What You Must Know About New Formaldehyde Rules

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The road to new regulations of panel formaldehyde emissions have followed a tumultuous path. What new twists are ahead, and how will the new national law impact your business?

Presenter Tim Spayde has been with Columbia Forest Products since 1996. Based in Danville, Virginia, he has co-developed patents in the areas of automated veneer panel inspection and cold-pressing adhesives. Columbia Forest Products is North America's largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer.




A leader in environmental sustainability, Columbia Forest Products is employee-owned and operated, and has 2,000+ employees throughout the United States and Canada.


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Bill Esler | ConfSenior Editor

Bill wrote for WoodworkingNetwork.com, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for WoodworkingNetwork.com.

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.