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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Editor, Timber Processing November 2022 – I very clearly remember a dinner I had with one of my favorite engineers from the West Coast after a day on the sawmill show floor many, many years ago. After a few cocktails (don’t all stories get good once you hear…

You Can’t Miss Big Number 44

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing August 2022 – You’ll notice on the cover of Timber Processing August 2022 that this issue represents the 44th Annual Lumbermen’s Buying Guide. I knew we were putting another Buying Guide together but it didn’t really make its presence felt until I saw…

Diboll Withstands The Test Of Names

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing July 2022 – Do you want to get confused? Let’s go to Diboll, Texas. Here you’ll find the Georgia-Pacific sawmill, which is our cover story this issue as written by Senior Editor Jessica Johnson…

Most Lumbermen Remain Optimistic

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing June 2022 – The great and colorful Satchel Paige, who pitched more than 20 years in the Negro Leagues before winding down his career pitching five seasons in the…

How’s Your Log Supply Chain?

Article by Dan Shell, Senior Editor, Timber Processing May 2022 – In between looking for extra employees to fill out another shift or solidify the one or two already in place, or perhaps looking for larger vaults to hold the cash they’ve been putting away thanks to record lumber prices, lumber suppliers would be smart to…

Pres-To-Logs Has History Of Its Own

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing April 2022 – The story in this issue on North Idaho Energy Logs, written by David Abbott, caught my attention at the mention of Pres-to-logs. Much of the Idaho company’s success in wood energy markets is because of its energy logs or fire logs composed of…

Our Fathers And Their Children

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing March 2022 – My father-in-law, Dr. Woodward D. Lamar, best known as Woodie, died on Thursday morning, February 24, after a brief illness. He was, as the obituary stated, “99 years of ageless…

Schooler Is Leaving Big Shoes To Fill

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing January/February 2022 – We’ve always considered our 34th Person of the Year, Eric Schooler, as one of the good guys. One reason, rather selfishly on our part, is because during his tenures at Hampton Lumber and Collins Companies, when we called up and…

2021 Will Go Down As One Busy Year

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing December 2021 – As the year winds down, we once again take a quick look back through it. Needless to say, everything that happened rode on the dark wings of the pandemic…

Sawmill Industry Is Still In A Sprint

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing November 2021 – The numbing noise of nothingness. I’m referring to those times in the lumber market cycle when profits don’t exist and pessimism takes hold. Anybody in the lumber industry who has some age on them has…

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Hampton Creates New College Tech Endowment

Hampton Lumber & Family Forests is pleased to announce the creation of a Hampton Lumber Scholarship endowment for Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC). The endowment will provide scholarships for students in TBCC’s forestry and manufacturing and industrial technology (MIT) programs…

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USNR Gains Foraction Chile Order

USNR has announced the order of a complete sawmilling system to the Chilean company Foraction Chile. This highly advanced production line is designed to process radiata pine and will be installed at a greenfield site in the Los Rios region, about 800 km south of Santiago…

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Westervelt Announces New COO

The Westervelt Company has announced a new Chief Operating Officer role, to be filled by Cade Warner effective January 1, 2023. Warner is currently Chief Sustainability Officer for Westervelt. In his new role, he will be responsible for the five business operations of The Westervelt Co.—Forest Resources…

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Our publication focuses on sawmill project installations in the softwood and hardwood lumber industry in North America and worldwide. Special emphasis is also given to new product technologies and to the important issues impacting the lumber manufacturing industry.

The Timber Processing editorial staff counts 90 years of combined experience in visiting sawmill operations, interviewing management and production personnel and delivering concise and accurate reports on startups and upgrades.

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