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Canfor To Invest In Louisiana

Canfor Corp. has announced it will invest approximately $160 million to build a new, state-of-the-art sawmill near DeRidder, La. The facility will have an annual production capacity of 250 MMBF on a two-shift basis and will directly employ about 130…

Single-Family Starts Dip, But Multi-Family Ticks Upward

U.S. housing starts (single-family and multi-family combined) came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.569 million in April, down 9.5%…

Stimpson Retires After Active Career

Fred Stimpson, one of the Stimpson family members who ran Gulf Lumber Co. in Mobile, and who was most recently president of Canfor Southern Pine for six years, announced…

Satellite Pellet Mills Will Count On Sawmill Byproducts

Drax Group will begin constructing the first of three new “satellite” pellet plants in Arkansas, the company has announced. The three plants are together…

Microtec Announces Branding Strategy

Microtec, a global leader of scanning and optimization solutions for the sawmilling and wood processing industry, announced the official integration and inclusion…

Alabama Mill Plans To Build Back

Thankfully no injuries were reported after an air compressor exploded and started a fire at East Alabama Lumber Co.’s Lafayette, Ala. sawmill on…

U.S. Housing Starts Hit A High Note

U.S. housing starts soared in March 2021, with both single-family and multi-family starts contributing to the boom, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S….

BID Will Upgrade Carolina Facility

BID Group has announced it will invest more than $2.5 million in state-of-the-art technology at its South Carolina operations in St. George. The acquisition of the…

Hood Appoints Mann To Drive Culture

Hood Industries, Inc. announced the promotion of April Mann to Vice President of People Operations and Culture. She replaces Terry Lawhead, who earlier this year…

Spotted Owl Back In Court

Preservationist groups and timber industry interests have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service over developments concerning critical habitat acreage…

Canfor To Invest In Louisiana

Canfor Corp. has announced it will invest approximately $160 million to build a new, state-of-the-art sawmill near DeRidder, La. The facility will have an annual production capacity of 250 MMBF on a two-shift basis and will directly employ about 130…

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Spotted Owl Back In Court

Preservationist groups and timber industry interests have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service over developments concerning critical habitat acreage…

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Producers Make Purchases

Neiman Begins Upgrade Program At Gilchrist – Neiman Enterprises is upgrading operations as it restarts the Gilchrist Forest Products sawmill in Gilchrist, Ore. that Neiman…

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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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Ligna Changes 2021 Show Dates

Organziers of the Ligna show—Deutsche Messe and VDMA—announced that the large woodworking machinery event next year is rescheduled from May to September 27 to October 1, 2021. The announcement comes in view of ongoing developments and…

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