Pallet wars: corrugated industry tries to edge out wood pallets

Pity the lowly wood pallet. Nobody thinks about it. But it does so much work. Most merchandise in supermarkets and big box stores is shipped on wood pallets. There are roughly two billion wood pallets circulating in the U.S. But now, the wood pallet is under attack. What’s wrong with them? Well, for starters,...

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Former Employees Who Purchased Closed Virginia Sawmill Find Success

Focusing on grade lumber and high quality production, former employees purchase and restart Virginia sawmill. New owners explain the process of reopening an idle facility. When a sawmill that had been run by International Paper (IP) sat empty in Isle of Wight County, Virginia after being shut down in the...

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    Management believes that gradual recovery in the U.S. housing market as well as timber supply shortage in Canada will boost demand for Weyerhaeuser’s Timberlands and Wood Products segments in 2015. Housing starts are expected to be approximately 1.1 million. Also, the company remains committed toward rewarding its shareholders through dividend...

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    Resolute Forest Products has received a one-year extension to secure confirmation from an independent auditor that it is using responsible forestry management practices in an area of Quebec’s Lac-St-Jean region. The Quebec-based company’s says the auditor, the Rainforest Alliance which suspected its certification in late 2013, has accepted a joint...

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Summer #1 2015 Vol. 19 #4

Summer #1 2015 Vol. 19 #4

July 2, 2015
By: Brett Hanson

The Silviculture and Reforestation. In this issue: Direct seeding being reconsidered as a cost effective alternative; Counting Caribou, OFIA looks at endangered species numbers; Former tree planter moves from the bush to humanitarian work with Medecins Sans Frontieres; Rot Stop C, A new tool against a deadly tree disease finally

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