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LL Flooring's Q1 net sales decreased by 21.7%

LL Flooring Holdings' Q1 2024 net sales of $188.5 million decreased $52.2 million, or 21.7%, versus the Q1 2023, driven by lower transaction counts and average ticket size in both the Pro and Consumer channels as a result of continued headwinds from the difficult macroeconomic environment and ongoing brand awareness challenges.... [more...]

Timberlab to acquire American Laminators

Timberlab Holdings, Inc., owner of Timberlab, Inc., a leading national provider of holistic mass timber systems, and Diversified Wood Resources, LLC, doing business as American Laminators... [more...]

Stora Enso's CFO and Deputy CEO leaves company

Stora Enso's Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO, Seppo Parvi, has decided to leave Stora Enso to assume a role with a company outside of the forest industry.... [more...]

Price declines in sawmill by-products in France

The segment of first transformation of softwoods in France is going through a period of turbulence. Not only have sawn timber prices dropped considerably since spring 2023, almost returning to pre-Covid levels, but also the prices of by-products follow the same downward trend.... [more...]

Austria's parquet market significantly weakens in 2023

The Austrian market for floor coverings and parquet recorded a significant decline in 2023. According to the current Brachenradar for floor coverings and parquet in Austria... [more...]

China: Sharp decline in log imports from Germany

China’s log imports from Germany dropped 65% to 413,000 cubic metres valued at US$62 million, both declining by 68% in the first quarter of 2024. ... [more...]

Solid 1Q-2024 for Arauco

In the first quarter of 2024 (1Q-2024), Arauco's revenues rose to USD 1,654.9 million, representing a 15.0% increase from the first quarter of 2023 (1Q-2023).... [more...]

Low market for plywood in Japan

The situation of domestic softwood plywood has been changed because several major Japanese plywood manufacturers raised the price of plywood.... [more...]

Ghana's exports of wood products drop at the beginning of the year

Ghana’s primary product exports in the first 2-months of 2024 accounted for 64% of the country’s total wood export volume (40,763cu.m), an 8% decline. ... [more...]

U.S. housing starts go up in April

U.S. housing starts recovered last month, offering a ray of hope for the home-building sector. Here are the main takeaways from the Commerce Department's... [more...]

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Xylexpo 2024 in Milan ended with ups and downs

The 28th edition of the biennial event of XYLEXPO, a fair dedicated to wood technologies, which was suspended during the pandemic and resumed in 2022, ended last Friday...... [ more...]

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Neural Grader launched at Fehrensen to automate grading with AI

Neural Grader launched at Fehrensen to automate grading with AI

Fehrensen sawmill, a renowned name in the industry since 1920, is now revolutionizing the world of hardwood lumber sorting. The company, based in the heart of Germany, Hannoversch Münden, has begun... [ more...]

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Fordaq and Global Traceability announce launch of EUDR Platform

Fordaq, the leading online market for wood professionals based in Brussels Belgium, and Global Traceability Solutions are launching today, Radix Tree, an intuitive digital platform that enables players in the wood products industry to comply with EUDR... [ more...]

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