AFA NEWSROOM V9 NO. 24, dec. 15, 2014
Merry Christmas to one and all!
As we transition from one year to the next, we can be thankful for the wonderful things we enjoy as residents of the greatest state in the greatest nation on earth.
Let's also remember to be thankful to God for his many blessings on us as we enter the wonderful Christmas season, with all the hope that a New Year brings! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
potlatch completes forestland purchase, increases dividend 7%
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Potlatch Corporation (Nasdaq:PCH) announced recently it has closed the previously announced purchase of approximately 201,000 acres of timberlands in Alabama and Mississippi from affiliates of Resource Management Service, LLC for $384 million. The transaction was first announced on October 20, 2014.
"is there a doctor in the house? no..., but there are Two in the Senate"
The Alabama Forestry Association Board of Directors recently met with two new members of the Alabama Senate.
Newly minted Senate District 6 State Senator Dr. Larry Stutts came by to speak to the AFA Board and to thank the Association for being the only major statewide organization to throw its support to his camapaign. Dr. Stutts beat longtime incumbent Roger Bedford by 70 votes.
Senator Tim Melson, also a medical doctor, came by as well. He was elected to represent Senate District 1. AFA also supported Tim.
PHOTO: AFA Board Member Stephan Tomlinson (left) and State Senator Dr. Tim Melson (center) talk with Dr. Larry Stutts who defeated Roger Bedford.
Domtar announces major investment in ashdown mill
ASHDOWN, Ark. - Domtar Corporation announced Wednesday, December 10th that its Board of Directors has approved a $160 million capital project to convert a paper machine at the Ashdown, Arkansas mill to a high quality fluff pulp line used in absorbent applications such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products.
gp announces $6 million investment at thorsby
ATLANTA, -- Georgia-Pacific has announced an investment of approximately $6 million at its Thorsby, Alabama, engineered lumber operations to expand production capacity of laminated veneer lumber (LVL).
AU announces plan to replace iconic oaks Feb. 14, 2015; will plant 30 descendant trees in 2016
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Board of Trustees recently approved initiation of the second phase of a plan to renovate Samford Park.
The plan calls for 30 live oak trees from acorns taken from the iconic Auburn Oaks 12 years ago and now 15 feet tall, to be planted along a brick walkway connecting Samford Hall to Toomer's Corner.
Pellet Mill investment in south carolina
Enviva Holdings LP has formed a partnership with John Hancock Life Insurance Co. to develop wood pellet plants and marine export terminals in the southeastern U.S. Construction on a pellet plant and export terminal in South Carolina is expected to begin this month.
norbord to merge with Ainsworth
TORONTO, ON and VANCOUVER, BC – Norbord Inc. and Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has announced a merger agreement creating a leading global wood products company focused on oriented strand board (“OSB”) across North America, Europe and Asia.
Jody strickland joins f&w timberland
ALBANY, Ga. — Jody T. Strickland, former land acquisitions manager for Weyerhaeuser, has joined F&W Forestry Services, Inc., as vice president of Timberland Transactions. Strickland joins F&W with more than 26 years diverse experience in the forestry sector in numerous capacities including timberland acquisitions and sales, land management, forest operations, inventory, harvesting, and wood procurement.
Global Wood Products Market Update
Seattle, USA -- Demand for softwood lumber has been steadily increasing on a worldwide
basis since the great recession. The higher consumption of lumber has resulted in a rise in the global trade of lumber with shipments in 2014 on pace to be the highest since 2007,
according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Petrick named head of national forests in ala.
ATLANTA (December 12, 2014) – The Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service welcomes Carl Petrick, formerly of Tallahassee, Fla., to the Regional Leadership Team.
Petrick was selected as forest supervisor of the National Forests in Alabama. December is his first month of duty in Montgomery, in
this new leadership capacity.
amazon.com "elements" include coosa pines pulp
Amazon.com launched its "Elements" line this month, a line of "Premium, every day essentials," starting with diapers and baby wipes. It emphasizes the careful choice of each product's ingredients and shows where each ingredient came from.
What makes these diapers fluffy? Loblolly southern pine trees from Coosa Pines, Alabama. Wood pulp fluff is a common ingredient in disposable diapers because it absorbs liquids.
Don't Forget About Our Books on Forestry
We now have two books that you can use to learn more about forestland management and the history of the forest products industry in Alabama. These books make outstanding gifts for birthdays, Christmas and any other gift-giving purpose. The book on the left, Green Gold: Alabama's Forests and Forest Industries, provides the first comprehensive history of forestry in Alabama, from when the Indians cleared forests for agriculture to the modern era.
The book on the right, Managing Forests on Private Lands in Alabama and the Southeast, is probably the best book every produced on managing forests for timber production and for preserving water and wildlife resources.
If you are interested in owning either or both of these books, contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.