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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...

Latvijas Finieris to launch an expansion project of RSEZ SIA Verems, Latvijas Finieris Group, in Rezekne district, Latvia. The mill's existing birch plywood production capacity will be doubled, high added value products will be developed and approximately 70 workplaces will be created. The expected amount of investment...

U.S. boxboard production in 2Q 2022 increased 1% compared to Q2 2021. It was up 2% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 95.3%, down 1.2 points from Q2 and essentially flat (+0.3 pts.) year-to-date.

The 18,000th PONSSE forest machine was completed at Ponsse’s factory in Vieremä, Finland. After its handover, the PONSSE Elk will be operated by VMC Bois in France. PONSSE Elk is a highly versatile and agile forwarder in the smaller midsize class. Elk offers an unprecedented load-carrying capacity in its size class, an...

The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) maintained the continuous growth of the EPAL Euro pallet pool in 2021. More than 100 million new EPAL Euro pallets were produced for the first time in a calendar year in 2021.

For the 1Q 2022, Canfor Corporation reported operating income of $741.9 million compared to an operating loss of $66.8 million in the 4Q 2021. 1Q 2022 sales increased to $ 2,213.3 million, compared to 1,941.8 million in the 1Q 2021.

In March 2022 the area covered by notifications and applications for permits of final felling in Sweden was down by 21% compared with March 2021, according to the Swedish Forest Agency. The area covered by applications in montane forests was 46% smaller compared to March last year.