SFPA Expo Gets It Done, TP&EE 2022 Next Up

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing September 2021 – A tip of the cap goes to Eric Gee, executive director of Southern Forest Products Assn., and his SFPA team for producing an excellent machinery exposition in mid-August at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta…

Sometimes Companies Just Get Lucky

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing August 2021 – In this industry you are bound to cross paths with somebody again, but with one or both of you now working for a different company. Given that I’ve been doing this trade magazine gig for 38 years, I’m never the one who…

SFPA Expo Emerges At The Right Time

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing July 2021 – As I write this it is June 23, 2021 and we are putting the final touches on this issue, in which is included a preview section featuring some of the exhibitors in the upcoming SFPA Forest Products Machinery Exposition…

Good Times Don’t Last Long Sometimes

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing June 2021 – Never—for as long as we’ve been conducting an annual Sawmill Operations & Capital Expenditure Survey—have softwood lumbermen and hardwood lumbermen in the U.S. expressed at…

It’s Next Up For Many Independent Sawmills

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing May 2021 – The cover story for this issue, on Dempsey Wood Products in Orangeburg, SC, provides further evidence that I am aging quickly. But in a good way. What I mean is, is that the current patriarch of the company, Ronald Dempsey…

Dare We Take One Last Look

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing April 2021 – As I write this, on March 23, 2021, I am compelled to reflect on what was going on one year ago in the U.S. By now, COVID-19 has reared its lethal head in a long-term care facility in King…

Georgia-Pacific Finishes Strong

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing March 2021 – When the largest privately held company in the U.S., Koch Industries, purchased publicly-held Georgia-Pacific Corp. in 2005, the lumber leadership at GP who came to Koch with the…

Focus On The Family

Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Associate Editor, Timber Processing Jan/Feb 2021 – The irony is not lost on me that here we are, in the beginning of the year, with another dynamic (and incredibly deserving) industry…

Somebody Fix My Rearview Mirror

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing December 2020 – The year began with this magazine’s announcement of Georgia-Pacific Lumber President Fritz Mason as the annual Person of the Year. We had grand plans to present the…

They Left Behind Lasting Impressions

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing November 2020 – Our fine team at Hatton-Brown Publishers is responsible for producing six trade magazines, one of which is Timber Processing. Those six magazines translate into 46…

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