Swiss Krono ordered an MDF/HDF plant with an annual capacity of approximately 280,000m³ for its Barnwell, South Carolina, location. The Swiss family enterprise specialising in wood processing and wooden building materials requires the new plant to meet its own in-house requirements. 

In Barnwell the Quiet Giant of laminate flooring production has invested US$230m to extend capacities and to create 105 new jobs. The largest share of the annual output goes into the production of carrying plates for laminate flooring. Moreover, a part of the production serves as an additional market supply.   

The order starts with the extensive process technology ranging from the woodyard to a high-bay storage system including a transfer station to the flooring production. 

The expertise of almost all Siempelkamp subsidiaries is applied in South Carolina.

Sicoplan in Belgium developed the entire plant concept and plans the new equipment based on three-dimensional models.

Pallmann, the expert in size reduction technology within the Siempelkamp Group, contributes to the order the wood yard with a disc chipper and a chip washing system including a refiner.

Büttner will supply an energy plant with a capacity of 53 MW and a dryer; the Italian subsidiary CMC will supply the screening technology.

The forming and press line with one of the latest Generation 8 ContiRoll presses will come from Krefeld.