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Coronavirus hits hard the N. American woodworking sector but companies are optimistic about recovery

The $75 billion North American wood products industry faces serious to major impacts from the corona virus outbreak, but surprisingly [...]

West Fraser announces more production cuts amid coronavirus

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. says it is further cutting production amid the COVID-19 pandemic.     [...]

Weyerhaeuser temporarily closing Kalispell, Montana, plywood mill

The COVID-19 virus is having an impact on Weyerhaeuser. The company announced Wednesday it was shutting down its Kalispell [...]

Canadian forest products industry allowed to operate with ‘essential’ designations

With the country settling into the reality of social distancing and non-essential business closures for the next few weeks [...]

North American softwood lumber supply inconsistent as demand falls

Sawmill operators across Canada and the US chopped softwood lumber prices last week by a wide margin in response to [...]

Weyerhaeuser to reduce lumber production by 20%

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Weyerhaeuser is dynamically adjusting operating capacity at certain of its manufacturing facilities.   [...]

Coronavirus: Sawmill closures around the world could cause concerns over wood pellet raw material supply

Expectations of a downturn in sawmill activity — a likely result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — has prompted concerns over wood [...]

Canfor cuts Canadian lumber production by 40%

Canfor, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based timber and forest products company, is being forced to cut back on its operations [...]

Coronavirus: Indonesia ends timber legality rule

Indonesia’s trade ministry has scrapped a requirement for wood exporters to obtain licenses verifying their wood comes from legal [...]