Nova Scotia’s Hefler Forest Products re-opening sawmill, hoping to triple workforce

Nova Scotia’s Hefler Forest Products re-opening sawmill, hoping to triple workforce

Jobs are coming back to Hefler Forest Products’ sawmill starting next month, says Stan Mason, president of the iconic forest products company.

Georgia-Pacific plans $100 million Alabama lumber production facility

Georgia-Pacific plans $100 million Alabama lumber production facility

Georgia-Pacific’s $100 million lumber production facility in Talladega will employ more than 100 full-time employees with an annual payroll of $5 million.

Northwest Hardwoods moves into new wood-forward headquarters

Northwest Hardwoods moves into new wood-forward headquarters

Northwest Hardwoods has moved its company headquarters, home to about 60 employees, four blocks to a new office space in Tacoma, WA.

Logging and mill tour always offers a fresh perspective

Logging and mill tour always offers a fresh perspective

Last week, for the I-don’t-know-how-many times, I went on the Forks Chamber of Commerce Logging and Mill Tour.

Buying Idaho is the only option for Jacobs

Buying Idaho is the only option for Jacobs

Busy is just another day for Jacobs Lumber Co., and owners Keith and Kimberly Jacobs are multitasking in the midst of it: training an employee on the cash register, fielding questions, and quite often greeting people with “They getting you fixed up?”

Sawmill clears first hurdle

Sawmill clears first hurdle

A new $140-million sawmill facility in Bonfield is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Montreal-based forestry company wants to send lumber to help Texas rebuild

Montreal-based forestry company wants to send lumber to help Texas rebuild

Seth Kursman, a vice president with Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products, has committed to sending a rail car full of lumber to Houston once the storm-battered city begins to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.

Butte Creek Mill: 'It will rise again'

Butte Creek Mill: ‘It will rise again’

Eagle Point Mayor Bob Russell can’t help but feel slightly optimistic when he looks at the blackened skeleton of his Butte Creek Mill along Royal Avenue.

From cosmetics millionaire to aspiring timber tycoon, how does this Kelantanese girl do it?

From cosmetics millionaire to aspiring timber tycoon, how does this Kelantanese girl do it?

In this day and age, cosmetics entrepreneurs are a dime a dozen.

Fraser Coast sawmill reopens creating dozens of new jobs

Fraser Coast sawmill reopens creating dozens of new jobs

Dozens of jobs will be created on the Fraser Coast with the reopening of a sawmill.

Missoula, MT: Picking the bones at Smurfit-Stone 

Missoula, MT: Picking the bones at Smurfit-Stone 

It was 10:30 in the morning, and the room was swirling with excitement.

222 jobs cut after Resolute closes machines 

222 jobs cut after Resolute closes machines 

Resolute Forest Products announced the permanent closure of paper machines No. 3 and No. 5 at its Calhoun operation, resulting in a loss of jobs for 222 hourly and salaried employees throughout the mill – nearly a third of the plant’s workforce.

Mill near Junction City could burn for days

Mill near Junction City could burn for days

Firefighters from 11 midvalley fire agencies rushed to a predawn fire at the Wood Recovery Lumber Mill near Highway 99N at 29229 Milliron Road.

Resolute restart brings new jobs to small town

Resolute restart brings new jobs to small town

The mill in Ignace, Ont., an almost three-hour drive northwest of Thunder Bay, is more than just a modern sawmill.

Fire burns lumber mill near Athol, ID

Fire burns lumber mill near Athol, ID

Fire erupted at a sawmill along U.S. Highway 95, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and suspending operations as firefighters arrived.

Canadian giant Irving plans paper plant in Georgia, 200 jobs

Canadian giant Irving plans paper plant in Georgia, 200 jobs

A Canadian paper goods company said Wednesday it will build a new $400 million tissue plant in Macon.

Improvements keep Pennyrile Sawmill on the cutting edge

Improvements keep Pennyrile Sawmill on the cutting edge

The company has made important upgrades to its head rig — which runs a circular saw-and related improvements in recent years.

The look of lumber

The look of lumber

Pukall Lumber in Arbor Vitae is what most would consider a pinnacle example of using hard work and perseverance to grow from humble beginnings.

Paper plant looks to boost Arkadelphia economy

Paper plant looks to boost Arkadelphia economy

The city of Arkadelphia and Clark County will soon be getting a new factory, which will help boost the area’s forestry industry.

West Fraser expands in U.S., acquires Gilman lumber for $430 million 

West Fraser expands in U.S., acquires Gilman lumber for $430 million 

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. continues its expansion into the U.S. lumber market with the $430 million acquisition of the Gilman Companies.