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Hunt, Tolko Plan Second Sawmill In La.

Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries Ltd. announced they will build a $240 million sawmill in Bienville Parish, near Taylor, La. Construction is expected to start in early 2022, and the new facility will employ 60 when operations begin in the…

Robbins Lumber Acquires Limington Lumber

Two longtime Maine family-owned businesses have joined forces as Robbins Lumber, Inc., Searsmont, has announced the acquisition of Limington Lumber Co., East Baldwin. Under the acquisition, Limington Lumber will…

Roseburg Plans New Sawmill In North Carolina

Roseburg Forest Products continues to expand operations in the Southeast U.S. with the recent announcement it will build a 400MMBF annual production capacity, 375,000 sq. ft. facility on 200 acres in Weldon, NC in Halifax County…

Housing Starts Gain Steam, Though Permits Show Slight Decline

U.S. housing starts experienced another month of growth in June 2021, reaching a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.643 million, a 6.3% increase…

Carbotech Group Acquires Autolog

Effective July 6, 2021, Carbotech Group has completed the full acquisition of Autolog, a company specializing in wood processing optimization and automation. Experiencing continuous growth as the…

Resolute Continues Sawmill Enhancements

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced capital investments of $50 million in its wood products operations, including: $22 million to modernize equipment at the Senneterre, Quebec sawmill; $13 million at the…

Housing Starts Increase In May, Far Ahead Of One Year Ago

U.S. housing starts bounced back in May following a dip in April. Housing starts (single-family and multi-family combined) came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.572 million, a…

Katerra Digs Too Deep Of A Hole: Anybody Want A New CLT Plant?

Rumors abound over which company will purchase the Katerra cross-laminated timber facility in Spokane, Wash. The new CLT plant is now part of Katerra’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing…

Homag Purchases Press Manufacturer

Homag Group is acquiring majority interest in the Danish mechanical engineering company, Kallesoe Machinery A/S, as Homag takes another step toward establishing itself as a leading technology partner for sustainable construction with solid wood…

Interfor Purchases Four Sawmills From GP

Interfor is acquiring four sawmill operations in Bay Springs, Miss.; Fayette, Ala.; DeQuincy, La.; and Philomath, Ore. from Georgia-Pacific for $375 million. Interfor says these sawmill operations are highly complementary to Interfor’s existing platforms in the…

Hunt, Tolko Plan Second Sawmill In La.

Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries Ltd. announced they will build a $240 million sawmill in Bienville Parish, near Taylor, La. Construction is expected to start in early 2022, and the new facility will employ 60 when operations begin in the…

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Robbins Lumber Acquires Limington Lumber

Two longtime Maine family-owned businesses have joined forces as Robbins Lumber, Inc., Searsmont, has announced the acquisition of Limington Lumber Co., East Baldwin. Under the acquisition, Limington Lumber will…

read more

Roseburg Plans New Sawmill In North Carolina

Roseburg Forest Products continues to expand operations in the Southeast U.S. with the recent announcement it will build a 400MMBF annual production capacity, 375,000 sq. ft. facility on 200 acres in Weldon, NC in Halifax County…

read more

Carbotech Group Acquires Autolog

Effective July 6, 2021, Carbotech Group has completed the full acquisition of Autolog, a company specializing in wood processing optimization and automation. Experiencing continuous growth as the…

read more

Resolute Continues Sawmill Enhancements

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced capital investments of $50 million in its wood products operations, including: $22 million to modernize equipment at the Senneterre, Quebec sawmill; $13 million at the…

read more

Interfor Purchases Four Sawmills From GP

Interfor is acquiring four sawmill operations in Bay Springs, Miss.; Fayette, Ala.; DeQuincy, La.; and Philomath, Ore. from Georgia-Pacific for $375 million. Interfor says these sawmill operations are highly complementary to Interfor’s existing platforms in the…

read more

Homag Purchases Press Manufacturer

Homag Group is acquiring majority interest in the Danish mechanical engineering company, Kallesoe Machinery A/S, as Homag takes another step toward establishing itself as a leading technology partner for sustainable construction with solid wood…

read more

Harrigan Plans For USNR Trimmer Line

Harrigan Lumber in Monroeville, Ala. is investing in a sawmill trimmer line from USNR to ramp up its production. Harrigan’s operation is a southern yellow pine dimensional lumber mill, and the new trimmer line is…

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Lucidyne Transverse Scanner

Microtec’s recent acquisition of Lucidyne creates a significant global lumber scanning portfolio. Microtec has demonstrated success across a range of scanning solutions and Lucidyne’s GradeScan is a gold standard for lineal scanning….

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