Category: Industry

NELMA’s 2017-2018 Buyers Guide + Membership Directory Now Available
The latest edition of NELMA’s Buyer’s Guide + Membership Directory is hot off the press and ready for distribution to potential customers that need a handy reference tool to locate products and services provided by the members of the Association.  The 2017-2018 issue continues in its small booklet, spiral-bound, one-page per member format, and is […]
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 point!  A June 2015 report titled Wood as a Restorative Material in Healthcare Environments found direct links to a patient’s health and well-being when wood (nature) is […]
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 finalize the documents and close by the end of February 2015.  The combined companies will employ 275 people in 5 locations throughout Maine and have […]
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 ash borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire). EAB larvae and a partial adult specimen were collected from four white fringetrees up to 20 miles distant from […]
Maibec Signs Agreement to Acquire Fraser Timber’s Masardis, Maine Mill
LÉVIS, QC, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – An agreement was signed last week between manufacturing company maibec Inc. of Lévis, Quebec and Fraser Timber  LLC for maibec’s purchase of  the assets of the Masardis Maine lumber mill. The mill employs approximately 135 people and can produce  over 100 million board feet of softwood lumber […]
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. 1, 2014. New appointments include manufacturers Charles W. Roady, Columbia Falls, Mont., and Danny White, Brewton, Ala., representing the U.S. West and South regions, respectively; […]
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 wood from a contemporay building prospective, with a leading architect testimonial that suggests wood is entering a golden age of re-discovery of use in construction.  In addition, family forest owners […]
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 bit of reality thrown in with the fictitious that you may have missed…….the apparent re-use of IPPC HT-stamped crates!  Check out the scene shot below […]
Forest2Market Issues First Delivered Wood Fiber Price Benchmark for the Northeast
Forest2Market has provided its first Forest2Mill Delivered Price Benchmark, a transaction-based market price report, to mill subscribers located in the Northeast United States. With this newest addition to the Forest2Mill product line, Forest2Market now provides market price reports, performance benchmarks and custom analytics to all major timber markets across the United States. According to the […]
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 began 99 years ago. Jack’s diverse responsibilities at Hedstrom Lumber have included production planning, dry kiln operations, sales and shipping coordination. A celebration dinner and […]