- Neiman Begins Upgrade Program At Gilchrist
Neiman Enterprises is upgrading operations as it restarts the Gilchrist Forest Products sawmill in Gilchrist, Ore. that Neiman acquired from Interfor last September.
The sawmill is replacing a dated Inovec Dynavision M6 scanner with a new USNR trimmer optimizer and scan frame fitted with a BioLuma 2900L scanning system, as well as a new USNR optimization system for an existing end dog carriage system, providing full 3D imaged solutions. To complete this round of capital expenditure, the mill will also install a new USNR Stick-N-Fork Stacker system.
- Biewer Orders Two Cranes From Fulghum
Fulghum Industries has received an order from Biewer Lumber for two 170 ft. 25 ton log cranes for Biewer’s recently announced new greenfield SYP sawmill site in Winona, Miss. This is the second time Biewer has made the decision to go with a 170 ft. Fulghum crane, as the company has been operating one for over a year at its Newton, Miss. sawmill site. The Winona mill is scheduled to be operational by early 2022.
U.S. housing starts dipped slightly in September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.555 million, down 1.6% from August, but 7.4% above September 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly…
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…
USNR and Wood Fiber Group have announced their merger. USNR is an industry-leading global supplier of sawmill and plywood mill machinery, aftermarket parts, and technical and engineering services. Wood Fiber Group is the largest supplier of cutting tools and filing room equipment to the wood products…
George W. Varn, Sr., who broke into the family turpentine business following World War II, and then along with a cousin built a chip mill and a sawmill in the late 1960s in Hoboken, Ga., called Varn Wood Products, and who became one of the patriarchs of the southern pine lumber industry, died September 4 in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., the same hospital…
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