Drax Group has begun construction on the second of three satellite pellet plants in Arkansas. Located in Russellville, Pope County, the new facility is part of a $40 million project and is expected to be operational in 2022.
Will Sampson, editorial director of Woodworking Network/FDMC Magazine, interviews Jeff Wagner, Executive Chairman at CalPlant, about the company's new MDF product Eureka at the recent AWFS 2021 in Las Vegas. Eureka is made from renewable post-harvest rice straw.
Phase one includes nearly $19 million to upgrade lumber kiln-drying capacity, while the second phase will include an investment of approximately $138 million to completely modernize the Louisiana-based facility.
Hardwood specialist Danzer has sold its Bradford, Pennsylvania sawmill to a joint venture between hardwood producer Rossi Group and timberland investment firm Lyme Timber Co. The new owners say they plan to add at least 20 jobs to the existing 85 at the facility.