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Canfor Announces Additional Capacity Reductions in BC

Canfor, Sawmills

Vancouver, BC, Canada – Today Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced further capacity reductions at two of its British Columbia sawmills with an indefinite curtailment at its Mackenzie sawmill and the permanent elimination of one shift at its Isle Pierre sawmill. The indefinite curtailment at Mackenzie, which is effective immediately, is …

Australian Paper and SUEZ Appoint SMBC as Financial Advisor

Australian Paper, SUEZ, SMBC

Australian Paper and SUEZ have joined forces with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) as an important next step towards a $600 million Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in the Latrobe Valley. SMBC has been appointed Financial Advisor to the project, bringing significant EfW sector experience and a global perspective …

SCM at the Forefront of Change at AWFS


Once again, the leader for secondary woodworking technologies SCM is to play a key role at AWFS, boosted by its continuous and significant growth. The Group's turnover exceeded 700 million Euro at the end of 2018, more than 70% of which refers to its wood sector with a contribution of more than 500 million. This is thanks to the most extensive …

Universal’s Parent Company Buys Stake in Vietnam Plant

Samson Holding Ltd., Vietnam

DONG NAI PROVINCE, Vietnam – Samson Holding Ltd., the parent company of case goods and upholstery resource Universal Furniture, is acquiring a majority ownership position in one of the largest furniture plants in Vietnam for $32.5 million. The company announced it has acquired a 70% stake in the Timber Inds. furniture plant in …

German Sawmillers Call for Action to Curb Log Exports to China

Germany, China, Log Exports

Germany’s main sawmilling association has called for customs and tax changes to reduce the high volumes of logs being exported to China. Lars Schmidt, managing director of the Federal Association of the German Sawmilling and Wood Industry (DeSH), also said German log availability was being impacted for nature conservation rules. Data …

Malaysian Wood Expo Planned for November

Malaysian Timber Council, Wood Expo

The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) and Pablo Publishing Pte Ltd are staging a Malaysian Wood Expo (MWE) from November 19-21. The event, which will be held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, is endorsed by the Ministry of Primary Industries of Malaysia, as well as the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), Malaysian Wood …

Portable Industrial-grade CNC Sets Up in Three Minutes

SmartBench, Portable CNC Router

LAS VEGAS - Yeti Tool's new SmartBench - recently named an AWFS Visionary Award finalist for 2019 - is the world's first portable, industrial-grade CNC router. It can also be assembled in as little as three minutes.   The SmartBench features a touchscreen assistant, 3-axis cutting capability, WiFi connectivity, and a light compactable …