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U.S. import of tropical hardwood veneer, hardwood flooring and mouldings rose in March

21-05-2020
hardwood tropical veneer, hardwood flooring, moulding, U.S., imports, March 2020

A surge in imports from Italy helped U.S. imports of tropical hardwood veneer recover from a dismal February as March imports rose by 56%. Despite the gain, the month’s imports still lagged behind March 2019 import levels by over 30%, reported ITTO. Imports from Italy more than quadrupled in March and imports from Cote d’Ivoire more …

Editor’s pickDieffenbacher to build wooden panel plants for Ghamoud and Nile Wood in North Africa

09-03-2020
Dieffenbacher, wooden panel, new plants, Algeria, Ghamoud, Egypt Kuwait Holding subsidiary, Nile Wood, North Africa

  Dieffenbacher will be building wooden panel plants for Algerian company Ghamoud and Egypt-based Egypt Kuwait Holding subsidiary Nile Wood. Ghamoud ordered a complete particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher in October 2019. The project is being executed together with Dieffenbacher’s Chinese subsidiary Shanghai Wood-based Panel …

Editor’s pickMicrosoft’s upgraded Silicon Valley campus will be North American’s largest timber project

11-02-2020
Microsoft, CLT, timber project, largest, North America, Silicon Valley, Mountain View campus

At over 644,000 square feet, CLT’s potential as a building material for expansive horizontal structures will be demonstrated at the Microsoft Silicon Valley, as part of a larger renovation of the Moutain View campus. WRNS Studio from San Francisco will be designing North America’s largest CLT building in floor area. The building …

U.S. wood moulding and millwork producers file anti-dumping petitions against China and Brazil

10-01-2020
millwork, wood moulding, producers, anti-dumping, petitions, China, Brazil, Coalition of American Millwork Producers

The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed antidumping (AD) petitions on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil and China and a countervailing duty (CVD) petition on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from China. "Producers from China and Brazil have captured a large and growing portion of the wood …

Editor’s pickPYTHA 3D-CAD collaborates with Indonesia’s top woodworking school

07-01-2020
PYTHA 3D-CAD, software, MOU, Akademi Teknik Pika, ATPIKA, education collaboration, CAD

PYTHA 3D-CAD signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) of Education Collaboration with Indonesian’s most prominent woodworking school Akademi Teknik Pika (ATPIKA) for the integration of the software into the school’s curriculum. This collaboration will benefit woodworking students by equipping them with modern, efficient and relevant …

Closer trade ties between India and Thailand’s wood industry with signing of MOU

15-10-2019
Thailand, India, MOU, signing, rubberwood, Thai Hevea Wood Association, Association of Furniture Manufacturers & Traders (India)

Despite the poor prospects for exports, Thailand remains hopeful that exports to India will grow by 8 per cent this year, reported Bangkok Post. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, led a Thai delegation to Mumbai and Chennai from 24 to 28 September said Thai products remain promising in India for food, cosmetics, furniture and decorative …

Sarawak government to sign MoU with Edge Global Norway

22-03-2019
MoU, Sarawak, Norway

The decision by the Sarawak government to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Edge Global Norway As. has caught everyone’s as well as the media's attention. Under the terms of the MoU, the parties will undertake ecosystem mapping, baseline emission studies, carbon stock assessments and soil condition analysis in order to determine …

U.S. Lumber to acquire Alexandria Moulding

30-08-2018
U.S. Lumber, Alexandria Moulding, to acquire

U.S. Lumber Group, LLC and Alexandria Moulding recently that they have signed an agreement under which U.S. Lumber will acquire Alexandria Moulding. U.S. Lumber, based in Atlanta, United States (U.S.), is a leading two‐step distributor of specialty building products in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. Alexandria Moulding, headquartered in …

Brazil hardwood mouldings loses market share to China

14-09-2017
China, USA, hardwood mouldings, exports

Shipments of Chinese mouldings to US were worth US$6.2 Mn, up 27 per cent year-to-date from June last year, while imports from most countries declined in June with the largest drop in imports from Brazil. Brazil’s shipments fell one-third to US$2.4 million. Imports from Malaysia fell to just over US$0.5 Mn in June. Imports from China …

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