Alabama’s Westervelt Company Plans New Sawmill

A 130-year-old Tuscaloosa company is preparing to build a new lumber mill in south Alabama, which is expected to create more than 100 jobs and produce 250 million board feet of lumber annually. The Westervelt Co. said in a news release the new facility is still in the...

Purdue University Scanner May Boost Lumber Industry

The hardwood industry adds $17 billion to Indiana’s economy. Since 1898, the hardwood lumber industry has relied on the human eye to detect knots and other imperfections as a way of determining the quality of lumber. Despite some inefficiencies, this form of grading...

Indiana’s Pike Lumber Announces $3.4 Million Expansion

Pike Lumber Co. has announced plans to expand its operations in Indiana and double its production. The lumber producer is investing $3.4 million to expand and equip its Milan, Indiana-based manufacturing facility. Plans also call to add up to 15 new jobs by 2020. Pike...