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  • Panels
  • September 27, 2016 12:20

Weinig acquires 100% of GreCon

At its meeting of September 16 in Tauberbischofsheim, the supervisory board of Michael Weinig AG made a decision to acquire the outstanding shares in Weinig Grecon GmbH & Co. KG. The technology leader for machines and systems for solid wood processing had already acquired 60 percent of the company in 1998... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 27, 2016 09:47

The European office furniture market growing steady

The office furniture market in Europe recorded a positive growth for the second year in a row (+4.7% in 2015)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 27, 2016 09:37

Natuzzi receives FSC certification

Natuzzi S.p.A., the largest Italian furniture company, has been FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified by the Accredited Certification Body, Bureau Veritas.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 26, 2016 16:02

Tolko to close sawmill in BC

Tolko Industries announced on the 23rd of September that it will permanently close its Nicola Valley (Merritt, B.C.) operation on December 16th, 2016.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 26, 2016 14:54

Albania uses World Bank grant to boost investments in forestry

The Albanian ministry of agriculture, rural development and water administration will promote investments in forestry to reduce human-induced forest degradation and increase communities' income in targeted project areas... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • September 26, 2016 13:34

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 37, 2016

A more bullish tone to the framing lumber market was apparent in some species, but less so in others. Trading was most active in Southern Pine and Canadian S-P-F, especially Wednesday and Thursday as the futures board rallied to a premium to cash. In all markets, traders weighed myriad factors that could tip the balance one way or another... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 26, 2016 11:15

A new beginning for Indonesia’s tropical timber in Europe

The Indonesian government and European Commission (EC) have announced that the first FLEGT licenses will be issued in November 2016. After 13 years of effort to develop a framework to license the legality of all wood exported from Indonesia to the EU, this is a major achievement... [more...]

Pulp and Paper
  • Pulp and Paper
  • September 26, 2016 09:30

Changes in Stora Enso's group leadership team

Stora Enso’s current EVP Human Resources Lars Häggström has decided to leave the company. After heading Stora Enso’s Human Resources for six years, he will take up the position of Executive in Residence at the Swiss-based business school IMD... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 26, 2016 08:50

Välinge signs a supply agreement with Jiangsu Beier Decoration Material

Chinese laminate and vinyl flooring producer Jiangsu Beier Decoration Material (BBL) has signed a supply agreement with Välinge for Woodura and Nadura flooring products... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 23, 2016 15:01

High costs for American consumers due to SLA

The tariff barriers imposed on Canadian softwood lumber cost American consumers a fortune, all while enriching a limited group of producers, shows a Viewpoint published today by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), a Canadian public policy research center.... [more...]

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France: oak logs prices grew significantly in 2016

France: oak logs prices grew significantly in 2016

There's a risk that a new season of timber auctions(2016/2017) may be complicated for the oak based sawmills' owners. Moreover for the ones that cannot cope, at least partially, with the price increase on the raw material market, the first signs of which were observed during the first fall 2016 timber auctions... [ more...]

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