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NZ$19.5 m for Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence

NZ$19.5 m for Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence

The New Zealand Government is to contribute NZ$19.5 million to establish a Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence in Gisborne. The funding has been announced by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane ...
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Featured Sponsor: Delivering a Flexible Wood Scanning Solution

Featured Sponsor: Delivering a Flexible Wood Scanning Solution

By Terry Arden, CEO of LMI Technologies Wood scanning in today’s saw and planer mills demands a flexible sensor solution that delivers several technologies to achieve maximum value recovery at ...
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Featured Sponsor: We keep your industry moving

Featured Sponsor: We keep your industry moving

A sawmill is only as good as its weakest link and when a conveyor breaks downs it can halt the entire process. That’s why mills around the world rely on ...
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First dowel-laminated timber building in the U.S.

First dowel-laminated timber building in the U.S.

A four-story mixed-use structure in Des Moines, Iowa, will be the first building in the U.S. to be constructed with dowel-laminated timber, an all-wood mass timber product that is held ...
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New electrical substation for Tarpeena underway

New electrical substation for Tarpeena underway

Timberlink continues to significantly invest into its Tarpeena sawmill as it transforms into an internationally competitive radiata pine business. The company is investing AU$90 million over the next 3 years ...
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Composite deck producer increases capacity

Composite deck producer increases capacity

Trex is expanding production of its composite deck products in Virginia and Nevada. Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co. Inc. plans to invest US$200 million in the next two years to increase ...
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Trade in global softwood lumber increases

Trade in global softwood lumber increases

Global trade of softwood lumber increased in the 1Q/19, US lumber prices were substantially lower than in early 2019 and Russian lumber exports are on the rise, reports the Wood ...
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Featured Sponsor: A World Leader in Saw Shop Machinery

Featured Sponsor: A World Leader in Saw Shop Machinery

Thode has been very busy in recent times with Saw shop machinery upgrades. Partnered with Iseli who are recognised as the world leader in Sawmill saw shop machinery Thode has ...
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Featured Sponsor: A Pioneer in Debarkers

Featured Sponsor: A Pioneer in Debarkers

Nicholson has a range of debarker models to suit any application. From low speed to high speed, softwood to hardwood, and in sawmills, chip plants, veneer plants, OSB mills and ...
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Wood processing shines at ExportNZ BOP Awards

Wood processing shines at ExportNZ BOP Awards

A tour operator with our national game at heart; an innovative agri-tech company; a General Manager of Sales and Marketing for an organic spice exporter; and a specialist in automation ...
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Opportunities with real-time electricity pricing

Opportunities with real-time electricity pricing

New Zealand businesses and households will get clearer electricity price signals under the biggest change to the wholesale power market since it was established in 1996. Under the changes planned ...
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OneFortyOne set to invest a further AU$19M

OneFortyOne set to invest a further AU$19M

When OneFortyOne took ownership of Mount Gambier’s Jubilee Highway Sawmill in 2018, it not only cemented the company’s commitment to the Green Triangle region, but it also marked the first ...
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Sawmill machine alignment focus in September

Sawmill machine alignment focus in September

In a recent issue of this newsletter we profiled the series of more practical workshops that will be running alongside sawmilling tech innovations that will be making up the two-yearly ...
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Q.C. opportunities for the entire mill

Q.C. opportunities for the entire mill

In a previous update on the upcoming sawmilling series ( WoodTECH 2019) running in September, we outlined a series of practical workshops being set up for sawmill production and operational ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 16

WoodTECH Update – Issue 16

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.news. We are only a couple of months out now from this year’s WoodTECH 2019 series that will be running in New Zealand and ...
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Practical focus to international sawmilling series

Practical focus to international sawmilling series

Mark the dates into your diary – if you’re a local sawmiller. Two years ago – over two weeks – the WoodTECH conference series run by the Forest Industry Engineering ...
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ABARES snap shot of Australian wood processing

ABARES snap shot of Australian wood processing

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released the ABARES National Wood Processing Survey: 2016–17 report on Thursday 13 June 2019. Although maybe already out of ...
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The Automated Warehouse of the Future

The Automated Warehouse of the Future

They call it “the hive,” or “the grid.” Or sometimes just: “the machine.” It’s a huge structure that fills a warehouse on the outskirts of Andover, a small and quiet ...
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Australian sawmiller recognised in Honours List

Australian sawmiller recognised in Honours List

Arbuthnot Sawmills has just celebrated its 130-year anniversary and what better way to be acknowledged than to see its General Manager, Paul Madden, awarded the Medal of the Order of ...
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