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2024 Logger Survey: Working Tough Ground

Loggers across the U.S. responded to Timber Harvesting’s recent 2024 Logger Survey, which showed that contractors in all parts of the country are having a tough time grappling with rising costs and dropping demand in some areas. For example, for the first time ever across 20-plus years of logger surveys, the number of loggers who rate their company’s financial health “poor” (9%) to “very poor” (21%) outnumber those who say “good” (21%) to “very good” (7%)—30% to 28% overall in favor of the negatives.

ALC, FS Sign MOU Noting Mutual Benefits

ALC, FS Sign MOU Noting Mutual Benefits   The American Loggers Council recently entered into a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with USDA Forest Service (FS) that formalizes future collaboration and recognizes common areas of mutual benefit. The MOU...

Billerud Cancels Expansion, Yet Remains Committed to Facility

Billerud Cancels Expansion, Yet Remains Committed to Facility Officials with Billerud announced in late May that the company will not go through with a major $1 billion expansion and conversion to cardboard production at its Escanaba, Mich. plant. The move comes after...

Novo BioPower Extends Key Arizona Power Contracts

Novo BioPower Extends Key Arizona Power Contracts Arizona’s only major market for pulpwood and biomass and a key part of the state’s forest health solution, Novo BioPower in Snowflake recently signed new 10-year power off-take contracts that allow the company to...

Tire Manufacturer OTR Adds To Staff

OTR Engineered Solutions (OTR) has named Ben Brown as its new Global VP Sales & Marketing OEM. He will be a part of OTR’s executive team, reporting directly to President and CEO, Tom Rizzi, and will develop the company’s strategic OEM partnerships.

TimberPro President Lee Crawford Retires

TimberPro President Lee Crawford Retires After seven years as president of TimberPro, Lee Crawford has announced his retirement. This draws to a close Crawford’s nearly 40 years in the forestry machinery business, during which he consistently exemplified...

Titan Upgrades Tire Manufacturing Facility

Titan Upgrades Tire Manufacturing Facility Titan International (Titan) has completed a major upgrade to its manufacturing facility in Des Moines, Ia. The $2 million investment is part of Titan’s multi-year strategic capital plan and includes the addition of two new...

BC Timber Supply Stymies Canfor

After thorough analysis of the persistent shortage of economically available timber and challenging operating conditions in northern British Columbia, Canfor Corp. announced the permanent closure of its Polar sawmill in Bear Lake, BC and the suspension of its planned reinvestment in Houston, BC. This follows the announcement by subsidiary company, Canfor Pulp, that one line of production will be indefinitely curtailed at the Northwood Pulp Mill.

New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval

New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval Air quality officials recently issued a final notice and approval for an air quality permit at a new wood pellet manufacturing plant to be built by Pacific Northwest Renewable Energy (PNWRE) on a 60 acre site leased from the...

Collins Sues PG&E Over Dixie Fire

Collins Pine Co. and several affiliated companies have filed a lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric utility seeking compensation for property and business losses stemming from the Dixie Fire in July 2021, which was caused by PG&E’s equipment and negligent operations, according to the complaint.

2024 Logger Survey: Working Tough Ground

2024 Logger Survey: Working Tough Ground

Loggers across the U.S. responded to Timber Harvesting’s recent 2024 Logger Survey, which showed that contractors in all parts of the country are having a tough time grappling with rising costs and dropping demand in some areas. For example, for the first time ever across 20-plus years of logger surveys, the number of loggers who rate their company’s financial health “poor” (9%) to “very poor” (21%) outnumber those who say “good” (21%) to “very good” (7%)—30% to 28% overall in favor of the negatives.

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ALC, FS Sign MOU Noting Mutual Benefits

ALC, FS Sign MOU Noting Mutual Benefits

ALC, FS Sign MOU Noting Mutual Benefits  The American Loggers Council recently entered into a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with USDA Forest Service (FS) that formalizes future...

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Tire Manufacturer OTR Adds To Staff

Tire Manufacturer OTR Adds To Staff

OTR Engineered Solutions (OTR) has named Ben Brown as its new Global VP Sales & Marketing OEM. He will be a part of OTR’s executive team, reporting directly to President and CEO, Tom Rizzi, and will develop the company’s strategic OEM partnerships.

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TimberPro President Lee Crawford Retires

TimberPro President Lee Crawford Retires

TimberPro President Lee Crawford RetiresAfter seven years as president of TimberPro, Lee Crawford has announced his retirement. This draws to a close Crawford’s nearly 40 years in the forestry...

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New From Bandit: HM6420 Hammermill Grinder

New From Bandit: HM6420 Hammermill Grinder

This highly productive 40 in. capacity grinder is designed and manufactured to be an alternative solution for those grinding applications that may contain contaminants. A Caterpillar C32, 1,200 HP engine provides ample torque and horsepower for optimal machine performance and productivity. The heart of the HM6420 is a 50 in. x 66 in. wide hammermill. The heavy-duty mill features a 1.75 in. drum skin custom formed from rolled plate. The mill is supported by a 7 in. main shaft constructed of alloy steel that has been ultrasonic tested…

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Air Burners Collaborates To Introduce BioCharger

Air Burners Collaborates To Introduce BioCharger

Air Burners, a manufacturer of air curtain burner systems, has collaborated with Rolls-Royce and Volvo Construction Equipment to develop and test the BioCharger—a portable machine that turns biomass waste into energy. The BioCharger combines three innovative steps to provide off-grid power from vegetative waste management. First, it eliminates vegetative waste using air curtain technology to minimize the harmful particulate matter entering the atmosphere…

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Deere Introduces Beaver Saw Tooth

Deere Introduces Beaver Saw Tooth

Expanding the portfolio of aftermarket forestry saw teeth options for its customers, John Deere offers the one-piece hardened beaver saw tooth for John Deere wheeled and tracked feller-bunchers. The new beaver saw tooth design boasts a beveled feature at each tooth tip, which helps improve tooth durability while striking materials other than wood…

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