Shelton Structures: Where Presentation Matters

Shelton Structures: Where Presentation Matters

By Larry Loffer in Other Topics Forest Products Articles | 0 Comment

1977, a new company opened for business in Shelton, Washington. “It was started by my grandfather and father, who called it ‘Shelton Structures‘,” said President Paul Ericson. The business model focused on one product to begin with, but that didn’t last. “The product they made at that time was structural glued laminate (glulam) beams for […]

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Huntwood Industries: World Class Cabinet Maker

By Larry Loffer in Other Topics Forest Products Articles | 0 Comment

In Liberty Lake, Washington, the largest privately-owned cabinet maker in the West occupies a 567,000 sq. ft. facility. But it’s taken over two decades to reach that point, as Maintenance and Facilities Manager Terry Bill explains. “Back in the 1980s, the mill was owned by the Spokane Indian Tribe and the bank was foreclosing on […]

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Finally, the Truth about Wood Finishes

By Larry Loffer in Woodworking Knowledge Base | 4 Comments

It was sometime in the late 1970s when Bob Flexner opened his furniture making and restoration shop. Just like any other artisan, he felt immense satisfaction and a deep sense of pride and accomplishment in crafting and restoring furniture; naturally, he became quite good at it. When it came to wood finishing, however, that was […]

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8 More Essential Tools for Hardwood Flooring Installation

By Larry Loffer in Wood Flooring Knowledge Base Products / Tools | 0 Comment

Last year, Wagner Meters wrote about 24 tools professional installers find essential on a hardwood floor job site. Now, we’re bringing you eight more essential tools that will help make any job easier and more efficient. Preparation Tools 1. Flooring Buffer Floor buffers are used for removing sealants on subfloors. Sealant removal is especially important […]

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Boosting Lumber Mill Profits with Moisture Measurement

By Larry Loffer in Lumber Mills Forest Products Articles | 0 Comment

Hardwoods of Michigan, Inc., headquartered in Clinton, Michigan, has successfully developed and maintained a lumber quality control program that focuses on moisture content. As a result, it has improved its process efficiency, maximized output and, most important of all, optimized profits. Over the years, this 100-person operation has expanded its facilities to include a sawmill, […]

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Swanson Group Stays on Tech Edge with Moisture Management Systems

By Larry Loffer in Lumber Mills Forest Products Articles | 0 Comment

Using Wagner Meters’ In-line Moisture Measurement Systems, Swanson Group Improves Yields while Maintaining Quality A company with over 60 years of operating experience learns a few things along the way. Swanson Group is one such company. Founded in 1951, Swanson Group has stayed competitive through a strategic combination of grounding values and technological innovation. Indeed, […]

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Moisture and Humidity Measurement Still Crucial for Engineered Flooring

By Larry Loffer in Flooring Types Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 12 Comments

Written by Wagner Meters, published first by ProInstaller (Summer 2014 issue). Nearly 75 years ago, Swedish wood flooring company Kahrs introduced engineered wood flooring. As an alternative to hardwood floors, engineered wood flooring is comprised of a relatively thin layer of hardwood glued to a core of plywood or some type of fiberboard that’s not […]

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Forest to Finish: Wood Moisture Measurement at Different Stages

By Larry Loffer in Woodworking Knowledge Base Wood Moisture | 2 Comments

Because wood constantly interacts with moisture in its environment, it can lead to questions about measuring wood moisture content (MC) at different stages of the wood’s life cycle. What happens at the lumber mill? How stable is kiln-dried lumber? What about during manufacturing? What about my wood floor or furniture? Finished wood shouldn’t need moisture […]

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