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UCS Forest Group of Companies Acquires White-Wood Distributors

Posted: 02/24/2015 11:18AM

UCS Forest Group of Companies will acquire the assets and ongoing business activities of the British Columbia business unit of White-Wood Distributors Ltd. UCS does business in Canada as Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd.

Digital Wood: A New Approach to Shaping Layered Veneer

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 02/24/2015 10:50AM

In its design and fabrication process, LMBRJK uses a CAD-based, 80-watt laser cutter with which hundreds of veneer layers are tooled. LMBRJK then hand assembles layers into precisely designed shapes. Every item goes through a rigorous process to achieve a hand-worked surface finish.

As Hickory, Cherry and Maple Hardwood Exports Drop, Walnut Rises

By Andy Johnson Posted: 02/18/2015 9:22PM

U.S. hardwood exports fell in January; Chinese demand slackened. November exports of Hickory, Cherry and Hard Maple slid; Walnut was the only species that shipped in larger volumes.

Delignit Beechwood Composite Panel Finds New Uses and Customers

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/15/2015 2:12PM

Delignit, a composite panel material based on beechwood, is finding a broad range of applications, including a transportation flooring system for 866 high speed rail cars being rolled out by Hitachi in the U.K.

Genetically Engineered Apple Trees Get USDA Okay

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/13/2015 7:28AM

Apples from genetically engineered apple trees, the Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny apples, have received USDA okay to be marketed. Developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. of Summerland, BC, the apples will likely be propagated via bud wood and grafting.

Softwood Log Imports to China Slowed in the 4Q/14

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 02/12/2015 2:47PM

Softwood log imports to China slowed in the 4Q/14, but 2014 was still a record year with the import value surpassing 5.4 billion dollars, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

Red Oak Lumber Plentiful Amid Flooring Industry Slowdown

By Andy Johnson Posted: 02/12/2015 2:35PM

Hardwood lumber sales in the U.S. remain slow, with many sawmills and concentration yards building inventories.

Video: How to Order Cherry Veneer

Posted: 02/10/2015 10:16AM

Timber Products Company Veneer Room Supervisor Lynn Campbell explains why Cherry is trending in popularity and the different slice options available.

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