OCTOBER 2020

Cover: Rex Lumber Puts Troy Mill On The Map

TROY, Alabama – Rex Lumber is pushing hard toward production capacity at its new southern yellow pine sawmill here. Given the amazing hike in lumber prices over the summer, the mill is finding its footing at the right time.

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing

Inside This Issue

The Issues: Hatton-Brown Will Produce Conference During SFPA Expo

Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) and Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc. announce a collaboration on a sawmill conference to be held in conjunction with the Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition scheduled August 11-13, 2021 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference portion of EXPO will take place August 11-12.

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New Log, Product Program

MONTROSE, Colorado – Continuing a run of investments in a stud mill facility purchased in 2012, Neiman Enterprises has added a new planer mill to its Montrose Forest Products (MFP) sawmill here, making the operation more efficient and flexible as managers are planning a shift in log supply and product mix in the near future.

Article by Dan Shell, Senior Editor, Timber Processing

Burt Lumber Makes The Grade

WASHINGTON, Georgia – Since taking the sawmill reins from their late grandfather – Mr. Addison Burt – Barry and Burt Goolsby have been on a continuous journey of improvement and automation throughout their southern pine operation. Having worked alongside Mr. Burt in the mill since their early teenage years, they had firsthand experience to support their vision for where to take the mill.

Article and photos supplied by Timber Automation as approved by Burt Lumber

DOWNstream

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following companies submitted editorial profiles and images on their green end downstream sawing and scanning technologies to complement their advertisements through the Timber Processing October 2020 issue.

  • Autolog
  • Cogent Considerations
  • Cone Omega
  • Greg Smith Company
  • JoeScan
  • Lucidyne
  • McDonough Manufacturing
  • Mebor Mellott
  • Timber Automation
  • USNR
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  • McDonough Enhances Machining In Canada
  • Krauss Goes Pro Again With FiberPro
  • Lampe & Malphrus Plans Upgrade
  • BID Group Adjusts Executive Team
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  • Search North America Names Senior Recruiter
  • RoyOMartin Land/Timber Completes 13th Safe Year
  • CORE Carbon May Benefit Landowners
  • Kalesnikoff Announces Three CLT Projects

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Rex Lumber Puts Troy Mill On The Map

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing

TROY, Alabama – Rex Lumber is pushing hard toward production capacity at its new southern yellow pine sawmill here. Given the amazing hike in lumber prices over the summer, the mill is finding its footing at the right time.

General Manager Jason Gulledge will be the first to tell you the mill has another 20% or so to go, and they’ve encountered a few hurdles along the way, but nobody seems to be complaining. Troy is Rex Lumber’s (and the McRae family’s) fourth sawmill, in addition to SYP mills at Graceville and Bristol, Florida and Brookhaven, Mississippi. Once Troy reaches its goal of 300MMBF annual production, Rex Lumber will be flirting with 1 billion BF of combined annual output.

Rex Lumber has always been recognized for its modern sawmills and regularly upgrading them with the newest technology. It has also specialized in tearing down old mills and building new ones on site, but management felt the time was right for a greenfield sawmill.

“Build new and do it the way we wanted,” Gulledge comments, adding that management started kicking it around even before the last presidential election and gave serious consideration to locating in Arkansas.

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