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…

FS ‘Reassessment’ Runs Fire Risk

Article by Dan Shell, Senior Editor, Timber Processing October 2021 – Perhaps it was the 20-year lifespan of the contract, or maybe it was yet another fire season that scorched half a million acres in the state: What if we can’t deliver the timber that we promise? What if there are court cases…

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…

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Price, Daniels Assume Evergreen CEO Roles

Evergreen Engineering announces the transition of its company leadership from President Gordon Yutzy to existing principals and partners, Justin Price and Danielle Daniels. Yutzy, who has served as president since 2009, will continue to serve as a principal and liaison for his longstanding clients as he prepares for…

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U.S. Housing Starts Complete Robust Year

U.S. housing starts increased 1.4% in December over November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.702 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report. It’s also 2.5% above December 2020…

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Coalition Applauds Commerce Ruling

U.S. Dept. of Commerce issued its final determination in the second administrative review of softwood lumber imports from Canada, and revealed a combined anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duty rate of 17.9%, confirming yet again that Canadian imports are unfairly subsidized and traded into the U.S. market, according to the U.S. Lumber Coalition…

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Build Back Better Awards Oregon Group

Oregon Mass Timber Coalition was named by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as a finalist in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The coalition was awarded $500,000 to create a strategy for a Mass Timber Modular Manufacturing Facility at Marine Terminal 2 in Portland…

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