Meet Tapel Willamette, our South American Division

Nos asociamos a través del servicio, la innovación y la integridad. We partner through service, innovation and integrity.

62 years ago, Willamette Valley Company began as a small business that distributed mill supplies to the wood products industry. Today we have the ability to provide custom products and services all over the world thanks in part to our South American Division of WVCO, Tapel Willamette Inc. SA.

For the past 14 years, Tapel Willamette has produced and distributed the same high-quality solutions for wood, rail, and concrete industries as our North American divisions from their headquarters in Coronel, Chile.

The commitment to quality, service, and innovation has made Tapel Willamette a leading supplier in timber industry, providing products, services and technology solutions. Chemists and engineers continually seek ways to improve the application of our products to add value to their production.

Tapel Willamette recently achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification Process, a set of requirements for a quality management system to ensure that systems and processes are in place so that product and services are delivered effectively and in a controlled and repeatable manner.

To achieve this goal, engineers implemented a world class ERP system that regulates production so that Tapel Willamette can deliver quality, service and value in all products offered to customers.  This quality management system is also used in various plants in the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit www.tapel.cl

Tapel Willamette Inc. SA
Headquarters. 3625 Estero La Posada Avenue Industrial Park Major Major – Chile
Phone: (56) (41) 2928100
Fax: (56) (41) 292810

Coronel, Chile

Obtenga más información visitando www.tapel.cl

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What does WVCO have to do with potatoes? More than you think!

We may be known for our innovations in wood products, railroad maintenance productsconcrete repair solutions and automated systems, but did you know our capabilities extend beyond these industries including agriculture?

You may be surprised to learn that WVCO is the premier supplier of potato seed treatment bark flours. In fact, nearly all potato seed grown in North America is coated with our product which helps protect the newly planted seed.

Potatoes have been an integral part of much of the world’s food supply for centuries and is the world’s fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize. Here are some other quick facts about this important crop that you may not have known:

• The word potato comes from the Spanish word patata.

• The potato is known to produce more food per unit area of land planted than any other major-planted crop.

• There are thousands of different potato varieties but the most popular ones include Russet, Yukon Gold, Kennebec, Desiree and Fingerling.

• In October 1995, the potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space. NASA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, created the technology with the goal of feeding astronauts on long space voyages, and eventually, feeding future space colonies.

• North Dakota produces over 2.7 billion pounds of potatoes annually, while Minnesota is not far behind at 2.3 billion pounds! The states of Idaho and Washington produce nearly half of the U.S. potato crop.

Our eco-friendly product line includes Agri-Fil Premium Douglas Fir which protects the seed potato before and after planting by drying and sealing the cut areas. Other agriculture products include Agri-Fil Premium Alder which is manufactured to exacting standards (this is critical to ensuring performance in the field).

Applications include organic treatments, dispersement of dry chemicals like fungicide, and a drying agent to follow up wet seed treatment.

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Eugene Oregon……the Emerald City and Home to WVCO

View from Skinners Butte

We may be a global business serving customers all over the world, but the heart of our company is located in the lush Willamette Valley in the city of Eugene, Oregon.

Eugene-Springfield is known for it’s friendly character, strong academic influence, natural beauty, eclectic shops, restaurants, music, festivals, arts, and outdoor recreational opportunities like bicycling, kayaking, and running.

It has made numerous “Best Of” lists throughout the years, including Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live 2011 list and America’s Best Affordable Places to Retire according to U.S. News: Money. Just this year, Eugene ranked in the Top 10 on the Livability.com 100 Best Places to Live list, ranked on the Best Places for Business and Careers -Forbes and we ranked 10th on the 2013 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report™ just to name a few.

Here are some fast facts about our city:

• It is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon.

• Eugene is the host city for World-Class Track & Field events such as 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and the 2009 and 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

•Founded by Eugene F. Skinner, an early American settler in Oregon, in 1846. The settlement was once known as “Skinners Mudhole” due to the amount of rain.

• Eugene is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles (80km) east of the Oregon Coast.

•The Nike corporation had its beginnings in Eugene.

•Historic Hayward Field is one of the most famous track and field-only facilities in the world.

•City of Eugene is known for it’s natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

•It is home to The University of Oregon (Go Ducks!)since 1876.

•Eugene is rated by “Bicycling Magazine” as one of the top ten cycling communities in the United States.

•Eugene was the first city to have one-way streets.

•In 1876 the University of Oregon opened in Eugene. Deady Hall was the first building on campus and still exists.

•In the summer of 2014, Eugene will be the host city for the IAAF World Junior Championships. Eugene 2014 marks the first time the IAAF World Junior Championships has been held in the United States and the first IAAF event held on U.S. soil since 1992.

•Eugene’s slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors”.

•It is also referred to as the “Emerald City”, and as “Track Town, USA”.

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