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Ligna: The future of the woodworking and timber processing industries at this year’s event

This May over 1,500 companies will be gathering in Hannover, Germany, to showcase the future of the woodworking and [...]

The prefabricated house industry in Germany is reaching new records

In Germany, the prefabricated house market is booming. The sales volume increased by 7.2% last year. This is not [...]

Interfor boosts lumber shipments to China due to Chinese tariffs on US products

Interfor Corp. says the company has markedly increased lumber shipments from Canada to China as a result of tariffs imposed [...]

Swiss Krono to expand in USA with a new MDF and laminate flooring lines

Swiss Krono Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wood-based materials, continues to invest in rural its [...]

US lumber prices continue the upward trend in February

The trading pace in US framing lumber eased from the previous week’s action, but early momentum carried prices higher [...]

Exports of processed plantation timbers rising in Brazil

Export data for Brazilian wood products show that over the past five years there has been a steady increase in [...]

German Steico to start production of prefabricated components for the Polish market

In the course of the year 2019, the German building products and components manufacturer Steico SE wants to start in [...]

Steady rise in Russian lumber exports during 2018

In 2018, the Russian lumber exports went up in value and volume terms. During the mentioned period, the country exported [...]

Södra to invest in a new wood pellet plant in Sweden

Södra has invested in a new pellet factory at its sawmill in Långasjö, Sweden. The investment totals SEK [...]

Pfeifer Group to start producing CLT this year

The Pfeifer Group is currently investing a good 25 million euros in the conversion and expansion of its traditional location [...]