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Archives: November 2019

ISC 2019 story 1: Is the bark beetle crisis the new ”normal”?

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]

Tolko to permanently close Kelowna mill

Tolko Industries says it will permanently close its Kelowna mill on Jan. 8, after it was indefinetely curtailed in September [...]

Global wood pellet demand – current and projection

The size of the global wood pellet market for 2019 was estimated to be valued at over U.S. $8 [...]

Sweden’s Sodra to extend production stoppages at its sawmills due to spruce bark beetle infestation

Södra has decided to extend production stoppages at its sawmills during the Christmas and New Year period. The move [...]

Interfor reports $35.6 million net loss in Q3, increased US production

Interfor Corporation recorded a net loss in Q3’19 of $35.6 million, or $0.53 per share, compared to [...]

Finland: Oversupply in sawnwood markets reduces export prices

Oversupply in key export markets is reflected in the average export price of Finland’s sawnwood. The average export price [...]

Steady growth in EU wood pellet production and consumption

The 28 European Union member states produced nearly 17 million metric tons of wood pellets last year and consumed nearly [...]

Georgia-Pacific to open US$ 135 million lumber plant in Georgia

Georgia-Pacific recently opened its newest lumber facility in Warrenton, Georgia. The $135-million, 340,000-square-foot plant is [...]

One Canfor shareholder to oppose takeover offer

One of Canfor Corporation’s shareholders says it will oppose the pending acquisition of the remaining Canfor shares by Great [...]

Homag Group shuts down Hemmoor plant in Germany

Homag Group’s Supervisory Board approved shutting down production at its Hemmoor site, Germany, effective December 31, 2020. Homag has [...]