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...

Valmet will supply a new sizing section with a hard nip sizer to Asia Paper Manufacturing at Sihwa Mill in the Republic of Korea. The main target for the rebuild of paper machine PM 1 is to increase strength properties of produced container and gypsum board grades. The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine is scheduled...

BSW Timber has now suspended primary production across all of its sites. The company will instead be focusing solely on providing a balance of products to help aid the essential pallet and packaging industry, which is facing an unprecedented demand.

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic West Fraser is taking additional steps to respond to changing operating and market conditions. Effective March 30, lumber production at all British Columbia, Canada, sawmills will be curtailed for one week. Effective March 30, plywood production at the company’s Alberta P...

Honkarakenne Group’s net sales for FY 2019 decreased by 3% to Euro 47.5 million, compared to Euro 48.9 million in 2018. Honkarakenne’s FY 2019 operating profit improved by Euro 1.8 million on the previous year, standing at Euro 3.4 million.

To support certified entities and certification bodies during the COVID-19 challenge, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has extended the transition period for its three revised international standards by six months. The transition date is now 14 February 2022.

New-Indy Containerboard has chosen technology leader ABB to provide the integrated electrical and automation systems and equipment for its Columbia paper machine rebuild in Catawba, South Carolina, USA. New-Indy Containerboard is rebuilding its paper machine 3 to diversify its product capabilities.

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.

NorSask will be transitioning, on a temporary basis, to single-shift production by early April 2020. As soon as April 2020, NorSask cannot continue producing large amounts of lumber that it cannot sell into the United States housing market.