USNR acquires Timber Automation

30 July 2022
USNR, a division of Wood Technologies International, has announced that it has acquired Timber Automation, an industry leader in wood processing equipment and technology. The combination solidifies USNR’s position in providing equipment and technology to the global wood processing industry, adding more than 250 employees and over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

The transaction will help Timber Automation gain wider market distribution for its state-of-the-art sawmill and woodyard equipment, while USNR will benefit from the addition of Timber Automation’s highly-skilled team members and production capacity. “The addition of Timber Automation’s LogPro line of log yard equipment represents a major market expansion for USNR, and their Baxley products—including optimization, edgers, and lumber processing equipment—complement our product offering, providing our customers with more options of high-quality machinery,” said Dale Brown, President of USNR.

“We are also excited to build upon the VAB division’s highly innovative optimization and grading solutions and the opportunity to bring those products to new markets.” “We knew that USNR was the right owner for Timber Automation from the outset,” said John Steck, President of Timber Automation. “USNR’s reputation for doing right by the customer aligns perfectly with our company culture and values. This partnership will help give us wider visibility and provide better solutions for customers.”

Headquartered in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Timber Automation also operates a manufacturing plant in Baxley, Georgia, and a technology center in Lévis, Quebec. Learn more about Timber Automation and its products by visiting

About USNR

USNR, a division of Wood Technologies International, operates facilities across the United States, Canada, and Europe, including six large manufacturing plants. USNR is best known around the world for providing end-to-end solutions for sawmills and planermills, including debarkers, log lines, curve sawing gangs, edger lines, trim-sort stack systems, dry kilns, and the optimization and control technologies that maximize the output and performance of that equipment. USNR is also known around the world for its solutions for producing plywood and other panel products. Learn more at

USNR’s sister company Wood Fiber Group is the leading North American manufacturer and supplier of industrial saw blades, machine knives, filing room equipment, sharpening services and vocational training to the lumber, pulp, and wood biomass industries, with a history dating back to 1832. Wood Fiber Group was formed in 2018 through the consolidation of several of the wood processing industry’s key suppliers including: Simonds International, Burton Saw & Supply, BGR Saws and US Blades. Learn more at

About Wood Technologies International

Wood Technologies International was created through the simultaneous transformational combination of USNR with Wood Fiber Group. Wood Technologies International is a leading engineered automation equipment and solutions platform, delivering sophisticated systems, consumable products, parts, and services to wood processors.