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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 >
Manufacturing growth is key to a healthy economy in Hot Springs.

Manufacturing Industry Grabs Spotlight With Expansions

Manufacturing is the unsung hero in Hot Springs and Garland County. 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 >
Shaun Keefe, co-owner of WinChoice, listens to CEO Morgan Wiles speaks at Wednesday's announcement in Mountain Pine.

Morfe Manufacturing to Invest $3.8M, Add 123 Jobs in Mountain Pine

Morfe Manufacturing Co. said Wednesday that it will invest $3.8 million to expand its Mountain Pine plant and create 123 new jobs. read more >
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Seedlings to Sawmills: Forestry Is Key to Arkansas Economy (Commentary)

Arkansas forestry has a total economic impact of $3.2 billion annually, with wages averaging $49,000 per year. Of the forests covering more than 19 million acres of Arkansas, only 13 percent is owned by private industry. read more >
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International Paper to Buy 7 Pulp Mills from Weyerhaeuser

International Paper said it is paying $2.2 billion to buy seven mills from Weyerhaeuser that make pulp used in diapers, tissues and other consumer products. read more >
Georgia-Pacific employs 1,500 in Crossett, including more than 1,100 at its paper mill.
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Georgia-Pacific’s Crossett Mill On Front Line of Tissue Wars

Georgia-Pacific employs almost 3,500 Arkansans, including 1,500 in Crossett. Of those, more than 1,100 work at the paper mill. The plant runs constantly — four shifts working an average of 40-42 hours per week — in an industry that has emphasized sustainability for decades. read more >
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Weyerhaeuser Buys Plum Creek in $8.44B Timber Deal

Weyerhaeuser Co. is buying Plum Creek Timber Co. for $8.44 billion to form what is expected to be one of the world's biggest timberland and forest products companies. read more >
Concrete work will begin soon on the cleared site for the new Weyerhaeuser sawmill complex in Dierks. The $190 million project should be fully operational in three years.
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Weyerhaeuser Launches $190M Dierks Sawmill Project

One of the oldest sawmill operations in the state is undergoing a $190 million rebirth at its historic southwest Arkansas home. Site preparation for the new Weyerhaeuser complex at Dierks (Howard County) is winding down as the project shifts into a new phase of construction. read more >
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Longhills Property Leads Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals in Saline County

A $2.5 million land deal last year in Benton set the stage for a 600-unit apartment project dubbed the Greens at Longhills. read more >
Doyle R. Simons
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Weyerhaeuser CEO Doyle R. Simons Says Housing Stats On Path Out of the Woods

Simons has been a director of Weyerhaeuser since June 2012. He was chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland Inc. from 2008 to February 2012, when it was acquired by International Paper. He held various management positions with Temple-Inland, including executive vice president from 2005 to 2007 and chief administrative officer from 2003 to 2005. Before joining Temple-Inland in 1992, he practiced real estate and banking law with Hutcheson & Grundy LLP of Houston. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Real Estate

Saline County Timberland Packed Into $13.5M Sale

Green Bay Packaging Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., bought the property from Weyerhaeuser Co. of Federal Way, Wash. read more >
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Riceland Foods: Biggest Name in the State’s Biggest Crop

Arkansas is the No. 1 rice-producing state in the nation. Nearly 50 percent of all rice consumed in the United States comes from the 1.5 million Arkansas acres of rice planted each year. Part of Arkansas Business' 20th anniversary issue. read more >