Industry

Wood Surroundings are Healthy! Here’s Proof.

For those that have long felt there were health benefits to living and working in spaces that contained wood products on the walls, floors, and/or ceilings, new research proves their…

July, 28th 2015

Pleasant River Lumber to Purchase Moose River Lumber

The owners of Pleasant River Lumber (PRL) have agreed with the Lumbert family and Kruger, Inc. to purchase Moose River Lumber Company (MRL) subject only to final documentation.  The parties hope to…

February, 5th 2015

New Tree Host for Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed

(USDA) On October 14, 2014, the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) at the Smithsonian confirmed the partial adult and larval specimens recovered from a white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) as emerald…

November, 3rd 2014

USA Pallets Used in Australian “Recycling” Design Contest

Two forward-thinking organizations in Australia have partnered in the development of a unique design project titled, Create from A Crate.  The Victorian Woodworking Association and the Waste Converters Recycling Company…

February, 10th 2014

Softwood Lumber Board Members Appointed by USDA

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed six members to serve on the Softwood Lumber Board. Members will serve a three-year term of office beginning Jan….

December, 9th 2013

Wood, A Better Way to Build

The American Tree Farm System has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to put together a video, titled “Wood, A Better Way to Build.”  This 6.5 minute video tells the story of…

December, 9th 2013

Heat Treatment and “The Walking Dead”

For all of those that are involved with the  heat treatment of wood and just happen to be fans of The Walking Dead series that airs on the AMC Channel, here’s a…

October, 31st 2013

Jack Hedstrom Retires after 45 Years

Jack Hedstrom, Vice President and head of Sales for Hedstrom Lumber Company in Grand Marais, Minnesota, retired from his position in September, ending 45 years with the company his grandfather…

October, 2nd 2013

www.HungryPests.com

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it is dedicating the month of April to sharing information about the…

April, 3rd 2012

Check the Lumber Stamps, Check ‘em Twice

Findings from NELMA inspection reports through the first quarter of 2012 at facilities that manufacture wood packaging items from heat-treated (HT) lumber they’ve purchased reveal an increase in incidents where…

April, 3rd 2012

Can Wooden Skyscrapers Transform Concrete Jungles?

(CNN – March 15, 2012) – Instead of concrete jungles could our cities become urban forests of wooden skyscrapers?  Swapping cement and steel for timber is the vision of a number…

April, 2nd 2012

Be Aware and Beware of The Lorax

(Editorial by Jeff Easterling) Opening in just about every movie theatre across the country on Friday, March 2 will be the latest animation and re-incarnation of one of Dr. Suess’ most…

March, 2nd 2012

Hammond Lumber Company Acquires 3 Mid-Coast Maine Locations

(October 11, 2011)  Hammond Lumber Company, headquartered in Belgrade, Maine, announced that it will be acquiring three additional building material stores in Maine, located in Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor, and Pemaquid,…

October, 14th 2011

White Pine Blister Research Reveals Concerns

According to scientists at Cornell University and the University of Connecticut, a popular cultivar of white pine blister rust, the immune black currant (Ribes nigrum cv. Titania), has now lost it’s immunity…

October, 12th 2011

Moose River Lumber Named Outstanding Manufacturer

Moose River Lumber Company of Jackman, Maine was recently honored by the Maine Forest Products Council (MFPC) as their 2012 Outstanding Manufacturer recipient.  The award was presented to Charlie Lumbert, President of…

October, 6th 2011

U.S. Files Arbitration Case Against British Columbia

Since the spring of 2007, the British Columbia Government has sold BC Interior lumber producers enormous amounts of timber that was improperly classified as ‘lumber reject’ yet used to manufacture…

September, 1st 2011

Hammond Confirmed as LURC Commissioner

June 6, 2011, Governor’s Office, Augusta, Maine – Toby Hammond of Naples, Maine and the former CEO for Hancock Lumber and Hancock Land has been confirmed as the newest member…

June, 23rd 2011

Asian Longhorned Beetle Discovered in Ohio

Federal and State Officials Announce Tree Survey Efforts in Ohio Due to the Discovery of Asian Longhorned Beetle Area Residents Are Encouraged to Report Any Signs of ALB And to…

June, 20th 2011