Wood Construction

  • Market Prices
  • August 23, 2017 15:41

New Zealand structural log prices hit new record

New Zealand structural log prices hit a new record as local mills compete with the export market to secure supply to meet the demand from the busy domestic construction market. The price for structural S1 logs lifted to $127 a tonne this month, from ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 22, 2017 15:02

Kährs Group reports stable sales growth and strong operating profit for second quarter 2017

Kährs Group’s net sales totalled SEK 792 million (755) in the second quarter 2017, an increase of 5% compared with the same period in 2016. Organic sales growth was 3%. Operating EBITDA rose 23% and totalled SEK 75 million (61), corresponding to an ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 22, 2017 11:26

First CLT-plant in Norway

On 9 August the Norwegian wood company Splitkon and the Industrial Development Corporation of Norway Siva signed an agreement to build the first CLT-plant in Norway. The production hall in Åmot western of Oslo is to be finished by autumn 2018. Construction work is expected to start ...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • August 18, 2017 14:29

US bill could exacerbate construction labour shortage

Two Republican senators have introduced a bill that would reduce legal immigration by about half over the next decade... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • August 17, 2017 10:29

China: Real estate development still heading upwards

Real estate investment growth increased in June after slowing in May according to data in a press release from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 08, 2017 11:01

Raute to deliver LVL line in USA

Finland’s Raute Corporation has received an order worth over EUR 11 million for an LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) layup line for Roseburg Forest Products, Inc. (RFP) of Roseburg, Oregon, USA... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 08, 2017 10:37

WOODRISE Congress -Bordeaux, 12 to 15 September 2017

Mr Carsten Doehring, EOS Board Member, CEO of Ilim Timber and since 2015 President of the German Association of the Sawmilling and Timber Industry (DeSH) will take part as speaker in the WOODRISE Congress... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • August 07, 2017 09:31

Japanese housing starts recover in June

Japanese housing starts rebounded in June, figures from Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism showed last week... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 04, 2017 10:02

Louisiana-Pacific to Acquire International Barrier Technology Inc.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) announced on July 31, 2017 that it entered into an agreement to acquire Watkins, Minnesota-based International Barrier Technology Inc. (Barrier) for $22 million... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 03, 2017 13:11

Tarkett reports 98 million loss due to a 150 million provision

Tarkett, producer of wood flooring reports that its net sales at constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates moved up 3.0% in H1 2017. The CIS, APAC & Latin America segment delivered robust growth (+7.2%), led mainly by an increase in volumes and an improved ...... [more...]

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