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Japan’s imports of plywood decreased by 12% 17 May, 2016
Japan’s February 2016 imports of plywood fell back after the sharp rise reported in January. Year-on-year February 2016 plywood imports were down 12%, and February imports were down 15% from levels the previous month, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization.
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LP Q1 sales up 7% to US$505m
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 For Q1, 2016, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) reported net income of US$10m, as compared to a net loss of US$35m for the Q1, 2015.
Nova Wood Lamination acquired by Columbia Forest Products
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Columbia Forest Products has purchased the shares of Nova Wood Lamination Inc in Kitchener, Ontario from its founding owners, Frank and Donna Decicco.
OSB price growth boosts Norbord Q1 results
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Panel producer Norbord has reported adjusted EBITDA of US$61m for Q1, 2016 which is US$45m higher than the same period last year.
Harry Earl Memorial Scholarship
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Two awards, each worth £500 is available to support career development within the wood based panel sector.
2015 APA Safety and Health Award winners announced
Thursday, May 12, 2016 APA – The Engineered Wood Association recently announced the winners of its 2015 Safety and Health Awards, a programme that encourages and recognises safety and operational excellence in the North American structural panel and engineered wood industry.
Chinese log imports trend upward
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Softwood log imports to China picked up in March to the highest level in 12 months. The total import volume for Q1, 2016 was just over seven million m3, which was about 2% higher than in the Q1, 2015, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
Norbord leads the way on commitment to apprentices
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Norbord, the UK’s leading producer of engineered wood products, welcomed David Stewart, Labour list MSP for Highlands and Islands, to meet with apprentices at its Morayhill plant.
Environmental Product Declarations for Medite MDF products
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Medite Smartply now has Environmental Product Declarations available for its range of Medite MDF products.
Latest statistics for Chinese wood flooring industry
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 According to statistics from China National Forest Products Industry Association, China's flooring production volume was 384.2 million m2 in 2015, a drop of 2.2% from 2014.
Norbord fire contained at Alberta OSB mill
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Norbord Inc reports that a fire the company experienced at its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta the afternoon of May 4, has been contained by fire crews.

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