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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…

Justin Price Becomes 75th FPS President

Evergreen Engineering co-CEO Justin Price will serve as president of the Forest Products Society for the 2022-23 term. Price takes over from Terry Liles, Director of Raw Materials for Huber Engineered Woods…

Nova Scotia’s Elmsdale Lumber Announces Big McDonough Project

Elmsdale Lumber Co. in Nova Scotia has engaged McDonough Manufacturing for what will be a complete sawmill modernization over the summers of 2022 and 2023. This project will see upgrades to both primary and secondary sawing systems designed to increase capacity and more importantly yield…

WWPA Conducts Annual Meeting In Washington

Scenic Skamani Lodge at the Columbia River Gorge hosted the Western Wood Products Assn. annual meeting and also the board meeting of the Softwood Lumber Board during May 24-26…

PotlatchDeltic Announces Project At Waldo Sawmill

PotlatchDeltic Corp. is investing $131 million to expand and modernize its sawmill located in Waldo, Ark. The project will increase the mill’s annual production capacity from 190MMBF of southern yellow pine dimension lumber to 275MMBF. The company states that the investment will reduce the mill’s operating costs significantly…

Weyerhaeuser Led Company Through Key Years

George H. Weyerhaeuser Sr., who served as president and CEO of Weyerhaeuser Co. from 1966 to 1991 during an exciting period of wood products development while encountering new timber supply challenges brought on by an aggressive environmental movement in the Northwest, died June 11, 2022 in his sleep at home in Lakewood (Tacoma), Wash. He was 95…

Armor In Housing Starts Reveals Crack

U.S. housing starts dropped significantly in May 2022, down 14.4% from April to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.549 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report. Both single-family and multi-family starts took hits…

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…

Softwood Lumbermen Still Feeling Good

U.S. softwood lumbermen are not as bullish about their lumber business situation as they were a year ago, but they’re still upbeat and capital expenditure projects are in full force, according to Timber Processing’s annual 2022 U.S. Sawmill Operations & Capital Expenditures Survey…

Softwood Lumber Board Updates Board Members

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has reappointed George Emmerson, J.D. Hankins II, Brian Luoma and Brad Thorlakson to serve second terms on the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) Board of Directors. He has also appointed past Director Marc…

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PLIB Partners With TP&EE

Hatton-Brown Expositions and Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau announce that PLIB will participate in the Preferred Partner program with Hatton-Brown’s Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE), which will be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore…

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BC Harvesting Deferrals Kick In

No harvesting will be allowed on nearly 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres) of old-growth in British Columbia as the province and First Nations throughout it develop a new approach to sustainable forest management. “Our government’s new vision for forestry is one where we better…

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Multi-Family Housing Takes Up Slack For March

U.S. housing starts edged higher in March, increasing 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted rate 1.793 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction…

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Freres Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Lyons, Ore.-based Freres Lumber Co., now doing business as Freres Engineered Wood, is celebrating its centennial year, marking a century of transformative growth and positive impact on the wood products industry, clients, employees, and its surrounding communities. Freres celebrates this…

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Oregon Timber Agreement Said To Be Historic

An historic agreement between the timber industry and environmental advocates that the Oregon state legislature recently passed into law forms a comprehensive set of changes to the Oregon Forest Practices Act, and is the result of months of negotiations facilitated by Gov. Kate Brown in which…

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Origin Materials Plans Biomass-Based Facility

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Origin Materials, a carbon-negative materials company committed to the global transition to sustainable materials, announced that the company plans an investment of at least $750 million to develop a biomass…

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BID Group Partners With Yaskawa Robotics

BID Group has entered into partnership with Yaskawa America, Inc, Motoman Robotics Div. The focus of the partnership is to implement robotic systems into BID’s operations and develop new wood processing innovations. Yaskawa Motoman is a leading industrial robotics company in the Americas…

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Canfor Sells Sawmill, Piece Of Forest Tenure

Canfor Corp. is selling its Mackenzie, BC sawmill and site to Peak Renewables. Canfor also announced it is selling its forest trnure in the Mackenzie region to McLeod Lake Indian Band and Tsay Keh Dene Nation. “We are very pleased that the sale of the Mackenzie tenure will provide an opportunity for the…

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Binderholz Implements Solutions From Trimble

Binderholz is implementing Trimble Forestry’s LIMS and WeighWiz solutions for its newly acquired sawmill location in Live Oaks, Fla. LIMS is a widely used log accounting and contracting system. LIMS provides management control over all phases of timberland, woodland, yard and mill operations…

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USNR Offers Cortex

USNR now offers the Cortex knife system, a cost effective, long life solution featuring chip heads and disposable knives. Cortex knives are known for superior quality and long life, while maintaining the convenience, low maintenance, and…

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Homag Purchases Press Manufacturer

Homag Group is acquiring majority interest in the Danish mechanical engineering company, Kallesoe Machinery A/S, as Homag takes another step toward establishing itself as a leading technology partner for sustainable construction with solid wood…

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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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