New Barko Hydraulics Dealer: Ozark Machinery
Barko Hydraulics (Barko) has announced a new dealer for the sales and support of Barko’s full line of forestry equipment covering the state of Missouri, Ozark Machinery Co. (Ozark Machinery) in West Plains, Mo. Ozark Machinery has been an experienced logging and sawmill supplier since 1972, offering a wide range of new and used machinery, parts and technical service; with Barko the company will put a special emphasis on Barko’s line of utility loaders.
“For almost 50 years, we’ve worked hard to provide our customers with the highest quality products specifically built to meet their needs,” comments Jeff Barber, owner and president of Ozark Machinery. “We’re proud to move forward with Barko as they have been a key player in the industry for many years.”
Vaagen Thanks Support For Midway Sawmill
The outpouring of support for Vaagen Fibre Canada’s Midway, BC sawmill, upon the early January Vaagen family announcement of the mill’s impending closure, was substantial, but apparently hasn’t changed the disappointing outcome, at least for now. The Vaagen family, whose Vaagen Brothers Lumber headquarters and sawmill is in Colville, Wash., announced on…
Mercer Gains Mass Timber Contract
Mercer International Inc. reported it has signed its first major mass timber project contract with a large consumer products retailer. The project, which is composed of cross-laminated timber panels, glue-laminated beams and connector elements, is expected to utilize four months of capacity at Mercer’s Spokane, Wash. facility on a one-shift basis over the course of 2023…
U.S. Housing Starts Rebound In February
U.S. housing starts brushed off a sluggish January and reached a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.45 million in February, up 9.8% over January. Single-family starts were 830,000, a percent above January, while multi-family (five units or more) were at 608,000, up a whopping 24% over January. The uptick in February broke a four-consecutive monthly decline for the combined starts…
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