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January 16, 2014

Raynoier's board of directors has promoted Lynn Wilson to the post of EVP forest resources.

Wilson, who has over 20 years of experience in the forestry industry, currently oversees 2.6 million acres of timberland in nine U.S. states and New Zealand, as well as the administration of the company's Land Information Services and timberland acquisition team.

Prior to her role at Rayonier, she served as VP operations support at Plum Creek, where she had held several roles of increasing responsibility.

December 4, 2013

Tupperware Brands has announced the appointment of two new group presidents, as well as the transition of Christian E. Skroeder to EVP.

In his new role, Skroeder will report to chairman and CEO Rick Goings and will oversee targeted markets for performance improvement.

September 23, 2013

Chicago -- During his first general session speech to the assembled body of True Value dealers, CEO John Hartmann expressed a willingness to embrace change.

He started by announcing a symbolic change at the True Value headquarters, which will be known from now on as the "Retail Support Center." 

July 12, 2013

Werner has expanded its ladder empire through the acquisition of the Bailey Ladder business unit from Hills Holdings Limited. The move will help expand its presence in the Australia and New Zealand markets, where Bailey was the leading ladder manufacturer.

"This strategic acquisition will build on our global infrastructure and create additional value to grow our company for our employees, customers and shareholders," said William T. Allen, president and CEO at Werner Company.

April 8, 2013

The SPF lumber market weakened to a point where discounting became more prevalent. Mills in the East openly discounted while those in the West tended to hold closer to quoted levels established in weeks prior.

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for April 5, 2013

March 15, 2013

Osmose, a global supplier of wood preservative products, has announced it has completed the purchase of the wood preservatives business of Mattersmiths Holdings and Mattersmiths Technologies in New Zealand.

Griffin, Ga.-based Osmose, a global supplier of wood preservative products, announced today that it has completed the purchase of the wood preservatives business of Mattersmiths Holdings and Mattersmiths Technologies in New Zealand.

Mattersmiths’ business focuses primarily on the manufacture and sale of antisapstain chemicals and wood treatment technologies.

January 22, 2013

Formica Group, part of New Zealand-based Fletcher Group, has acquired the decorative laminate manufacturing division of Well Pack Papers & Containers.

Formica Group, part of New Zealand-based Fletcher Group, has acquired the decorative laminate manufacturing division of Well Pack Papers & Containers. The acquisition provides Formica Group with its own manufacturing capacity in India, enabling it to expand its footprint in that country.

October 24, 2012

Senco Brands has acquired Timbalok Fasteners, its principal New Zealand distributor, for an undisclosed amount.

February 21, 2012

The Empire Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand-based Tenon LTD, has been selected as the exclusive distribution partner for Eastman Chemical Company’s new Perennial Wood decking product into Lowe’s stores.

Eastman is a Fortune 500 company with more than 80 years of history in acetylating wood pulp, according to the announcement. In 2010, 13% of Eastman’s total revenues were derived from sales of raw materials to the building and construction industry. 

January 9, 2012

Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.-based Soft By Nature is pointing to clothes dryers as real energy hogs and pointing to its own Woolzies as an energy-saving idea.

The company has launched Woolzies, an all-natural fabric softener for use in dryers. Neither a dryer sheet nor a liquid, Woolzies are New Zealand wool dryer balls that soften laundry naturally, without any of the chemicals found in conventional fabric softeners.

October 3, 2010

The UBS Global Paper and Forest Products Conference, held Sept. 14-15 in New York City,...