Idaho Forest Group Acquires Tricon Timber Sawmill

One of the nation’s largest lumber producers based in Coeur d’Alene is acquiring Tricon Timber’s stud mill in St. Regis. The Idaho Forest Group, a family owned wood products company, announced the acquisition last week. The transaction is scheduled to close by Dec. 1....

Montana’s Sawmills Ponder Future Of Timber Industry

From the gateway on Half Moon Road, F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber looks a lot like it did in 1923. About 200 truckloads of logs roll through every week. They get dumped in muddy yards, awaiting their time in the sawmills. The roar makes it hard to talk, even outside...

U.S. Timberland Prices Gain Despite Lumber Slowdown

U.S. timberland accelerated its price growth, despite some lumber market concerns centered on China and the domestic market, which prompted one of the top forestry groups to warn on profits. U.S. timberland prices were 7.2% higher in the April-to-June quarter than a...

Plum Creek CEO Rick Holley Sees Recovery For Lumber

Rick R. Holley is CEO of a real estate investment trust that owns about 6.3 million acres in 19 states, including 720,000 acres in 22 counties in Arkansas. Before becoming CEO of Plum Creek Timber in 1994, Holley had served as vice president and chief financial...