(Calgary, AB) Great Plains MDF is pleased to announce the appointment of two MDF veterans to its sales and operations teams.  Lanny Hammock will serve as Vice-President, Sales & Marketing while Wade Gregory will serve as Vice-President, Operations.

“The expertise that Wade and Lanny bring to the panel industry is incredible. They are known and trusted names in the MDF global industry and have the experience and knowledge to help ensure Great Plains first project is a success,” McLeod said.

Great Plains MDF is building North America’s first wheat straw-based MDF plant. The mill will be located in Equity, Alberta, in an area known as the bread belt of the Canadian Prairies. The raw material will be sourced from farmers within 125 km of the plant. The plant will produce panels of medium density fibreboard that will match the performance of traditional wood-based MDF in terms of strength and durability. Great Plains will also be producing panels in a wide range of thicknesses and densities providing customers with the greatest possible range of solutions.

“We know that the demand for MDF panels worldwide is only growing and Great Plains MDF is going to become a big part of that growth. We intend to be a major gamechanger in the marketplace. The experience people like Lanny and Wade bring will be a huge part of that success – in fact, they are already signing up Letters of Intent with interested customers,” says McLeod

The company plans to start construction on the mill this fall with MDF panels being produced by 2023.