News & Updates

Spotted Owl Back In Court

Preservationist groups and timber industry interests have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service over developments concerning critical habitat acreage…

Kepley-Frank Installs Cleereman Carriage System

Cleereman Industries and Cleereman Controls recently installed a new Cleereman LP-42 linear carriage with Cleereman optimized carriage controls and a…

Sponsored Content Provided By Con-Vey

Con-Vey utilizes a variety of conveyors in order to achieve optimum efficiency in up-front lumber manufacturing for each individual process. Our drag chain conveyors are best suited for…

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…

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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Collins Appoints TJ Rosengarth As President & CEO

Collins has appointed TJ Rosengarth as President & CEO. Rosengarth succeeds Eric Schooler and assumed responsibilities on February 15. Rosengarth is well known for his extensive background in the wood products industry, including…

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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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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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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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