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  • Wood Construction
  • July 03, 2015 09:14

US housing market normalising after 7 years of turmoil

The housing market in the US is a major driver of wood product consumption and prospects are looking much better now... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 02, 2015 09:01

Largest LVL plant in Japan completed

Three companies, Iida group holdings, First Plywood and Kawai Ringyo built the largest LVL manufacturing plant in Japan, which completed in late March in Aomori prefecture... [more...]

Sawmilling
  • Sawmilling
  • July 01, 2015 13:02

Expo Milan 2015: French Pavilion is a giant wooden structure

At this year's Milan Expo, France is presenting an interesting timber structure. The French Pavilion consists of an overturned landscape of 3600 m2, 2000 m2 of which are set in the ceiling. The building is inspired by the characteristic “halles”, the historical markets developed as places both of exchange and of production, which are located almost everywhere in France... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 01, 2015 11:02

Japanese housing starts rise for the third consecutive month in May

Housing starts in Japan increased for the third straight month in May, according to data revealed by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 24, 2015 11:45

Interest hike likely to affect wood product demand in US

Consumer confidence in US rebounded in April following the decline in March. Despite low economic growth in the first quarter...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 23, 2015 15:01

Upward trend in production of EPAL pallets continues

EPAL Euro pallets’ significant upward trend, which had already begun last year with an increase of 3% in the production figures, is continuing... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 23, 2015 13:17

UK's Meyer Timber Group acquires joinery manufacturer Premium Timber Products

British Meyer Timber Group has acquired the joinery manufacturer Premium Timber Products Limited. Premium Timber Products is a supplier of joinery products to the DIY retail sector and is based in two locations... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 23, 2015 11:47

Finland: prospects of the forest sector in 2015

Gradual EU economy revival combined with the global economy upward trend will encourage the growth of demand for the Finnish forest sector products... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • June 18, 2015 14:24

Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

In April 2015 compared with March 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and fell by 0.3% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union... [more...]

  • Panels
  • June 18, 2015 08:37

US: Growing flooring market share forecast for domestic producers

US demand for hard surface flooring is forecast to grow over 6% per year to 2019. A new market research report forecasts higher demand due to new construction, renovation and repair of buildings. A second demand driver is replacement of carpeting for better durability, appearance and lower maintenance... [more...]

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