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U.S. Hardwood Export Pinched by Dollar's Rise, Port Strikes

By Andy Johnson Posted: 12/31/2014 2:17PM

U.S. hardwood exports were beginning to be pinched by Wests Coast labor strife and a rising dollar. Red Oak was in very strong demand, as U.S. sales reached $219 in October, and were up 28 percent for the year so far at $1.97 billion.

Happy Holidays from Woodworking Network!

Posted: 12/25/2014 7:36AM

Happy Holidays from Woodworking Network!

Balsa Wood Subsitute Developed for WInd Turbine Blades

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/21/2014 7:30PM

Balsa wood, providing rigid frames in thousands of wind turbine blades, is in short supply - especially as blades get longer. Harvard University researchers have found a way to mimic wood's cell structures and strength with 3D printing.

Cuba: Will Wood Products Industries Soon See Opportunity?

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/21/2014 1:05PM

In Cuba, wood industry opportunities will have to wait until Congress acts on trade restrictions. With diplomatic relations normalized last week by the White House, it's likely tourism will grow, affecting U.S. hospitality furniture manufacturers.

Global Wood Production Grows Four Years in a Row, says U.N.

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/20/2014 10:08AM

Major wood products production showed steady growth worldwide in 2013, the fourth consecutive year of increase, says new data from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, driven by wood pellet biofuel and production of industrial roundwood, sawnwood, and wood-based panels.

Fleet of Global Wood Chip Ships is Becoming Smaller, Younger

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 12/18/2014 4:29PM

Ships carrying overseas shipments of wood chips, which account for about 70 account of global wood chip trade, are being updated, with Japan and China being the major builders of the specialty vessels, as well as the wood chip's destinations.

Baillie Lumber Specializes in Hardwood Ripping Solutions

Posted: 12/16/2014 4:59PM

With a history of dedication to integrity, responsiveness and industry developments and technology, Baillie is focused on the success and changing needs of its customers.

U.S. Hardwood Exporters, Benchmark Furniture Explore Cherry, Oak

Posted: 12/14/2014 12:30PM

American Hardwood Export Council collaborated with Benchmark Furniture, commissioning 'Getting away from it all' a workspace made of American red oak and cherry, part of a Wish List series by global design leaders.

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