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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...

AWC Names Jackson Morrill President/CEO

AWC Names Jackson Morrill President/CEO Jackson Morrill, president of the Composite Panel Assn. since 2015, is resigning from that position and will become president and CEO of American Wood...

Siempelkamp Restructures

G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG announced a restructuring program intended to help strengthen the company’s competitiveness in a difficult global market environment caused by the challenges that have arisen from the current pandemic…

Jon Snyder Led Arkansas Face Veneer

Jonathan (Jon) Douglas Snyder, former president of Arkansas Face Veneer in Benton, Ark., died July 21. He was 65. Snyder, who worked at Arkansas Face Veneer from 1989-2009, was a respected long-term member of Hardwood Plywood & Veneer…

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…

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

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...

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…

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

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...

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…

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)…

SmartLam Teams With RedBuilt

SmartLam North America and RedBuilt announced a partnership to supply cross-laminated timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers and contractors for projects using the mass timber building technology…

Idaho Veneer Closes Doors

Longtime independent veneer producer Idaho Veneer Co. in Post Falls, Id. has closed its doors, as the family ownership decided to sell the mill property, which has slowly “moved” from outside of town to the middle of town as the area has grown…

Plywood Mills Eye Modernizations

Modernizations are a rapidly expanding trend in the plywood manufacturing business. “Companies have increasingly become more cost-aware, and therefore interested in improving their present machinery through modernizations as an alternative…

U.S. Court Says China At Fault

U.S. Court of International Trade in June upheld a U.S. International Trade Commission determination that the People’s Republic of China is injuring the U.S. hardwood plywood industry by exporting...

Arauco Gets Graying PB Mill Going

ARAUCO held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 16 at its new particleboard and lamination facility in Grayling, Mich. Executives from ARAUCO, ARAUCO North America, as well as customers and public...

Timber Industry Feels Wrath Of Michael’s Aftermath

As one forest products company timberlands official who worked in the vicinity of last year’s Hurricane Michael and 2005’s Hurricane Katrina observed, Michael made Katrina “look like a...

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