Polish plywood manufacturer Paged has selected Stora Enso’s lignin product, Lineo, to replace fossil-based glue in its plywood manufacturing process, according to reporting by Timber Trades Journal Online.
News in structural panels
Employees at West Fraser Timber’s Barwick OSB Mill Ratify New Four-Year Agreement
Members of Unifor Local 324-99 working at West Fraser Timber’s Barwick OSB facility located near Ft. Frances, Ontario, have voted in favor of accepting a new four-year collective agreement with the company, according to Canadian Forest Industries.
Huber Engineered Woods Cancels Plans to Build a New OSB Mill in Cohasset, Minnesota
Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW), a subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation, announced Thursday that due to delays, it will no longer develop its new oriented strand board (OSB) facility in Cohasset, Minnesota, as originally intended and announced in June 2021.
North Carolina Firm Developing Alternative to Traditional OSB and Plywood Using Grass
In a January 26th issue of Dezeen Architecture, Interiors, and Design Magazine, a North Carolina firm was featured that has developed an alternative product to replace traditional OSB and plywood-like materials. The company, called Plantd Materials, was co-founded by Josh Dorfman with former SpaceX engineers.
BC Government Announces New Forestry Program with Dedicated Fiber Supply for Certain Value-Added Manufacturers
On Tuesday, the BC provincial government announced that for the first time, small and medium sized secondary manufactures will have a dedicated fiber supply under a new licensing program. The BC Timber Sales Value-Added Manufacturing Program will be open to facilities producing high-value products.
Mirax Group Agrees to Acquire Lyle Forest Products
The Mirax Group, headquartered in Abbotsford, BC, announced today that it had reached an agreement to acquire Lyle Forest Products, located in Chilliwack, BC. In business since 1972, Lyle Forest Products is a premier value-added lumber facility dealing in Pacific Hemlock and Western Red Cedar.
Tolko Extends Curtailments at Two BC Facilities
On Monday, Tolko Industries announced that downtime at its Soda Creek and Armstrong Lumber divisions in BC will continue through the month of February. The extended curtailments will reduce production by approximately 35 million board feet of stud lumber.
Martco to Invest $9.5 Million in Technology Upgrades at Its Natchitoches Parish, LA, Facility
Martco LLC, a subsidiary of Martin Sustainable Resources LLC, the parent company of RoyOMartin, announced on Friday that it will invest $9.5 million to install technologically advanced production equipment at its Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, lumber mill.
Ironwood Mill Ordered to Clean Up Massive Chip Pile
The Ironwood Veneer Mill located near Dolores, Colorado, has entered into a court-ordered agreement with Montezuma County to remove a massive chip pile which is in violation of Colorado state disposal regulations. The mill began operations in 2020 but quickly ran into problems.
Sumitomo Forestry America Announces Expansion Plans in Archdale, North Carolina
The office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that Sumitomo Forestry America plans to invest approximately $19.5 million in a new 120,000 square-foot building in Archdale, NC. The facility will produce building materials used in residential and commercial projects.