USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...largest sale was recently awarded to Viking Lumber in Craig, the region's last mid-sized...Circuit Court.The problem is, Viking Lumber is almost out of timber, he said. Because...sales are few and far between.The lumber company needed to get into the Big Thorne...
Study: Tongass transition stalled

...industry is more than 90 percent smaller than it was in its heyday, with only one medium-sized mill in operation - Viking Lumber in Craig.While industry leaders see this as cause for alarm and hope to turn the ship around, Headwaters Economics and Trout...
Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...contract for the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island.The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday that Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the winner of the sale's stewardship contract. Tongass National Forest spokesman Kent Cummins said he...
Volunteers coordinate work party for Boy Scouts

...recently refitted by SEABIA with a makeshift "lumber rack" to assist in moving the long pieces of lumber and metal roofing.Work started Friday evening...Construction, Design North, Icy Straits Lumber and Milling, Perseverance Glass, Alaska...
Pure Sole: Exercise your right to vote today

...good time to begin that holistic mantra you have been writing:My name is John Johnson. I come from Wisconsin, I work in the lumber mill there ...Or, my father's own voting favorite:The horns upon the billy goat were made of solid brass, one stuck...
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...the U.S. Forest Service say.Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the only remaining...have dealt a serious blow to Alaska's lumber mills. Almost every large sale in the...the Southeast timber industry boasted lumber mills on Gravina Island and in Wrangell...
Lumber prices rally for timber industry

...EUGENE, Ore. - Prices in the depressed lumber industry have risen recently, as production...publication reports the recent price of framing lumber was up 9.7 percent from a year ago and...and U.S. financial crisis have pushed lumber demand to its lowest level in modern history...
Visions of a quick switch

...organizing a pilot project with Viking Lumber, based in Craig, and a Washington-based...specifically set up to handle (second-growth) lumber," Mater explained.While the project...product that anybody would buy," he said.Lumber mills prize timber from trees older than...
Empire Editorial: With new plan for The Road, history shows a lawsuit will follow

...before the Big Thorne Timber Sale to Viking Lumber was challenged by several of these groups...investigation), SEACC helped push Schnabel Lumber Company of Haines toward bankruptcy in...the Sierra Club Defense Fund.Schnabel Lumber was a family-owned operation that started...
Empire Editorial: It's time for sustainable logging

...mills in the region, according to the study, including Viking Lumber (which was interviewed as part of the study) on Prince of...region would produce approximately 70 million board feet of lumber per year and create 150 full-time equivalent direct jobs...


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