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OSB price growth boosts Norbord Q1 results
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Panel producer Norbord has reported adjusted EBITDA of US$61m for Q1, 2016 - US$45m higher than the same period last year.
US engineered wood giant gets green light on acquisition
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 US engineered wood products manufacturer Boise Cascade has received competition authority clearance to proceed with its previously announced US$215m acquisition of Georgia-Pacific LLC’s engineered lumber production facilities.
Weyerhaeuser shareholders approve pending merger with Plum Creek
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 One of the biggest timber company mergers in North America has taken a step nearer following Weyerhaeuser shareholders’ approval of a deal to merge with Plum Creek.
LP expands FlameBlock OSB capacity
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Louisiana-Pacific has broken ground on a project that will add a FlameBlock fire-rated OSB Sheathing line at its OSB mill in Clarke County, Alabama.
US hardwood at London architects fair
Friday, January 08, 2016 US hardwood will feature at a London trade fair aimed at architects and designers this month.
Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek announce mammoth US timber sector merger
Monday, November 09, 2015 US timber and forestry giants Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek will merge to create a US$23bn company.
US hardwood flooring retailer to pay US$10m in penalties
Monday, October 12, 2015 Lumber Liquidators, the largest hardwood flooring retailer in the US, will pay more than US$10m in penalties to the Department of Justice after pleading guilty to violations of the Lacey Act which governs the import of timber products.
Global sawlog prices hit low levels in Q2
Monday, October 05, 2015 The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell in the second quarter to its lowest level in six years, according to industry bulletin the Wood Resource Quarterly.
TTJ to feature sawmill directory
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 An annual sawmill directory will be published in TTJ, starting this November.
USNR acquires Söderhamn Eriksson
Thursday, March 26, 2015 USNR has acquired Söderhamn Eriksson in a move that cements the former’s leading position in the sawmilling technology sector.
US hardwood flooring giant facing Lacey Act pressure
Thursday, February 26, 2015 US hardwood flooring retailing giant Lumber Liquidators is potentially facing criminal charges under the Lacey Act for importing illegally harvested wood, according to a new filing by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Northwest Hardwoods completes ITL acquisition
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Northwest Hardwoods (NWH) Inc has completed the acquisition of Industrial Timber & Lumber Company (ITL) in what is a major deal in the US hardwood industry.
Norbord results hit by lower OSB prices
Friday, January 30, 2015 Norbord has reported earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of US$90m in 2014, compared to US$287m in the previous year.
Norbord and Ainsworth to merge
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Norbord and Ainsworth Lumber have signed an agreement to merge, creating one of the largest OSB manufacturers in the world.
US waits for housing uplift
Monday, November 17, 2014 A slower than forecast recovery in the North American housing sector continued to dampen earnings among some of the continent’s largest forestry and timber products companies.
North American softwood exports slow in Q3
Friday, November 14, 2014 North American softwood lumber exports to offshore destinations fell in the third quarter as Chinese demand waned and domestic demand strengthened.
CLT production grows in US
Friday, November 14, 2014 US interest in cross-laminated timber (CLT) continues to grow, with two manufacturers announcing expansion plans.
Slower US housing recovery dents Norbord group profits
Monday, November 10, 2014 A slower than forecast recovery in the North American housing sector reduced Norbord’s earnings in the third quarter but the panel manufacturer remains optimistic for prospects in 2015.
US boosts southern pine sales to China
Monday, November 03, 2014 The US has achieved record exports of southern pine to China under a government agency funded promotion to boost sales.
Wood pellet producers look east
Monday, November 03, 2014 Wood pellet exports to Europe from North America reached a plateau at the beginning of the year and have started to decline, according to the North American Wood Fibre Review.

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