Timber Processing’s January/February issue spotlights Kevin Hancock, who is the 26th Annual Man of the Year (and the second from his family). Future bioenergy conferences are mentioned, and major developments throughout 400 issues are discussed. Comact goes south with a new facility in South Carolina.
Back-To-Back Conferences Coming Up; No Charges Approved Against Babine; Comact Streamlines Into Southern Office
Timber Processing magazine Associate Editor Jay Donnell highlights Timber Processing’s 2014 Man Of The Year, Kevin Hancock, President of Hancock Lumber in Casco, Maine. Hancock Lumber has been a staple in New England since 1848 and the sixth generation, family owned business has grown into one of America’s oldest and most distinguished lumber companies. The company owns and manages more than 12,000 acres of timberlands in western Maine, operates three eastern white pine sawmills in Casco, Pittsfield and Bethel and 10 contractor-oriented lumberyards in Maine and New Hampshire. Hancock Lumber stands out as a local, independent Maine company in an age of global giants and the company takes pride in helping out the community. President Kevin Hancock, age 47, also takes pride in the business he took over after his father passed away and believes the success of Hancock Lumber is due to its ability to adapt to new ideas and technologies.
A lot of big stories and developments have marked the pages of Timber Processing magazine during its 400 issues, and in a 400th issue special section we’ve reviewed some of them. Topics include: Automated Lumber Grading, Canadian Softwood Lumber, Computerization, Filing Room, Curve-Sawing, Great Recession Of 2008, Hardwood Hard Hit, Lumber Shifts South, Log Exports, Northern Spotted Owl, Scanning Explosion, Small Log Processing, and Timber Contract Relief.
Canfor Implements Counter-Flow Kiln; Sweden Flooring Firm Purchases X-Ray System; New Bander Relieves White City Bottleneck; Bandit Industries, Alamo Go Separate Ways; HewSaw Machine Makes Long Trip
The following companies submitted materials as part of Timber Processing magazine’s 400th issue anniversary: Advanced Sawmill Machinery, Ametek Factory Automation, Baxley Equipment Company, Caterpillar, Cone-Omega, Cut Technologies, Dynalyse, Fulghum Industries, Gilbert Products, Hurst Boiler, JoeScan, Linden Fabricating, Lucidyne, Mahild, Metal Detectors, Inc., MiCROTEC, Nyle Systems, Oleson Saw Technology, Osmose, Pierce Construction & Maintenance, Salem Equipment, Simonds International Corporation, USNR, Vollmer, Wagner Meters, Williams & White Equipment, and Cemar Electro.
Timber Processing magazine Associate Editor Jessica Johnson attends Comact USA’s grand opening in St. George, South Carolina. On November 15, 2013, Comact USA officially opened its St. George, SC manufacturing facility with a grand opening and ribbon cutting. The event featured many elected officials from South Carolina, as well as 15 people from Comact’s parent company, the BID Group of Companies, who came down from British Columbia and 20 people from Comact’s headquarters in Quebec. Festivities began in the late morning with speeches from Dorchester County Council Chair Bill Hearn, Ted Campbell with the South Carolina Dept. of Commerce and St. George Mayor Anne Johnston.