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Anthony Timberlands Inc.

John Ed and Isabel Anthony take part in the November 2021 groundbreaking ceremony for the Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation. The couple have made a new gift to support the future naming of a fabrication space in the center in honor of Dean Peter MacKeith.
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Anthonys Donate $2.5M to UA Architecture School

The donation was made in honor of Peter MacKeith, the dean of the university’s Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. read more >
Anthony Timberlands' sawmill in Bearden.

Timber Surge Fuels $309M in Mill UpdatesLock Icon

What’s behind this surge in announced sawmill updates and expansions? Historically high lumber prices. read more >
Steve Anthony is president of Anthony Timberlands in Bearden. He has doubts that big spikes in lumber pricing were actually a result of a surge in home remodeling, as conventional wisdom would suggest.
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Timber! Record Lumber Prices Fall Back to EarthLock Icon

The lumber industry appears to be settling into a new normal after a frenetic spring that saw lumber prices surge to an all-time high — so high that executives were often at a loss for words to explain it. read more >
Anthony Timberlands Inc. President Steven M. Anthony said high lumber prices has made it possible to finance $10 million in upgrades at its Malvern sawmill.
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Anthony Timberlands to Spend $10M on Malvern Mill Upgrades

Anthony Timberlands Inc. of Bearden says it will invest $10 million in improvements to its pine sawmill in Malvern over the next six to eight months. read more >
Workers sort scanned lumber into either two foot, four foot or six foot lengths at Anthony Timberlands in Bearden.
Agriculture & Poultry

Anthony Timberlands Cutting Production by Half at Malvern, Bearden

Anthony Timberlands Inc. is preparing to cut production in half at its Malvern and Bearden pine mills, idling about 200 employees, CEO Steve Anthony said Thursday morning. read more >
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Health Network Saved Its Members $14.7M in 2018

Arkansas Health Network of Little Rock saved the organizations it works with more than $14.7 million in 2018, the latest figure available. read more >
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Kneecapping Arkansas (Editorial)

Will Gov. Asa Hutchinson's upcoming visit to China a wise use of resources, or is the governor perhaps captive to a nostalgia for a time when the Oval Office wasn’t occupied by a man devoted to protectionist policies? read more >
Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver was just one of several Canadian companies that have invested heavily in the forest products industry in Arkansas.
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Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

The country may be headed for another recession, timber industry experts told Arkansas Business last week after Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced an indefinite suspension of operations at its El Dorado sawmill. read more >
Steve AnthonyPresident of Anthony Timberlands of Bearden

Timber CEO: Georgia-Pacific Closures to Range Far and Wide in Arkansas

Georgia-Pacific's announced plan to close its bleached board operations in Crossett will have a ripple effect across Arkansas' forest products industry, Steve Anthony, CEO of Anthony Timberlands Inc., told Arkansas Business. read more >
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Anthony Timberlands Seeks to Chop Health Costs

Anthony Timberlands Inc. of Bearden has partnered with the Arkansas Health Network of Little Rock to help cut costs and improve the health of about 1,000 people in the company's self-insured plan. read more >
Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver was just one of several Canadian companies that have invested heavily in the forest products industry in Arkansas.
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A Decade After Recession, Arkansas Timber Industry RebornLock Icon

The timber industry, the biggest employer in south Arkansas, has recovered in the decade since the Great Recession. That doesn’t mean it will ever be the same. read more >
Steven Anthony at the Anthony Timberlands site in Bearden.
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Anthony Timberlands Buys Sawmill In Union County

Anthony Timberlands Inc. announced Thursday that it will purchase the hardwood sawmill and chip mill facility in Mt. Holly (Union County) that is owned and operated by Watson Sawmill Company Inc. read more >
Prices for timber products like these from Anthony Timberlands Inc. in Bearden are at historic highs, but many growers and lumber mills cannot get their products to market because of a longtime shortage of truck drivers that is growing worse.
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Driver Dearth Chips at Arkansas Timber Industry

The state’s timber industry can’t take full advantage of a booming market because of the lack of truck drivers. read more >

Fire Heavily Damages Portion of Bearden Sawmill

A New Year's Day fire destroyed a major department at a sawmill in Bearden, but a company official says the mill will be open within a week. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Agricultural Firms Note Strong Growth

Most large private agricultural enterprises in Arkansas posted double-digit growth last year, and the chiefs of at least two of those companies expressed cautious optimism that the worst of the recession is behind them. read more >
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Turning Point for Timber as Demand Rises, Workforce Numbers Fall

Some in the timber industry in Arkansas say they see demand for forest products slowly increasing but fear that a workforce decimated by recession won’t be able to meet that demand. read more >
Steven Anthony at the Anthony Timberlands site in Bearden.
Construction / Manufacturing

Anthony Timberlands to Buy Partee Flooring Mill at Magnolia

Anthony Timberlands Inc. of Bearden says it has agreed to purchase the oak flooring mill in Magnolia owned and operated by Partee Flooring Mill LLP. read more >
Steve AnthonyPresident of Anthony Timberlands of Bearden

New Shifts Add 65 Jobs to Anthony Mill in Bearden

Anthony Timberlands Inc., one of the largest private companies in Arkansas, announced the addition of second shifts in three departments at its flagship plant in Bearden. read more >
John Ed AnthonyChairman, Anthony Timberlands, Inc.Bearden

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: John Ed Anthony

John Ed Anthony's family name has been associated with lumber and timber in south Arkansas for over 100 years, and he has been a key part of that formula for the past 50. read more >