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Raute to temporarily layoff some staff

16-06-2020
Raute, adaptive measures, layoffs, temporary

Raute Corporation has initiated negotiations in accordance with the Act on Co-operation within Undertakings concerning measures to adapt its operations in Finland, i.e. in Nastola, Lahti, and Kajaani. The purpose of the negotiations is to adapt operations to the financial and production-related situation resulting from the declined order book and …

Hayashi Plywood Industrial plans to curtail production by 20%

24-04-2020
Hayashi Plywood, softwood plywood, Maizuru, Nanao, plants, curtailment, temporary, partial

Hayashi Plywood Industrial Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) manufactures softwood plywood at Maizuru and Nanao plants. To deal with dropping sales, it has started reducing the production by 10% since last month and March production is down by 15%. With dropping orders from precutting plants and large house builders, it plans to curtail the production by …

Conifex Timber extends temporary production curtailment at Mackenzie sawmill in Canada

20-04-2020
Conifex Timber Inc., extension, temporary curtailment, Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada, sawmill

Conifex Timber Inc. announced that, in response to continued weakened global demand for forest products impacted by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, it is extending its temporary production curtailment at its Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada sawmill for two weeks to May 3, 2020. The curtailment is not expected to have any adverse consequence …

PotlatchDeltic to temporarily halt plywood production at St. Maries, Idaho mill

15-04-2020
plywood facility, temporary, halt production, coronavirus, PotlatchDeltic Corporation

PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced plans to temporarily halt production at its St. Maries, Idaho industrial plywood facility as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on plywood markets. Starting April 20, 2020 the St. Maries, Idaho plywood facility will halt production for two weeks and curtailments may be extended depending on market …

Bergs Timber makes temporary adjustments to their production

07-04-2020
Bergs Timber, temporary adjustments, production, reduction, UK, Sweden, short-term work,

The effects of the corona crisis are beginning to be seen in lower demand for wood products. Bergs Timber has a large share of its sales to the UK market where demand now has fallen rapidly. In order to achieve a balance between production and demand, a number of changes will be made. Bergs Timber has agreed with the trade unions to start …

Conifex Timber to temporarily curtail operations at Mackenzie sawmill for two weeks

06-04-2020
Conifex Timber, curtail production, Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada sawmill, temporary

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting global demand for forest products. In response, effective April 6, 2020, Conifex Timber Inc.  will temporarily curtail operations at its Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada sawmill for two weeks. The curtailment is not expected to have any adverse consequence on its bioenergy operations. Conifex and its …

Weyerhaeuser to reduce lumber production by 20% in April

01-04-2020
Weyerhaeuser Company, reduction, operating capacity, temporary mill curtailments, reduced shift postures

In response to recent changes in customer sentiment and order flow, Weyerhaeuser Company is dynamically adjusting operating capacity at certain of its manufacturing facilities. For the month of April, the company expects to reduce operating capacity by approximately 20% for lumber, 15% for oriented strand board, and 15% to 25% for engineered wood …

Komatsu Forest temporarily shuts down production of forest machinery

31-03-2020
Komatsu Forest, temporary, shut down, production, forest machinery, shortage, suppliers, parts, manufacturing, factory, Sweden

Due to the closure of suppliers of critical components, Komatsu Forest will temporarily shut down its production of forest machinery at its factory in Umeå, Sweden. The company agreed with IF Metall on short-term work from April 13 through June 21 for employees in production. "The background is that the corona pandemic has caused some of …

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