The Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 unveiled its conference program, including biomass expert keynotes, engineer and installer-tailored sessions, an expanded expo hall and more.
The Expo will take place from March 21-23, at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Biomass suppliers, vendors, project developers, customers and others interested in expanding and advancing the biomass market may obtain more information on this event or register by going to www.nebiomassheat.com.
Q: We are having a problem with shrinkage. We make furniture, but someone else sells and delivers it. This person claims he did everything correctly, including opening the furniture wrapping (we wrapped the furniture with shrink-wrap and it was fairly well sealed) and letting it acclimate to the house climate. When the customer moved in, they said the furniture looked really wonderful, but within a week, it started to warp, open joints and crack in a few places. We are so careful to keep our plant at 40 percent RH and check the MC of the lumber. This is frustrating! Can you help?
Sycamore and wormy maple ranked highest in customer rankings of underutilized species.
Understand the differences in appearance, behavior and price
Nickell Moulding Co. shows that a switch to water-based finishes helps more than just the environment.
Think Light: Innovative Lightweight Panels was held recently in Kentwood, Mich., organized by Virginia Tech and sponsored by FDM, Stiles Machinery and others.
Avian has reported that its lightweight board meets and exceeds the CARB 2 standards making it one of only a few suppliers of CARB 2 standard boards.
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