Corn Board Manufacturing plans production of pressed engineered wood alternative in Stratford, Texas; CEO says location of corn stover board manufacturing plant is surrounded by some of state's most concentrated corn-growing areas
June 4, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– Corn Board Manufacturing Inc., which has developed a process to manufacture a pressed engineered wood alternative from compressed corn husks and leaves, is to establish a manufacturing plant in Stratford, Texas, according to a report by NewsChannel 10.
The company's CEO Lane Segerstrom invented and developed the corn stover-based product while growing up on a farm in Iowa. The company has launched a line of longboard skateboards under its "Stalk It" brand. The skateboard has a 100% corn board core, and the company has also produced surfboards and race car shells.
Segerstrom said Corn Board Manufacturing had selected Stratford area to launch its renewable building material because the counties in the Panhandle have some of the most concentrated corn in Texas. Sherman County development committee has supported the company's expansion plans, which are expected to bring jobs to the rural area.
Segerstrom says he has written a book on how to compress the corns material into boards, and expects the product to have significant environmental advantages.
The primary source of this article is NewsChannel 10, Stratford, Texas, on June 4, 2014. The original article can be viewed here.