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Lumber prices in the US continue to rise

Framing lumber prices in the US carried some upward momentum last week, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price [...]

British Columbia’s largest forestry delegation to visit China, Japan and South Korea at the end of 2018

Doug Donaldson, B.C. Forests/Rural Development Minister, is taking a large forestry-sector delegation to three Asian countries this [...]

The German parquet industry sees great opportunities in the Chinese market

During the first three quarters of 2018, the sales of German parquet fell by 5% year-on-year, reaching a [...]

Egger starts construction of its first US particleboard plant

Austrian wood-based panel manufacturer Egger has started construction on its first U.S. particleboard manufacturing plant here in Davidson [...]

Western Forest Products acquires Columbia Vista

Western Forest Products announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Western has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets [...]

IKEA accelerates transformation as to meet unprecedented scale change of retail trade

The Ingka Group (Ingka Holding BV and controlled entities) is speeding up its transformation plans. The company plans to invest [...]

Södra to close parquet flooring plant in Sweden

Södra is initiating a process to close down Berg & Berg in Kallinge, Sweden. Trade union negotiations will begin [...]

Georgia-Pacific completes $100-Million lumber facility in Alabama

Georgia-Pacific celebrated the official start of production at its newest lumber facility in Talladega, Alabama. The $100-million, 300 [...]

Canfor to remain committed to BC, despite recent European acquisition, CEO says

Canfor has reach an agreement to buy 70 per cent of Vida Group for about $580 million. The privately-held [...]

US lumber production up by 5%; Canadian output falls

U.S. sawmills produced 23.855 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first eight months of 2018 [...]