Woodworking Industry News

MDF plant to be built in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Mekong Wood MDF Joint Stock Company in Phu Tho ordered a complete MDF plant from Germany-based Siempelkamp. The Mekong Wood MDF company is entering panel production, which will primarily be fed with the local raw materials acacia and eucalyptus.


Power of pivoting - with Jeff Wagner

Will Sampson talks about how shifting direction adroitly can make a big difference in the success of your business. 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. The company recently had to make a pivot of its own, entering a restructuring program to keep the startup plant on track.