Rosengarth is well known for his extensive background in the wood products industry, including stints with Willamette Industries in composite panels (1985-2000), Weyerhaeuser as VP of Composite Panels (2001-2006), Flakeboard as Chief Operating Officer (2007-2011), and Northwest Hardwoods as President and CEO (2011-2018). Most recently he served as a partner with a private equity firm where his focus was acquiring companies.
“TJ is the right and best choice for our company to lead us forward,” states Cherida Collins Smith, Board Chair. “He has a depth of experience and success in our industry, which is especially important during these challenging times. He embodies the ethics and values that have been and continue to be core to our company.”
Rosengarth received an Operations Management degree from Portland State University as well as Executive Management Studies from Stanford University.
Based in Wilsonville, Ore., Collins has been family-owned since 1855. It operates softwood sawmills in Chester, Calif. and Lakeview, Ore., hardwood sawmill in Kane, Pa., particleboard and siding/trim operations in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Collins upholds its long-standing commitment to land and resource stewardship with more than 311,000 acres of FSC-certified forestlands. Collins was the first privately-owned forest products business in the U.S. to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
U.S. housing starts dipped slightly in September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.555 million, down 1.6% from August, but 7.4% above September 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly…
By customer request Mellott Manufacturing Co., Inc. is now offering the model 70E log flare butt reducer—designed and built with the same rugged quality as the LMR debarkers and all the Mellott product lines. Adding a log flare butt reducer to a mill infeed system will vastly reduce log handling problems…
USNR and Wood Fiber Group have announced their merger. USNR is an industry-leading global supplier of sawmill and plywood mill machinery, aftermarket parts, and technical and engineering services. Wood Fiber Group is the largest supplier of cutting tools and filing room equipment to the wood products…
George W. Varn, Sr., who broke into the family turpentine business following World War II, and then along with a cousin built a chip mill and a sawmill in the late 1960s in Hoboken, Ga., called Varn Wood Products, and who became one of the patriarchs of the southern pine lumber industry, died September 4 in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., the same hospital…
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