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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 13th, 1952

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

 

From Popular Science Magazine, 1956

Lassen To Promote New Building Board
February 13, 1952

A new industry being promoted by the Susanville Chamber of Commerce is a plant to manufacture a new type of building board, Secretary Ray Arjo disclosed.

It is manufactured in sheets from wood waste ground to particular size and held together by a special phenolic resin. It is bound together under heat and pressure, making a uniform quality panel with a specific gravity of about 1.0

The resulting hardboard which consists of 94 per cent wood, can be used in the regular millwork field and can be machined the same as plywood.

An imitation grain can be applied to the surface which makes it resemble natural wood panels when stained or blonded.

A sample is on display at the chamber office.

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