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Sinclar Group curtails lumber production at three sawmills in British Columbia, Canada

Sinclar Group, curtailment, lumber production, three sawmills, British Columbia, Canada

Global market conditions for lumber have changed rapidly as a result of a number of factors, not least of which is the Covid-19 situation. Sinclar Group Forest Products has therefore made the decision to curtail some of its operations. Effective Sunday, April 5th, 2020, all of Sinclar’s lumber manufacturing operations in British Columbia, …

Conifex Timber to sell U.S. sawmill business

Conifex Timber, U.S., sawmill business, El Dorado, Cross City, Glenwood, sawmills, lumber manufacturing

Conifex Timber Inc announced on 24 December that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with an affiliate of Resolute Forest Products Inc. for the sale by Conifex of its U.S. sawmill business, consisting of its El Dorado, Cross City and Glenwood sawmills and related operations. The purchase price, payable in cash, is US$163 million plus …

Nordic sawmill curtailments continue

Nordic sawmills, curtailment, lower prices, oversupply, spruce beetle infestation, Berg Timber, Stora Enso, Moelven, Setra, SCA

Nordic sawmillers have reported weaker results and curtailment of production to manage lower prices, oversupply and weakening demand amid a background of uncertain global economic conditions, reported Timber Trades Journal Online. Spruce beetle infestation is also resulting in large amounts of material flooding the market. During the autumn and …

Multi-unit starts to continue dominating building trend in the U.S.

U.S., housing, wood, timber, demand, supply, multi-unit, multi-family, single-family, housing market, North America, sawmills, wood products, Canadian, British Columbia, wood prices

Multi-unit starts continue to dominate, by a much higher ratio than previously expected, reported Madison’s Lumber Reporter. For several years since the U.S. housing recovery in 2006, economists believed that the ratio of single-family starts would eventually recover to previous levels but the belief has yet to materialise. Instead, there …

Canfor Announces Additional Capacity Reductions in BC

Canfor, Sawmills

Vancouver, BC, Canada – Today Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced further capacity reductions at two of its British Columbia sawmills with an indefinite curtailment at its Mackenzie sawmill and the permanent elimination of one shift at its Isle Pierre sawmill. The indefinite curtailment at Mackenzie, which is effective immediately, is …

Valutec launches Valmatics 4.0 control system for sawmills

Valutec, sawmills

Valutec has launched the Valmatics 4.0 control system, which will enable sawmills to automate and optimise drying in all types of lumber kilns. The high quality of the process is ensured by simulators programmed with data from hundreds of thousands of measurements, to enable the calculation of drying processes with accuracy from beginning to …

Editor’s pickWood-Mizer releases two new affordable and durable sawmills

Wood-mizer, sawmills, LT15 Power, LT15 Start, low-investment requirement, Asian sawmillers

Wood-Mizer has released two new sawmills in their popular LT15 series. The LT15 POWER and LT15 START are now available to meet low-investment requirements from Asian sawmillers who want to boost yields, lower costs, and have dependable and durable sawmill machinery. LT15 POWER – Simple, affordable, and sturdy The LT15 POWER (Photo …

Finnish roundwood consumption up 4% in 2016

Luke, forest chips, forestry, Finnish, sawmills

Finland consumed 67.4 million cubic metres of roundwood in 2016, up four per cent compared to a year earlier and seven per cent above the average over the previous five-year period. Consumption of forestry by-products such as sawmill chips and dust amounted to 9.3 million cubic metres, according to the Natural Resources Institute Finland …

Finnish sawmills excel in the Middle East

Middle East, MENA, Finnish sawmills

According to Woodstat, the import of softwood lumber in the Middle East from the main European exporters and North America was 2.62 million m³ (-14% compared to 2015) during January-August. The import from Russia during the same period was 646,000 m³ (-17%), Romania 510,000 m³ (-27%), Germany 413,000 m³ (-10%), Finland 335,000 …

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