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Canada’s sawn timber production down 8.7% in June

12 September 2022 ` 12:16  
Canadian sawn timber production decreased 3.2% from May 2022 to 4.5 million m³ in June. Production was down 8.7% from June 2021. Canada’s sawmills shipped 4.54 million m³ of sawn timber in June, down 1.5% from May 2022 and down 5.1% from June 2021.

U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber to almost double

1 December 2021 ` 19:55  
The United States has decided to almost double the duties on Canadian softwood lumber from most producers to 17.9%, Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng said on Wednesday, adding that Canada is “extremely disappointed.” The current rate for most...

Construction of $ 47 million Canadian CLT plant to start in summer 2021

4 May 2021 ` 13:31  
In summer 2021, the Eco Development Group wants to start building a $ 47 million CLT plant at the Parry Sound Area Industrial Park to produce house kits for use in residential construction. Andrey Vovchenko, general manager at...

Eacom Timber Corporation invests $8.9M in Elk Lake (Canada) sawmill upgrade

19 April 2021 ` 21:06  
Eacom Timber Corporation announces an investment of $8.9 million to equip its Elk Lake sawmill with a new, state-of-the art continuous dry kiln (CDK). Expected to be fully operational by early fall, the CDK will allow for continuous...

In 2020, China reduced imports of sawnwood by 11%

16 April 2021 ` 17:25  
According to data from China’s Customs, 2020 sawnwood imports totalled 33.86 million m³ valued at $7.68 billion, a year on year decrease of 11% both in volume and in value. Of total sawnwood imports, sawn softwood imports fell...

Tesla truck test for timber transport

14 April 2021 ` 17:12  
As part of a pilot project in Canada, Tesla Semis are used to transport wood. Mosaic Forest Management, a forestry company based on Vancouver Island, intends to use electrification to pave the way for emission-free transport. Mosaic explains...

Metrie acquires Pacific MDF Products Inc. and Canadian MDF Products Company

28 December 2020 ` 11:28  
Metrie, a North American manufacturer and distributor of interior millwork, has announced its acquisition of Pacific MDF Products Inc. and Canadian MDF Products Company, collectively known as Pac Trim, located in Rocklin, Calif., and Edmonton, AB, respectively. Metrie...

Norbord to restart OSB mill in Canada

15 December 2020 ` 19:05  
Norbord announced as part of their flexible operating strategy and in response to increased customer demand that they intend to restart production at their Chambord, Quebec OSB mill in the spring of 2021. Peter Wijnbergen, Norbord’s President &...

Sharp rise in Canadian sawn timber production

10 December 2020 ` 16:01  
Sawn timber production in Canada increased 9.2% from August 2020 to 5 103.7 thousand m³ in September 2020. Production was 11.8% higher than in September 2019. Canadian sawmills shipped 4 881.2 thousand m³ of sawn timber in September 2020, up 6.3% from August 2020 and up 1.2% from September 2019.

US reduces antidumping duties on Canadian timber

3 December 2020 ` 18:24  
The U.S. Department of Commerce reduced its penalties against imports of Canadian timber, primarily from B.C. producers, in the softwood timber dispute. An administrative review of countervailing and anti-dumping duties reduced the tariffs to an average of 9%...