Binderholz Celebrates Enfield Sawmill Opening
Binderholz Enfield LLC held a grand-opening in April to commemorate the official opening of its lumber production facility near Enfield in Halifax County, NC. Company, local community, and elected officials participated in the event alongside Binderholz’s corporate leadership from Austria.
The Enfield facility will produce southern yellow pine lumber used in residential and commercial construction. At full production, the plant will have an output capacity of over 200MMBF.
In January 2021, Binderholz acquired the assets of Klausner Lumber, which included production mills in Live Oak, Fla. and Enfield. Despite a pandemic and lingering supply chain issues, Binderholz was able to upgrade the Enfield manufacturing plant to their standards and meet state and local permitting requirements.
“We appreciate the support from Halifax County and the Enfield community during very challenging times,” commented Matteo Binder of Binderholz. “We have worked hard to get the facility operational and now we must shift our focus to getting employees to achieve full production.”
The company started as a small sawmill in Austria more than 70 years ago and grew into a multi-national company with 60 sites across Europe.
“This is a major milestone, not only for Binderholz, but for Halifax County,” Halifax County Board of Commissioners Chairman Vernon Bryant said. “We are grateful to the company for their commitment to Halifax County and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”
The Enfield production facility will further strengthen Binderholz’s presence in the United States market. The Binderholz Enfield plant is forecast to have 120 full-time employees by 2024. The hiring process will continue until the lumber mill reaches full production capacity.
Hampton Lumber Names Schillinger New CEO
Hampton Lumber has announced that Randy Schillinger will join Hampton Lumber & Family Forests as its new CEO, effective June 26, 2023, taking over for Steve Zika who has served as CEO of Hampton since 2003 and announced his retirement earlier this year. Schillinger has over 25 years of experience in the Pacific Northwest wood products industry. He began his career with…
Combilift Launches New Product At Ligna
As leading forklift manufacturer Combilift continues its 25 years in business celebrations with the launch of another new model truck, this time at Ligna, the international timber and woodworking show, held in Hanover. The new Combi-CB70E is a further addition to Combilift’s ever growing range of electric models which offers powerful performance, extensive…
Housing Starts Increase In April
Housing starts across the U.S. increased in April 2.2% to 1.4 million according the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New Residential Construction report released May 17. Notably, this is 22.3% lower than April 2022’s 1.8 million. Single-family home construction increased 1.6% to its highest level so far in 2023. Starts of apartment…
Find Us On Social
The monthly Timber Processing Industry Newsletter reaches over 4,000 mill owners and supervisors.
Timber Processing is delivered 10 times per year to subscribers who represent sawmill ownership, management and supervisory personnel and corporate executives. Subscriptions are FREE to qualified individuals.
Complete the online form so we can direct you to the appropriate Sales Representative.