China......the next powerhouse of plywood manufacturing......
We are anticipating a fundamental shift in the manufacturing of imported panels from Indonesia and Malaysia in the next
10 years. There are literally hundreds of new mills in China - but that also means that there are hundreds of different
panel compositions. For those of you familiar with imports, you will no doubt remember when the Chinese production first
premiered in the United States approximately three years ago. Many a buyer has a story about Chinese panels.....but
in today's market, it is an unfair prejudice.
Admittedly, the Chinese were new to the manufacturing process for plywood. However, several larger manufacturers
have made great strides in upgrading their machinery and operations.
Our import partners have been on the ground in China for over seven years developing materials that we know work
very well in the United States market. These panels offer significant SAVINGS over domestic equivalents.
Be careful!....although it is time for all buyers to look into Chinese production, the buyer still needs to be very
CAREFUL. The buyer needs to work with a savvy company like ourselves to make certain that they are working with
a product that is well known and will deliver what is promised.
Let us help you navigate these waters and bring you a product that will truly amaze you......