Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU) has resulted in the EU27 +UK in -7% decrease of plywood and other woods in 2020, this on the heals of a -14% decline in 2019.
Roseburg has announced the addition of Sustainable Forest Initiative® (SFI) certification for select products manufactured at its Oregon and California facilities. Roseburg owns and manages 158,000 acres of SFI-certified timberland in North Carolina and Virginia.
RoyOMartin’s plywood and timber manufacturing plant in Chopin, Louisiana marked its twenty-fifth anniversary of operations on Monday, March 8th, 2021. Construction on the Natchitoches Parish facility began in August 1994, which continues to be one of the largest of its kind in North America.
While attending architecture school, Gerard (Ged) Finch founded a reconfigurable structural timber framing system, X-Frame in 2017. According to Finch, X-Frame is a way to reduce construction waste and help transition the building industry towards a more circular economy.
Rockshield Engineered Wood Products has announced it is undergoing restructuring in the hopes of avoiding bankruptcy and the permanent closure of their Cochrane, Ontario facility.
Louisiana Pacific Corp., (LP) has announced it is making an investment of approximately $150 million into its Houlton mill to begin the manufacturing of LP SmartSide products, a type of advanced engineered wood strand siding there.
Louisiana Pacific (LP) has announced that it intends to restart the Peace Valley OSB mill in Fort St. John, B.C. sometime later this year. LP curtailed the mill in June 2019 due a drop in U.S. housing starts and low commodity OSB prices.
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd and Norbord Inc., today (2-1-21) jointly announced that they have successfully completed the previously announced transaction, whereby West Fraser has acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Norbord. Under the terms of the Transaction, holders of Norbord Shares received 0.675 of a common share of West Fraser for each Norbord Share held.
Devastating fire reported at Scotch Plywood mill in Waynesboro, MS.
Norbord, in a press release today (12/14), announced as part of their flexible operating strategy and in response to increased customer demand that they intend to restart production at their Chambord, Quebec OSB mill in the spring of 2021.