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Kronospan starts particleboard production at its new production facility in Alabama, US

Kronospan produced first panel at its Oxford particleboard operation in Alabama, USA on October 9, 2019.     [...]

Canfor reports heavy loss for Q3/2019 amid weak lumber market conditions

Reflecting weak global market conditions and a challenging fibre cost environment in British Columbia, for the third quarter of 2019 [...]

USA becoming a more attractive market for the European softwood lumber

European softwood lumber shipments to the US have reached levels unseen since before the global financial crisis. Exports almost doubled [...]

U.S. hardwood industry to disintegrate from trade war with China

A possible trade deal with China announced this month might not be broad enough to save U.S. hardwood timber [...]

Georgia-Pacific to idle McCormick lumber and Allendale OSB mills in South Carolina indefinitely

Georgia-Pacific LLC is idling operations at its McCormick lumber and Allendale OSB mills in South Carolina in about two [...]

West Fraser reports drop in lumber production for Q3/2019

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported its third quarter 2019 results:    In the third quarter [...]

Many more BC sawmill closures forecast, and this could extend to pellet, co-gen and pulp mills

This year’s series of B.C. mill closures and production curtailments have affected more than 5,900 workers at [...]

North American softwood lumber prices moderate downward

In a time when literally no one knows what is happening with the North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber [...]

Global wooden furniture market expected to grow 32% by 2025

The size of the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow from $395 billion in 2018 to more than [...]

Norbord to curtail one OSB production line due to poor market conditions and demand

Norbord Inc. announced that effective mid-November, it will indefinitely curtail production on Line 1 of its two-line oriented [...]