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SmartLam quadruples CLT production at former Weyerhaeuser site
SmartLam, the first commercial manufacturer of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the U.S., is expanding its operations and headquarters into a former Weyerhaeuser lumber mill property in Columbia Falls, Mont., - quadrupling its production. Going from 20,000 cubic meters of CLT annually to over 80,000 in the new facility, the company will also install a state-of-the-art equipment line and add 75 new employees. The expanded site will also help SmartLam develop new types of engineered wood. For more, click here...
10/16/2017


G-P to build new lumber mill in Alabama
Georgia-Pacific announced September 13 a new lumber production facility in Talladega, Alabama. Construction on the $100 million, 300,000-square-foot, technologically advanced plant is scheduled to begin immediately with an anticipated startup in late 2018. Once it is fully operational, the plant will employ more than 100 full-time employees and generate an estimated $5 million in annual payroll. For more, click here...
9/14/2017


Tolko lays out plans to restart OSB mill
Tolko Industries Ltd. has laid out its general development plan to re-open its oriented strand board (OSB) mill in High Prairie, Alberta, in early 2018. A preliminary harvesting plan for the next five years was presented at an open house Aug. 17 at Peavine Inn and Suites. Production at the mill is expected to start in the first quarter of 2018. “We’ll start in the fourth quarter and bring in equipment,” says Tom Hoffman, Tolko manager of external and stakeholder relations. “It’s been nine years since the mill operated and it’s imperative to bring the mill up to production in a graduated and stepped progression to ensure we address all electrical, mechanical and through-put issues that will have arisen over that time.” Tolko hopes the mill will start to produce in 2018 in the second quarter, he says. For more, click here...
8/28/2017


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