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Bandit Launches SG-75 Stump Grinder

The new Bandit SG-75 stump grinder is chock full of features and has the power and speed to quickly dispose of large and small...

Home Builders Say Soaring Lumber Prices Threaten Economy

As the U.S. fights to rebound from COVID-19 pandemic impacts — like closed or curtailed business — home building is the one bright spot...

Mellott Tilt Hoist/Bundle Dumper – Simple Innovative Design in Quality Equipment

Mellott Manufacturing designed and built its first tilt hoist in 1992 to unstack stickered packages of lumber with the idea of creating a simple...

Better Forest Management, Wooden Buildings Would Lower Carbon Emissions

A recent webinar hosted by Grow Smart Rhode Island illustrated the connection between forest health and new wood construction technologies in a combination that...

Environmental Group Attacks SFI, Tissue Industry

The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has been busy launching attacks on the forest products industry recently, targeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and...

Verso Shutdowns Impact Minnesota, Wisconsin

Verso announced an indefinite shutdown of its paper mills in Duluth, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, at the end of July. Representatives of the forest...

U.S. Manufacturing Bounces Back; Wood Products Lead Gains

U.S. manufacturing is the strongest it has been in 14 months, bouncing back stronger than expected in June. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported...

Pandemic Spurring DIY Projects, Driving Up Lumber Prices

Since bottoming out in early April, wholesale lumber prices have soared 50 percent. At $523 per thousand board feet recently, they were well above...

More Trade Shows Succumb to Pandemic

More forest products industry trade shows have been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo was...

State Foresters Propose Stimulus Plan

The National Association of State Foresters, composed of the forestry agency directors in the 50 states, issued a COVID-19 stimulus platform — policy recommendations...
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