and a Homag air Tec edgebanding
system for virtually seamless edges.
Designed for flexible manufacturing, the plant also has in place
an IntelliStore material handling
system for automatic retrieval and
storing of the sheet stock.
Also in place at Paladin is a
humidity controlled clean room
for PUR lamination, which can be
critical when it comes to pressing
high-gloss. The company also has
sanding and finishing capabilities, with three GFS in-line spray
booths in a closed loop system.
A sustainable manufacturer,
Paladin has several environmental
initiatives in place, including the
use of an Eco Gate dust collection
management system, high-effi-
ciency lighting, and zero hazard-
ous waste. Founded in 1985, the
company has approximately 30
employees and is a past winner of
the WMIA Wooden Globe Award
for Innovator of the Year.
❯ Attendees also toured the
facility of Stiles Machinery, a
leading supplier of solid wood and
panel processing technology in
North America. Along with a pre-
sentation on Stiles University, the
company’s education and training
initiative, there were machinery
demonstrations and a close-up
look at the parts department and
shipping operations. Stiles also
offers equipment integration and
Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Stiles
also has regional offices in North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas
and California. The company is a
member of the Homag Group. ❮
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A combination of high technology
and old-world craftsmanship was
exhibited by the plants on the tour.
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