West Fraser Acquisition of Gilman Continues Trend of Canadian Expansion in the U.S. South

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On July 26, 2017, West Fraser announced an agreement to acquire Gilman Companies, a major producer of southern yellow pine lumber with six sawmills in South Georgia and North Florida comprising 700 million board feet (MMBF) of capacity. The acquisition more…

Timberland Investments and the Strategic Role of Technology

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Mid-way through a ninth year of increasing housing starts and growing lumber consumption, timberland investors and forest owners in the U.S. South continue to struggle with flat and, in certain local markets, falling sawlog prices. Previous posts discuss how this more…

Does Your Wood Market Balance? Know Your Numbers for Timber, Lumber, Pulp and Panel Capacity

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In the show “Shark Tank”, a key lesson from watching entrepreneurs get grilled by Kevin O’Leary and company is the importance of knowing your numbers. The questions are always the same, so showing up unprepared is, frankly, inexcusable. What are more…