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Remodelers Report Material Shortages

Though markets have cooled a bit going into the fourth quarter 2020, remodelers reported extensive materials shortages during third quarter 2020, according to a…

Ligna Changes 2021 Show Dates

Organziers of the Ligna show—Deutsche Messe and VDMA—announced that the large woodworking machinery event next year is rescheduled from May to September 27 to October 1, 2021. The announcement comes in view of ongoing developments and…

Survey Cites Biggest Wood Flooring Threats

A wide ranging survey recently undertaken by the National Wood Flooring Assn. looked at the impact of the viral pandemic on the flooring industry and the…

Egger Starts Up In North Carolina

Egger completed its first raw particleboard production line at its new manufacturing facility in Lexington, NC. Employees watched as the first panel underwent the final stages of production, transforming raw wood chips into a finished…

Kerwood Joins Hansen-Rice

Hansen-Rice, Inc. (HRI) announced that Terry Kerwood and Matt Peerboom have joined their heavy industrial team as a business manager and director, respectively. Kerwood’s role is owner/ client advocate and liaison. As director, Peerboom…

Boise Cascade Operation At Elgin Is Up In Air

Boise Cascade has issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice to its employees at its operations in Elgin, Ore. “We issued the notice in order to ensure that all employees are aware it is…

Westmill Industries Moves Headquarters

Westmill Industries has moved headquarters to a new, larger facility located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Can. With more than five times more office, warehouse and shop space, and more than 10 times more yard and covered…

CalPlant Gears Up For First Board

CalPlant I, the new rice straw-based MDF plant in Willows, Calif., is starting up and commissioning all areas of the mill. This includes the straw preparation…

Single-Family Housing Starts Rise Again

U.S. housing starts reached a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.415 million in September, a 1.9% increase above August and an 11.1% increase over September 2019….

Veneer Research Part Of Latest FS Grant Program

Veneer Research Part Of Latest FS Grant Program The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is supporting the development and expansion of forest markets by recently awarding eight grants...

Remodelers Report Material Shortages

Though markets have cooled a bit going into the fourth quarter 2020, remodelers reported extensive materials shortages during third quarter 2020, according to a…

Ligna Changes 2021 Show Dates

Organziers of the Ligna show—Deutsche Messe and VDMA—announced that the large woodworking machinery event next year is rescheduled from May to September 27 to October 1, 2021. The announcement comes in view of ongoing developments and…

Survey Cites Biggest Wood Flooring Threats

A wide ranging survey recently undertaken by the National Wood Flooring Assn. looked at the impact of the viral pandemic on the flooring industry and the…

Egger Starts Up In North Carolina

Egger completed its first raw particleboard production line at its new manufacturing facility in Lexington, NC. Employees watched as the first panel underwent the final stages of production, transforming raw wood chips into a finished…

Boise Cascade Operation At Elgin Is Up In Air

Boise Cascade has issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice to its employees at its operations in Elgin, Ore. “We issued the notice in order to ensure that all employees are aware it is…

Westmill Industries Moves Headquarters

Westmill Industries has moved headquarters to a new, larger facility located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Can. With more than five times more office, warehouse and shop space, and more than 10 times more yard and covered…

Kerwood Joins Hansen-Rice

Hansen-Rice, Inc. (HRI) announced that Terry Kerwood and Matt Peerboom have joined their heavy industrial team as a business manager and director, respectively. Kerwood’s role is owner/ client advocate and liaison. As director, Peerboom…

Con-Vey Appoints New Panel Products Manager

Con-Vey named Brent Hensley as Product Manager for Panel Products. This new designation is essential to supporting increased initiatives and continued growth for Con-Vey’s panel product segments, including OSB, plywood, LVL, OSL, fiber…

TSI Offers Dryer Replacement Plan

For many years TSI has been steadily upgrading its clients’ dryer fleets with new drums and other improvements, like flat-back elbows. The requirement is usually to fit a new drum into the same space as the existing drum and to improve both quality…

Arauco Closing Eugene MDF

ARAUCO announced it is closing its medium density fiberboard (MDF) production facility in Eugene, Ore. as of May 1. ARAUCO states it will continue to support customers from its other facilities, and that the decision was based on an assessment over…

Roseburg Gets Chester Rolling

Roseburg Forest Products held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 28 to celebrate the grand opening of its newly constructed engineered wood products plant in Chester, SC. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster participated in the event along with…

Certification Comes Under Fire

Nine U.S. domestic plywood producers, calling themselves the U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition, have filed a Lanham Act claim of false advertising against three U.S. certification bodies: PFS-TECO, Timber Products Inspection and International…

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