Western Forest Products Inc. announced plans to temporarily reduce its lumber production output for the remainder of 2022 by approximately 20 million board feet. This temporary reduction in lumber production will be spread across the Company’s British Columbia manufacturing platform throughout December.
Suzano China Innovability Hub, Suzano’s first R&D and innovation center in Asia, commenced construction at the Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai.
To better address the current operational and strategic development plans, Raute will change its organization structure. The change will also be reflected in the Executive Board composition and responsibility areas.
Huhtamaki has inaugurated the extension to its existing manufacturing site in Nules, Spain. The extension, which will commence production in January 2023 represents a Euro 20 million investment and will double the site’s capacity.
Rengo begins construction of Ehime Toon plant to relocate Matsuyama plant.
Laakirchen Papier AG commissions Voith with the rebuild of PM 11 at its Laakirchen site in Austria to convert it from graphic papers to containerboard.
Steves & Sons, Inc. will make a substantial, multi-million-dollar investment in a new, state-of-the-art molded door skin facility in Georgia, USA, and will create 170 jobs over the next three years.
Södra is now launching a major initiative to electrify the operation’s transportation. A new project will study the future potential to operate electric-powered trucks, forklifts and loaders that can help further reduce the association’s fossil-fuel emissions.
Virtual collaboration center and new facility in Mönchengladbach, Germany support Solenis’ commitment to help customers develop more sustainable packaging.
U.S. government announced $20.5 million in grants to help states or federally recognized tribes establish temporary bridge programs to protect water resources during forest-related operations and to assist wood processing facility owners to establish, reopen, retrofit, or expand.
The Government of Saskatchewan, Canada, announced that Pivot Furniture will receive a timber allocation of 101,000 m3.
A new approach to British Columbia's forestry agreements will lead to faster action on harvesting areas damaged by wildfire, provide more timber for mills and set up faster reforestation through the leadership of First Nations.
Pratt Industries executive chairman, Anthony Pratt, has pledged to invest $5 billion in U.S. recycling and clean energy infrastructure to create 5000 American manufacturing jobs over the next 10 years.
Stora Enso and Voodin Blade Technology GmbH have signed a partnership agreement to develop sustainable wind turbine blades from wood. They are currently producing and installing a 20 m blade for a 0.5 MW turbine and have plans for an 80 m blade.
KP Tissue Inc. and Kruger Products announced that it will shut down certain older and inefficient production assets including a Light Dry Crepe paper machine and six converting lines in early January, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. The 165 employees impacted by this decision.
Roseburg Forest Products began full operations of its veneer manufacturing plant, returning 145 team members to full schedules after implementing new safety procedures and keeping city and county leaders informed since the Sept. 2 mill fire.
Norske Skog Skogn and Statkraft have entered into a new long-term industrial energy agreement, which together with previous contracts, will secure large parts of the mill's energy supply on competitive terms until 2030.
Fiberon’s new partnership with Hixson Lumber Company expands Fiberon’s reach in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
The Vaasa Administrative Court upheld the environmental permit package granted to Metsä Group's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The new bioproduct mill will operate below the emission limits of the existing environmental permit for the existing pulp mill in Kemi.
British Columbia delegates are set to embark on the first post-COVID-19 forestry trade mission to Japan, seeking to increase market opportunities.