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J.D. Irving gets ready for $35 million sawmill expansion

J.D. Irving, sawmill expansion

J.D. Irving, one of biggest forest products companies in the US, is set to begin a US$35 million expansion at its New Brunswick sawmill next month, reported Woodworking Network. The expansion will see the addition of 14,000 square feet of operating space to the mill, as well as new spaces for the planer mill and value-added centre. During the …

Jartek launches new electro feeder

jartek, Finland, sawmilling technology, electro feeder

Finnish sawmilling technology company Jartek's product development team has finished testing a new type of feeder capable of significantly higher speeds than conventional feeders. The technology is based on servo motors to ensure extreme accuracy and custom steel holders that allow high speeds even for larger dimensions. The electro feeder was …

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

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 …

U.S. sawn tropical hardwood imports rise

U.S., sawn tropical wood, imports

U.S. imports of sawn tropical hardwood recovered somewhat in March, growing by 28% from February’s record low. The 12,950 cubic metres imported is more than one-third less than that of March 2019, reported ITTO. Through the first quarter of 2020, imports are down 42% year to date. Imports from Ecuador fell by 14% in March and are down 74% …

Södra’s 1Q net sales down 12%

Södra, Q1 2020, profits, sawn timber, Sweden

Despite dramatically changed conditions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, production rates at Södra’s facilities remained high and stable in the 1Q 2020. During the 1Q 2020, consolidated net sales amounted to SEK 5,576 million (US$574 million), down 12% year-on-year. Operating profit totalled SEK 227 million (US$23.4 million) and …

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