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BC Plans Rankles Industry

Susan Yurkovich, President and CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries, says the British Columbia Government’s apparent intention to defer 2.6 million hectares of old-growth across British Columbia will have a “profound and devastating impact on people, families and communities across the province…

Idaho Producers Supply Mass Timber Arena

Industry stakeholders of all types worked to supply materials for the recently opened ICCU Basketball Arena at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The 4,000 seat facility, which opened in October 2021, incorporates several innovative mass timber elements across some of the longest spans in the country. Designers…

Single-Family Housing Has Narrow Drop, Multi-Family Rises, Permits Looking Good

U.S. housing starts decreased slightly in October to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.520 million, down 0.7% from September, while up 0.4% from October 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly…

Northwest Hardwoods Plans Move Of Head Office To Texas

Major hardwood lumber producer Northwest Hardwoods is relocating its head office from Tacoma, Wash. to Frisco, Tex. CEO Nathan Jeppson states, “This is an important move for our company as we position for long-term growth, and…

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…

Housing Starts Show Modest Decline In September

U.S. housing starts dipped slightly in September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.555 million, down 1.6% from August, but 7.4% above September 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly…

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…

Wood Fiber Group Merges With USNR

USNR and Wood Fiber Group have announced their merger. USNR is an industry-leading global supplier of sawmill and plywood mill machinery, aftermarket parts, and technical and engineering services. Wood Fiber Group is the largest supplier of cutting tools and filing room equipment to the wood products…

Industry Patriarch Varn Passes

George W. Varn, Sr., who broke into the family turpentine business following World War II, and then along with a cousin built a chip mill and a sawmill in the late 1960s in Hoboken, Ga., called Varn Wood Products, and who became one of the patriarchs of the southern pine lumber industry, died September 4 in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., the same hospital…

GP To Build New Sawmill At Pineland

Georgia-Pacific plans to invest $120 million and build a new sawmill at its existing sawmill site in Pineland, Tex. Construction is expected to begin early next year and completed in late 2022. The new sawmill will replace the existing stud mill that was built in the 1960s. The new mill will have the ability to produce 450MMBF of…

BC Plans Rankles Industry

Susan Yurkovich, President and CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries, says the British Columbia Government’s apparent intention to defer 2.6 million hectares of old-growth across British Columbia will have a “profound and devastating impact on people, families and communities across the province…

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Idaho Producers Supply Mass Timber Arena

Industry stakeholders of all types worked to supply materials for the recently opened ICCU Basketball Arena at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The 4,000 seat facility, which opened in October 2021, incorporates several innovative mass timber elements across some of the longest spans in the country. Designers…

read more

Housing Starts Show Modest Decline In September

U.S. housing starts dipped slightly in September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.555 million, down 1.6% from August, but 7.4% above September 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly…

read more

Wood Fiber Group Merges With USNR

USNR and Wood Fiber Group have announced their merger. USNR is an industry-leading global supplier of sawmill and plywood mill machinery, aftermarket parts, and technical and engineering services. Wood Fiber Group is the largest supplier of cutting tools and filing room equipment to the wood products…

read more

Industry Patriarch Varn Passes

George W. Varn, Sr., who broke into the family turpentine business following World War II, and then along with a cousin built a chip mill and a sawmill in the late 1960s in Hoboken, Ga., called Varn Wood Products, and who became one of the patriarchs of the southern pine lumber industry, died September 4 in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., the same hospital…

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GP To Build New Sawmill At Pineland

Georgia-Pacific plans to invest $120 million and build a new sawmill at its existing sawmill site in Pineland, Tex. Construction is expected to begin early next year and completed in late 2022. The new sawmill will replace the existing stud mill that was built in the 1960s. The new mill will have the ability to produce 450MMBF of…

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West Fraser Buying New SYP Sawmill

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire the Angelina Forest Products (AFP) southern yellow pine sawmill in Lufkin, Tex. for $300 million (U.S.). The new sawmill began construction in 2018, commenced operations in late 2019 and is expected to progress toward full production capacity of more than…

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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…

read more

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…

read more

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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USNR Offers Cortex

USNR now offers the Cortex knife system, a cost effective, long life solution featuring chip heads and disposable knives. Cortex knives are known for superior quality and long life, while maintaining the convenience, low maintenance, and…

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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…

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