Drax Officially Opens Demopolis Pellet Plant
Drax Group has opened a new pellet plant in Demopolis, Ala. At full capacity the plant, which is Drax’s second production facility in Alabama, will produce 360,000 tonnes annually.
“Drax’s wood pellet plant that’s being commissioned in Demopolis represents a major investment that will drive long-term economic growth and spark significant job creation in Marengo County. The opening of this facility is an exciting development for this rural region, and I look forward to seeing Drax develop new growth plans in Sweet Home Alabama,” commented Governor Kay Ivey at the official opening.
Will Gardiner, Drax CEO; Mayor Woody Collins; Ashley Coplin, executive director of the Demopolis City Schools Foundation; and Matt White, Drax Executive Vice President, Pellet Operations also participated in the ceremony held April 5.
U.S. Forest Service reported it sold 2.87 billion BF of timber sales (compared to the agency target of 4 billion BF) in fiscal 2021, a decrease from 3.2 billion BF in FY 2020, according to the agency’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Justification document. The sold volume was valued at $197 million…
In a sales cooperation, Büttner Energie- und Trocknungstechnik GmbH and NEW eco-tec Verfahrenstechnik GmbH are pooling their dryer expertise. The Krefeld, Germany-based dryer and energy plant specialist, Büttner, and the belt dryer supplier from Mühldorf am Inn, Bavaria, are cooperating to expand…
Stephen (Steve) Brady Rawls of Lenoir City, Tenn. died on Saturday, April 2, 2022. He was 68 years old. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lenoir City; Rawls worked for Morbark for over 20 years. He was a talented sales consultant, mechanic, and operator of a wide range of heavy equipment…
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