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The MJB leadership team is spending time in Golden, CO meeting with board members and owners from the Coors Family. This meeting allows our team to get together and converse about industry and company projections, technology, marketing, and future plans for MJB, as well as spend time connecting with VPs and Directors from other segments of the company, ensuring synergy through 2022 and beyond.

Our team visited the Coors Brewery and CoorsTek between meetings while in Colorado.

This annual meeting helps align all facets of MJB, by stating company-wide goals and providing information on each department’s status and projections.

The Composite Panel Association’s recent spring meeting received high marks from the roughly 300 attendees representing nearly 110 companies who traveled to Orange County, California, following two years of virtual sessions.

The event, held May 1-3 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, featured:

  • Regulatory, policy and climate change updates
  • Presentations by Brian Beaulieu, CEO and chief economist for ITR Economics, and John McDonald, CEO of cabinet manufacturer Semihandmade
  • Committee and board meetings
  • Table-top exhibits
  • Golf
  • And—most welcome of all—vast opportunities for in-person networking.

Among the more significant reveals, CPA shared that it has been involved in a study to assess the life cycle and carbon footprint of composite wood panels. Results show 50% of carbon is sequestered in the product for 50 years. In addition, CPA members have been recycling materials for over 60 years.

CPA also presented several awards at the meeting. Will Warberg, formerly with Weyerhaeuser/Plum Creek in Montana, received the annual Brock R. Landry Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the composite panel industry.

Other honorees included:

  • West Fraser WestPine MDF in Quesnel, British Columbia–Long-Term Safety and Annual Safety awards
  • Florida Plywoods in Greenville, Florida–Safety Improvement Award
  • Roseburg in El Dorado, Arkansas–Safety Achievement Award
  • Arauco in Malvern, Arkansas– Safety Achievement Award

CPA’s fall meeting is set for Sept. 11-13 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Quebec. Visit www.compositepanel.org for more information.

 

The laminated panel and surfaces industry was well represented at the annual Closets Conference & Expo, held April 27-29 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.

Exhibitors included manufacturers of components, hardware, machinery and more, such as Richelieu, Hexagon/Cabinet Vision, Titus, Sugatsune, Diehl Machines, Hettich, Nimo, and Mozaik Software.

The show alternates between coasts, so it will next be held April 12-14, 2023, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Hardwoods Specialty Products has revealed a new logo/brand identity and a new website. The contemporized branding pays homage to the company’s 90-year heritage while lighting a path for the next phase of its dynamic growth as one of the largest suppliers of architectural and decorative materials in North America.

The refreshed color scheme of Hardwoods Specialty Products’ abbreviated new logo is supported by the tagline, “Materials That Inspire.” Inspiration is at the heart of Hardwoods’ mission to encourage designers, cabinetmakers and millworkers to seek innovative ways of integrating materials to create healthy residential and commercial interiors. To that end, Hardwoods is committed to offering globally sourced materials that adhere to the highest environmental, ethical and quality control standards.

The new website at www.Hardwoods-Inc.com employs engaging and dynamic elements to enhance the visitor’s ability to quickly find what they are looking for among the thousands of SKUs of products categorized on the site. The extensive collection of products includes hardwood plywood, prefinished decorative architectural panels, high-gloss, matte and synthetic panels, decorative veneers, solid surfaces, TFL, HPL, and as always top-quality hardwood lumber.

Key features of the new Hardwoods’ website include:

  • Multilingual. In addition to English, visitors can select French, Spanish, Italian, Punjabi or Hindi to browse the site.
  • Dynamic graphics. The revolving slideshow on the homepage incorporates eye-catching video snippets that help tell Hardwoods’ story and highlight the hardwood lumber, panel and other architectural products that the company offers.
  • Enhanced products finder. Visitors can browse products under key categories like TFL, particleboard or hardwood plywood. In addition, individual microsites allow visitors to browse all the products that Hardwoods offers from a specific supplier.
  • Individualized branch location finder. The microsite approach also applies to highlighting each of Hardwoods’ 32 branch locations allowing customers to access information specific to their Hardwoods’ distribution center. Several locations offer a video tour inside of the warehouse showcasing the extensive and diverse inventory that is on hand for customers.
  • A&D Resources: Links to the DesignOneSource website provide support to Hardwoods’ architectural and design clients across North America.

About Hardwoods Specialty Products

Hardwoods Specialty Products operates as a division of HDI and has a network of 32 distribution centers including eight in Canada and 25 in the United States. HDI is one of North America’s largest distributors of architectural-grade building and millwork products to the residential and commercial construction industries. The company currently operates a network of 86 distribution and fabrication facilities in North America consisting of five industry leading distribution brands: Mid-Am Supply, Novo Building Products, Frank Paxton Lumber Company, Rugby Architectural Building Products, and Hardwoods Specialty Products. The company trades on the TSX sticker symbol HDI.

Spandex Switzerland has announced it is parting ways, with swissQprint taking over direct sales in Switzerland starting May 1, 2022.

Spandex Switzerland, an established supplier to the advertising technology industry, has been swissQprint’s sales and service partner in its home market since 2010. The companies agreed to part ways because swissQprint’s range now addresses other markets such as packaging, specialty printing and industry, which requires expanded and specialized know-how, according to swissQprint.

“Spandex has supported us over many years in developing and supporting our home market, for which we offer thanks,” stated Maurus Zeller, key account manager at swissQprint.

A transition phase will begin May 1, 2022 to ensure seamless customer care.

Maurus Zeller, contact for customers in swissQprint’s domestic market. ©swissQprint

Visit swissqprint.com for more information.

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