Woods to Mill

FRA Annual Meeting Recap Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:20

FRA Annual Meeting Recap

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The Norbord facility located in northern Minnesota is owned by the world’s largest manufacturer of Oriented Strand Board (OSB). The company employs more than 2,700 people and has 17 mills located in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Understanding timber harvesting costs is more important today than ever before. Many logging business owners operate multi-million-dollar businesses that deliver thousands of tons of wood per week. Understanding and managing production and costs is critical to profitability.
The Northeast Region’s final Forest Forum of the season featured a great discussion on new markets for forest products. Charlie Levesque of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC gave a presentation on Emerging Markets for Forest Products in the Northeast.
On April 8, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed HB1011 into law after the bill received unanimous approval from both the State House (March 7) and the State Senate (March 29).
Last week, FRA President Deb Hawkinson and I traveled to Green Bay, WI to participate in several important events in the Lake States Region. We also visited FRA member Ahlstrom-Munksjo at their mill located in Kaukauna, WI.
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