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Georgia-Pacific buys Alabama mills

MONROEVILLE, Ala. — Georgia-Pacific says it has reached an agreement to acquire Alabama River and Alabama Pine pulp mills for an undisclosed amount of cash from current owner Parsons & Whittemore. Georgia-Pacific announced the deal Wednesday. It says the deal includes a biodiesel plant, chip mills and a wood yard. George Landegger, chairman and CEO of the current ownership, says ...

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Storms takes toll on timberland

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — State forestry officials estimate the damage to timber in North Mississippi by last week’s storm system to be more than $3.7 million. The Mississippi Forestry Commission says the storms, which swept through the state May 1-2, spawned two tornadoes that hit 14 counties and affected 9,252 forested acres of land. Six people also were killed and major ...

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Man charged with 16th Section timber theft

SAUCIER — A Saucier man has been charged with three counts of stealing timber from school-owned lands in Pearl River County. Authorities say 54-year-old Harold Edwin Simmons is accused of stealing $375,000 in timber from three 16th Section land sites. Two of the parcels belong to the Poplarville school district and the third is the property of the Pearl River ...

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Sawmill to close, then reopen

ACKERMAN — Packaging Corporation of America will close its Choctaw County Sawmill this year, but it won’t lie dormant for long. The company mentioned the closing during its first quarter earnings conference call. Alan Bates, director of the Choctaw County Mississippi Economic Development Foundation, says officials confirmed they were closing the Ackerman plant. However, it is being purchased by another ...

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Alabama company buys sawmill

BROOKHAVEN — An Alabama wood treatment company has completed its acquisition of the former Rex Lumber sawmill in Brookhaven. Terms were not disclosed. Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc. (GSWP) of Abbeville, Ala., announced that it had completed the acquisition this week. The company will produce its YellaWood pressure-treated lumber at the site. The company has said it intends to hire ...

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State loses one in 10 sawmills

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The overall value of Mississippi’s 2009 timber harvest failed to reach $1 billion for the first time in 16 years, but unlike other crops, extreme weather was not the reason, the Mississippi State Extension Center reports. New housing starts dropped off sharply because of the current economic downturn. The decline in demand for lumber caused the 2009 ...

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