Spearfish Forest Products Of Neiman Enterprises Announces Layoffs

Neiman Enterprises, a family-owned company, announced layoffs and production reductions at its last remaining South Dakota facility, Spearfish Forest Products (“SFP”). The layoffs are the direct result of reductions to the Black Hills National Forest timber sale program. Jim Neiman, president of Neiman Enterprises, said, “We have done everything possible to prevent this unfortunate outcome […]

RoyOMartin Announces Modernization of Timber Manufacturing Facility

Martco, LLC, parent company for timber sourcing and manufacturing company RoyOMartin, headquartered in Alexandria, LA, announced it will invest more than $30 million to install technologically advanced production equipment at its Allen Parish plant that produces oriented strand board (OSB) for the housing industry. The RoyOMartin OSB plant is one of the parish’s largest employers, […]

In Memoriam

James “Jim” Edward Outram died suddenly on March 31, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire at the age of 75. Jim was born September 22, 1948, in Georgetown, MA, the eldest child of Arthur Edward and Mary Louise Dawley Outram. Jim graduated from Georgetown (MA) High School in 1966, and the University […]

Chris Fehr – Sales Executive

I joined the team at Miller Wood Trade Publications in 2023 after having been a long-time customer. My career in the lumber industry started in 1993 after graduating with a Forestry degree from the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. Previous career stops include Baillie Lumber, Northwest Hardwoods/Weyerhaeuser, Kiever-Willard Lumber, Ron […]

Industry News

Boise Cascade Announces Troy Little As New Executive Vice President Boise Cascade Company, located in Boise, ID, recently announced Troy Little as their new executive vice president of the Wood Products division. Little started in the forest products industry at Boise Cascade as an internal auditor in 1990. He has since spent the last 33 […]

Industry News

Moulds Named VP Of BusinessDevelopment BPWood Ltd. of British Columbia, Canada, recently announced the appointment of Bill Moulds to the new role of Vice President of Business Development. Moulds has centered on startups and the refinement of complex offshore wood supply chains. He also played a pivotal roll in the early growth at BPWood. Moulds […]

AHEC Updates American Hardwood Lumber Grading Workshop

Pictured Above: The grading of sawn wood into categories as it is processed helps to determine to a large extent the value and potential use possible for each board of sawn lumber. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has created a new and updated video workshop to provide a simplified but informative explanation of the […]

In Memoriam

Cheryll Bowers On December 19th, 2023, Cheryll Kay Bowers made her way into Heaven at the age of 64 surrounded by her loving family. The next morning, her spirit burst through the clouds in a beautiful pink and yellow winter sunrise. Bowers was born on July 8th, 1959 in Lodi, OH, to Dorothy Ann Hunter […]

Industry News – January 2024

Clark Hardwoods LLC Makes Capital ImprovementsClark Hardwoods LLC, located in Erin, TN, recently put in a Cleereman combination optimized edger. The mill is undergoing some other capital improvements regarding material handling that should be complete late spring/early summer 2024, according to Brandon Clark, Vice-President of Clark Lumber Company. The mill’s annual production is 10 million […]

Industry News – December 2023

Robinson Lumber Company Continues To Ensure They Are At The Forefront Of The Industry Robinson Lumber Company, is proud to announce a significant expansion of its operations in New Albany, IN. The company has acquired an additional five acres of land adjacent to its flagship yard, marking a major step in its ongoing commitment to […]