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68th International Softwood Conference (ISC) will be a digital one in 2020

68TH INTERNATIONAL SOFTWOOD CONFERENCE WILL BE A DIGITAL ONE IN 2020   PRESS RELEASE    The European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) announce that the 68th International Softwood Conference,...

A rocker behind the wheel of a forklift

A ROCKER BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A FORKLIFT Eetu Heino had just returned from the army when he received a call from the factory manager of Misawa Homes of Finland. The manager, an old acquaintance of Eetu’s, knew he had recently moved to Mikkeli and offered him a...

Let’s keep the wheels rolling

LET'S KEEP THE WHEELS ROLLING The independent sawmill industry aims to keep the wheels rolling also during the current virus epidemic. Sawmills want to protect employees from getting infected, safeguard jobs and bring in valuable export euros from foreign countries.  ...
Club de Bois Press release

Club de Bois Press release

CLUB DE BOIS, THE 8th EDITION   PRESS RELEASE    Club du Bois organisers call European policy makers to explore the full potential of one of the most climate positive EU manufacturing sectors: the Woodworking Industry  The European Confederation of...

Market deceleration in 2019 amid long-term raw material challenges

Market deceleration in 2019 amid long-term raw material challenges

  MARKET DECELERATION IN 2019 AMID LONG-TERM RAW MATERIAL CHALLENGES  EOS PRESS RELEASE    Between 16 and 18 October 2019 the 67th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Antwerp in the facilities of the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel. This...

Climate change is shaking up the sawn timber markets

Climate change is shaking up the sawn timber markets

CLIMATE CHANGE IS SHAKING UP THE SAWN TIMBER MARKETS Finland has enjoyed warm weather for two summers in a row now. The heat wave in Europe, however, was unbearable. People are being punished by climate change, but for many harmful insects, global warming brings...

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The Finnish Sawmills Association promotes the business operations of its member companies by representing their interests. The association’s membership base consists of approximately 30 companies that operate throughout the country. Nearly all of our members are family companies with a face.