News archive

Tag: lumber

Log costs, wildfires cited in decision to close B.C. sawmill

13-05-2019
sawmill, Canada, lumber

The mayor of Quesnel says the closure of a sawmill in his community is a necessary if difficult step toward keeping British Columbia's forestry industry alive. Bob Simpson said lumber processing capacity in the province's Interior has outstripped a supply ravaged by pine beetles, wildfires and overharvesting. "Mills have to close, the total …

Premier Hardwood Flooring and Kennebec Lumber Company Announce New Joint Venture

30-04-2019
joint venture, Premier Hardwood Flooring, Kennebec Lumber Company

Premier Hardwood Flooring and Kennebec Lumber Company have announced a new joint venture. The collaborative effort will construct a state-of-the-art finish and effect line. The joint venture will operate under the name WW Hardwood Flooring Group out of Syracuse, New York. Operations are expected to begin July 2019. Both organisations are …

Canfor Temporarily Curtailing Production Capacity in BC

25-04-2019
lumber

Canfor Corporation has announced that it will be temporarily curtailing operations at all British Columbia dimension mills effective 29 April, due to low lumber prices and the high cost of fibre. The curtailment will reduce Canfor’s production output by approximately 100 million board feet. Canfor has 13 sawmills in Canada, with total …

Japan’s wooden door imports rose 10 per cent in January

26-03-2019
Japan, lumber

A report published by Japan Lumber Reports (JLR) has observed an increase in the value of the country’s January imports of wooden doors as compared to December 2018, with a 10 per cent increase recorded. Four supply countries accounted for approximately 90 per cent of all Japan’s wooden door imports: China (60 per cent), the …

Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

20-03-2019
#softwood #lumbertrade #marketreport

US lumber prices took a roller coaster ride and China’s wood demand slowed in the 2H/18, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Global Softwood Lumber Trade In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year-over-year. The four largest importing countries, the US (-18%), China (-5%), the …

Interfor to reduce production due to falling lumber prices and rising log costs

23-10-2018
Interfor, reduce production, falling lumber prices, rising log costs

Interfor Corporation recently announced plans to temporarily reduce production across its operating platform in the BC Interior in 2018’s fourth quarter due to a combination of declining lumber prices and escalating log costs. The curtailment is expected to reduce production in the region by approximately 20 per cent during the quarter and …

New Sterling Lumber facility announced in Lufkin

05-10-2018
Sterling Lumber, facility, new, Lufkin, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott recently announced that Sterling Lumber Company, LLC, will be opening a new TerraLam® Cross-Laminated Timber mat manufacturing facility in Lufkin. Sterling is a vertically integrated manufacturer that delivers high-performance ground protection mats and more than 300 industrial products worldwide. The new facility in …