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The Z-Trak2 family ushers in a new era of 5GigE 3D profile sensors for high-speed, in-line real-time lumber measurement and inspection. Offering 2,000 points per profile, all Z-Trak2 models are factory calibrated and offered with either blue or red eye safe lasers to suit various surface properties and operating environments. All sensors are housed in IP67 enclosures for harsh environments and come bundled with Teledyne’s Sherlock 8 —a point-and-click, rapid application development software package…

D.R. Johnson Has Prairie City Back Up

Officials with D.R. Johnson Lumber report the company’s Prairie City, Ore. sawmill was back up and running the second week in July. Prairie Wood Products, a division of D.R. Johnson Lumber Co., had been idled since 2009 due to economic downturn pressures…

Paper Excellence Purchases Resolute

Richmond, BC-headquartered and privately held holding company, Paper Excellence Group, a manufacturer of pulp and paper products with seven facilities in Canada, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Domtar Corp. is acquiring Montreal-based…

USNR Acquires Timber Automation

USNR, a division of Wood Technologies International, has acquired Timber Automation, an industry leader in sawmill equipment and technology. The deal adds more than 250 employees and more than 200,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space…

U.S. Single-Family Housing Starts Dip, But Multi-Family Shows Strength

U.S. housing starts continued to slip in June, coming in at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.559 million, which was down 2% from May and down 6.3% from June 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report…

Softwood Board, FS Announce Mass Timber Awards

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and USDA Forest Service recently awarded $2 million total to six projects that highlight innovative architectural design and mass timber’s significant role in carbon reduction. According to SLB officials, lessons…

HALCO Honored For Operations Research

HALCO Software Systems was the recipient of the 2022 Omond Solandt Award in operations research from the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS). This prestigious award, which has typically been awarded to much larger organizations like IBM and Air Canada, was in recognition of HALCO’s developments in production planning optimization methods in the forest industry…

BID Group Purchasing Smith Sawmill Service

BID Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Smith Sawmill Service. The transaction further expands BID’s product and service offerings to include the essential recurring saw and tooling capabilities required to support modern wood…

JoeScan To Debut New Scan Heads

The sawmill scanning experts at JoeScan will soon bring the proven simplicity of their JS-50 scan head to more parts of the sawmill. “Mills love how our latest JS-50 WX model performs on their edgers and trimmers,” says JoeScan president Joey Nelson. “It’s a robust, reliable platform that is very easy to use. So we’ve been working hard to develop next-gen scanners for more machine centers…

UFP Industries Acquires 50% Stake In Dempsey Wood Products

UFP Industries has announced that its affiliate, PalletOne, Inc., has acquired a 50% equity stake in South Carolina sawmill company, Dempsey Wood Products, LLC. The purchase agreement includes options for PalletOne to purchase…

Sponsored Content Provided By Teledyne

The Z-Trak2 family ushers in a new era of 5GigE 3D profile sensors for high-speed, in-line real-time lumber measurement and inspection. Offering 2,000 points per profile, all Z-Trak2 models are factory calibrated and offered with either blue or red eye safe lasers to suit various surface properties and operating environments. All sensors are housed in IP67 enclosures for harsh environments and come bundled with Teledyne’s Sherlock 8 —a point-and-click, rapid application development software package…

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D.R. Johnson Has Prairie City Back Up

Officials with D.R. Johnson Lumber report the company’s Prairie City, Ore. sawmill was back up and running the second week in July. Prairie Wood Products, a division of D.R. Johnson Lumber Co., had been idled since 2009 due to economic downturn pressures…

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Paper Excellence Purchases Resolute

Richmond, BC-headquartered and privately held holding company, Paper Excellence Group, a manufacturer of pulp and paper products with seven facilities in Canada, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Domtar Corp. is acquiring Montreal-based…

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USNR Acquires Timber Automation

USNR, a division of Wood Technologies International, has acquired Timber Automation, an industry leader in sawmill equipment and technology. The deal adds more than 250 employees and more than 200,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space…

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Softwood Board, FS Announce Mass Timber Awards

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and USDA Forest Service recently awarded $2 million total to six projects that highlight innovative architectural design and mass timber’s significant role in carbon reduction. According to SLB officials, lessons…

read more

BID Group Purchasing Smith Sawmill Service

BID Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Smith Sawmill Service. The transaction further expands BID’s product and service offerings to include the essential recurring saw and tooling capabilities required to support modern wood…

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New SYP Sawmill Stirs Up Dust

Looks like construction of the new Canfor $160 million southern yellow pine sawmill in DeRidder, La. is in motion, according to these photos taken by Senior Editor Jessica Johnson as she was passing through the area in early June on an assignment trip…

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HALCO Honored For Operations Research

HALCO Software Systems was the recipient of the 2022 Omond Solandt Award in operations research from the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS). This prestigious award, which has typically been awarded to much larger organizations like IBM and Air Canada, was in recognition of HALCO’s developments in production planning optimization methods in the forest industry…

read more

JoeScan To Debut New Scan Heads

The sawmill scanning experts at JoeScan will soon bring the proven simplicity of their JS-50 scan head to more parts of the sawmill. “Mills love how our latest JS-50 WX model performs on their edgers and trimmers,” says JoeScan president Joey Nelson. “It’s a robust, reliable platform that is very easy to use. So we’ve been working hard to develop next-gen scanners for more machine centers…

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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…

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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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