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New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval

New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains ApprovalAir quality officials recently issued a final notice and approval for an air quality permit at a new wood pellet manufacturing plant to be built by Pacific Northwest Renewable Energy (PNWRE) on a 60 acre site...

Collins Sues PG&E Over Dixie Fire

Collins Pine Co. and several affiliated companies have filed a lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric utility seeking compensation for property and business losses stemming from the Dixie Fire in July 2021, which was caused by PG&E’s equipment and negligent operations, according to the complaint.

Prairie Wood Products Closes Due To FS Transport Grant Dispute

Prairie Wood Products Closes Due To FS Transport Grant DisputeClaiming that a change in policy concerning the use of Forest Service grant money for transportation costs, Prairie Wood Products in Prairie City, Ore. suspended operations in...

Two Rivers Lumber Plans Second Alabama Mill

Two Rivers Lumber Plans Second Alabama MillTwo Rivers Lumber Co. plans to invest $115 million to build a state-of-the-art sawmill in Coosa County as the company’s second operation in Alabama. Demopolis-based Two Rivers Lumber has committed to...

C&D Lumber Announces Closure

C&D Lumber Announces ClosureOfficials with C&D Lumber in Riddle, Ore. recently announced the closure of the mill as of May 2, becoming the fourth sawmill in western Oregon to announce a closure since the start of the year. A reduced crew...

Southern Cypress Manufacturers Assn. Elects 2024 Officers

Southern Cypress Manufacturers Assn. Elects 2024 Officers Members of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Assn. (SCMA) elected officers for 2024 at the association’s Annual Meeting on March 25, in Charleston, South Carolina. Truss Beasley of Beasley...

Roseburg Names Tony Ramm Senior VP Of Manufacturing

Roseburg Names Tony Ramm Senior VP Of Manufacturing Roseburg is pleased to announce that Tony Ramm has accepted the role of Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, effective April 8, 2024. Ramm will drive an increased emphasis on the sustainable,...

Georgia Ports Continues Container Expansion

Georgia Ports Continues Container Expansion Georgia Ports Authority approved contracts totaling $65.6 million for container yard work at the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal, a 200-acre facility just downriver from GPA’s main container port. The...

Hilmer Andersson Goes With Valutec

Hilmer Andersson Goes With Valutec Swedish family-owned sawmill company Hilmer Andersson has invested 4 million Euros in wood dryers from Valutec, including a FB continuous kiln and three batch kilns. “Over the years we have developed more and more...

Pyramid Mountain Closing Sawmill

Reports in late March indicate that Pyramid Mountain Lumber plans to close its Seeley Lake, Mont. sawmill. Pyramid announced its board of directors and shareholders unanimously voted “with the heaviest of hearts” to shut the mill and wind down operations as a result of a financial crisis that is worse than challenges the mill weathered in 2000, 2007 and 2015.

Collins Sues PG&E Over Dixie Fire

Collins Pine Co. and several affiliated companies have filed a lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric utility seeking compensation for property and business losses stemming from the Dixie Fire in July 2021, which was caused by PG&E’s equipment and negligent operations, according to the complaint.

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C&D Lumber Announces Closure

C&D Lumber Announces ClosureOfficials with C&D Lumber in Riddle, Ore. recently announced the closure of the mill as of May 2, becoming the fourth sawmill in western Oregon to announce a...

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New From MDI: TWA5000-X Transverse Scanner

MDI has done it again and broken the boundaries of what even they thought was possible. Enter: the TWA5000-X Transverse Scanner metal detector. This system is capable of scanning up to 24 ft. boards in a transverse orientation and it effectively accommodates the most efficient…

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BID Group Starts Apprenticeship Program

In a significant development for the local community, BID Group has collaborated with the Dept. of Labor and Apprenticeship Carolina to launch a groundbreaking apprenticeship program in its Fabrication Shop. The program provides valuable opportunities for aspiring professionals in the manufacturing sector…

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New From Dakin-Flathers Ripper37 Quantum

Engineered to redefine the limits of bandsaw blades, the all-new Ripper37 Quantum from Dakin-Flathers promises unmatched precision, efficiency, and above all, durability for resawing lumber like never before the manufacturer says, lasting twice as long as the Lenox Woodmaster C…

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Bruks Siwertell Acquires West Salem Machinery

Bruks Siwertell Group has signed an acquisition contract for North American heavy machinery specialist, West Salem Machinery (WSM), effective July 1, 2023. The Oregon-based engineering and manufacturing company will continue to operate under its current name as a separate internal division within Bruks Siwertell…

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JoeScan Team Expands

Sawmill scanning company JoeScan, founded in 2002, is once again expanding their team with the addition of two new engineers to their roster. “We’ve seen a tremendous amount of growth in terms of sales,” says JoeScan president Joey Nelson. “So we have some additional demand on our engineers to answer support questions. But we also want to continue to develop new…

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