Behind the Scenes: Plywood Manufacturing

At Timber Products, we've got what you need—from commodity softwood plywood all the way up to very high-end architectural hardwood plywood. These diverse products can be shipped together on one truck or rail car, with one invoice. That results in a winning combination of cost savings and smoother logistics.

Timber Products plywood manufacturing facility

All plywood plants offer CARB 2 and FSC® certifications, and Medford and Grants Pass also offer SFI® certification. We offer a wide range of veneers, from common domestic species to hard-to-find, responsibly sourced exotics. We can customize panels by length, width and number of plies, as well as value-engineer them by applying UV coating, beading, custom cutting and machining. The single-opening press at Spectrum is specialized for architectural plywood while the multi-opening presses in Medford, Grants Pass, and Corinth allow us to be extremely efficient while producing high-volume orders.

Curious how it all comes together? Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes of Timber Products' plywood manufacturing.

Medford, OR Hardwood Plywood Plant

  • Operates 24 hours per day, 5 days per week with 215 employees
  • High-efficiency veneer drying capabilities utilize material from our nearby Yreka, California softwood veneer facility, providing for comprehensive veneer core capabilities
  • On-site particleboard plant allows for competitive board core options, providing a great mix of offerings
  • On-site hardwood veneer grading and warehouse ensures high quality, consistent grain patterns and color, and a wide array of inventory without long lead times

Grants Pass, OR Hardwood & Softwood Plywood Plant

  • Panel production operates 24 hours per day, 5 days per week with veneer dryers running 24/7, all supported by 190 employees
  • Focuses on specialty sizes and resin applications to meet unique customer requirements for hardwood plywood and industrial softwood plywood
  • Capabilities include 4 resin types, 5-panel lengths (6’ to 10’), 4’ and 5’ widths, and thicknesses from 1/4” to 1.5”

     

    Timber Products mill and lumber yard.
     

Corinth, MS Hardwood Plywood Plant & Value-Add Center

  • Operates four days per week with 45 employees
  • Wide range of core options are available, from veneer cores (including domestic poplar) to various composite cores, available by the truckload with quick lead times
  • Value-added processes include UV prefinishing, beading, cross-grain sanding and lamination
  • On-site hardwood veneer grading and warehouse ensures high quality, consistent grain patterns and color, and a wide array of inventory without long lead times

Spectrum Division, White City, OR

  • Specialized single-opening press line allows for very custom orders of architectural plywood and face veneer options, down to a single-panel order
  • Offering a wide array of core types and sizes up to 5’ x 10’
  • Capabilities to UV prefinish: cut to size and machine any hardwood plywood panel

    Timber Products machinery.

The True “Core” of Timber Products Company

The true “core” of the roughly 5,000,000 panels produced annually at Timber Products Company is our experienced and committed workforce! Many of our employees have worked in the industry for 20 years, 30 years, or even more, and this pool of experience and knowledge is a great benefit for our customers. This dedicated crew allows us to maintain high-quality standards and efficient manufacturing operations.  From managing our timberlands, peeling both hardwood and softwood veneer, through panel production and our TP Trucking division, our employees have expertise through every step of the process.

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