Timber Processing’s October issue spotlights Devil’s Tower Forest Products in Wyoming for finding gold in “them thar hills” with its emphasis on shop production. A new canter line and high-speed planer mill have this BC mill handling beetle kill wood quickly and gently.
Weyerhaeuser Co. plans to build a sawmill and close one both in the area of Lebanon, Ore. The sawmill on Weirich Drive will permanently close and a new operation will be built at the existing Bauman lumber mill location on Fairview Road. Rob Taylor, Weyerhaeuser’s lumber technologies VP, says Weyerhaeuser will build a world-class sawmill.
The next time you find yourself staring out the window, check out the window frame. If it’s wood, it could very well be lumber produced at Devil’s Tower Forest Products, Inc. (DTFP) here. About 50% of the ponderosa pine sawmill’s 42MMBF production is 5⁄4 and 6⁄4 shop grade lumber, all of which is marketed to major window manufacturers such as Pella, Anderson and Marvin to name a few.
A result of more than seven yars of research and development, GradExpert is a virtually plA result of more than seven years of research and development, GradExpert is a virtually plug-and-play classification solution that encompasses chains, scanners and analysis software all in one unit. Simultaneous top and bottom scanning facilitates a compact design, enabling mills with limited space to easily accommodate it.
New equipment in the sawmill and planer mill is paying off with less downtime, less log breakage and better recovery for L&M Lumber’s studs operation here. Production isn’t bad either, possibly up to 210MMBF this year, with 250MMBF on the horizon, according to President and co-owner Mike Manojlovic Sr.
The following procedures and recommendations are in place at many mills and have proven that manual grading has been and can be successful to the tune of mid 90% on grade, with the percentage of No. 2 & better between 84-86%. I have first-hand experience being a head grader at two different mills with some or all of these procedures in place.
Are you bewildered by Congress’ lack of action for estate tax reform? Do you or your family have significant assets that would create an estate tax problem for your heirs no matter what Congress agrees to – short of outright total estate tax repeal? Do you feel that Congress will ever agree to total estate tax repeal? If not, this article is written especially for you.
Two lumbermen came up to me at the summer meeting of the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Assn. and asked if my son was still a pitcher and if I was still coaching baseball. I didn’t know these gentlemen personally, so I gathered that they had been reading this column through the years, and had read the several columns I have written about my son and me on the ball diamond. Gee, I surmised, if these two guys were inquiring about our baseball exploits, how many others were wanting an update?