Preparing for the Future and Adapting to the Times

TimberWest November/December 2017 With over 40 years of working in the Mossy Rock-Winlock area of Southwest Washington, there aren’t many hills that the Lyons family hasn’t logged. “We’ve been pretty fortunate to [have] spent 30 years in this area,” says Brad, while driving out to the first of several jobsites where his crews are working. […]

Cellulose-Infused Concrete Is One Step Closer to Reality

Construction Equipment Guide December 6, 2017 On a sunny summer day at Oregon State University, before an audience of researchers and representatives from the construction industry, a Knife River-owned ready-mix cement truck poured a batch of concrete. By all appearances the concrete looked similar to concrete poured at a construction site with one notable exception. […]

Can We Store Carbon and Have Our Timber and Habitat Too?

U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station Science Findings November 2017 We ask a lot of our national forests. They are our recreation destinations, while providing habitat for numerous wildlife and plant species. They are a source of timber that supports jobs for rural communities and our cities’ water supplies. And they are vital in […]

Hanford Site Receives Official Shutdown Order, Begins Demo

Construction Equipment Guide September 26, 2017 In the west area of the Hanford Site’s Central Plateau, demolition is under way on a building that played a significant role in the United States’ weapons program history. From its production start in 1949 until its official shutdown in 1996, the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) was responsible for […]

Telematics Technology in the Forestry Sector

  TimberWest July/August 2017 Telematics technology has revolutionized business operations, and we have come to depend upon real-time global positioning systems (GPS) in our daily lives, whether to track the status of a package, receiving turn-by-turn instructions while driving, or to know when the next bus will arrive. For the logging industry, however, the full […]

MassDOT Pilots Intelligent Compaction on Methuen Reconstruction Project

Construction Equipment Guide June 22, 2017 The new partial cloverleaf interchange at Exit 46 off I-93 in Methuen, Mass., is taking shape with the recent completion of the southbound off-ramp onto Route 110/113 and construction under way on the northbound off-ramp to westbound Route 110/113. With the four-year project now in its final year, the […]