Columbus, GA-AL

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150-Year-Old Georgia Yard Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Columbus, Ga.-based W.T. Harvey Lumber Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Dec. 4, the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer reports, after an influx of competition and a struggling local housing market forced the 150-year-old dealer to significantly cut to expenses--including staff. More

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Pine Beetle's Tally of Devastation May Take Years To Calculate

Five years after the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic erupted, causing damage so extensive it can be seen from space, timber and lumber industry experts say it's still too early to estimate exactly how harmful the bug has been to the timber industry. More

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The Foreclosures Limbo

Veteran LBM exec Don Magruder sees many foreclosed and abandoned properties in the Florida markets where he operates. While he found the properties to be poor physical shape, the paperwork and details regarding the foreclosures were even worse--from missing paperwork to unresponsive bankers. More

Future of Wood: Murderers' Row
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Future of Wood: Murderers' Row

These critters remind us that humans aren't the only species that will affect the... More

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Yard Notables: November 2007

Editor's Product Pick, People, Milestones and more... More

Trouble Up North
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Trouble Up North

It may be small -- measuring about the size of a grain of rice -- but the mountain... More

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