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US softwood lumber prices continue to move up

Framing lumber prices in the US carried some upward momentum in mid-November, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite [...]

Södra announces the closure of parquet flooring plant in Sweden

Södra is initiating a process to close down Berg & Berg in Kallinge, Sweden. Trade union negotiations will begin [...]

IKEA speeds up its transition as to meet unprecedented change of global retail trade

The Ingka Group (Ingka Holding BV and controlled entities) is speeding up its transformation plans. The company plans to invest [...]

Western Forest Products buys whole assets of Columbia Vista

Western Forest Products announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Western has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets [...]

Egger begins construction for its first particleboard plant in the US

    Austrian wood-based panel manufacturer Egger has started construction on its first U.S. particleboard manufacturing [...]

Germany’s parquet market sees increasing demand from China

    During the first three quarters of 2018, the sales of German parquet fell by 5% year [...]

Large BC forestry delegation to visit Asia’s key markets by the end of 2018

    Doug Donaldson, B.C. Forests/Rural Development Minister, is taking a large forestry-sector delegation to [...]

Germany: Price of wood pellets on the rise in November

During November 2018, the prices for wood pellets in Germany have risen sharply. Thus, the price increased by 1.8 [...]

Georgia-Pacific inaugurates $100 million lumber facility in Alabama

Georgia-Pacific celebrated the official start of production at its newest lumber facility in Talladega, Alabama. The $100-million, 300 [...]

Canfor’s CEO says that the company remains committed to BC, despite recent European acquisition

Canfor has reach an agreement to buy 70 per cent of Vida Group for about $580 million. The privately-held [...]