Wood Construction

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  • October 29, 2014 13:40

    UNILIN to increase wood flooring capacity with new production site in Czech Republic

    UNILIN, part of the Mohawk Group, a leading global flooring manufacturer, announces the expansion of its production capacity for engineered wood floors. In response to an increasing demand, UNILIN is opening a state-of-the-art production site in... [more...]

  • October 29, 2014 10:23

    West Fraser reports improved Q3 results on gradual recovery in U.S. home construction

    West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported third-quarter net earnings of C$70 million, up substantially from C$55 million in the same 2013 quarter. The integrated company whose products include lumber, plywood, pulp and newsprint among others, said after markets closed Monday that revenues advanced to C$1.03 billion from C$878 million in the quarter... [more...]

  • October 29, 2014 10:07

    Germany: KVH price falls; hardwood more expensive

    The German wood products price index registered some mixed developments in September. Except lumber and reserve square timber, all sawn timber assortments lost ground compared to August. The sharpest decline was recorded in KVH price, which had declined both as compared to August, as well as compared to September 2013... [more...]

  • October 28, 2014 10:06

    Japan: Weak yen to drive up cost of imported wood products

    The yen has been rapidly weakening in recent weeks, reaching almost 110 yen per dollar. The reason is expectation of strong dollar by coming higher interest rate in the U.S.A. Weak yen pushes cost of imported products. Wood products market has been suffering from declining demand after the consumption tax increased since last April and this is additional negative news for sluggish housing market... [more...]

  • October 28, 2014 09:31

    Kronospan to launch 350,000 m³ OSB plant in Russia

    Kronospan has launched its fourth Russian OSB mill in Eogorievsk, Moscow region (after Hillman, Novovyatsky LK and DOK Kalevala). The mill will have an annual capacity of... [more...]

  • October 27, 2014 11:46

    CLT takes off in U.S. as new projects arise

    Production of cross laminated timber, or CLT, has taken off in Europe in the recent years, but only two plants produce structural grade CLT in North America, both located in Canada. CLT panels, which can be up to 10 feet wide (3 meters) by 60 feet long (18 m) and up to 18 inches (45 cm) thick, are made by bonding together perpendicular layers of dimensional lumber, such as 2-by-4s, 2-by-6s or other dimensions, to create massive panels that can be erected and used for walls, floors structures and roofs. In taller buildings, CLT becomes a cost-effective replacement for steel or concrete, and using it in construction sequesters carbon. Sample blocks of CLT also allows the use of shorter pieces of wood that can’t be used in traditional glulam beams, as well as lumber from smaller diameter forest resources... [more...]

  • October 26, 2014 11:26

    U.S.: Building Permits up 2.5% in September 2014

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for September 2014: [more...]

  • October 26, 2014 10:55

    Production in construction up by 1.5% in euro area in August 2014

    In August 2014 compared with July 2014, seas onally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 1.5% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 15:01

    Major industry players meet at EXPOBOIS 2014

    EXPOBOIS together with the BOBAT news space, the exhibition for all wood transformation processes and uses, will be held from November 17th to 20th 2014, at Paris-Nord Villepinte (Hall 3). The event offers a comprehensive overview of equipment, products and services across six major sectors of the industry: first transformation, second transformation, wood energy, timber, wood furnishings and hardware and accessories. Nearly 300 companies and French and international brands will present their innovations and new products. The presence of large manufacturers in every sector of the show illustrates how well EXPOBOIS represents this market and strengthens is positioning as an essential meeting place for industry professionals in November... [more...]

  • October 14, 2014 14:14

    Timber Expo 2014: Most successful in its history

    The Timber Expo exhibition this year has proved the most successful in its four year history, according to organisers, with over 6,000 visitors to the show. "Timber Expo has grown year on year and this represents a 30% increase on the 2013 visitor numbers,” said Loretta Sale, event director... [more...]