The pre-engineering phase of the Kemi bioproduct mill continues, and Metsä Group expects to be ready to make a decision on this approximately Euro 1.5 billion mill in the autumn of 2020.
With the re-opening of the East Greenville facility, company's primary North America manufacturing facilities will all be operational.
The Swedish Forest Agency’s decisions on protection of forests fell sharply in 2019, in comparison with the previous year. The area in new nature conservation agreements decreased by 74% to the lowest level in 20 years. Habitat protection areas and nature conservation agreements are the instruments for protecting fores...
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...
The Lapland ELY Centre (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) issued its reasoned conclusion on the EIA report concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill of Metsä Fibre on 6 March 2020, thereby concluding the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Interfor Corporation has received approval from the Province of British Columbia (BC), Canada, related to the agreement to acquire cutting rights in the Adams Lake area of the BC Interior from Canfor Corporation. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur before the end of 1Q 2020.
The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to restore the conditions of fair trade in wood mouldings and other millwork products among the United States, China, and Brazil.
As a result of the new Swedish tonnage tax system, the SCA Group will be moving its vessel registration home to Sweden. At the turn of the year, a new company, SCA Shipping AB, will be formed.
In partnership with some of Sweden’s largest dry cargo shipping buyers – EFO, Lantmännen and Stockholm Exergi – Södra has formed a new multisector partnership to promote responsible sea transport.
The Supreme Administrative Court (KHO) rejected the environmental permit for the Finnpulp bioproduct mill in Kuopio. The decision came after a vote, with two members in favour of awarding environmental permit. The decision is final and is not subject to an appeal.
The United Steelworkers union (USW) and the management of Eacom Timber Corporation announce the ratification of their new six-year collective agreement at the Timmins sawmill in Canada.
In October, Canfor Corporation has entered into agreement with Great Pacific. Under the terms of this agreement, Great Pacific, which along with its affiliates owns 51% of the shares of Canfor, will acquire all of the shares it does not already own.
'Today we got an understanding of why this is necessary in the first place - to provide a collateral component for obtaining preferential loans for the construction of plants, and for the state - certain guarantees that the owner will take care of the land that he acquired', said minister.
Enviva Partners, LP received approval from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to install voluntary air quality equipment to further minimize emissions at its Southampton wood pellet production plant. Enviva’s modified permit will also allow for increased production and increased utilization of softwood (p...
Since its establishment in 1993, FSC has issued 33 thousand certificates for timber companies in 120 countries. By 2020, the organization plans to double its share in the global timber trade. The interview of the Director General of FSC Kim Carstensen. - This year the FSC celebrates its 25th anniversary. How and for...
Wood Markets Group president Russell Taylor says BC Interior has an advantage over the West coast of USA, but mainly because of currency. If there were any subsidies, American companies would be buying mills in Canada and they are not.
Head of the Russian Federal Forestry Agency Ivan Valentik shares about Russia’s forested land use and the laws in place to protect them.