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.

Boise Cascade increases production in Kettle Falls 

Boise Cascade increases production in Kettle Falls 

Boise Cascade announced that a third shift will be added to their planer operations in Kettle Falls.

The changing role of manufacturing in the U.S. and insights for the Rural West

The changing role of manufacturing in the U.S. and insights for the Rural West

Recent trends in manufacturing and what they mean for the people and communities of the American West, with insights for rural areas in particular.

From sawmills to compliance management, McVantage thrives

From sawmills to compliance management, McVantage thrives

From beginnings in a sawmill in the woods of Colbert County, McVantage Products has become a diverse international company that has more than wood in its portfolio.

Dempsey Wood Products invests $7 million in plant, creates 28 jobs

Dempsey Wood Products invests $7 million in plant, creates 28 jobs

Dempsey Wood Products has announced it will invest $7 million in its plant – creating 28 jobs over the next five years.

Portland-based company acquires portions of Mary's River Lumber

Portland-based company acquires portions of Mary’s River Lumber

Portland-based Patrick Lumber Co., announced it has acquired a portion of Mary’s River Lumber Co., near Philomath.

J.D. Irving Ltd. to replace Doaktown sawmill in 2017

J.D. Irving Ltd. to replace Doaktown sawmill in 2017

J.D. Irving Ltd. plans to go ahead with the replacement of its Doaktown sawmill this year after two years of delays.

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.