Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC plans to restart a paper machine in the Chillicothe, Ohio facility. The company is investing $21 million to upgrade and restart the #24 paper machine (PM24) and plans to hire 52 full-time employees to operate and maintain it.
Andritz has received an order from Bracell SP Celulose Ltda. to supply four PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue production lines to its mill located in Lençóis Paulista, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for 2024.
The business activity index of the construction industry was 60.2%, increase 3.7 percentage points from the previous month.
ABB is investing $13 million in its Installation Products Division Iberville manufacturing facility in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, to increase production capacity and establish a research & development facility.
Enviva Inc. held a ceremonial ribbon cutting at its recently constructed wood pellet manufacturing facility in George County, Mississippi.
The new state-of-the-art pine sawmill in Rauma in Finland, owned by Metsä Fibre has moved from production test run to continuous sawn timber production. The sawmill is operating continuously in three shifts.
Wood processing company UAB Juodeliai, production unit in Marijampolė, and for the first time in the Baltic States, has been equipped with a tomograph that will allow raw wood to be used even more efficiently. This investment of over Euro 3 million.
Roseburg announces automation and modernization at Pembroke MDF Moulding. The two-line moulding operation is in the midst of a significant modernization project.
Metsä Tissue's renewed tissue paper machine at the Mänttä mill in Finland has moved from the trial run phase to continuous production. The upgrade will increase the production capacity of the tissue paper machine by 15%, as well as improve product quality and energy and production efficiency.
Stora Enso has started a feasibility study to assess the potential to further reduce fossil CO2 emissions at the Packaging Materials division’s Imatra site in Finland. The feasibility study is expected to be finalised in mid-2023.
Tolko will be rebuilding High Prairie site and replacing the existing press line following the serious press fire that occurred at the mill in spring. The project is still in the preliminary engineering phase, the early estimate is that the mill will see the first new board before the end of Q4 2023.
Valmet will supply the Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Company with key process technology for its new containerboard machine 23 (BM 23) at the company’s Ben Cat mill in Binh Duong Province in Vietnam.
SCA announes that preparatory work has been underway and at the end of September/October the actual dredging work will begin. Wasa Dredging is contracted to carry out the dredging work. The entire project with a new container port is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.
North American Specialty Laminations announces their new 57,000 square foot greenfield manufacturing and distribution location in Roanoke, Virginia.
Moelven is investing in five continuous kilns and the Valmatics 4.0 control system to its three sawmills in Scandinavia. It’s the most extensive single order the Moelven Group has ever placed with Valutec.
Norra Skog Board of Directors has decided to invest approximately SEK 300 million ($27.3 million) in Kåge sawmill. The investment will be divided into four areas; increased efficiencies, traceability, personnel spaces and new logistics.
Cascades announces the temporary shutdown of one of its two tissue paper machines at its St. Helens, Oregon facility. The machine has an annual production capacity of 50,000 tons of tissue made from virgin fibre. Production of the second machine, located in a separate building, is not impacted.
BID Group announces a new partnership with ArbaBlox Inc. to build its first state-of-the-art turnkey composite pallet block plant in Winona, Mississippi. Work on site will begin in the 4Q 2022 and commissioning of the facility is scheduled for the 1Q 2024.
i4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, announced the creation of i4F Inc. with its base located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
UPM Raflatac announces plans to open a new state-of-the-art terminal in Vancouver, Washington. Construction on the new facility is underway, and production is expected to begin in the spring of 2023.