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Huber Engineered Woods joins American Wood Council

Huber Engineered Woods is the latest company to join the American Wood Council (AWC).    "Huber is a key industry company with great people and facilities, and we are excited to...

UN FAO: World’s forest areas down, deforestation halved

The world's forested areas have decreased but rate of net forest loss has been cut by 50%, according to the UN FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015. The biggest loss...

MTCC: Johor state Forest Management Certificate suspended

The Certificate for Forest Management issued to the Johor State Forest Management Unit (FMU) (SGS-MTCS/FM-0102) against the requirements of MC&I(Natural Forest) has been suspended with effect from 1 January 2016 until futher notice.  All logs...

World record timber tower to go up in Canada

Hybrid mass timber and concrete core structureSoutheast view of Brock Commons, University of British ColumbiaThe world's tallest mass timber building will soon begin construction at the University of British Columbia Point Grey...

TPP deal spells opportunities for the US lumber trade

The Trans Pacific Pact is expected to bring significant benefits for the U.S. forest products sector, with tariffs as high as 40% in Malaysia and 31% in Vietnam eliminated. TPP countries...

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016: Expect success

Three months before its launch, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016 (22-24 March) has already shown signs of a resounding success, said organiser Deutsche Messe.  “There is every indication that the 18th DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR...

The Bullitt Center: US softwoods adds life to interior

The award-winning Bullitt Center in Seattle features warm softwood interiors made up of glulam Doug Fir columns and beams. The six-storey office building is commonly regarded as ‘the greenest office building in...

China: Wood imports prices decline

China’s log imports fell 14% to 34.21 million cubic metres while sawnwood imports rose 4% to 19.9 million cubic metres in the first three quarters of 2015, according to China Customs. Plywood imports dropped...

US hardwood lumber exports to MENA up 18%

US hardwood lumber exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) totaled $66.25 million in the first three quarters of 2015, up 18% over the same period last year.  The...

Sumitomo buys Nelson forests for $370m

Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo has acquired 30,000 hectares of Nelson region pine forests from Hancock Forest Management in New Zealand in a $370 million deal, giving its Richmond timber processing plants...