A Look at the Mississippi Timber Industry from the Woods
December 26, 2019

AgWeb.com by Betsy Jibben Dec 26, 2019 You’re probably getting a lot of packages delivered to your door this time of year. All of those boxes help create demand for the renewable timber market. However, demand is still needed to build up the timber market. “If it doesn’t rain, we’re probably going to be working, […]

Resolute to Acquire Conifex’s Sawmills in Florida and Arkansas
December 24, 2019

Lesprom.com December 24, 2019 Resolute Forest Products Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Conifex Timber Inc.’s three sawmills in the U.S. South for $163 million plus working capital delivered at closing, which is currently estimated at $7 million. The three sawmills, with combined production capacity of 550 million board feet, are located in […]

RoyOMartin Upgrading 2 Louisiana Facilities
December 23, 2019

New Orleans City Business By: City Business staff December 23, 2019 Forest products company Martco says it’s spending $25 million to modernize its production facilities in Louisiana. The Alexandria-based company, which operates under the trade name RoyOMartin, is investing $23 million to upgrade an oriented strand board site in Oakdale and $2.2 million to modernize […]

Pinnacle to Build Second, 360K-Tonne Pellet Plant in Alabama
December 20, 2019

Canadian Biomass December 20, 2019 By Maria Church B.C.’s largest pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy is expanding once again in the U.S. with the construction of a second industrial wood pellet plant in Alabama. The company announced last night it plans to build a 360,000 metric tonne wood pellet production facility close to its current […]

Timber Construction Company to Open Plant in Conway (AR)
December 9, 2019

Arkansas Times BY Max Brantley December 9, 2019 Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, which uses laminated wood for construction of residential and commercial buildings, has announced it will invest $90 million in buying the former Nucor fasteners facility in Conway and equipping it for production. The venture will employ and use softwood lumber harvested in Arkansas. […]

International Trade Delegations Tour Mississippi Southern Yellow Pines in Lincoln and Amite Counties
December 6, 2019

Mississippi Business Journal December 6, 2019 This week, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) hosted international trade delegations consisting of representatives from Vietnam, China and India as part of a two-day event in which the visiting delegations toured Mississippi logging companies and met with various exporters of Southern Yellow Pine logs. During the […]

Behind the Scenes at the Georgia-Pacific Pulp Mill in Monroe County. See What We Learned
December 4, 2019

Bham Now Author Nathan Watson Posted on December 4, 2019 You know paper come from trees, but have you ever wondered how? Fellow Bham Now producer Matthew Niblett and I had the chance to find out during a tour of Alabama River Cellulose (ARC), a Georgia-Pacific facility in Monroe County, Alabama. Here’s what us Birmingham […]

Enviva Approved for Wood Pellet Plant in Sumter County, Alabama
December 3, 2019

Area Development.com Area Development News Desk 12/03/2019 Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source used to generate electricity and heat, reported the Alabama Department of Environmental Management approved its permit to construct a wood pellet facility in Sumter County, Alabama. According to company officials, “this permit paves the […]

Molpus Purchases 18,433 Acres of Timberland in Alabama
November 26, 2019

Lesprom.com November 26, 2019 The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC (Molpus) purchased approximately 18,433 acres of timberland in east central Alabama, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. These historically well-managed timberlands have been under industrial timberland management for over 50 years and are located in one of the deeper U.S. […]

How a Handful of Families Control the Most Land in the US – and the Majority are Old and White
November 25, 2019

The Daily Mail.com By RALPH R. ORTEGA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: November 25, 2019 The fifty private land owners who own the most land in the US, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and CNN founder Ted Turner, have been revealed in a new investigation. A study found that 31 million acres, or 1.4 per cent of […]

Why is IKEA Buying Up Thousands of Acres of Forestland in East Texas?
November 22, 2019

Dallas Morning News By Dom DiFurio Nov 22, 2019 IKEA’s parent company is nearly doubling its U.S. forestland portfolio with two recent land acquisitions, including one in East Texas’ Piney Woods. The most recent purchase of 42,000 acres, which includes the Piney Woods land, follows a separate deal for 18,000 acres of forest in Southeast […]

Oregon Loses $1 Billion Timber Lawsuit to Rural Counties
November 21, 2019

Herald and News TED SICKINGER, The Oregonian Nov 21, 2019 The state of Oregon breached its contract with 13 rural counties and 151 local taxing districts by failing to maximize timber harvests and resulting payments to those counties during the last two decades, a jury in Linn County found on Wednesday after nearly a month-long […]