door program will be spearheaded by a Weeke CNC
Pro-Ply’s three veneer presses include an Italpresse
single opening press, a Kuper double opening press,
and an Italpresse five opening press.
“The main objective of our investments is to keep
us at the leading edge of the industry,” said Hanna. “It
allows us to have a more consistent product and keeps
us competitive at the same time. The only way to be a
leader in any industry is to invest heavily in new tech-
nology, which is what Pro-Ply has been doing.”
Pro-Ply has also made a strong environmental commitment. Pro-Ply has been certified against the
Forest Stewardship Council Standard for Chain of
Custody by the Rainforest Alliance. ProPly has been
approved by the State of California Air Resources
Board (CARB) as a ULEF (ultra low-emitting formaldehyde resin) and NAF (no added formaldehyde
based resin) manufacturer of hardwood plywood.
The most common species Pro-Ply uses are maple,
red oak, and cherry, followed by walnut. “We rotary
slice, plain slice, book match, slip match, reverse diamond, sunburst match, herringbone, random match
our veneers to take advantage of the utmost quality
of the wood grain. Veneers are sourced from several
vendors to accommodate our clients’ needs and expectations,” said Hanna.
“We are also adept at working with rare species,”
WMS 2017 Plant
Attendees of WMS
2017, November 2-4
at the International
Centre in Mississauga,
will have the opportunity to participate in
a tour of Pro-Ply. The
tour is slated for the
afternoon of November 2 at approximately 3 p.m. For
more information, go to www.woodworkingnetwork.
See Pro-Ply’s robotic panel sanding line in action by
scanning the code or visit: http://
Phil Hanna, COO, said most common species are maple,
red oak, and cherry, followed by walnut.
Pro-Ply’s senior management team. From left to right:
Vaughn LaVigne (Owner/CEO), Phil Hanna (COO), and
Mike Vigneux (General Manager).
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