News in structural panels

US Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition Asks Federal Court for a Temporary Injunction Against a Brazilian Plywood Certification Provider

The US Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, filed a motion in Federal District Court in Florida for an expedited hearing and temporary injunction against Forestwood Industries Inc. and Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc (“A2LA”) and their certification of Brazilian manufactured plywood panels.

Tolko Company Releases Update on Fire Damage Repair Process for High Prairie, Alberta, OSB Facility

Investigations continue into the fire that damaged the Tolko OSB facility in High Prairie, Alberta, on Friday, May 20. Currently, there is no production taking place at the site. The facility is still shipping out existing finished product as trucks and empty railcars become available. On May 30, operations teams started clean-up in restricted areas.

Federal Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Against Plywood Imported From Brazil With PFS-TECO Grade Stamp

On Tuesday, a lawsuit to stop the importation and sale of substandard structural plywood from Brazil ended with Federal Judge Roy Altman issuing a permanent injunction barring a long-time certifier from operations in Brazil. The injunction requires the revocation of all PS 1 certificates issued by PFS-TECO to over a dozen Brazilian mills producing structural plywood for the U.S.

Domestic Producers Could Benefit From a Proposed 50% Tariff on Imported Birch Plywood From Russia

Legislation passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives would end “normal trade relations” with Russia and have a long-lasting trade impact if the proposed 50% tariffs on imports of birch plywood were to be put into effect. If signed into law, the Decorative Hardwoods Association said that this would create challenges for importers and potential opportunities for domestic manufacturers.