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Stora Enso to plant more than 41 million tree seedlings in Finland, Sweden and Russia

26-05-2020
Stora Enso, 41 million, tree seedlings, Finland, Sweden, Russia

In 2020, more than 41 million tree seedlings will be planted in the forests of Finland, Sweden, Russia and the Estonia by Stora Enso. In the southern parts of the countries, the planting season started as early as April. In May, tree planting will be in full speed even further north. In northern forests, the planting season lasts about 150 days, …

Södra ends short-time working at Orrefors sawmill in Sweden

05-05-2020
Södra, Orrefors, sawmill, Sweden, Mönsterås, Hamina, Finland, resume, normal, production

At the beginning of April, Södra announced that it would be introducing short-time working at the Orrefors sawmill, Sweden, in light of the fall in demand related to the ongoing pandemic, but it is set to resume normal rate of production.  “We have identified a number of new business opportunities that will safeguard production …

Finland-based YIT started building its first timber-based modular apartment building

03-03-2020
Finland, contractor, YIT, modular construction, wood building, apartment, rental housing, sustainable, materials

YIT has long been using modular bathroom, slab and wall elements – partly manufactured by YIT and partly acquired from external suppliers – but the project in Tampere will be its first residential project built entirely from modules. The As Oy Tampereen Tohtori project is located on Tieteenkatu Street in the city’s Hervanta …

Metsä Board to collaborate with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to develop new digital solutions

09-01-2020
Metsä Board, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, SEED, new digital solutions, production efficiency, spare part, data content, Business Finland

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is participating in a joint project called SEED, led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, in which forest companies are developing new digital solutions together with companies in the ICT industry. In the two-year project, forest industry mills will serve as innovation platforms for app …

Lumber producers’ profit margins improve slightly in Austria, Eastern Russia, Western U.S. and Western Canada

02-01-2020
lumber producers, profit margins, Austria, Eastern Russia, Western U.S., Western Canada, Sweden, Finland, Wood Resource Quarterly

The financial health of the world’s lumber producers was mixed in the 3Q/19. The gross margins fell in Northern Europe, while they improved slightly in Austria, Eastern Russia, Western U.S., and Western Canada, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. In North America, lumber prices started to flatten out and increased slightly in the …

Finland’s Honkarakenne signs cooperation agreement on delivering Cultural Exchange Centre in China

12-12-2019
Honkarakenne, Finland, Cultural Exchange Centre, Dujiangyan Municipal, Ähtäri, Finnish solid wood

Honkarakenne has signed the strategic cooperation agreement with the Dujiangyan Municipal People’s Government represented by the Vice Mayor Mr Yuan in Dujiangyan city. The aim of the strategic cooperation agreement is to proceed with the building of the Cultural Exchange Centre together with Dujiangyan’s sister city …

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