The Issues

This section of the print magazine presents readers with more details about the cover story and editorials’ take on current events. They are posted on the TP website for your enjoyment.

Remaining Hopeful

I am grateful that everyone I’ve talked to in the industry is healthy and operating, if not at a normal pace at least somewhere in the ballpark. Some places are feeling more of the pinch than others and a lot of it has to do with how they perceive lumber prices…

Our Industry Is On A Mission

If you’re looking for optimism during the coronavirus crisis, you might turn to page 54. It’s the same “coming events” listing page that runs in every issue. That’s the point: The page lists the names, locations and dates of events as if they will actually be held…

What Is An Encoder Anyway?

We’ve been having some fun with sawmill terminology lately. We always so when we hire a new editor fresh out of college, who has been a sportswriter, and who is…

Family Matters To Fritz Mason

It’s time for the 32nd annual announcement of the Timber Processing Person of the Year—a time that always excites me. I am a bit of a person of the year specialist, having written my first profile…

99 Years And Counting

“Gee, ain’t it funny how time slips away,” Willie Nelson sings in what is probably one of the great American songwriter’s less well remembered gems…

Arizona Seeks Huge Forest Investment

Lumber-producing companies make investments all the time to capitalize on targeted resources and wood baskets. What kind of investment would it take to handle 1.097 billion BF of mostly…

Getting The Kids To Join Up

I keep running into long-time acquaintances at lumber industry events who tell me they’re about to retire. This always depresses me, because for one thing it means I probably…

Taking The Pulse Of Optimism

Once again we present the Softwood Lumber Sawmill Operations and Capital Expenditure survey results. Again, this is a survey of U.S. softwood lumber operations…

Market Trends Bear Watching

There was an interesting note in a recent issue of the Random Lengths newsletter highlighting a report from the National Assn. of Homebuilders (NAHB): Following years of a trend toward larger…

Pursuing Self-reliance

Talking with Timber Processing 2019 Person of the Year Red Emmerson and touring Sierra Pacific Industries’ new sawmill in Shelton, Wash. last year…

Brexit For Dummies

Here in North America, while we have all heard about the decision of the United Kingdom to exit the European Union dubbed “Brexit,” we aren’t as looped in as we could be. Indulge me…

TP&EE Portland Will Honor Red Emmerson

Red Emmerson, the 90-year-old chairman and CEO Emeritus of Sierra Pacific Industries, will be honored during the upcoming Timber Processing & Energy Expo as Timber Processing…

‘Staying Power’ Has Meaning

You may notice that this issue includes the 40th annual Lumbermen’s Buying Guide. Wow, 40! It kind of snuck up on me. I’ve been writing on these pages for 35 of those years, which means…

New Sawmills Are Dotting The Landscape

You probably recall the movie Saving Private Ryan. If you do, you’ll remember that Captain Miller and his Ranger company, following their heroic contribution to the breakthrough at…

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