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  • Sawmills in China Industry Research Report – Now Available from IBISWorld

    Revenue for Sawmills in China is set to reach $10.4 billion in 2013, reflecting 16.6% annualized growth over the past five years, says IBISWorld. The rapid development of China’s real estate market has created huge demand for construction wood, wood for decoration, and wood furniture. Meanwhile, the rapid development of ...


    By IBISWorld

  • Did Combustible Sawdust Cause Deadly Blast at Canadian Sawmill?

    CNN recently reported about a sawmill explosion in Prince George, British Columbia. The blast was felt by area residents, one of whom reported it felt like an earthquake. One person has been killed and 23 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • B.C. sawmill explosion, riverboat whistleblowers, EPA official`s `crucifixion` comment and more on EHS This Week

    Now that Kristy has her voice back we sat down for a packed episode of EHS This Week, touching on an array of stories including a confounding whistleblower case, a devastating sawmill explosion in British Columbia, Canada, an EPA official's "crucifixion" comment coming back to haunt the agency, and a whole lot more OSHA and EPA news. Let us know what EHS issues you want to hear about. Write us at ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Machine guards may have prevented arm amputation suffered by worker at Cordele, Georgia, sawmill

    A job should be a source of personal accomplishment and pride, not the cause of disability and unemployment. A 29-year-old temporary worker suffered the latter at a local sawmill operated by Griffin Lumber & Hardware. The man's left arm was amputated when his jacket was caught in the drive shaft of a conveyor belt in January. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health ...

  • Morbark names New President

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment today announced the appointment of James W. Shoemaker Jr. as President. Shoemaker replaces Lon Morey who will remain as the Chairman of Morbark’s board of directors. Prior to his appointment as President, Shoemaker served as Morbark’s Vice President of Operations and board member. He joined ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Honouring those killed and injured at work on Workers` Memorial Day

    While it out to be top-of-mind 365 days a year, tomorrow is probably the most important day in the world of workplace health and safety. April 28th is Workers’ Memorial Day and thousands of individuals in cities around the world with attend events honouring workers killed, disabled, injured or harmed at work. As OSHA head Dr. Davis Michaels stated in a recent audio message in honour of the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Cardinal Equipment Expands Morbark Territory, Adds Tree Care Product Line

    Morbark, LLC, is pleased to announce the territory and product line expansion of Cardinal Equipment, Inc. Cardinal, previously a Morbark industrial equipment dealer and distributor for the Boxer line of compact utility loaders, will now offer Morbark Tree Care Products in Ontario, Canada, south of the 46th parallel. Cardinal opened a new location in Port Perry, Ontario, to help facilitate this ...


  • Morbark demo days focus on markets, opportunities

    Morbark, Inc., opened its sixth Demo Days event with current and potential customers and members of their authorized industrial dealer network in attendance for factory tours, networking opportunities, vendor booths and informational seminars. Tomorrow the event will conclude with demonstrations of equipment for the forestry and recycling markets. Today’s seminars will feature Bill Turley, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Boxer Equipment Introduces 900HD Compact Utility Loader

    Morbark, Inc., the manufacturer of the Boxer line of compact utility loaders, has introduced the all-new Boxer 900HD. The 900HD made its trade show debut at the TCI Expo in Hartford, Ct., held Nov. 13-15, 2014, and will be shown in Morbark’s booth (#8013) at The ARA Rental Show this week in New Orleans. The model is scheduled to begin production in April 2015. Designed from the ground up to ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Morbark adds B & G equipment to dealer network

    B & G Equipment, specializing in forestry equipment, parts and service, is now the authorized dealer of Morbark industrial equipment in all of Mississippi and select counties in Tennessee. In business for over 30 years, B & G is based in Philadelphia, Mississippi and has branches in Iuka, Magnolia and Hattiesburg. The company, founded by loggers W. J. Bates & Donald Grantham, Jr., has ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Morbark annual demo days event focuses on equipment productivity

    Morbark Inc. today demonstrated several new product innovations for the forestry and recycling markets at the company’s annual Demo Days event in Winn, MI. These innovations will help Morbark users streamline their processes and reduce costs. Over 300 people from fifteen countries attended the 2011 Demo Days event that featured factory tours, seminars, vendor booths, networking ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Morbark expands east coast dealer network

    Morbark is pleased to announce it has signed a dealer agreement with Elliott & Frantz, Inc., based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Elliott & Frantz, Inc. will sell and service Morbark’s recycling and forestry product lines, in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, from their branch locations located in Jessup, Maryland and Delmar, Delaware. Founded in 1962, Elliott ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Morbark Signs Bailey’s, Inc., as Tree Care Products, Boxer Equipment Dealer

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract adding Bailey’s, Inc., as the exclusive Morbark® tree care products dealer for Northern California. Bailey’s also becomes a Boxer® Equipment distributor; all North American Boxer distributors have non-exclusive territories. ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Improved utilisation of forests to meet demand for wood

    Europe has more than 117 million hectares of forest, but the sustainable utilisation – especially in privately owned forests – falls short of its potential. It is becoming more and more difficult to meet the increasing demand for wood. The project SIMWOOD (Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood) was recently launched in response to this. The project consortium consists of 28 ...

  • Morbark announces new dealer in Southeast

    Morbark, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tidewater Equipment Company has recently joined its dealer family as a distributor of Morbark industrial equipment. The partnership further expands the Morbark dealer network benefitting the many Morbark customers located in the southeastern region of the country. Tidewater Equipment will be covering all of South Carolina (minus York County) as well as ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Over 40 safety and health violations found at Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc.

    Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc. continues to expose employees to willful, repeat and serious safety and health hazards at the company's sawmill in Wayne. The employer faces $85,080 in proposed penalties following two investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA conducted a planned safety inspection in March 2014 as part of the agency's ...

  • Morbark introduces compact stand-alone flail

    Morbark, Inc. today introduced the Morbark 5500 Stand-Alone Flail. This portable debarker/delimber removes the bark and foliage from trees when harvesting wood fiber for high quality chips for use in the pulp and paper market. The new flail can be used alone or in tandem with a Morbark Whole Tree Chipper, giving operators flexibility in their operations. Those currently supplying the fuel market ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Best Line Equipment Becomes Morbark Tree Care Products, Boxer Equipment Dealer

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract adding Best Line Equipment as the exclusive Morbark® tree care products dealer for the Philadelphia area as well as Western Pennsylvania. Best Line also becomes a Boxer® Equipment distributor; all North American Boxer distributors have ...


  • Western's Annual Results Show Significant Improvement; Net Income for 2010 Improved by $103 Million Over 2009

    Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) - 2010 HIGHLIGHTS -- Generated positive EBITDA of $47.7 million, an $82.5 million improvement over 2009 EBITDA -- Achieved net income of $27.7 million for the year, a $103.0 million improvement over 2009 -- Increased liquidity to $84.6 million compared to $37.3 million a year ago -- Net debt to capitalization reduced to ...


    By Marketwire

  • INTERPOL member countries continue fight against illegal logging in Latin America

    Nearly USD 40 million worth of timber has been seized in follow up investigations as part of INTERPOL's Operation Lead targeting illegal logging, forestcrimes and the criminal networks behind them. Building upon the initial outcomes of the operation, Costa Rica and Venezuela in particular haveincreased their efforts in the fight against illegallogging, confiscating 292,000 m3 of wood and wood ...

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