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Lucidyne Becomes Microtec Corvallis

Corvallis, Ore.-based Lucidyne Technologies, which was purchased in 2020 by Microtec, is now named Microtec Corvallis as Microtec finalizes its branding integration plans. Last year, following its acquisitions of Finscan and Woodeye, Microtec rebranded Finscan as Microtec Espoo and Woodeye as…

Softwood Lumbermen Still Feeling Good

U.S. softwood lumbermen are not as bullish about their lumber business situation as they were a year ago, but they’re still upbeat and capital expenditure projects are in full force, according to Timber Processing’s annual 2022 U.S. Sawmill Operations & Capital Expenditures Survey…

Multi-Family Housing Continues Surge

U.S. single-family housing starts in April dipped 7.3% from March to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.1 million, but multi-family starts (five units or more) shot up 16.8% over March to 612,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new…

Softwood Lumber Board Updates Board Members

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has reappointed George Emmerson, J.D. Hankins II, Brian Luoma and Brad Thorlakson to serve second terms on the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) Board of Directors. He has also appointed past Director Marc…

PLIB Partners With TP&EE

Hatton-Brown Expositions and Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau announce that PLIB will participate in the Preferred Partner program with Hatton-Brown’s Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE), which will be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore…

BC Harvesting Deferrals Kick In

No harvesting will be allowed on nearly 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres) of old-growth in British Columbia as the province and First Nations throughout it develop a new approach to sustainable forest management. “Our government’s new vision for forestry is one where we better…

Multi-Family Housing Takes Up Slack For March

U.S. housing starts edged higher in March, increasing 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted rate 1.793 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction…

Freres Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Lyons, Ore.-based Freres Lumber Co., now doing business as Freres Engineered Wood, is celebrating its centennial year, marking a century of transformative growth and positive impact on the wood products industry, clients, employees, and its surrounding communities. Freres celebrates this…

Oregon Timber Agreement Said To Be Historic

An historic agreement between the timber industry and environmental advocates that the Oregon state legislature recently passed into law forms a comprehensive set of changes to the Oregon Forest Practices Act, and is the result of months of negotiations facilitated by Gov. Kate Brown in which…

Westervelt Picks BID For Planer Mill

BID Group has received a new turnkey order from Westervelt Lumber to modernize the existing planer mill in Moundville, Ala. BID will manage, design, build, equip, install, and provide full start-up services for the project. The new operation will incorporate the full spectrum of BID’s best-in-class…

Softwood Lumbermen Still Feeling Good

U.S. softwood lumbermen are not as bullish about their lumber business situation as they were a year ago, but they’re still upbeat and capital expenditure projects are in full force, according to Timber Processing’s annual 2022 U.S. Sawmill Operations & Capital Expenditures Survey…

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Multi-Family Housing Continues Surge

U.S. single-family housing starts in April dipped 7.3% from March to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.1 million, but multi-family starts (five units or more) shot up 16.8% over March to 612,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new…

read more

Softwood Lumber Board Updates Board Members

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has reappointed George Emmerson, J.D. Hankins II, Brian Luoma and Brad Thorlakson to serve second terms on the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) Board of Directors. He has also appointed past Director Marc…

read more

PLIB Partners With TP&EE

Hatton-Brown Expositions and Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau announce that PLIB will participate in the Preferred Partner program with Hatton-Brown’s Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE), which will be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore…

read more

BC Harvesting Deferrals Kick In

No harvesting will be allowed on nearly 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres) of old-growth in British Columbia as the province and First Nations throughout it develop a new approach to sustainable forest management. “Our government’s new vision for forestry is one where we better…

read more

Multi-Family Housing Takes Up Slack For March

U.S. housing starts edged higher in March, increasing 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted rate 1.793 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction…

read more

Freres Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Lyons, Ore.-based Freres Lumber Co., now doing business as Freres Engineered Wood, is celebrating its centennial year, marking a century of transformative growth and positive impact on the wood products industry, clients, employees, and its surrounding communities. Freres celebrates this…

read more

Oregon Timber Agreement Said To Be Historic

An historic agreement between the timber industry and environmental advocates that the Oregon state legislature recently passed into law forms a comprehensive set of changes to the Oregon Forest Practices Act, and is the result of months of negotiations facilitated by Gov. Kate Brown in which…

read more

Origin Materials Plans Biomass-Based Facility

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Origin Materials, a carbon-negative materials company committed to the global transition to sustainable materials, announced that the company plans an investment of at least $750 million to develop a biomass…

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Lucidyne Becomes Microtec Corvallis

Corvallis, Ore.-based Lucidyne Technologies, which was purchased in 2020 by Microtec, is now named Microtec Corvallis as Microtec finalizes its branding integration plans. Last year, following its acquisitions of Finscan and Woodeye, Microtec rebranded Finscan as Microtec Espoo and Woodeye as…

read more

Westervelt Picks BID For Planer Mill

BID Group has received a new turnkey order from Westervelt Lumber to modernize the existing planer mill in Moundville, Ala. BID will manage, design, build, equip, install, and provide full start-up services for the project. The new operation will incorporate the full spectrum of BID’s best-in-class…

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Brunette Brings Portable Sawmills Into Mix

Brunette Machinery Co. Inc. announced the acquisition of D&L Timber Technologies Ltd. D&L develops, manufactures and distributes portable sawmills and wood processing equipment. D&L handcrafted SwingBlade sawmills are renowned for their quality, versatility and low maintenance requirements…

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Weinig Gains CLT Project

The Weinig Group reports it has received an order as a complete supplier for a CLT project at HolzBauWerk Schwarzwald GmbH, including all automation components, planers, crosscut saws, fingerjointing lines, edge-gluing machines for longitudinal and cross-layers, plus the…

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Price, Daniels Assume Evergreen CEO Roles

Evergreen Engineering announces the transition of its company leadership from President Gordon Yutzy to existing principals and partners, Justin Price and Danielle Daniels. Yutzy, who has served as president since 2009, will continue to serve as a principal and liaison for his longstanding clients as he prepares for…

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Chemicals Business Rebrands As Arxada

LSI, a global specialty chemicals business with leading positions in Microbial Control Solutions (MCS) and Specialty Products Solutions (SPS) has rebranded as Arxada. The new name follows the company’s launch as an independent business in July after the completion of the sale of Lonza Specialty Ingredients from…

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Mellott Manufacturing Log Flare Butt Reducer

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…

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Binderholz Implements Solutions From Trimble

Binderholz is implementing Trimble Forestry’s LIMS and WeighWiz solutions for its newly acquired sawmill location in Live Oaks, Fla. LIMS is a widely used log accounting and contracting system. LIMS provides management control over all phases of timberland, woodland, yard and mill operations…

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