RY Mothballing Montana Mill

RY Timber, Townsend, Mt., will begin indefinitely closing its Townsend Mill due to a shortage of timber.

Bliffert Starts 2020 in the Pink

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, Milwaukee, Wi., has added an unusual new delivery truck to its fleet. Instead of the traditional Bliffert white and blue, this delivery truck is sporting a pink paint job to support Susan G. Komen Wisconsin, a local nonprofit dedicated to bringing an end to breast cancer.

Georgia Mill Upgrades Grader

Griffin Lumber, Cordele, Ga., is upgrading its Lineal High Grader (LHG) with Deep Learning technology to detect knots and pith.

TP Upgrades Veneer Production

Timber Products, Springfield, Or.,  will install a state-of-the-art Meinan lathe at its Yreka, Ca., facility, further improving veneer and plywood production as part of an ongoing strategy to modernize its plywood business.

rk Miles Buying Vermont Chain

Six-unit r.k. Miles, Manchester, Vt., has agreed to acquire the four lumberyards of “friendly competitor” Allen Lumber, Barre, Vt.Founded in 1888, Allen Lumber has branches in Barre, Montpelier, St. Johnsbury, and Waitsfield, Vt. Miles has a like number of yards in Vermont, plus two in Massachusetts.

Spahn & Rose Adds Century-OId Iowa Dealer

Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. has agreed to purchase Moeller & Walter, Reinbeck, Ia.

Hayward Lumber Buys Its Neighbor

Hayward Lumber, Monterey, Ca., has purchased the assets of Buena Tool Co., Santa Barbara, Ca.

What’s Behind NAWLA’s Rebranding Strategy

During the recent NAWLA Traders Market, the North American Wholesale Lumber Association unveiled an intricate, colorful new logo as the centerpiece of an expansive rebranding campaign.

Weyerhaeuser Selling Montana Timberlands

Weyerhaeuser Co., Seattle, Wa., has agreed to sell its 630,000 acres of timberland in Montana to a private timberland investment company for $145 million in cash.

New Mexico’s Elco Calls It Quits

Elco Building Supply, Roswell, N.M., is shutting down all operations at the end of 2019, after 17 months in business.