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  • Price Increases Reflect Tightening of Supplies In Central/West Africa

    Published On : August 20, 2013

    Producers are reporting that some slight price increases were secured in early August despite this being a very quiet trading month especially in the EU market. These price increases, say analysts, reflect tightening of supplies than any underlying improvement in …

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  • DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR Expanding Scope to Architects and Designers

    Published On : August 20, 2013

    Continuing its traditional “to the trade” profile serving the entire floor covering industry, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR scheduled on March 25-27, 2014, continuously updates its database of over 200,000 professional contacts that focuses on the Architects and Designers.   The Architects and Designers …

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  • SCA Appointed New Group Treasurer

    Published On : August 20, 2013

    Group Treasurer, Carl-Axel Olson will retire on August 31, 2013. Johan Rydin has been appointed as his successor. Johan Rydin has been employed by SCA Treasury since 1988.  He will start his new position on September 1, 2013.   SCA …

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  • Swedish Royalty Visited SCA Forest Products

    Published On : August 19, 2013

    On 14 August, the Swedish king and queen visited the county of Västernorrland in northern Sweden. In connection to this, the royal couple visited some of SCA Forest Products operations, a logging site in Västansjö and Bollsta sawmill.     …

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  • Kelly Hoppen and Crosswater Design Partnership Launches New Contemporary Brassware Collection

    Published On : August 19, 2013

    KH Zero 1 is the new contemporary brassware collection launched by Crosswater in partnership with renowned interior designer and entrepreneur Kelly Hoppen MBE.       This much-anticipated tap, mixer and shower collection is, as the name suggests, the first …

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  • China Remains Key Driver Of Rise In Export of 2013 Second Quarter

    Published On : August 16, 2013

    Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska jumped about 28 per cent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of this year, totaling 540 million board feet, according to the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific …

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  • Hettich to Present Innovative Line-up at Sicam 2013

    Published On : August 16, 2013

    Hettich is going to present a highlight under the banner “Slide it. Love it.” in this year’s Sicam Exhibition scheduled on October 15-18 in Pordenone, Italy. Besides it will also launch new sliding door systems that meet exacting demands on …

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  • RusForest Vostok Nafta Loan Extended

    Published On : August 14, 2013

    RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, has received an extension of the $5 million Vostok Nafta loan originally drawn in November 2012.   The Vostok Nafta loan currently carries an annual interest rate of 9 percent …

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  • Conifex Appoints Director and Senior VP Marketing

    Published On : August 14, 2013

    Conifex appointed Patrick Bell as new Director of the company. During his political career, Mr. Bell served three terms in the BC Legislature and held a number of high profile positions with the Provincial Government, including Minister of Jobs, Tourism …

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  • Western Forest Products Inc. Second Quarter Results 2013

    Published On : August 14, 2013

    Western Forest Products Inc. announced results for the second quarter of 2013. The Company reported EBITDA of $44.9 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared to EBITDA of $31.9 million for the first quarter of 2013 and $18.8 million …

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  • Upm Sells Processing Operations To Lännen Painepuu Oy

    Published On : August 14, 2013

    UPM has signed an agreement on the sale of further processing operations at Kaukas sawmill in Lappeenranta, Finland, to Lännen Painepuu Oy, part of Kuusisto Group. The 11 employees of the further processing mill will continue working at UPM Kaukas …

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  • Maderas Martin Ltd Choses Söderhamn Eriksson Sawline

    Published On : August 14, 2013

    The sawmilling company Maderas Martin Ltd in Constitucion, Chile is investing in a state-of-the-art and highly efficient saw line from Söderhamn Eriksson. The “Super Saver” saw line comprises a 3D scanner with optimization, log infeed, reducer bandsaw quad and a …

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  • RusForest Receives Bondholder Approval

    Published On : August 13, 2013

    RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, announces that the Company’s proposal to amend the terms and conditions of the remaining corporate bonds was unanimously approved.     As previously disclosed, RusForest bondholders that chose not to …

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  • Weyerhaeuser Now Acquired Longview Timber

    Published On : August 13, 2013

    Weyerhaeuser Company now owns or manages approximately 20.5 million acres of forestland in the U.S. and Canada including acquisition of Longview Timber’s approximately 645,000 acres of forestland in Washington state and Oregon in July, making the company one of North …

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  • Dieffenbacher to Plant Continuous MDF Press for Duraplay in Mexico

    Published On : August 13, 2013

    Dieffenbacher bagged a contract from Duraplay de Parral to supply a new MDF press with a capacity of 200,000 m3 per year and an order volume of over 80 million USD. The new plant will be installed in Chihuahua, Mexico, …

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  • Victorian Woman of the Year Says Forestry Needs a Makeover

    Published On : August 13, 2013

    Michelle Freeman, this year’s Victorian Woman of the year says forestry needs to work harder to drop the stereotype of an old lumberjack holding an axe. She is using her $10,000 prize to hold workshops across Australia with the aim …

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  • British Woodworking Federation smashes new membership target

    Published On : August 12, 2013

     Successful lobbying and extensive technical and business services are attracting large numbers of joinery manufacturing firms to join the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).   The British Woodworking Federation revealed that it has smashed its original target of recruiting 100 new …

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  • Tafisa Canada Reschedules Maintenance Stoppage

    Published On : August 12, 2013

    The Canadian particleboard manufacturer Tafisa Canada, which is part of Sonae Industria, has postponed a maintenance stoppage scheduled to begin at the end of July until further notice. The company is thus reacting to a five-day shutdown in the wake …

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  • Construction Shows Signs Of Improvement In Q2

    Published On : August 12, 2013

    As per latest Construction Trade Survey the conditions in Q2 shows signs of improvement across all construction sectors and throughout the supply chain. Even small and medium-sized businesses, hardest hit by the downturn, reported their first rise in activity since …

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  • FSC And The APRIL Group Association Ends

    Published On : August 10, 2013

    Effective 7 August 2013, the Forest Stewardship Council has ended all association with the APRIL Group, including the immediate termination of all Trademark License Agreements (TLA). This decision follows the withdrawal of APRIL companies from FSC Chain of Custody certification, …

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