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Western Forest Products temporary curtails its manufacturing facilities in BC

Western Forest Products Inc. announced that effective March 23, 2020 has curtailed its manufacturing facilities currently operating in British Columbia [...]

Forest products companies in some U.S. states allowed to operate under coronavirus lockdown

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor have both said the forest products [...]

Canadian Pinnacle doesn’t expect wood pellet demand to be affected by coronavirus

From an economic perspective, Pinnacle does not expect demand for pellets to be impacted as the company has long-term [...]

China opens door to U.S. softwood exporters exemption from import tariffs

   U.S. softwood exporters may soon sell to China duty-free for the first time since August 2018 [...]

Wood products industry declared ‘essential’ by US government

   The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday (March 19, 2020) identified the wood products industry as [...]

West Fraser to cut lumber production in response to coronavirus pandemic

   West Fraser is reducing lumber production at its western Canadian sawmills and temporarily suspending plywood production in Quesnel [...]

Coronavirus and impact on world forest products trade

   As the world grapples with a widening impact and unexpected global consequences of the coronavirus, both stock markets [...]

Interfor to cut production by 60% with curtailments at all sawmills due to coronavirus

   Interfor Corporation will implement a number of initiatives in order to adjust its business to operating conditions being [...]

Klausner shuts down its Klausner Lumber One sawmill in Florida

   The Klausner Lumber One sawmill has ceased production. County Administrator Randy Harris confirmed that the sawmill shut down [...]

Western Forest Products Inc. announces sale of ownership interests

Western Forest Products Inc and Huumiis Ventures Limited Partnership, a limited partnership beneficially owned by Huu-ay-aht First Nations [...]