Hanover paper mill closure to lay off 165

Hanover paper mill closure to lay off 165

The company president said challenging market pricing and costs and declining demand necessitated the move.

Chinese opt for Kawerau for sawmill 

Chinese opt for Kawerau for sawmill 

A Chinese wood-processing company that Enterprise Great Lake Taupo has been hoping to lure to the town has instead opted to build a new 100-job particle board factory in Kawerau.

Coulson Forest Products sells to Surrey-based company

Coulson Forest Products sells to Surrey-based company

Coulson Forest Products has been sold to the family-run San Group of Companies based out of Surrey.

Hotly anticipated northern Minn. wood siding plant delayed 

Hotly anticipated northern Minn. wood siding plant delayed 

Louisiana Pacific, which last year announced the purchase of a former mill in Cook, Minn., to expand its thriving engineered wood siding business — now says it will first convert a mill the company operates in British Columbia to make siding.

Biewer Lumber cuts ribbon on new sawmill

Biewer Lumber cuts ribbon on new sawmill

Biewer Sawmill-Newton, LLC celebrated its new, state-of-the-art sawmill in Newton, Miss. with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Sawmill in Power County will continue operating

Sawmill in Power County will continue operating

The only currently operating sawmill in Power County will remain in business, but has changed how it operates.

Technology in today's sawmills

Technology in today’s sawmills

Though sawmills continue to turn logs into wood products, the process looks very different today than in the past.

Province will buy lumber to protect mills

Province will buy lumber to protect mills

Premier Christy Clark says one of the strategies B.C. can use to protect small lumber producers from U.S. trade action is to buy lumber to stockpile for future housing projects.

B.C. forestry firm halts operations after train derailment kills 3 workers

B.C. forestry firm halts operations after train derailment kills 3 workers

The company operating a train that derailed and killed three people in a Vancouver Island community stopped business out of respect for the families of the victims.

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”.