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The largest particleboard plant in North America takes shape 16 March, 2017
Close to the famous Great Lakes and the border between the US and Canada, Chile-based Arauco is investing in the construction of a particleboard plant with a planned capacity of 800,000m³/year in Grayling, Michigan.
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Weyerhaeuser orders multi-daylight press from Siempelkamp
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Weyerhaeuser, the North American manufacturer of wood based panels, has recently signed a contract for a multi-daylight press for OSB production from Siempelkamp.
Pfleiderer appoints Thomas Schäbinger as president and CEO
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Pfleiderer Group SA, a leading European manufacturer of wood based products, has appointed Thomas Schäbinger as president and CEO.
UK timber and panel imports at highest level for nine years
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 UK imports of timber and panel products are at their highest level for nine years the UK Timber Trade Federation monthly statistics show.
Not all forms of biomass are environmentally positive
Thursday, March 02, 2017 Biomass is not always the environmentally positive energy solution that it is claimed to be and subsidies are distorting the market, is the unequivocal message from leading UK producer of engineered wood panels, Norbord.
Shipments start off ahead of 2016
Thursday, March 02, 2017 North American shipments of particleboard and MDF started the year up 3.7% to 464 million ft2 (3/4in basis) compared to 447 million ft2 in January 2016 according to an Industry Snapshot Report from the Composite Panels Association (CPA).
Metsa Wood signs letter of intent for maintenance partnership
Thursday, March 02, 2017 Metsä Wood has signed a letter of intent for maintenance partnership with Quant, global leader in industrial maintenance.
West Fraser reports Q4 earnings of C$79m
Thursday, March 02, 2017 Diversified wood products company West Fraser, with facilities in western Canada and the southern US, reports earnings of C$79m, on sales of C$1,107m in Q4, 2016 and earnings of C$326m, on sales of C$4,450m for 2016.
FSC disassociates from European sawmilling giant
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group.
Italian orders for Q4, 2016 feed optimism for 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Figures for Q4, 2016 from the studies office of Acimall, the association of Italian manufacturers of woodworking machinery, show further growth of orders by 13.6% compared to Q4, 2015.
Wemhöner to invest €12m in Herford location
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 German company Wemhöner will be investing €12m at its Herford location as a result of a satisfactory business development in the past financial year 2016,

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