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  • Panels
  • July 29, 2016 14:49

Swiss Krono broke ground for $230 million HDF mill and laminate expansion in Barnwell, S.C.

Swiss Krono Group, one of the world’s leading producers of laminate flooring, and its American subsidiary, Swiss Krono SC, LLC, held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 13, 2016, for its $230 million high-density fiberboard (HDF) mill and laminate flooring production expansion... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 29, 2016 13:07

EPF: Economic Review of the Wood-Based Panels Industry in 2015

On the occasion of EPF’s Annual General Meeting in Venice on 7th & 8th July, and in the presence of MEP Simona Bonafè, MEP David Borrelli, Mr Carlo Mari Medaglia of the Italian Ministry of the Environment, captains of the European panel industry and their suppliers, the Chairman and President of the ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 29, 2016 12:34

Latvia: forest industry goods exports 5% up y-o-y

During the first five months of 2016, Latvia's forest industry goods exports reached EUR 894.52 million in value terms, 5% up over the respective period of 2015... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 29, 2016 12:08

Fortress Paper completes sale of Lebel-sur-Quévillon pulp mill and sawmill assets

Canadian Fortress Paper Ltd. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiaries, Fortress Global Cellulose Ltd. and Fortress Lumber Corp., have closed an asset purchase agreement (APA) entered into with LSQ Energy, L.P. and LSQ Development, L.P., previously announced on ...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 29, 2016 09:40

Kruger Products investing $55 million on a new paper machine at its Crabtree plant

Kruger Products L.P., Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products for household, industrial and commercial use, today announced it is investing $55 million to add a paper machine at its Crabtree Plant, in the Lanaudière region. The project will increase ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 15:19

China towards a national timber legality verification scheme

The Illegal logging update and stakeholder consultation meeting held by Chatham House on 16-17 June provided an interesting overview on the developments of China Timber Legality Verification Scheme (CLTVS)... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 28, 2016 14:08

North American structural panel production up by 6%

North American structural panel production and apparent consumption rose 6.0% and 6.6%, respectively, in the second quarter compared to the first quarter of 2016... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • July 28, 2016 12:02

Wooden timber tower to be build in Amsterdam

HAUT, the 21-storey wooden residential building by the Dutch River Amstel, is a serious contender to become the tallest timber tower in the world. The municipality of Amsterdam has selected Team V Architecture with Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, ARUP and brand partner NLE to develop this remarkable high-rise structure... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 10:23

John Deere cuts 120 jobs

Deere & Company has informed approximately 120 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois, that they will be placed on indefinite layoff effective September 6.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 09:09

UN/FAO reports on the state of world forests

While agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation, there is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry to build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of the FAO's flagship publication... [more...]

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US-Canada softwood lumber dispute: "significant differences" toward a new agreement

The U.S. and Canada have "significant differences" toward a new softwood-lumber trade agreement, after negotiation between the two countries. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Canadian International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland released a joint statement Friday stressing that negotiations continue on what they described as an important part of both economies... [ more...]