The Issues

Straight from the print magazine, the editors use this column to provide deeper insights into features, provide editorial comments on current events, and maybe even ramble just a little bit. The Issues is your chance to peek into their minds.

SFPA Expo Emerges At The Right Time

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing July 2021 – As I write this it is June 23, 2021 and we are putting the final touches on this issue, in which is included a preview section featuring some of the exhibitors in the upcoming SFPA Forest Products Machinery Exposition…

Good Times Don’t Last Long Sometimes

Good Times Don’t Last Long Sometimes

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing June 2021 – Never—for as long as we’ve been conducting an annual Sawmill Operations & Capital Expenditure Survey—have softwood lumbermen and hardwood lumbermen in the U.S. expressed at…

It’s Next Up For Many Independent Sawmills

It’s Next Up For Many Independent Sawmills

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing May 2021 – The cover story for this issue, on Dempsey Wood Products in Orangeburg, SC, provides further evidence that I am aging quickly. But in a good way. What I mean is, is that the current patriarch of the company, Ronald Dempsey…

Dare We Take One Last Look

Dare We Take One Last Look

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing April 2021 – As I write this, on March 23, 2021, I am compelled to reflect on what was going on one year ago in the U.S. By now, COVID-19 has reared its lethal head in a long-term care facility in King…

Georgia-Pacific Finishes Strong

Georgia-Pacific Finishes Strong

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Timber Processing March 2021 – When the largest privately held company in the U.S., Koch Industries, purchased publicly-held Georgia-Pacific Corp. in 2005, the lumber leadership at GP who came to Koch with the…

Focus On The Family

Focus On The Family

Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Associate Editor, Timber Processing Jan/Feb 2021 – The irony is not lost on me that here we are, in the beginning of the year, with another dynamic (and incredibly deserving) industry…

Somebody Fix My Rearview Mirror

Somebody Fix My Rearview Mirror

Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing December 2020 – The year began with this magazine’s announcement of Georgia-Pacific Lumber President Fritz Mason as the annual Person of the Year. We had grand plans to present the…

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