Established in 1953 in Japan, Meinan develops and manufactures innovative machinery for veneer and plywood production, and holds hundreds of worldwide patents. Meinan’s revolutionary "spindleless" lathe drives logs on their circumference with spiked discs instead of spindles, resulting in better veneer quality, higher yield, and extremely close thickness tolerance. The lathe is part of an automatic veneer peeling line featuring automatic stacking and green composing of random strips into full veneer sheets to save labor costs and increase dryer utilization. Meinan also manufactures scarf composers, grading systems, automatic layup lines, and sanders. Represented in USA by Merritt Machinery, LLC in Lockport, NY.