Timber Processing’s July/August issue discusses one of the new president Steve Anthony’s immediate tasks, which has been to finish up the modernization of Anthony Timberlands’ southern pine sawmill in Bearden, Arkansas, with help from plant manager Chuck Gossett. Edwards Wood Products moves quickly through a major upgrade of its Marshville sawmill. This issue also includes the Annual Buying guide.
Arthur Pound Flippo, a native and lifelong resident of Doswell, Va., and chairman of the board of Flippo Lumber Corp., died in Johns Hopkins Hospital on April 9. He was 83. The family lumber firm had been founded by his late father, T. Frank Flippo.
Anthony Timberlands, Inc. is steeped in history and family tradition. With more than a quarter million acres of timberland, two yellow pine sawmills, one hardwood mill, and a treating plant, the company is spread throughout the state of Arkansas.
The original plan would remake the mill over a five year term. Yet once the work started, the core parts of the project took less than a year. The new green end was built around and over the old mill as it continued to function with no downtime or lost production.
Following almost two solid years of record housing starts and soaring lumber prices, sawmillers turned out to do some serious shopping at the 28th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition held June 23-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center.