Supply-Demand Beat Goes On

Article by Rich Donnell Editor-in-Chief During my recent visit to Georgia-Pacific’s newly started up sawmill in Talladega, Ala., and during my discussions there about the fact that GP is building two additional sawmills (in Georgia) this year, the words that kept...

Pursuing Self-reliance

Article by Dan Shell Managing Editor Talking with Timber Processing 2019 Person of the Year Red Emmerson and touring Sierra Pacific Industries’ new sawmill in Shelton, Wash. last year, two themes kept popping up: self-reliance and full utilization. Emmerson, age 89,...

Trying (Unsuccessfully) To Put A Wrap On 2018

Article by Rich Donnell Editor-in-Chief 2018 has to go down as one of the more remarkable years in North America sawmill history. In fact, history was made with a record framing lumber composite price pushing toward $570 in early summer, followed by a record pricing...

Brexit For Dummies

Article by Jessica Johnson Associate Editor 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 in a current events refresher: The...

TP&EE Portland Will Honor Red Emmerson

Article by Rich Donnell Editor-in-Chief 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 magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. Since the...

‘Staying Power’ Has Meaning

Article by Rich Donnell Editor-in-Chief 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 I missed the very first Lumbermen’s Buying...