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Canadian lumber giants in trouble: major production curtailments announced for this May

Major Canadian forestry products companies have announced sawmill production curtailments for the month of May. All complain about the surge [...]

Global trade of wood pellets jumps more than 21%; US, Canada, Vietnam as major suppliers

Global trade of wood pellets jumped more than 21% year-over-year in 2018 when a new record of 22 [...]

Interfor curtails lumber production at three of its sawmills in BC

Interfor Corp., one of Canada's leading lumber producers and among the largest lumber companies in the world, will curtail [...]

US lumber prices pick up after weeks of downfall

Market-related curtailments in British Columbia served as signs that framing lumber markets were oversold and downside risk was waning [...]

Canfor to curtail operations at all British Columbia dimension mills; citing low lumber prices

Canfor Corporation will be temporarily curtailing operations at all British Columbia dimension mills effective April 29, 2019 due to low [...]

German building materials giant Knauf completes acquisition of USG Corporation

German building materials maker Knauf and USG Corporation jointly announced the completion of Knauf’s acquisition of USG.   [...]

Top global softwood lumber producers in 2018

As it has since 2007, West Fraser is the world’s largest softwood lumber producer: in 2018, the company produced [...]

US DoC to continue investigations on anti-dumping duties for Chinese kitchen furniture imports

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is [...]

Arauco inaugurates its giant plant in Grayling, Michigan

Last week, Arauco held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its state-of-the-art particleboard and lamination facility in Grayling [...]

Building on tropical hardwood’s construction potential

Advocacy for using timber as a mainstream modern construction material is increasing in Europe and other regions. Faced with the [...]