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…

Hatton-Brown Will Produce Conference During SFPA Expo

Article appears in Timber Processing October 2020
Southern Forest Products Assn. (SFPA) and Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc. announce a collaboration on a sawmill…

No Barnum & Bailey Act But We’re Trying

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing September 2020 – If you didn’t know any better, you would think the Timber Processing & Energy Expo, scheduled for September 30 to October 2…

Wish You Were Here (Or I Was There)

Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Associate Editor, Timber Processing July/August 2020 – Okay, I am just going to come out and say it—I hate Zoom; Google Hangouts; Microsoft Teams; Apple Facetime; Facebook Live; Instagram Live. All of it is literally…

We’re Learning A Lot About What We Can Do

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing June 2020 – A special thank you goes out to the nearly 200 softwood and hardwood lumbermen who completed our annual Sawmill Operations & Capital Expenditure Survey…

Remaining Hopeful

Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Associate Editor, Timber Processing May 2020 – I am grateful that everyone I’ve talked to in the industry is healthy and operating, if not at a normal pace at least somewhere in the ballpark. Some places are feeling…

Our Industry Is On A Mission

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing April 2020 – If you’re looking for optimism during the coronavirus crisis, you might turn to page 54. It’s the same “coming events” listing page that runs in every issue. That’s the point…

What Is An Encoder Anyway?

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing March 2020 – We’ve been having some fun with sawmill terminology lately. We always so when we hire a new editor fresh out of college, who has been a sportswriter, and who is…

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Humboldt Sawmill Gains Biochar Certificate

Utilizing major cogeneration residual, Humboldt Sawmill in Scotia, Calif. has obtained a European Biochar Certificate, the first U.S. based company to do so. Through the production of biochar, a byproduct of its Scotia, California cogeneration plant, Humboldt Sawmill is providing a sustainable product that can be added to soils by farmers and other landowners to aid in…

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Interfor Is Purchasing WestRock Summerville Sawmill

Interfor is acquiring the WestRock sawmill in Summerville, SC for US$59 million. The Summerville mill produced 125MMBF in 2020. A new permit was received in 2020 that allows for the production of up to 200MMBF and Interfor has identified a number of operational and capital investment initiatives to optimize and…

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Drax Purchase Alters Biomass Landscape

Drax Group, the major United Kingdom-based electricity producer, which has converted much of its generation from coal-fired to wood pellet fuel, has entered into an agreement to purchase major Canadian-based industrial wood pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. The all-cash transaction…

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Timber Processing

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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