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Trailer-Mounted Boiler To Aid Roseburg Forest Products During Wildfire Damage Assessment

Fremont, California, November 14, 2014

Nationwide Boiler responded to an emergency call and sent rental equipment to Roseburg Forest Products in Weed, CA for support during a damage assessment of their facility and wood boiler. The damage occurred from the Boles Wildfire that swept the small town of Weed in Siskiyou County, leaving the facility non-operational for a period of time.

Nationwide Boiler Sales Engineer Tim McBride received the initial call from the company’s partner, Cole Industrial, in regards to the customer’s situation. A week later and just one day after the order was placed, a 70,000 lb/hr trailer-mounted boiler, mobile skid-mounted 150,000 lb/hr deaerator and mobile skid-mounted water softener shipped from Nationwide Boiler’s headquarters in Fremont, CA to Roseburg’s veneer plant in Weed. As one of the customer’s requirements, Nationwide Boiler performed burner modifications allowing them to burn liquid propane gas.

Cole Industrial installed the boiler and handled start-up for the customer. The equipment is scheduled to be onsite for the time being until the entire plant is up and running.

The Boles Wildfire burned a total of 516 acres and destroyed over 150 building structures in Siskiyou County. The town of Weed was hit the hardest with 1,500 to 2,000 people evacuated out of a population of only 3,000. No injuries or deaths were reported, and the cause of the fire was found to be larson (http://www.mtshastanews.com/article/20141011/NEWS/141019964).

Roseburg Forest Products, a family-owned company, was founded in 1937 with mills in operation throughout Western Oregon. Roseburg purchased the facility in Weed, CA from International Paper Company in February of 1983 for $5 million dollars. The plant in Weed is now one of the company’s largest mills and supplies veneer, used to make plywood, to customers throughout the Northwest.

Nationwide Boiler was founded in 1967 and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of temporary boiler rental equipment. With a large inventory of trailer-mounted watertube boilers, mobile boiler rooms, mobile feedwater systems, high-efficiency EconoStak economizers and CataStak™ SCR systems for as low as 2 ½ ppm NOx, equipment is available for short- or long-term rentals or permanent solutions worldwide. To learn more visit www.nationwideboiler.com.

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Editorial Contact:
Chelsey Ryker, Nationwide Boiler Inc., cryker@nationwideboiler.com, (510) 490-7100

Technical Contact:
Tim McBride, Nationwide Boiler Inc., tmcbride@nationwideboiler.com, (510) 490-7100

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