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‘Running Through Cash Like Crazy’: Best Quotes of 2022

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2022. 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 >
"When it goes up that fast, it comes down equally fast. I guess it remains to be seen where it settles.” – Steve Anthony, president of Anthony Timberlands in Bearden
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Anthony Timberlands Sets Record For 2020, Aided by Lumber Prices

2020 was the best year in Anthony Timberlands’ history, and this year is shaping up to surpass that, said Steve Anthony, president of the company, based in Bearden. read more >
At Anthony Timberlands’  facility in Bearden, logs wait to be cut by a system that optimizes the amount of lumber that can be harvested from each log. Steve Anthony said he’s “conflicted” about the U.S.-China trade war.
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Pandemic Pushes Lumber Prices UpLock Icon

The coronavirus pandemic has boosted lumber demand throughout the United States, a surge that has pushed prices to record heights, raising the average price of a new single-family home by more than $16,000. read more >

D-G Offers Voluntary Furloughs in Pandemic Crisis; Paxton Cuts Jobs

As other Arkansas daily newspapers bleed staff and cut back printing, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has given employees a dilemma: Accept a work furlough now to cut the odds of being laid off later. read more >
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UA Architecture Dean Builds Momentum, Pioneers Mass Timber UseLock Icon

As the mass timber construction industry takes hold in Arkansas, Peter MacKeith looks on like a proud papa. read more >
Workers sort scanned lumber into either two foot, four foot or six foot lengths at Anthony Timberlands in Bearden.
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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 >
Steven Anthony at the Anthony Timberlands site in Bearden.
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Anthony Lumber Mills Keep Running, For Now, Despite Hoax Report of Virus

An ambulance was deployed Saturday morning to the Anthony Timberlands lumber mill in Bearden after some "twisted" anonymous hoaxster reported that the mill was "full of people with coronavirus," according to owner Steven Anthony. read more >
Bob Sarkar, president of Arkansas Health Network
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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 >
Steve Anthony, president of Anthony Timberlands of Bearden, says the crisis in the hardwood lumber industry has been years in the making.
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Trade War Cuts Deep in ArkansasLock Icon

The U.S.-China trade war is being fought in the forests and mill towns of Arkansas as tariffs take their toll on the hardwood lumber industry. So far, state lumbermen say, they’ve been able to absorb most of the losses, but a day of reckoning is coming. 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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Nothing Lasts Forever (Editorial)

It looks like the “Trump bump” in 2017, when the DJIA increased by 25 percent, may have to suffice for two years — and it’s not a bad return even then. 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 >
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 >
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Climate Change Drives Canadian Lumber Buying Spree

Milder winters and warmer summers have meant higher survival rates for the mountain pine beetle, which has triggered an epidemic that began in the 1990s which had killed by 2012 946 million cubic yards of pine trees in British Columbia. More than 45 million acres of forest have been affected. read more >
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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 >
Interior of Anthony Timberlands 1.75 million board foot hardwood predryer at Beirne. The predryer accelerates the drying process of high -grade hardwoods and provides a consistent environment. 
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Bearden’s Anthony Timberlands Ramps Up Shifts as Housing Improves

Steve Anthony, president of Anthony Timberlands Co. since 2004, says business is better (the glass is half full), but the housing market is still nowhere near what he considers “sustainable” levels for his wood products company (the glass is half empty). read more >