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Kalmar Forklifts ChargePod

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has launched its containerized ChargePod solution for electrically powered forklifts. The solution addresses growing customer demand for cost-effective mobile outdoor charging solutions and is ideal for customers…

SFPA, Hatton-Brown Join Forces For 2021 Conference

Southern Forest Products Assn. (SFPA) and Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc., publishers of Timber Processing magazine, have announced a collaboration…

John Porter Price Kept Expanding Horizons

John Porter Price, a patent inventor of the rotary drum debarker for debarking treelength logs and who developed a highly successful business on the concept of starting up and operating independent chip mills…

Timberland Firms Plans Sawmill

Mission Forest Products, a subsidiary of Timberland Investment Resources, LLC, plans to build a sawmill in Corinth, Miss., costing $160 million and creating 130 jobs at the mill and providing economic and employment opportunities for…

Single-Family Starts Rise Again

U.S. housing starts reached a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.415 million in September, a 1.9% increase above August and an 11.1% increase over September 2019. Single-family starts carried the day at 1.108 million in September, a whopping…

Single-Family Housing Starts Go Up

According to the U.S. Census Bureau monthly new residential construction report, U.S. single-family housing starts continued their climb in August, reaching 1.021 million, a 4.1% increase over July and 12% above August a year ago….

Oregon Road Closures Hit Log Truck Routes

Oregon forest products operators are facing more challenges thanks to the indefinite closure of key state highway transportation routes that connect the high Cascades and central Oregon with key log markets in the Willamette…

Louisiana Mills Endure Hurricane Laura

The first major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Laura, made landfall at peak intensity in Cameron, La. on August 27. The storm was the 10th-strongest U.S. hurricane to make landfall by…

Vecoplan VPC Pre-Crusher

Bulky wood waste such as crates, pallets and cable reels can now be efficiently pre-processed with Vecoplan’s VPC Pre-Crusher machine. The VPC is designed to be paired with any Vecoplan shredder to increase output by 50–200%. Outfitted with…

U.S. Says WTO Ruling Misfires

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel report applies an “erroneous Appellate Body interpretation” and would shield Canada’s massive lumber subsidies from U.S. action imposing…

Kalmar Forklifts ChargePod

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has launched its containerized ChargePod solution for electrically powered forklifts. The solution addresses growing customer demand for cost-effective mobile outdoor charging solutions and is ideal for customers…

John Porter Price Kept Expanding Horizons

John Porter Price, a patent inventor of the rotary drum debarker for debarking treelength logs and who developed a highly successful business on the concept of starting up and operating independent chip mills…

Timberland Firms Plans Sawmill

Mission Forest Products, a subsidiary of Timberland Investment Resources, LLC, plans to build a sawmill in Corinth, Miss., costing $160 million and creating 130 jobs at the mill and providing economic and employment opportunities for…

Single-Family Starts Rise Again

U.S. housing starts reached a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.415 million in September, a 1.9% increase above August and an 11.1% increase over September 2019. Single-family starts carried the day at 1.108 million in September, a whopping…

Single-Family Housing Starts Go Up

According to the U.S. Census Bureau monthly new residential construction report, U.S. single-family housing starts continued their climb in August, reaching 1.021 million, a 4.1% increase over July and 12% above August a year ago….

Oregon Road Closures Hit Log Truck Routes

Oregon forest products operators are facing more challenges thanks to the indefinite closure of key state highway transportation routes that connect the high Cascades and central Oregon with key log markets in the Willamette…

Louisiana Mills Endure Hurricane Laura

The first major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Laura, made landfall at peak intensity in Cameron, La. on August 27. The storm was the 10th-strongest U.S. hurricane to make landfall by…

Vecoplan VPC Pre-Crusher

Bulky wood waste such as crates, pallets and cable reels can now be efficiently pre-processed with Vecoplan’s VPC Pre-Crusher machine. The VPC is designed to be paired with any Vecoplan shredder to increase output by 50–200%. Outfitted with…

Pellet Mill Planned For South Carolina

Effingham Pellets, a subsidiary of Charles Ingram Lumber Co., plans to invest $5.4 million to establish a wood pellet operation in Florence County, SC that will produce and supply wood pellets for export sale to Europe. “We are…

Binderholz Wins Klausner Sawmill

Austria-based Binder Beteiligungs AG submitted the winning bid at auction for the Klausner Lumber One LLC sawmill in Live Oak, Fla. Binder out-bid Austria-based Mayr-Melnhof Holz and Vancouver-headquartered Mercer International…

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…

U.S. South Leads Lumber Production

Western Wood Products Assn. reported that U.S. softwood lumber production was 35.165 billion SF in 2019, including 19.365 billion BF produced in the South and 14.254 billion BF produced in the West…

New Ligna Press Spokesperson Announced

Deutsche Messe has named Katharina Siebert as the new Ligna press spokesperson. She is responsible for international communications for the world’s leading trade fair for tools, machinery and equipment for the woodworking and…

Morbark Announces New CEO

Morbark announced the appointment of Brad Boehler as the successor to current President of Morbark Holdings and Vice President of Alamo Group’s Forestry and Tree Care Business Unit, Dave Herr…

U.S. Housing Starts Show Big Increase

U.S. housing starts in June increased more than 17% over May to an annual rate of 1.186 million, with both single family housing starts (831,000) and multi-family housing starts (350,000) showing big increases, according to the U.S. Census Bureau monthly…

Forbes Is Sole Owner Of Brunette

Brunette Machinery Co. Inc. announced that Kirk Forbes has concluded the purchase of shares from his business partners and is now the sole owner of Brunette, which is celebrating more than 75 years in supplying the wood products business…

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