Atlantic Plywood, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parksite, has expanded their product mix with the addition of Uniboard, for the markets and customer base served from Bolingbrook, Illinois. The offering will include an exclusive palette of 24 specifically selected colors of Uniboard’s TFL product line for the A & D community and millwork shops. Uniboard features the latest in color trends and is ideal for retail, residential and commercial applications.

This unique synergistic collaboration is a remarkable opportunity to enhance the marketplace with a variety of contemporary choices, while offering superior quality, cutting edge technology and a beautiful aesthetic. “We are extremely proud and excited to unite on this comprehensive color palette with the Uniboard brand”, stated Jessica Calabrese, Market Development Manager. “Establishing this collaboration with Uniboard enables us to build on our portfolio of leading brands and offer our customers the highest quality and most innovative products in the industry. This partnership with Uniboard advances our strategic approach to the Architectural and Design community”

Parksite acquired Atlantic Plywood Corporation, a leading distributor of industrial wood products and accessories in the Northeastern United States in January 2018. “The purpose of the acquisition of Atlantic Plywood was to combine the resources of two great companies and expand into areas we couldn’t do separately. Creating one company to deliver product solutions from industrial wood products, to premium surfacing materials to specialty building products will provide customers an unmatched resource in our markets”, stated Ron Heitzman, CEO of Parksite Inc.

Visit www.atlanticplywood.com  www.parksite.com and www.uniboard.com for more information.

The Ligno-VersaTec from Lignomat measures moisture in solid wood and engineered panels in pin and pinless mode and relative humidity, which is also a main factor in contributing to failures of engineered products.

Thicker and thinner panels can be measured in pinless, dual-depth mode. The hardest and softest panels can be measured in pin mode with Electrode E14.

The RH probe gives accurate measurements for relative humidity and temperature. Order as package V4-BS.

Call 800 227-2105 or visit www.Lignomatusa.com for more information.

The European Commission adopted a communication and submitted a legislative proposal on the protection of workers from the risks related to asbestos exposure at work on September 28,2022. It aims to update the existing binding occupational exposure limit value for asbestos, considering the latest scientific development and technical progress.

Asbestos is a highly dangerous cancer-causing agent and despite its EU ban in 2005, it continues to pose a considerable threat to public health and workers, especially in the construction, maintenance and waste sectors. An integrated approach across several policy areas, including occupational safety and health (OSH), is required to tackle its ill-fated legacy.

The Commission and EU-OSHA calls upon their networks and stakeholders to engage in initiatives working towards an asbestos-free future and protecting health and safety at work of those potentially exposed to asbestos.


Kohler is offering two online courses in a dynamic new way to learn and earn CEUs.

Best experienced on a laptop, desktop computer or tablet, these two interactive, self-paced CEU video courses are each designed and offered by Kohler to provide a more engaging, entertaining, and efficient educational experience.

So now you can learn and earn your credits at your convenience. The two, 50-minute courses are

Self-Care and Well-Being Benefits of Luxury Kitchens and Bathrooms, and

Using Smart Technology to Bring Clean and Well-Being into Homes

These CEUs designed for architects, designers, and remodelers are available for a limited time and can be accessed at www.continuingeducation.kohler.com

WolfRayet, a new company that designs and manufactures Gas Catalytic IR powder coating ovens and offers entire powder coating systems for MDF and heat sensitive substrates, has launched. WolfRayet, headquartered in Gainesville Texas, offers Gas Catalytic Infrared ovens for powder coating, MDF and other heat sensitive substrates.

The WolfRayet Galaxy product range includes:

  • The Galaxy 6, 8 and 10 systems which are designed for medium to large scale operations. Each system can be customized at the initial design stage.
  • The Galaxy Lyte which is an easy-to-use small-scale system. Suited for low-volume coaters to achieve a high-quality coating finish. The Galaxy Lyte is designed for cabinet shops and existing custom metal powder coaters, allowing for powder coating of both wood and MDF as well as metal parts.
  • The Galaxy Ultra Lyte which is the smallest system available for those looking to powder coat one Kitchen Set of MDF doors and draw fronts on a daily basis.
  • Pre-Gel or Booster ovens prior to Convection ovens.
  • The complete Galaxy range comes with innovative space saving overhead conveyor systems.

Mike Chapman, WolfRayet Chief Technical and Strategy Officer explains: “At WolfRayet our mission is to apply the latest design and technology to manufacturing. Working with application partners we can deliver complete systems. Every system can be used to powder coat MDF and other heat sensitive substrates.” Explaining the oven technology, Chapman continues: “We believe that our Gas Catalytic IR technology, together with PLC systems, gives total process control. Altogether it is an exciting new high tech, low operating cost solution. Our complete systems deliver a perfect cost-effective cure, for all powder coaters.”

Mike Chapman is known in the industry as the founder of Vulcan Catalytic Systems (now owned by Heraeus), and has been an industry leader in gas catalytic IR development over the past 35 years. WolfRayet is pleased to have Mike leading the development and implementation of this exciting industry sector.

From November, WolfRayet will showcase all three of the Galaxy lines at their Gainesville facility. Customers will be able to coat their wood-based products on the line that best suits their production requirements.

Grass America welcomes two new territory managers to the Grass Sales Team: Evan Pinekenstein and Brett Clark-Hedlof. The expanded Grass Team stives to provide not only exceptional movement systems and functional hardware but superior service and value to our business partners.

Evan Pinekenstein
Evan, from High Point, NC, joined the Grass Team in September and is servicing accounts in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Prior to Grass, Evan worked as the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia Territory Sales Manager for Avalon Furniture. Evan graduated from Hampden Sydney College in Virginia in 2015, where he studied Political Science and Government. An avid outdoorsman, Evan enjoys mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and marksmanship as well as history, food, music, and traveling.

Brett Clark-Hedlof
Brett, from Houlton, WI, joined the Grass Team in August and is servicing accounts in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Prior to Grass, Brett worked as an account manager for Fastenal Co., where he spent the last seven years. Brett graduated from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN, in 2019, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Outside of professional life, Brett enjoys playing both golf and hockey, boating, and spending time with friends and family. Brett spent this summer organizing his first golf tournament with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.


Atlantic Plywood, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parksite, has expanded their product mix with the addition of Uniboard, for the markets and customer base served from Bolingbrook, Illinois.



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