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Katerra plans to open a new mass timber facility in Spokane Valley, Washington 17 October, 2017
California-based Katerra plans to open a new factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, where it will produce mass timber products including cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam.
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Sonae Indústria's turnover up 1% to €121.8m in H1, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Wood based panel producer Sonae Indústria which operates 21 production plants located in six countries in three continents, reports unaudited сonsolidated results for the H1, 2017 reaching €121.8m, an improvement of 1% compared to H1, 2016 (€1.2m) benefiting from the appreciation of the Canadian dollar versus the Euro.
Surteco’s digital printing project receives €1.8m government grant
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 A project by Surteco Décor GmbH involving an innovative digital printing system for decorative surface coatings has received a €1.8m grant from the environmental innovation program.
Log imports to China up, plywood exports to US down
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Log imports to China in H1, 2017 reached 26 million m3, an increase of 8.3% in volume and 14% in value. New Zealand and Russia were the main sources of logs.
Proprietary Danzer vertical slicer continues into next generation with extensive upgrade
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 The Danzer Vertical Slicer, VS4000, developed by Danzer more than 15 years ago is to undergo an extensive upgrade. Controls and user interfaces will be updated. The proprietary veneer slicer is used in all Danzer veneer plants worldwide for slicing both veneer in standard thicknesses of 0.5mm as well as deck layers of 3.5mm thickness.
Kelly Shotbolt receives 2017 Brock R Landry Industry Leadership Award
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Kelly Shotbolt, president of Arauco-North America, is the first recipient of the Brock R Landry Leadership Award created to recognise CPA counsel Brock R Landry upon his retirement after more than 40 years of significant contributions to the North American composite panel industry.
Sunds Fibertech looks to strengthen its position and recruits experienced leaders
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Sunds Fibertech AB, Sweden, is strengthening its market position as a supplier of services and machinery for the global fibreboard industry by focusing on customer support and improving mill output.
Dieffenbacher receives new Chinese orders from Wanhua and Guangxi Hengxian Xin Weilin
Thursday, September 14, 2017 The Chinese Wanhua Industrial Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers of MDI resin which is used in the production of MDF, particleboard and OSB.
Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces to acquire KML
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces is to acquire KML, the Tacoma-based manufacturer of decorative surfaces and panels.
Metsä Wood starts construction of birch plywood mill in Estonia
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 The foundation stone of Metsä Wood’s new birch plywood mill has been laid in Pärnu, Estonia.
Second MDF plant in Vietnam for VRG Dongwha
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 VRG Dongwha has celebrated the official opening of its second MDF factory in Vietnam.

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