Resolute Forest Products Inc. entered into an agreement to acquire Conifex Timber Inc.’s three sawmills in the U.S. South for $163 million plus working capital estimated at $7 million. The three sawmills, with combined production capacity of 550MMB, are located in Cross City, Florida; and Glenwood and El Dorado, Arkansas.
Production capacity for Cross City is 185MMBF and it is currently operating on a two-shift basis. Glenwood’s capacity is also 185MMBF and is operating on a 1.5 shift basis. The El Dorado mill, with capacity of 180MMBF, was recently idled. Resolute intends to build on Conifex’s capital investments in recent years, including $55 million at El Dorado, $23 million in Glenwood and $12 million in Cross City.
The Z-Trak2 family ushers in a new era of 5GigE 3D profile sensors for high-speed, in-line real-time lumber measurement and inspection. Offering 2,000 points per profile, all Z-Trak2 models are factory calibrated and offered with either blue or red eye safe lasers to suit various surface properties and operating environments. All sensors are housed in IP67 enclosures for harsh environments and come bundled with Teledyne’s Sherlock 8 —a point-and-click, rapid application development software package…
Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing July 2022 – Do you want to get confused? Let’s go to Diboll, Texas. Here you’ll find the Georgia-Pacific sawmill, which is our cover story this issue as written by Senior Editor Jessica Johnson…
Officials with D.R. Johnson Lumber report the company’s Prairie City, Ore. sawmill was back up and running the second week in July. Prairie Wood Products, a division of D.R. Johnson Lumber Co., had been idled since 2009 due to economic downturn pressures…
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