Wealth from Waste - with Jeff Wagner

Are you ready for a better way to sand? With 3M Xtract, sanding is virtually dust - free
The Woodworking Network Podcast
October 27, 2021

Will Sampson talks about how wealth can be found in what some view as waste, and his guest is Jeff Wagner, executive chairman of CalPlant, a company that is transforming rice straw, a waste product of rice farming, into high-quality medium density fiberboard panel products for the woodworking industry.

This episode of the Woodworking Network podcast was sponsored by 3M Xtract. With 3M Xtract, sanding is virtually dust-free. The new 3M Xtract system includes new net sanding discs, random orbital sanders, and portable dust extraction units that capture up to 97% of the dust generated during sanding. Here’s how it works: The net backing in the discs enables optimal dust capture through the vacuum sander, while ceramic 3M Precision-Shaped Grain delivers an industry-leading cut-rate. Want to learn more about the 3M Xtract Clean Sanding Solution? Go to 3M Xtract™: Sanding, reimagined.

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Intro music courtesy of Anthony Monson.

Jeffrey Wagner
Jeff Wagner
Executive Chairman, CalPlant
Will Sampson
Editorial Director, Woodworking Network / FDMC Magazine