Timber Processing magazine’s July/August 2014 issue features the 36th Annual Lumbermen’s Buying Guide, including the latest products, supplies and technology. The issue also highlights a special report on the Southern Pine industry and its rising impact on global economics, and possible future resource issues. Other articles discuss the latest on the upcoming Timber Processing & Energy Expo and new projects and products.
TP&EE Sets Up Lumber Workshop; Firm Purchases NW Hardwoods; CatchMark Adds To REIT Portfolio
Timber Processing magazine Managing Editor Dan Shell reports on the rapidly changing Southern pine lumber industry. Shell writes, “Just like the old saying goes, Southern lumber producers are “cursed” to live in interesting times. Indeed, the past decade has been a rollercoaster ride: From historic highs in terms of lumber production to the sharpest economic downturn since the Great Depression and historic lows for lumber prices—only to see an incremental but steady rebuilding of markets and prices in the past two years as the housing industry continues a slow rebound after going from more than 2 million starts in 2005 to barely half a million in 2011. Right now business is better, with Southern lumber production for both domestic consumption and lumber exports on the upswing. Meanwhile, resource trends and past planting practices find Southern sawmillers with an abundance of sawtimber inventories across the region, keeping log costs low—a dynamic that has attracted log export businesses both domestic and international and created a growing southern pine log export industry near major Southern ports.”
The July/August 2014 issue of Timber Processing magazine features the 36th Annual Lumbermen’s Buying Guide. This guide is your desktop guide to almost 400 forest products industry equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service businesses and their products.
Pole Plants Improve Handling; Comact To Open Center In Woodland; Lineal Auto Grader Sold To Bois Lemay; Shuqualak To Implement Log Load Measuring; Kiln Drying Forum Adds Expert; Hyne Timber Invests In BioVision Technology; New Kiln Contributes To Massive Project; 34th Richmond Expo; From Old To New Best Practices