It’s a mad dash to sign up for the 2012 Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), to be held March 1-2, 2012 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. PELICE is hosted by Panel World magazine and Georgia Research Institute. The previous two events, held in 2008 and 2010, each drew approximately 500 participants, 60 exhibitors and 65 speakers and moderators who addressed a range of topics in the structural and non-structural wood products industries.

New Silver sponsors include Daqota Systems, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, Hoover Treated Wood Products, Sandvik and Sweed Machinery.

New Bronze sponsors include Cogent Industrial Technologies, MEGTEC Systems and Tri-Mer Corporation.

Cogent, MEGTEC and Tri-Mer will also participate in the Bioenergy Fuels & Products Conference & Expo, which will be held immediately preceding PELICE on February 28-29, 2012, meaning those companies will maintain the same booth locations for both events in the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Hotel. The Bioenergy Conference is hosted by Wood Bioenergy and Panel World magazines and Georgia Research Institute.

Daqota Systems specializes in engineered solutions that include manufacturing equipment, inspection systems, controls and vision systems that are applied to the wood processing industry.

Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, which began in 1959 with a phenolic resin adhesive plant located in Coos Bay, Ore., has since constructed and acquired many additional facilities to provide phenolic, urea, and melamine wood adhesive resins and industrial resins. Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

Hoover Treated Wood Products is a worldwide leading producer of fire retardant treated wood. Hoover Treated Wood Products offers a full line of pressure treating services for lumber and plywood, including fire retardants and preservatives.

Sandvik is a leading supplier of steel belt and belt-based processing systems, and provides a wide range of technical services covering everything from steel belt inspection and repair to design and engineering.

Sweed Machinery specializes in materials handling and recycling systems and is known in the veneer and panel industries for its veneer dryer infeed and outfeed equipment, load turners, saws, hoists and scrap choppers.

Cogent Industrial Technologies delivers solutions to build, control, manage and improve plant operations, with expertise in industrial automation and controls, information management systems, performance improvement solutions and the integration of these technologies for greenfield and existing plant operations.

MEGTEC Systems is known in the panel industries for its air emissions control and energy and environmental systems, including a broad range of technologies such as industrial VOC oxidation systems.

Tri-Mer Corporation provides innovative solutions and technologies for air pollution control including new generation filter and scrubber technologies to meet the newest emissions regulations.

For exhibitor or conference information contact:
Fred Kurpiel, 678-642-1238; e-mail [email protected]
Rich Donnell, 334-834-1170; e-mail [email protected]
Dianne Sullivan, 334-834-1170; e-mail [email protected]