100 jobs to go at Gisborne wood plant

100 jobs to go at Gisborne wood plant

The Japanese-owned wood products company Juken has confirmed it will axe up to 100 jobs at its Matawhero plant near Gisborne.

Montrose mill eyes San Juan Forest for timber

Montrose mill eyes San Juan Forest for timber

Montrose Forest Products has announced it is working on plans to expand its Montrose mill to process ponderosa pine harvested from the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado.

Truck driver shortages hitting Canada's forest products sector

Truck driver shortages hitting Canada’s forest products sector

A shortage of truck drivers is hampering the country’s forest sector as shipments have been delayed and at least one producer was forced to slow production because of a lack of wood chips.

J.D. Irving anticipates 10,400+ hires over the next three years

J.D. Irving anticipates 10,400+ hires over the next three years

J.D. Irving says it will need to hire people to fill 1,510 new jobs in Canada and 190 in the United States over the next three years, saying its hiring plans include finding people to help build ships in Atlantic Canada for the Canadian navy and to staff a $400-million tissue plant in Macon, Ga.

Chinese company says it will increase investment in Arkansas pulp plant, could add up to 100 new jobs

Chinese company says it will increase investment in Arkansas pulp plant, could add up to 100 new jobs

A Chinese company will put more money and jobs into its Arkansas industrial plant than it originally planned, according to a news release.

This is not your grandfather’s sawmill

This is not your grandfather’s sawmill

There’s a dangerous myth spreading across America, and someone needs to bring it to a halt.

Community trust in negotiations to reopen Prime sawmill

Community trust in negotiations to reopen Prime sawmill

Some of JNL’s 100 sawmill workers could soon find work at a mill down the road.

European sawmills gain market share in East Asia

European sawmills gain market share in East Asia

During the last few years softwood lumber import in Southeast Asia has increased dramatically with China as the top performer.

Crews race to battle large fire at sawmill in Vancouver

Crews race to battle large fire at sawmill in Vancouver

The fire broke out at Mainland Sawmills at Yukon Street and Kent Avenue.

Japanese firm acquires Alta

Japanese firm acquires Alta

ITOCHU Corporation and ITOCHU International Inc. have reached an agreement with E.R. Probyn Ltd., a Canadian Corporation and Welco Lumber Company, a US Corporation to acquire all of the issued and outstanding membership interests of Alta Forest Products LLC from Probyn and Welco.

Timber is a winner for Caroline cattle producer

Timber is a winner for Caroline cattle producer

After reading what Caroline-area farmer Will Vohs has discovered, landowners may want to think twice before signing over their woodlots too quickly.

Fire at lumber mill in Juneau County causes roughly $2 million in damage

Fire at lumber mill in Juneau County causes roughly $2 million in damage

A massive fire at Stan’s Industrial Woodwork in Lyndon Station caused roughly $2 million in damage.

Oregon and Massachusetts tool companies form wood fiber holdings

Oregon and Massachusetts tool companies form wood fiber holdings

The 186-year-old Fitchburg, Massachusetts-based Simonds International and 115-year-old Eugene, Oregon-based Burton Saw merged into Wood Fiber Holdings, in a transaction that the companies report will create the leading producer and marketer of cutting tools and related equipment for the primary wood fiber industry.

Fire engulfs N.H. lumber mill 

Fire engulfs N.H. lumber mill 

Firefighters from more than a dozen fire departments along the Interstate 89 corridor helped battle a four-alarm fire at a lumber mill.

Millar Western buys Spruceland Millwork

Millar Western buys Spruceland Millwork

Edmonton-based Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. announced it has bought wood manufacturer Spruceland Millworks Inc.

Extensive fire at Kenora sawmill destroys two kilns

Extensive fire at Kenora sawmill destroys two kilns

The last few days of 2017 brought along some financial damage for Kenora Forest Products.

Idaho lands director to step down to become VP of government affairs and community outreach for Idaho Forest Group

Idaho lands director to step down to become VP of government affairs and community outreach for Idaho Forest Group

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has announced that Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz will step down in mid-January.

Bob Boeh, longtime Idaho Forest Group executive to retire

Bob Boeh, longtime Idaho Forest Group executive to retire

Idaho Forest Group announced the upcoming retirement of Bob Boeh, vice president of government affairs.

Timmins sawmill makes investments despite softwood lumber dispute

Timmins sawmill makes investments despite softwood lumber dispute

Amid the latest softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States, EACOM Timber Corporation has invested in its Timmins sawmill and diversified its offerings.

Seeley Lake students save osprey nest

Seeley Lake students save osprey nest

An osprey recently decided to make Seeley Lake it’s home, but on top of a 50,000-volt power line.