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Georgia Pacific to invest $30 million to Rome Lumber facility

Georgia Pacific has announced to invest $30 million to its Rome Lumber mill. The dimensional lumber facility, which currently employs 163 people, will use the investment to purchase and install new equipment in the coming months. This new equipment includes ...... [more...]

Tarkett announces changes in its Executive Management Committee

Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announces the evolution of its Executive Management Committee. As announced during the publication of its 2018 results, Tarkett has undertaken a review of its ...... [more...]

LIGNA 2019: High-tech sawmill technology boosts efficiency and adds value

A fully automated film wrapper for timber packs, software solutions for optimizing the spinning of logs, and analyses of bottlenecks and breakdowns in the handling and conveying of lumber – these are just some examples of the full range of sawmill technology that will be ...... [more...]

Tarkett reports higher sales but decreased results

In February French flooring producer Tarkett published their annual financial report for 2018. Tarkett’s net sales amounted to €2,836 million in 2018, representing an organic growth of 2.1% compared with 2017, driven by higher volumes, as well as ...... [more...]

Tarkett and Sonae Arauco to close LaminatePark plant in Germany

Tarkett and Sonae Arauco announced the intention to cease the operations of their joint venture LaminatePark GmbH & Co. KG., by closing its Eiweiler plant in Germany by the end of 2019. LaminatePark was founded in 2006 and employs 230 people. The company produces ...... [more...]

Wood Construction

Tallest modern mass timber commercial building in Canada to be built in Toronto

77 Wade Avenue, located in Toronto’s Bloordale Village, will be a purpose-designed and built office and collaboration environment for the new digital age industrial worker, a prototype for a mid-rise building, using a hybrid structure that includes mass timber. ...... [more...]

Unilin’s IP division filed an IPR petition to invalidate I4F’s recently issued US patent

On March 1, 2019, Flooring Industries Limited SARL (FIL), Unilin’s IP division, filed an Inter Partes Review (IPR) petition with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), challenging the validity of Innovations4Flooring’s US patent ...... [more...]

I4F files major infringement lawsuit in the United States against Wellmade Performance Flooring and Costco on Golden Arowana® branded products

I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, on 1 March, 2019 announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Wellmade Floor Coverings International, Inc., d/b/a Wellmade Performance Flooring, and ...... [more...]

One million meters of storm wood caused by "Eberhard" in the Czech Republic

As the Czech state forestry company Lesy CR reports, storm "Eberhard" in the Czech Republic caused about 1 million cubic meters of storm wood...... [more...]

Kalesnikoff Lumber plans a mass timber facility in Canada

Kalesnikoff Lumber announced plans for construction of a multi species mass timber manufacturing facility in South Slocan, BC, Canada... [more...]

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special report
Introducing TallyExpress-The revolutionary Lumber Tally App which will change the sawmill industry

Introducing TallyExpress-The revolutionary Lumber Tally App which will change the sawmill industry

TallyExpress - the revolutionary tally app – promises to offer an affordable and accurate solution from your smartphone. Using artificial intelligence and sophisticated computer vision algorithms, TallyExpress allows you to measure bundles in a fast and reliable way, directly on your Android device. With just a photo, TallyExpress recognizes and counts each board individually, calculates their respective widths and computes the total volume in a matter of seconds...... [ more...]