Southern Lumber Producers: Past, Present, and Future

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After yet another consolidating acquisition of southern sawmills, it seems like an opportune moment to review the changing profile of the softwood lumber industry in the U.S. South. At the end of 2008 – the early days of the housing more…

Tracking the Top Timberland Owners and Managers, 2018

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Forisk has tracked and accumulated timberland transaction and ownership data since 2006. The ownership data goes back 50 years and the transaction data goes back 20 years to 1996. This provides context when reviewing year-over-year trends. In the past twelve more…

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…