Plans for massive subdivision revised to avoid views of mill

Plans for massive subdivision revised to avoid views of mill

Owners of a long-established sawmill don’t have to fear future neighbours will complain about their operation.

65 employees laid off after Meadow Lake sawmill fire

65 employees laid off after Meadow Lake sawmill fire

A fire broke out recently at the Meadow Lake, Sask., sawmill’s intake plant, where logs are stripped of their bark.

New 4FRI timber sale begins on Kaibab Forest 

New 4FRI timber sale begins on Kaibab Forest 

Staff on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest are laying out two new timber sale projects located south of Interstate 40 between Forest Road 141 near Bootlegger Crossing and Forest Road 62 in the Garland Prairie area.

Here's what Gov. LePage and others are saying about Sappi's $165M investment

Here’s what Gov. LePage and others are saying about Sappi’s $165M investment

There haven’t been too many good news headlines for Maine’s pulp and paper industry in recent years, given the closures of six mills since 2014.

Conifex invests $80 million to re-start Arkansas sawmill

Conifex invests $80 million to re-start Arkansas sawmill

A Vancouver-based forest products firm creates 120 jobs at former Georgia-Pacific mill in Arkansas.

Forest Service logs Roaring Lion timber

Forest Service logs Roaring Lion timber

Six months after fire raced through Roaring Lion, burning 8,700 acres of National Forest and private land, as well as houses, crews have begun salvaging some of the fire killed timber.

Soaring power bills threaten heavy industry, forestry in B.C. 

Soaring power bills threaten heavy industry, forestry in B.C. 

Tax breaks for big business and heavy industry don’t usually play well on Main Street.

Eugene-based Seneca wood products companies offer $5,000 scholarship to winner of essay contest 

Eugene-based Seneca wood products companies offer $5,000 scholarship to winner of essay contest 

Seneca Sawmill in Eugene and its sister companies are offering a $5,000 scholarship to the winner of a high school essay contest about the benefits of the wood products industry.

B.C. mill closures feared as allowable harvest slashed 

B.C. mill closures feared as allowable harvest slashed 

A decade after billions of mountain pine beetles chewed their way through British Columbia’s lodgepole pine forest, the Interior timber supply has begun a dramatic drop.

Hefler sale a first for Canada

Hefler sale a first for Canada

The pending sale of Hefler Forest Products’ 3.7-megawatt biomass power plant in Middle Sackville to merchant bank Hawthorne Capital and green energy company Katalyst Wind will be a first for Canada, says a leading forestry analyst.

Hidden historical gem

Hidden historical gem: Hull-Oakes Lumber Company

Tucked in a 28-acre valley at the end of Dawson Road, six miles from Monroe, Oregon, a rare piece of American history thrives.

$80M investment in Arkansas sawmill to create 120 jobs

$80M investment in Arkansas sawmill to create 120 jobs

A Canadian timber company will invest $80 million in an El Dorado sawmill, creating 120 new jobs, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said in a statement.

Klausner temporarily lays off employees, idles saw mill

Klausner temporarily lays off employees, idles saw mill

Klausner Lumber One announced that it would temporarily layoff some of its employees and idle the saw mill.

Domtar Corp. to spend $25M to update two U.S. paper plants

Domtar Corp. to spend $25M to update two U.S. paper plants

​Fort Mill-based Domtar Corp. will spend about $25 million to convert boilers to natural gas from coal and modernize equipment at two paper plants in Pennsylvania.

First Nations and local mills band together to secure forestry future

First Nations and local mills band together to secure forestry future

After more than a year of discussions, paper and pulp companies in British Columbia have an improved way of accessing fibre for processing.

Australian timber mill crisis

Australian timber mill crisis

A reduction in supply has led to the owners of ASH, the Hermal Group, to begin planning for the shut down of the mill when existing saw log stocks are exhausted in September, an irreversible process that will begin in April unless a supply solution can be found.

Following facility closures, Weyerhaeuser mum on future plans

Following facility closures, Weyerhaeuser mum on future plans

The Cedar Palace, the former Plum Creek Timber Co. administrative office in Columbia Falls from which a timber giant reigned for decades, has shuttered and is awaiting a new fate.

Video: TNC reviving timber industry

Video: TNC reviving timber industry in New Mexico

The Nature Conservancy is helping revive the timber industry.

Cates family makes living milling trees

Cates family makes living milling trees

In the case of a local father and son team in Efland, when life gives you trees you turn them into lumber, sawdust, firewood or other wood by-products.

Sirpur Paper Mill put up for sale by banks

Sirpur Paper Mill put up for sale by banks

The sale is being seen as the first concrete step towards reopening of the unit which has 2,000 staff and workers on its rolls besides 1,000 contract workers.