Canfor’s Vida Group Buys Sweden Mills

Canfor’s Vida Group Buys Sweden Mills

Canfor Corp. executives announced in mid June that Canfor’s 70%-owned subsidiary, Vida Group, has entered into an agreement to purchase three sawmills located in Sweden from Bergs Timber for $43 million (Can.), plus working capital. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020.

The mills, in Vimmerby, Mörlunda and Orrefors, Sweden, add approximately 215MMBF to Vida’s annual capacity. According to a company release, after the acquisition, Sweden will represent 22% of Canfor’s global operating platforms, plus 43% in British Columbia, 31% in the Southern U.S. and 4% in Alberta.

The release added that following downtime related to the coronavirus pandemic, Vida is now operating at full capacity, and Canfor’s North America sawmills are operating at almost full capacity as of June 18, 2020.

 

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Canfor’s Vida Group Buys Sweden Mills

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Indonesia To Keep Export License System

Indonesia To Keep Export License System

Backing off an earlier announcement that Indonesian wood products exporters would no longer need to obtain a license showing the wood’s origin and legality, Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade recently reversed itself after an outcry from wood products brokers. Called “v-legal” (verified legal), the license system was developed years ago after Indonesian log exports came under fire for illegal and unsustainable logging practices. Companies across Indonesia objected to the original announcement in February, claiming it would irrevocably harm exports, lock Indonesian products out of the lucrative EU market and hurt the reputation of Indonesian producers who have worked to improve forestry practices. Under a 2013 agreement, all timber products shipped from Indonesia to the EU must have the v-legal license. Trade groups in the U.S.and Australia had also questioned the announcement. Backers claimed the v-legal process is too expensive, but others noted the move would hamper furniture exports that grew by almost 15% from 2018-19.

 

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Canfor’s Vida Group Buys Sweden Mills

Canfor Corp. executives announced in mid June that Canfor’s 70%-owned subsidiary, Vida Group, has entered into an agreement to purchase three sawmills located in Sweden from Bergs Timber for $43 million (Can.), plus working capital…

Indonesia To Keep Export License System

Backing off an earlier announcement that Indonesian wood products exporters would no longer need to obtain a license showing the wood’s origin and legality, Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade recently reversed itself after an outcry…

Next Xylexpo To Be Held In 2022

The Board of Cepra-Centro promozionale Acimall, orgaziners of Xylexpo, speaking through its president Lorenzo Primultini, officially canceled the 2020 show on July 6, 2020. Initially scheduled for late May in Milan, Italy, Xylexpo was first…

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Next Xylexpo To Be Held In 2022

Next Xylexpo to be held in 2022

The Board of Cepra-Centro promozionale Acimall, orgaziners of Xylexpo, speaking through its president Lorenzo Primultini, officially canceled the 2020 show on July 6, 2020.

Initially scheduled for late May in Milan, Italy, Xylexpo was first postponed to November 2020, but organizers do not see a way conditions will be favorable at that time for a large-scale event with visitors from around the world. Primultini’s letter says, “With its global scope and more than one out of three exhibitors and visitors coming from abroad, Xylexpo has an international soul and vocation that would be seriously jeopardized by sanitary and economic conditions that are still unsolved in many world regions.”

With a postponement to 2022, organizers are already working to design an Xylexpo event that takes into account new ideas and recent changes to create a new and more modern “digital oriented” showcase, deploying a strategy that will be supported with proposals and initiatives in the coming months.

 

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Canfor’s Vida Group Buys Sweden Mills

Canfor Corp. executives announced in mid June that Canfor’s 70%-owned subsidiary, Vida Group, has entered into an agreement to purchase three sawmills located in Sweden from Bergs Timber for $43 million (Can.), plus working capital…

Indonesia To Keep Export License System

Backing off an earlier announcement that Indonesian wood products exporters would no longer need to obtain a license showing the wood’s origin and legality, Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade recently reversed itself after an outcry…

Next Xylexpo To Be Held In 2022

The Board of Cepra-Centro promozionale Acimall, orgaziners of Xylexpo, speaking through its president Lorenzo Primultini, officially canceled the 2020 show on July 6, 2020. Initially scheduled for late May in Milan, Italy, Xylexpo was first…

Oregon Salamander Lives With Logging

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Oregon Salamander Lives With Logging

Oregon Salamander Lives With Logging

Following a seven-year study of 88 timber tracts across Oregon’s western Cascade Range, researchers have concluded no “discernable difference” in populations and occupancy of a rare salamander on recently harvested stands compared to stands older than 50 years. The project, which ran from 2013-2019, was a collaboration of Oregon State University, Weyerhaeuser, Port Blakely Tree Farms, Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon Dept. of Forestry, and the findings were published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management.

Found only on the west slope of the Cascade Range, the Oregon slender salamander is considered “sensitive” by state wildlife officials, and other groups have petitioned for its listing under the Endangered Species Act. It lives primarily underground or burrowed into decaying woody material and is found on both older age class tracts and timber plantations. Researchers did note that a more commonly found salamander was negatively affected by timber harvest, and recommended that landowners leave more moisture-holding wood on the ground after logging to provide habitat for both species.

 

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Indonesia To Keep Export License System

Backing off an earlier announcement that Indonesian wood products exporters would no longer need to obtain a license showing the wood’s origin and legality, Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade recently reversed itself after an outcry…

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APA Names New Director Of Quality Services

APA Names New Director Of Quality Services

 

Charles Hartke has joined APA—The Engineered Wood Assn. as director of the Quality Services Division. Hartke will oversee APA’s accredited certification programs, auditing and inspection of member products, and the staff who convey standards requirements to manufacturers. He will replace Steve Zylkowski, who is retiring after 37 years of service to the association.

Hartke has extensive experience in the certification arena, having held similar roles at SGS, a global testing, inspection and certification company; AI-ANSECO, an international consumer product testing company; and Bureau Veritas, a global testing, inspection and certification company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Canisius College and a master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is certified by ASQ as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.

 

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Indonesia To Keep Export License System

Backing off an earlier announcement that Indonesian wood products exporters would no longer need to obtain a license showing the wood’s origin and legality, Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade recently reversed itself after an outcry…

Next Xylexpo To Be Held In 2022

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Andy O’Hare Named New CPA President

Andy O’Hare Named New CPA President 

 

The Composite Panel Assn. (CPA) has announced the hiring of Andy O’Hare as the new President beginning August 3, 2020. Andy has over 25 years of diverse association management experience and comes to CPA from The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). At TFI, he was the Vice President of Public Policy leading advocacy efforts resulting in a number of significant advancements for the industry. Prior to TFI, he was the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Portland Cement Assn., where during his long tenure, he created and implemented a series of successful strategic plans with a key focus on specific public policy outcomes. His lobbying efforts at both the federal and state level covered a wide range of issues, including environmental, health and safety, climate change and transportation matters. He began his association management career with the American Petroleum Institute.

“I am very excited to be taking on this new role and welcome the opportunity to represent the composite panel industry. I look forward to continuing to build upon CPA’s impressive reputation within the industry and the North American regulatory community and to support the membership and its valuable initiatives,” O’Hare comments.

O’Hare has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a Master of Science degree in geology, both from the University of Kentucky. He is a certified association executive and a certified professional geologist.

 

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Indonesia To Keep Export License System

Backing off an earlier announcement that Indonesian wood products exporters would no longer need to obtain a license showing the wood’s origin and legality, Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade recently reversed itself after an outcry…

Next Xylexpo To Be Held In 2022

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