slick propaganda by Weyerhaeuser??

Michael Hagen mhagen at olympus.net
Tue Mar 30 12:44:46 EST 1999


It was in my local paper on Sunday  presented as a solution to low
timber payments to Counties. If my scanner was working I'd list it here
but nada.

Jim Frost wrote:
> 
> Interesting, do you know who proposed this or where it can be found on
> the web?
> 
> Jim
> 
> Michael Hagen wrote:
> >
> > As it stands now companies which export logs or are not in the immediate
> > geographic area can not bid on DNR sales.  There has been a (no surprise
> > here) big drop in state revenues because of this.  Last week, a change
> > was proposed to remove that restriction.
> >
> > What isn't clear to me is how the "export restricted" clause which is on
> > virtually all state sale prospectus will be treated. They could remove
> > it if they want to increase the bids or just increase the number of
> > "exportable " sales allowed.  Smaller companies than W. would share in
> > the rise as well since there are still quite a few export log buyers in
> > business.
> >
> > The substitution problem would likely get as sticky as it was back when
> > FS sales were common.  It's very difficult to track logs once they've
> > entered a sorting yard.
> >
> > Jim Frost wrote:
> > >
> > > Are you saying that Weyer. cannot bid on (ie. Wash DNR sales) or accept
> > > public timber if it exports as suggested in what Michael Hagen wrote or
> > > did I not get what was written?
> > >
> > > Jim
> > >
> > > HULTGREN wrote:
> > > >
> > > > It's called 'substitution' and it's not allowed, even at arm's length.
> > > >
> > > > Jim Frost <jimfrost at hctc.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:36FD9B92.7D55 at hctc.com.
> > > > >Michael Hagen wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Very cool.  And now I have to objection to their being able to bid on
> > > > >> Washington State DNR timber sales, from which had been banned
> > > > >> previously, to prevent the mixing of domestic and exportable logs.
> > > > >
> > > > >Since when?  I thought that if a company is a exporter they are not
> > > > >allowed to buy public timber.  Did they take the step I've seen some
> > > > >companies do, create a new arms-length company, that allows them to bid
> > > > >on public sales?  And if so, they couldn't sell it the the Weyerhaeusr
> > > > >mills, could they?  Who do they sell it to?
> > > > >
> > > > >Jim



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