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Robert Jordan, IV Named Timber Processing Magazine 2021 Person Of The Year

Robert Jordan, IV, president and CEO of the Jordan Companies, is the 2021 Timber Processing Person of the Year, 14 years after his father, Bob Jordan, received the annual award, now in its 33rd year. Truly…

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….

Housing Starts Finish Year With A Bang

U.S. housing starts, thanks to the single-family market, finished 2020 on a surge, with December housing starts at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.669 million, a 5.8% increase over November and 5.2% increase compared to December…

Major Mill Announcements Come From Across The U.S.

Biewer Plans For Second SYP Greenfield Mill: Biewer Lumber is constructing its second greenfield southern yellow pine sawmill in Mississippi, this one in Winona, about 100 miles north of its first one in Newton, and…

Familiar Face Behind Peak Renewables

Peak Renewables reports it is building a 600,000 tonne per year industrial wood pellet facility in Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Fort Nelson First Nation will reportedly have equity in the plant, which is anticipated to be in…

U.S. Housing Starts Continue Upward

U.S. housing starts (single-family and multi-family combined) were a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.547 million in November, an increase of 1.2% over October and 12.8% above November 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S….

Agreement Addresses Role Of Private Working Forests In Lessening Climate Change Dynamics

Forest products industry, environmental and conservation leaders have announced an agreement of principles on the important role sustainably managed forests and forest products…

BID Group To Modernize In Vanderhoof, BC

BID Group, the North American leader in sawmill equipment manufacturing, installation, and life cycle services, has announced it will invest over $3.5 million at its Vanderhoof operations to create a steel pattern…

Binderholz Wins Auction For Klausner Two

Austria-based Binderholz Group has purchased, through auction, the bankrupt Klausner Lumber Two LLC sawmill operation in Enfield, NC for $83.4 million. Binderholz had already purchased, at auction in August,…

Redwood Plastics And Rubber Celebrates 50 Years In Business

Redwood Plastics and Rubber has announced that 2021 will be its 50th year in business. A huge milestone for the firm, which began serving customers in 1971, they have achieved strong, sustained growth…

Housing Starts Finish Year With A Bang

U.S. housing starts, thanks to the single-family market, finished 2020 on a surge, with December housing starts at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.669 million, a 5.8% increase over November and 5.2% increase compared to December…

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Familiar Face Behind Peak Renewables

Peak Renewables reports it is building a 600,000 tonne per year industrial wood pellet facility in Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Fort Nelson First Nation will reportedly have equity in the plant, which is anticipated to be in…

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U.S. Housing Starts Continue Upward

U.S. housing starts (single-family and multi-family combined) were a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.547 million in November, an increase of 1.2% over October and 12.8% above November 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S….

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Binderholz Wins Auction For Klausner Two

Austria-based Binderholz Group has purchased, through auction, the bankrupt Klausner Lumber Two LLC sawmill operation in Enfield, NC for $83.4 million. Binderholz had already purchased, at auction in August,…

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Western Producer Goes South

Idaho Forest Group is building a sawmill in Lumberton, Miss., in Lamar County. The project is a $120 million corporate investment and will create up to 135 jobs. Headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, IFG operates six sawmills and a…

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UFP Industries Purchases PalletOne

UFP Industries, LLC is purchasing PalletOne, Inc. for $232 million. UFP has also agreed to pay $18 million for PalletOne’s recent capital expenditures. Based in Bartow, Fla., PalletOne is a leading manufacturer of new pallets in the…

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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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Kalmar Forklifts ChargePod

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has launched its containerized ChargePod solution for electrically powered forklifts. The solution addresses growing customer demand for cost-effective mobile outdoor charging solutions and is ideal for customers…

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Vecoplan VPC Pre-Crusher

Bulky wood waste such as crates, pallets and cable reels can now be efficiently pre-processed with Vecoplan’s VPC Pre-Crusher machine. The VPC is designed to be paired with any Vecoplan shredder to increase output by 50–200%. Outfitted with…

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Forbes Is Sole Owner Of Brunette

Brunette Machinery Co. Inc. announced that Kirk Forbes has concluded the purchase of shares from his business partners and is now the sole owner of Brunette, which is celebrating more than 75 years in supplying the wood products business…

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BID Continues Digital Growth

The BID Group of Companies has expanded upon its use of PTC’s products to include Vuforia Augmented Reality (AR) offerings, in particular Vuforia Chalk remote experience software. Prior to leveraging Vuforia Chalk, BID deployed PTC’s…

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