Urbn Timber Turns Salvaged Trees into Gold with a Small Sawmill

Urbn Timber Turns Salvaged Trees into Gold with a Small Sawmill

By Tony Morgan in Forest Products Industry Information | 0 Comment

Tyler Hillyard, Treg Sherman, and Tyler Sirak are three entrepreneurs who have figured out how to turn salvaged urban trees into gold. Well, not literally . . . but they are the masterminds behind Urbn Timber, a successful live edge wood products business in Columbus, Ohio. The original business concept, however, began with Hillyard. At […]

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Creating Custom Doors in Guatemala Heat

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information Other Topics Forest Products Articles | 0 Comment

The Caoba Doors Company, based in Antigua, Guatemala, is center-focused on quality. As a provider of high-end, custom-made doors and windows for real estate developers building multi-million dollar homes, the company can’t afford to be otherwise. When the company was founded in 1983, it actually built fireplace mantles and pool tables. They got into wood-crafted […]

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Teal-Jones Lumber Meets the Challenge

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information Forest Products Articles | 0 Comment

When Teal-Jones Lumber, a member of the Teal-Jones Group, purchased Langdale Lumber in Antlers, Okla., in late 2014, it continued its parent company’s proud tradition of providing customers with top quality wood products. The Oklahoma mill manufactures dimensional Southern Yellow Pine lumber – used in a wide range of building applications because of its strength, […]

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Carl-Diebold-Lumber Cuts Energy Costs

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information Lumber Mills Forest Products Articles | 0 Comment

Founded in 1945 by Carl Diebold and located in Troutdale, Ore., the Carl Diebold Lumber Company (CDLC), a third-generation family business, processes mostly clear and higher grade lumber products that they don’t actually sell to customers. “We don’t have any product sales,” says Dave Smith, plant manager. “All this wood we’re processing belongs to somebody […]

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Rough & Ready Lumber: Success Through a Solid Reputation

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information Kiln Drying Forest Products Articles | 0 Comment

The Krauss family started up a new sawmill operation in Southern Oregon in 1922. “My grandparents started the company,” explained Jennifer Krauss Phillippi, the President of Rough & Ready Lumber. “My brother Joe and my husband and I operate it now.” There have been a number of changes at the mill over the years. “We […]

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David Anderson of Design Woodcrafting Designs From His Heart

By Tony Morgan in Wood Information Wood Shop Woodworking Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Some years ago, when David Anderson was a late adolescent trying to figure out what he was doing in college, he had one of life’s sudden “aha” moments. “I was an undergraduate thinking of teaching mathematics but the teacher I was observing was dreadfully uninspiring. I was encouraged to try something else,” he explains. He […]

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Milan Lumber Co.: Where Wagner Meters Fuels Success

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Located in Milan, New Hampshire, Milan Lumber Company provides lumber to wholesalers like Hancock Lumber and Hammond Lumber as well as to crate and pallet makers. “We also sell to private labels like Gerbing, which sells to Home Depot,” said Steve Halle, the mill manager. The mill also boasts an extensive log yard. “With 12 […]

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Stimson Lumber’s Unconventional Start

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Many paths can lead to a job working at a lumber mill, but few people would probably consider working on a commercial fishing boat as something beneficial to their resume. “I started working on a fishing boat when I was about fourteen,” said Eric Mallery, Boiler/Kiln Lead at Stimson Lumber Company’s Tillamook mill. “After that, […]

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Mississippi Laminators: Little Mill, Big Impact

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Shubuta, Mississippi, may not seem like a very large town, but it’s home to the largest employer for miles around: Mississippi Laminators. This family-run business has the distinction of being the only lamination mill in the state, one of only a handful in the Southeast. “There’s two in Alabama, one in Georgia, and two in […]

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Top Bamboo Flooring Moisture Questions & Answers

By Tony Morgan in Wood Information Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 3 Comments

1. Are moisture meters accurate when measuring the moisture content of bamboo? Bamboo can cause problems for flooring installers when trying to calibrate moisture meters because bamboo does not have a uniform density. Pin meters have been known to work well on traditional bamboo if you insert the pins parallel to the grain of the […]

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The Challenges for Wood Flooring Installers in California

By Tony Morgan in Wood Information Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

We had the pleasure of speaking with Marc McCalla, owner of award-winning Craftsman Hardwood Floors, Inc. Marc is an experienced and recognized craftsman specializing in designing advanced installations with wood and stone flooring that are both durable and innovative. Marc received the prestigious “Best Member’s Residence Design Award” by the National Wood Flooring Association. In […]

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