Finding Success in the Residuals Market

  TimberWest March/April 2018 Three times a day, a residual hauler from Sierra Pacific, Interstate Wood Products, or Veneer Chip Transport visits Gem Shavings’ new Shelton facility to deliver an average of 175 cubic yards of wood shavings. Usually a couple days later, these wood shavings leave Gem Shavings either as bales or in bulk, […]

Taking a Chance on Industry Changes

TimberWest January/February 2018 When fifth-generation logger Stephen Reidhead was inspired by his wife Trish to start Tri-Star Logging in 1986, he couldn’t have foreseen that industry changes in the 1990s would force him to exchange logging in the hills surrounding the city of Snowflake for grinding up the citrus orchards to make way for Phoenix […]

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 […]

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 […]