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Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org

Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org


Eleven New Master Lumbermen Honored at Annual Meeting

Mar 20, 2019, 15:06 PM by wwpa admin2

March 20, 2019

Eleven veteran lumber industry professionals were added to the WWPA Master Lumberman roster during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Quality Standards Director Russ Tuvey presented the awards at the Industry Luncheon. Tuvey noted the Master Lumberman award was a prestigious honor with only 421 individuals receiving the award in the past 51 years.

"One of the great honors for me today is in announcing the newest class of WWPA Master Lumbermen." Tuvey said. "Since 1968, WWPA has recognized these select individuals with the Master Lumberman award. Today, we will induct eleven more into this exclusive class of lumber professionals."

The new Master Lumbermen are:

Bruce Wayne Berglund (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Steven Berry (Hampton Lumber Mills), Bruce John V. Burson (Bright Wood Corporation), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company), Robert Gillen (The Collins Companies), Kevin K. Hawley (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Jeff Hurd (Hampton Lumber Mills), Mark Thomas Kovac (Northland Wood Products), Mark William Morris (Hampton Lumber Mills), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group, LLC), Rodney Trammel (Hampton Lumber Mills).

 

To qualify for the award, candidates must be Certified Graders for at least 20 year, have extensive experience in lumber manufacturing, hold supervisory responsibilities and must be nominated by their companies.

Nominations for the 2020 Master Lumberman awards are due by October 31, 2019. For more information contact Dyanne Martin in Quality Standards Department at dmartin@wwpa.org.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left to right: Charlie Phillips (WWPA QS Field Manager), Steve Berry (Hampton), Jeff Hurd (Hampton), Mark Morris (Hampton), Bruce Burson (Bright Wood), Kelly Dutton (F.H. Stoltze), Robert Gillen (Collins), Bruce Berglund (F.H. Stoltze), Kevin Hawley (Idaho Forest Group), Rodney Trammel (Hampton), Donnie Shove (Idaho Forest Group), Russ Tuvey (WWPA Director of Quality Standards)

 

Chairman's Safety Awards

Nine Western mills were honored for outstanding safety records at their operations during ceremonies at the 2019 WWPA Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, March 11. The awards were presented by WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne.

"Western lumber mills take great pride in assuring safe working environments. Keeping employees safe while at work can provide significant, bottom-line results for every operation." Payne said. "Today, we recognize companies that have achieved the highest level of safety within their facilities."

Chairman's Awards for best five-year safety records (2014-2018) in three categories based on mill size were presented. Idaho Forest Group, LLC. won for mills with 340,000 or more employee hours a year. Georgia-Pacific NW, LLC captured top honors for mills with 220,000 to 340,000 employee hours a year. Stimson Lumber Co., received a Chairman's Award for mills with less than 220,000 hours annually.

Photo by Patrick S. Adams (526 Media Group, Inc.)
Left: WWPA Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne & Rick Northrup (Idaho Forest Group, LLC)
Right: WWPA Chairman Fritz Mason & Second Vice Chairman Todd Payne

Best one-year safety records were recognized with the District Awards. The 2019 winners are:

District 1: Hampton Lumber Mills (Darrington, Washington)
District 2: Hampton Lumber Mills (Warrenton, Oregon)
District 3: Interfor U.S., Inc. (Gilchrist, Oregon)
District 4: Blanca Forestry Products, Inc. (Blanca, Colorado)
District 5: Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, Idaho)

 

Hi-Q honors go to 6 Western mills for 2019

WWPA has announced that 6 mills in 2018 set the standard for lumber grading accuracy and were named as Hi-Q mills for the year. The Association's exclusive Hi-Q program recognizes graders who have reached the top level in accurately grading lumber. In 2005, the program was expanded to cover mills that have at least 75 percent of the lumber graded by a certified Hi-Q grader. Awards are presented based on annual production for large (more than 75 million BF), medium (75 million to 25 million BF) and small (under 25 million BF).

The 2019 winners are:

Large Mills
Hampton Lumber Mills (Randle, Washington)
Stimson Lumber Company (Tillamook, Oregon)
Willamina Lumber Company (Willamina, Oregon)

Medium Mills
Stimson Lumber Company (Plummer, Idaho)
Idaho Forest Group, LLC (St. Regis, Idaho)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. (Seeley Lake, Montana)

 

Revised Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule

A revised book for Grading Interpretations for the National Grading Rule is available for WWPA Member mills. Updates include a number of editorial changes, reorganized topics in Compression Wood, Breaks, definition for Checks, revised graphics for 3 & 4 Face Knots, proportional increase knot rule, adding additional Grain Deviation explanation, adding clarification language for Shake and editing the Splits section.

Books can be ordered by calling Von Porter at 503-306-3497 or email vporter@wwpa.org