TP&EE Returns After Pandemic Cancellation

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Portland, OR–The Timber Processing and Energy Expo (TP&EE) was recently held here at the Portland Expo Center for the fifth time since the original event in 2012. However, this every-other-year expo has not been held since 2018. It was due to be held in 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic caused its cancellation. TP&EE is marketed as the premier wood products machinery event, catering to primary producers of lumber, panels and engineered wood products, complemented by the supporting wood-based energy industry.

Produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions LLC, in addition to a wide array of expo booths manned by equipment and technology suppliers, the three-day expo offered mini-conferences entitled Sawmill Productivity & Efficiency, and From Forest to Frame: Mass Timber Developments, both of which were well attended.

TP&EE Show Director Rich Donnell reported that 170 exhibitors displayed their goods to more than 1,220 registered non-exhibitor attendees. More than 110 wood products producer companies, representing hundreds of mill operations throughout North America and abroad, sent personnel to comb the aisles.

Donnell commented: “We weren’t sure what to expect, given the four year hiatus from the last TP&EE, and given some consolidation in the industry through acquisitions. But we were very pleased with the turnout of mill personnel, and the exhibit floor looked absolutely fantastic with the range of technologies.”

To obtain updates about the upcoming 2024 TP&EE, visit

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

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