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West Fraser Timber is permanently curtailing approximately 170 million board feet of combined production at its Fraser Lake and Williams Lake sawmills and approximately 85 million square feet of plywood production at its Quesnel Plywood mill in Canada. The curtailments will be realized through the elimination of one s...

Jeld-Wen Holding, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Gary S. Michel as chair and CEO. Upon his resignation, the Board appointed Kevin C. Lilly, most recently the company's executive vice president and chief information officer, as interim CEO.

The Interfor Board appointed Tom Temple of Kingston, Washington as a director of the Company. Mr. Temple, who is 65, is the former VP, Wood Products and Southern Resources of PotlatchDeltic, a diversified forest products company.

Western Forest Products Inc. has appointed Steven Hofer as its President and CEO and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective September 7, 2022. Mr. Hofer succeeds Don Demens, who will remain at Western in an advisory capacity until March 31, 2023 to ensure a seamless transition.

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.

US LBM has announced that Steve Short has been promoted to senior vice president of Supply Chain for the company. In his new role, Short will lead US LBM’s building materials sourcing and procurement strategy and supply chain operations.

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.

AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new CEO as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end.

The annual assembly of Acimall – the Italian association of woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers – appointed the new board members for the 2022-2025 term. The board has been joined by Giorgio Casati (Casati Macchine; Marnate, Varese), Roberto Ghizzoni (Dierregi; Carpi, Modena), Stefania Maggi (Maggi Technology...

Molpus Woodlands announced Terrell Winstead will become Molpus’s new President on August 1, 2022. Bob Lyle, Molpus’s current President, will transition from day-to-day management but will continue to serve Molpus as Special Advisor to the President, as well as continuing to serve as a member of its board, its investme...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C. Eric Deeble was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Congressional Relations. Bernie Kluger will serve as Senior Advisor for Management in the Office of the Secretary. Yeshime...