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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…

West Fraser Purchases Norbord For $3 Billion

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is acquiring all of the outstanding common shares of Norbord, the world’s largest oriented strandboard producer, for $3.1 billion. Following closing, the combined company will operate as West…

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Klausner-Enfield Deal Is Near

Mayr-Meinhof Holz, which lost out in September on the bid and acquisition of the bankrupt Klausner Lumber One sawmill in Live Oak, Fla. to Binderholz Group, was the…

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Tolko Industries Joins Up With Jasper Lumber

Tolko Industries (U.S.) Ltd. and Jasper Lumber Co. have announced a 50-50 joint-venture partnership in Jasper’s existing southern yellow pine sawmill, shavings, chipping and trucking operations in Jasper, Ala., with plans…

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Stoltze Timber Plans CLT Facility

Montana-based F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. is teaming up with a group of partners to form Stoltze Timber Systems, Inc., which plans to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility adjacent the F.H. Stoltze sawmill near Columbia…

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Northwest Hardwoods Reconfigures

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc. (NWH) reports it has entered into a restructuring support agreement (RSA) with holders of more than 95% in principal amount of the company’s secured notes and certain of its existing equity holders to execute…

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John Porter Price Kept Expanding Horizons

John Porter Price, a patent inventor of the rotary drum debarker for debarking treelength logs and who developed a highly successful business on the concept of starting up and operating independent chip mills…

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Wagner Meters Hires Specialist

Wagner Meters announces the addition of Jason Wright to the sales team as a Business Development Specialist for New Products. Starting in 1986 with a small sundry distributor in Medford, Ore…

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