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Trump Administration Moves to Open Tongass to Logging

President Donald Trump’s administration has moved to open up parts of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska to logging. The U.S. Forest Service recently issued a...

Wildfires Ravage Western U.S.

Exceptionally hot and dry weather this summer has fueled dozens of wildfires across the western U.S., sending smoke across the country and threatening to...

Mellott Automates Mat Timber Drilling Process

The Mellott Mfg. Mat Drilling Machine is an efficient way to drill holes in timbers for the production of crane mats. It features a PLC...

Wood-Mizer Introduces ‘Cookie’ Attachment for Portable Sawmills

Wood-Mizer introduces the CookieMizer clamping jig for safely and efficiently sawing wood ‘cookies’ — slices of wood from a log round — with a...

Trex to Build Arkansas Plant

Trex Co. of Winchester, Virginia, which manufactures composite decking, will invest $400 million in a plant that will employ 500 people at the Little...

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...

California Plan Targets Wildfires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has released an unprecedented $1-billion plan for preventing wildfires, making a deal with legislators to fast-track more than half the...

Lumber Prices Flirt with Crucial Level

Lumber futures are struggling to reclaim a crucial support level as the housing market gets more restrictive for first-time homebuyers because of surging mortgage...

Choose WSM Hogs For Efficient Grinding

Process a wide range of feedstock at rates up to 150 tons per hour with the highly effective yet simple design of West Salem...

Bill Would Give Tax Break to Forest Owners

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) introduced legislation to help America’s landowners recover from the loss of timber after...
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