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Idaho Producers Supply Mass Timber Arena

Industry stakeholders of all types worked to supply materials for the recently opened ICCU Basketball Arena at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The 4,000 seat facility, which opened in October 2021, incorporates several innovative mass timber elements across some of the longest spans in the country. Designers and engineers…

Sherwin-Williams Enters Resin Game

Sherwin-Williams is acquiring Specialty Polymers, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer primarily of water-based polymers used in architectural and industrial coatings and…

NESTEC Names Jaymie Deemer President

NESTEC, Inc. has hired Jaymie Deemer as President. Deemer brings nearly 20 years of experience in emission control technologies and nearly 25 years in the industry. He has worked with…

PELICE Adds Keynoters, Exhibitors

Organizers of the eighth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) have announced a partial list of keynote speakers for the event, which will be held Thursday-Friday, March 31 to April 1, 2022 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA…

Forest Service Says 4FRI Is Still Alive

Following its cancellation of the Phase 2 Request for Proposal (RFP) and bid selection in September, which caught everybody by surprise, the Forest Service “has gone back to work” on how to move forward with stewardship and treatment of the 520,000 acres that was included in Phase 2, which was part of the 4 Forests…

CalPlant I Regroups, Sale Is Possible

CalPlant I, LLC, which took 25 years to develop and build a rice straw-based medium density fiberboard plant and produce its first board late last year in Willows, Calif., has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and intends to conduct a court-supervised sale process…

NewLife Gains Full Production

NewLife Forest Restoration has ramped up production at its new engineered wood products plant in Bellemont, Ariz., while also increasing forest restoration work in service of its 4 Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) Phase 1 Forest Service stewardship contract that seeks to thin and treat more than 300,000 acres at risk of…

Labor, Materials Issues Cause Project Delays

The same labor availability issues that have plagued forest products manufacturers since the COVID pandemic began are also plaguing builders as the economy seeks to rebound. According to a survey of more than 2,000 construction companies, both hourly and salaried employees are…

Roseburg To Shut Down Dillard P’board

Roseburg Forest Products (RFP) announced on August 25 that it will shut down its particleboard plant in Dillard, Ore. The plant has been in operation since 1965, and will continue running as the plant prepares for shut down in the next 60 days…

Digital Platform Is Presented

Beginning September 27 exploreSiempelkamp will participate in the digital event, LIGNA.Innovation Network, organized by Deutsche Messe AG and the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Assn…

Idaho Producers Supply Mass Timber Arena

Industry stakeholders of all types worked to supply materials for the recently opened ICCU Basketball Arena at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The 4,000 seat facility, which opened in October 2021, incorporates several innovative mass timber elements across some of the longest spans in the country. Designers and engineers…

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PELICE Adds Keynoters, Exhibitors

Organizers of the eighth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) have announced a partial list of keynote speakers for the event, which will be held Thursday-Friday, March 31 to April 1, 2022 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA…

read more

Forest Service Says 4FRI Is Still Alive

Following its cancellation of the Phase 2 Request for Proposal (RFP) and bid selection in September, which caught everybody by surprise, the Forest Service “has gone back to work” on how to move forward with stewardship and treatment of the 520,000 acres that was included in Phase 2, which was part of the 4 Forests…

read more

CalPlant I Regroups, Sale Is Possible

CalPlant I, LLC, which took 25 years to develop and build a rice straw-based medium density fiberboard plant and produce its first board late last year in Willows, Calif., has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and intends to conduct a court-supervised sale process…

read more

NewLife Gains Full Production

NewLife Forest Restoration has ramped up production at its new engineered wood products plant in Bellemont, Ariz., while also increasing forest restoration work in service of its 4 Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) Phase 1 Forest Service stewardship contract that seeks to thin and treat more than 300,000 acres at risk of…

read more

Labor, Materials Issues Cause Project Delays

The same labor availability issues that have plagued forest products manufacturers since the COVID pandemic began are also plaguing builders as the economy seeks to rebound. According to a survey of more than 2,000 construction companies, both hourly and salaried employees are…

read more

Happy 25th Birthday Chopin Plywood

RoyOMartin commemorated 25 years of operations at its plywood manufacturing facility in Chopin, La. with a ceremony featuring a look back at the beginning stages of the plant and the impact it has had on the company and community since its inception…

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Arauco Closing Eugene MDF

ARAUCO announced it is closing its medium density fiberboard (MDF) production facility in Eugene, Ore. as of May 1. ARAUCO states it will continue to support customers from its other facilities, and that the decision was based on an assessment over…

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