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Is your staff too old for Olympics?

February 11, 2022. – The Winter Olympic Games are currently being held in China. It is great to see strong and skilled sportswomen and men competing. On average the Olympic athletes are in their mid-twenties. This year the most experienced and oldest athlete is the…
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Plywood earnings

January 28, 2022 – This week companies start to unfold the 2021 results. It was an unusual year, and so will also be some of the annual results. When a customer orders three truckloads of plywood and gets only two, the price has no other…
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2022 business forecast: Sunshine and blue sky

January 14, 2022. – Do you remember a year ago how the wood panel demand storm was building up? At first, inquiries sneaked in softly. Soon they got bigger and bigger and exceeded everyone’s capabilities to deliver. The hit sentences of spring 2021 were: “When…
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The next (and best) plywood mill

December 17, 2021. – If you got today an idea to build a plywood mill, where would you put it? 100 million dollars are burning your pockets, and you want to pick the best plywood production location in the world. Your success will be measured…
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Extraordinary power market

December 3, 2021. – Yesterday evening I got an email from my electricity seller. The message said that the company will stop delivering electricity after Friday. That’s today. It is -10°C outside and the house will freeze in hours without electricity. The company is a…
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60 years’ rotation

November 19, 2021. – When discussing with plywood experts everybody says how difficult it is to predict the near future. The market factors are various from rising costs to log shortage, and anti-dumping to crazy freight prices. The normal time perspective of the wood panel…
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What is your carbon shoe size?

November 5, 2021. – During this week countries have discussed mitigating actions in the Glasgow Climate Change Conference. Decisions and promises have been made, but the reality depends on the country-level actions. At least as important are voluntary actions of individual companies and people. Companies…