SFPA welcomes VAB Solutions Inc. of Levis, Quebec, as a new Associate member. Established in 2004, VAB Solutions uses the latest technology to develop and manufacture vision instruments for the forest products industry. Achieving outstanding performance, the key feature of the company’s product line is its lumber grading optimizer for planer mills. With more than 30 installations in operation, VAB has established a solid reputation across Canada and the southeastern U.S.
U.S. sales manager Pierre Compagna will represent VAB with SFPA. Contact him at 418/834-0606, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about VAB, visit www.vab-solutions.com.
Building professionals convened on both coasts last week, attending DeckExpo in Baltimore and Greenbuild in Los Angeles.
There was a marked increase in attendance at this year’s DeckExpo & Remodeling Show. The Wood, Naturally display and adjacent demonstration clinic provided visitors with the latest information about lumber products, including pressure-treated Southern Pine and Western Red Cedar. SFPA’s Eric Gee coordinated the display on behalf of the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and was joined by representatives from SLMA and Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. The 20×20 exhibit featured projects constructed using pressure-treated Southern Pine and western red cedar, including a bulkhead/retaining wall, lateral offset fence, cedar shower/privacy screen, a raised deck, and a pergola. Visitors to the booth and demonstration area commented how they prefer wood over composite and plastic alternatives – specifically wood’s look, feel, and ease to work with.
SFPA welcomes V.K. North America, Inc. of Spokane, Washington, as a new Associate member. Since the 1940s, Valon Kone (VK) has grown from a small machine shop into the world’s leading supplier of debarkers. The company’s specialization in rotor debarking technology and its ongoing investment in research and development have led to its extensive product range, which includes machinery specifically designed for different wood species and local debarking circumstances around the world. A global sales and service network ensures that all customers receive the best possible support throughout the life cycle of a debarker.
Charles Kable is the company’s general manager and will represent VK with SFPA. Contact him at 877/313-1225, or send e-mail to email@example.com. To learn more about VK, visit www.valonkone.com.