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…

Family Matters To Fritz Mason

Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Associate Editor, Timber Processing January/February 2020 – It’s time for the 32nd annual announcement of the Timber Processing Person of the Year—a time that always excites me. I am a bit of a person of the…

99 Years And Counting

Article by David Abbott, Senior Associate Editor, Timber Processing November 2019 – “Gee, ain’t it funny how time slips away,” Willie Nelson sings in what is probably one of the great American songwriter’s less well remembered gems…

Arizona Seeks Huge Forest Investment

Article by Dan Shell, Senior Editor, Timber Processing October 2019 – Lumber-producing companies make investments all the time to capitalize on targeted resources and wood baskets. What kind of investment would it take to handle…

Getting The Kids To Join Up

I keep running into long-time acquaintances at lumber industry events who tell me they’re about to retire. This always depresses me, because for one thing it means I probably…

Taking The Pulse Of Optimism

Once again we present the Softwood Lumber Sawmill Operations and Capital Expenditure survey results. Again, this is a survey of U.S. softwood lumber operations…

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Forbes Is Sole Owner Of Brunette

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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.

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