Norra Timber invests in three batch kilns each to its sawmills in Kåge and Sävar in Sweden. In all, the capacity increase totals around 85,000 cubic meters (36,000 MBF). The installation of the lumber kilns will begin in November 2020.

Metsä Fibre and Andritz signed a preliminary agreement on wood raw material reception and feed equipment for the Kemi bioproduct mill. The delivery includes two automated overhead cranes, as well as their installation and commissioning.

DS Smith appoints Darren Littleboy as Group HR Director. A commercially-focused, internationally experienced HR executive, Darren has a demonstrable record of building high performing HR teams and delivering business transformation within publicly listed businesses.

Egger has completed its first raw particleboard production, marking the start of operations at its new manufacturing facility in Lexington. Employees watched as the first panel underwent the final stages of production, transforming raw wood chips into a finished board as the raw materials moved through the press and fi...

Georgia–Pacific (GP) is building a state-of-the-art gypsum wallboard production facility near Sweetwater, Texas. The new $285 million plant will be located adjacent to GP’s existing gypsum plant, and will incorporate state-of-the-art production processes. The two operations combined will be capable of supplying custome...

George McRobbie is set to retire from his current role on 7th October 2020 as a director but will continue to support the BSW group as a Non-Executive Advisor.

Andritz and Metsä Fibre have signed a preliminary agreement under which Andritz will supply two fully autonomous logyard cranes to the planned Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. Metsä Fibre will make the Euro 1.5 billion investment decision for the new mill in autumn 2020 at the earliest, and the new mill wi...

Alenka Korenjak (Slovenia) has been elected as a new The European Forest Institute (EFI) Board member by the EFI Council. Ms Korenjak works in the Forestry and Hunting Directorate of the Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food. For the last 12 years she has focused on forestry policy, the functioning of fo...

Japan's log export volume for the first six months of this year is 636,356 m3, 3.7% more than 2019. Cedar is 553,591 m3, 5.6% more and cypress is 76,658 m3, 10.1% more.

Tornator's net sales in the 1H 2020 grew by 32% to Euro 51.2 million, in which the share of timber deliveries was Euro 48.2 million. The operative operating profit in the 1H 2020 increased by 48% to Euro 35.1 million due to successful timber deliveries. The reported IFRS operating profit was Euro 36.1 million.