Alan Knokey, vice president of USNR and before that one of the leading authorities on plywood technologies for Coe Manufacturing (which is now part of USNR), will deliver “An Honest Appraisal of Current Softwood Lathe Systems and Thoughts About the Future” at the Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo March 12-13 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Knokey will address how one can best assess the most effective veneer lathe system for their particular application. Does the uniqueness of each lathe system really fit worldwide applications? Is it really cost effective to simply apply the different veneer lathe technologies across geographic borders? Knokey will expound on his answer to the negative.