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U.S. hardwood industry disintegrates from trade war with China

18-10-2019
trade, USA, China, hardwood

Industry representatives said that a possible trade deal with China announced last week might not be broad enough to save U.S. hardwood timber companies from layoffs, cutbacks and closings, reported United Press International (UPI). Chinese tariffs slapped on exports of red oak, walnut and other hardwoods have cut almost 50 per cent of …

OSU celebrates opening of mass timber research lab

16-10-2019
OSU, USA, mass timber, research

A new facility dedicated to researching and testing mass timber in commercial buildings is now open at Oregon State University (OSU). OSU celebrated the grand opening of the A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory on Oct. 10 at the main campus in Corvallis. The 17,500-square-foot lab is part of the College of Forestry's new Oregon …

Claymark to sell to NZ Future Forests Products

06-09-2019
Claymark, New Zealand, USA, timber, acquisition

NZ Future Forests Products Ltd (NZFFP) has entered an agreement to acquire the Claymark Group including all the operations in New Zealand and the United States. The company says that this transaction is the start of a new and exciting chapter for Claymark. Mark Clayton has led Claymark for 30 years and transformed the company into a global leader …

Trump pushes to allow new logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

28-08-2019
USA, timber, forestry

President Trump has instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to exempt Alaska’s 16.7-million-acre Tongass National Forest from logging restrictions imposed nearly 20 years ago, according to three people briefed on the issue, after privately discussing the matter with the state’s governor aboard Air Force One. The move would …

Ontario Investing Almost $5 Million in Mass Timber Innovation

24-07-2019
Ontario, USA, timber

The Ontario government is opening the forest industry to jobs and promoting the use of sustainable renewable resources by investing in the province's first cross laminated timber plant. John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, has announced an investment of almost $5 million in Element5's new facility, which will create over 60 …

US-China trade war impacts forest products

05-07-2019
USA, China, trade

The trade war between the US and China has impacted US exporters of forest products to China. China’s economy slowed during 2018 and early 2019, causing the total value of imported wood pulp, lumber and logs to decline by just over 10 per cent from the first four months of 2018 to the same period in 2019. Simultaneously, forest product …

DOMOTEX USA celebrates successful first edition in Atlanta

25-03-2019
DOMOTEX USA

After three days of state-of-the-art flooring displays from around the world and lively industry discussions on and off the show floor, the inaugural DOMOTEX USA launched from 28 February to 2 March. In total, 282 exhibitors from 25 countries showcased their latest products across 89,400 square feet of exhibition space in Atlanta to kick off the …

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