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IMA Schelling USA appoints Karl-Heinz "Charlie" Schulz as new Director of Technical Services / Service Manager

IMA Schelling, USA, management, leadership

Karl-Heinz "Charlie" Schulz IMA Schelling Group, a provider of sales and after-sales support of IMA and Schelling products for the woodworking, metalworking and plastics industries, welcomes Karl-Heinz “Charlie" Schulz as the new Director of Technical Services/Service Manager for their US operations. The IMA Schelling Group US is excited …

Ipe Woods USA joins National Hardwood Lumber Association

Ipe Woods USA, NHLA

Ipe Woods USA has joined the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), the oldest and largest hardwood association supporting the North American hardwood industry and the global hardwood community. NHLA provides a platform for the world’s leading hardwood companies to shape the future of the industry. Their mission is to serve NHLA …

U.S. hardwood industry disintegrates from trade war with China

trade, USA, China, hardwood

Industry representatives said that a possible trade deal with China announced last week might not be broad enough to save U.S. hardwood timber companies from layoffs, cutbacks and closings, reported United Press International (UPI). Chinese tariffs slapped on exports of red oak, walnut and other hardwoods have cut almost 50 per cent of …

OSU celebrates opening of mass timber research lab

OSU, USA, mass timber, research

A new facility dedicated to researching and testing mass timber in commercial buildings is now open at Oregon State University (OSU). OSU celebrated the grand opening of the A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory on Oct. 10 at the main campus in Corvallis. The 17,500-square-foot lab is part of the College of Forestry's new Oregon …

Claymark to sell to NZ Future Forests Products

Claymark, New Zealand, USA, timber, acquisition

NZ Future Forests Products Ltd (NZFFP) has entered an agreement to acquire the Claymark Group including all the operations in New Zealand and the United States. The company says that this transaction is the start of a new and exciting chapter for Claymark. Mark Clayton has led Claymark for 30 years and transformed the company into a global leader …

Trump pushes to allow new logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

USA, timber, forestry

President Trump has instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to exempt Alaska’s 16.7-million-acre Tongass National Forest from logging restrictions imposed nearly 20 years ago, according to three people briefed on the issue, after privately discussing the matter with the state’s governor aboard Air Force One. The move would …

Ontario Investing Almost $5 Million in Mass Timber Innovation

Ontario, USA, timber

The Ontario government is opening the forest industry to jobs and promoting the use of sustainable renewable resources by investing in the province's first cross laminated timber plant. John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, has announced an investment of almost $5 million in Element5's new facility, which will create over 60 …

US-China trade war impacts forest products

USA, China, trade

The trade war between the US and China has impacted US exporters of forest products to China. China’s economy slowed during 2018 and early 2019, causing the total value of imported wood pulp, lumber and logs to decline by just over 10 per cent from the first four months of 2018 to the same period in 2019. Simultaneously, forest product …

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