The American Forest & Paper Association elected Alexander Toeldte, Boise Inc. chairman and CEO, as 2012 board chairman, along with 2012 board officers.
Toeldte has served as president and CEO officer of Boise Inc. since February 2008, and since being elected to AF&PA’s board of directors in November 2008, he has been active in leadership positions within the CEO Task Force and committee structure. Toeldte studied economics at Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat in Freiburg, Germany, and received his MBA from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Also elected to officer positions by the AF&PA board were: David W. Scheible, president and CEO of Graphic Packaging Corporation, as first vice chairman; John D. Williams, president and CEO of Domtar Inc., as second vice chairman; and Jim Hannan, CEO and president of Georgia-Pacific LLC, as immediate past president. To see a complete list of 2012 board members, please go to www.afandpa.org.
A variety of wood glues are used to assemble the 175 pieces in a six-string guitar. Matching the proper adhesive with the application is important for Taylor Guitars.
Q: In our manufacturing of mouldings, we use red oak and are in the process of trying to monitor casehardening. What is the easiest test to do for this? Prong? Cup? Other? Also, what is the frequency recommended for doing this test? And should the supplier be able to provide us with this information normally based on their testing or drying process?
Q: What is ring shake? How do we detect it in our oak lumber? Does this shake cause a bad odor or other manufacturing problems?
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Wood-Mizer Products Inc. in February announced the release of Bio-Mizer, a biomass furnace that converts wood waste into renewable energy for businesses.
Think Light: Innovative Lightweight Panels was held recently in Kentwood, Mich., organized by Virginia Tech and sponsored by FDM, Stiles Machinery and others.
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