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Negative performance for the US forest industry in April and May

US forest industry performance in April and May was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for [...]

Chinese tariffs will result in closing sawmills in US and falling hardwood prices

24% of hardwood produced in the United States is exported to China and 22% is exported to other countries. The [...]

More than 600 companies urge Trump to end tariffs on Chinese imports

Companies across a wide array of industries have almost uniformly opposed the Trump administration's plan to expand a 25 [...]

West Fraser to permanently close Chasm lumber mill

West Fraser announced its intention to permanently close its Chasm lumber mill and eliminate the third shift from its 100 [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber reaches the second highest level on record

Global trade of softwood lumber reached 120 million m3 in 2018, the second highest level on record. The uptick in [...]

Former closed sawmill in BC converts to wood pellets; production exported to Japan

A sawmill in McBride, B.C., that shutdown 13 years ago is getting a new life as a wood pellet [...]

Louisiana-Pacific to shut down OSB mill in BC

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) is the latest company to join a growing list of lumber producers who are curtailing mill [...]

US lumber prices pick up after weeks of decline

Additional and significant curtailments announced in British Columbia jolted the framing lumber market out of a five-week losing streak [...]

Boise Cascade to expand plywood plant in South Carolina

Boise Cascade Company will expand its existing operations in Chester County, South Carolina. The engineered wood products and plywood maker [...]

Norbord to permanently close OSB mill in BC due to supply pressure and beetle epidemic

Norbord Inc. has announced its intention to indefinitely curtail production at its oriented strand board (OSB) mill in 100 Mile [...]