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Louisiana-Pacific to shut down OSB mill in BC

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) is the latest company to join a growing list of lumber producers who are curtailing mill [...]

Europe’s “zero deforestation” policies: an opportunity for tropical timber?

Increasingly the twin concepts of “zero deforestation” and “embodied deforestation” lie at the heart of European policy making, both in [...]

US lumber prices pick up after weeks of decline

Additional and significant curtailments announced in British Columbia jolted the framing lumber market out of a five-week losing streak [...]

Sonae-Arauco to cease laminate operations in Horn, Germany

GHP Glunz Holzwerkstoffproduktions - GmbH (“GHP”) intends to cease all operations at its Horn Bad Meinberg site in Germany by the [...]

Sweden: Collapse in softwood lumber exports to China compensated with booming deliveries to Egypt

Sweden increased softwood lumber exports to Egypt by 68.2% y-o-y in first quarter 2019 to 365.6 [...]

Boise Cascade to expand plywood plant in South Carolina

Boise Cascade Company will expand its existing operations in Chester County, South Carolina. The engineered wood products and plywood maker [...]

Norbord to permanently close OSB mill in BC due to supply pressure and beetle epidemic

Norbord Inc. has announced its intention to indefinitely curtail production at its oriented strand board (OSB) mill in 100 Mile [...]

UPM’s sawmills are running at full speed

UPM Timber welcomed Aki Temmes, 41, to the position of Senior Vice President of Business in late April. He transferred [...]

Södra expands drying capabillity in Sweden to address bottleneck and prepare for new CLT facility

Södra chose Heinola to supply new Progressive kilns for the sawmill in Värö, Sweden. Heinola will deliver two [...]

Canadian softwood lumber production falls 8.6% in Q1/2019, driven by 14.7% decline in BC’s output

Sawmills in Canada produced 6.382 bbf in the first three months, down 8.6% from 6.985 bbf a [...]