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Archives: February 2019

Belgian Decospan to double its veneer production capacity

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

John Deere posts considerable growth in construction & forestry segment

Deere & Company reported net income of $ 498.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Results are impacted [...]

Difficult plywood trading year forecast

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

Volume of US imports of China’s hardwood plywood falls 76%

US imports of hardwood plywood increased in volume by 11% in November but are still down 20% year to date [...]

Stora Enso to cut a shift at Ala sawmill in Sweden, part of the costs reduction plan

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

Lumber exports from British Columbia 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 [...]

Germany: Seasonal increase in the price of wood pellets

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

US softwood lumber production on the rise, while Canadian output falls

U.S. sawmills produced 32.441 billion board feet (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 11 months of 2018 [...]

Roseburg completed purchase of MDF plant in Arkansas

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

Universal Forest Products to acquire Wolverine Wood Products

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