- Biewer Plans For Second SYP Greenfield Mill: Biewer Lumber is constructing its second greenfield southern yellow pine sawmill in Mississippi, this one in Winona, about 100 miles north of its first one in Newton, and 130 miles south of Memphis. The $130 million investment will use BID Group as the turnkey supplier, which was also the case at Newton. Biewer Lumber was the first company to start up a turnkey BID SYP sawmill at Newton in late 2016. The facility in Newton expanded in 2019 with a second line, increasing production to 350MMBF annually. The sawmill in Winona will have similar production capacity. Work on site will begin in first quarter 2021 and startup of the sawmill is scheduled for December 2021.
- Mission Forest Products Orders 250MMBF Capacity Mill: Mission Forest Products is proceeding with plans to build a $160 million 250MMBF annual production greenfield sawmill in Corinth, Miss. and has placed a substantial order with machinery supplier USNR. Mid-South Engineering is contracted to handle the civil and building work. Installation is scheduled for the latter half of 2021, with startup in the first quarter of 2022. Mission Forest Products is a subsidiary of Timberland Investment Resources, LLC, with the project being financed through capital provided by investors that TIR represents.
- Arizona Sawmill Finds New Home: Good Earth Power AZ and its operating entity, NewLife Forest Products, which received the Phase I 4FRI contract to harvest 300,000 acres in Arizona’s national forests back in 2013, and is interested in landing the contract for another 800,000 acres as part of Phase 2 to be awarded in 2021, has acquired a large-scale industrial manufacturing facility in Bellemont, Ariz. near Flagstaff in order to build and operate a sawmill. The 425,000 sq. ft. facility, which sits on a 35-acre property, was built in 1996 as a tissue paper manufacturing facility and owned by global manufacturer Essity, which shut it down in 2019. Good Earth Power/NewLife plans to produce 120MMBF per year of lumber and also produce engineered wood products, while employing 200. The company currently operates an older sawmill in Heber, Ariz. It had started ground work on a new sawmill in Williams, Ariz., but decided to invest in the vacant manufacturing plant and relocate the sawmill there.
Utilizing major cogeneration residual, Humboldt Sawmill in Scotia, Calif. has obtained a European Biochar Certificate, the first U.S. based company to do so. Through the production of biochar, a byproduct of its Scotia, California cogeneration plant, Humboldt Sawmill is providing a sustainable product that can be added to soils by farmers and other landowners to aid in…
Interfor is acquiring the WestRock sawmill in Summerville, SC for US$59 million. The Summerville mill produced 125MMBF in 2020. A new permit was received in 2020 that allows for the production of up to 200MMBF and Interfor has identified a number of operational and capital investment initiatives to optimize and…
U.S. housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.580 million for January, a 6% decrease from December and 2.3% below January a year ago, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report…
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