Providing Forest Products Consulting, Planning,
and Benchmarking Services

Timber ready for processing

The Beck Group is a leading provider of forest products consulting services — in both North America and around the world — dedicated to helping businesses succeed in this new global economy. Our staff provides clients with the information and innovative solutions their organizations require to meet the challenges of today's highly competitive environment.

Our experience in the areas of project planning, management training, feasibility studies, mill modernizations, competitive assessments, due diligence, fiber supply, and timber procurement planning has earned our company an international reputation.

Our goal is to improve the performance of forest products firms, as well as those organizations affiliated with or supporting the forest products industry, through providing practical and cost effective consulting solutions.

Register now for the

Sawmill Management Training Workshop - West

Wednesday, December 6th - Friday December 8th, 2017 at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon.

Learn about improving management skills and making your operation more successful from The Beck Group’s 30+ years of consulting and benchmarking experience in the North American wood products sector and from industry veteran guest speakers.

Over three days, industry experts will present information and tools for successful sawmill management. Class topics will range from big picture overviews (Characteristics of a Top Quartile Operation) to more detailed studies of important mill issues (Sawfiling, Log Procurement, Lumber Drying). Speakers will engage participants in an interactive learning environment with a focus on information and concepts that can be practically applied in day-to-day operations.

To register or find out more, visit our Workshops page. Also, feel free to pass this along to anyone you think may be interested in the workshop!

Who will be there? Our last management training workshop attracted more than 70 participants and speakers and received excellent reviews. To learn more about participants from past workshops visit our Past/Current Participants page.


Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations Scheduled for early 2018 in Portland, Oregon

The next Sawmilling 101, a one day workshop sponsored by The Beck Group and Western Forestry and Conservation Association, will occur January 24, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. The Sawmilling 101 Workshop presents participants with an inside look at the operational aspects of modern softwood sawmills producing structural lumber and knowledgeable descriptions of the key metrics used to measure financial and operational performance.