In this Distributor Spotlight, we are thrilled to feature Wood Tech Systems, a long-time partner and distributor of Panels Plus equipment. Wood Tech Systems has represented Panels Plus since Lou-Rich acquired the Panels Plus product line in 2002. Even before that, the Wood Tech Systems team knew Lou-Rich from selling Koskovich equipment (a wall panel saw), from the mid-90’s, which Lou-Rich manufactured for a period of time.

“I’ve been working with Wood Tech Systems for 16 yrs. Jay, Jim, Joe, and Julie bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the table. Customers feel they are being taken care of every step of the way,” said Tim Kaasa, Panels Plus Lead Sales Representative.

Panels Plus and the Wood Tech Systems team have worked on many projects together over the years and have occasionally traveled together to develop sales opportunities. Two of the most notable projects included a complete system that was installed in Nanjing, China as part of a full scale, western-style wall panel operation. Another was a startup facility in Korea where another extensive line brought western-style wood frame and wall panel production to an emerging market.

Jay Halteman, Vice President of Wood Tech Systems, shared his perspective on the partnership: “Across the USA and Canada, we have seen Panels Plus grow into the dominant supplier of wall panel manufacturing equipment as a result of their commitment to quality and top-rated service after the sale. We are proud of our relationship with this industry brand that is manufactured in the USA by an employee-owned company, it’s a great story to be a part of.”

Julie Grunden, Secretary/Treasurer

About Wood Tech Systems

Wood Tech Systems is an independent sales organization that represents a variety of OEM companies to deliver advanced equipment solutions to the offsite component industry. Founded in 1987 by Robert A. “Bob” Halteman, Wood Tech Systems has been in the industry for over 35 years.

Wood Tech Systems has a vast portfolio of equipment and is the industry’s most extensive resource for buying or selling pre-owned equipment.

Some of the equipment they sell includes:

  • Component Production Equipment
  • Wall Panel Framing and Sheathing Equipment
  • Linear Saws
  • Saws-Component, Radial Arm, Automated Measuring Systems
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Roll-Off Truss Trailers
  • Waste Reduction Equipment
  • Replacement Production Surfaces
  • Plant Layout Experts/Production Consultants

You can learn more about Wood Tech Systems on their website:

From left to right: Jim Mavrakes, Sr. Sales Consultant; Jay Halteman, Vice President; Joe Halteman, President