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Bau Wood Show a Success

For the first time, American Softwoods (AMSO) exhibited at Bau, the largest trade show in Europe for manufacturers and suppliers of building materials. SFPA’s European consultant Charles Trevor, based in London, led an 11-member delegation to Munich, Germany for this marathon six-day exhibition.  Show sponsors claimed that some 250,000 visitors toured displays of more than 2100 exhibitors from 45 countries; there is always a waiting list for exhibit space. Filling 17 halls, the giant show concentrated exhibits of wood products into a single dedicated hall, channeling the right visitors to AMSO’s display. Copies of the SFPA publications Southern Pine Lumber Export Grades and the Guide to American Softwood Species were popular handouts.

Bau was not just a European show. “It should be considered by exhibitors with a focus beyond Europe, and in particular the Middle East and North Africa,” Charles noted in his report.

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SFPA Welcomes New Member

SFPA welcomes Nyle Systems LLC of Brewer, Maine, as a new Associate member.  Established 40 years ago, Nyle Systems aims to be an innovative leader in the drying of lumber using their dehumidification drying equipment, conventional kiln packages and advanced control solutions. All product lines are designed to be not only energy efficient and environmentally friendly, but also easy to use and maintain.  Installation is available for any kiln design and Nyle’s service team offers support anywhere in the world. The company has offices in Westport, Connecticut and a production facility in Brewer, Maine.

Jeremy Howard is Vice President of sales and will represent Nyle Systems with SFPA. Contact him at 800/777-6953, or send e-mail to jhoward@nyle.com.   To learn more about Nyle Systems, visit www.nyle.com.

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EXPO 2017 Covers All the Bases

Soon, the wood industry will gather in Atlanta for Expo 2017 – SFPA’s 34th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition. Over the course of three days, June 14-16, those working in lumber manufacturing, forestry and related processes can inspect the latest machinery and technology for virtually all segments of our industry, serving both softwood and hardwood operations.

“Expo is not just a pine show. In all our promotions, we’ve worked hard to drive home the fact that it’s an all-encompassing industry event,” notes exposition director Eric Gee. “Nearly 30% of the Expo 2017 floor plan features equipment for hardwood operations,” he adds. Beyond lumber manufacturing and engineering services, exhibitors include the biomass, pallet fabrication, material handling, treating and engineered wood segments of the industry.

With booth sales approaching 90% of capacity, some exhibit space remains available.  Exhibitors can enhance their presence at the show using a variety of sponsorship opportunities.

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