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Richmond, VA–Richmond Raceway Complex was the recent site for the biennial two-day Expo Richmond 2021/37th East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Exposition.

For more than five decades, Expo Richmond has provided the forest products industry the opportunity to maintain efficient and cost effective operations through the event’s exhibits and networking. The exposition offers the year’s largest collection of sawmilling, kiln drying, harvesting, biomass, trucking, pallet manufacturing/recycling, optimization/scanning, material handling, firewood production and related equipment, supplies and services.

The first Expo was held in 1960 in Crozet, VA. It relocated around the Commonwealth to Petersburg, VA, then to the Richmond Arena before finally moving to its current home at the Richmond Raceway Complex.

Through the years, tens of thousands of forest industry personnel have visited the Expo site. Visitors from every state in the U.S. and many foreign countries are welcome to see the latest innovations on display at the Expo.

The exposition is co-sponsored by the Virginia Forest Products Association and the Cooperative Extension Service at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Learn more at www.exporichmond.com.

Lawrence Kessel, Kessel Lumber Products Inc., Keyser, WV; Dan Tooke, Cleereman Controls, Vancouver, WA; and Rob Kittle and Paul Cleereman, Cleereman Industries Inc., Newald, WI
Lawrence Kessel, Kessel Lumber Products Inc., Keyser, WV; Dan Tooke, Cleereman Controls, Vancouver, WA; and Rob Kittle and Paul Cleereman, Cleereman Industries Inc., Newald, WI
Burt Craig, Danny Smith, Jason Vandervort and Mark Booser, Matson Lumber Co., Brookville, PA
Burt Craig, Danny Smith, Jason Vandervort and Mark Booser, Matson Lumber Co., Brookville, PA
Witold Biercz, Performance Design Inc., Chesterfield, VA; and James Miller and John Burkholder, Honeyville Metal Inc., Topeka, IN
Witold Biercz, Performance Design Inc., Chesterfield, VA; and James Miller and John Burkholder, Honeyville Metal Inc., Topeka, IN
Matt Tietz, McDonough Manufacturing Co., Eau Claire, WI; Stan Neglay, Maxi Mill Inc., Albany, OR; and Mike McAvoy and Matt Frazier, McDonough Manufacturing Co.
Matt Tietz, McDonough Manufacturing Co., Eau Claire, WI; Stan Neglay, Maxi Mill Inc., Albany, OR; and Mike McAvoy and Matt Frazier, McDonough Manufacturing Co.
Nelson Miller, John-David Miller and Steve Dagenhart, Air Systems Mfg. of Lenoir Inc., Lenoir, NC
Nelson Miller, John-David Miller and Steve Dagenhart, Air Systems Mfg. of Lenoir Inc., Lenoir, NC
Jeremy Pitts and Byron Chute, Nyle Systems LLC, Brewer, ME
Jeremy Pitts and Byron Chute, Nyle Systems LLC, Brewer, ME
Chris Fehr, U-C Coatings LLC, Buffalo, NY; Ryan Penner, RST Timber Works Inc., Gloucester, VA; and Dave Sondel, U-C Coatings LLC
Chris Fehr, U-C Coatings LLC, Buffalo, NY; Ryan Penner, RST Timber Works Inc., Gloucester, VA; and Dave Sondel, U-C Coatings LLC
Tim Hammond, D.L. Martin Co., Hanover, PA; Dan Kwasniewski, Herb Kwasniewski and Sean Wing, JC Lumber Co., Elkins, WV
Tim Hammond, D.L. Martin Co., Hanover, PA; Dan Kwasniewski, Herb Kwasniewski and Sean Wing, JC Lumber Co., Elkins, WV
Kennon Morris, Northern Neck Lumber Co. Inc., Warsaw, VA; Corey Connors, Virginia Forestry Association, Richmond, VA; and Tripp Josey and Logan Josey, Josey Lumber Co. Inc., Scotland Neck, NC
Kennon Morris, Northern Neck Lumber Co. Inc., Warsaw, VA; Corey Connors, Virginia Forestry Association, Richmond, VA; and Tripp Josey and Logan Josey, Josey Lumber Co. Inc., Scotland Neck, NC
Lance Johnson, ISK Biocides Inc., Memphis, TN; and Joshua Bond and Jim Dobyns, Turman Forest Products Inc., Bedford, VA
Lance Johnson, ISK Biocides Inc., Memphis, TN; and Joshua Bond and Jim Dobyns, Turman Forest Products Inc., Bedford, VA
Bob Pope, SII Dry Kilns, Montpelier, VT; and Ben Mathews, Jim Higgins, Brian Turlington and Ken Matthews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC
Bob Pope, SII Dry Kilns, Montpelier, VT; and Ben Mathews, Jim Higgins, Brian Turlington and Ken Matthews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC
Peter McCarty, TS Manufacturing, Dover-Foxcroft, ME; Mark Young, AHC Hardwood Group, Crystal Spring, PA; Dale McNeilly, Custom Sawmill, Savannah, NY; and Geoff Gannon, TS Manufacturing, Plymouth, NH
Peter McCarty, TS Manufacturing, Dover-Foxcroft, ME; Mark Young, AHC Hardwood Group, Crystal Spring, PA; Dale McNeilly, Custom Sawmill, Savannah, NY; and Geoff Gannon, TS Manufacturing, Plymouth, NH
Ben Mathews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Jake Dean and Tammy Powell, Custom Sawmilling LLC, Rentz, GA; and Ken Matthews and Jim Higgins, SII Dry Kilns
Ben Mathews, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Jake Dean and Tammy Powell, Custom Sawmilling LLC, Rentz, GA; and Ken Matthews and Jim Higgins, SII Dry Kilns
Brian Turlington, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Herbie Daniels, Allegheny Wood Products Inc., Riverton, WV; and Tom Plaugher, Allegheny Wood Products Inc., Petersburg, WV
Brian Turlington, SII Dry Kilns, Lexington, NC; Herbie Daniels, Allegheny Wood Products Inc., Riverton, WV; and Tom Plaugher, Allegheny Wood Products Inc., Petersburg, WV
Tom Sheets, Blue Ridge Lumber Co. LLC, Fishersville, VA; Andrew Clough, Woodworking Mill, Mineral, VA; and Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High Point, NC
Tom Sheets, Blue Ridge Lumber Co. LLC, Fishersville, VA; Andrew Clough, Woodworking Mill, Mineral, VA; and Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High Point, NC
Jason Sears, Embry Automation Controls, Evansville, IN; and John Stirrup and David Stirrup, O-IV Cooperage & Stave Mill, Haymarket, VA
Jason Sears, Embry Automation Controls, Evansville, IN; and John Stirrup and David Stirrup, O-IV Cooperage & Stave Mill, Haymarket, VA
Peyton Motley and Teddy Motley, Stella-Jones Corp., Warsaw, VA; and Trent Worrell, Ball Lumber Co. Inc., Millers Tavern, VA
Peyton Motley and Teddy Motley, Stella-Jones Corp., Warsaw, VA; and Trent Worrell, Ball Lumber Co. Inc., Millers Tavern, VA
Jeremy Mortl, Messersmith Manufacturing Inc., Bark River, MI; Carl-Heinz Pfaff, IVP Forest Products LLC, Morehead City, NC; Craig Albright, Messersmith Manufacturing Inc.; and Henry Haupt, Charles City Timber & Mat LLC, Providence Forge, VA
Jeremy Mortl, Messersmith Manufacturing Inc., Bark River, MI; Carl-Heinz Pfaff, IVP Forest Products LLC, Morehead City, NC; Craig Albright, Messersmith Manufacturing Inc.; and Henry Haupt, Charles City Timber & Mat LLC, Providence Forge, VA
Penn Cooper, Spec Wood and Marketing Solutions Inc., Quebec City, QC; and Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High Point, NC
Penn Cooper, Spec Wood and Marketing Solutions Inc., Quebec City, QC; and Tom Inman, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., High Point, NC
Blaine Bergeron, Southern Packaging Inc., Port Allen, LA; Bill Hendrix, Brewco Inc., Central City, KY; and Sean Sullivan and Blake Bergeron, Southern Packaging Inc.
Blaine Bergeron, Southern Packaging Inc., Port Allen, LA; Bill Hendrix, Brewco Inc., Central City, KY; and Sean Sullivan and Blake Bergeron, Southern Packaging Inc.
Marv Bernhagen, Corley Mfg. Co., Cornelius, OR; Jim Burris and Doyle Kitchings, Corley Mfg. Co., Chattanooga, TN; and Rick Gerard, RG Sawmill Equipment Inc., Elmira, NY
Marv Bernhagen, Corley Mfg. Co., Cornelius, OR; Jim Burris and Doyle Kitchings, Corley Mfg. Co., Chattanooga, TN; and Rick Gerard, RG Sawmill Equipment Inc., Elmira, NY
Duncan Ferguson, Sawmill MD, Crestview, FL; Jon Krepol, Industrial Vision Systems Inc., Broomall, PA; and Mike Ballard, Sawmill MD
Duncan Ferguson, Sawmill MD, Crestview, FL; Jon Krepol, Industrial Vision Systems Inc., Broomall, PA; and Mike Ballard, Sawmill MD
Jerry Johnson, Paw Taw John Services Inc., Rathdrum, ID; Keith Thorpe, Matt’s Firewoods, Cookeville, TN; James Morton, Paw Taw John Services Inc.; Ricky Hennessee, Hennessee Sawmill, Rock Island, TN; and David Miller, Timber Masters LLC/Matt’s Firewoods, Sparta, TN
Jerry Johnson, Paw Taw John Services Inc., Rathdrum, ID; Keith Thorpe, Matt’s Firewoods, Cookeville, TN; James Morton, Paw Taw John Services Inc.; Ricky Hennessee, Hennessee Sawmill, Rock Island, TN; and David Miller, Timber Masters LLC/Matt’s Firewoods, Sparta, TN
Travis Robinson, Morgan Lumber Sales Inc., Creedmoor, NC; Preston Bright and Don Bright, Meherrin River Forest Products Co., Alberta, VA; and Stuart Deacon, W.R. Deacon & Sons Timber Inc., Lexington, VA
Travis Robinson, Morgan Lumber Sales Inc., Creedmoor, NC; Preston Bright and Don Bright, Meherrin River Forest Products Co., Alberta, VA; and Stuart Deacon, W.R. Deacon & Sons Timber Inc., Lexington, VA
Hayes Mellott and Stacy Mellott, Mellott Manufacturing Co. Inc., Mercersburg, PA; and Chris Clark, A.D. Bowman & Son Lumber Co. Inc., Castle Creek, NY
Hayes Mellott and Stacy Mellott, Mellott Manufacturing Co. Inc., Mercersburg, PA; and Chris Clark, A.D. Bowman & Son Lumber Co. Inc., Castle Creek, NY
Hayes Mellott and Carl Park, Mellott Manufacturing Co. Inc., Mercersburg, PA; and Jim Kline and Sean Glessner, Kline’s Equipment & Mill Supplies Inc., Duncansville, PA
Hayes Mellott and Carl Park, Mellott Manufacturing Co. Inc., Mercersburg, PA; and Jim Kline and Sean Glessner, Kline’s Equipment & Mill Supplies Inc., Duncansville, PA
Hal Nowell, Robert Taylor, Grayson Taylor and Miles Johnson, Taylor Machine Works Inc., Louisville, MS
Hal Nowell, Robert Taylor, Grayson Taylor and Miles Johnson, Taylor Machine Works Inc., Louisville, MS
John Hopkins Jr., Hopkins Lumber Contractors Inc., Ridgeway, VA; Drew Cockram, Eastern Virginia Tree Harvesters & Service LLC, Barhamsville, VA; Mike Price, Forestry Systems Inc., Summerfield, NC; and Mike Turman, Turman Wood Group, Floyd, VA
John Hopkins Jr., Hopkins Lumber Contractors Inc., Ridgeway, VA; Drew Cockram, Eastern Virginia Tree Harvesters & Service LLC, Barhamsville, VA; Mike Price, Forestry Systems Inc., Summerfield, NC; and Mike Turman, Turman Wood Group, Floyd, VA
Frances Cooper, Cooper Machine Co. Inc., Wadley, GA; Bryan High, Virginia Timber LLC, Elkton, VA; Mark Musser, Skyline Post & Pole LLC, Louisa, VA; and Robert Cooper, Cooper Machine Co. Inc.
Frances Cooper, Cooper Machine Co. Inc., Wadley, GA; Bryan High, Virginia Timber LLC, Elkton, VA; Mark Musser, Skyline Post & Pole LLC, Louisa, VA; and Robert Cooper, Cooper Machine Co. Inc.
Paul Potter and Dan Zeamer, Salem Equipment Inc., Sherwood, OR; and Tommy Battle, Battle Lumber Co., Wadley, GA
Paul Potter and Dan Zeamer, Salem Equipment Inc., Sherwood, OR; and Tommy Battle, Battle Lumber Co., Wadley, GA
Gary Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; Don Mitchell, Meherrin River Forest Products Co., Crewe, VA; and Kerry Wilson, GF Smith Co. LLC, Portland, OR
Gary Miller, National Hardwood Magazine, Memphis, TN; Don Mitchell, Meherrin River Forest Products Co., Crewe, VA; and Kerry Wilson, GF Smith Co. LLC, Portland, OR
Shannon Garland and Tom Garland, Peakwood Forest Products LLC, Roanoke, VA
Shannon Garland and Tom Garland, Peakwood Forest Products LLC, Roanoke, VA
Wanda Turman, Brandon Turman, Alexander Turman and Katie Turman, Turman Sawmill Inc., Hillsville, VA
Wanda Turman, Brandon Turman, Alexander Turman and Katie Turman, Turman Sawmill Inc., Hillsville, VA
Mike Price, Justin Jenks and Patrick Jenks, Forestry Systems Inc., Summerfield, NC
Mike Price, Justin Jenks and Patrick Jenks, Forestry Systems Inc., Summerfield, NC
Jim Winkelman, Fran Cleereman, Paul Cleereman and Jon Cleereman, Cleereman Industries Inc., Newald, WI
Jim Winkelman, Fran Cleereman, Paul Cleereman and Jon Cleereman, Cleereman Industries Inc., Newald, WI
John Evans, Ontario Hardwood Co. Inc., Keysville, VA; Ron Steele, Timber Products Inspection, Peach Tree City, GA; Scott Scruggs, Drakes Branch Manufacturing, Drakes Branch, VA; and Blake Hinton, Timber Products Inspection, Hobgood, NC
John Evans, Ontario Hardwood Co. Inc., Keysville, VA; Ron Steele, Timber Products Inspection, Peach Tree City, GA; Scott Scruggs, Drakes Branch Manufacturing, Drakes Branch, VA; and Blake Hinton, Timber Products Inspection, Hobgood, NC

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