Snider Industries, LLC announced this month the transition of Plant Manager after 23 years of Jimmy Brewer at the helm. Wayne Fleming has assumed the Plant Manager role, bringing over 30 years of Forest Products Industry experience. With this transition, Snider Industries is building on existing expertise, as Jimmy remains firmly involved with the strategic planning for the operations of the company, while Wayne introduces his domestic and international experience as an Automation and Controls professional. As Plant Manager, Wayne Fleming’s official responsibilities will include management of the plant operations covering lumber production, and operations of the log yard, planer mill, and power plant; as well as maintenance, lumber shipping and shavings plant to name a few.
“We expect Snider Industries to benefit from the exceptional managerial and technical expertise that Wayne brings to our company. He has consulted with Snider on various projects and installations going back over 20 years and has an excellent understanding of our operations. To boot, he has been involved in many projects across the spectrum of wood fiber operations and production and we are fortunate to have him,” said Jill Snider Brewer, third-generation Owner.
With 30 years as an Automation and Controls professional, Wayne assisted various industries in increasing productivity and reducing downtime through facility modernization and control upgrades. He began his career as an electrician in a sawmill located in South Alabama. This position led him through the US and internationally, providing automation and controls solutions over the years. He was then managing partner of an automation and controls engineering business for over 25 of those years, and also served as managing partner in several other businesses including mechanical design and machine fabrication. Throughout his career, he partnered with customers to work through some of the most sophisticated projects in sawmills, plywood/OSB, and pellet plant facilities throughout the US. His career has afforded him the privilege of meeting and developing professional relationships with some of the most revered people in the industry.
Family-owned and operated, Snider Industries has proven that small business, family values can reside in even the largest of industries and is reflected in over 85 years of customer-centric operation within the industry. Upholding a long-standing commitment to superior quality and the satisfaction of their customers, this exclusively one-inch SYP lumber manufacturer has been labeled an industry leader in all facets: service, product offerings and overall operation. The people who make Snider Industries what it is, both those from within and without, continue to shout their praises of the company’s operational values and resulting product offerings. For more information visit https://www.sniderindustries.com/.
New Venture with Bagged Shavings
Marshall, Texas - Snider Industries is partnering with Pinecone Shavings to build/operate a state-of-the-art on-site bagging facility of Snider's high-quality pine shavings. Product will be available to the market mid-October 2019. The operations will take place at a brand new bagging plant where the uniform, high quality, single source shavings will be triple screened before being ultra compressed into bales.
The new company will sell 2 products, "Fine Pine Shavings" and the larger flake "Pine Shavings". The regional pine shavings market has been using Snider's shavings for more than 18 years during the time it was bagged and sold under another company's brand.
For additional information on shavings sales, please visit www.pineconeshavings.com or email Tom Green, Plant Manager, Pinecone Shavings [email protected]
What Exactly is "Shiplap"?
We all love it, but what exactly constitutes "shiplap"? This blog post from The Craftsman Blog with Scott Sidler is a humorous look and the often mis-named, can't-miss staple feature of the most beautiful homes of our time.
The highly-anticipated tall mass timber building code changes passed their first hurdle earlier Monday with approval by an International Code Council (ICC) Code Change Committee. The 2018 ICC Committee Action Hearings got underway in Columbus, OH on Sunday and will run for eight days. The Hearings bring together code and fire officials, engineers, architects, builders, and other construction professionals as part of the first public step in approving code change proposals for the 2021 set of codes. Key to industry interests are 14 proposals from the ICC Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings that, once officially approved by year-end, would allow mass timber buildings to be constructed up to 18 stories in height. AWC has significant staff in attendance at the Hearings who spoke, as appropriate, in support of the Ad hoc Committee proposals. More details will follow after the Hearings conclude.
We are pleased to announce the promotion of John Minter from Safety Coordinator to Assistant Plant Manager.
John has been with Snider Industries for 27 years and has worked in several areas during his tenure with the company. Most notably, he oversaw operations at the Power Plant as the Power Plant Supervisor for 14 years before taking over the newly created position of Safety Coordinator in 2014. John brings a wealth of experience to his new position and we are excited about his new role at the company.
Please join us in congratulating John on his promotion!
Softwood Lumber Board
Making Connections at Trader's Market
2016 NAWLA Trader's Market in Las Vegas, NV. Snider sales manager, David Hanson and owner, Jill Snider Brewer. Photo: Building Products Digest
November 14th, 2016
Great article about Snider Industries published in the Softwood Lumber Buyer. Hear what our customers say about our quality and service.
Article in The Softwood Lumber Buyer
2016 Person of the Year
Owner of Snider Industries, Jill Snider Brewer, named Timber Processing Magazine's 2016 Person of the year! Pictured are Jimmy Brewer, plant manager and his wife, Jill Snider Brewer.