Calplant MDF Operation To Start Production This Fall

CalPlant I (CalPlant), the $315 million rice straw-based MDF plant currently under construction in Willows, California, is scheduled to begin production this fall, according to CalPlant CEO Jerry Uhland. Construction of the manufacturing facility is nearly 80% complete, and an inventory of more than 200,000 tons of rice straw is currently in storage at the CalPlant site for the first run of panels, which should roll off the line this November.

Calplant MDF Operation To Start Production This Fall

CalPlant I (CalPlant), the $315 million rice straw-based MDF plant currently under construction in Willows, California, is scheduled to begin production this fall, according to CalPlant CEO Jerry Uhland.

Construction of the manufacturing facility is nearly 80 percent complete, and an inventory of more than 200,000 tons of rice straw is currently in storage at the CalPlant site for the first run of panels, which should roll off the line this November.

CalPlant Nearly Finished

alPlant, a $315 million rice straw-based MDF plant currently under construction in Willows, Calif., is scheduled to begin production this fall, according to CalPlant CEO Jerry Uhland. The announcement was made at this week’s AWFS Fair in Las Vegas by Columbia Forest Products, CalPlant’s exclusive sales agent and an investor in the project.

CalAg Rice Straw MDF Plant

Here’s how the new CalPlant I (CalAg) rice straw based MDF plant in Willows, California looked as of February 5, compliments of CEO Jerry Uhland. The $315 million facility is expected to start up in the third quarter and will have a production capacity of 140MMSF annually and process 275,000 tons of rice straw annually.

Columbia Forest Products Introduces Wade Gregory as Senior Advisor

Columbia Forest Products has announced the appointment of Wade Gregory to the position of senior advisor for its California-based rice straw MDF operation in partnership with CalPlant I, according to Columbia Director of MDF Sales, Steve Chavez.

“The level of panel industry expertise Wade brings to this enterprise of Columbia bolsters our newest venture,” Chavez says. “His knowledge of both manufacturing and sales provide a critical skillset as we move forward with our West Coast expansion.”

Columbia Forest Products becomes an exclusive sales agent for all MDF produced at CalPlant I plant in the US

Columbia Forest Products (CFP) has signed an agreement with MDF producer CalPlant I to be the exclusive sales agent for all MDF produced at the new manufacturer’s Sacramento Valley-based facility.

According to the announcement, CalPlant I will be North America’s first commercial-scale producer of no-added-formaldehyde, rice straw-based MDF, and at design, production capacity of the plant will be approximately 140 million square feet (¾͟ basis) annually.

The Business of Furniture – August, 2018

Columbia Forest Products (CFP) has signed an agreement with MDF producer CalPlant I to be the exclusive sales agent for all MDF produced at the new manufacturer’s Sacramento Valley-based facility.

According to the announcement, CalPlant I will be North America’s first commercial-scale producer of no-added-formaldehyde, rice straw-based MDF, and at design, production capacity of the plant will be approximately 140 million square feet (¾͟ basis) annually.

Columbia Forest Products Appoints Conrad Matthiessen as OEM Sales Manager

Columbia Forest Products has announced the appointment of Conrad Matthiessen as OEM sales manager for its California-based rice straw MDF operation in partnership with CalPlant I, according to Columbia Director of MDF Sales Steve Chavez.

“The breadth of knowledge Conrad brings to this new enterprise of Columbia enhances our technical sales expertise,” Chavez says. “Our partnership with CalPlant I takes our sustainable panel offering to a new level of sophistication.”

Columbia Forest Products in deal to sell rice straw MDF made in new Sacramento OEM plant

Hardwood plywood manufacturer Columbia Forest Products signed an agreement with MDF producer CalPlant I to be its exclusive sales agent for all MDF produced at the new manufacturer’s Sacramento Valley facility.

CEO Jerry Uhland says CalPlant I will be North America’s first commercial-scale producer of no-added-formaldehyde, rice straw-based MDF, with design, production capacity of the plant will be approximately 140 million square feet 3/4 basis annually.