International Wood Products Association launched a training program to help wood trade professionals establish standard operating procedures to comply with Lacey Act rules governing protected wood species.
Okanagan Pellet Co. plant will cease operations at its West Kelowna, British Columbia, facility Despite substantial upgrades already underway, owner Viridis cited structural concerns, new storage and wood dust management requirements and other costs in the decision.
The Wood Components Manufacturers Association says its first-ever tour of European woodworking facilities has been a "huge success," with 14 individuals from 10 member companies attending the week-long March event.
Huttig Building Products, Inc. named Oscar A. Martinez new vice president and chief financial officer. The former senior vice president and chief financial officer of Foresight Energy also worked for Qwest Communications International, Inc.
There are several steps in checking the moisture content of incoming lumber. First and foremost is determining what is acceptable for your operation. I like 6.8 percent moisture content average for most hardwoods most of the time.