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Western Forest Products to acquire glulam manufacturer

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

CVC, Kronospan eye acquisition of West Fraser Timber

Private equity firm CVC Capital and wood panel manufacturer Kronospan have submitted a joint expression of interest to acquire Canadian [...]

Rising energy prices- an opportunity for the timber industry?

Sawn timber, glued laminated timber and solid construction timber prices are currently well below last year's records. However, factors [...]

North American lumber prices are sending a signal we should not ignore

Lumber is a highly illiquid futures market, making trading, investing, and hedging challenging. The lack of volume and open interest [...]

Sweden’s softwood lumber exports to US rise 37% in Jan.-May 2022

Swedish softwood lumber exports volume to the U.S. rose 37% in the first five months of 2022 year-on [...]

Western Forest Products invests $29 million in its B.C. operations

Western Forest Products has invested approximately $29 million towards its B.C. operations    The investments are [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber slowed in early 2022

Global trade of softwood lumber slowed in early 2022, in particular lumber headed to China, the US, and Germany, where [...]

Domtar to buy Resolute Forest Products for US$ 2.7 billion

Canadian forest products company Resolute Forest Products Inc. has agreed to be bought by pulp manufacturer Domtar Corp. in a [...]

Canada sees potential for ‘movement’ on U.S. lumber dispute

Canada sees the potential for some movement toward settling a longstanding dispute with the United States over softwood lumber tariffs [...]