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The Board of Directors of Bergs Timber has decided to immediately initiate discussion with the unions to close Gransjö sawmill in Sweden. The sawmilling business will cease as soon as possible and the remaining business during the autumn 2020. The closure will affect about 45 employees.

The COVID-19 outbreak has negatively impacted global demand for forest products and disrupted supply chain networks. As a result, Canfor Corporation has implemented the following changes to its operating schedule. Effective March 30, Canadian lumber production will be curtailed by approximately 70 million board feet, o...

BlueLinx Holdings Inc. announced that Susan O’Farrell, its Senior Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer, will be retiring after 35 years of work, including almost six years in her role with the company. Ms. O’Farrell will remain with the company until April 12, 2020, and will help prepare for and assist with transitioning...

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced curtailed production at seven Canadian locations. Starting this week, the company will cease or reduce operations at all softwood sawmills located in Ontario and Quebec as well as halt production at the company’s newsprint plant in Kapuskasing, Ontario.

Resolute Forest Products Inc. provided an update on the impact of the COVID-19 situation to its business. The company will adjust capacity dynamically based on the conditions and rapid evolution of the situation, but most of the capacity reduction is expected to come from the wood products and paper segments.

Pinnacle Renewable Energy ("Pinnacle") is responding in order to minimize the risks from the COVID-19 health threat to its employees, stakeholders, and communities in which it operates. CEO Rob McCurdy, having previously announced his retirement effective May 5, 2020, is now committed to remain with Pinnacle through th...

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security identified the wood products industry as an “essential critical infrastructure workforce” in the nation’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Roseburg’s Weed, California, veneer facility will continue to operate as part of efforts to supply critical building product...

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak West Fraser is taking steps to protect its employees and respond to changing market conditions. Effective March 23, lumber production will be reduced at western Canada sawmills by approximately 18%, or 12 million board feet per week and lumber production at the company’s U.S. South ...

Valmet has completed the co-determination negotiations in the Fabrics Business Unit’s operations in Tampere, Finland. Valmet will relocate the dryer fabric and wide filter fabric production from Finland to Portugal. As a consequence of the relocation and re-organizing of the work, the need for workforce reduction in Ta...

Ponsse Plc's employee co-operation negotiations have been concluded today. During the negotiations was agreed about lay-offs for a period of a maximum of 90 days and they apply to the entire personnel.

Interfor Corporation will implement a number of initiatives in order to adjust its business to operating conditions being impacted by COVID-19. Interfor will temporarily reduce production across its operations in British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and the US South. These curtailments will initially be for a two-w...

Ence, in application of its Internal Protocol for Prevention against Coronavirus, has decided to strengthen prevention measures in its different plants and offices. With this objective, the company has started the technical tests to implement teleworking in all its centers.