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  • AF and PA rubbished EPA’s air quality mandate

    Date : March 18, 2015

    American Forest & paper Association (AF&PA) has supported a bill that strongly rubbished the U.S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA) idea for tightening ambient air quality standards for ozone at least 85% of the countries in non-attainment to meet the 2008 …

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  • Schattdecor introduced Canyon Aruba Spruce

    Date : March 18, 2015

    Schattdecor has introduced Canyon Aruba Spruce at Surfaces 2015. It is shown here in an installed flooring layout. This unique décor has a raw appearance that would look great with a textured finish. And even though it is shown in …

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  • Cefla to hold i-learn series events

    Date : March 18, 2015

    Cefla North America has announced their new Cefla i-learn series of educational events for promoting two new products among the manufacturers. The event will be held in tow phases.     The first phase will be held on May 7 …

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  • Housing market declined in February

    Date : March 18, 2015

    National Housing market in USA has declined 17%, a newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department confirmed. The weak economic condition has triggered this fall down.     “This drop is not surprising based on our recent surveys, but …

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  • Norbord and Ainsworth Provide Update on Merger and Closing

    Date : March 17, 2015

    Norbord Inc. and Ainsworth Lumber Co. ltd today announced that they have been informed by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice that it has closed its review of the previously announced combination of Norbord and Ainsworth. …

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  • NAHB Gives Employee Compensation against Industry Standard

    Date : March 16, 2015

    A newly released publication from BuilderBooks, the book publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) gives homes builders an inside look at building industry employee compensation trends across the country. The 2014 Single-Family Builder Compensation Study provides …

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  • Momentive Introduces Advanced Silicone Elastomer products

    Date : March 16, 2015

    Silicone Pioneer Momentive Performances Material Inc. (MPM) is introducing nw advanced silicone elastomer solutions at NPE2015. In addition to exhibiting a new, low-volatile, self lubricating liquis silicon rubber (LSR), MPM will highlight recent advancement in fiber-reinforced LASR and anti-static heat …

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  • Ninety Six Percent of Americans Have Access to Community Paper Recycling

    Date : March 14, 2015

    The American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) 2014 Community Access Survey shows that overall consumer access to community paper and paperboard recycling in the U.S. reached 96 percent, up from 87 percent in 2010. The survey evaluated 12 separate grades …

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  • Canada’s Forest Products Industry Leads the World in Environment

    Date : March 11, 2015

    The Canadian Forest Product Industry now has 43% of the world’s independently certified forests or more than 160 million hectares, which is four times more than any other country. Certified forest means that companies follow progressive social and environmental forest …

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  • Resolute Announces Permanent Closure of Machine #9

    Date : March 11, 2015

    Resolute Forest Product Inc. announced the permanent closure of paper machine #9 at its mill in Alma (Quebec), representing a reduction of 75,000 metric tons of annual specialty papers production capacity. “Greenpeace’s ill-founded attacks misrepresent the company’s forest management practices …

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  • WestCoast to Merge with Conestoga Brand

    Date : March 10, 2015

    Conestoga initially purchased Sunriver Industries in 2008, since then, the company has been able to market Sunriver as a West Coast product line, supplying cabinetry doors, drawer fronts, and architectural accent pieces in a variety of stains and finishes. On …

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  • John Bassett- The Furniture Icon, to Speak at AWFS Fair

    Date : March 10, 2015

    Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers is pleased to announce that John Bassett, III will be Special Guest Speaker at the 2015. A dynamic storyteller and passionate individual, Mr. Bassett will share how his company faced extreme challenges when China …

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  • NALFA asked retailers to use only its sealed product

    Date : March 9, 2015

    The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) said, retailers who carry NALFA- certified products not have the dangers of the flooring in the awake of a 60 minutes TV report regarding a retailer’s Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring and its formaldehyde content …

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  • Canada now holds 43% of world’s total forest area: Survey

    Date : March 9, 2015

    A survey conducted by Leger survey of international customers has discovered that 43% of world’s independently certified forest products industry is now belong to Canada which means 160 million hectares of the world’s total forest area falls in Canada. The …

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  • SRS and FPL merged together to tackle termites

    Date : March 5, 2015

    For tackling the termites the Forest Service’s Southern Research Station (SRS) Termite Team and Durability and Wood protection has merged together at the Forest products Laboratory (FPL).   Rebecca Wallace said that this development will make a positive impact on …

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  • Sawlog price yet to rise

    Date : March 5, 2015

    Lower lumber production resulted in generally lower sawlog prices in both the US and Canada in the 3Q/14, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The biggest price declines were seen in the US South and in the Interior …

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  • AWF Takes over LEFP

    Date : March 5, 2015

    American Wood Fibers one of the largest manufacturers of wood products in U.S., has taken over Lost Coast Forest Products (LEFP), a Santa Rosa, California based supplier; Stephen Faehner, President and CEO of AWF and Geoff Freidman, President of LCFP …

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  • Builder Confidence Slightly Lower in February on Harsh Weather Conditions

    Date : March 4, 2015

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released last month. “Overall, builder sentiment remains fairly …

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  • Forest Service employee won“21 CSC Champion of the Year”

    Date : March 4, 2015

    This year “21 CSC Champion of the Year,” which is regarded as the most prestigious award in forest maintenance work, was won by Michelle Mitchell, a regional program leader for volunteer and service at Forest Service in the U.S for …

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  • Wood Industry Releases Weight and Measurement Labeling Guidelines

    Date : March 2, 2015

    The American Wood Council has collaborated with organizations in the lumber industry to release recommended guidelines for Weights and Measurement labeling. The guidelines can be found on the AWC website for reference. All states have laws and regulations describing how …

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