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The Issues: Dare We Take One Last Look
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 County in the state of Washington and it is showing up elsewhere.
The National Basketball Association halts its season (I am actually at the game in Atlanta when they make that announcement). The NCAA cancels its post-season basketball tournament. Baseball cancels its spring training. Florida cancels spring break. We are told how to gather at home, at work, and not travel anywhere, especially by flight and most certainly not out of the country.
Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing
Editor’s Note: The following companies submitted editorial profiles and images to complement their advertisements placed in the Timber Processing April 2021 issue.
- BID Group
- McDonough Manufacturing
- Progress Engineering
- Real Performance Machinery
- Salem Equipment
4 Obstacles, 8 Antidotes: Building Authentic Leadership Through Effective Execution
In order to achieve long-term success, leaders must first understand, explore and recognize potential obstacles to their success. This does not refer to outside obstacles, such as market positioning, cost containment or product development. Rather, it refers to the interpersonal skills of the individual and how they impact those around them.
Article by Robert Landau, Principal Adviser, Landau Advisers, LLC.
- Vollmer Delivers With Integrity
- Neiman Begins Upgrade Program At Gilchrist
- Biewer Orders Two Cranes From Fulghum
- Pfeifer Will Install Two Microtec Scanners
- JoeScan Beefs Up Business Developmenet
- Lecours Will Increase Sorting Capacity
- Canfor Plans Update Of Kiln Controls
- Lucidyne Adds Trammel To Team
- Moelven Upgrades With Catech Edger
- South Pine Upgrades Edger Optimization
- Log Handler Has Lived Up To Billing
PRODUCT SCANNER 10
- Mold Prevention
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Katerra Has Grip On CLT Manufacture
Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Associate Editor, Timber Processing
SPOKANE VALLEY, Washington – It takes a lot of time, energy and finance to rewrite the modus operandi of the construction industry supply chain. Just ask Katerra.
While the big picture evolves, the new Katerra CLT plant here is an innovative blend of production technology that makes it one of the most advanced CLT operations in North America.
Log Yard Grading, Scaling Methods At Appalachian Hardwood Mills
Article by Joe McNeel, Director of the West Virginia University Appalachian Hardwood Center WVU AHC); Curt Hassler, research professor at WVU AHC; and Jordan Thompson, procurement forester for Millwood Lumber in Gnadenhutten, Ohio.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is part one of a two-part series on hardwood mill practices in the Appalachian region, based on studies performed by the West Virginia University Appalachian Hardwood Center.
Researchers with the Appalachian Hardwood Center (AHC) at West Virginia University have recently conducted more than 60 studies at sawmills in six states to help sawmill operators better understand their log grades, lumber grade yields and pricing of hardwood logs.
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