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Ken Tucker

Chief Executive Officer

Lignetics Inc

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Lignetics Inc

31756 Highway 200 E

Kootenai, Idaho,83840

United States

Company Description

Lignetics is the largest residential wood pellet manufacturing company in the U.S. which now has a production capacity of approximately 550,000 tons of wood pellets per year. The company is the only pellet manufacturing company that has wood pellet manufacturi... more

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Ken Tucker
Lignetics, Inc. PO Box 1706 Sandpoint, ID 83864 TEL: (208) 263-0564 FAX: (208) 263-9292


Ken Tucker Lignetics (304) 462-4848 Ken Tucker, CEO of Lignetics, said, "The reasons Lunenburg County was selected include the warm welcome from a large number of local sawmill operators, allowing the availability of raw materials, the ease of transporting our finished products to our customer base and the tremendous support we received from the community."

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Ken Tucker, CEO of Lignetics stated, "Completing this acquisition is in line with our strategy to continue to expand our geographic footprint in the U.S. and remain the market leader in the residential wood pellet industry.
Tucker added, "Geneva has great customers which we look forward to continuing to support with the help of Jeff and Lucinda Allen and the rest of the team in Strong, Maine, whose goal is to continue to provide a superior product and excellent customer service."

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Ken Tucker, CEO of Lignetics, Inc. ("Lignetics") and Bob Sourek, CEO of Bear Mountain Forest Products, Inc. ("Bear Mountain"), announced that the two [...]

Lignetics | 2nd Quarter 2011 [cached]

Finishing off a good selling season with a prolonged East Coast winter that kept sales strong through March, and watching a run-up in oil prices that's leading toward more stove sales and domestic pellet usage, Lignetics President and CEO Ken Tucker is looking toward an even better year in 2011-12.
"What really helped the market this year was the prolonged winter, especially in the East, where heating oil is a big factor at all levels," he says. "In November and December things weren't looking too good, but in January winter kicked in. It's the last of March and we're still getting sales when it's usually winding down this time of year." In the meantime, the recent run-up in oil prices should help plant the seed for more summer/early fall orders and also a sense of urgency among those who are considering switching to wood pellet stoves for home heat. The situation leaves Lignetics well positioned in the domestic market, operating efficient plants in both Eastern and Western U.S. at Sandpoint, Id., Linn, WV and Kenbridge, Va. "We believe we're located very well to handle the East and West Coast, and we're in good shape to hit the major distribution points," says Tucker, who joined the industry in 1979 at the Sandpoint mill under prior ownership and became employee #1 and general manager when Lignetics acquired the Idaho plant in 1983. He became President and CEO and largest stockholder in 1998. Tucker adds that the company is also in great shape operationally, with a 2-year-old plant in Virginia that features robotics, the West Virginia plant that offers direct unloading into silos with live-bottom trailers and a negative air system, and the Idaho plant and its new wood-fired burner and dryer and emissions control system. Lignetics The Idaho plant dates to the late 1970s when it produced hog fuel pellets for a large local silver mine and other industrial facilities. Lignetics took over the plant in 1983, becoming one of the first large-scale Western U.S. fuel pellet plants. Lignetics was also the first company in the U.S. to sell bagged pellets for retail sale, Tucker says. The company was one of the first to begin producing bagged pellet fuel in the mid '80s. The Idaho plant is currently in its third generation of equipment, Tucker says, remembering that much of the first generation was feed industry equipment that had been modified to produce and handle wood fuel pellets. However, rising natural gas prices are causing more facilities and their owners to consider switching to biomass, Tucker says, adding that he's seeing more interest in institutional biomass systems in the region. Tucker believes East Coast opportunities for biomass conversions and commercial accounts will also grow, but right now much of the action is just out of effective transportation range of Lignetics' Eastern plants, in upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. "There are transportation and freight issues, but when pellets are needed it becomes viable," Tucker says, adding that the company was shipping into Maine in a high-demand market several years ago. Looking at the recent efforts of the EPA to certify fuel pellet stoves and work with the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) to incorporate PFI's pellet standards as part of EPA's New Source Performance Standards for Residential Wood Heaters, Tucker says, "No one likes to see more government involvement, but in this case it's probably needed." He notes that the wood pellet fuel industry has grown from several dozen producers to more than 100, with much of the growth coming the past four or five years. It's tough to design a stove that can handle a wide variety of fuel types, Tucker believes. "Now, if a stove manufacturer gets a complaint, he can ask, 'Were you using PFI certified fuel?'" The biggest impacts of the new PFI fuel pellet standards, released earlier this year, are the exclusion of scrap, treated or contaminated wood, and the requirement to use a third-party organization to certify fuel content, Tucker believes. "I think it will bring more discipline to the industry and should be helpful, but it's not cheap to do," he says.

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