Radial timber mill opens in Victoria with world-first technology that cuts logs 'like cake'

Radial timber mill opens in Victoria with world-first technology that cuts logs ‘like cake’

A new timber mill in Victoria bucks the trend of closures in the industry.

Monte mill brings back 29 jobs, forecasts more 

Monte mill brings back 29 jobs, forecasts more

It was about a year ago that the owners of Montesano’s Mary’s River lumber mill on State Route 107 announced it would close.

Duncombe Sawmill and National Park, to star in Coast to Coast TV show with Tony Robinson

Duncombe Sawmill and National Park, to star in Coast to Coast TV show with Tony Robinson

A Ryedale business and the National Park will be the stars of the show during an upcoming episode of a new TV programme hosted by Tony Robinson.

Biewer Lumber opens $85M sawmill in Newton, Mississippi

Biewer Lumber opens $85M sawmill in Newton, Mississippi

Biewer Lumber opened its $85 million state-of-the-art sawmill in Newton, Mississippi, 29.3 miles west of Meridian and 64 miles east of Jackson.

Sawmill owners optimistic about changes to building code

Sawmill owners optimistic about changes to building code

Changes to the building code in Nova Scotia will hopefully give a boost to sawmills, said a local operator.

Historic lumber mill coming down

Historic lumber mill coming down

The Rough & Ready Lumber mill that shut down last fall after 73 years in operation still has plenty of metal buildings and odd scrap metal lying around.

Biewer opens state-of-art lumber mill in Newton

Biewer opens state-of-art lumber mill in Newton

In recent years the operation of sawmills has changed significantly, replacing the manual labor of earlier generations with modern technology – evident at the new state-of-the-art lumber mill in Newton.

EACOM purchases Sault plant

EACOM purchases Sault plant

Failure of the Canadian and U.S. governments to reach a new softwood lumber agreement has left the industry in limbo but EACOM is attempting to mitigate potential fallout of duties by diversifying its product base.

'It's devastating': Large fire destroys mill in McBride, east of Prince George

‘It’s devastating’: Large fire destroys mill in McBride, east of Prince George

A large fire has destroyed the BKB Cedar Manufacturing mill in McBride, east of Prince George, putting 35 people out of work.

As paper mills die, here’s how Maine’s loggers hope to survive

As paper mills die, here’s how Maine’s loggers hope to survive

Picture logging trucks lined up single-file on Interstate 95 from Houlton down to West Palm Beach.

Official opening of Rotorua's 'super mill'

Official opening of Rotorua’s ‘super mill’

A little more than a decade ago Rotorua’s Waipa Mill was at the brink of closure, but $140 million later it is now Red Stag and the Southern Hemisphere’s first “super mill”.

Governor Walker's forestry 'tax cut' bad for business

Governor Walker’s forestry ‘tax cut’ bad for business

Let’s acknowledge Wisconsin’s forest-related industries aren’t succeeding by accident.

Eugene resident Paul Ehinger, longtime timber industry champion, dies at 93

Eugene resident Paul Ehinger, longtime timber industry champion, dies at 93

A Eugene timber-industry champion whose expertise made him a sought-after spokesman for decades has died.

Canadian government sends Canfor $13 million for green project

Canadian government sends Canfor $13 million for green project

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. was recently given $13 million to continue its funding one of its environmentally-friendly green initiatives.

Resolute announces indefinite idling of Thorold Newsprint mill

Resolute announces indefinite idling of Thorold Newsprint mill

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the indefinite idling of its paper mill located in Thorold, Ontario

Firefighters spend day battling blaze at Malakwa mill

Firefighters spend day battling blaze at Malakwa mill

Firefighters spent more than 12 hours battling a blaze at the Elite Forest Products mill in Malakwa.

Rebounding lumber market meets workforce challenge

Rebounding lumber market meets workforce challenge

For years Pyramid Mountain Lumber Inc. (Pyramid) thought the availability of logs was going to be their limiting factor for profitability and capital improvements.

Loggers from across the country converging on Oakhurst after historic levels of dying trees

Loggers from across the country converging on Oakhurst after historic levels of dying trees

What is typically the slow, quiet time of year for Oakhurst has seen an unexpected jolt to its local economy.

Family-owned Montana timber mill values forest conservation 

Family-owned Montana timber mill values forest conservation 

Skating his fingertips across the concentric rings of an old-growth Douglas fir, Roy Thompson traced the tree’s 200-year history in the Northern Rockies like a blind man reading braille, deciphering the conifer’s tactile timeline from its genesis to its recent autumnal demise, when his brother Ben and 81-year-old father Malcolm hand-felled the mighty giant with a chainsaw.

Bennett Lumber Products recognized as February "Small Business of the Month" 

Bennett Lumber Products recognized as February “Small Business of the Month” 

US Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has named Bennett Lumber Products, Incorporated as the Small Business of the Month for February.