Archives: February 2019

Belgium: Decospan to double wood veneer capacity

    The Belgian manufacturer of veneered panels Decospan plans to double its production capacity at the Menen [...]

John Deere reports sharp growth in its forestry and construction division

    Deere & Company reported net income of $ 498.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal [...]

Plywood business in Europe might have a very difficult 2019

European plywood businesses say they anticipate ‘a lot of challenges’ this year and one predicted ‘very difficult trading’.   [...]

Stora Enso implements first measure of its cost-cutting programme: reduces a shift at Ala sawmill

    In Sweden, Stora Enso has announced that 23 employees at its sawmill in Ala have received [...]

US imports of China’s hardwood plywood fall by 76%

    US imports of hardwood plywood increased in volume by 11% in November but are still down [...]

British Columbia’s lumber exports to China start to go down, as demand decreases

British Columbia's lumber exports to China are decreasing, as the country's slowing economic growth traces demand for one [...]

Prices of wood pellets continue to rise in Germany

In February, the price of wood pellets in Germany increased by 1.7 percent compared to the previous month. Consumers [...]

US sawmills produced more softwood lumber in 2018

    U.S. sawmills produced 32.441 billion board feet (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first [...]

Roseburg completes purchase of MDF plant in Arkansas

    Roseburg Forest Products and PotlatchDeltic Corporation informed the market that they have completed the previously announced [...]

Universal Forest Products acquires Wolverine Wood Products

    Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced that one of its affiliates has signed an agreement to purchase [...]