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Norbord resumes operations at its OSB mill in High Level

Norbord Inc. reported that its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta was cleared to restart, and safely resumed normal operations [...]

Conifex to sell Fort St. James sawmill to Hampton Lumber

Conifex Timber Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with Hampton Lumber for the sale of [...]

Major global lumber-exporting countries increased their shipments in early 2019

The uptick in demand for lumber continued in early 2019, with most of the major lumber-exporting countries increasing their [...]

Skyrocketing lumber prices in US as Canadian curtailments crisis escalates

News broke last Monday of another mill closure in British Columbia, which shifted trading in most framing lumber species to [...]

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 [...]