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CalPlant Announces New Chief Executive Officer
CalPlant welcomes new leadership as former Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Logistics, Gerina Freeman, steps up to lead the company as CEO WILLOWS, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2022) – CalPlant, manufacturer of Eureka™ MDF, the world’s first no-added-formaldehyde rice straw-based medium density fiberboard (MDF), has announced the transition of Gerina Freeman into the role of…
Willows, CA. (Feb. 15, 2022) — CalPlant I, LLC announced today that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The products: Eureka™ MDF are now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through…
Living Building Chronicle
It’s been a long, hard slog. But a California startup is on the cusp of manufacturing a product that could begin a reversal in the role buildings play in climate change.
CalPlant, a Northern Californa-based company focused on manufacturing sustainably-sourced building products, has begun production of the world’s first no-added-formaldehyde…
How we produce, consume, and dispose of things is depleting natural resources and harming the planet. But what if we treated waste as a viable resource?
CalPlant, a Northern California-based company focused on manufacturing sustainably-sourced building products, announces the official launch of the world’s first no-added-formaldehyde, rice straw-based medium density fiberboard, Eureka™ MDF.
One of the many intriguing tales to emerge from the Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo held March 12-13 at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta was the plight…
Green Builder Magazine
Read about us on Page 32: CalPlant’s MDF performs similar, and in some cases better than, traditional wood fiber-based product in terms of durability and moisture resistance. It’s ideal for…
CalPlant I LLC (CalPlant), the $315 million rice straw-based MDF plant under construction in Willows, Calif., will begin production in the first quarter of 2020, according to CalPlant CEO Jerry…
CalPlant, creator of revolutionary CalBoard medium density fiberboard, was founded with the sole purpose of creating and manufacturing agrifiber-focused building products for the 21st century.
Strategically located in the heart of the rice farming community in Willows, California, CalPlant promotes sustainable practices by producing CalBoard from renewable post-harvest rice straw.
BuildingGreen | Brent Ehrlich
These innovative products reduce carbon emissions’ impacts and include energy-saving windows and insulation, plus low-carbon pavers, gypsum, and MDF.
CalPlant uses a local agricultural fiber (rice straw), whose disposal typically wastes water and generates greenhouse gases, to create a formaldehyde-free MDF with superior performance over similar wood-based products.
FDMC / WoodworkingNetwork | Karl D. Forth
A new rice straw-based MDF plant is now under construction north of Sacramento and is scheduled to begin production this fall. Construction of CalPlant I, the $315 million manufacturing plant…
Glenn County Transcript | Ruby Larson
Construction on a facility 20 years in the making is set to be complete in the fall. CalPlant 1 will be the world’s first commercial-scale producer of no-added-formaldehyde, rice straw-based…
Architect Magazine | Wanda Lau
As the first commercial-scale producer of rice straw–based, formaldehyde-free composite panels, the company will source raw material from within a 25-mile radius.