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Finland imported 24 percent fewer logs from Russia in the 4Q/08 as compared to the same quarter in 2007. With the uncertainty surrounding the log export taxes and timber market conditions in Russia, it is likely that the Finnish forest industry will rely less on Russian timber in the future, reports Wood Resource Quarterly. - April 29, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Newly released book "In The Company of Sacred Cows" tells the story of Ottawa based telecom producer Mitel Corporation’s struggle to survive during the last economic downturn – and its dramatic turnaround, led by authors Geoff Smith and Stephen Quesnelle. Together they worked to help the company emerge both competitive and 40 times more profitable. - April 22, 2009 - Sacred Cow Company
Wood fiber costs have diminished in all regions of the US this year as the decline in fiber demand by the pulp industry has been greater than the reduction of residual chips supply from the sawmilling sector. The past six months, pulpwood costs have fallen about 10% in the US South and 20% in the US Northwest, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. - April 15, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Vietnam is now one of the most important suppliers of plantation Eucalyptus and Acacia wood chips to the pulp industry in both Japan and China. The country has expanded shipments gradually over the past six years and is now the world’s fourth largest hardwood chip exporter, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - April 03, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
World Dryer® Corporation answers the popular question on everyone's mind. "Are hand dryers or paper towels better for the environment?" - April 02, 2009 - World Dryer Corporation
Many Canadian pulpmills ran at operating rates of less than 70 percent in the 1Q/09. As a result, wood chip prices fell in most provinces with the biggest declines occurring in British Columbia and Alberta. The western provinces had the lowest wood chip prices in North America in the 1Q, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. - April 02, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Sawlog prices in China declined for the first time in three years in the 4Q/08 because of reduced demand for lumber, panels and paper products both domestically and from export markets, reports Wood Resource Quarterly. - March 26, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Consolidated Forestry Industries CEO Ken Curtis appealed to the Canadian Government to co-operate more with its American counterparts in order to lift the region out of recession.
“If the old adage ‘when America sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold’ is true, then what will... - March 15, 2009 - Consolidated Forestry Industries Inc
Favorable timber growing conditions, a good business climate and a stable political environment has attracted a number of European forest companies to invest in Uruguay the past few years. The establishment of fast-growing Eucalyptus and pine plantations could eventually support two or three new pulpmills, according to the WRQ. - March 12, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Wood pellet prices in Europe has trended upward the past six years reaching record levels in the 4Q/08 as demand stays strong, reports Wood Resource Quarterly. - March 08, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Consolidated Forestry Industries Inc CEO Ken Curtis remained upbeat despite his company posting a net profit of just C$16,855,150 for the financial year ending December 31, 2008. The company posted a profit of C$248,036,272 for the previous year.
Curtis expressed confidence that the worst was behind... - March 08, 2009 - Consolidated Forestry Industries Inc
The WRQ Global Average Wood Fiber Price Indices recorded their sharpest quarterly decline since their inception in 1988, as wood fiber consumption by struggling pulp and paper industries decreased worldwide in the 4Q/08. - March 04, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
EDL Inc., the makers of the Fur-1200 Calibration Furnace and Ultra
Bath (stirred silicone oil or salt bath) line of calibration instruments introduces the new Megaohm Validator®, a product that guarantees the measurement accuracy of insulation resistance testers; crucial to trust in measurement. This product provides a simple method of ensuring insulation resistance testers are operating properly and within specification and is of tremendous value to manufacturers. - February 28, 2009 - EDL Inc.
The global wood pellet industry has developed remarkably fast, evolving from being practically non-existent 15 years ago to being an important wood fiber consumer which is increasingly competing with pulp and wood-panel industry for wood raw-material. - February 27, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
The forest industry continues to struggle in Canada with many forest companies making the difficult decisions to close plants permanently, thus laying off thousands of people in pulpmills, OSB mills and sawmills throughout the country, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. In addition to permanent... - February 26, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
The fourth quarter was a gloomy quarter for the forest industry in North America. Every price indicator pointed downward, including prices of pulp, lumber, wood chip, pulpwood and biomass, as reported in the latest issue of the North American Wood Fiber Review. - January 28, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Reduced consumption of lumber in North America and Europe in the 3Q/08 resulted in lower demand for sawlogs and declining prices for softwood timber, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Because wood costs account for 65-75% of the production costs when producing softwood lumber, they are the key factor determining a regions or company’s competitiveness. - January 23, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Logistics Provider Nexus Distribution selected to open Midwest U.S. Distribution Center for Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP). Further enhancing service to customers of its Printing & Writing segment, Wausau Paper selected Nexus Distribution’s facility in Bedford Park, IL as the location for its new... - January 22, 2009 - Nexus Distribution
Wood fiber costs, the cost component that often determines a pulp manufacturer’s competitiveness, fell for the first time in many years in practically all major pulp-producing regions around the world in the 3Q/08, according to the market report Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). This drop was the result of two main factors: a strengthening US dollar against most major currencies combined with a reduced demand for pulpwood. - January 14, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
New options for 2009 make oil analysis easy and affordable. They now offer a full testing and reporting option for mining, railroad, trucking, industrial, oil & gas and marine applications. - January 13, 2009 - On-Site Analysis
The domestic sawlog market in China has tightened as a result of reduced log imports from Russia in 2008. The increased competition for logs has pushed log prices upward to record highs in the 3Q 08, according to Wood Resources International. - December 01, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
The Davco Twin-Cut—designed for seriously portable sawmilling, with a high level of reliability—wins award from national design association. - November 29, 2008 - Davco Solutions Inc
The Russian timber market has gone through a roller coaster ride the past year, with log costs reaching record highs in the 4Q of last year and then falling to two-year lows in the 3Q/08. Topping off the dramatic events was the announcement by PM Putin last week that the long-awaited log export tax, which would practically cease log exports in January, will be postponed for 9-12 months. - November 18, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Innovative Packaging of Huntington, IN has completed a $35,000 project to retrofit all of the high bay lighting in its 115,000 square foot facility with energy-efficient T5 fluorescent fixtures from Electrical Marketplace. This project will lower operating costs associated with lighting by more than 46% and prevent the emission of more than 147 tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. - October 21, 2008 - Electrical Marketplace, Inc.
Softwood wood fiber prices are currently close to a 12-year high in British Columbia, according to the market report North American Wood Fiber Review. As chip prices in BC tend to follow pulp prices, wood costs have remained practically unchanged in 2008, but were over 30% higher in the 3Q/08 than they were two years ago. - October 08, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
On Tuesday, July 29, 2008, a hearing was convened in the Dirksen Office Building of the U. S. Senate, by the Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. The subject of the hearing was “Dangerous Dust: Is OSHA Doing Enough to Protect Workers?”... - October 01, 2008 - Chilworth Technology, Inc.
Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in western US fell substantially in the 3Q/08 after having reached a 13-year record-high in the previous quarter as reported in the latest issue of the North American Wood Fiber Review. - October 01, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Chilworth Technology has recently acquired extensive standard laboratory and large-scale testing facilities for hazard analysis support. Any solid, liquid, or gas can be tested for initiation sensitivity, speed of propagation, and explosiveness. The energetic materials, products, and systems test facility... - September 30, 2008 - Chilworth Technology, Inc.
In light of the newly released OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis program (CPL 03-00-006) Chilworth Technology has published strategic Guide for the safe handling of combustible dusts. This document, “Chilworth Technology Strategic Guide – Handling Dusts & Powders Safely”... - September 30, 2008 - Chilworth Technology, Inc.
The Russian Federal Government is trying to assist development of its forest industry by adding export taxes on logs, thereby limiting competition by foreign companies for the Russian timber, as reported by Wood Resource Quarterly. These taxes are currently 25% of the log value (minimum €15/m3) for softwood logs and are scheduled to increase to a minimum of €50/m3 (about US$78/m3) from January 2009. - September 23, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Graeham Owens Handmade Paper Products is excited to announce the launch of their new customer-focused website, www.graehamowens.com. The new website offers convenient and secure online shopping for the public as well as wholesale customers - September 06, 2008 - Graeham Owens Handmade Paper Products
With the impetus provided by the Russian government, which has implemented regulations that restrict open trade of logs, Russia is slowly transforming from being a large exporter of logs to an important producer of primary processed wood products, as reported by the Wood Resource Quarterly - September 05, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Wood fiber costs, the major cost component when producing wood pulp, increased in practically all major pulp-producing regions around the world in the 2Q/08, according to the market report Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). This was both a result of a continued weakening of the US dollar against most major currencies and because of higher transport costs for both pulpwood and wood chips. - August 23, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Wood Resource Quarterly reports that softwood sawlog prices increased in Russia during the 2Q, in contrast to the sharp decline noted during the 1Q. Contrary to earlier price movements, this time it was the domestic market rather than the export market that was the main price driver as the housing market in western Russia strengthened substantially. - August 21, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
U.S. Local Business Association™ Award Plaque Honors the Achievement - August 01, 2008 - Marcron Packaging Systems
Export prices for both pine and Eucalyptus wood chips have gone up substantially in 2008 in Australia as a result of increased demand in Japan and a tighter supply of wood chips throughout the Pacific Rim region, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Australia has become the world’s largest... - July 16, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Oxigen Investments offer eco-friendly investments in Teak and Agarwood which are proving to be lucrative investment vehicles for the individual investors they service.
Established 5 years ago, Oxigen has an impressive client retention rate, with 24% of clients re-investing. And that client base is growing... - July 14, 2008 - Oxigen Investments
Nexus successfully opened a new East Coast Distribution Center for Wausau Paper (NYSE: WPP) to provide service enhancements for customers of Wausau’s Printing & Writing division. Nexus' Allentown, PA facility now houses the entire portfolio of Wausau Paper stock brands and grades, providing the latest distribution technology, the ability to utilize intermodal rail, and Nexus’ specialized paper industry logistics services including Overnight and Same Day delivery. - July 09, 2008 - Nexus Distribution
Softwood sawlog prices have gone up faster in Europe than in any other region of the world the past two years, according to Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Because wood costs account for 65-75% of the production costs when producing softwood lumber, they are the key factor determining a regions or company’s competitiveness. - July 03, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Surface Guard introduces Wave Flute single face corrugated. Now in addition to A, B & E Flute single face, Surface Guard has begun to manufacture the unique and eye catching Wave Flute single face in a variety of flexo-printed colors and sizes. - July 03, 2008 - Surface Guard Inc.
The Finnish forest industry has had a tough year. The wood supply has been tight and the country is having some of the highest sawlog and pulpwood costs in the world, according to the market report, the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). - June 13, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
With the increasing demand for woody biomass, global trade of particularly wood pellets has gone up substantially the past few years as reported in the latest issue of the Wood Resource Quarterly. Global trade of wood pellets reached over three million tons in 2007. - June 07, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Pulpmills in both Europe and the Pacific Rim are increasingly sourcing their mills with wood from fast-growing plantations. This has resulted in a major expansion of worldwide trade of both wood chips and pulplogs the past few years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Global trade of wood chips... - May 28, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Tight residual supply, higher fuel costs and unfavourable weather were all factors that pushed wood costs for the world’s pulp industry to new record levels in 1Q/08.
Wood costs went up in most of the 17 world regions covered by the market report Wood Resource Quarterly. One country that bucked... - May 22, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Russian domestic log prices fell sharply in the 1Q 2008 from their peak in the 4Q of last year, according to the market report Wood Resource Quarterly. Pine sawlog prices declined 22%, softwood pulpwood prices were down 20% and hardwood pulpwood costs fell just over 15%. The major reasons for the price declines were an improved log supply thanks to favorable logging conditions and a substantial reduction in log exports. - May 09, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
The export-dependent sawmilling industry in Brazil has been cutting back production in 2007 as shipments to the US fell. With the reduced operating rates, demand for sawlogs declined and timber prices leveled off in the 4Q, according to the market report Wood Resource Quarterly. However, with the strengthening of the Brazilian Real, wood costs continued up to a record high in US dollars terms. - April 24, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
Pulpwood costs in Brazil will continue to be record high as competition increases for smaller logs between the pulp, energy and wood panel sectors. Wood costs in the 4Q/07 were almost twice the level of four years ago. - April 18, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
According to the Wood Resource Quarterly, pulpwood costs in Indonesia reached a record high in the 4Q/07 due to police clampdown on illegal logging, which limited the availability of wood fiber. - April 04, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
According to the North American Wood Fiber Review, wood chip prices have increased by over 15% in Canada the past year as a result of reduced supply of residual chips from a struggling sawmilling sector. Higher costs for wood fiber and a strengthening Canadian dollar have squeezed profits for Canadian pulp companies and many are considering cutting back production rather than spending more money on high-cost wood chips. - April 03, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC
High wood costs and the prospect of reduced log supply from Russia in the coming years, forces many pulpmills in the Nordic countries to re-evaluate their wood fiber procurement strategies in 2007. Increasing wood chip imports from Latin America and North America together with higher domestic timber harvests can be expected in 2008. - April 01, 2008 - Wood Resources International LLC