Timber Processing’s July/August issue features East Perry Lumber Co. and their new edger line at its hardwood sawmill in Frohna, Mo. It also presents the 34th annual Lumberman’s Buying Guide, which provides information regarding nearly 400 forest products industry equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service businesses and their products. Machinery Row highlights several sawmill projects that are in motion.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. NEDC, commonly referred to as the “forest roads” case. The case asks the Supreme Court to overturn a 2011 ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court that reverses 35 years of law governing how rainwater runoff from forest roads is managed.
One of the steadiest performers in the hardwood lumber industry is 67-year-old East Perry Lumber Co., owned by the Petzoldt family. The company has always emphasized quality and professionalism, while not letting itself get behind in machinery and systems technologies. The company’s wood products roots actually date back to the 1920s when Adolf Petzoldt dealt in stave logs.
I had always wanted to visit East Perry Lumber Co. in Frohna, Missouri, and the opportunity presented itself in late May when I made plans to attend a couple of baseball games in St. Louis. I went to high school in St. Louis and my dad was raised in a small town south of there called De Soto. My family is all Cardinals fans and I try to make it back for a game or two every couple of years.
A new high-resolution grading system is expected to provide stability and increased profitability to Western Forest Products’ Port Alberni mill on Vancouver Island. The purchase is consistent with the company’s capital strategy to implement high return projects to improve its competitiveness with other global producers.
SCS Forest Products launches KilnScout, an innovative wireless in-kiln moisture meter developed for both continuous and batch lumber dry kilns to maximize production and minimize variation. KilnScout hunts out moisture related problems anywhere in your mill, wiping out issues before they affect production. Built to withstand the rigors of a kiln environment (-40°F to 257°F), the wireless transmitters are capable of measuring both temperature and moisture content to provide reliable, accurate readings up to 100' from the receiver.