Plywood - Market news and analysis

April 20, 2017

Japan’s production of composite flooring increased by 4.4% in 2016

Japan’s production of composite flooring in 2016 was 67.8 million square metres, 4.4% more than 2015. Active housing starts supported increased production. Market of composite flooring has changed largely in 2016, ITTO reported.Floor base is shifting from South Sea hardwood Plywood to domestic cedar...
April 20, 2017

Richelieu acquires Weston Premium Woods

Richelieu Hardware Limited closes the acquisition of the principal net assets of Weston Premium Woods Inc. ("Weston"), an Ontario based distributor located in Brampton, on the outskirts of Toronto, Canada.A leader in its field, Weston distributes a diverse range of materials, decorative products and...
April 12, 2017

Brazil's wood product exports increased by 8.3% in February

In February 2017 Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 8.3% in value compared to February 2016, from $177.7 million to $192.3 million, ITTO reported.The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 12.4% between February 2016 ($27.4 million) and February 2017 ($30.8 millio...
April 12, 2017

Metsä Wood starts construction of birch Plywood mill in Pärnu, Estonia

Metsä Group’s Wood Products Industry Metsä Wood has bought a 10 hectare industrial site in the city of Pärnu, Estonia and commences the construction work of the new birch Plywood mill immediately. The construction of the birch Plywood mill in Pärnu is part of Euro 100 million investment program. The...
April 4, 2017

Graham Holdings completes acquisition of Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc.

Graham Holdings Company has completed the acquisition of Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. The purchase price was not disclosed, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Founded in 1955, Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc., a Thomson, GA-based supplier of pres...
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