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Global economic downturn: A statement from a global sawmilling machinery supplier

Jartek Oy is one of the leading Finnish producers of sawmilling machinery, drying kilns, equipment for thermal modification of wood. The company has been operating in the Russian market since 1970-s.

World crisis affected more or less all actors in the market. How would you characterize the current situation?

UPM and Sveza to postpone realization of project in Vologda region for 2 years

UPM-Kymmene (Finland) and Sveza Group postponed realization of the project on construction of a large timber industrial complex in the Vologda region for 2 years.

Forestry needs new markets and new products

The new deputy minister of forestry in Ontario says the old days of the forestry industry are over and the leaders and the workers of that industry have to look for new directions and new ideas if the North is to profit from the vast quantities of wood fibre that remainin our

Study shows trees have impact on Georgia’s economy

As Americans mark National Forest Products Week from Oct. 18-24, a new report shows Georgia’s forest products industry has a significant impact on the state’s economy.

Forest-based sector to search for fresh business opportunities

Oct 15 2009  A research conference for the European forest-based industry and cluster will focus on the creation of new business opportunities for the sector. The event will be held in Stockholm on 9-11 November 2009.

Lumbering Logistics Grows

Most pulp and paper producers have built up significant in-house logistics operations alongside their core business, reflecting the specialized nature of forest products transportation.

Downturn Shreds European Forest Products

The forestry industry in Europe, the former Soviet Union and North America last year suffered the biggest decline in demand for wood since the 1970s, and that wasn’t even the worst of the news for this foundation business.

Russian Forest Sector News at a glance

October 2, 2009

Radiata Pine shortage crimps U.S. domestic market

By  Sam Sherrill, Deputy Editor, Crow's, RISI

Mayr-Melnhof Holz GmbH and LSR Group to launch the largest wood-processing plant in Northwest Russia

September 25, 2009 Phase 1 of the LLC MM-Efimovsky wood-processing plant was officially launched in the village of Chudtsy, Boksitogorsky district, Leningrad region. The joint project of the Austrian company, Mayr-Melnhof Holz GmbH and LSR Group was realized by MM-Efimovsky with the support of the Leningrad Region Government.  Total investment volume amounted to EUR 80 billion.


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