It came as a surprise to no one this week that trading of North American lumber and panel products slowed as American players largely evacuated offices even on Wednesday afternoon for the US Thanksgiving long weekend, writes Keta Kosman in Madison’s Lumber Reporter.
So many transformational changes in markets and technology have occurred over the past six years that one needs to use more caution, as relying on the past as a strong predictor of the future may no longer hold true. China’s demand for wood fiber, a lack of long length cutting mills, and the dramatic demand change of 2×10 and 2×12 dimension lumber are all contributing to this transformational change.
YaoRun Wood Ltd., a company that buys raw Canadian logs for export to China, has had their logs seized by the provincial government for a second time in under two months for falling behind on stumpage payments.
The agreement is for the export of B.C. processed lumber to be used in residential construction and railway projects in China’s Sichuan province.
China is poised to pour substantial money into Canada’s forestry sector, with a series of companies seeking new ways to transform British Columbia trees into furniture, fuel and profit.
Rick R. Holley is CEO of a real estate investment trust that owns about 6.3 million acres in 19 states, including 720,000 acres in 22 counties in Arkansas.
China Securities Regulatory Commission on Friday approved trade of fiberwood and plywood futures contracts at the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE).
A University of Toronto research team is working with Ford Motor Company to develop a new material for car parts using renewable resources extracted from wood pulp in a $4.9 million project.
This rule invites comments on a proposed Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research and Information Order (Order). Hardwood lumber and hardwood plywood are used in products like flooring, furniture, moldings, doors, and kitchen cabinets.
Winning wood stove designs announced – Decathlon aims to usher an old-fashioned heat source to new-age efficiency
For anyone seeking respite from the chilly fall air in Washington, D.C., this week, the National Mall was a hot place to be: Twelve wood stoves were burning away as part of a fiery competition for efficient heating.
These businesses consist of the manufacture of treated wood utility poles and railway ties, along with a variety of lumber related products.
Douglas Reed, currently senior vice president of the company’s California Operations, will become president January 1, 2014.
Paper and paper-based packaging companies have voted to approve the Paper Check-off promotion program.
Twelve teams from around the world demonstrate how ultra-clean wood stoves can play major role in meeting nation’s renewable energy needs.
Remember those woody wagons, vehicles using real wood for their bodywork? If all goes to plan, we could soon see more wood-based materials used to replace plastics and lighten vehicles.
Current Forest Plans have allowable sales quantities of just more than 6 BBF, meaning the FS is selling 43% of what’s called for in current forest plans.
The Port of Port Angeles’ log yard is going gangbusters, with exports to China and South Korea expected to continue into 2014.
Consolidation in British Columbia’s coastal forestry sector has put the squeeze on independent logging contractors, resulting in less investment in aging equipment and problems attracting workers, according to a study released November 12 by the Truck Loggers Association (TLA).
China’s new demand for logs may be blunting economic troubles for timberland owners and logging crews, while making things worse for Northwest sawmills.
Experts in the housing industry, including industry economists,are generally optimistic about the U.S. economy, housing, and remodeling activity.