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December 2020

Editor’s pickGlobal forest industry rides out tumultuous year

23-12-2020
market, trend, covid-19, global, wood, pulp, biomass

Wood Resources International has published a report on the global forest industry, outlining the key fluctuations and trends within the timber, pulpwood, pulp, lumber and wood biomass sectors. Here are their findings: Global Timber Markets Strong lumber sales and a weakening US dollar moved sawlog prices upward in many markets worldwide in …

US: WoodWorks appoints Interfor Senior VP as 2021 Chair

21-12-2020
United States, WoodWorks

Bart Bender, in-coming Chair of WoodWorks  The United States' WoodWorks Wood Products Council has announced that Bart Bender, Senior Vice President (VP), Sales and Marketing at Interfor, has been elected to Chair the programme for a two-year term beginning in 2021, and Keith O’Rear, Senior VP, Wood Products, at Weyerhaeuser, will join …

Editor’s pickRalf Dieter to become new HOMAG Group CEO

21-12-2020
HOMAG, leadership, management

Ralf W. Dieter will take over as HOMAG CEO effective 1 January 2021 HOMAG Group AG has announced that Ralf W. Dieter is taking over as chief executive officer (CEO), and that Gerhard Federer, member of the supervisory board of HOMAG Group AG, was elected as the new chairman of the supervisory board. With effect from 1 January 2021, Dieter …