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West Fraser Announces Temporary Production Curtailments in British Columbia

West Fraser announced temporary curtailments of approximately three weeks of production throughout the first quarter of 2019 at each of three British Columbia sawmills: Chasm, 100 Mile House, and Chetwynd. In addition, the Williams Lake Sawmill will be ...... [more...]

U.S. sawmills produce 4.4% more softwood lumber in Jan.-Oct. 2018

Softwood lumber production by U.S. sawmills in the first 10 months of 2018 was 29.760 billion board ft. (bbf), an increase of 4.4% from 28.513 bbf a year earlier...... [more...]

Segezha launches new wood pellet plant in Russia

Segezha Group has started in December the production of wood pellets at the company’s Lesosibirsky LDK No. 1 factory in Russia...... [more...]

Brazilian timber products promoted in the UK

The Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI) has been making efforts to promote the Brazilian timber products in international market... [more...]

Obstacles and opportunities in EU sawn hardwood market

The consensus amongst hardwood importers interviewed during December is that the current state of trade across the EU is satisfactory and there is cautious optimism it will remain that way into 2019. However various issues are causing concern...... [more...]

German woodworking machinery: Market survey of the timber and furniture industry in the Baltic States

German suppliers of automation solutions and IT applications for the wood and furniture industry will travel to the Baltic States from 6 to 10 May 2019 for a market exploration trip. The participants have the opportunity to make concrete contacts with potential customers... [more...]

Domotex reports slight drop in visitors' number

The world's leading flooring trade fair Domotex, which took place from January 11 to 14, 2019 in Hanover, reports a slight decline in visitors compared to the 2017 event... [more...]

Declining global trade of softwood lumber

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period last year. China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the MENA region reduced their imports, while the US and continental Europe have imported more lumber in 2018 than in 2017... [more...]

Canadian lumber production up 7.5% in October in 2018

Canadian lumber production rose 7.5% from September to 5 789.6 thousand cubic metres of lumber in October... [more...]

Switzerland: Price of wood pellets grows continues to rise in January

The prices for wood pellets in Switzerland have continued to rise in January but the price level is below that of the previous year...... [more...]

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Where will the European timber industry get its skilled workers in the future?

Where will the European timber industry get its skilled workers in the future?

On November 30, 2018, the European Timber Industry Association CEI Bois organized a seminar in Lisbon on the future of the wood industry in Europe. The 70 participants came from European associations and companies in the wood industry. The organizers were CEI Bois, as the European umbrella organization for the wood industry, the European Association of Engineered Wood Manufacturers EPF and the European Workers' Federation of the Wood Industry EFBWW. CEI WoodThe host was the Portuguese association AIMMP. The topic of the seminar was the future challenges of the wood industry... [ more...]

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