January 30, 2012

Plum Creek Timber Co. has announced revenues of $315 million for its fourth quarter, an 11.5% decrease over revenues of $356 million for the same quarter of 2010. Net earnings for the quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2010, were $61 million, compared to $59 million a year old.

In year-end figures, Plum Creek reported revenues of $1.16 billion for fiscal 2011, a 2.5% decrease over $1.19 billion in 2010. Net income for the Seattle-based company was $193 million, compared to $213 million for fiscal 2010.

December 8, 2011

Maine Governor Paul LePage has decreed that equal recognition be given to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), American Tree Farm System, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification systems when incorporating green building standards into any new or expanded state buildings.

September 30, 2011

A new U.S. Forest Service study is urging U.S. builders to prioritize wood as a green building material due to its environmental benefits, low carbon emissions, and verifiable third-party rating system for “green” certification.

August 31, 2011

The damage done by the mountain pine beetle to the forests in British Columbia has received much attention, given the billions of dollars already lost to this pernicious pest. But Dendroctonus ponderosae knows no borders, and now the western United States is grappling with the same epidemic. The pine beetle has spread to Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Colorado. 

July 26, 2011

Plum Creek Timber benefited from good results from its real estate segment to post increases in its second-quarter sales and earnings.

The Seattle-based company reported earnings of $44 million in the second quarter, up from $35 million in the same quarter last year. Sales increased to $284 million, up from $258 million.

June 20, 2011

Gaithersburg, Md.-based pro dealer TW Perry is promoting understanding of green building and environmentally friendly materials with a back-to-basics educational program.

The six-unit TW Perry has received chain-of-custody certification by both the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and it recently hosted its third annual Green Building Workshop. According to CEO Michael Cassidy, as the company's green education programs grow, they will focus on product application.

June 7, 2011

On the value of FSC certification

“It is pay to play. Consumers have bought into the deal. If you fill out forms, pay fees to an offshore entity in Europe, you are good to go.”
 — Todd Wilfong 
M4L Inc.
 Hershey, Pa.

“I do not know of any customers asking about any wood certification of any kind. If selling FSC lumber were the only way that I could sell lumber, I’d switch to plastic!” 
 — Seth Arluck
 New Hampton Lumber Co.

April 25, 2011

After ProBuild advanced its FSC-certified lumberyard count to 59, HCN solicited comments on the FSC certification in general. Here's what we heard.

December 22, 2010



A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Dec. 24, 2010 

December 21, 2010

The following letter is a response to "iLevel promotes an easy eco-labeling option with SFI." 

December 10, 2010

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA), a Reston, Va.-based trade organization for manufacturers of kitchen cabinets, bath vanities, decorative laminate products, has revised the criteria for companies to attain certification under the association’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP).

December 6, 2010

Seattle-based Plum Creek Timber company announced it has completed the final phase of its sale...

October 3, 2010

The UBS Global Paper and Forest Products Conference, held Sept. 14-15 in New York City,...

December 14, 2008

In his new role, Tom Ray will oversee Plum Creek’s 10 manufacturing operations, one of...

October 14, 2008

Stimson Lumber operates nine manufacturing locations in the United States, in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and...

October 1, 2008

The Lumber Association of California and Nevada (LACN) executive director Ken Dunham has been named...

September 25, 2008

The company will also cease operations at the end of October in Cochrane, Ontario, for...

September 23, 2008

Plum Creek earlier this month laid off workers at a Columbia Falls, Mont., mill, while...

August 28, 2008

Plum Creek Timber has entered into a joint venture with an investment group that will...

June 30, 2008

The forestland, located in western Montana, was purchased through the groups Nature Conservancy and the...

June 9, 2008

The company will curtail selected timber harvesting operations on Vancouver Island, the Queen Charlotte Islands...

December 27, 2007

The 34-unit midwestern chain has certified all of its lumberyards through the Rainforest Alliance SmartWood...

December 6, 2007

Bloomington, Minn.-based Toro announced it has acquired Turf Guard, the wireless lawn monitoring technology...

November 19, 2007

The three mills produce high-quality softwood lumber products....