Stories tagged: lumber
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Lumberettes’ fill wartime labor gap
About 30 “lumberettes” – women lumber workers – went on duty at Spokane’s White Pine Sash Company.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Fire burns lumber mill near Athol
Fire erupted at a sawmill along U.S. 95 Wednesday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and suspending operations as firefighters arrived.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Lumber prices, shipments drive Potlatch 2Q profit
High prices for lumber and record shipments helped Potlatch Corp. turn a profit during the second quarter.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
Colville’s Duane Vaagen left the timber wars behind to forge good jobs in the ‘bipartisan forest’
The Vaagen family operates one of the few remaining family-owned sawmills in the West. They plan to be the last one standing by making changes.
Fri., April 14, 2017
100 years ago today in Spokane: Wobbly organizer predicts labor fight in lumber camps
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, firebrand union organizer, told a crowd of hundreds at Spokane’s Wobbly hall that the region’s lumber camps would soon be labor’s biggest battleground.
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
As new house’s framing timber dries, grout lines crack
Here’s what you need to know about wood. It’s a hygroscopic material. That means its shape and size change in response to changes in moisture content. Granite, steel, copper, plastics …
Tue., June 24, 2014
UI experiment finds hardwoods have potential for Northwest timber industry
Trudging through a densely planted patch of birch trees in spitting rain, Ronald Mahoney spotted one more. He yanked the chain saw into action, sawed a V-shaped wedge into the …
Fri., March 15, 2013
Northwest wood products feed hungry Asian market
Asia is growing hungrier for American wood products, and producers in the Northwest are delving deeper into exports even as domestic lumber demand rebounds from an epic building slump. Representatives …
Thu., Jan. 20, 2011
U.S. accuses B.C. of breaking pact
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has asked for arbitration with Canada over allegations that British Columbia is selling subsidized lumber into U.S. markets. The dispute revolves around log prices for …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010, 12:19 p.m.
2009 a terrible year for Western lumber production
The Western lumber industry had its worst year in 2009 since records have been kept and the outlook for this year is even more dismal.
Tue., May 8, 2007
Potlatch gets an earful
About 70 Steelworkers demonstrated outside of Potlatch Corp.’s annual meeting in Spokane on Monday morning, urging company officials to offer more generous wages and benefits to workers at its Lewiston …
Fri., Aug. 4, 1995
Appeals, Red Tape Keep Mill Shuttered President Of Salmon Sawmill Says Future Is In Doubt
The Salmon Intermountain sawmill is traditionally closed through the winter months when snow closes logging roads. But the mill is still shuttered halfway into summer. And president Dallas Olson says …
Sat., June 17, 1995
Timber Happy With Ruling On Legal Fees
The timber industry is praising a federal court ruling ordering an Idaho sportsmen group to pay attorney fees in a battle over the Cove-Mallard area in the Panhandle. U.S. District …
Fri., May 26, 1995
Timber Giant Facing Indictment Federal Probe May Yield Charges Against Louisiana-Pacific
Louisiana-Pacific Corp. confirmed Thursday it expects to be indicted in a 2-year-old federal investigation into alleged fraud and criminal violations of environmental laws. Results of an internal investigation at the …