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Russian Sistema made offer for buying Finnish maker of Honka homes

Sistema, the Russian conglomerate, is planning to buy Honkarakenne Oyj, a Finland-based company that designs and builds wooden log [...]

Germany: Price index for wood products stable in September

In September, the German producer prices for wood products have remained largely at the level of August. On a year [...]

UK: Significant increase in the use of structural timber frame by housing sector

Over the last 12 months, there has been a significant increase in the use of structural timber frame by the [...]

Travis Perkins plan to close 30 branches of the group; 600 jobs to be lost

Travis Perkins plans to close approximately 30 branches of the group, which will cost the jobs of 600 people in [...]

Timber Innovation Act aims to advance tall wood building construction in the US

The Timber Innovation Act has been introduced to the US Congress by senators and representatives from Washington State.   [...]

Moelven to acquire DLH’s Swedish operations

Norwegian Moelven announced that the company will acquire DLH's Swedish operations. Moelven thinks that the acquisition will bring strong [...]

Metsä Wood’s sells Hartola glulam factory to Versowood

Versowood Oy and Metsäliitto Osuuskunta have signed a contract whereby the Metsä Wood Glulam factory in Hartola and 50 [...]

Södra to divest Södra Wood Grimslöv to Soernsen Group

Södra is divesting Södra Wood Grimslöv to German-based Soernsen Group. Trade union negotiations have been initiated [...]

AHEC European Conference shows forecasts for American hardwood

At the end of October, nearly 150 European hardwood importers, architects and American hardwood exporters came together in Copenhagen to [...]

Norway spruce approved in US construction

Norway spruce, a wood species extensively tested at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, has [...]