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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…

UK’s James Jones Buys GT Timber

UK’s James Jones & Sons Ltd. has acquired GT Timber Ltd., the parent company of Taylormade Timber Products Ltd. and Kerr Timber Products Ltd., which operate…

U.S. Housing Dips Again in February: Pandemic Started Hitting Home A Year Ago

U.S. housing starts experienced a second straight month of decline in February with a seasonally adjusted annual rate of…

Lucidyne Adds Trammel To Sales Team

Lucidyne announced the addition of Taylor Trammel to its sales team as Sales Representative focusing on the West Coast region. Trammel joined Lucidyne in 2018 as a…

Weyerhaeuser Buys 69,000 Acres

Weyerhaeuser is purchasing 69,200 acres of high-quality Alabama timberlands from Soterra, a subsidiary of Greif, Inc., for $149 million. The acquisition comprises highly productive timberlands in southwest Alabama, 100 miles north of Mobile…

Humboldt Sawmill Gains Biochar Certificate

Utilizing major cogeneration residual, Humboldt Sawmill in Scotia, Calif. has obtained a European Biochar Certificate, the first U.S. based company to do so. Through the production of biochar, a byproduct of its Scotia, California cogeneration plant, Humboldt Sawmill is providing a sustainable product that can be added to soils by farmers and other landowners to aid in…

Interfor Is Purchasing WestRock Summerville Sawmill

Interfor is acquiring the WestRock sawmill in Summerville, SC for US$59 million. The Summerville mill produced 125MMBF in 2020. A new permit was received in 2020 that allows for the production of up to 200MMBF and Interfor has identified a number of operational and capital investment initiatives to optimize and…

Housing Starts Jump Out Of Gate Slowly, But Building Permits Looking Good

U.S. housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.580 million for January, a 6% decrease from December and 2.3% below January a year ago, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report…

Drax Purchase Alters Biomass Landscape

Drax Group, the major United Kingdom-based electricity producer, which has converted much of its generation from coal-fired to wood pellet fuel, has entered into an agreement to purchase major Canadian-based industrial wood pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. The all-cash transaction…

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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Weyerhaeuser Buys 69,000 Acres

Weyerhaeuser is purchasing 69,200 acres of high-quality Alabama timberlands from Soterra, a subsidiary of Greif, Inc., for $149 million. The acquisition comprises highly productive timberlands in southwest Alabama, 100 miles north of Mobile…

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Humboldt Sawmill Gains Biochar Certificate

Utilizing major cogeneration residual, Humboldt Sawmill in Scotia, Calif. has obtained a European Biochar Certificate, the first U.S. based company to do so. Through the production of biochar, a byproduct of its Scotia, California cogeneration plant, Humboldt Sawmill is providing a sustainable product that can be added to soils by farmers and other landowners to aid in…

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Interfor Is Purchasing WestRock Summerville Sawmill

Interfor is acquiring the WestRock sawmill in Summerville, SC for US$59 million. The Summerville mill produced 125MMBF in 2020. A new permit was received in 2020 that allows for the production of up to 200MMBF and Interfor has identified a number of operational and capital investment initiatives to optimize and…

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Drax Purchase Alters Biomass Landscape

Drax Group, the major United Kingdom-based electricity producer, which has converted much of its generation from coal-fired to wood pellet fuel, has entered into an agreement to purchase major Canadian-based industrial wood pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. The all-cash transaction…

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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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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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