By following media from across the country, we are witnessing that many facets of our industry are continuing to lose serious ground in the press and in public favor.
An engaging video explores the mountain pine beetle epidemic, climate change, and making something beautiful out of all the destruction.
October is one great month, but forest product professionals have even more to celebrate in the coming weeks.
Bob Williams, a forester from New Jersey, visits Montana and submits his thoughts on the experience in an open letter to Montana’s residents and forest products industry.
As the head of a Montana-based company and as someone who’s helped small forest products businesses succeed for the last 30+ years, I’m always interested in ways to find innovative solutions to cultivating business growth in my state. That’s a big reason why the FBN team is heading to Butte, Montana this September 16 and 17.
Vaagen Brothers Lumber owns and operates the sawmill and runs a high-speed mobile HewSaw that churns out lumber from wildfire salvage and fuels reduction projects in Northeast Arizona and Northwest New Mexico. An open house is scheduled for May 29.
Forest Business Network wears several different hats. One of those is online publishing. As you’re likely aware, we publish a weekly email newsletter that reaches 10,000 forest product professionals each week across the globe. And since we offer advertising in the newsletter and in our free classifieds website, and talk with many forest product companies
Can a handshake mean the difference between your company prospering or flailing? I certainly think so. In this all-over-the-place economy, a company’s connections are its lifeblood. If you disagree, then you’re just not recognizing the power that knowing the right people brings to your forest products business, because it’s there in a very big way.
180,000 homes. $2 billion. 1 billion board feet. These are more than numbers on a page. In fact, they mean a great deal to the Caribbean nation of Haiti.
Western Montana has several great commemorative National Forest Products Week events scheduled that should be of interest to local wood product businesses and forest professionals.
Why are we excited about the future of the Small Log Conference? Well, to cut to the chase – our scope, size, and focus areas have gotten so much bigger.
The Softwood Export Council’s Association Company Participation Program (ACPP) offers you an incredible cost-savings when participating in SEC trade events around the world. The SEC will pay for 75% of the cost of your SEC-hosted trips through the ACP Program and you are responsible for the remaining 25%. That’s quite the cost-savings when you consider how pricey international airline tickets are these days, let alone hotel and food expenses.
With wood exports gaining a greater slice of our business, FBN felt a need to get a closer look. That’s why on September 7, I’ll be traveling to China with 15 other folks from across the U.S. forest products industry as part of an introductory trade servicing mission.
Vaagen Brothers Lumber, Future Forest, and the U.S. Forest Service, all major supporters and participants of our Small Log Conference, have teamed up to do a live test on the feasibility of processing logs salvaged from recent catastrophic wildfires in Northeast Arizona and Northwest New Mexico.
FBN staff report: The Volunteer State and IBSS lead the charge in the next generation of biofuels development
Mix some very smart “Volunteers” with fast-growing grasses and trees and what do you get? Well, you end up with one monumental effort to change the world and some innovative new biofuels and biomass co-products to boot.