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Pinnacle Renewable Energy has announced plans to construct a new industrial wood pellet facility in the US
The Latest Insights and Outlook for Timberlands, Forest Products Markets and Wood Fiber Supply Issues in 2020
Sawlog prices fell on all continents except North America in the 2Q of 2018
Canada will continue to be a major supplier of softwood lumber to the US in the next decade
Vancouver Invitation on Forest Products for a Better Future
The British government wants to minimise the costs to the timber industry of Brexit
The Wood Stove Design Challenge
Italian prime minister have met Italian manufacturers of wood machinery at Lesdrevmash trade fair in Russia
3D printable wood filament from furniture wood-waste
USA: Hurricane Michael damage will drive lumber prices higher
Wood fiber costs for the world`s pulp industry fell for the first time in over a year
Oregon`s tall wood building industry moves forward despite setbacks
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Details Date: December 30, 2019
Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture, had the most significant downward impact on the producer price changes during the year. Production and trade of electricity, manufacture of non-metallic mineral products as well as manufacture of selected food products had upward effect.
Details Date: December 28, 2019
In many ways, 2019 has been a rough year for Canada`s forestry industry, particularly in B.C. The ongoing softwood lumber dispute in the U.S., challenging market conditions and high log prices led to low softwood lumber prices and sales, as Madison`s Lumber Reporter informed readers weekly. Most of Canada`s major lumber producers posted lower profits or losses in 2019. In B.C., nine sawmills closed permanently, while another 26 took downtime. These mill curtailments have not only impacted sawmill workers, but also logging contractors throughout the province. In September, over 400 logging trucks made their way to Vancouver to protest...
Details Date: December 27, 2019
Harry Urban, SIBO show manager, said the event will offer Quebec woodworking professionals the opportunity to connect with each other and with key manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, computer software, hardware, raw materials and other related products. The Centrexpo Cogeco is a state-of-the-art exhibition and conference center that opened in 2014. The facility is centrally located between Montreal and Quebec at the crossroads of A 20 and A 55. It features free parking for more than 1,200 vehicles, including a handful of charging stations for electric cars. Urban said many leading companies serving the Quebec woodworking industry have already...
Details Date: December 23, 2019
Pinnacle Renewable Energy, one of the world`s largest producers of wood pellets, has announced plans to construct a new industrial wood pellet facility in the US. The new production facility in the southeast US, close to Pinnacle`s Aliceville, Alabama plant, will produce 360,000 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) and is expected to cost around 99 million USD (89 million EUR) to build. Wood pellets produced at the Demopolis facility, as it will be called due to its location adjacent to an existing large sawmill in Demopolis, Alabama, will be sold through Pinnacle`s contracted backlog of...
Details Date: December 21, 2019
The B.C. government is backing off from some of its coastal forest industry reforms as Vancouver Island and coastal logging has ground to a halt due to high costs and a six-month strike against Western Forest Products. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson has announced that the NDP government`s plan to increase coastal log export charges is being delayed for six months, and new rules to require removal of waste wood from logging sites are also being eased. Provincial stumpage fees on timber from Crown land are also being substantially cut, and the formula changed to make logging more viable, Donaldson told a meeting of unemployed industry contractors in Port Hardy on Thursday.
Details Date: December 20, 2019
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Details Date: December 19, 2019
"We expect operating earnings for the global paper and forest products industry to decline by 2-4 per cent in 2020," Ed Sustar, a Moody`s senior-vice president, said in a news release. "Lower prices across most sub sectors will be the primary driver for lower earnings, as well as the on-going secular demand decline for paper, partially offset by lower costs for recycled fibre." However, singling out the wood products and timberland sub sector, Moody`s says operating earnings will increase by about seven per cent in the coming year. North American wood product prices will rebound as capacity curtailments remove some slack from the market. U.S. housing starts likely...
Details Date: December 18, 2019
It seems to me two forestry news themes dominated headlines over the past year. One is the increasingly worrisome state of the B.C. forest industry and the cascade of company and community impacts from mill closures. By our last count, six sawmills and two OSB mills have shuttered in B.C. since the spring, and experts predict more to come. Many stakeholders weighed in over the past few months about how successive provincial policies have failed the industry, and what needs to happen to stem the bleed of jobs. The BC Truck Loggers Association (TLA) has been in the thick of the conversation, advocating on behalf of its members, many of...
Details Date: December 18, 2019
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Details Date: December 17, 2019
The Ontario government`s latest plan to open the province to unfettered business predictably tries to pave the way to logging more forests. Ontario`s Forestry Strategy, released on Wednesday, assumes that logging can be doubled without harming biodiversity, wildlife habitat or species at risk and boasts about industry`s "strong record of responsible forest management." This claim is made despite the fact boreal woodland caribou are threatened with extinction in Ontario, and scientists have illustrated that human disturbance is the primary driver of their decline, including logging roads that sever undisturbed habitat on which caribou depend.
Details Date: December 15, 2019
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Details Date: December 13, 2019
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Details Date: December 9, 2019
Opportunities and Stressors for the North American Forest Industry in 2020 (Hamir Patel, CIBC World Markets) - Outlook for Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Western US and Western Canada (Hakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International LLC) - US Federal Land Issues in 2020 (Tom Schultz, Idaho Forest Group) - Strategic Issues for the US PNW Timberlands in 2020 (Jason Spadaro, SDS Lumber) - BC Interior Log Supply Issues (Brad Bennett, Interfor) - BC Coastal Log Supply Issues (Albert Nussbaum, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) - US PNW Sawmill Sector (Steve Courtney, Roseburg Forest Products)
Details Date: November 28, 2019