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Timberlink to build CLT and GLT manufacturing facility in South Australia or Victoria

26-02-2020
Timberlink, new, manufacturing, facility, CLT, gluam, GLT, plantation, structural pine products, South Australia, Victoria

The Timberlink Australia Board has approved plans to enter the growing mass timber market, with the building of a state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) & Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing facility. The significant investment will see the construction of Australia’s second major softwood CLT plant and first combined CLT …

New Forests to acquire Tasmanian plantations from Norske Skog

11-02-2020
Australia, New Forests, Tasmania, Norske Skog, timber, forestry, plantation, pine, sustainability

Australia-based international forestry investor New Forests has agreed to purchase the Tasmanian plantations of a local subsidiary of Norwegian pulp and paper company Norske Skog. The purchase includes a net plantation area of more than 18,000 hectares of radiata pine in the south of Tasmania and an agreement for timber sales to the Boyer Mill, …

NZ sawmills closures amid log shortage and inflated log prices caused by overseas subsidies

04-02-2020
New Zealand, overseas subsidies, softwood, pine, sawmill closures, inflated prices

Sawmills in New Zealand find it hard to stay profitable when overseas competitors can benefit from subsidies, Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA), New Zealand’s main timber industry organisation says. The problem is so bad that one day all timber used in New Zealand may have to be imported instead, despite having around two …

Texas-based Companies Jointly Celebrate First Shipment of Lumber

09-01-2020
Angelina Forest Products, sawmill, McCoy's Building Supply, southern yellow pine, Texas, U.S.

Two privately held Texas-based companies, Angelina Forest Products (AFP)and McCoy’s Building Supply, celebrate the initial production of southern yellow pine dimension lumber from AFP’s new Angelina County, Texas sawmill. Angelina Forest Products state-of-the-art greenfield sawmill began construction in the fall of 2018. The new …

Structurlam to expand its operations into the U.S. with plant in Conway, Arkansas

11-12-2019
Structurlam, expansino, new plant, mass timber, Walmark, Southern Pine, Canadian-based, Conway, Arkansas

Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, will expand its operations with a plant in Conway, Arkansas. It is set to open in mid-2021. The Canadian-based company, in which Walmart has made an investment, will spend $90 million to purchase, retrofit and equip a former steel plant and create 130 new …

IKEA buys extensive amount of forestland in the U.S.

27-11-2019
IKEA, Ingka Group, forest land, Piney Woods, Southeast Oklahoma, sustainability, environment, climate positive

With two recent land acquisitions, including one in East Texas’ Piney Woods, IKEA’s parent company has almost doubled its U.S. forestland portfolio, reported The Dallas Morning News. The most recent purchase of 42,000 acres included the Piney Woods land, following a separate deal for 18,000 acres of forest in Southeast Oklahoma. The …

Georgia-Pacific opens $135 million state-of-the-art lumber facility in Georgia

12-11-2019
Georgia-Pacific, lumber facility, Warren Country, Georgia, lumber production, pine logs,

Georgia-Pacific opens its newest lumber facility with an onsite dedication in Warren County, Georgia. The $135 million, 340,000-square-foot technologically advanced lumber production plants its flag on the same site as an existing lumber mill. The new facility currently adds more than 80 workers to the existing workforce, employing a total of 179 …

The Philippines’ wood industry can become leading wood supplier with more investments in tree plantations

24-10-2019
The Philippines, wood industry, investment, Philippine Wood Producers Association, PFPA, Philippine Wood Expo 2019, Pasay City

The Philippines could be a leading supplier of wood if the industry were opened up to investment in tree farming as an alternative to cutting down standing forests, the Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) said. “One million hectares can produce something like 300 million cubic metres of wood, so we can be a global superpower in …