New Sawmill Coming To Louisiana
Teal Jones Group marked the beginning of construction of an $110 million SYP sawmill near Plain Dealing, La. on July 11 with a groundbreaking ceremony.
Canada-based Teal Jones Group had disclosed in December it was considering northwest Louisiana as the site of a sawmill. Site preparation of the 235 acre greenfield facility has begun and is expected to be completed by third quarter 2023. Site work includes creating access to nearby railway infrastructure and timberlands, which the company cited as key factors in its decision to build its first plant in Louisiana.
The company, which is headquartered in British Columbia, operates SYP mills in Antlers, Okla.; Martinsville and Kinsale, Va.; and Liberty, Miss.
The facility will produce a range of dimension and specialty lumber products with a production capacity of 300MMBF per year. The company plans to sell residual fiber products, including chips and sawdust, to local pulp and pellet mills.
Vermeer Redesigns HG4000 Grinder
Vermeer has redesigned the Vermeer HG4000 horizontal grinder; this new generation delivers powerful performance in various wood waste recycling applications and landscaping material production. It’s equipped with a 536 HP (399.7-kW) CAT C13B T4F/Stage V diesel engine, a Series III duplex…
Drax Announces $50 Million Expansion In Aliceville
On the heels of a recent study published by Drax showing the company could contribute more than a quarter billion dollars to Alabama’s economy in 2023, the company has announced a $50 million investment at its Aliceville pellet plant. This investment will increase production capacity by nearly 50%, from…
Washington Carbon Offset Developer ‘Steps Away’ From Project
A company that had been working with the Washington state Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) to help develop a state program to sell carbon offsets as a way to generate forest revenues has stepped away from the project, citing the…
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