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Editor’s pickMichael Buckley selected “The Guy in the Glass” for 2019 by Hardwood Market Report

14-02-2020
The Guy in the Glass, Hardwood Market Report, recipient, American hardwood, Michael Buckley, recognition, award

Michael Buckley, the first non-American recipient of “The Guy in the Glass” (Image credit: Michael Buckely) Michael Buckley, a well-respected and accomplished figure in the global woodworking industry, has been selected to be The Guy in the Glass for 2019 in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the American hardwood …

Editor’s pickMicrosoft’s upgraded Silicon Valley campus will be North American’s largest timber project

11-02-2020
Microsoft, CLT, timber project, largest, North America, Silicon Valley, Mountain View campus

At over 644,000 square feet, CLT’s potential as a building material for expansive horizontal structures will be demonstrated at the Microsoft Silicon Valley, as part of a larger renovation of the Moutain View campus. WRNS Studio from San Francisco will be designing North America’s largest CLT building in floor area. The building …

Timbeter closes $1 million seed round to fuel expansion in Southeast Asia and Latin America

05-02-2020
Timbeter, seeding round, funding, digitalisation, expansion, Southeast Asia, Latin America, forestry management, logistics, forestry operations, forestry value chain, digital data exchange, timber measurement, reporting platform

Estonian company Timbeter, whose solutions help the forestry sector adopt digital technology to optimise transparency and efficiency in forestry management, has raised $1 million in its seed round. The seed round was led by TMT Investments, the venture investing company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Tallinn-based company developed a …

China now increasing softwood logs from Europe and New Zealand

14-01-2020
softwood log, China, Europe, New Zealand, North America, Russia, imports, export, trade, Uruguay

Europe has rapidly become a major supplier of softwood logs to China, while Russia and North America have lost market shares in 2019, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia. As a region, Europe is now the second largest …

U.S. wood moulding and millwork producers file anti-dumping petitions against China and Brazil

10-01-2020
millwork, wood moulding, producers, anti-dumping, petitions, China, Brazil, Coalition of American Millwork Producers

The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed antidumping (AD) petitions on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil and China and a countervailing duty (CVD) petition on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from China. "Producers from China and Brazil have captured a large and growing portion of the wood …

U.S. loggers seek Agriculture department for tariff reliefs

16-12-2019
American Loggers Council, logging associations, U.S., Department of Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, unrefined forest products, agricultural commodity, trade, tariff, retaliatory, relief

The American Loggers Council (ALC) and its member state logging associations delivered letters to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, asking the administration to include unrefined forest products as an agricultural commodity. ALC and its members say aligning timber and agriculture would enable impacted loggers to receive relief …

Armstrong Flooring’s 3Q net sales decreased by 20.7% to $165.6 million

08-11-2019
Armstrong Flooring, 3Q, earnings, net sales, EBITDA, Pennsylvania, North America, resilient flooring products

In 3Q 2019, Armstrong Flooring’s net sales declined 20.7% to $165.6 million from $208.9 million in the 3Q 2018, this includes a negative currency impact of 90 basis points. The decrease in net sales was primarily due to unfavourable volumes and mix, according to the company’s press release. Net loss in the 3Q 2019 was $31.4 million, …

Sappi North America partners with American Forest Foundation and GreenBlue on new forest sustainability risk assessment platform

25-10-2019
Sappi North America, American Forest Foundation, GreenBlue, Forest in Focus, sustainability risk assessment, risk profile, forests, forest management, supply chain, digitalisation

Sappi North America, Inc. announced a partnership with the non-profit organisations American Forest Foundation (AFF) and GreenBlue to support the Forests in Focus sustainability risk assessment. Forests in Focus will provide customers, brand owners and investors with user-friendly analyses of the sustainability strengths and risk profile of …

Weyerhaeuser announced sale of Michigan timberlands

24-10-2019
Weyerhaeser Company, private owner, timber, timberland, Michigan, America, U.S., Lyme Timber Company, hardwood, softwood,

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the largest private owners of timberlands in the world has announced last month the sale of over half a million acres in the state of Michigan, including land in Ontonagon County, reported Daily Global, a daily in Michigan. The company said that it was selling its 555,000 acres in Michigan to Lyme Great Lakes Holding …

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