesteam the tools necessary for Bennett ForestIndustries to continue to be a long term partnerwith our customers.”•Please Visit Us AtBooth No. 453
October 2007 Page 27A Tradition of QualityStimProTMFingerjointStuds andDimension LumberStimsonfingerjointedStimPro TMstudsprovide topperformanceand have anexcellentreputationwithcontractors,remodelersand do-ityourselfers.800-445-9758StimPro TM fingerjointed framinglumber and studs meet or exceedindustry specifications. Downfall isalso minimized with Stimsonfingerjoint products. Fingerjointeddimension lumber and studs carry thesame design values as their solid lumbercounterparts, making them 100%interchangeable.Product Description● StimPro TM fingerjoints run across the faceof the stud, better aligning the edges andminimizing offset.● Fingerjoint adhesive is 100% exterior glue.● Precision end triming is available up to 14 ft.● Double end trimming is available up to 40 ft.● All edges are 1/4-inch eased.● Stimson fingerjoint lumber has certfiedexterior joints, stamped “CERT EXT JNTS”.SpeciesAll kiln dried 19% or less.● Fir Larch● Spruce, Pine, Fir (SPF-s)● WhitewoodSizes● 2 x 4● 2 x 6● Lengths up to 40 ft.Grades● Stud● No. 2 and Better● Industrial GradesCode AcceptancesFingerjointed studs are accepted by the InternationalBuilding Code as well as the ModelBuilding Codes (UBC, BOCA, Southern Standard)which are in effect in some jurisdictions.Quality ControlStimson fingerjoints are continually tested toinsure the bond is sound and meet exteriorstandards. Individual pieces are then systematicallyselected for load testing to assurebending and tension forces meet or exceedthose for the same grade in conventionalframing. Each piece is WWPA grade markedas “Certified Exterior Joints” for both verticaland horizontal applications, while improvingstability.
Page 28 Advertorial Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying IssuePrimeTECH Continues Product InnovationGrafton, Mass.—In the face of theever-changing building materials market,PrimeTECH, based here, continuesto innovate. The company’s mostimportant advancement to-date is thecreation of a high-end line of coatingscalled Ze-VO, which contain zero-VOC emissions (volatile organic compounds).These coatings include oilprimers that penetrate and acrylic topcoatswith long-term durability.the market. PrimeTECH manages theproduction and packaging process toensure consistency and they alsodevelop sales tools and train the salesstaff.“It’s important to find the most effectiveway of telling your customers whyyour product is a better value,” saidConnelly, adding, “You can’t expectthem to simply figure it out based on alist of its features. Call attention to itDOWNES & READER OffersDurable Iron S ick ®PrimeTECH, based in Grafton, Mass., recently introduced a new high-end line of coatings called Ze-VO,which contain zero-VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions. Above, the oil primer shows how itkeeps water out.The “green” nature of these coatingsplaces them squarely at the cuttingedge of the next wave of machinecoatedwood products. The high qualityof the coatings ensures PrimeTECHand the Ze-VObrand name atthe front of thepack.“We’re extremelypleased withthe outcome ofyears ofresearch andbelieve ourpatent-pendingcoating line willchange the industry,” said DennisConnelly, PrimeTECH chief operatingofficer.Since PrimeTECH began innovatingbranded siding and trim products,many have trod in this new pathcarved into the market. “PrimeTECHmakes the products that you sell, lastforever,” Connelly said. “We wanteveryone in the world to know thisbecause it’s a great message and it’sgood news to our industry and our customers.”Specific substrates are selected,coatings are chosen to meet a marketneed, and the whole product is repackagedto reflect its new use and place inA white board is shown displaying a Ze-VO endtag.and make sure that if they don’t buy it,that it’s for the right reasons.”Eric Churchill, chief executive officer,summed up why this kind of marketingis so important, “We’ve seen productsthat would otherwisego unnoticedturn intohome runsbecause eachstep in theprocess wasplanned, finetuned,and wellexecuted.”Dennis andEric are at theTraders Market this year in booth No.141 and are available to discuss yourspecific product lines and marketopportunities.•Please Visit Us AtBooth No. 141S t o u g h t o n , M a s s . —Ironstick ® stacking sticks areimported by Downes andReader Hardwood Co., basedhere. These kiln sticks are madefrom South America’s hardestw o o d s — C u m a r u ,Macaranduba, and Ipe. Thesewoods are much harder thanthose made from Oak, Ash, andthe sticks made fromApitong/Keruing and haveproven to be the most durable.They are dense and stable, andprocess easily through a varietyof automated sticking systems.Minimal sapwood and freedomfrom knots ensures the longestservice life.Quality and durability make theIron Stick stacking sticks themost cost effective solution forthe industry.Iron Stick is manufactured Flator Fluted “Dog Boned” profiledin 3/4” X 1 1/4” X 4 ft., 6 ft., and8 ft., 7/8” X 1 1/4” X 4 ft., 6 ft.and 8 ft. sizes. Also Flat profile3/4” X 1 1/2” X 4 ft., 6 ft., and 8ft. sizes.The Iron Stick program wasdesigned and implemented byWilliam von der Goltz, the managerof the import/export divisionof D&R located inGreensboro, N.C.von der Goltz, a native fromBrazil and a second generationworker in the imported hardwoodsindustry, has traveled tothe Amazon basin many timesduring the last 25 years. Fromhis first hand experience he canassure you that the sticks programhas created jobs andhelped the mills to better utilizethese wood resources, thusminimizing waste.The manufacturingis laborintensiveand so isthe qualitycontrol.Everypiece isinspectedt w i c ebeforebeingfinallyapprovedby a D&R local representative.“We grew a lot during the lastfour years,” says von der Goltz,“and the phase of experimentationis long gone. Quality hasimproved significantly, helpingus to develop a consistent customerbase. Iron Stick is here tostay.”In addition to Iron Stick,Downes and Reader is a directimporter of hardwoods andwood products from SouthAmerica and Africa. The productsare shipped from the company’sfacilities inMassachusetts, Pennsylvania,Alabama, and Louisiana.D&R also purchases green andkiln dried materials, and WhitePine lumber from a variety ofdomestic mills.•
October 2007 Page 29I Hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I doand I understand.-ConfusciousOCHOCO LUMBER, a Family of Timber CompaniesDoing Business Since1927.Understanding Your Business for 80 YearsDeschutes Pine SalesSpecializing in Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Inland Fir/Larch and Hem-Fir products.Introducing Kiln Dried Hardwoods, Dimension and Imported Hardwood Plywood, ClearVertical Grain Douglas Fir and Western Red CedarCall today: 1-541-389-5000E-mail: email@example.comMalheur Lumber Co.QUALITY PONDEROSA PINEProud Producer of 4/4, 5/4 and 6/4 ProductsNOW PRODUCING DOUG FIR/LARCH & WHITE FIR DIMENSIONContact: ART ANDREWS 541-575-1148 • FAX: 541-575-2512E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgOchoco Lumber Co. Eastwww.ochoco.ltATRADITION OF QUALITY PRODUCER OF RUSSIAN SPRUCE & PINE BOARD, FJ-SELECTS & COMMONS4/4 & 5/4 UP TO 18’CONTACT:PATTERNS AVAILABLEAsk About Our Recycled TimbersBRAD CAMPBELL541-447-4164FAX: 541-382-6131E-mail: email@example.comOchoco InternationalSERVING CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS IN MORE THAN 15 COUNTRIES WITH OFFICESIN WASHINGTON, OREGON, INDIANA, AND SOUTH AMERICA.SPECIALIZING IN INDUSTRIAL PINE &HEMLOCK LUMBER, MOULDING & MILLWORK, STAIR PARTS,DOOR COMPONENTS AND HARDWOOD FLOORINGVisit us at Ochoco-international.comwww.ochocolumber.com
Page 30 Advertorial Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying IssueHAMPTON AFFILIATES:Investing for New OpportunitiesPortland, Ore.—In late 2006 and into2007, Hampton Affiliates joined much ofthe forest products industry in bearing thebrunt of the downturn caused by the slowingof U.S. housing starts. But this expectedcyclical downturn has not madeHampton cautious or pessimistic.“We continue to make significant capitalinvestments in our sawmills to improve efficiency,”explained Mike Phillips, presidentof Hampton Lumber Sales. “We’re positioningHampton to hold steady in thedownturnand thriveas the housingmarketrevives inthe comingyears.”In 2006,Hamptondidn’t justupgrade itsmills. Thecompanya l s oacquired an89 percentinterest inthe Babineand DeckerL a k eSawmillsnear BurnsLake in BritishColumbia,Canada, fromWest FraserTimber Co. Ltd.The BurnsLake NativeDevelopmentCorporationowns an 11percent interestin the mills andwill retain itsshare.Together, theCanadian millshave thecapacity to produceapproximately365 millionboard feetof lumber annually.The SPFlumber producedat thesemills expandsHampton’s millproductsbeyond thecompany’s tradi t i o n a lDouglas Firand Hemlocklumber. Theacquisition hasalso enabledHampton to add new customers inCanada, the U.S. and Japan.With the addition of the Canadian mills,Hampton now operates seven mills. Thecompany’s total capacity is approximately2 billion board feet, making Hampton theseventh largest lumber producer in NorthAmerica, moving up from ninth last year.Hampton remains the fifth largest producerin the U.S.The company says it is also proud to operatethe nation’s largest single-site producerof lumber, its flagship mill in Willamina,Ore. Hampton’s 65-year history began withthe Willamina operation in 1942.The company is one of Oregon’s largestprivately held companies and ranked No.286 on Forbes list of the largest privatecompanies. Hampton now employs morethan 1,700 people in three states andBritish Columbia.For all its size, Hampton remains a familyownedbusiness that remains true to itslong-term history of dedication to customers,employees and the communities inwhich the company operates. The companybrings this same spirit of service andcommitment to its new operations in BritishColumbia.Hampton has also redoubled its commitmentto sustainable business and forestrypractices. According to a companyspokesperson, first and foremost, the companycarefully manages its 167,000 acresof timberland, employing practices thatmake its forests productive while protectingwildlife and fish habitats and preservingsoil, water and air quality. Through uncompromisingland stewardship, including par-ticipation in the Sustainable ForestryInitiative, Hampton will meet the lumberneeds of the present and the future.Hampton is also bringing its environmentalcommitment to its mills. The companyrecently brought online a state-of-the-artcogeneration plant at its Darrington, Wash.,mill. This plant’s waste wood-fired boilersproduce heat for new dry kilns and generateelectricity, which is sold back to theSnohomish County Public Utility District.The efficiency of the new cogenerationplant improvesHampton’scompetitiveness,whilealso benefitingthe environment.To furtherenhanceDarringtonoperations,Hampton alsois making asubstantialinvestment in2007 in a newstate-of-the-Hampton’s 2006 acquisition of two mills at Babine and Decker Lake,British Columbia, adds 365 million board feet of SPF to the company’sannual production.Mill byproducts fuel a new cogeneration plant that heats theDarrington mill’s dry kilns and generates electricity, which issold to the local PUD.art planerfacility. A newboiler and drykilns at theR a n d l e ,Wash., mill alsobrings greater efficiencyand capacityto the company.Hampton is nowevaluating the newCanadian mills forupgrades. At all itsfacilities, the companycontinuallylooks for ways toimprove efficiencyand minimize theimpact on the environment.Hampton excels atmanufacturing andsupplying exceptionalforest products,including specialtyitems such asmolding, stepping,clears and verticalgrain flooring, aswell as commoditylumber, panel andengineered woodproducts. At thesame time, thecompany alsomaintains industryleadingservices tobring these productsto customersRail cars are loaded at the Willamina facility, which the company on time and onsays is the nation’s largest single-site lumber mill.budget.Lumber from theHampton mills is sold exclusively by thecompany’s sales affiliate, Hampton LumberSales, which operates from the company’sheadquarters in Portland, Ore. Members ofthe sales team work closely with buyers tomeet special needs, from customized productsto rush shipments.Hampton feels it provides a competitiveadvantage to a diverse range of customers,including home builders, commercial constructioncompanies and retailers, by offeringremanufacturing, reloading and transportationservices. The company’s own railcar fleet helps streamline transportationoperations, which means customers areassured of just-in-time delivery.While 2006 enabled Hampton to take itsnext steps in expanding capacity andimproving services, it was also a sad yearfor the company. On March 15, 2006, longtimeleader John Hampton died after battlingcancer. Fortunately, he left behind asound strategy for managing the companythat bears his family’s name—during up anddown markets.“We’re staying true to John’s vision,” saidMike Phillips. “John believed that environmentalresponsibility, economic growth andsustainable forestry were all part of a virtuouscycle. It’s an honor for all of us atHampton Affiliates to keep John’s spirit aliveby continually enhancing our forestry andmill practices and striving to meet our customers’every need.”•P l e a s e V i s i t U s A tB o o t h N o . 3 1 1WASKA Introduces New FactoryCoated Cedar Shingle OptionClair, N.B.—About seven years ago,Daniel LeVasseur, President and GeneralManager of Waska, after just completingupgrading its White Cedar shingle mill,decided it was time to develop a wholenew technology in the Cedar shingle coatingprocess. Waska wanted to become oneof the premier shingle manufacturers andfactory finishers in North America.State-of-the-art machine coat equipmentwas installed and came on line in July ofthat year which produces a color-coatedWhite Cedarshingle.According tothe companyproductionwith thisnew primingoperation iseight timesfaster thanthe old one.A new tintingmachinea l l o w sWaska tomatch anycolor producedbyany paintmanufacturer.“The shinglenevertouches aconveyor untilit is dry andready forpackaging,which givesus uniformityin every shingle,”saidJean LouisLeVasseur,BusinessDevelopmentManager.“We areunique in thefact that wedo all the processinghereat one facility,”JeanLouis said.“We purchasethe logs withinabout 150miles, runthem througha sawmill,manufactureshingles,kiln drythem andpaint them.Some of ourcompetitorsmanufacturetheshingles butcontract outthe paintingor viceversa.”The advantageofdoing all theprocessesunder oneroof is qualitycontrol.Customerswill knowwhat toexpect every shipment, he said.“We do everything we can to ensure qualityin every step of the process,” JeanLouis said. “We have the latest technologyin the shingle mill, which was developed byus and an engineering firm. All of oursawyers have codes, and every code isimprinted on every shingle produced, sowe know which one produced which shingle.It is all about uniformity and that’s whatwe provide.”“We market factory coated shingles usingOlympic’s Machine Coat, WeatheringStain (Bleached) and then we sell justnatural shingles,” Daniel said. “We useOlympic stains and paints. On a one-coatsolid application, Olympic gives a five-yearwarranty and 12 years on a semi-transparent.For two-coat products, they give a 15-year warranty. We give a 40-year warrantyon the shingle against rot or wintering.”Ben LeVasseur, who joined the Waskateam in 2005, as the Sales and MarketingDirector, said, “We are very proud to nowoffer the Olympic/PPG 25-year warranty onthe two coats color-coated finish on primedsurfaces. This gives a valuable option toconsumers who want a hands off andextremely long lasting finish.”Grades of Cedar wood shingles include:R&R shingles, Extra Grade A, Clear GradeB, Second Clear Grade C, Clear Walls andUtility Grade D. Operating two shifts yearround, withabout 65employees,Waska is oneof the largestWhite Cedarshingle manufacturersinNorth America.Waska hasbeen a majorWhite Cedarshingle manufacturersince1969, sincethat time thecompany hasDaniel LeVasseur, president and general manager of Waska, located inClair, N.B., holds a box of Machine Coated Cedar shingles.Jean Louis LeVasseur, business development manager, stands infront of a pallet of Weathering Stain Cedar shingles.grown toinclude Aspenor Cedar lath,Cedar boards,pickets, shims,R&R shinglesand color coatedR&R shingles.The companymanufacturesabout 3 millionboard feet of Cedarboards, T&Gboards and mouldedpickets annually.Of the total productionabout 95 percentis utilized infence building,while the remaindergoes into interiorfinishing.Waska also producesAspen andCedar laths in avariety of sizes.These are usedmainly for constructionpurposes andfor the fabrication ofsand and snowfences.“We ship all overthe United Statesand Canada,”Daniel said. “Weare always lookingfor valuabledistributors.”The company is amember of theMaritime LumberBureau, whichvisits Waskamonthly to makesure the companyis producing ongrade.“We areconstantly updatingand upgrading,”PierreMichaud, director,said. “We do notwant to sit idle, sowe are proactive.”Ben LeVasseur, sales and marketing director, holds up the new“When you seeWaska Stock Color sample board, in front of the kiln drying plant.the Waska name,you are guaranteeda high quality product. Our top priorityhas always been and will always be to offerour valued customer the very best producton the market,” Daniel concluded.The management at Waska wants tostress the fact that all the latest technologyand all the millions spent on improvingmachines is not worth much if there are notcompetent people working the machines.“At Waska, we are quite fortunate to havevery dedicated and ambitious people workingat our plants,” Jean Louis said. “Theyregard their work and workmanship ashighly important for themselves, for thecompany and for all the very satisfiedWaska customers since 1969. We feel verygrateful to have such a good group of people.”•
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Page 32 Advertorial Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying IssueRICHARDSON LUMBER: Specializing In Custom TimbersBy Terry MillerLarge Fir timber is surfaced at Richardson Lumber and ManufacturingCo.’s sawmill, located in Dallas, Texas.D a l l a s , T e x a s —RichardsonLumber and Manufacturing Co.,located here, has been serving theconstruction industry for almost 60years, and is one of the leaders incustom millwork and manufacturingof customized timbers. Richardsonhas the capabilities of deliveringproducts throughout the UnitedStates.“We serve wholesale distributionyards throughout Texas, Missouri,Need long timbers?Life’s too short to waste time.VISIT US AT BOOTH #240Call Zip-O-Log for timbers up to 52'.Call the Zip-O-Log Timber Teamfor outstanding solid-sawn timbersand unmatched attention to detail.Sales 541-343-5854A surfaced order waits to be shipped to SanAntonio, Texas.Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico,Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas,Florida and the Carolinas,” saidBobby Crowley, general manager atRichardson Lumber. “We have thefacilities, expertise and experience tomeet the needs of any stocking distributorin North America. In addition,we do a lot of reman work for wholesalersand wholesale distributors. Weare very specialized, because wedon’t want to be someone who just●●●sells timbers. Richardson Lumber isable to offer wholesale products withunparalleled service and quality.”In addition to the new Tru-DryTMproducts, the company offers custompatterns, rafter tails, trailer flooring,corbels, surfacing, resaw boards anddimension, rip board and dimension,most SYP patterns, precision endtrimming and saw texture.Richardson stocks No. 1 and Bettergreen Douglas Fir in sizes up toForty-foot 12" x 18" timbers areprepared for shipping at Zip-O-Log’sEugene, Oregon sawmill.The warmth and natural beauty of Douglas firtimbers for exposed timber applicationsWe select trees that meet size and quality criteriafrom environmentally managed Douglas fir forests.Zip-O’s hand-crafted production enables customsizes up to 52' lengths and 48" x 48" dimensions.● Rough sawn or surfaced (up to 20" x 28") –clear-wax end seal and anti-stain treatmentRichardson Lumber’s key personnel include Jamie Hursh, back left; Steven Rogers,sitting; and Bobby Crowley, far right.20x20 and lengths up to 40 feet; No. 1and Better Appearance Western RedCedar in 16x16 and lengths up to 32feet; and Oak timbers up to 12x12 andin lengths up to 20 feet. The firm isalso able to provide larger sizes ifrequested.Richardson Lumber is a member ofthe Lumbermen’s Assoc. of Texas.The company provides products to avariety of custom design and fabricationcompanies. Richardson will sendboth raw materials and finished productsfor custom homes, commercialbuildings, restaurants and many otherapplications.Forest Grove Lumber Co. Inc. hastaken pride in its products over thepast half-century the company hasbeen in operation, and part of thatpride comes from the patented dryingprocess—the trademarked Tru-Dry.Recently, Richardson Lumber andManufacturing Co., another trustedname in the lumber industry, becamethe first exclusive stocking distributorin Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana ofthe radio frequency vacuum kiln-driedtimbers manufactured by ForestGrove Lumber.According to Eddie Smalling, a salesrepresentative at Forest GroveLumber, the Tru-Dry TM processenables Forest Grove to dry largesizedtimbers—up to 40 feet inlength—with exceptional quality andappearance, as well as sound structuralintegrity. The process of usingradio frequency vacuum kilns driesbeams evenly, to the core, to minimizedrying defects, such as checking, cuppingand twisting.“We are drying 19 percent or less allthe way to the center of the beam witha balanced moisture content,”Smalling explained. “We get less than2 percent differential from the coremoisture to the shell moisture, so thebeam is evenly dried and very stable.”The Tru-Dry TM products are marketedfor use in various ways, includingcommercial and residential building.“Tru-Dry TM timbers are used in highendarchitectural applications, suchas timber frame trusses, customhomes and commercial applicationswhere they are highly visible andextremely stable,” Smalling said.Forest Grove Lumber Co. Inc. isheadquartered in McMinnville, Ore.,where the company has a 25-acrewholesale operation, with 12 millionboard feet of inventory, and movesapproximately 8 million board feet permonth. The company dries 350,000 to400,000 board feet of large CoastalDouglas Fir timbers per month aswell. The McMinnville facility has sixkiln chambers producing the Tru-Dry TMtimbers, in addition to one kiln at thelocation in Goose Creek, B.C.Eugene, Oregon541-343-7758 • Fax 541-683-4241www.zipolog.com● Unsurpassed sales and product support –get the right timber at the right time.•
October 2007 Advertorial Page 33KING FOREST Doubles Production With Mill ExpansionBy Terry MillerAnita LaTulippe, controller, Kerri Drake, receptionist andBarbara Davis, purchasing, are among key personnel atKing Forest Industries, located in Wentworth, N.H.W e n t w o r t h , N . H . —King ForestIndustries Inc. has been a leadingprovider of Eastern White Pine lumberfor many years. Recent modernizationand expansion of the planing mill, whichmore than doubled the mill’s size, willallow greater production and flexibility.KFI produces about 30 million board feetannually. The increased capability willallow many more patterns and services.Most of that production is comprised of4/4 boards in all grades certified by theNortheasternLumbermen’sManufacturing Assoc. (NELMA), as wellas 4/4 shop, 5/4 and 6/4 heavy shop, 8/4shop, 6x8, 8x8 and 6x12 log cabinblanks.The company’s recent expansionaffords King Forest “a much bigger pieceof the market,” according to BobDavison, sales manager. “When the marketis healthy, everybody is looking forextra lumber to turn into pattern. We’retaking the bull by the horns by building alarge new facility, and we’ve got cuttingedge machinery for it. We’re looking forwardto producing patterns for years tocome in our new planer mill.”Davison noted that King Forest nowplans to specialize in approximately adozen patterns that have proven mostpopular with customers.“We aren’t all things to all people,”Davison said, “but we can offer specificproducts and services to a significantmarket and make quite an impact doingso.”King Forest’s kilns can easily accommodatethe increase in pattern productionsince the company’s drying capacity is1.3 million board feet. Davison noted thatthe firm “gently dries” its lumber, whichminimizes down grade, splitting and cuppingproblems.“Problems occur within the wood if it’sdried too fast,” said Davison. “Slow, gentledrying avoids a lot of problems, suchas wet spots. With Pine, we can’t avoidall wet spots, but the drying process weuse drastically diminishes their appearance.”King Forest’s production requires largekiln capacity because, “we do a lot of 5/4and 6/4 heavy shop, as well as 8/4shop,” added Davison, “and it takes along time to dry those boards, so wemust be able to consistently maintainhigh kiln capacity. Most of our lumber isdried to between 10- to 12- percent,even though NELMA rules allow the lumberto be wetter than that. We’ve foundthat our customers want lumber qualitythat’s dry and consistent. So drying is avery critical part of production of ourShop and Pine lumber. We also kiln-drythe industrial lumber, which some millsdon’t.”The kilns at King Forest are fueled bywoodwaste, and a 600-horsepowersteam boiler produces steam and electricityfor the kilns, in addition to heat forthe building.The bulk of the company’s customersare comprised of wholesalers and wholesaledistributors, as well as many majordoor and window manufacturers, whichare located across the United States.King Forest wraps all lumber in a highquality, fitted paper cover prior to transportat no additional charge to customers,and prides itself on its ability toship well-packaged lumber on time.Davison said, “When the product arrivesat the customers’ locations, the load isBob Vincelette oversees shipping, receiving and inventory management atKing Forest.very uniform, very well packaged andprotected, and that speaks well of thepride we take in the products we make.And, we stamp ‘Made In USA’ on all ourshipment covers, because we believepeople in this country should take pridein the production of American lumber.”Several key personnel, in addition toDavison and owner/president John King,lead the 100-person staff at King Forest.They are: Jerry Bixby, planer mill supervisor;Kevin Godfrey, sawmill supervisor;Anita LaTullipe, controller; ScottO’Meara, computer technology; KenSutherland, head forester; and JimGowen, maintenance.King Forest is an active member of theNorth American Wholesale LumberAssoc. and NELMA.“All of us at King Forest enjoy producingquality lumber that someone can use intheir home or office, for example,”Davison said. “It’s rewarding to know thatwe play a part in guiding and furtherdeveloping wood products.“As for the future of King ForestIndustries, we will continually look forways to expand and improve. JohnKing Forest Industries Inc. is a leading provider of Eastern White Pine lumber.(King) provides excellent vision for thecompany as a leader and he is committedto employing good people to implementhis plans, as well as the freedom todo that work to the best of their ability. It’sa team effort here.”•
Page 34 Advertorial Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying IssueHow Boise ® Plans Room Can Help You Build StrongWorking Relationships With HomebuildersNow, help your builders manage projects better online with Boise Plans Room.Your builders can always have current plans available to theirproject team members.Project team members can mark up plans and coordinate changesinstantly online.Boise, Idaho—Boise Engineered WoodProducts continues to gain marketshare in2007 from supplying profitable value-addedproducts and services to its channel partners—dealerswho sell Boise engineeredwood products and homebuilders who buyfrom them. While other manufacturers hopeto someday offer these value-added services,Boise forges ahead with more and more servicessuch as Boise ® Plans Room, whichenables dealers to post builders’ plans onlinefor better project management, shorter cycletimes, and improved profitability. Here’s howit works:Obsolete Paper vs. Up-to-DateElectronics:Successful building projects depend onmultiple parties and contractors having timelyaccess to project blueprints. Contractorshave typically managed this process byprinting several paper copies of blueprintsand either mailing or hand delivering them toteam members involved in the project.Because plans often change, it can be difficultto assure that all team members areworking with the most current set of plans.CLEAN, SMOOTH, BEAUTIFUL.(THE LUMBER. NOT US.)OUR YELLOW PINE’S BEEN ALL OF THE ABOVE,BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE HAVE TO“DRESS UP” TO THOSE STANDARDS.WHOLESALE & EXPORTSouthern Yellow PineChip MillAnd without accurate, real-time information itis increasingly difficult for builders to managefor profitability. To help its customers managemore successful businesses, Boise has createdBoise Plans Room, an efficient, time andmoney-saving way to manage constructionprojects.Managing for Profitability:Boise Plans Room is a management toolenabling homebuilders to manage buildingprojects through the planning and buildingstages. This software application allows Boisecustomers to post electronic drawing files to aBEAUTIFUL LUMBERBEAUTIFUL PRICESCALL 252-771-24971443 Northside RoadElizabeth City, NC 27909www.jwjoneslumber.comsecure internet-based repository of informationfor each individual project – to communicate,track, update redlines, do takeoffs,archive all project related information,and organize it for future use. 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October 2007 Advertorial Page 35Making The Grade And Keeping It Fresh:NELMA Establishes Innovative Industry ToolNELMA’s new innovative Swatchbook provides Eastern White Pinegrade characteristic information design elements in a portable, functionalformat.Capturing the detailed characteristics within each grade, crispphotography of the reference guide provides a throughoverview of the five primary lumber grades.Cumberland, Maine—The NortheasternLumber Manufacturers Assoc. (NELMA) isa valuable industry resource for the lumberbusiness chain. Lumber mills, wholesalers,retailers, architects, builders,designers, and export wood packagersuse NELMA as a ready resource for information,education and guidance. Mostrecently, the association has redevelopeda popular industry tool into a new, innovativeformat.The Photo Reference Guide to EasternWhite Pine Lumber Grades can now befound in a new set-up that allows ease ofuse and portability. The reference guideprovides a thorough overview of informationon the five primary lumber grades: D& Better Select, Finish, Premium,Standard, and Industrial; now conveyedeven more clearly through revised, crispphotography that details characteristicswithin each grade.“The motivation to revise and redevelopthe existing piece stemmed from NELMA’sgoal to increase awareness of NewEngland’s lumber industry resources andgrade standards, by keeping our educationpieces fresh and current,” said JeffEasterling, president of NELMA. “Withdetailed photography of the five primarygrades of Eastern White Pine, the gradesheets provide users the option of selectingthe layout that best compliments theirintent to use.”The original format of the referenceguide remains in the traditional 8 1/2 x 11information packet featuring the fivegrades. The second, more inventive formatwas created to appeal to both architectsand designers, among others whowould benefit from its convenient size.Inspired by a swatch book fan, similar towhat is typically seen as a painter’s pantonecolor reference, the new format rests8 x 1 3/4 inches, conveying the five gradesthrough sections that can be individuallysorted through while remaining bound asone piece.The information on the swatches provideall of the same Eastern White Pine gradecharacteristic information and design elementsas the traditional sheets, yet in aportable, functional format. Since itsrelease, the new photo reference guidehas been well received by NELMA’sdiverse membership and their end-usecustomers of their products.Continuing to serve as a valuableresource for the lumber industry, NELMA’sredesigned tools provide important industryinformation in accessible formats.Whether users are looking to sourceEastern White Pine, are in need of gradestandards, or are simply researching aspecific grade appearance for projects,the new swatch book presents all of thenecessary information in a manageableformat. The photo reference guide hasalso been successfully incorporated as ageneral marketing item by Eastern WhitePine manufacturers. 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Page 38 Advertorial Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying IssueWARM SPRINGS LUMBERStrikes BalanceWarm Springs, Ore.—Being successfulin any business is all about finding theright balance. At Warm Springs ForestProducts Industries (WSFPI), located about120 miles from Portland, the firm has foundbalance between quality lumber productsand environmental pride, which is often difficultto do in the lumber business.“When we achieved FSC Certification inJanuary of 2004, we had no one to sell to,”said Janet Corbett, sales manager of thecompany. “There was no market with achain of custody, so we had to go out andknock on doors and educate our customers.Today, thereare probably50 companiesthathave chain ofcustody forour products.”That is a testamentto thecompany’stremendousamount ofhard workover the lastthree years,letting peopleknow that theproduct isavailable andto begin todevelop marke t s .Basically,WSFPI startedfromscratch eventhough thesawmill hasbeen in operationfor over40 years.“When weare certifiedthen our distributorsneedto be certified,”Corbettsaid. “We canprove our foresthas a certi f i c a t ethrough thesawmill andour customershave certificates.Thelumber can betracked all theway back tothe log site.”W a r mSprings ForestProductsIndustries,nestled alongthe banks ofthe DeschutesRiver at the base of the beautiful Easternslopes of the Cascade mountain range,manufactures about 350,000 board feet oflumber per day, mainly in Doug and HemFir, along with Ponderosa Pine.“We are considered an inland mill becauseof our location east of the Cascade mountains,”Corbett said. “As a result all of ourspecies are tight grained because of theslow growth on this side of the mountains,which makes our products perfect for thedoor and moulding industry.”Additionally, the firm manufactures dimensionlumber up to 20 feet, shop, mouldinggrade, laminate grade stock, as well as timbersof various lengths, grades and thicknesses.Some special logs were recently harvestedoff the Confederate Tribes of the WarmSprings Reservation that had grains sotight the rings could hardly be counted.“There were probably 8 to 15 rings perinch, so it is exceptionally tight grained,”Corbett said. “The door manufacturers lovethe 2x5 vertical grain. It is a beautiful productand we only get so many of those logs,so we look for partners and customers whoappreciate it, or we don’t cut it.”The company introduced ForestStewardship Council-certified timbersabout a year ago.“Our customers are impressed that wehave such a quality log,” she said. “We canmake free of heart centers. No.1, and fineBy Wayne Millergrained up to 20 feet. We make 6x6, 8x8,10x10 and 12x12. The biggest plus for us isthat the industry could not provide enoughFSC timbers, so now we are making 4x4through 4x12 FSC as well.”Most of the WSFPI products are soldthrough wholesale distributors. To ship itsproducts, the company utilizes commoncarriers and has a rail siding located inMadras, Ore., not far from the mill. A company-ownedtruck hauls lumber from themill to the rail siding.The mill, with a small log side and a largelog side, is equipped with state-of-the-arttechnology.For examplean ArmstrongVariSharpcomputerWarm Springs Forest Products Industries (WSFPI), located in WarmSprings, Ore., offers numerous quality lumber products that are wellreceived in the industry.The facility, which nests along the banks of the Deschutes River near theCascade Mountains, includes five Nardi and two Wellons dry kilns, witha capacity of 700,000 board feet per charge.gives theoperator thecapabilities ofgrinding variablepitchpatterns.“The biggestreason for thecomputer isthat it keepsthe harmonicvibrationsdown, whichcauses washboard,adefect thatwill have tobe planedout,” saidD a v eGarrett, sawfiling supervisor.The planersorting systemhas 15trays andthere are fiveNardi drykilns andtwo Wellonsdry kilns fora capacity of700,000board feetper charge.The mill literallysits onthe 660,000-acre NativeAmericanreservation,of whicha b o u t300,000acres isforestland.“About 90percent ofwhat weharvestcomes fromthe triballand, which again is all FSC certified,”Corbett said. “That is about 42 million boardfeet annually off our own lands, the remaindercomes from other sources.”One unique aspect about WSFPI is that 75percent of the company employees are tribalmembers or married into the tribe.The Warm Springs Reservation is home ofthe Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute tribesand is inhabited by over 4,000 tribal members,most of whom live on the reservation.Long before Europeans set foot on theNorth American continent, the three tribesof the Warm Springs Reservation — theWasco, the Walla Walla (later called theWarm Springs), and the Paiute had developedsocieties beside the Columbia River,the Cascade Mountains, and other parts ofOregon. Today, they have a tribal councilthat governs the reservation, including thesawmill.In addition to Corbett, other key personnelinclude J. Mark Jackson, chief executiveofficer, and Lori Courtney, assistant salesmanager.WSFPI is a member of the North AmericanWholesale Lumber Assoc. and the WesternWood Products Assoc. Earlier this year,Corbett was the first woman to be electedto the WWPA board and to chair the associationsexport committee. The companywill be showcasing its products at theupcoming Traders Market.•A large Douglas Fir log prepares to go into the VG (vertical grain) product.P l e a s e S e e U s A t B o o t h N o . 4 1 2 !SCOOPSOFT TM : Software ThatDelivers Results!This software evaluation checklist shows a list of criteria to help you select ERP (enterprise resource planning)software.A Fully Integrated ManagementSystem for the Wood ProductsIndustryThe industry has specific and complexneeds that differ from the generic manufacturingindustry. 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Senior executives, financialofficers, sales, human resources, productionmanagers and procurement officersmay each use a separate managementsystem and gather different data.The proliferation of these systems,which are not necessarily compatible oradapted to their specific industry,reduces their efficiency and leads to:• Considerable wasted time• A complex month-end process• Less accurate decision-making• Poor customer service• Late deliveries• Excess inventories and inaccuratecost informationWith Scoopsoft, customers canobtain management information, controlinventories in real time, share databetween various departments in a singleintegrated system and much more. Anon-integrated information system producesislands of information scatteredacross the enterprise, which is a handicapin this highly competitive industry.Scoopsoft’s totally integrated systemswill help you to compete better in themarketplace and be a lower-cost producer.Implementation MethodologyScoopsoft has a unique implementationapproach, in which their team ofindustry professionals works side-bysidewith the client to implement a company-wideERP (enterprise resourceplanning) system tailored to specificbusiness requirements. It is not strictly asoftware tool, but it will also help youbetter manage your business and makesure your business processes arealigned with your corporate objectives.“In only four weeks, we were able toimplement the ERP at our new operation,”said Lynn Damon, director offinancial analysis at Rosboro, locatedin Springfield, Ore.Select from a Suite of IntegratedModules Offered at a Flexible PriceAll management processes are integratedin this system, from procurementto distribution. We propose the followingmodules: financials; inventory; production;sales; transportation; wood and rawmaterial purchasing/receiving/inventory;parts purchasing/receiving/inventory;payroll and human resources.Depending on your preference, theScoopsoft solution may reside on yourown server (traditional mode) or can beaccessed via the Web (ASP mode).Both options are secured to preventunwanted access or limit what certainusers can see or use. 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Page 402006 NAWLA TRADERS MARKET ® PHOTO RECAPWholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying IssueJohn Norlen, Sprenger Midwest Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D.;Dylan and Ben Tripp, Tripp Lumber Co., Missoula, Mont.;Dave Broxson, Buse Timber and Sales Inc., Everett,Wash.; Larry Huot, DiPrizio Pine Sales, Middleton, N.H.;and David Tripp, Tripp Lumber Co.Richard Winemiller, North Pacific, Portland, Ore.;Bob Lackey, Idaho Veneer Co., Post Falls, Idaho; andJim Haas and Russ Muxworthy, Sierra CedarProducts LLC, Marysville, Calif.Trace Smith, Central Forest Products, Tijeras, N.M.;Josh Dean, Lewis County Forest Products LLC,Grants Pass, Ore.; Elizabeth Davis, Dallas CowboyCheerleader; and Brad Mehl, Lewis County ForestProducts LLCBrian Cook, Sprenger Midwest Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D.; Ted,Teddy and Greg Smith, Gilbert Smith Forest ProductsLtd., Barriere, B.C.; James O’Grady, Goodfellow Inc.,Delson, Que.; and Brian Hawrysh, BC Wood SpecialtiesGroup, Langley, B.C.Jason Bolstad and Angie Wallert, DMSi, Omaha,Neb.; and Dusty Hammack, Arrowhead Lumber SalesInc., Oklahoma City, Okla.John Junod, Bob Leet and Liz Ritz, HoodDistribution/McQuesten Group, North Billerica, Mass.George Karr, Idaho Timber Corp., Fort Worth, Texas;Kari King, Universal Forest Products—EasternDivision, Union City, Ga.; and Terry Baker, Tri-Pro TMCedar Products, Old Town, IdahoAlden Robbins, Robbins Lumber Inc., Searsmont, Maine;Rob Hoffman and Jesse Winslade, Capital ForestProducts Inc., Annapolis, Md.; George Weaver, RobbinsLumber Inc.; and Tom Merkert, Capital Forest ProductsInc.Denny Huston, Jenelle Parker and Tom Corrick,Boise Wood Products, Boise, Idaho; Phil and BenBarkley, LRC Products, Warsaw, Ind.; and Bill Moyer,Boise Wood ProductsRob Hoffman, Capital Forest Products Inc., Annapolis,Md.; David Tripp, Tripp Lumber Co., Missoula, Mont.;Tom Lister, Lister Distribution Inc., Knoxville, Tenn.;Dylan and Ben Tripp, Tripp Lumber Co.; and JodySanders, Belco Forest Products, Little Rock, Ark.Bob Lackey, Idaho Veneer Co., Post Falls, Idaho; DavidSauers, Marathon Forest Products, Riverside, Calif.; RickPalmiter, Idaho Veneer Co.; Barry Schneider, Bear ForestProducts, Riverside, Calif.; Bill Barnett, Marathon ForestProducts, North Vancouver, B.C.; and Joe Malloy, IdahoVeneer Co.Jonathan Rogers, Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd.,Portland, Ore.; John Makuvek III, Postsaver USA,Kresgeville, Pa.; and Tim Hartman, Mary Lou Carlsonand Chris Keeler, Middle Atlantic Wholesale Lumber,Owings Mills, Md.Brian Whitaker, BMD Inc., Spokane, Wash.; JimEpperson Jr., Epperson Lumber Sales, Statesville,N.C.; and Joe Honochick and Mark Grube, Zip-O-LogMills, Eugene, Ore.Jim Teadt, T.W. Hager Lumber Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.;Chuck Gaede, Durgin & Crowell Lumber Co., NewLondon, N.H.; Dennis Connelly, PrimeTECH, Grafton,Mass.; B Manning, Durgin & Crowell Lumber Co.; andAlex Gearhart, T.W. Hager Lumber Co.Doug Tracey, Selkirk Specialty Wood Ltd., Revelstoke,B.C.; Cliff Pfingston and Bruce Hall, Hall Forest ProductsInc., Tacoma, Wash.; Rob Marusic, Selkirk SpecialtyWood Ltd.; Jim Sherman, Hall Forest Products Inc.; andScott Stockton, Selkirk Specialty Wood Ltd.Mark Auxier and Kurt Nelson, Patrick Lumber Co.,Portland, Ore.; Nancy Bloch, Progressive Solutions Inc.,Corte Madera, Calif.; and Patrick Taleghani and TimElbers, Progressive Solutions Inc., Richmond, B.C.David Bernstein, Multisac-Div. of WorkmanPackaging, Montreal, Que.; Emilie Boulay, Procol,Inc., Montreal, Que.; and Larry Huot, DiPrizio PineSales, Middleton, N.H.Mike Hoag, National Industrial Lumber Co., NorthJackson, Ohio; Mike May and Steve Revnew, SherwinWilliams Co., Cleveland, Ohio; Craig Sichling, LP BuildingProducts, Nashville, Tenn.; and Jim Smith, NationalIndustrial Lumber Co.Bernie Nugent, Warren Trask Co., Stoughton, Mass.;Darren Duchi and Monte Acquistapace, SiskiyouForest Products, Anderson, Calif.; and VincentMicale, Warren Trask Co.Joe Tardiff, Cersosimo Lumber Co., Battleboro, Vt.;Keith Messamaker, Frontier Forest Products,Overland Park, Kan.; and Jeff Hardy, CersosimoLumber Co.Mark Mitchell, Stimson Lumber Co., Portland, Ore.; BillMcGovern, Pacific Western Lumber, Lakewood, Wash.;Bob Keener, Russin Lumber Corp.; Montgomery, N.Y.;and Marshall Lauch and Pete Henningfeld, StimsonLumber Co.Bob Gruhlke, Welco Lumber Co. USA, Shelton, Wash.;Chad Findlay, West Bay Forest Products andManufacturing Ltd., Langley, B.C.; Joe Petree, WelcoLumber Co. USA; and Kyle Jones, West Bay ForestProducts and Manufacturing Ltd.Kevin Hynes and Kevin Hancock, Hancock Lumber Co.,Casco, Maine; Joe Galvin Jr., Horstmeier Lumber Co.,Baltimore, Md.; Matt Duprey and Jack Bowen, HancockLumber Co.; and Mike Halle, Hancock Lumber Co., Bethel,MaineTed Roberts, Roberts & Dybdahl Inc., Des Moines, Iowa;and Linda Armbruster and Walter Russell, AmericanLumber Distributors and Brokers Inc., Birmingham, Ala.Additional photos on page 42
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Page 42Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying Issue2006 NAWLA TRADERS MARKET ® PHOTO RECAP - Continued from page 40Mark Rohrbaugh, Wholesale Wood Products—Division ofF.C.H. Inc., Calverton, Va.; John Branstetter and RussVaagen, Vaagen Bros. Lumber Inc., Colville, Wash.; andPat Duchien, Bitterroot Valley Forest Products, Missoula,Mont.Randy Brown, RB Lumber Co., Oregon City, Ore.; MarkMoore, RB Lumber Co., Austin, Texas; Brian Cook,Sprenger Midwest Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D.; Gary Knight, RBLumber Co., Oregon City, Ore.; and John Norlen, StevenSprenger and Scott Lawyer, Sprenger Midwest Inc.Jim Vandegrift, Bennett Lumber Products, Inc.,Princeton, Idaho; Jack Davis, Idaho Timber Corp.,Boise, Idaho; and Larry Britt, Bennett LumberProducts, Inc.Mark Denner, Rosboro, Springfield, Ore.; Ronald Dunham,Matrix Forest Products Inc., Tempe, Ariz.; Jim Enright,Rosboro; and Sam McCrary, Bent River Lumber, Tulsa,Okla.Nick Nelson, Great Northern Lumber, Chicago, Ill.; JoeAndrews, Consultant, Springfield, Ore.; Al Cron, Boise,Dallas, Texas; Steve Killgore, Cascade StructuralLaminators; and Russ Hobbs, Plum Creek, ColumbiaFalls, Mont.Greg Ryback, Trinity Forest Industries, Hurst, Texas;and Debbie and David Slaughter, J D Lumber Inc.,Priest River, IdahoMike Sloggett and Steve Fowler, All-Coast ForestProducts, Englewood, Colo.; Ronda McDonald andGene Secco, Forest Grove Lumber Co., McMinnville,Ore.; and Pete Lauridsen, All-Coast Forest ProductsPhil West II, Coastal Lumber Co., Weldon, N.C.; JohnPage, Industrial Wood Products, Climax, N.C.; SamHomewood, Coastal Lumber Co.; and Ryan Hilsinger,Industrial Wood ProductsTom Latham, Tri-State Forest Products Inc.,Springfield, Ohio; Donna Allen, Anthony ForestProducts, El Dorado, Ark.; Jeffrey Stefani, AnthonyForest Products, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Tom Diem,Anthony Forest Products, El Dorado, Ark.Front row: Jack Dalton, Mid-State Lumber Corp.,Branchburg, N.J.; Joe Malloy, Idaho Veneer Co., PostFalls, Idaho; Chris Salek, Reload Inc., Holmen, Wis.; BobLackey, Idaho Veneer Co.; and Richard Winemiller, NorthPacific, Portland, Ore. Back row: Ray Pangi and JayNeadle, Mid-State Lumber Corp.Ryan Traczewitz, Lori Byrd and Melinda Howell,Martco Limited Partnership, Alexandria, La.; DaveBolgren, Weekes Forest Products, St. Paul, Minn.;and Bert Campbell, Martco Limited PartnershipJim Tyrer and Charlene Ellickson, Trans-PacificTrading Ltd., Richmond, B.C.; Ian Wight, PacificWestern Wood Works Ltd., Delta, B.C.; Steve Kimery,Hampton Lumber Sales, Portland, Ore.; and DennisWight, Pacific Western Wood Works Ltd.Erik Carrier, Roberts International Corp., Des Moines,Iowa; Dan Seid, Western Timber Products, Coeur d’Alene,Idaho; Allen Gaylord, Potlatch Corp., Lewiston, Idaho;John Jayne, Disdero Lumber Co. Inc., Clackamas, Ore.;Philip Starks, Potlatch Corp., Warren, Ark.; and JohnVavRosky, Potlatch Corp., Spokane, Wash.Richard Quitadamo, L.R. McCoy & Co. Inc.,Worcester, Mass.; Win Smith Jr., Limington Lumber,East Baldwin, Maine; and Dennis Connelly,PrimeTECH, Grafton, Mass.John Reed, Enyeart Cedar Products, Tigard, Ore.;Dirk Kunze, Wynndel Lumber Sales Ltd., Porthill,Idaho; Marc Irby, Enyeart Cedar Products; and ChrisSchofer, Wynndel Lumber Sales Ltd.Stanley Liang, North Pacific, Portland, Ore.; FrankJohnston, North Pacific, Waynesboro, Miss.; and AlexLesyk, Monique Bauer and Richard Winemiller, NorthPacific, Portland, Ore.Russ Muxworthy, Sierra Cedar Products LLC, Marysville,Calif.; Mike Webster, Siskiyou Forest Products, Anderson,Calif.; James Haas, Sierra Cedar Products LLC; and PatMawhinney, Lumber Specialists Inc., Ballwin, Mo.Front row: Todd Fox, Lazy S Lumber Inc., Beavercreek,Ore.; and Chris Retherford, Columbia Cedar Inc., KettleFalls, Wash. Back row: Larry Petree, Lazy S Lumber Inc.;Pete Pereda, Weekes Forest Products, Tampa, Fla.;Ralph, Jake and Merry Schmidt, Lazy S Lumber Inc.; andBob Rohrbaugh, Wholesale Wood Products/F.C.H. Inc.,Calverton, Va.Dan Paige and Anthony Baroni, Sandy Neck Traders,South Dennis, Mass.; and Jason White, CoastalPlywood Co., Weldon, N.C.John Cooper, Duckback Products, Chico, Calif.Steve Kimery, Hampton Lumber Sales, Portland, Ore.;Ben Hunt, OWL Distribution Inc., Woodstock, Ont.; ScottGascho, Hampton Lumber Sales; Dave Davidson, OWLDistribution Inc.; Rich Schanberg, North Pacific, Lansing,Mich.; and Mark Porter, Hampton Lumber SalesJim Scharnhorst, Bennett Forest Industries, Coeurd’Alene, Idaho; Dean Winters, Cooley Forest Products,Phoenix, Ariz.; Andy Dunham, Bennett Forest Industries;Ronald Dunham, Matrix Forest Products, Tempe, Ariz.;and Larry Hall, Cooley Forest ProductsDave Coleman, PPG Machine Applied Coatings,Chesapeake, Va.; Craig Combs, PPG Machine AppliedCoatings, Medford, Ore.; and Jason Adams, PPG MachineApplied Coatings, Westfield, Mass.Front row: Steve Rogg, Boise, Billerica, Mass.; ChristinaHemingway, Boise, Nutting Lake, Mass.; Tim Lewis,Roseburg Forest Products, Roseburg, Ore. Back row:Butch Hegeman, Mark McLean and Paul Erickson,Roseburg Forest ProductsAdditional photos on page 44
October 2007 Advertorial Page 43Diversity Is Key To WEST BAY’s SuccessThe most common export item at West Bay Forest Products andManufacturing Ltd., headquartered in Langley, B.C., is the highline “JPrime” grade.The company’s indoor green chain has plastic caps to prevent ironstain.Raw materials are cut to length on the Valley Trim system.L a n g l e y , B . C . —In a businessenvironment where some companiesare finding it difficult to obtain Cedarlumber due to union strikes, forestfires, and floods, West Bay ForestProducts and Manufacturing Ltd. hasmanaged to turn such difficulties intoa strength.“Creating a diverse Cedar supply isthe key to the success of our company,”said Don Dorazio, president andpurchasing manager of West Bay.“For many years, we have been successfullypartnering ourselves withvarious mills in order to not only maintain,but increase our current marketshare.”This strategy seems to be working asWest Bay has fully developed itsCanadian marketshare (20 percent ofcurrent sales), while still maintaining astrong presence in Asia and theUnited States. Along with creating adiverse Cedar supply, West Bay hascreated a strong customer baseincluding wholesale distributors,industrial Cedar remanufacturers,large retail stores and wholesalers,with an emphasis on wholesale distribution.While other companies work with anumber of different species, WestBay has chosen to focus their effortsby producing a broad range ofWestern Red Cedar lumber products,and only Cedar products. This specializationis evident by their companymotto, “We’re BIG on CEDAR.” Theirproduct line consists of 1-inch, 5/4-inch, and 2-inch fascia, 5/4 and 2-inch decking, rough and S4S dimension,2x2 balusters, post and rail,fencing, timbers, pattern stock, andfence panels. This range in productsprovides their customers with accessto all their Cedar needs.“The success of our company is alsodue to the success of our customers,”said Chad Findlay, sales manager.“We work hard to build strong relationshipswith our customers and tounderstand and service their needs.”West Bay’s sales staff works hardtogether and plays hard together, creatinga positive team environment. Inaddition to Findlay, other sales representativesinclude: Kyle Jones,whose focus is U.S. sales and Cedarspecialty products, and CoreyHiebert, whose focus is on NorthAmerican sales. Dorazio handles allinternational sales.West Bay works with a multitude ofdifferent means of transportation toship lumber, depending on the customer’sneeds. Delivery is availableby rail car, flat bed truck, containerand overseas container. West Bayeven has its own truck, which it usesto deliver finished products to localcustomers within Washington,Oregon and British Columbia. RoyTakahashi, transportation manager,has worked at West Bay since theinception of the company in 1988.Along with Suki Chauhan, the twoprovide West Bay with an efficientlyrun transportation department.West Bay’s 5-acre facility includes70,000 square feet of indoor manufacturingspace, 5,000 square feet ofoffice space and employs 65 people.The mill includes a Stetson Ross 6-12planer, a 54-inch McDonough resaw,a moulder and other specialtymachines. To make the best qualityproduct possible, West Bay usesplastic chains and plastic banding toprevent “iron stain” on the lumber.West Bay also uses a computer-generatedlabeling system to create lumbertags, which provides real-timeinventory control. West Bay has theability to bar code, end stamp andmini-pack to suit the customer’sneeds.With the customer always in mind,West Bay strives to provide the bestservice and the best Cedar productsthrough diversity of supply, a broadrange of Western Red Cedar products,knowledgeable sales staff andan efficient manufacturing facility. Formore information on how West Baycan help your Western Red Cedarbusiness, contact Chad Findlay at604-881-2831 or 1-800-688-1108.•Please Visit Us AtBooth No. 239
Page 44Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying Issue2006 NAWLA TRADERS MARKET ® PHOTO RECAP - Continued from page 42Bernie Nugent, Warren Trask Co., Stoughton, Mass.;Dennis Connelly and Eric Churchill, PrimeTECH, Grafton,Mass.; and Vincent Micale, Warren Trask Co.Ben Meachen and Stewart Clark, The Waldun Group,Maple Ridge, B.C.; John Evans, Web Cedar, Ruskin,B.C.; and Al Fortune, Mid Vallley Lumber, Langley,B.C.Paul Boehmer, Weekes Forest Products, St. Paul, Minn.;Rick Ingram and Raymond Luther, Mary’s River LumberCo., Corvallis, Ore.; Bob Hanson, Steve Arnold and KenBoehmer, Weekes Forest Products; and Don Dye, Mary’sRiver Lumber Co.Lee Richardson and Mike Luza, Collins Companies,Portland, Ore.; Bob Scarborough, Weekes ForestProducts, St. Paul, Minn.; and Wade Mosby, CollinsCompaniesRobert Sandve, Gary Arthur and Surinder Ghog,Haida Forest Products Ltd., Burnaby, B.C.Mike Pratt, Eagle Plywood Specialties, Grants Pass, Ore.;Josh Gibeau, Timber Products Co., Springfield, Ore.;Hugh Pietersen, Weston Forest Group, Mississauga, Ont.;Shelley Spencer, Eagle Wood Specialties; Steve Rhone,Weston Forest Group; and Joe Nealon, Pacific WesternLumber, Lakewood, Wash.Front row: Terry Miller, The Softwood Forest ProductsBuyer, Memphis, Tenn.; and Jamie Hursh and BrodyHodge, Richardson Lumber and Manufacturing Co.,Dallas, Texas Back row: Joe Nealon and Bill McGovern,Pacific Western Lumber, Lakewood, Wash.Pierre Desclos, Forest Products Consultants, ViaCassia, Italy; Steve Sprenger, Sprenger Midwest Inc.,Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Nick Kent, North AmericanWholesale Lumber Assoc., Rolling Meadows, Ill.Curtis Noteboom, North Pacific, Ontario, Calif.; TomReynolds, North Pacific, Portland, Ore.; Wade Mosby,Collins Companies, Portland, Ore.; Gregg Riley, BlochLumber Co., Chicago, Ill.; and Duncan Alexander,Nicholson and Cates Ltd., Burlington, Ont.E.J. Langley, Tom Diem and Jeffrey Stefani, AnthonyForest Products, El Dorado, Ark.; and ChrisHungerbuhler, Domtar Forest Products, Montreal,Que.Matt Pedrone, Cabot, Newburyport, Mass.; Jim Tittle,Cabot, Normal, Ill.; Johnnie Elliott, Cabot, Asheville,N.C.; and Scott Lawyer, Sprenger Midwest, Inc.,Sioux Falls, S.D.Chris Carey, SASCO Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.; DougKnowles, The Softwood Forest Products Buyer,Peterborough, Ont.; and Jeremy Hosford, SASCOInc.Loren Rydstrom, Seaboard International, Nashua,N.H. and Joe Manguno, Liberty Woods, International,Greensboro, N.C.Doug Keller, McQuesten Co., North Billerica, Mass.;Tom Jenkins, Old Town Lumber Co., Kenduskeag,Maine; and Rob Manion, Manion’s WholesaleBuilding Supplies, Superior, Wis.Chuck Gaede, Durgin & Crowell Lumber Co., NewLondon, N.H.; and Suzanne Gosselin and Jean-PierreZaghikian, Scoopsoft/BCE Business Solutions,Montreal, Que.Keith Cortez and Greg Ryback, Trinity ForestIndustries Inc., Hurst, TexasRob Hruby, Dave Gambell, Elizabeth Rondeau andSteve Rhone, Weston Forest Group, Mississauga,Ont.Greg Haupt, Weaber Inc., Lebanon, Pa.; and BrianSchnadinger, Tri-State Forest Products Inc.,Indianapolis, Ind.Ryan Hilsinger, Hillary Whitley and DeAnn Hobson,Industrial Wood Products, Climax, N.C.; and CraigHall, Gilman Building Products LLC, Yulee, Fla.Chris Robertson, Wood Priming Products, Oakwood,Ga.; and Ronnie O’Leary, Dixie Plywood and LumberCompanies, Charlotte, N.C.Richard Mergel, C.J. Link Lumber Co., Warren, Mich.;Jack Heavenor, Selkirk Specialty Wood Ltd., Revelstoke,B.C.; and Jim Tyrer, Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd., Richmond,B.C.Chris Mercer, Klumb Lumber Co., Memphis, Tenn.; BuddyKlumb, Klumb Lumber Co., Point Clear, Ala.; and Chuckand Skip Harris, Custom Lumber ManufacturingCo./Wholesale Wood Products, Dothan, Ala.Amy McCabe, Filler King Co., Homedale, Idaho; GregNorman, Bear Forest Products, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.; BethBonner, Filler King Co.; and Jeff Girard and Mark Kenny,Doubletree Forest Products Ltd., Burnaby, B.C.Joe Peltzer and Duncan Alexander, Nicholson and CatesLtd., Burlington, Ont.; Jim Hassenstab, DMSi, Omaha,Neb.; Loren Krebs, Disdero Lumber Co. Inc., Clackamas,Ore.; and Monte Jensen and Jason Bolstad, DMSiAdditional photos on page 46
October 2007 Page 45CABOT FULLTENNESSEAN HAS
Page 46Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying Issue2006 NAWLA TRADERS MARKET ® PHOTO RECAP - Continued from page 44Front row: Paul Gosnell, Patriot Timber ProductsInternational Inc., Greensboro, N.C.; and AnnetteFerri, International Wood Products Assoc.,Alexandria, Va. Back row: Bill Haskin and Jody Sims,Patriot Timber Products International Inc.Rick Shoemaker, United Pacific Forest Products,Tigard, Ore.; Mike Voelker, BlueLinx Corp., Denver,Colo.; and Laurie Creech and Dave Cunningham,Simpson Timber Co., Tacoma, Wash.Curtis Walker, The Waldun Group, Maple Ridge, B.C.;Bill Artigliere, Mid-State Lumber Corp., Branchburg,N.J.; and Tom Faris, The Waldun GroupWilson Jones, J.W. Jones Lumber Co., Elizabeth City,N.C.; Chris Pierce, Connor Industries Inc., FortWorth, Texas; Sidney Walker, J.W. Jones Lumber Co.;and Steven Whaley and Alan Gray, Connor IndustriesInc.Doug Knowles, The Softwood Forest Products Buyer,Peterborough, Ont.; Wayne Miller, The Softwood ForestProducts Buyer, Memphis, Tenn.; Bob Keener, RussinLumber Corp., Montgomery, N.Y.; and Brad Campbell,Malheur/Ochoco Lumber Co., John Day, Ore.Andres Sosa, CMPC, Atlanta, Ga.; Brock Lenon, IdahoTimber Corp., Boise Idaho; Daniel DeWitt, CMPC; TedEllis, Idaho Timber Corp., Boise, Idaho; Dave Luce, IdahoTimber Corp., Fort Worth, Texas; Jack Davis, IdahoTimber Corp., Boise, Idaho; and George Karr, IdahoTimber Corp., Halstead, Kan.Michael Corsello, Nash Lumber Merchandising Corp., BayShore, N.Y.; Larry Miller, Cascade Structural Laminators,Eugene, Ore.; Josh Gibeau, Timber Products Co.,Springfield, Ore.; and Brian Cook, Sprenger Midwest Inc.,Sioux Falls, S.D.Jim Sondergaard, Forest Grove Lumber Co., McMinnville,Ore.; Achim Fuchs and John Gardner, The Teal-JonesGroup, Surrey, B.C.; and Ronda McDonald and JackBurnard, Forest Grove Lumber Co.Paul Clasby, Rielly Industrial Lumber, West Grove, B.C.;Chris Ritchie, Weyerhaeuser, Kamloops, B.C.; AlLazauskas, Brett Johnson and Diane Tutush, SkanaForest Products Ltd., Richmond, B.C.; RichardRobertson, Manning Diversified Forest Products Ltd.,Hotchkiss, Alta.; and Chris Beveridge, Skana ForestProducts Ltd.Lee Greene Jr., C & D Lumber Co., Riddle, Ore.; MikeVan Beek, Midwest Lumber Minnesota Inc., Stillwater,Minn.; Kris Lewis, C & D Lumber Co.; Tim Knox,Midwest Lumber Minnesota Inc.; and Brad Hatley, C& D Lumber Co.Dave Meadowcroft, Pinnacle Lumber & Plywood,Tacoma, Wash.; Shepard Haggerty, Williams LumberCo. of NC Inc., Rocky Mount, N.C.; and Clay Crouch,Cardinal Forest Products Inc., Statesville, N.C.Mitch Modansky, Universal Building Specialties, NorthCharleston, S.C.; Scott Brown and David Mansfield,DiPrizio Pine Sales, Middleton, N.H.; Mike Rose, Tri-StateForest Products Inc., Springfield, Ore.; and Joseph Farr,Tri-State Forest Products Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.2006 NAWLA EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE PHOTO RECAPScott Schryer, Irving Forest Products, St. John, N.B.;Emilie Boulay, Procol, Inc., Montreal, Que.; and AndreTheriault, Irving Forest Products, Dixfield, MaineMeredith Keltner, Lumberman’s Wholesale Dist.,Nashville, Tenn.; Bruce Kulzer, Hood Distribution,Hattiesburg, Miss.; Elizabeth and Garey Keltner,Lumberman’s Wholesale Dist.; and Elaine and CarlosFurtado, Sawarne Lumber Co. Ltd., Richmond, B.C.Ray Barbee, Roseburg Forest Products Co.,Roseburg, Ore.; Brent McClendon, IWPA, Alexandria,Va.; Mike Phillips, Hampton Lumber Sales, Portland,Ore.; and Andrew Goodman, Sherwood LumberCorp., Central Islip, N.Y.Greg Ryback, Trinity Forest Industries Inc., Hurst,Texas; and Russ Hobbs, Plum Creek, Columbia Falls,Mont.Nancy Bloch, Progressive Solutions Inc., CorteMedera, Calif.; John Cooper, Duckback Products,Chico, Calif.; Tammy Parnell, Guthrie Lumber &Distribution Centers Inc., Austin, Texas; and DustyHammack, Arrowhead Lumber Sales Inc., OklahomaCity, Okla.Jim Hassenstab, DMSi, Omaha, Neb.; Monique Bauer,North Pacific, Portland, Ore.; Susan Fitzsimmons,Snavely Forest Products, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Tom Read,Northwest Forest Products, Tacoma, Wash.; andChris Beveridge, Skana Forest Products Ltd.,Richmond, B.C.Guerry Dean and Lee Freeman, Temperate ForestFoundation, Beaverton, Ore.; Dennis Hardman, presidentof the APA – The Engineered Wood Assoc.,Tacoma, Wash.; and Mike St. John, Pacific WoodtechCorp., Boise, IdahoChuck and Patty Harris, Custom Lumber Mfg.Co./Wholesale Wood Products, Dothan, Ala.; Nitaand Jim Epperson Sr., Epperson Lumber Sales,Statesville, N.C.; and Nick and Catherine Georgelis,Weaber Inc., Lebanon, Pa.
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Page 48 Advertorial Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying IssueWYNNDEL LUMBER Adds Mammoth Planer/MoulderBy Terry MillerKey executives at Wynndel Lumber Sales, located in Wynndel,B.C., include Dirk Kunze, sales manager; Chris Schofer, sales; andMichael Wigen, owner/manager.Wynndel, B.C.—Sometimes bigger isbetter. Wynndel Lumber Sales is in theprocess of installing the biggest planer/moulderof its kind.“We purchased a Super Thundermac6-head moulder from LeadermacMachinery Co. Ltd., headquartered inTaiwan,” said Dirk Kunze, sales managerfor the company. “We are the firstcompany in North America to have a1.Get the Glulam You NeedWith Just One Call.Rosboro BigBeam ®This high strength 3000F, 2.1E beam is manufactured to matchstandard I-joist depths and wall framing widths. This should beyour first choice for engineered floor systems.Rosboro Stock GlulamLike all of our glulam products, stock glulam is manufacturedfrom kiln dried, mechanically stress rated lumber. This 24Fbeam is available in Architectural and Framing appearance.Rosboro Treated GlulamOur Treated Glulam is a 24F, 1.8E glulam beam made fromSouthern Pine and treated with a safe wood preservative andwater-repellent treatment.Rosboro1.8E IJCManufactured flat, with zero camber, 1.8E IJC matches standard2x4 framing widths and is available in depths that match I-joists.A Super Thundermac, the first planer/moulder of this size to deliver into NorthAmerica, will be at the core of Wynndel’s new finish line.moulder of this size and caliber.”To say the moulder is big is anunderstatement. It is 9-feetwide, 25-feet long, 10-feet talland weighs about 90,000 lbs.“There is a crane within thecabinet that runs on a monorail systemthe length of the moulder to hold andswing the heads,” Kunze said. “The 24knife heads spin at 6,000 rpm, so itensures the customer will have a verysmooth finish, more like a cabinet finish.It will also run twice as fast as our currentplaner.”The biggest thing the new mouldergives Wynndel is control.“We want to control the finish,” KunzeCommitted to Product Technical SupportOur free Rosboro KeyBeam ® software takes all of the guesswork out ofspecifying and selecting glulam. It allows users to easily enter the span andload conditions and automatically determine the best product for an application.Our technical support team is also here to help architects, distributors andbuilders. We will quickly and accurately answer questions or troubleshootproblems from the jobsite. Call our Technical Support Hotline:1-877-457-4139.For Glulam Sales: David Smith 1-541-736-2158,Cindi Hengstler 1-541-736-2114. Toll-Free: 1-888-393-2304RosboroWe’re the Glulam Experts.said. “When we set it up to do what weask it to do, it will hold that tolerance andthat’s what we don’t get with our currentplaner.”Initial plans called for the new moulderto be installed within the current line.“However, a decision was made toreplace the entire line so instead of justreceiving a moulder and trying to make itfit into the old line, we are now going tobuild a line parallel to the old line,” hesaid. “This does two things for us.Obviously there won’t be any downtimebecause we’ll be able to run the new lineand be able to field test and get it runningbefore the old line is discontinued.Rosboro, PO Box 20, Springfield, OR 97477 Technical Support: 1-877-457-4139 Email: email@example.com Web: www.rosboro.comConner, a fourth generation Wigen, begins working on the planer.Secondly, we will get the improvementwe want and more in the new line.”The moulder and new line are just aportion of a long list of capital improvementsWynndel Lumber Sales hasmade since 2004. Production hasincreased over the last several yearstwo-fold from 30 million board feet toalmost 60 million board feet today. Anew 73-foot track kiln will be online inMarch bringing total kiln capacity toabout 400,000 board feet per charge.However, Wynndel is not sacrificingquality in the process. The intent is to bea high-end specialty operation.“All the upgrades we’ve made allow usto better service our high-end specialtycustomers with our planer mill,” saidMichael Wigen, of his family’s fourthgeneration business. “Quality controlcan be maintained into a much tighterrange, for example, because we arenow using a 62-bin sorter. We are presortingwhat is coming into the planer bypulling more sorts in the sawmill, whichgives us a more concentrated anddirected product line in the planer.”The new sawmilll equipment is housedin a 27,500-square-foot building. Thecompany also installed a LucidineGrade Mark Reader, which accommodatesthe simultaneous production ofmultiple species.The company also installed a 12-inchdouble Arbor Ukiah Gang Edger, a newoptimizing board edger, and an optimizertrimmer to target ESLP 1x3 through1x12 boards.Wholesale distribution customers, whocomprise the bulk of the company’s market,can now purchase raw boards aswell as primed boards.Wynndel Lumber is situated in some ofthe most productive forestland in BritishColumbia’s interior where an abundanceof Spruce, Pine, Fir, Douglas Fir, Larchand Inland Cedar exists.About 70 percent of the company’s productionis Engleman Spruce-Larch-Pine, 20 percent is Douglas Fir and 10percent is Cedar.Among the many products manufacturedat Wynndel Lumber Sales areESLP boards, pattern stock, texturedtrim and siding, Fir boards and lamstock,moulding grades, decking and 5/4 products.The company’s siding is marketed asWynnWood siding, which is available infinished patterns in a variety of species,including Cedar, Pine, Spruce andFir/Larch. WynnWood Flooring is anothersuccessful product for the company.The floors are comprised of a mix of Firand Larch, and are available in twogrades: No. 2 and Better Select TightKnot and Select D and Better.The company is a member of the NorthAmerican Wholesale Lumber Assoc.(NAWLA) and will be showcasing itsproducts at the upcoming TradersMarket in November.•Please Visit Us AtBooth No. 267
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Page 50 Advertorial Wholesale/Wholesale Distributor Special Buying IssueQuality, Service, Efficiency Keep MULTISAC ® On TopThe shipping and receiving department at MULTISAC®, in Saint-Laurent, Que., is managed by Peter Johnston, who has been with thecompany for more than 20 years.The production is now directed by Peter Byrns, counting 22 yearswith the firm, and Andrew Byrns, counting 14 years, following theretirement of their father, Melvin Byrns in 1999.MULTISAC® staffs more than 100 employees.Saint-Laurent, Que.—Quality, serviceand efficiency have been Multisac ® ’s rulessince 1923. As a family business beingpassed on from generation to generation,it started as a jute and cotton bag manufacturer—thencalled The Workman BagCompany—for the agricultural and mineralmarket and quickly became one of thelargest producers of textile bags inCanada. Following the changes that the20th century brought, Multisac’s presentowner, Mark Kraminer, son of founderJacob Kraminer, refocused its product lineFILLERKINGC O M P A N Ytowards resistant, flexible protective packagingsolutions.In 1983, Plastex R 3, a woven polyethylene,was introduced to the forest products,metals and recreational vehicleindustries to ensure total protection duringstoring, handling and transportation. Millsacross the United States, especially inNew England, were some of the first todiscover the advantages of this materialand to this day, remain amongstMultisac’s most valued customers.Now, 24 years later, Multisac is changingit’s reliable protective material’s name toPro-techT TM offering the same flexibility attemperatures as low as –40 degreesFahrenheit, the same white over blackopacity to protect against heat build-upand condensation, the same UV stabilizersand the same multi-color print for millsor dealers. Pro-techT TMwill not weakenfrom moisture absorption, resists staplepull-out, end-coring, tearing and ruptures,and ensures that shipments arrive cleanand dry through heat, cold, rain and windwhether by truck, rail or sea.LAMINATED BEAMS &WOOD ROOF DECKING}The Filler King Companymanufactures laminatedwood beams in DouglasFir/Larch and AlaskanYellow Cedar, filling bothstock and custom orders.}Laminated Wood RoofDecking is manufacturedfrom Douglas Fir/Larch,Ponderosa Pine, Inland RedCedar and Alaskan YellowCedar. Idaho White Pine isalso available by specialinquiry. Lengths can befinger jointed up to 24 feet.}Contact our sales officefor pricing and firstname.lastname@example.orgTel. email@example.comTel. 208.337.5471Filler King CompanyP.O. Box 185Homedale, Idaho 83628www.fillerking.comAlthough Multisac is changing its productname, the company itself remains thesame, offering a locally converted product,which provides employment for morethan 100 employees. The production,directed by Peter and Andrew Byrns, hassewers producing more than 6,000 coversper day, press operators running thepresses 24 hours a day, 5 days a week tooffer quality, sharp and bright printing aswell as a cutting department accomplishingthe link between the printing andsewing stage. All manufactured goods areproduced in the Montreal plant while stilloffering a very competitive price. This providesMultisac with the capability to reactquickly to rush orders and to offer stableand efficient deliveries with lower minimums,without sacrificing constant quality.The dedicated and professional customerservice department, managed bySteve Smith, located in the same newbuilding as the production, ensures totalcustomer satisfaction.A fully-integrated software system allowsMultisac to coordinate the workflowthrough all departments and productionstages, from order processing to manufacturingto timely delivery of products.The plant’s engineering and maintenancedepartments, directed by JamesArsenault, maintains the production facilitiesat the highest level of efficiency. Inaddition, they design and build most ofthe equipment utilized by the plant. Sincethe company moved to it’s current premisesin 1999, it added important equipmentsuch as automated bag fabricationand end-cutting systems (for covers),140-inch, four color roll-to-roll flexo printingpress with automatic doffing system,edge guiding and slitting equipment, automatedcover folding system, new graphicssoftware, C-folding equipment and inkdryingsystems in order to produce a highquality result every time, which is verifieddaily by a quality control department.Prompt deliveries and cost efficient transportationis ensured at Multisac by theshipping department, directed by PeterJohnston. A sales team, consisting ofMark Mann, Marcel Dumais, and DavidBernstein, directed by vice president,Randy Jackson, offers on-site technicalsupport as well as constant assistance foreach and every customer.Accompanying the launch of its newproduct name Pro-techT TM , the companyalso introduces a new product line: BulkBags (F.I.B.C.). These bags are used tomaximize the utilization of storage andshipping space. They are ideal for lightdensity products, they increase stabilityand stackability and they are recyclable.Also made from woven polyethylene, BulkBags can be produced in a variety ofweights and styles, with a complete rangeof filling, discharging and lifting methods.Inspired by the evolution of the industryand driven by strict rules of customer careand efficiency, Multisac improves andinnovates every year to bring to consciouscompanies the wrapping excellencetheir product deserves at the bestprice.•Please Visit Us AtBooth No. 580