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Final decision on US-Canada softwood lumber dispute favours US
08 December, 2017
A final ruling in the US-Canada softwood lumber dispute has seen the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) uphold tariffs on Canadian softwood imports to the US.
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German sawmilling association outlines further development plans
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 The German Sawmill & Timber Industry Association (DeSH) is to continue expansion of its remit.
Setra reports increased earnings and invests in the future
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Swedish wood products manufacturer Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK107m for January to September, up from SEK86m a year ago.
Binderholz to acquire Klenk Holz in major European sawmilling move
Thursday, October 05, 2017 The Austrian Binderholz Group has reached a binding agreement with The Carlyle Group to acquire the German sawmill and timber processing company Klenk Holz AG based in Oberrot.
Setra set to sell Rolfs mill operation
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Setra is set to sell its sawmill operation in Rolfs, Kalix which supplies Scandinavian and European markets.
Latvian mill acquires line from Bergs
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Byko-Lat has acquired a planing line from Bergs Timber’s Myresjö Sawmill which stopped production in the summer.
Moelven considers Norsälven mill closure
Friday, September 01, 2017 Moelven is considering closing the Norsälven sawmill because of the extensive investment that is necessary at the facility.
Holmen reports healthy H1 operating profits
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Swedish sawmiller Holmen has reported 2017 first half operating profits of SKr38m (2016: SKr-8m).
Charles Hopping addresses softwood conference
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Hopping Softwood Products chairman Charles Hopping will be among presenters at the 2017 International Softwood Conference (ISC)
UK softwood market quietens down
Thursday, July 27, 2017 The UK softwood market quietened down as the trade moved in to July tempered by the political outfall from the general election, Brexit uncertainty and a sombre aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.
Scottish sawmiller in Nairn site investment
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Scottish sawmiller Gordon Timber has celebrated the opening of a purpose-built new office at its Nairn base.
Croatia oak log export ban discussed at EOS general assembly
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Croatia’s oak log export ban was a topic for discussion at the recent European Organisation of the Sawmilling Industry (EOS) general assembly in Vienna.
Sodra Wood Ltd opens new UK HQ
Monday, June 19, 2017 Södra Wood Ltd (formerly Crown Timber), has relocated its UK and Irish operations to a new flagship HQ in the Office Park in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
US predicted to import more wood from Europe
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Increased European lumber exports to the US are being widely predicted this year due to a combination of soaring US lumber prices and Canadian lumber exports being hit with new import tariffs on the American border, says Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
Stora Enso’s wood products division sees 34% Q1 earnings growth
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Stora Enso’s wood products division has recorded a 34% improvement in Q1 operational earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) compared to a year ago.
Canada says American lumber duties will hit Canadian timber jobs and US consumers
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Canada has criticised the US government’s decision to impose countervailing duties of up to 24% on Canadian softwood lumber entering the US.
Strong first quarter for Södra
Friday, April 21, 2017 Södra’s wood division recorded a big performance improvement in Q1, posting an operating profit of SKr3m (Q1 2016: SKr-93m) for the period.
Coillte and Treemetrics announce €1m forestry data deal
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Irish state forester Coillte and Treemetrics have announced a major €1m million agreement to roll out a pioneering real-time satellite communications and data-analytics platform for forestry harvest control.
Rörvik to sell last sawmill
Monday, March 27, 2017 Rörvik Timber has effectively exited the Swedish sawmilling sector following news of the SKr48m agreement to sell its Linghem sawmill to Holmen.
Binderholz acquires Finnish planing and glulam mill
Monday, March 20, 2017 Binderholz Nordic Oy has acquired the Anaika Wood Group’s planing mill and glulam works in Lieksa/Kevätniemi, Finland.
Questions raised over major Welsh timber supply contract
Friday, March 17, 2017 The decision-making process behind the award of a massive timber supply contract by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has been called into question by the country’s auditor general, according to the BBC.

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