West Fraser Tops Billion Foot Club

West Fraser remained the largest global softwood lumber producer in 2019, topping the annual FEA-Canada Billion Board Foot Club list for the twelfth straight year.

Mills Upgrade Grading Tech

The Wilkins family is updating the Lineal High Grader (LHG) systems at its two Pacific Northwest mills to capitalize on Deep Learning technology for improved lumber grade classification and recovery.

Workin’ Wi to Fi

“Tumble outta bed and stumble in the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition.”
Yawn and stretch and try to come to life…

SPAX Names New President

SPAX, a brand of the Altenloh, Brinck & Co., has announced the appointment of Jim Winn as its President for the SPAX brand in North America.

Versatile Level

Klein Tools’ new Laser Line Bubble Level functions as both a torpedo level and a laser level, with a v-groove and strong magnetic base.

Idaho Veneer Winds Down

After 67 years of veneer manufacturing, the Malloy family is winding down operations at Idaho Veneer Co. after selling its site in Post Falls, Id.

Cable Rail Companies Consolidate in Carson City

Sister brands The Cable Connection and Ultra-tec have consolidated from three buildings to one in Carson City, Nv. The move includes the addition of state-of the-art technology and lean initiatives that will allow the manufacturer to expand services and products.

Rayonier Welcomes Pope

Rayonier Inc. has completed its acquisition of Pope Resources, Poulsbo, Wa. “The completion of this transaction significantly expands and enhances our Pacific Northwest timberland and real estate portfolio,” said David Nunes, president and CEO of Rayonier.

Montana Lumberyard Folding

Third-generation, family-owned Bear Paw Lumber, Havre, Mt., is winding down operations at 44 years of business.

Overcoming Adversity: Lessons Learned Across 11 Decades of Challenging Times

Looking back over our 116+ years of business experience, we realize now more than ever how much we have seen, and how much the tough challenges we have faced along the way have helped us to learn through adversity. 

Connectors for Mass Timber

Simpson Strong-Tie has launched a comprehensive offering of code-approved connectors and fasteners to serve the growing North American mass timber construction market.

Fight for Optimism & Positivity

The pandemic has changed the rules of engagement for businesses and for salespeople. In this challenging environment, we have to fight for optimism and positivity. They won’t magically appear. We must actively make it so. We have to fight for positivity.

MOSO Acquires German Manufacturer

Bamboo specialist MOSO International BV has acquired Bambeau Becker und Großgarten GmbH, located in Frechen, Germany. For the time being, the brands and sales structures of both companies remain unchanged.

Jordan Upgrades Grading System

Jordan Lumber, Mt. Gilead, N.C., is upgrading its Lineal High Grader (LHG) to take advantage of USNR’s Deep Learning technology and improved computing capability.

New Lumber E-Commerce Platform Goes Live

Two former Chicago lumbermen have teamed with two financial tech services executives to launch a new e-commerce platform for lumber that they promise has worked the kinks out of previous failed systems.

West Fraser Tops Billion Foot Club

West Fraser remained the largest global softwood lumber producer in 2019, topping the annual FEA-Canada Billion Board Foot Club list for the twelfth straight year.

Together, the Southern Pine Industry Stays Strong

In light of current events, BPD e-Weekly will now feature guest contributors offering the industry their thoughts, perspectives and advice. This is NOT paid advertising but rather part of our service to the industry in contrast to the ongoing 24/7 news cycle we are faced with. If you have thoughts to share, please send them to padams@526mediagroup.com. Take care of yourselves, and each other.