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Industry Intelligence Inc.’s bi-weekly special report recaps news in the technology and digital publishing industries showcasing the effects new technology has on paper usage and printers. - September 07, 2012 - industry intelligence, inc.
Increased demand for lumber in the US and higher exports from Canada to China have resulted in lumber prices being about 35% higher in August of 2012 as compared to August of 2011. Sawlog prices have moved up in Interior BC 2Q/12 y-o-y, while falling in Western US and remaining unchanged in Eastern Canada and the US South, according to WRQ. - September 03, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Wood costs have fallen the past year for many sawmills in the major lumber-producing countries worldwide. The Global Sawlog Price Index was US$82.90 per cubic meter in the 2Q/12, which was 11.5% lower than in the 2Q/11, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Sawlog prices have declined the most in Europe the past year. - August 31, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Prices for softwood chips have trended downward in both the US and Canada during the first six months of 2012, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The biggest declines came in British Columbia and Alberta because of lower market pulp prices. Chip prices in the US South, the Lake States and the Northeast experienced only minor price adjustments during the first half of this year. - August 27, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
The slowing economy in China has reduced the importation of logs from New Zealand, Russia and the US by about 15 percent during the first six months of 2012. Prices for imported and domestic softwood logs in China have fallen this year by 14 percent and 10 percent, respectively as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly. - August 07, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Prices for mill and forest biomass fell in most major consuming regions of the US in the 2Q/12, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The main reason for the declining prices is the continued fall of natural gas prices to levels not seen in ten years. - July 27, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Oshenite™ from U.S. Aragonite Enterprises begins processing for plastics market orders leading to product in the market using this cost savings renewable resource. - July 19, 2012 - U.S. Aragonite.com
Wood costs for many European pulp mills have fallen the past six months as the pulp market has weakened. In the Nordic countries, pulplog and wood chip prices have fallen 11-15 percent from last spring, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite the price decline, Europe continues to have some of the highest wood fiber costs in the world. - July 19, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
International trade of softwood lumber increased in 2011 after two years of decline. Imports were up to China, Japan, Spain and South Korea while they fell in the US, the UK, France and Egypt. In Europe, lumber prices might have bottomed and could start increasing if additional supply doesl not outpace higher demand. - June 02, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Classic Quality and Craftsmanship in the Food Service Industry - May 25, 2012 - DMG Productions, LLC
Industry Intelligence Inc., a market intelligence and information management company serving the forest products, packaging, and food and beverage industries, today announced a new partnership with the Forest Landowners Association through the company’s new i2partnership initiative. As partners... - May 25, 2012 - industry intelligence, inc.
New Technology Platform Brings Innovative Mass Customization Products to Help Retailers Extend their Existing Brand and Unlock Consumer Creativity. - May 21, 2012 - RPI
Industry Intelligence Inc. Senior Editor Diane Keaton reports from International Pulp Week in Vancouver, British Columbia. - May 18, 2012 - industry intelligence, inc.
Industry Intelligence Inc., a market intelligence and information management company serving the forest products, packaging, and food and beverage industries, today announced a new partnership with APA—The Engineered Wood Association through the company’s new i2partnership initiative. The... - May 09, 2012 - industry intelligence, inc.
iZone, a leading custom high pressure laminate manufacturer based in Temple, Texas recently announced that it has renewed multi-year contracts to provide park signage to two major national park networks - Alberta Parks, Canada, and the U.S. National Park Service. The contracts combined are expected to... - May 06, 2012 - iZone
China’s demand for logs and lumber fell in late 2011 and early 2012 because of their slowing housing market. However, over the past ten years, importation of wood products has increased dramatically, as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly. Lately, North American log and lumber exporters have increased their market share in China at the expense of exporters in Russia and New Zealand. - April 28, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Security papers have typically been limited to a low recycled content because of the extra processing required of the pulp. ProDocumentSolutions, a leader in document security, has now introduced the first privately owned true watermark security substrate to meet both industry secure and environmental expectations. - April 25, 2012 - Pro Document Solutions
3PL Creates New Position, Promotes Industry Veteran to Director of Risk Management. - April 18, 2012 - Corporate Traffic
Exports of wood pellets from North America to Europe reached a record of over two million tons in 2011, according to analysis reported in the North American Wood Fiber Review. Canada has long been the main exporter of pellets but in the second half of 2011, the US caught up and exported an equal volume to Canada. - April 07, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Weakening lumber markets in Asia and Europe reduced demand for sawlogs in many countries late last year. As a result, log prices in a number of the major lumber-producing countries in the world fell during the second half of 2011, according to the market report the Wood Resource Quarterly. - April 04, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
RPI (www.rpiprint.com), a leader in make-on-demand private label personalized photo books, greeting cards and stationery products for mass and specialty retailers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy L. Bice as vice president of operations. Bice brings nearly 20 years of engineering and international... - March 21, 2012 - RPI
Wood costs for pulp mills and sawmills in Brazil have gone up over the past few years, reaching their highest levels in over 20 years in 2011, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. However, towards the end of the year, Eucalyptus and pine log prices fell, mainly because of the strengthening US dollar. - March 20, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
PrintE-Z.com, a business checks provider, is now offering an expanded collection of computer checks online, including QuickBooks checks and computer check starter kits. - March 09, 2012 - Print E-Z Custom Wedding Invitations
Konie Cups, an internationally recognized manufacturer of disposable paper cups, announced the debut of their new conical paper cup, the Snow Konie. A six ounce heavy duty paper cup imprinted with a delicate snowflake design, the Snow Konie is ideal for concessions stands, vending carts, shaved ice stands,... - March 07, 2012 - Konie Cups International
Senator Sanders, I-VT, helps Vermont wood products manufacturer, Maple Landmark, make inroads at Smithsonian Institution gift shops. - March 04, 2012 - Maple Landmark Woodcraft
Atwood Forest Products, a major supplier of hardwood products, has just opened a new facility in January of 2012 in Pennsylvania to manufacture hardwood crane mats. The demand for crane mats in that area of the country has increased and they are now able to help supply the companies that need them. In... - February 22, 2012 - Atwood Forest Products
Global demand for pulp has declined and pulp prices fell during the second half of 2011. As a consequence, prices for wood fiber, the highest cost component when producing pulp, were down throughout the world, as reported by the Wood Resource Quarterly. The Global Wood Fiber Indices for softwood and hardwood fiber declined 3.5% from the 3Q/11. - February 21, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Precision Paper Company announced today that it has purchased the assets of Dietzgen, a division of Nashua Corporation. The transaction, which closed on January 27, 2012, will allow for the Dietzgen brand, a recognized symbol of quality and service for over 100 years, to continue throughout the wide-format... - February 21, 2012 - Dietzgen Corporation
Export tariffs on logs shipped from Russia, the world's largest log supplier, are set to be reduced as the country becomes a member of the WTO. The proposed new lower tariffs are not expected to increase export volumes to pre-tariff levels, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - February 10, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
The Third Annual Cincinnati Business Courier 2012 Green Business Awards Names the Flottman Company as a Finalist in Green Policy and Green Marketing Strategies. - February 08, 2012 - Flottman Company, Inc
Reduced activities in the housing construction sector in China decreased importation of softwood logs and lumber in late 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite the decline in the 4Q, total imports during 2011 reached a record high, making China the largest importer of logs and lumber in the world. - February 04, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Global trade of wood chips has gone up substantially the past two years. Hardwood chip export from Chile, Uruguay and Brazil was up 43 percent in 2011 compared to 2009, as reported by the Wood Resource Quarterly. A clear majority of the increase was Eucalyptus chips destined for pulp mills in Japan and Europe. - January 27, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Relatively low fossil fuel prices have reduced the demand and prices of woody biomass throughout the US the past three years, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. The Pacific Northwest currently has the lowest biomass prices, slightly lower than the South, while the Northeast continues to have among the highest costs in the country. - January 14, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Log exportation from New Zealand continues to rise at a record pace, with almost one-third of the country’s timber harvest being processed at sawmills in China. The high demand for logs from overseas has increased domestic sawlog prices to their highest levels in 15 years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - January 03, 2012 - Wood Resources International LLC
Chinese pulp mills increasingly have to rely on imported wood chips for their wood fiber needs. In 2011, record volumes are being imported mainly from hardwood plantations in Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. Imported wood chip costs from Vietnam have gone up 40 percent in two years and are closing in on costs for chips shipped to Japan, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - December 23, 2011 - Wood Resources International LLC
Slowing lumber markets throughout the world have resulted in declining sawlog prices in many of the major lumber-producing regions in Europe and North America, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. The biggest price reductions occurred in Japan, Sweden, Poland and Russia. - December 17, 2011 - Wood Resources International LLC
Profit margins are being squeezed for many hardwood pulp producers worldwide with higher wood fiber costs and lower product prices. The hardwood wood fiber price index (HFPI) reached a 24-year high in the 3Q/11 at the same time as hardwood pulp prices fell by 26% from June through October, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - November 16, 2011 - Wood Resources International LLC
After months of design and construction of its state-of-the-art office space in Mansfield, MA, Boston Cedar employees joined in celebration of a company milestone ceremony at the start of business on Monday, October 31st, 2011. - November 09, 2011 - Boston Cedar
Increased consumption of softwood lumber throughout the world has moved sawlog prices to new highs in 2011. The Global Conifer Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached a 16-year record high in the 2Q/11, with the greatest increases over last year’s prices occurring in Latvia, Poland, Japan, Russia and Germany, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - October 21, 2011 - Wood Resources International LLC
The US and Canada have been exporting record volumes of logs and lumber to China in 2011. The Wood Resource Quarterly predicts that exports in 2011 will double those seen in 2010 to reach an estimated value of 2.6 billion dollars. Lumber shipments from Canada alone could reach 1.2 billion dollars this year. The North American share of log and lumber import volumes to China has increased from four percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2010. - October 12, 2011 - Wood Resources International LLC
Continued organic growth enables Diversified to add a fourth plant to its production platform, increasing market coverage and offering greater cost savings efficiencies to its clients. - September 29, 2011 - Diversified Labeling Solutions, Inc.
Tom Hughes of Cedar Grove Investments Joins RPI’s Board of Directors, Bringing More Than 38 Years of Experience in the Publishing, Photo and Printing Industry - September 26, 2011 - RPI
Wood costs account for about 60 percent of the production costs when manufacturing pulp for paper. According the Wood Resource Quarterly, wood fiber costs have gone up about 25 percent since early 2009, reaching record levels in the 2Q/2011. - September 17, 2011 - Wood Resources International LLC
European demand for wood pellets has to a large extent, driven the expansion of pellet capacity in both the US and Canada the past five years. The North American Wood Fiber Review reports that in coming years, it is likely that demand for pellets will increase not only in Europe, but also in Asia and North America, which will generate new opportunities for pellet producers, particularly in Western Canada and Eastern US. - August 16, 2011 - Wood Resources International LLC
"This key initiative will continue to become an integral part of the overall marketing strategy for the company going forward," said Paul Colliton, Boston Cedar’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. - August 03, 2011 - Boston Cedar
LMI Technologies looks to further strengthen relationship with forest products industry and invites visitors to participate in interactive demonstrations. - July 31, 2011 - LMI Technologies, Inc.
Wood costs for pulp mills in Western US have increased over the past 12 months, reaching their highest level since early 2008 in the 2Q/11, reports the American Wood Fiber Review. Pulp mills in the US South have slightly lower wood costs than they did in 2010, and continue to have the lowest fiber costs in North America. - July 11, 2011 - Wood Resources International LLC
ESP Ltd is pleased to announce that Neill Tucker has been named Regional Sales Manager South West. Neill will be dedicated to managing all new and existing accounts in the South West. Sales Director Martin Kent announced, "We look forward to building relationships in the South West region as this... - July 06, 2011 - Essential Supply Products
Last year global demand for softwood lumber increased by more than 10 percent after having hit a 50-year low in 2009. The rise in demand has pushed lumber prices in North America, Asia and Europe to their highest levels in ten months, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - July 02, 2011 - Wood Resources International LLC
In the June issue of Supply Chain Digital, the advantages and disadvantages of the four most common types of pallets are discussed. Softwood pallets are the most commonly seen, but metal, paper and plastic pallets all have their role in palletization. “Unless your company is about to host a large... - June 15, 2011 - WDM Group
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