Ledinek Begins Shipping Cutting-Edge Machinery to SmartLam’s New GLT Facility in Dothan, Alabama

Slovenia-based Ledinek announced last Thursday (10-12-23) that the initial shipments containing the state-of-the-art equipment for SmartLam’s new GLT production facility located in Dothan, Alabama, have left Ledinek’s Hoče manufacturing site.

According to the press release, this initial shipment marks the beginning of a major delivery for the SmartLam project, which is projected to span the next five months.

The automated plant, which will be designed, fabricated, installed, and commissioned by Ledinek, includes staff training and an array of the company’s cutting-edge machinery. Notably, these include the high-speed continuous finger jointing system Kontizink H 4000; the groundbreaking edge glue press Z-Press 18; the company’s swiftest pressing solution for glulam production, the Rotopress; as well as planers such as Superlas, Startoplan, and more.

In January 2024, the initial installation team will kick off their onsite work. The company says it is eagerly awaiting the project’s progression—the very first Ledinek plant in the US.

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