The latest mill advancements will be on
display at the Portland Wood Technology Clinic and Show in March. More than 500 companies
supplying equipment, services and technologies to the wood processing industry will be
featured at the 28th annual Wood Technology Clinic and Show, taking place March 15 to 17,
2000 at the Oregon Convention Centre in Portland. The event includes exhibitions, clinic
sessions and tours of world class wood processing facilities and offers a comprehensive
forum to explore the latest trends in the industry. The clinics will feature more than 65
technical sessions on wood processing, including lumber and panel manufacturing, drying,
maintenance and early secondary processing, as well as topics ranging from advances in
optimization to industry and market trends, management strategies and the Internet. The
results of national forest product industry studies on the pulp and paper, solid wood and
export segments of the market will be presented for the first time at this event. Seizing
the High Ground in the sustainable forest debate will be the subject of keynote speaker
Robert F. Legg, president and CEO of Temperate Forest Foundation.
The topic is timely, in view of projections that world population
will double to 12 billion within the next century. The forest products industry has a
vital role to play in building a sustainable society through the creation of sustainable
forests. Newcomers to the world of wood processing can develop a fundamental knowledge of
the industry by attending Back 2 Basics, followed by core clinics, on March 15. These
sessions provide the basis for understanding the more complex subjects on days two and
three. Other day one conference streams include several clinics on each of a number of
topics including management, Internet technology, quality assurance and trends and
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|For companies wanting to tap into
the Internet trend, one of the highlights will be the first ever conference on eBusiness
as it relates to the forest products industry. The daylong seminar will be chaired by Dr.
Rich Vlosky, associate professor in the forest products marketing program at Louisiana
State University Agricultural Centre, and takes place Tuesday, March 14, a day before the
Clinic and Show. Titled eBusiness: The Future is Now in the Forest Products Industry, the
intensive seminar will give attendees a solid understanding of eBusiness opportunities in
the industry. The eBusiness conference will address the whole spectrum of issues, from
basic Internet technologies to strategic reasons to implement eBusiness. Speakers from IBM
and Microsoft will give a glimpse into cutting edge technologies and applications, while
representatives from companies such as Georgia Pacific and Plum Creek Timber Company will
share how their companies are leveraging eBusiness. The results of national forest product
industry studies on the pulp and paper, solid wood and export segments of the market will
be presented for the first time at this event.
On Thursday, March 16, the streams cover technology
tuneup, scanning, drying, marketing and sawing. Hydraulics, engineered wood, maintenance
and kilns, and moisture management are the clinic streams on Friday, March 17. The
Portland Wood Technology Clinic and Show condenses months of applied research into a few
days and enables participants to interact directly with the industry's top experts. For
nearly 30 years, the event has seen the launch of new products to the marketplace.
|The Portland Wood Technology Clinic and Show
condenses months of applied research into a few days and enables participants to intereact
directly with the industry's top experts.
This year the Clinic and Show is expected to attract
more than 12,000 participants. The Wood Technology Clinic and Show events are produced by
Miller Freeman Inc.'s Wood Technology Exposition Group, whose main goal is to open and
expand opportunities for wood processors. More information is available by phoning
1-800-789-2223 or on the show's web site at www.woodwideweb.com
|The knowledge available at the Wood
Technology Clinic and Show is unmatched at any other event in the industry, with more than
100 hours of technical presentations available to attendees. Some examples include:
- Curve Sawing: Two handpicked panels of experts show how to make the
grade by not sawing straight.
- Drying: From preparing kiln charges to analyzing moisture data to
improve grade. Scanning and Optimization. Finding out what's inside your logs and what you
can get out of them.
- Engineered Wood Products: Sessions on LVL, glulam, adhesives, and
more examine the emerging class of structural products.
- Internet Technology: Shows you where to begin to develop a company
website and then build on your electronic presence
|76 Lubricants Company
A1 Master Crane & Hoist Service Inc.
AceCo Precision Manufacturing
Acme Packaging Corp.
ACS Hydraulics Inc.
Action Equipment Company, Inc.
Advanced Recycling Equipment Inc
Air Purification Systems
Akhurst Machinery Inc.
Allied Blowers & Sheet Metal Ltd.
Aloha Machinery & Equipment Inc.
American Buildings Co.
American Lumber & Pallet
American Saw & Manufacturing Co./Lenox
American Wood Dryers Inc.
Andritz Kone Wood Inc.
Anson Industrial Mfg. (1989) Corp.
APA - The Engineered Wood Assoc.
Applied Industrial Technologies
Apquip Company LLC
Argo International Corp.
Armstrong Manufacturing Company
Arrow Speed Controls Ltd.
Art Direct Atlas Cylinder( Division of Parker Hannifin Corp.)
Atlas Systems, LLC
Baldor Electric Co.
Banner Engineering Corp.
Baxter Air Engineering Inc.
Beaver Heat Treating
Beckwith & Kuffel Inc.
Bliss Industries, Inc.
BMH AKI Dryers
BM&M Screening Solutions
Bosch Automation Technology
Branom Instrument Company
British Columbia Wood Specialties Group
Brunner-Hildebrand Lumber Dry Kiln
Buchanan Automation Inc. Buckman
Burton Saw & Supply
CAE CAE/Newnes Machinery Ltd.
California Saw & Knife Works
CAM Technologies Inc.
Camco Cutting Tools Ltd.
Canadian Wood Products Magazine
Carbide Alloys Inc.
Carbide Processors, Inc.
Carter Products Company, Inc.
Cascade Controls Northwest
Cascade Southern Saw
Casey Industrial, Inc.
C.C. Crow Publications, Inc.
Chemco Water Technology Inc.
Chevron Products Co.
Clarke's International, Inc. Claussen-Allmark Industries International Inc.
Cloverdale Paint Corp.
Coastal Machinery Company
Coe Manufacturing Company
Columbia River Staple/Intertape Polymer
Columbus McKinnon Corporation
Con-Vey Keystone, Inc.
CooperTools Corley Manufacturing
Corvallis Tool Company
CPC Equipment Inc. CRIQ-Optifor
CRS Machine Sales CSI
Custom Dry Kiln Ltd.
CWA Engineers Inc.
Cyber Mill Supply
D Stake Mill Inc.
Dayne Hansen & Associates Inc.
Decision Dynamics, Inc.
Delmhorst Instrument Company
Deloro Stellite Inc.
Diacon Technologies Ltd.
Digitron Electronics LLC
Diversified Plastics Inc.
Dryer Parts Warehouse Dural, a division of Multibond Inc.
Eagle International Carbide
Ecklund Industries, Inc.
Electric Motor Management
Elliott Bay Industries
Eltomation Mineral Bonded Board Plants
Emerson Power Transmission
Esterer WD Sawing Technology
Fastik Label & Supply Inc.
FDM Felco Industries, Ltd.
Fenner Industrial Drives
Flare International Sawmill Systems
Forano International Inc.
Forest Industry Network
Forest People International Search Ltd.
Forest Products Equipment
Forest Products Machinery & Consulting
Forest Products Society
Franklin International Freedom Technologies
Frost Engineering Service Co.
Fry Controls, Inc.
Fuel Efficiency LLC Gemofor, Inc. Global Tooling & Supply
Globe Machine Manufacturing Company
Goodyear Rubber and Supply
Grasche USA, Inc.
GreCon Dimter Inc.(NC)
GreCon, Inc. (Oregon)
HALCO Software Systems Ltd.
Hallco Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Hampton Power Products Inc.
Hampton PT LLC
Harper Brush Distributors Inc.
Hashimoto Denki Co. Ltd. (Kanematsu)
Hatton-Brown Publishers Inc.
Hermary Opto Electronics, Inc.
Hern Iron Works 1991 Inc.
HewSaw Machines Inc.
Hi-Tech Comact Hitachi Maxco Ltd.
Hoist & Crane Service Group
HR Textron Inc.
HS International Inc.
Hundegger USA LLC
Hydra-Power Systems Inc.
Hyster Sales Co., a Pape Group IBC
International Barcoding Systems and Consulting
Iggesund Tools, Inc.
Independent Directories Inc.
Industrial Adhesives, Inc.
Industrial Drive Components Inc.
Industrial Electric Service Co
Informatech Forestry Software Inc.
Inovec Optimization & Control Systems
- Inteplast Group Ltd.
International Knife & Saw/ Systi Matic
International Resources Unlimited, Inc.
Intertape Polymer Group
InterWrap Industries ISK Biocides, Inc.
James G. Murphy Inc.
JEC Engineering Sales Inc.
Jeffrey Jeffrey Chain Corp.
JEM Machine, Inc.
Joint Way International, Inc.
Just Enough Air: Efficient Pneumatic Conveying
Kanematsu (Canada) Inc.
Keith Manufacturing Co.
Key Knife, Inc.
KIC Trading Inc.
Koetter Dry Kiln, Inc.
L-M Equipment Co. Inc.
LA-CO Industries, Inc.
Laidig Industrial Systems
Laminations/Great Northern Specialty Group
LandEast Machinery Inc.
Laser Systems & Repair, Inc.
Laser-Technical Instruments, Inc.
LeTourneau Sales & Service Company
Lewis Controls, Inc.
Lignomat USA Ltd.
Lincoln Electric Motor Division
Lindsay Forest Products Inc.
Linear Products, Inc., an H.B. Fuller Company
Link GmbH Linn Gear Co.
Lloyd Controls, Inc.
Logging & Sawmilling Journal
Lucidyne Technologies Inc.
Lumbermen's Equipment Digest
M. Sprague, Inc.
Mac Chain Co. Ltd.
Machinery Sales Company Inc.
Mack Manufacturing, Inc.
Matthews International Corporation
Maxi Mill Inc.
Maynards Industries Inc.
McDiarmid Controls Inc.
McDonough Manufacturing Co.
McGuire Bearing Company
MEC Kiln Dryer Inc.
MEC Systems Inc.
Metal Detectors, Inc.
MicroRidge Systems Inc.
Mill Power Inc.
Mill Product News
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Montgomery Industries Int'l Inc.
Moon's Saw & Tool, Inc.
MPB Lamsor Inc.
MPM Sales Corp.
MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Div.
Multi-Metals Munnell and Sherrill, Inc.
National Knife and Supply
NDC Infrared Engineering
Nelson Bros Engineering
Newman Machine Company, Inc.
Nicholson Mfg. Co.
Northern Milltech, Inc
Northwest Energy Efficiency AllianceNorthwest Nopak, Inc.
Northwest Pneumatics Inc.
Ole's Fishing Lodge
Online Business Systems
Optimil Machinery Inc
Oregon Industrial Supply Co.
Oregon State University
Pacific Building Systems
Pacific Control Supply Inc.
Pacific Fabricators and Constructors
Pacific Fluid Systems Corp.
|Pacific Hoe Saw & Knife Co.
Pacific Software Associates, Inc.
Panel Equipment Sales, Inc.
Paul Saws & Systems, A Division of Koch Ltd
Paw-Taw-John Services Inc.
Peerless Saw Company
Pendu Manufacturing Inc.
Perceptron Forest Products Division
Petrochem Insulation, Inc.
PG Mill Supplies Ltd.
Piscattiquis County Development Council
Platt Electric Porter Engineering Ltd.
Precision Bolting / Superbolt
Precision Machine & Manufacturing, Inc.
Premier Gear & Machine Works, Inc.
Process Sensors Corporation
ProCon (Process Control Consultants)
PSI - Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory
Purakal Cylinders, Inc.
R.A. Cook, Inc. Raute Wood Ltd.
Rawlings Manufacturing, Inc.
Redwood Electronics Corp.
Redwood Plastics Corp.
RENS Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Rockwell Automation - Dodge/Reliance Electric Rockwell Industries Ltd.
Rogers Machinery Company, Inc.
S.A.S. Fluid Power Inc.
S.E.W. Eurodrive, Inc.
Salem Equipment, Inc.
Samuel Strapping Systems
Sav-Air Masterplan for Compressed Air Systems
Sawquip International, Inc.
Schenck Pegasus Corp.
Short Wood Systems Inc.
Signode Packaging Systems
SII Dry Kilns
Simonds Industries Inc.
Smithco Manufacturing. Inc.
Softac Systems Ltd.
Southern Engineering & Equipment Co.
Spar-Tek Industries Inc.
Specialty Constructors Inc.
Specialty Polymers Inc., Adhesive Division
Specialty Products/Alloys Inc.
Spray Technologies Inc. (TDS Technologies)
Spraying Systems Inc. LLCSRT Electronics Inc.
Stapling Machines Company
Steam Engineering Inc.
Strom Industries, Inc.
Stusser Electric Sullair Corporation
Sumitomo Machinery Corp.
Surround Technologies Inc.
Sweed Machinery Inc.
Talladega Machinery Sales
Taurus Power and Controls, Inc.
Taylor Machine Works, Inc.
T.B. Wood's Incorporated
Teco-Westinghouse Motor Company
The Ash Organization, Inc., dba Wershow-Ash-Lewis Co.
The Barker Group
The Ellison Company
Timber Machine Technologies, Inc.
Timberline Erectors, Inc.
TK Systems Inc.
Totem Equipment Company
Tradetec Computer Systems Ltd.
Triple Crown Products Inc.
Turck Inc., c/o Control Components NW
U.C. Coatings Corp.
U.S. Metal Works Inc.
Ultimizers Inc./Precision Products Inc.
Ultra Poly Ultrasonic Arrays, Inc.
United Soybean Board c/o Omni Tech Intl.
USNR Utility Composites Inc.
Valon Kone Brunette Ltd.
Vibra-Pro Company Inc.
Viking Chains Inc./Anson Industrial
Vista Balloon Adventures
Vollmer of America Corp.
VP Buildings, Inc.
Wadkin North America
Wagner Electronic Products Inc.
Walker Resurfacing Inc.
West Salem Machinery Co.
Westcoast Cylinders Inc.
Western Pneumatics Inc.
Western Roller Corp.
Western Wood Products
Westmark Industries, Inc.
Whatcom Saw Supply Inc.
Willamette Valley Co.
Williams & White Machine Shop Inc.
Wisconsin Knife Works
Wood Component Manufacturers' Association
Wood Products Machinery Co.
Wood Technology Bookstore
Wood Technology Magazine
Wright Machine Tool Co. Inc.
Ziegelmeyer Manufacturing Inc.