Timber Processing magazine has named Fritz Mason, president and general manager of Georgia-Pacific Lumber, as the 2020 Person of the Year. Mason is the 32nd annual recipient of the award, which has two primary criteria: leadership within one’s company and leadership in industry-at-large. His career in the lumber industry, which began in the Northwest, is spanning into its fifth decade.
The magazine will feature Mason in the January/February 2020 issue, due out in early February. The official presentation of the award will take place during the Timber Processing & Energy Expo in Portland, Oregon, September 30 to October 2, 2020.
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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