Timber Processing’s October issue features Bennett Forest Industries’ greenfield sawmill in Grangeville, Idaho, which is hitting production targets with some heavy-duty sawing stations and apparatus. Full automation provides consistent quality and grade recovery at Moose River Lumber’s new grader-less planer mill.
Boise Cascade, L.L.C. has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Aldabra 2 Acquisition Corp. for the sale of Boise Cascade’s Paper, Packaging & Newsprint segments for cash and shares of Aldabra common stock equal to approximately $1.625 billion.
Steadily increasing output and efficiency, the Intermountain region’s newest greenfield sawmill here in north central Idaho has moved into full production mode and routinely breaks a million board feet in a two-shift day on certain products.
Two years on the drawing board, six months in construction and now 10 months in operation, Moose River Lumber Co.’s (MRL) $6.5 million computer automated, grader-less planer mill has delivered as projected. The 32,000 sq. ft. facility is producing as much as the company’s old planer mill did with two shifts, providing significant grade recovery improvements, reductions in economy grades and reduced trim loss. And it does it with roughly 25% of the manpower previously required.
On the heels of success with the McGehee curve-saw gang and RoboGuide edger, Coe Newnes McGehee (CNM) turned to expanding its range of equipment to include primary breakdown, recognizing the positive synergy for mills to have common controls and optimization throughout the primary and secondary breakdown processes.
Many people in the industry know USNR as a sawmill machinery manufacturer, but may not realize the extent to which it manufactures and stocks replacement parts and components that keep sawmills running day after day.
Steve Winistorfer is purchasing TECO, the wood product certification agency, from Ed Starostovic, who had owned it since 1992 and who built the company into one of the largest and most successful wood product certification agencies in North America, including clients and business on four continents.