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Hampton Creates New College Tech Endowment

Hampton Lumber & Family Forests is pleased to announce the creation of a Hampton Lumber Scholarship endowment for Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC). The endowment will provide scholarships for students in TBCC’s forestry and manufacturing and industrial technology (MIT) programs…

USNR Gains Foraction Chile Order

USNR has announced the order of a complete sawmilling system to the Chilean company Foraction Chile. This highly advanced production line is designed to process radiata pine and will be installed at a greenfield site in the Los Rios region, about 800 km south of Santiago…

KDS Windsor, The New York Blower Co. Open New Manufacturing Plant

KDS Windsor, Lumber Drying Technologies, (KDS) and The New York Blower Co. (NYB) have recently announced they are expanding manufacturing operations in Philadelphia, Miss. This joint venture is one of many investments in growth the past few years…

Westervelt Announces New COO

The Westervelt Company has announced a new Chief Operating Officer role, to be filled by Cade Warner effective January 1, 2023. Warner is currently Chief Sustainability Officer for Westervelt. In his new role, he will be responsible for the five business operations of The Westervelt Co.—Forest Resources…

NewLife FP Renamed Restoration Forest Products

Arizona-based forest restoration company NewLife Forest Products has rebranded itself as Restoration Forest Products, LLC (RFOR). In addition to the name change, the company announced changes to its senior leadership team…

Housing Starts Continue Negative Pattern

Housing Starts Continue Negative PatternU.S. housing starts dropped 4.2% in October from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.425 million, including a drop in single-family starts of 6.1% to 855,000, and a modest decline of 0.5% in...

First CLT Office Opens In DC

Opened in fall 2022, the first mass timber commercial building in the U.S. capital city features more than 108,000 sq. ft. of mass timber. The building is an innovative retrofit at 80 M Street SE in Washington, DC: Termed an overbuild—extra stories atop an existing building—the expansion features three floors, where columns of mass timber are visible from the interior…

SFPA Elects 2022-23 Officers

The Southern Forest Products Assn. (SFPA) elected its new officers during the board of directors session at the association’s annual meeting October 21, 2022, in Nashville. The 2022-23 SFPA officers are Chairman of the Board, Mark Richardson, The Westervelt Co.; Vice Chairman of the…

Weyco, Union Reach Contract Agreement

In late October, after a 48-day strike, Weyerhaeuser reported the successful resolution of a work stoppage involving members of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union in Oregon and Washington. Weyerhaeuser has approximately 1,200 employees who are members of…

WWPA Opens 2023 Master Lumberman Nominations

WWPA is now seeking nominations from member companies for the 2023 Master Lumberman honors. The awards will be presented at the Association’s Annual Meeting, April 17, 2023, at the Embassy Suites PDX-Portland Airport Hotel…

Schooler Cuts Down The Net

Timber Processing magazine presented its 34th Annual Person of the Year award to Eric Schooler, CEO of Collins, as he prepared to embark on his new career of “retirement.” The presentation ceremony and reception, which was hosted by Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc. and sponsored by Real…

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Pallet Block Facility Planned

BID Group has announced a partnership with ArbaBlox Inc. to build a state-of-the-art turnkey composite pallet block plant in Winona, Miss. BID will manage, design, build, install and provide startup services for the $53 million project, the largest of its kind in the country…

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Sawmillers Show Up: TP&EE Portland 2022 Was A Success

The recent Timber Processing & Energy Expo, held in Portland, Ore. September 28-30, had a knockout crowd of sawmillers from around the globe walking the aisles. 110 wood producer companies sent representatives to the three-day trade show which featured a sold-out exhibit floor, and one-day…

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Valutec TC Kilns See North American Success

As a leading developer and world leader in continuous dry kilns Valutec has delivered more than 2,000 continuous kilns to sawmills around the world. In 2020, the company commissioned North America’s first TC continuous kiln at Pleasant River’s Moose River Lumber in Jackman, Me. Now, another eight kilns are up and running, or being installed in North America…

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SmartLam Plans Glulam Facility

SmartLam North America, reportedly the largest manufacturer in North America of cross-laminated timber (CLT), announced it will build a $50 million glulam manufacturing facility in Dothan, Ala. The new SmartLam facility, to be built adjacent SmartLam’s existing CLT facility in a 144,000 sq. ft. structure, will manufacture…

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Peak Announce SYP Pellet Mill

Vancouver, Canada-based Peak Renewables plans to build a 180,000 metric tons per year wood pellet mill in Dothan, Ala. The $30 million project will utilize residuals from Rex Lumber sawmills in the area. Construction on the facility is expected to be completed by mid-2023. Peak is building the plant adjacent the SmartLam cross-laminated timber plant and upcoming glulam facility in Dothan…

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U.S. Housing Starts Dip In September, Both Single-Family & Multi-Family Soften

U.S. housing starts dropped 8.1% in September from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.439 million, including a drop in single-family starts of 4.7% to 892,000 and a decline in multi-family starts of 13.1% to 530,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report…

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Interfor To Acquire Chaleur Forest Products

Interfor has announced today that it has reached an agreement with an affiliate of the Kilmer Group to acquire 100% of the equity interests in the entities comprising Chaleur Forest Products. Chaleur owns two modern and well-capitalized sawmill operations located in Belledune and Bathurst, New Brunswick, with a…

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Sawmills Announce Personnel Changes

The Westervelt Co. recently announced a change of leadership in the wood products business. Mark Richardson has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager, Wood Products, effective January 1, 2023. He will be promoted into the role currently held by Joe Patton, who recently announced his retirement after a 24 plus year career with the company…

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Westervelt Picks BID For Planer Mill

BID Group has received a new turnkey order from Westervelt Lumber to modernize the existing planer mill in Moundville, Ala. BID will manage, design, build, equip, install, and provide full start-up services for the project. The new operation will incorporate the full spectrum of BID’s best-in-class…

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Brunette Brings Portable Sawmills Into Mix

Brunette Machinery Co. Inc. announced the acquisition of D&L Timber Technologies Ltd. D&L develops, manufactures and distributes portable sawmills and wood processing equipment. D&L handcrafted SwingBlade sawmills are renowned for their quality, versatility and low maintenance requirements…

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Weinig Gains CLT Project

The Weinig Group reports it has received an order as a complete supplier for a CLT project at HolzBauWerk Schwarzwald GmbH, including all automation components, planers, crosscut saws, fingerjointing lines, edge-gluing machines for longitudinal and cross-layers, plus the…

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Price, Daniels Assume Evergreen CEO Roles

Evergreen Engineering announces the transition of its company leadership from President Gordon Yutzy to existing principals and partners, Justin Price and Danielle Daniels. Yutzy, who has served as president since 2009, will continue to serve as a principal and liaison for his longstanding clients as he prepares for…

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Chemicals Business Rebrands As Arxada

LSI, a global specialty chemicals business with leading positions in Microbial Control Solutions (MCS) and Specialty Products Solutions (SPS) has rebranded as Arxada. The new name follows the company’s launch as an independent business in July after the completion of the sale of Lonza Specialty Ingredients from…

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Mellott Manufacturing Log Flare Butt Reducer

By customer request Mellott Manufacturing Co., Inc. is now offering the model 70E log flare butt reducer—designed and built with the same rugged quality as the LMR debarkers and all the Mellott product lines. Adding a log flare butt reducer to a mill infeed system will vastly reduce log handling problems…

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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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