Opinion: Hurricane Aftermath Presents Case for Reforestation with Native Trees
November 19, 2019

Tallahassee Democrat Mark Milligan, Guest Columnist Published Nov. 19, 2019 If you’re a forest landowner impacted by Hurricane Michael, you are sure to hear lots of ideas about what to do with your land. There is chatter all around regarding eucalyptus, tung oil, alternative crops, and the like. It is understandable that for some landowners, […]

Sunbelt Forest Ventures Cuts Ribbon on $30M Sawmill (AL)
November 18, 2019

Selma (AL) Times Journal By Brannon Cahela Monday, November 18, 2019 A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sunbelt Forest Ventures (SFV) was held Monday afternoon to officially kick off operations for the new sawmill located at South Dallas Industrial Park. The ribbon cutting ceremony was preceded by tours of the new facility and a brief presentation led […]

What Exactly is “Mass Timber” and Why Should We Care?
November 14, 2019

Mortgage News Daily Nov 14 2019 BY: JANN SWANSON Look closely and you will see that a lack of new home construction is behind almost every problem facing housing today. Residential construction has simply not recovered from the financial crisis and the experts see it only growing worse. Freddie Mac’s economists estimated the long-term shortfall […]

Florida’s Timber Farmers Get Nearly $400 Million in Hurricane Michael Relief Aid; Funds Also Earmarked for Other States
November 8, 2019

The Weather Channel By Jan Wesner Childs November 08, 2019 Relief is on its way for Florida’s timber industry, hit hard last year by Hurricane Michael, in the form of nearly $400 million in federal disaster aid. Federal aid was also approved for parts of North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama still recovering from Michael or […]

Georgia-Pacific Opens $135 Million State-of-the-Art Lumber Facility in Warren County, Georgia
November 8, 2019

Lesprom.com November 8, 2019 Georgia-Pacific opens its newest lumber facility with an onsite dedication in Warren County, Georgia. The $135 million, 340,000-square-foot technologically advanced lumber production plants its flag on the same site as an existing lumber mill. The new facility currently adds more than 80 workers to the existing workforce, employing a total of […]

Jones Lumber Expands Natchez, Mississippi, Plant
October 29, 2019

AreaDevelopment.com Area Development News Desk 10/29/2019 Jones Lumber Co. is growing its footprint by expanding its grade lumber operations in Natchez, Mississippi. The $18 million investment is expected to create 35 jobs. “Jones Lumber’s new operations in Natchez will benefit the company and its customers for many years to come. It also will benefit the […]

Canadian Mills’ Woes Drive Up Lumber Prices
October 28, 2019

The Star (from the Wall Street Journal) By Ryan Dezember Mon., Oct. 28, 2019 Beetles, tariffs and mill closures have cut into Canada’s share of the U.S. lumber market, lifting prices by about a third over the past year and shifting even more logging to the U.S. Southeast. About two billion board feet of annual […]

Forestry crisis has British Columbian town hanging by a thread
October 27, 2019

CBC News Greg Rasmussen Posted: Oct 27, 2019 Some feel Mackenzie has been left dangling as 6,000 jobs lost across province. It’s a cacophony inside the East Fraser Fiber Mill in Mackenzie, B.C., as a giant metal turnstile spits out bits and pieces of lumber. The wood tumbles onto a conveyor system where workers and […]

Georgia-Pacific Shuts Down Two More Facilities (SC); Total Layoffs Hit More Than a Thousand
October 23, 2019

Woodworking Network By Robert Dalheim October 23, 2019 SOUTH CAROLINA – North American lumber giant Georgia-Pacific will shut down production at two wood product plants in South Carolina. Citing poor conditions in the home building industry, the company said it will end production at its McCormick and Allendale plants 60 days from now. Both plants […]

2 New Hampshire Biomass Energy Plants Close
October 21, 2019

Biomass Magazine By New Hampshire Timber Owners Association October 21, 2019 Two of New Hampshire’s six independent biomass energy plants—Springfield Power and DG Whitefield—announced in mid-October that they are closing and will lay off staff. Each plant employs 20 full-time workers in rural Springfield and Whitefield, New Hampshire. The plants had been in operation since […]

Opinion: Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address: Arkansas Timber is a Crop Too
October 12, 2019

KARK.com Posted: Oct 12, 2019 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Arkansas’s timber industry contributes $6.4 billion to our economy, and today I’d like to talk about the many benefits of the forests to our state and also the effect of the ongoing trade war. Agriculture is Arkansas’s number one industry. It is easy to […]

Wood Pellet Plant Planned On Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (AL)
October 11, 2019

The Waterways Journal Weekly OCTOBER 11, 2019 BY FRANK MCCORMACK Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, along with other state and local officials and executives from Bethesda, Md.-based Enviva, gathered in rural Livingston, Ala., the county seat of Sumter County, October 4 to announce Enviva’s plans to build a $175 million wood pellet production plant there. The […]