PL Closes Carlotta and
The Pacific Lumber company (PL) is closing its large mill in Carlotta, Calif.
and working its operations into its Scotia facility for small-diameter lumber.
The company says it is trying to make itself more competitive, cost-effective
and long lasting. The $25 million mill will start processing logs up to 24"
diameter in September. Large log milling at the Scotia mill will begin in early
2005. Although 119 employees will be given notices at the Carlotta mill,
approximately 90 will be hired at the Scotia mill in connection with the small
Timber Graders Earn
The Western Wood Products Association presented Alfred Simmons, Michael Graham
and Jonathan Smith of the Warm Springs, Ore. mill with the "Hi-Q Award" for
their exceptional job of consistent and accurate judgment of wood quality. There
are 59 mills in the Hi-Q program.
Simpson Changes Name
Seattle-based timber company Simpson Resource Co. has changed its name to Green
Diamond Resource Co. The company changed its name to better distinguish it from
its corporate family. Simple Resource Co. split from Simpson Investment Co. two
years ago when it was decided to put the two divisions under different
Volvo Rental Franchise in
Volvo Construction Equipment Rents, Inc., (Volvo CE Rents) has announced the
signing of a franchise agreement for a new Volvo equipment rental center in
Everett, Wash. The Phoinix Corporation, has entered into a Volvo CE Rents
franchise agreement to own and operate independent Volvo CE Rents centers in
Everett. All Volvo CE Rents centers are independently owned and operated
franchises within the Volvo Construction Equipment rental program. The new
Washington rental center will carry, in addition to Volvo construction equipment
— compact excavators and wheel loaders and the company’s backhoe and skid steer
loaders — a line of essential equipment and tools for the construction,
commercial, industrial, and homeowner markets.
Forestry Equipment Names
New Vice-President of Sales
Joiner, President of Forestry Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce that Craig
Tharp has joined the company as Vice-President Sales. Based in the Vancouver,
Washington head office, Craig brings 30 years of senior management sales and
marketing experience in the forest products industry to his new position.
Forestry Equipment, Inc. sells, services and supports Keto harvester/processors
in the western U.S. Keto is a world leader in harvester/processors. Craig can be
reached at: (360)687-5557 and on cel at: (360)606-0413.
New Sales Manager for
Ponsse USA, Inc.
Pat Koskinen was appointed as Sales Manager for Ponsse this past March. Pat has
been in forestry equipment sales since 1980, most recently with Nortrax Inc. His
long experience and knowledge of the industry will help strengthen and expand
Blount Appoints New
Inc. announced the appointment of Mr. Greg Terjesen to the position of Director,
International Sales. "Greg has excellent experience in international sales,"
said Dick Hemmelgarn, Vice President, Sales for Blount. "In addition to holding
this position with Blount from 1997 to 1999, he has held various worldwide sales
and marketing management positions with Cedarapids, Ingersoll Rand and Woods
Deer Lodge Sawmill has
In early March, Louisana-Pacific Corp. sold its sawmill and finger-jointer
operation in Deer Lodge Montana to Sun Mountain Lumber Inc., owned by Sherman
Anderson. The mill is one of the largest employers in the area. Anderson said he
was motivated to buy the mill because of the uncertainty of its future, and the
impact that would have on Deer Lodge, Butte, Anaconda and the area. The Deer
Lodge sawmill has an annual production capacity of 125 million board feet of
two-by-four and two-bysix studs. The finger-jointer plant has an annual
production capacity of 110 million board feet. If lumber markets remain strong,
it will give Sun Mountain Lumber the jump-start it needs.
Harad Elected Chairman of
George J. Harad, Chairman and CEO of Boise Cascade Corp., has been elected
Chairman of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). Harad began his
career at Boise in 1971 as administrative assistant in the housing group. He was
elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer in April 1995. Prior
to joining Boise, Harad was a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and a
teaching fellow at Harvard University.
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