The United States Forest Service and the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) announced at a press conference that coincided with the […]
LP Building Solutions (LP) today announced an agreement with Pacific Woodtech to acquire LP’s engineered wood products business for $210 million. The acquisition includes LP’s laminated veneer lumber and I-joist manufacturing facilities in three states/provinces, associated timber license assets, and the SolidStart® brand.
Virginia Tech and the Virginia Department of Forestry are recipients of grants awarded under the Wood Innovation Grants Program (WIPG) from the US Department of Agriculture. WIPG looks at ways companies, organizations, and universities can stimulate and expand wood products and the wood energy markets.
oN5 is a new office building in downtown Vancouver, BC, constructed entirely of insulated, prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT). The new building includes instruments that monitor its performance, making it a living case study on the possibilities for urban infill projects with innovative mass timber.
With supplies of key laminated veneered lumber (LVL) and engineered wood products (EWPs) imported from Russia and Belarus, which accounted for 40-50% of these construction products, no longer available due to sanctions, Australia’s tight timber markets are now facing a severe shortfall of products.
Lesprom Network is reportingthat Setra, one of Sweden’s largest wood industry companies, is the first company in Sweden to offer a new moisture protection for frames made from cross-laminated timber. The moisture protection, Wetguard200SA, is manufactured by Siga Cover AG, a Swiss company, and is applied to surfaces such as floor structures.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Friday more than $32 million to fund the 2022 Wood Innovations and Community Wood Grants. These grants hope to expand the use of wood products, expand emerging wood markets, and support active management that will improve forest health and resiliency.
Originally announced in June of 2021, work to build the second production line at the state-of-the-art Wood Engineering Technology at Matawhero, New Zealand is advancing. “The building to house all the production equipment is 40 percent complete, and we are starting the installation of the plant equipment over the coming few weeks.”
On Friday (6-10-22), Natural Resources Canada announced the official occupancy of oN5, located in downtown Vancouver. oN5 is the first office building in Canada constructed using high-performance cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. The top three stories of this four-story office building are constructed completely out of CLT.
Boise Cascade Company, a leading producer of engineered wood products and plywood in North America, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Coastal Plywood Company, including its two manufacturing facilities, from Coastal Forest Resources Company for $512 million.