Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Quality on grade lumber in high demand worldwide

What a change a week makes, starting the new year at near zero temps and below, and then bouncing into the 40's this week.  It's much easier on the equipment and workers with the milder temps, and hence we can increase production in the mill. We enter into 2014 with great enthusiasm as the lumber industry has rebounded from the past 5 year lull. The world wide demand for American hardwoods has increased at an amazing rate, thanks to the overall upswing in the global economy. Also, the on time shipping options provided by US suppliers is meeting the just in time inventory demands of manufacturers. We are able to support our customers in maintaining inventory levels while providing a steady supply of lumber for production. Recent upgrades to our sawmill are helping us meet the production needs.  With all this in mind, your standing timber value is at an all time high, making it an excellent time to consider harvesting your land. Everyone can use some extra cash these days. Give us a call today 607-286-9201 to get an evaluation of your forest lots. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ah, winter. And a fairly hearty one it has been so far. The challenges of the season at Wightmans are far reaching. It takes a considerable amount of time to clear the snow from so much acreage necessary for tractor trailers coming in for pick ups as well as log trucks delivering a steady flow of timber. Also the extreme cold presents its own problems, not just for the workers exposed for 8 hours a day to subzero wind chills, but also the equipment get quit a workout as all the hydraulic fluids and grease flow considerably harder in the harsh temperatures.

However, rest assured that the staff @ Wightman Lumber will persevere through it all to continually supply our customers with the finest quality kiln dried lumber to meet their needs.  

Friday, January 3, 2014

At our recent holiday party Dan and Dave Wightman took the opportunity to recognizing 30 years of service with Wightman Lumber and Building Supplies, Inc. for 2 employees. Anita Tomazin and Rick Whitmore were awarded for their long-standing loyalty.  It is with great pride that we have the long term relationship with our employees. Their experience and knowledge has helped build a strong team camaraderie not currently found in many work places. Thank you Anita and Rick for your dedication and many contributions over the past 30 years.