3rd Quarter 2013 - Anthony Forest Products Co.



3rd Quarter 2013 - Anthony Forest Products Co.
A Leader In The Forest Industry
Newsletter • Volume 18 No. 2 • July 2013 - September 2013
309 North Washington • El Dorado, Arkansas • 71730 • 1.800.221.2326
• www.anthonyforest.com
Anthony Power Pine™ MSR Lumber
Anthony Forest Products has applied to register the brand “Power Pine™” as our new trademark for
Anthony MSR lumber.
The Urbana, Arkansas planer mill has been qualified to produce 2 x 4 and 2 x 10 2400F - 2.0E MSR grade
With the new Southern Pine Design Values in effect since June 1, 2013, the Southern Pine Inspection
Bureau’s (SPIB) new Supplement No. 12 list a wide range of new MSR grades which can substitute most
all visual grades of lumber.
Annual Meeting of the Stockholders
Directors and Officers Elected
The annual meeting of the stockholders of Anthony Forest Products Company was held on September
16, in El Dorado, Arkansas.
At the meeting, the following directors were reelected: Beryl Anthony, Jr., Chairman, Aubra Anthony,
Jr., Russ Anthony, Wanda Anthony Ragsdale, Clary Anthony, Jr., Lynda Anthony, John Anthony, Jr., Jim
Olmedo, Michael Johnson and Stephen Murphy. Clary Anthony, Sr. remains Chairman Emeritus.
After the annual meeting of stockholders, the Board of Directors elected the following officers to serve
during the coming year: Aubra Anthony, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer; Russ Anthony, Executive Vice President; Steve Barham, Vice President of Forestry Management & Procurement; Kerlin
Drake, Vice President of Marketing; Ronnie Clay, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer; Chantle
Selman, Assistant Treasurer and Controller; and Lisa Ham, Corporate Secretary and Executive Manager.
Visit our web sites at www.anthonyforest.com and www.anthonyeacom.com.
Wasting Away In Margaritaville With Power Preserved Glulam®!
Along the Emerald Coast of Destin, Florida , Harborwalk Village will become home to Jimmy Buffett’s
famed Margaritaville restaurant later this fall.
The 13,900 square foot building is host to over 16,000 board feet of Anthony Power Preserved Glulam®
New Powerful Solutions™ Tools Have Arrived
Anthony Forest Products introduced the new Powerful Solutions™ tools: Google Android App and Apple
App which is available for iPhone and iPad.
These new Powerful Solutions™ tools were designed to help designers and specifiers with the transition
to the new Southern Pine design values and spans which became effective June 1, 2013.
The applications calculate spans and compare grades/sizes of Southern Pine versus other species of
lumber, using either the before or effective June 1, 2013 spans.
Simple drop down menus allow the user to input species, grade, member type, deflection limit, lumber
spacing and loading conditions. Automatic defaults are set for the most common deflection limits,
spacing and loading conditions when "member types" are changed. Clicking on the Grade/Span
Comparison calculator bar will allow size comparisons between different grades of Southern Pine.
When using the smart phone App tools, one will be able to run the online Lumber Span Calculator in the
field from the convenience of a smart phone. Even when the phone is without internet service the
correct data will be instantly displayed.
To download the free app,
visit your Google Play or
Apple App store.
Union County Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
Richard Crawford
The Union County Sports Hall of Fame officially inducted its Class of 2013
Saturday, August 3rd, at the El Dorado Conference Center in El Dorado,
Golfer and family cousin Richard Crawford was born in El Dorado and attended
school in Norphlet grades 1-3, and El Dorado grades 4-11. He was a 1957
graduate of Springhill High School in Louisiana.
While at El Dorado he was a member of State Runner-Up golf teams in 1955
and 1956. As a walk-on at the University of Houston, Richard was a member of
the golf team coached by the legendary Davis Williams.
While at Houston he became the first NCAA golfer to
win back-to-back individual championships in 1959
and 1960. These triumphs marked the first time that anyone had earned two
consecutive NCAA golf titles. Richard was a member of two Missouri Valley
Championship teams and also two NCAA National Championship teams.
He was selected All American in 1960 and 1961. Later Richard would play
professionally on the PGA tour full time from 1964 - 1977. Once he departed the
PGA tour, Richard was head golf professional at several clubs until he
retired in 2005.
Being placed into the UCSHoF is an accolade that he will forever
“It is a great honor to be recognized by your home people,”
Richard stated. “People recognize good honest, hard work.
They’re really just saying to me, ‘We appreciate you and job well
Richard had no clue he would experience the kind of success that
made him a worthy Hall of Fame candidate.
“It’s just kind of like walking. I put one foot in front of the other and just kept
moving,” he said, reflecting on his career path. “It just blossomed and went
further than I thought it did. But, it didn’t go as far as I hoped it would.”
Richard is the son of Alma Anthony Crawford, daughter of Frank Anthony who
is the founder of Anthony Forest. Alma spent her career at Anthony Forest.
To view this article in its entirety, please visit www.eldoradonews.com.
Two Locations Earn Their SHARP Renewal
During the summer, Anthony Forest’s Texas Chip Mill located in Troup, Texas and
the Louisiana Chip Mill located in Plain Dealing, Louisiana were recertified for the
Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
The Texas Chip Mill was re-inspected for the SHARP Award on June 4th. The
Texas OSHCON program falls under the direction of the Texas Department of
Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. Due to new administration in
OSHA, facilities that have a two year certificate are now being re-inspected after
the end of the first year.
Upon receiving this award it will be the Texas Chip Mill’s 14th SHARP certification and, since their first
award in 1999, they have had zero accidents.
The Louisiana Chip Mill in Plain Dealing, Louisiana was re-inspected for the SHARP Award on August 21st.
The mill passed the inspection and was recommended for another two year certificate. The inspection
consisted of documentation examination and an onsite inspection of the plant.
Upon receiving this award, it will be their 12th SHARP certification. They received their first SHARP Award
in 2001.
SHARP recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system.
Acceptance of your worksite into SHARP from OSHA is an achievement of status that singles you out
among your business peers as a model for worksite safety and health. Upon receiving SHARP recognition,
OSHA exempts your worksite from OSHA programmed inspections during the period that your SHARP
certification is valid.
The Louisiana Chip Mill
The Texas Chip Mill
Top row, left to right:
Cheryl Cook, DeTony Benson, Garland Stewart, Walter Benson, and Sarah VanDevender
Bottom row, left to right:
Julio Aguilar and Anthony Thompson
Top row, left to right:
Francisco Martinez, Gilberto Sanatillan, Trey Womack, Jared Womack, and Terry Womack
Bottom row, left to right:
Brenda Dickey (Office Manager) and Torey Daniel (Shipping Clerk)
———-THE ANTHONY SPOTLIGHT———Georgia Laminating Plant • Washington, Georgia
Tabor Jackson - Beam Wrapper
How long have you been employed with Anthony
Forest? 1 year & 1 month
Hobbies and Interests: Baseball, football & building
Family: Steve & Debbie Jackson (parents); Brock
Jackson (brother)
Name four famous people you would have over for
a fantasy dinner: Future, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, & T.I.
My Favorites:
Holiday? Christmas
Music? Rap and R&B
Movie? Fast and Furious
Time of the day? 12:00am
Cereal? Frosted Flakes
If you had to pick up and leave now, to move to another country, where would you go? Japan
What 3 things would you bring if you were stranded
on an island with unlimited food & water?
My girlfriend, a boat & a flashlight
If given a chance to skip work for a day, how would
you spend your entire day? Chill
When I retire I would like to….. Travel the world
Charles Richardson - Finger Joint Operator
My Favorites:
Holiday? Thanksgiving
Music? R&B and Gospel
Time of the day? 6:00pm
Cereal? Frosted Flakes
How long have you been employed with Anthony Forest? 18 years
Hobbies and Interests: Working with food
Family: Charleeta Richardson Binns (daughter),
Brylee Brinns (granddaughter)
Name four famous people you would have over for a
fantasy dinner: Beyonce, Pastor Shirley Caesar,
Whitney Houston, and Tina Turner
If you had to pick up and leave now, to move to another country, where would you go? France
What 3 things would you bring if you were stranded
on an island with unlimited food & water? First aid
kit, cell phone and a gun
If given a chance to skip work for a day, how would
you spend your entire day? Go fishing with my two
When I retire I would like to….. Travel
————————Employee Profiles ———————-
A Little Girl and Her Animals
Taylor Greer, a 10 year old 5th grader at Parker’s Chapel Elementary School, in El
Dorado, Arkansas, competes in various horse shows, the local county fairs and she
speed races in rodeos held in the surrounding areas.
In March 2013, Taylor began raising her first show hog. Doc, now six months old, is
a 248 pound blue butt market hog that loves marshmallows. On July 19th she
competed in the Belt Buckle Classic Hog Show in El Dorado. Taylor and Doc won
2nd place in their weight division.
Taylor then showed Doc at the Union County Fair
Livestock Show on September 10th. They took home first
place in the Market Hog division.
On September 7th, at the Union County 4-H Horse Show, Taylor and her gelding
quarter horse, Scooby, won 1st place in their division and also won the title of
Reserve Grand Champion. Taylor also competed in the speed racing
competitions. She was awarded in the barrel races, pole bending, speed, trail,
and western pleasure divisions.
Taylor is the daughter of Danny and Nichol Greer. Nichol is the Lumber Sales
Assistant at Anthony Forest’s central office in El Dorado.
Congratulations, Taylor!!!!
In Memoriam
Alex Thurmond
January 27, 1947 - September 22, 2013
Alex Thurmond worked at the Georgia Laminating Plant from February 2003
until January 2013. He was a utility employee who often worked in other’s
places so they may have lunch or breaks and kept the plant’s housekeeping in
He was known by his co-workers as “Alley Cat” for his often scruffy appearance
that covered a heart of gold and a great sense of humor. He and his late first
wife, Sherry, won a substantial lottery amount shortly before she passed away
from kidney failure. He was devastated for several years until he met his current
wife, Barbara. Under her influence and care, he became a changed person and
was very active in their church.
Alex wanted so badly to make 10 years at Anthony Forest Products, but a diagnosis of cancer left him
unable to reach that goal by 1 month. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Brady Thurmond; mother,
Margie Thurmond; one son, three daughters and four grandchildren.
Birth Announcement
Sterling and Valerie Anthony Foster are proud to announce the birth of their
first child, Sterling Clayton Foster Jr.
Sterling was born on July 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri at St. Lukes Hospital.
He weighed 8 pounds one ounce and measured 20 inches long.
Sterling is the grandson of Russ and Lisa Anthony.
Russ Anthony is the Executive Vice President of
Anthony Forest Products.
In Memoriam
Leon Lawson
December 13, 1937 - August 17, 2013
Leon Lawson, “Pepaw” as he was know by his ten grandchildren, passed
away August 17, 2013. Leon retired from the Atlanta sawmill after 40 years of
employment. He was a loyal and dedicated employee who spent most of his
years with the company as a Head Rig operator. In addition to his
grandchildren, Leon is survived by four sons and three daughters.
Leon loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He
was also an avid hot rod lover, who spent several years racing and
building cars. He will be missed.
Thank You for Your Commitment
10 Years
Scotty Booth
20 Years
Nancy Nicholson
25 Years
Chantle’ Selman
Crawford Byrnside
45 Years
Pricilla Smith
Welcome to the Family
July 2013 - September 2013
Robert Tomera, Jose Sandoval, Juan Morin Garcia, Kendrick Voltz, Maximino Rodriguez,
Anthony Barnes, Patrick Johnson, Duston Abeyta, Wadie Burns, Aaron Minor, Latysche Jones,
Cannon Hall, Samuel Winfrey, Duston Abeyta, Wadie Burns, and Anthony Thompson

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