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Norbord achieves Structural Timber Assure Gold status 13 March, 2018
Norbord’s position in the timber frame industry, as the manufacturer of SterlingOSB, has been acknowledged by reaching the Structural Timber Association’s (STA) Assure Gold status.
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Forest industries welcome mill investment in Tasmania’s north
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 The Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) and the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) have welcomed a A$190m investment in what will be Australia’s largest plantation hardwood mill and timber product manufacturing facility. The facility is to be located in Tasmania’s north-west.
Roseburg to acquire Pembroke MDF in Ontario
Monday, March 12, 2018 Oregon-based Roseburg Forest Products recently reached an agreement in principle with Pembroke MDF, Inc to purchase Pembroke’s MDF and molding production facilities located in northeastern Ontario, Canada.
Sveza completes the acquisition of the Tyumen Plywood Mill in Russia
Monday, March 12, 2018 The Russian Sveza Group has completed the acquisition of the Tyumen Plywood Mill group. The deal was approved by the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS).
Juken cuts production of plywood and laminated timber
Monday, March 12, 2018 Japanese-owned wood products company Juken has confirmed it will axe up to 100 jobs at its Matawhero plant near Gisborne, New Zealand.
China particleboard industry is developing fast
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 According to statistics from the China National Forest Products Industry Association, China completed six new particleboard production lines in 2016, adding new production capacity of 715,000m3 annually.
North American January panel shipments ahead of 2017
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 North American shipments of particleboard and MDF started the year up 5.3% to 488 million ft2 (3/4in basis) compared to 463 million ft2 in January 2017, according to the Composite Panel Association’s monthly Industry Snapshot Report.
Steinemann Technology expands headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 As the composite panel market in North America continues to grow Steinemann has taken the opportunity to expand its US headquarters and warehouse to continue to support its customers in all areas of their sanding requirements.
Setra invests in CLT factory in Långshyttan
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 One of Sweden’s largest wood products companies, Setra, is investing in a new factory for cross laminated timber (CLT) in Långshyttan.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics committee confirms 87% rainforest wood use
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 The Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee has confirmed that 87% of the plywood panels used to build its new national stadium come from southeast Asian rainforests.
Roseburg and PanelArtz bring decorative composite panels to North America
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Roseburg Forest Products, headquartered in Springfield, Oregan, and PanelArtz Inc, located in Kent, Washington, have announced a partnership to bring European decorative panel technology to the North American market.

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