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Koehler Paper in Oberkirch, Germany carries out necessary work on its three paper machines, its power plant, and its infrastructure. The machines can be started up again in stages between August 11 and 18.

Kimberly-Clark, Tlaxco mill in Mexico, has awarded an order for a Power Cleaner system to ProJet. The line has a width of 3.6 meters and operates at a speed of up to 1,000m/min. ProJet’s Power Cleaner assures non-stop production without the need for stopping the line for belt changes or manual cleaning of the belt.

Metsä Fibre’s new sawmill in Rauma Finland, boasts state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled efficiency. Technological innovations such as machine vision, artificial intelligence and integrated information systems to control sawline functions will result in sawn timber of even more consistent quality. The high degre...

BSW Group has entered a joint venture with Power Sheds. BSW has acquired a stake in the Yorkshire business, which has become a major disruptor in the sector since launching in 2019, now with a turnover in excess of GBP 15 million. Power Sheds manufactures wooden garden buildings.

Burton Mill Solutions is the new name of Wood Fiber Group and combines the biggest names in sawmill cutting tools and filing room automation technology, including Simonds International, Burton Saw & Supply, BGR Saws, Cut Technologies, U.S. Blades, Armstrong, and Wright Machines.

Ponsse changes performance guidance for 2022. The company’s euro-denominated operating result in 2022 is expected to be on a par with the comparable operating result of its continuing operations in 2021 (Euro 50 million, 8.2% of net sales).

As part of the Mercer Timber Products two-week summer revision, the existing roundwood measuring system on Log Yard 1 was revitalized. The installation of a completely new log measuring system, including new measuring chain conveyors, was accomplished in the shortest possible time thanks to a laser-scanning method.

BID Group will be partnering with Canfor Corporation to deliver a new state-of-the-art sawmill complex in southern Alabama. BID will manage, design, build, equip, install, and provide full start-up services for the project. Work on site will begin late in 2023 and startup of the sawmill is scheduled for the 3Q 2024.

Kadant Inc. reported its financial results for the 2Q ended July 2, 2022. Revenue increased 13% to $221.6 million compared to $195.8 million in 2021. Net income increased 14% to $26.2 million compared to $22.9 million in 2021.

BID Group has completed the purchase of Smith Sawmill Service. The transaction brings together two customer-focused organizations and further expands BID’s industry-leading operational life cycle product and service offerings to include the essential recurring saw and tooling capabilities required to support modern woo...

BID Group announces the launch of its Global Learning Center. With its expertly crafted and specially designed courses, BID aims to reduce the knowledge gap in the sawmills by growing employees’ technical excellence.

USNR, a division of Wood Technologies International, has acquired Timber Automation, adding more than 250 employees and over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

Katri Hokkanen has been appointed CFO at Valmet as of August 1, 2022. She will report to President and CEO Pasi Laine. Katri Hokkanen has worked as Valmet’s interim CFO since May 1, 2022.