• Sliced flooring deck layers by Danzer to include North American Species

    Hardwood specialist Danzer has further increased its capacity for sliced flooring deck layers. Last month, four new drying kilns have been put into operation, at its Darlington, Pennsylvania, facility. Danzer is now able to produce sliced flooring deck layers from …

  • Microvellum introduces Fluid Designer

    Using Blender technology as the design engine, Microvellum Fluid Designer enables a customer to design kitchens, closets, bathrooms, office spaces, and other interior spaces within a professional, modern drawing environment.   Fluid Designer allows one to layout interior scenes quickly …

  • IMA America Corp. expands production facilities at their Lübbecke location

    IMA Klessmann GmbH is expanding its production capacities at the Lübbecke location with a hall of around 3,000 m² in size for the assembly, installation and initial commissioning of fully automated production facilities. The construction of an additional production hall …

  • More than 100 Million Dead Trees identified in California’s forests

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced recently that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since …

  • New Updated Carbon Calculator launched by WoodWorks

    WoodWorks, the Wood Products Council, has launched an updated version of its free carbon calculator, providing more options for buildings made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber products. Using wood products that store carbon instead of building materials …

  • Hardinge Inc. acquires Voumard

    Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions and accessories, has acquired the assets of the Voumard Internal Diameter (ID) Grinding Business from Peter Wolters GmbH in Rendsburg, Germany.   Voumard was founded in Neuchatel, Switzerland nearly 70 …

  • Brazilian exports of wood products sees a 13% increase

    In September 2016, the Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 13% in value compared to September 2015, from $209.5 million to $237 million, as reported by ITTO (The International Tropical Timber Organization).   The value of …

  • Mastercam releases Mastercam 2017 for SOLIDWORKS

    Mastercam 2017 for SOLIDWORKS is a CAM application that is fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS. Users can program parts directly in SOLIDWORKS using Mastercam’s industry-leading toolpaths and machining strategies.   In addition to all the improvements to Mastercam Mill and Lathe, …

  • Deutsche Messe comes to Mexico with Magna ExpoMueblera

    A staple show of the Mexican trade fair market for 22 years now, Magna ExpoMueblera is being organized for the first time by Deutsche Messe for this edition. Scheduled to be held from January 18 to 21, 2017 at the …

  • American Wood Council elects new chairman

    The American Wood Council today announced the election of Stimson Lumber CEO Andrew Miller as the new AWC chairman for a one-year term, effective beginning January 2017.   Allyn Ford, chairman of Roseburg Forest Products was elected the first vice-chairman …

  • Microvellum introduces latest Version 15.4 Software

    Microvellum Inc., specializing in AutoCAD based CAD/CAM/CIM technologies, has announced the immediate availability of its new Version 15.4 General Release software. This new, highly anticipated release is packed full of new features designed to improve its user’s capabilities, productivity and …

  • North American wood fiber sees downward trend in prices

    North American wood fiber prices have trended downward for most of 2015 and 2016 with prices in the 3Q/16 being at their lowest levels in over two years. Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in Canada and the US have fallen …

  • USNR obtains the business of Ventek

    USNR announced that is has acquired the business of Ventek, Inc., the industry leader in veneer scanning, grading, and handling systems for the plywood industry.   Based in Eugene, Oregon, Ventek has designed and built vision-based and moisture-based grading solutions …

  • Roseburg appoints Ashlee Cribb as Sales Director

    Roseburg is pleased to announce that Ashlee Cribb has been named Sales Director for Roseburg’s Solid Wood Business, effective Jan. 1, 2017. This newly created role will consolidate the reporting of the sales organization, giving the business a single point …

  • Bruno Moser wins prestigious award

    The Breitenbach-based architect Bruno Moser has received Bronze in the American Architecture Prize for our headquarters in St. Johann, Tirol. The jury was convinced by the modular construction based on the EGGER OSB 4 Top board. The award ceremony took …

  • Madison College authorized 16 Woodworking Skill Evaluators

    Wisconsin once again leads the nation in accredited skill evaluators following a “sold out” Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) Accredited Skill Evaluator Training program held October 28 at Madison Area Technical College.   The training of 16 new evaluators capped off …

  • AFRC greets two new members

    AFRC is thrilled to welcome two new members to the association: Tricon Timber and T2 Inc.   Tricon Timber is the largest privately-owned mill in the state of Montana. After breaking ground in 1989 and coming online in 1991, Tricon …

  • Leitz Expands Corporate Training & Field Service Knowledgebase

    Leitz Tooling is constantly in pursuit of improved quality and productivity for their customers. As a result, over the last two years,the company has made unprecedented investments in facilities, equipment and field service personnel.   The company also regularly introduces …

  • Norbord Announces Mill Exchange in Quebec

    Norbord Inc. (TSX and NYSE: OSB) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE: LPX) to exchange OSB mills in Quebec. Norbord will swap ownership of its mill in Val-d’Or, Quebec for LP’s OSB mill …


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