Total North American production capacity of particleboard, MDF, hardboard and engineered wood siding decreased 4.4 percent from January 2013 to January 2014, according to the Composite Panel Association (CPA).
SierraPine President Jeff Johnson has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Composite Panel Association (CPA). The At-Large seat was previously held by Jim Skinner, who retired at the end of last year.
Composite panel shipments continue to improve over last year, with the latest year-to-date figures through November showing a 5.1% increase over the 2011 time period.
Georgia-Pacific Corporation said it will permanently close its hardboard plant in Duluth this Thursday, putting up to 141 people out of work.