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West Fraser announces production reduction in BC

West Fraser announced it will permanently curtail approximately 300 million board feet of combined lumber production at its Fraser Lake and Quesnel Sawmills...... [more...]

Columbia Forest Products acquires hardwood veneer plant in Ecuador

Columbia Forest Products has acquired a hardwood veneer processing facility from 3A Composites in Ecuador... [more...]

Metsä Board invests in a capacity increase at its Kaskinen mill

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is investing in a second baling line at its Kaskinen mill. Together with process and grade changes carried out previously this investment will increase... [more...]

Paul De Cock resigns as EPLF President

Paul De Cock (Unilin), since May President of the EPLF European Laminate Flooring Manufacturers Association (Bielefeld / Germany) and member of the Executive Board since 2014, has resigned with immediate effect.... [more...]

Pfleiderer Group increases EBITDA by 17% in the third quarter of 2018

The reported EBITDA of the Pfleiderer Group amounted to EUR 35.2 million in the third quarter (plus 16.9% compared to the previous year), with the EBITDA margin increasing by 0.9 percentage points to 13.2%. Sales increased 8.8% year-on-year to EUR 266.5 million in the third quarter of 2018, mainly due to higher end-product prices... [more...]

Boise Cascade to cease LVL production at Roxboro

Boise Cascade Company announced the 60-day notice of a permanent curtailment of its laminated veneer lumber (LVL) production at the Roxboro... [more...]

Russia: plywood exports 9.3% up in Jan-Sept 2018

In January-September 2018, Russia increased its plywood exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics ... [more...]

MagnaExpoMueblera set to run from 16 to 18 January 2019 in Mexico City

On 7 November the Mexican association of wood and furniture industry suppliers AMPIMM (Asociación Mexicana de Proveedores de la Industria Maderera y Mueblera A.C.) and the exhibition company Hannover Fairs México announced the signing of a long-term cooperation agreement for the joint staging of MagnaExpoMueblera... [more...]

Vaia causes 1.1 million m3 of stormwood in Carinthia

According to current surveys, the amount of storm wood estimated after the Vaia storm at the end of October in the Austrian region of Carinthia is 1.1 million m3... [more...]

Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Limited buys Tolko’s Manitoba Operation and Assets

Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Limited, a company affiliated with American Industrial Acquisition Corporation, has purchased Tolko‘s Manitoba Kraft paper mill and sawmill in The Pas, Manitoba. As part of the agreement, all current ...... [more...]

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France: maritime pine prices soaring despite the economic slowdown

France: maritime pine prices soaring despite the economic slowdown

Are the French softwood markets at a turning point? The question deserves to be asked since the mixed tendencies are observed in the end of this year. On a global level, specialists do not rule out a risk of a slowdown in the global economy in 2019, that would reflect a... [ more...]

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