Life-long logger running Millinocket half-marathon for a special cause

Life-long logger running Millinocket half-marathon for a special cause

For 40 years Mike Thurlow has been carrying a chainsaw, so what is another 13.1 miles on Saturday?

Korbel Sawmill to reopen

Korbel Sawmill to reopen

The Korbel Mill, closed in February of 2015 after a century of operation, and purchased from the Green Diamond Resource Co. by the Trinity River Timber Co, will fire up again.

A cut above: Tupper Lake sawmill expanding

A cut above: Tupper Lake sawmill expanding

This village would not exist without sawmills, and today, though the mills lining the shore of Raquette Pond are long gone, the “lumberjack” occupation carries on.

Tongass in transition: An uncertain future for Alaska's last big mill

Tongass in transition: An uncertain future for Alaska’s last big mill

In the spring, the last sizable timber mill in Alaska considered turning off the saws for good.

D.R. Johnson Memorial Timber Truckers parade lights up South County

D.R. Johnson Memorial Timber Truckers parade lights up South County

Celebrating its 24th year, the D.R. Johnson Memorial Timber Truckers Lighted Parade will brighten up the highway soon.

Study analyzes impact of mountain pine beetle on Montana sawmills

Study analyzes impact of mountain pine beetle on Montana sawmills

A new study authored by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research and the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station examines the impact of the mountain pine beetle on costs, operations and timber product value related to harvesting, processing, transporting and sawmilling trees killed by the beetle in Montana.

Tricon mill sold to Idaho Forest Group

Tricon mill sold to Idaho Forest Group

The Idaho Forest Group, one of the nation’s largest lumber producers has entered into a binding contract with Tricon Timber’s sawmill in St. Regis, one of Mineral County’s largest employers.

Freres reopens plant destroyed by summer fire

Freres reopens plant destroyed by summer fire

Kyle Freres imparted sentiments around Lyons based Freres Lumber Company as it announced that Plant 4 is back up and running, roughly four months since a fire destroyed the building amid the hot days of last summer.

Canfor announces $28 million expansion

Canfor announces $28 million expansion

Canfor Southern Pine announced today that it will make a $28 million expansion to its Moultrie facility.

Rayonier takes long road to close Tembec deal

Rayonier takes long road to close Tembec deal

Almost six months to the day.

Canadian firms may build new sawmills in U.S. South

Canadian firms may build new sawmills in U.S. South

Two Canadian-based companies, both in recent years having purchased and now operating multiple sawmills in the U.S. South, are considering building greenfield sawmills in the South.

Gordy Sanders receives 2017 Montana Governor's Award for Excellence

Gordy Sanders receives 2017 Montana Governor’s Award for Excellence

Resource Manager Gordy Sanders of Pyramid Mountain Lumber received the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Use and Promotion of Montana Wood.

Tolko commits to rebuild Lakeview sawmill after fire 

Tolko commits to rebuild Lakeview sawmill after fire 

Tolko Industries Ltd. said it is committed to rebuilding its Lakeview mill in Williams Lake, B.C. after it was damaged by fire.

Oregon lumber industry concerned about new emission rules

Oregon lumber industry concerned about new emission rules

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality has been working for the past year on a set of rules, known as Cleaner Air Oregon, aimed at regulating emissions produced by industrial facilities.

Part of Camas paper mill to shut down, between 280 and 300 jobs lost

Part of Camas paper mill to shut down, between 280 and 300 jobs lost

A major Camas, Wash. paper mill will be shutting down, impacting between 280 and 300 jobs.

Interfor expanding lumber production in Meldrim

Interfor expanding lumber production in Meldrim

Interfor Corporation announced that it plans to invest $16.5 million to upgrade it’s sawmill in Meldrim.

Last vestige of Libby, Montana's timber heritage goes up in flames 

Last vestige of Libby, Montana’s timber heritage goes up in flames 

Libby High School history teacher Jeff Gruber saw the black smoke filling the air Sunday afternoon on the southeastern edge of town.

Robbins Lumber named champion of economic development

Robbins Lumber named champion of economic development

The Maine Development Foundation Honored Robbins Lumber Inc. as a “Champion of Economic Development” at the foundation’s recent annual meeting in Bangor.

Montana mills and fires highlighted during Forest Products Week

Montana mills and fires highlighted during Forest Products Week

Montana Forest Products week was Oct. 15-21 which is an annual event started by the Montana Legislature in 2011 to honor the forest products industry and its appreciation for providing locally made wood products, stewardship of Montana’s public and private forests, and employment.

‘Cautious optimism’ as the timber industry moves forward

‘Cautious optimism’ as the timber industry moves forward

The pieces of wood aren’t large in comparison to the rest of the timber and lumber stacking up at F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co.’s mill, but the 1-by-2 strips represent a new upgrade in efficiency and safety here.