Companies & Industry Events

40% of Chinese factories in Gabon have ceased production

It is estimated that about 40% of Gabon’s Chinese factories have ceased production. In some cases, the plywood plants [...]

ULK Group to build a mega sawmill in Russia

    Russia's ULK Group is investing more than Euro 400 million in one of the country [...]

Is China going to ban imports of Canadian timber?

On June 16, China announced that pests were found in logs imported from Canada. This news triggered concerns in the [...]

Enviva to acquire two pellet plants in US

Enviva Partners LP announced on June 18 it has agreed to purchase a wood pellet plant located in Waycross, Georgia [...]

U.S. hardwood industry to propose COVID-19 relief policies

The Hardwood Federation has proposed several policies to the U.S. Senate regarding hardwood workers and companies hurt by the [...]

Stora Enso and Latvijas Finieris to develop lignin-based resin for plywood

    Latvijas Finieris, a global leading developer, producer and supplier of birch plywood products, has together with [...]

Forest industry events canceled or postponed in North America; latest updates

As countries, provinces and states across the United States and Canada announced strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus [...]

Coronavirus pandemic to worsen Canadian forest industry’s situation in 2020

Under the challenge of US timber tariffs, the new coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly worsen the Canadian forestry industry's situation [...]

Prices of wood falling sharply in Germany in the coronavirus crisis

The price of roundwood in Germany has collapsed sharply and is causing financial hardship for German forest owners. But one [...]

BC delays log export restrictions due to COVID-19 crisis

    The B.C. government has delayed coastal log export reforms for a second time to deal [...]