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Canfor to permanently close Isle Pierre sawmill in British Columbia, Canada

22-05-2020
Isle Pierre sawmill, British Columbia, Canada, permanent, closure

Canfor Corporation will be closing its Isle Pierre sawmill, which is located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The closure will take effect in the 3Q 2020 following an orderly wind down of operations. The closure is a result of an insufficient supply of economically viable timber following the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic, coupled …

Actions taken by wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand so far

05-05-2020
Wood industry, Malaysia, Canada, U.S., New Zealand, coronavirus, impact

The wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand have all limited productions following some form of lockdown or movement control. According to Japan Lumber Journal, wood industries worldwide have experienced a set of common and unique challenges that arose from regulations imposed by their own governments and a general decline in …

Conifex Timber extends temporary production curtailment at Mackenzie sawmill in Canada

20-04-2020
Conifex Timber Inc., extension, temporary curtailment, Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada, sawmill

Conifex Timber Inc. announced that, in response to continued weakened global demand for forest products impacted by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, it is extending its temporary production curtailment at its Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada sawmill for two weeks to May 3, 2020. The curtailment is not expected to have any adverse consequence …

West Fraser to further reduce lumber production

07-04-2020
West Fraser, reduce, lumber production, lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, other residuals, United States, Canada

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, West Fraser is providing an update on production adjustments implemented to address changing operating, supply chain and market conditions. Effective April 6, West Fraser will further reduce its SPF production by 30 to 40 million board feet of production per week which represents between 45% and …

Sinclar Group curtails lumber production at three sawmills in British Columbia, Canada

07-04-2020
Sinclar Group, curtailment, lumber production, three sawmills, British Columbia, Canada

Global market conditions for lumber have changed rapidly as a result of a number of factors, not least of which is the Covid-19 situation. Sinclar Group Forest Products has therefore made the decision to curtail some of its operations. Effective Sunday, April 5th, 2020, all of Sinclar’s lumber manufacturing operations in British Columbia, …

Conifex Timber to temporarily curtail operations at Mackenzie sawmill for two weeks

06-04-2020
Conifex Timber, curtail production, Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada sawmill, temporary

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting global demand for forest products. In response, effective April 6, 2020, Conifex Timber Inc.  will temporarily curtail operations at its Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada sawmill for two weeks. The curtailment is not expected to have any adverse consequence on its bioenergy operations. Conifex and its …

Europe beats Canada to become China’s second largest softwood lumber supplier

06-02-2020
Woodstat, softwood lumber supply, Europe, Canada, Russia, China, trade, market share

Woodstat, a market analyst company, reports that China imported approximately 1.88 million m³ of softwood lumber in December 2019 (-5% compared to 2018), according to figures from the Chinese Customs. The import totalled 27.1 million m³ during 2019 (+11% compared to 2018). Since China began importing softwood lumber in smaller volumes …

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