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U.S. sawmills produce more softwood lumber, while Canadian output drops

U.S. sawmills in July produced 3.105 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber, up 2.1% from the [...]

The International Hardwood Conference coming up this month in Lyon

On 28 October 2022 the International Hardwood Conference will take place in Lyon, the vibrant city in South Eastern France [...]

North American lumber market to remain volatile in Q4/2022-Q1/2023

After surging to record highs at the pinnacle of North America’s pandemic housing market boom, lumber prices have taken [...]

Conifex to temporarily curtail production at its Mackenzie sawmill

Conifex Timber Inc. on Friday said it would temporarily curtail its Mackenzie, British Columbia, sawmill operations for two weeks, starting [...]

World’s largest pellet plant starts production in Mississippi

The world’s largest wood pellet plant is nearly fully operational in Lucedale, Mississippi.    The Enviva [...]

Interfor to buy Chaleur Forest Products for $236 million

Canadian lumber giant Interfor Corp said on Monday it will buy Chaleur Forest Products for C$325 million ($236.40 [...]

Mercer completes acquisition of German HIT Torgau for EUR 270 million

Mercer International Inc. has completed its previously-announced acquisition of all of the shares of the parent company of Holzindustrie [...]