Danzer – 1.4 Million US-$ investment project in Pennsylvania successfully completed.
Hardwood specialist Danzer has further increased its capacity for sliced flooring deck layers. Last month, four new drying kilns have been put into operation, at its Darlington, Pennsylvania, facility.
Danzer is now able to produce sliced flooring deck layers from all major North American species close to the resource.
“Since Danzer has introduced sliced 3.0 to 4.0 mm thick deck layers for engineered hardwood flooring in 2012, the focus was on rustic European Oak”, says Greg Lottes, CEO of Danzer Veneer Americas and adds: “High-value North American species like American Walnut benefit even more from the better resource efficiency of our slicing process.”
Danzer had started the construction work for four new Mühlböck drying kilns in Darlington, PA, in spring 2016.
The kilns are now in operation since a few weeks and will reach their full capacity of 50,000 to 60,000 m² deck layers per month in the beginning of 2017. “American species are in high demand globally.
With the new capacity addition in Darlington we are able to produce a high-quality product close to the resource and serve customers in North America and elsewhere very efficiently”, says Lottes.