Resolute Continues Sawmill Enhancements
Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced capital investments of $50 million in its wood products operations, including: $22 million to modernize equipment at the Senneterre, Quebec sawmill; $13 million at the Thunder Bay/Fort William First Nation, Ontario sawmill to increase capacity by up to 40MMBF with new equipment and modifications to the fiber flow; and $15 million at the Glenwood, Ark. and Cross City Fla. sawmills to support fiber optimization and overall efficiency. The Cross City investment will also increase capacity by up to 20MMBF.
The improvements at the U.S. sawmills build on the previously announced investments associated with the restart of the El Dorado, Ark. sawmill. The company anticipates completing all the projects by the end of the third quarter of 2022.
Resolute Forest Products Purchasing Three Sawmills
Vaagen Thanks Support For Midway Sawmill
The outpouring of support for Vaagen Fibre Canada’s Midway, BC sawmill, upon the early January Vaagen family announcement of the mill’s impending closure, was substantial, but apparently hasn’t changed the disappointing outcome, at least for now. The Vaagen family, whose Vaagen Brothers Lumber headquarters and sawmill is in Colville, Wash., announced on…
Mercer Gains Mass Timber Contract
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U.S. Housing Starts Rebound In February
U.S. housing starts brushed off a sluggish January and reached a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.45 million in February, up 9.8% over January. Single-family starts were 830,000, a percent above January, while multi-family (five units or more) were at 608,000, up a whopping 24% over January. The uptick in February broke a four-consecutive monthly decline for the combined starts…
Cooper Machine Partners With EWD
Cooper Machine Co., a long-established manufacturer of quality sawmill equipment located in Wadley, Ga., announced that it is partnering with German-based sawmill machine manufacturer EWD Sagetechnik. Cooper Machine has been offering equipment for sawmill, pallet, and post and pole mills since 1965. The company is in its third generation of successful management…
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