Tolko Industries (U.S.) Ltd. and Jasper Lumber Co. have announced a 50-50 joint-venture partnership in Jasper’s existing southern yellow pine sawmill, shavings, chipping and trucking operations in Jasper, Ala., with plans to expand lumber production. The collaboration will be known as Jasper Forest Products LLC, A Jasper-Tolko Partnership.
“This joint venture project is an important part of our company growth and we’re excited to be investing in this mill with Jasper Lumber,” says Tolko CEO Brad Thorlakson. “This is our third U.S. lumber partnership and supports our product and geographic diversification.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Tolko,” adds Jasper Lumber Chief Operating Officer Roy Beall. “Tolko has a proven track record in our industry and a long family history in the lumber manufacturing business. We look forward to working with Tolko, our valued customers, and the state and local economic development community as we create jobs and expand capacity from our current 70MMBF to approximately 200MMBF (annually).”
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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