Whiskey barrel plant to be built in flood-ravaged community

Whiskey barrel plant to be built in flood-ravaged community

A new company that makes whiskey barrels out of white oak wood has been born from efforts to rebuild a devastated West Virginia community following deadly floods.

Hodge paper mill upgrade saves thousands of jobs

Hodge paper mill upgrade saves thousands of jobs

WestRock employs 450 at its Hodge mill, which supports about 3,700 indirect jobs.

Into the woods: This outsider company sees a revival in Washington's lumber industry

Into the woods: This outsider company sees a revival in Washington’s lumber industry

Washington’s lumber-producing sector, the state’s original heavy industry, is a shadow of what it once was.

SmartLam plans to bring new jobs to Columbia Falls, MT

SmartLam plans to bring new jobs to Columbia Falls, MT

For about a year the lot where Weyerhaeuser used to be was vacant, but now SmartLam Technologies plans to expand its business to the lot and bring more jobs to Columbia Falls.

Lac Seul First Nation in northwestern Ontario looking to expand local sawmill 

Lac Seul First Nation in northwestern Ontario looking to expand local sawmill 

The local sawmill at Lac Seul First Nation is looking to expand its business as company officials say the four-person operation can’t keep up with demand for its products.

Sawmills in US South have 25-30% margin and those in Eastern Canada just around 10-15%

Sawmills in US South have 25-30% margin and those in Eastern Canada just around 10-15%

BC Interior has an advantage over the West coast of USA, but mainly because of currency.

Timber Products plant quieted by fire

Timber Products’ Medford plant quieted by fire

Production lines at Timber Products’ Medford particle board plant are silent following a two-alarm fire.

First Nation sawmill operation eyes expansion

First Nation sawmill operation eyes expansion

A northwestern Ontario First Nation is exploring avenues on how to expand its thriving sawmill operation and delve into more value-added manufacturing.

Dieffenbacher builds the world's largest LVL press at Roseburg

Dieffenbacher builds the world’s largest LVL press at Roseburg

Utilizing Dieffenbacher’s expertise in particleboard, Roseburg Forest Products will produce approximately three million cubed feet of LVL boards per year on one line.

Blaze impacts mill jobs 

Blaze impacts mill jobs 

There’s an uncertain future for workers at a rural Lumby mill.

International Paper to invest $300 million in Riverdale Mill

International Paper to invest $300 million in Riverdale Mill

International Paper is investing $300 million in its Riverdale Mill in Selma to help grow its industrial packaging business.

Juniper mill illustrates ‘new natural resource economy’

Juniper mill illustrates ‘new natural resource economy’

A University of Oregon study aims to support the new ways businesses are utilizing natural resources in rural Eastern Oregon.

Missoula County expects to get more than $500K from Smurfit auction 

Missoula County expects to get more than $500K from Smurfit auction 

Missoula County anticipates getting more than a half-million dollars from an equipment auction at the former Smurfit-Stone mill in Frenchtown.

Nova Scotia’s Hefler Forest Products re-opening sawmill, hoping to triple workforce

Nova Scotia’s Hefler Forest Products re-opening sawmill, hoping to triple workforce

Jobs are coming back to Hefler Forest Products’ sawmill starting next month, says Stan Mason, president of the iconic forest products company.

Georgia-Pacific plans $100 million Alabama lumber production facility

Georgia-Pacific plans $100 million Alabama lumber production facility

Georgia-Pacific’s $100 million lumber production facility in Talladega will employ more than 100 full-time employees with an annual payroll of $5 million.

Northwest Hardwoods moves into new wood-forward headquarters

Northwest Hardwoods moves into new wood-forward headquarters

Northwest Hardwoods has moved its company headquarters, home to about 60 employees, four blocks to a new office space in Tacoma, WA.

Logging and mill tour always offers a fresh perspective

Logging and mill tour always offers a fresh perspective

Last week, for the I-don’t-know-how-many times, I went on the Forks Chamber of Commerce Logging and Mill Tour.

Buying Idaho is the only option for Jacobs

Buying Idaho is the only option for Jacobs

Busy is just another day for Jacobs Lumber Co., and owners Keith and Kimberly Jacobs are multitasking in the midst of it: training an employee on the cash register, fielding questions, and quite often greeting people with “They getting you fixed up?”

Sawmill clears first hurdle

Sawmill clears first hurdle

A new $140-million sawmill facility in Bonfield is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Montreal-based forestry company wants to send lumber to help Texas rebuild

Montreal-based forestry company wants to send lumber to help Texas rebuild

Seth Kursman, a vice president with Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products, has committed to sending a rail car full of lumber to Houston once the storm-battered city begins to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.