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Norbord resumes production at Chambord mill on improved OSB demand

Norbord Inc. intends to restart production at its oriented strand board (OSB) mill in Chambord, Quebec in spring 2021.  [...]

Binderholz Group wins auction of Klausner Lumber Two sawmill in North Carolina

The Austrian Binderholz Group, headquartered in Fügen, has purchased all assets of Klausner Lumber Two LLC, headquartered in Enfield [...]

Lumber prices in US rise amidst increased construction spending

Lumber prices are at their highest level since September 2020, and after ending October with a slump, random length lumber [...]

Canada to challenge U.S. softwood lumber export duties through WTO

Canada said it will be considering “all of its legal options” to challenge Canadian softwood lumber export duties unveiled by [...]

Swedish forest industry doubles exports to the United States

The Swedish forest industry has increased its exports of wood products and pulp so far this year. To the USA [...]

China-Europe container rates continue to skyrocket; wood industry feeling price pressure

The China-Europe container crisis has escalated over the past week, with container prices reaching new highs, while the container [...]

North American softwood lumber prices continue to climb

At a time of year when housing construction across North America is usually slowing down to very limited activity, thus [...]

Pinnacle starts pellet production at its new facility in High Level, Alberta

Pinnacle Renewable Energy has started initial pellet production at its newly-constructed facility in High Level, Alberta, which is owned [...]

US DoC announces increased duties on 21 Chinese exporters and producers of flooring and plywood

The Decorative Hardwood Association (DHA) is reporting that the U.S. Department of Commerce has completed its review of hardwood [...]

Wooden surfaces can help in fight against spread of coronavirus

The survival of viruses on wooden surfaces is studied in a project started last summer by the universities of Eastern [...]