To meet growing global demand and product shortages, Swedish sawmilling group Setra, announced in their Q3 results publication, that they plan to fully ramp up production during the fall.
Wood pellet plants have long relied on sawmill residue as their source of fiber. However, recent mill closures due to weak lumber prices and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with pests and wildfires have all negatively impacted pellet plants ability to source from their typical fiber sources.
Boise Cascade Company (BCC) has issued a WARN Act notice to the employees at their Elgin Oregon facility, for the possible reduction of production effective January 1st, 2021.
Steve Zika, the CEO of Hampton Lumber, put to rest the rumors that the company is planning on delaying the construction of the Fort St. James mill. In a statement Zika said, “None of that is true; nothing has really changed with the plans for the mill or the dates; we have said it is going to be approximately two thirds of the size of Babine mill and that’s how it will be.”
Element5 has provided an update on their St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, manufacturing facility. According to Element5 they are on track to possibly begin production of laminated prior to the end of the year.
Mission Forest Products, a subsidiary of Timberland Investment Resources (TIR), has announced their plans to build a sawmill in Corinth, Mississippi, that will bring an estimated 130 jobs by the year 2022.
Egger Group, headquartered in Sankt Johanna, Austria, with over 17 production sites in Europe is in the process of bringing their first new, state-of-the-art particle board manufacturing plant with lamination capabilities online in North America in Lexington North Carolina.
Vicksburg Forest Products, located in Vicksburg Mississippi, has announced it will be expanding its facility in response to market opportunities and to accommodate new customers.
The oldest family owned lumber company in Montana, F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Company has announced that they are joining forces with builder Pat Clark and other investors to form Stoltze Timber Systems, Inc.
St. Helena Parish Louisiana, in the Baton Rouge metro area, has over 200,000 acres of forest land and is about to become home to a new $ 90 million specialty sawmill facility.